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DeafDigest – 31 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 31, 2014

— Hong Kong cruel to a deaf father

A 14-year old Coda girl was arrested for drawing
grafitti on a pro-democracy wall, as part of
youth protest demonstrations. For that reason,
the Hong Kong police is asking the court to have
her removed from the deaf father’s custody.
Yes, the father is very upset about it.

 

— Titanic’s deaf connection

For years we have been fascinated by the Titanic
ship tragedy in 1912. This new ship sank on its
first trip when it hit the iceberg, causing
many deaths. Was there a deaf connection? Well,
one of these passengers was William Stead, not
deaf and a well known British writer. Before
the tragedy, he traveled to Russia and met
Anastasia Romanovna, a deaf member of the
Russian royal family. They both liked each
other and promised to stay in touch. Anastastia
then realized he was one of passengers that died.
She was heartbroken and it stayed with her until
her death!

 
— a Wells Fargo deaf commercial as the year’s best

Jose Costa, not deaf, is a marketer, and wrote a
newspaper article selecting the best commercials in
2014. He selected the commercial that showed a
deaf woman Sarah Churman as a deaf customer in a
Wells Fargo bank.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 30 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 30, 2014

— a deaf film rated as one of the year’s best

The Tribe, a film by a group of deaf Ukrainian
producers, has been considered one of the best
films by The Palm Springs International Film Festival.
This film is unique, not because of the deafness
theme but because the deaf plot shows no subtitles,
no voice dialogue, no nothing! It won praises everywhere.

 
— year 2014’s unluckiest deaf person

who is the Year 2014’s unluckiest deaf person?
It is Derrick Coleman, a member of the Seattle
Seahawks NFL team that will be playing in the
playoffs. Derrick was hurt and declared out of
season. He was not hurt playing football but
broke a bone in his foot – during the pre-game
warm ups! A freak injury? Yes.

 

 

— a prison school for deaf children?

There was a short newspaper story about a new
correctional school for deaf children in
Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic.
It is in Russia. Deaf children attending
classes in prison? In English language,
correctional means jail or prison. Seems
that in translation from either the Russian
language or the Chechen language the word
– school – meant the same as – correctional.
Whew!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 29, 2014

— an amazing deaf vendor in a small town

Wolfville, Nova Scotia is a small town of just
4,000 people. Luke Sanford, who is deaf, is
the town’s #1 vendor, selling bags of popcorns
while operating his own Kernel Sanford business.
What is amazing about him is not that he is deaf,
but also uses a wheel chair. Yet he is able to
get around to sell popcorns out of his kiosk.
He’s quite popular among the town residents.

 

— a deaf dancer that nearly 18,000 fans watch

The Brooklyn Nets play at the Barclays Center.
This popular pro basketball team has a dancing
group called Brooklyn Nets Kids, which perform
dance routines to entertain the fans. One of the
dancers is Vako Gvelesiani. He is deaf. How hard
is it to make the dancing group? Every year 500
dancers, ages 9 to 14, tryout and only 15 makes it.
This is Vako’s second year with the dancing group.
He hopes for a professional dancing career after
high school.

 
— A fake-deaf picture among 2014 Top 10 Fake Pictures

A web site listed the Top 10 Wrong and Fake
Pictures for the year of 2014. One such fake
picture was a Deaf Picture, sort of! Cuba’s
long time dictator Fidel Castro wears a
hearing aid, but does not want people to
know it. His picture was photoshopped to
remove the hearing aid from his ear. Sharp
eyes said it was a fake picture!

 

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DeafDigest – 29 December 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/deaf-hearing-handwriting/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coda-hates-deaf-videos/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-or-hearing-job/

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Happy New Year from Harris Communications!

As the year comes to a close, we want to say a big THANK YOU to
all who have shopped with us over the years. We appreciate your
patronage and look forward to working with you in 2015.

Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

there was a newspaper story about Gurgaon, a region in
India, not having a teacher that knows sign language,
while teaching nearly 270 deaf children!

Spain is setting up a web site to alert its deaf
citizens on dangers of drugs and alcohol.

The leaders in Serbia is pushing for equal rights
for its deaf citizens

Maharashtra, a state in India, said that 33,000 students
took the special state educational exams. But of their
deaf students, none took the exams. Educators are asking
why is it that?

Gianna Heavilan, few years ago, filed a lawsuit in California
after being denied interpreters for her classes. She won,
but it was too late. She is already attending classes at
college.

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The holiday seasons are a time of community & family gatherings.

Drinking or drug use may be a part of many holiday parties.

Read below for more information.

Please enjoy your celebrations safely.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=733

Happy Holidays from your friends at the HealthBridges Team

HealthBridges provides reliable behavioral health, wellness, advocacy
and resource information to Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing
people. In a format that is fully accessible, HealthBridges’ website
posts educational videos, articles and source links about behavioral
health and related resources.

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TELLING A STUDENT NOT TO GO TO GALLAUDET OR NTID
Years ago, a principal of a deaf school hated
Gallaudet and NTID.
He told his best students, not to go to either
college but to go to a hearing college. He said it
is best for them.
One student wanted to go to a deaf college,
but the principal used heavy pressure on him
everyday, telling him to go to hearing college.
The stubborn student gave up and went to a
hearing college.
Was he happy? No, he was very bitter about
it. He became a board member of the deaf school
board of directors and used his powers to give
the principal very hard time!

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

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Year 2014 notable deaf deaths
http://deafdigest.com/2014-notable-deaf-deaths/

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WORKING AT DEAF PLACE OR WORKING AT HEARING PLACE
A deaf person worked for many years at a hearing
place, where he was the only deaf employee.
His boss would write down his tasks on paper –
#1 task, #2 task, #3 task, etc.
The deaf person would follow the notes while
doing his tasks. Easy. No problem.
The deaf person quit his job at the hearing
workplace to work at a deaf place (agency serving
the deaf).
His new boss was deaf. Not necessary to write
notes? Well. The new boss would sign in ASL very
fast – please do task #1, please do task #2,
please do task #3. It was so fast that he had a
hard time remembering these tasks.
This deaf person realized he made a mistake
by leaving a hearing job for a deaf job!

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

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

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

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

could a deaf person run a country?
http://deafdigest.com/videos/malawi/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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

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Deaf Book of the Week

Signs of Resistance

by

Susan Burch

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-signs-of-resistance/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– falconer

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. A deaf person is denied an interpreter and files
a lawsuit and wins. But there is a sad irony.
What is it?

A. Because the wheels of justice grind ever so slow,
it takes years before this case is finally decided.
And by that time, the deaf student has already
graduated and have moved on with his life!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us make a list of resolutions for the New Year.

Here are my suggestions for you to consider.

– Become a Support Service Provider (SSP) for DeafBlind persons.

– Train to become an interpreter for the DeafBlind.

– Volunteer as a support for DeafBlind individuals in your area.-

– Bring a DeafBlind friend on weekly grocery shopping trips-

– Provide transportation to those in need to and from Deaf and DeafBlind events

These are a few ideas. The best way is to ask your DeafBlind friends what they need.

Thank you for all you do for us DeafBlind, and your continued efforts
to keep us as vibrant members of the larger Deaf community.

Have a Happy New Year!

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 2015 will being success and happiness to all deaf people

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DeafHistory:

19th century

the contradiction between Father Booth and Son Booth

http://deafdigest.com/the-booth-contradiction-in-deaf-community/

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1,300
members that buy and sell stocks at the New York
Stock Exchange

ZERO
deaf members that buy and sell stocks at the
New York Stock Exchange. We have had a number
of deaf graduates of hearing colleges with degrees
in Finance, but cannot find Wall Street jobs!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Texas Tech – Luke Adams, SR, basketball

he spent only a few minutes per game on the floor
throughout his career.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks, is about
100 percent recovered from his broken foot.
He is ready to play football again, but
unfortunately he has to wait until next season.

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DeafSports Library:

deaf athletes in RIT athletic hall of fame

deafdigest.com/deaf-athletes-in-rit-hall-of-fame/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – 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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position opening
VR Staff Interpreter
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Headquarters Office, Tallahassee, Florida

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is looking for a full-time Staff
Interpreter to be housed in its headquarters office in Tallahassee,
Florida. The Staff Interpreter will work with the VR Deaf, Hard of
Hearing, and Deaf-Blind team, and is responsible for statewide
consultations to staff and the general public relating to interpreting
services and general communication methods for individuals who are deaf
and deaf-blind. The Staff Interpreter will also assist in potentially
developing/coordinating a statewide Support Services Provider (SSP)
project.

The applicant for this position shall have high quality interpreting
skills, knowledge of accommodations for individuals who are deaf-blind,
and a good understanding of the VR process. This position requires a
minimum of a high school diploma plus a credential in sign-language
interpreting (e.g., state, national) in good standing, and preference will
be given to those who have experience working with individuals who are
deaf-blind. Salary is negotiable based on experience; the minimum starting
salary is $30,718.69.

Apply through People First
1. Start at the website: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/
2. On the left side under Job Seekers, click on the W for West
3. Under Vacancy Search, click on the search in .See below to create
or refine your search.
4. Type in 48004311 (Note: This is the position number)
5. Click on Search [DO NOT hit Enter . it will not search]
6. Click on the position titled Staff Interpreter/Translator
7. A job description will open. Look to the top right for a box:
.Begin Application Process.
8. Click on that box to set up your account and apply for the
position

The final cut-off date for applications is January 15, 2015. If you need
help with the application process, call the People First Service Center
at: 877-562-7287.

Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact
Interpreter/Program Consultant: Stevie Fenton, 850-245-3353 (V) or
Deaf-Blind Specialist: Cory Parker, at 850-270-5325 (VP). For more
information on Florida VR, see its website: http://www.rehabworks.org

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Career Announcement
Interpreter
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

CAREER ANNOUNCEMENT
No 03-10-075

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

POSITION Interpreter II
AGENCY COPD Albuquerque
STATUS Non-Exempt . Full-Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services. Documents
interpreting time and activities for billing purposes. Position may from
time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May
perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Provides interpreting and transliterating services between
American Sign Language and English in a variety of educational and
community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social
services, etc.
– Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
– Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
– Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
– Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
– Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
– 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
– Graduate of an ITP or Associates (directly related experience may
substitute for education requirements)
– Quality Assurance Rating from any state, or NAD 3, or EIPA 3.5
– Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
– 1 year of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
– Fluent ASL
– Pass drug screening and background check
– Clear an FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s degree
– EIPA 3.6 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 3.5
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 3.6
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 3.7 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
– Completion of formal internship/mentee program
– Additional years of directly related experience
– 200 documented mentee hours

SALARY $18.00 – $22.50 depending on experience and educational
background

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

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

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

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

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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Career Announcement
Interpreter (Certified)
COPD – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

CAREER ANNOUNCEMENT
No 03-10-076

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

Position Interpreter (Certified)
Agency Community Outreach Program for the Deaf – Albuquerque
Status Non-Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services. Documents
interpreting time and activities for billing purposes. Position may from
time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May
perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
– Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and
Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings
including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
– Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
– Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
– Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
– Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
– Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
– 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
– Completion of ITP or Associates degree (three years of directly
related experience may substitute for Associates)
– AT LEAST NAD4, or RID CI or CT, or EIPA 4.0, or NIC Certified or
higher
– Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
– 2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree
– EIPA 4.1 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 4.0
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 4.1
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 4.2 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
– RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or NIC Advanced
– Completion of formal internship/mentee program
– Additional years of directly related experience

How to Apply Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

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

Closing Date When Filled

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

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

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

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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looking for a qualified candidate
Team Leader
Deaf Services Program, Johnson County Mental Health Department
Johnson County, Kansas

Johnson County Mental Health Department is looking for a qualified
candidate to fill the position of team leader for their Deaf Services
program. The team leader will provide administrative and clinical
supervision to a team that provides a range of community and office
based services with Deaf adults and some children experiencing severe
mental illness. The focus is on recovery primarily utilizing the
Strengths Based Case Management model of practice.

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge regarding
community-based services, supervision of staff, Deaf culture, ASL fluency,
plus strong organizational and leadership skills.

Job duties include:
– Provides clinical supervision of Supported Housing staff, Case Managers
and Clinicians.
– Responds to clinical needs of the Adult Services program. Responds to
crises on team as well as crises on other teams when needed; conducts
various assessments and screenings as needed.
– Provides information to people seeking services. Coordinates with
internal and external providers and family members, facilitating coordination
of care.
– Ensures that documentation complies with Center and State guidelines;
oversees team documentation and provide training to team.
– Ensures evidenced-based practices follow center protocols and meet
expected standards.
– Participates in the planning, management, and administration of the Adult
Services program and participates in leadership roles within the agency as
a whole.
– Participates in the hiring process for staff on the team; reviews and
approves leave requests of employees; and provides or secures coverage for
staff when on unexpected leave as necessary.

Requirements: Fluent in American Sign Language; Kansas licensure at the
Master’s level (e.g. LSCSW, LMSW, LPC, LCPC, LMLP, LCP, LCMFT) is required
along with one year of supervisory experience and three years of clinical
experience working with adults. Kansas licensure at the Clinical level and
one year of experience working in a community based services environment
preferred. A good driving record is required.

The Johnson County Mental Health Department is part of the Johnson County
Government (jocogov.org). This position is located in Olathe, Kansas.
Johnson County is one of the nation’s premier counties, providing
comprehensive services to its citizens in its role as a leading organization
in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Johnson County community is
nestled in the southwestern quadrant of the Kansas City metropolitan area
(combined population of 1.9 million) and exhibits all of the hallmarks of
a great community: a thriving and growing business sector;
nationally-recognized public schools; first-class cultural and
recreational amenities; and distinctive and welcoming neighborhoods.

Johnson County is a growing and diverse community of more than 559,913
residents.

Interested candidates should apply online:
http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-resources/career-opportunities/career-information

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Announcement of Job Re-Posting
Executive Director position available
DAWN
Washington, DC

Announcement of Job Re-Posting

Executive Director position available at DAWN!

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to
Board of Directors at mailto:apply@deafdawn.org by
January 15, 2015

See attached pdf for more information on the job description or go to
http://deafdawn.org/news/2014/available-position-of-executive-director-1

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full time job ad
Assistant Professor: Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program,
at the University of New Mexico (UNM).

This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. The
position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. Appointment will
begin in August 2015. The Ph.D. must be in hand by start date.

Responsibilities include teaching and research in the areas of
specialization and service.

Competitive salary. The Department of Linguistics at UNM specializes in
cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus
and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.
The Signed Language Interpreting Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed
Language Interpreting. The mission of the Signed Language Interpreting
Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliterators with a
thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpreting
profession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural
awareness, foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence.
In keeping with the mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program
recognizes and values linguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the
language and communication preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing
people is an essential value of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website
http://ling.unm.edu

For further information on the Signed Language Interpreting Program,
please see our website:
http://www.unm.edu/~sign

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more
complete explanation of the benefits, please go to:
http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in hand by start date. Specialization in interpreting.
Preferred Qualifications
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses,
including theory and skills courses;
(b) documented experience supervising interpreters and/or student
interpreters;
(c) evidence of an active research program;
(d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification;
(e) minimum of 3 years of experience as a working interpreter; and
(f) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student
success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Date for best consideration: December 1, 2014.
Closing Date: Open until filled. Enquiries about this position can be
addressed to: Professor Sherman Wilcox (mailto:wilcox@unm.edu )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the
UNMJobs website:
https://unmjobs.unm.edu/
Please reference Posting Number 0827697.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,
veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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position opening
Residential Care
Tucson Residential Foundation
Tucson, AZ

T.R.F. is seeking individuals for Full-time & Part-time positions
providing direct care to individuals with developmental & hearing
disabilities. American Sign Language knowledge preferred but not required.
Must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma/ GED. Evening &
weekend hours avail. EOE.

STARTING WAGE – $8.50 – $8.76/HR

PAID TRAINING FOR NEW EMPLOYEES

BENEFITS AT 90 DAYS

Apply at:
Tucson Residence Foundation
115 S. Sherwood Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85710

Mon. – Fri. 8:30a – 4:30p
e-mail: mailto:c_winkler@qwestoffice.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

DeafDigest – 29 December 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-films/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-freezes-at-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-at-starbucks/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

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Happy New Year from Harris Communications!

As the year comes to a close, we want to say a big THANK YOU to
all who have shopped with us over the years. We appreciate your
patronage and look forward to working with you in 2015.

Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Joseph Sargent,
not deaf, who departed us. Below is a reprint:

Joseph Sargent, probably the best friend in Hollywood
among the deaf actors, passed away. While he was not
deaf, he did much for the deaf. He co-founded the Deaf
West Theater. He directed the movie “Love is never
Silent” which is considered to be the best deaf movie
ever. And not afraid of controversy, he directed
the movie – Sweet Nothing in My Ear, which starred
Marlee Matlin. It was about a deaf-hearing couple
having a hard time deciding about a CI or not for their
deaf son. DeafDigest wishes there were more Joseph
Sargents in Hollywood.

Top stories about the deaf:

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
has won a $1 million grant from the Department of Education,
Office of Special Education Programs. Purpose is to
train future teachers on how to improve the literary
rates of the deaf.

Jordan’s Prince Hussein wants to establish a special
education program to help deaf students succeed.

St Cloud State University (Minnesota) offers a masters
degree in Criminal Justice. One of the courses involves
learning some signs and gestures to communicate with
the deaf.

A legislator in Florida is upset about deaf people claiming
that their pet dogs are service dogs while actually it is
not. He is proposing a new law to make this claim illegal.

We have 70 million deaf people in this world. Says who?
Says the World Federation of the Deaf in a recent posting.
That many or that few?

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The holiday seasons are a time of community & family gatherings.

Drinking or drug use may be a part of many holiday parties.

Read below for more information.

Please enjoy your celebrations safely.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=733

Happy Holidays from your friends at the HealthBridges Team

HealthBridges provides reliable behavioral health, wellness, advocacy
and resource information to Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing
people. In a format that is fully accessible, HealthBridges’ website
posts educational videos, articles and source links about behavioral
health and related resources.

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A SURPRISE FINGERSPELLING AT STARBUCKS
A deaf person goes to the same Starbucks place
for a long time. The staff knows him, knows his
favorite coffee and knows his habits.
Suddenly one morning, one of the staff people,
beautifully fingerspelled –

how do you want your coffee?

It was a surprise because the staff member never
fingerspelled. And she also beautifully signed
thank you.
Did that person know signs for a long time but
hid it from the deaf person? Or did that person
attend sign language classes recently?

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

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Year 2014 top deaf monthly news
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-top-monthly-news/

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A TALE OF TWO DEAF SONS OF TWO BIG MANUFACTURERS
Why are some deaf people successful in moving up
the job ladder while other some deaf people are not
successful?
It may be just one word – attitude. One deaf son,
after graduating from college, was hired by his
father. He told the son to start at the bottom and
to learn his way up. He did – and many years later
he is the company vice president.
Another deaf son, after graduating from college,
told his father he must start at the top and said
he did not go to college to learn how to sweep the
factory floors. To this day, this deaf son is still
jobless, after many years.
Very important for deaf people to have good
attitudes.

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

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2015 National Deaf Basketball Tournament hotel
at Oakland, CA

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

You inform your church that you are not able to make it
for a church-related event. The minister, instead of
taking the hint and finding a replacement interpreter,
blurts out “oh, it is OK, the deaf worshippers can
just come without an interpreter!”

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we begin 2015, it is the time of year when many people make New Year’s
resolutions. For some court reporters, CART providers, and realtime captioners,
their resolutions are to practice their steno writing so that they can increase
their speed and accuracy.

Some people look at captioners as if they were machines. They might think
that all realtime captioners write the same way. But that is not
true.

Writing on a steno machine is a skill that must be developed and worked
at. You must practice it and stay in shape in the same way someone must
follow an exercise program for their body.

There are dictation drills and finger exercises that increase your
dexterity and speed. Students who are studying steno must learn to reduce
hesitation and increase their ability to concentrate for long periods of
time.

Just like people who exercise their body, people practicing on the
steno machine should keep a positive outlook and look to the future for the
goals they want to achieve. Above all else, they should try to make it fun
and something they enjoy doing so that they will stick with their new
“exercise program” in the coming year.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Walking the dog in Manhattan and strangers coming
over wanting to know more – age of dog, breed of
dog, dog friendly enough to be petted, etc!

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

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DeafLaw

A Florida legislator is proposing a new law to make it
a crime to lie about a dog being a service dog while
it actually isn’t!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If not for the efforts and generosity of Donnie
Walsh, a certain athlete from Indiana would not
be in Australia to take part in the Deaflympics.
This athlete was employed at the fieldhouse
where the Indiana Pacers play. Donnie, the Pacers’
president, learned of fund raising problems of
his deaf employee.
Donnie staged a fund raising event. And
at the end of the event, the funds were still
short. What did Donnie do? Simply dipped into
his pockets to make up the shortfall!
Thank you, Donnie.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Illinois state government was accused of hiring
“sign language applicants” and paying them $211
per month for these skills, which they never had
in the first place

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

To request an accommodation (captions, interpreters, etc)
do not ask the clerk. Ask the general manager.

Many people make the mistake of asking the clerk. They get
nowhere with the clerk and spend a long time arguing
with him about it.

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Havana Heat

by Darryl Brock

it is about a famous, but washed up deaf baseball
pitcher trying a comeback and coming across an
outstanding deaf Cuban baseball player

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – 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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position opening
Recovery Support Specialist
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
state of Massachusetts

This career opportunity offered by one of New England’s most
respected and progressive mental health services organizations
provides the chance to work directly with people who are deaf
and diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness in a
dynamic and community based setting.

The Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) is the point person on
a multi-disciplinary team in the Community Based Flexible
Supports (CBFS) Program. The RSS works very closely with
clients to help them reach their goals. The person in this
front-line position works closely with North Suffolk staff,
other service providers, guardians, family members, community
contacts, and Department of Mental Health staff.

The CBFS Program uses a person-centered, strengths-based
approach employing robust, evidence based practices to
uncover motivation while working with the client to establish
meaningful treatment plans and cultivate recovery.

This position requires excellent communication, writing, and
organizational skills and the ability to work independently
in the community. Extensive training is provided and ongoing
training is available and encouraged.

High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree
highly preferred. At least two years experience with people
diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness is required
in lieu of degree. Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).
Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP, CPR and First Aid
certified within three months of hire.

to apply, email:
mailto:jducrow@northsuffolk.org

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Multiple Faculty Positions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students
from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that
reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal
employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages
deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups,
people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty
positions in the following departments/programs:

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Art, Communication and Theatre
Education
Government and Public Affairs
Interdisciplinary PhD program in Educational Neuroscience
Interpretation
Physical Education and Recreation
Psychology
Science, Technology and Mathematics
Social Work
World Languages and Cultures

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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open positions
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

LA School for the Deaf is recruiting for the following positions:
– Teachers
– Para-Educators
– Student Development Spec.
– Residential Advisors

To apply go to http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov

For assistance call (225) 757-3213 or (225) 757-3208

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position opening
Outreach Coordinator – Pennsylvania TRS
POTHOS, Inc/Hamilton Relay
state of Pennsylvania

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.

Relocation to Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Travel statewide required.
Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation skills; experience
in public relations activities; familiarity with deaf/hard of hearing
communities, 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 opening
interpreter
Travis County
(Austin, TX)

Provides sign language interpreting services, which may include
assignments for, but not limited to, consumers, staff, one-on-one
appointments, small or large group meetings, telephone calls, documents,
legal situations (probation, jail, counseling, court ordered services) and
other highly technical and complicated meetings and hearings.
Provides advocacy services regarding access by people who are deaf
according to applicable Federal, State and Local laws. Conducts outreach
and education to members of the community, staff, other departments, and
the general public. Provides independent living skills training for
one-on-one or small groups, job development or search to deaf people,
including those with multiple disabilities.

Creates and maintains service records of activities and participants.
Prepares reports and statistics. Mentors other team interpreters, as
required. Provides back-up assistance in scheduling/coordinating
interpreter services and other office duties, as required.
Interpreters holding Level III, IV or V certification or equivalent may
provide interpreting services in legal (not court) situations, which may
include meetings with Attorneys.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics,
Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly
related field AND three (3) years interpreting services experience in a
variety of community, health, governmental and social situations,
including medical, one-on-one, and small groups.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Must be certified by the Board of Evaluation of Interpreters of the Texas
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the National Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf.

JOB # 14-02068

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:
http://www.TravisCountyJobs.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
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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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 – 26 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 26, 2014

— a fact about SWCID that we didn’t know about

The Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf has been around
since the early eighties in Big Spring, Texas. It is a vocationally
oriented two year collegiate program for deaf. While it is part of
the Howard College, it has a campus of its own. It is next to the
Federal Correctional Institution, which houses 2,000 prisoners. The
razor wire fence separates SWCID from the prison. It is not known
if the SWCID administration is worried about possible prison escapes!
The world’s most notorious hacker is one of the prisoners.

 

— deaf club membership dues

Membership dues at hearing clubs can be real expensive – somewhere
between $250.00 and $1,000 and even higher. The Pittsburgh Association
of the Deaf, one of the nation’s most respected deaf clubs, recently
posted a list of its revised membership dues. To make it short, for
active members it is $45.00 per year. It is a huge bargain as compared
to other hearing clubs and hearing societies. Yet, it is sad that
some deaf people feel that $45.00 is VERY expensive! These same
deaf people don’t complain that Starbucks can be more expensive.

 

 

— a surprise deaf animal learns sign language

We have known that deaf dogs can learn sign language. Also the
same thing with chimps. But what about other animals? Deaf
horses have been trained to follow hand gestures. Possible to
teach a deaf cat some sign language. A man said he did, and
has produced a video to prove it. This is interesting because
cats are known for their short attention spans.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 25, 2014

— a famous park and the deaf

DeafDigest editor is spending this week vacationing in Manhattan,
at a hotel near the Central Park. This world-famous park has deaf
connections. Deaf filmmaker Ernest Marshall made a couple of films,
with the Central Park as the location, always keeping an eye out for
police officers! He was filming without the necessary city permits.
And there was a foreign film theater across the street, showing all
these movie subtitles. And then there was Fredrick Law Olmsted. Who
was he? He designed the Central Park – and also – the Gallaudet
University! Anyway, back to Marshall, a brief bio of him and his
work at the Central Park is at:

http://deafdigest.com/ernest-marshall-famous-deaf-filmmaker/

 

— comments from a deaf chef

Kevin Voelker is a deaf chef that teaches future deaf chefs at
the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. How did he learn these
cooking skills? He mostly learned on his own – learning from
family members, learning from other chefs at different
restaurants, watching the Food Network shows, reading these
cookbooks and practicing at different kitchens. These chefs
told him – you do not need ears to cook, must have good
eyes and good taste! Who knows – we may find future deaf
chefs at restaurants across the state of Florida.

 
— a long wait for a deaf organization

A deaf organization wanted to apply for IRS 501(c)3 tax exampt status
so it could serve its mission of helping the deaf of other nations.
How long did that organization wait before IRS finally gave it the
tax exempt status? Almost three years! The IRS will not always act
fast.

 

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DeafDigest – 24 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 24, 2014

— a big mess at a school for the deaf

There is a big mess at a school for the deaf. But is not
what you may think – students and teachers both get along
very well. Students are well behaved and listen carefully
in the classroom. The mess is from outside – young hearing
men, bored with nothing to do, smoke marijuana, near the
school property. They bother the deaf students and
the teachers are not able to do anything about it.
It is taking place at the Adjei State School for the Deaf
in Ghana! We are grateful this is not happening in USA.

 
— sign language or computer technology

The CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board
of Trade) is like a stock market, dealing with oil, cattle,
crops, coffee beans, etc). Brokers shout out their orders.
For many years they used a special sign language to communicate
with each other (numbers, months and letters). The CME had
hoped to eliminate sign language with computers. That was about
20-25 years ago. Sign language still won! One CME broker said
“technology cannot replace sign language!”

 

— farewell to a special friend in Hollywood

Joseph Sargent, probably the best friend in Hollywood
among the deaf actors, passed away. While he was not
deaf, he did much for the deaf. He co-founded the Deaf
West Theater. He directed the movie “Love is never
Silent” which is considered to be the best deaf movie
ever. And not afraid of controversy, he directed
the movie – Sweet Nothing in My Ear, which starred
Marlee Matlin. It was about a deaf couple having
a hard time deciding about giving their deaf son a CI or not.
DeafDigest wishes there were more Joseph Sargents
in Hollywood.

 
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DeafDigest – 23 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 23, 2014

— Electric Mirror not deaf-friendly

Electric Mirror? It is a special mirror, in bathrooms of some
hotels, that show TV programs with a remote control, while
the person is using the bathroom. It is not deaf-friendly!
Why? Because of no captions. The “mirror” is less than
13 inches, not having to obey the FCC 13-inches or more rule
for TV captions!

 

— a deaf person’s dream engineering job

The Marshall Space Flight Center, part of the huge
NASA complex in Huntsville, Alabama, has several
thousand engineers. DeafDigest knows of two
deaf engineers in the past. There is a third
deaf engineer currently employed – Victoria
Garcia. She was recently featured in Cosmo’s “Get
That Life,” a magazine about successful women.
She has been employed since 2008.

 

— some talk about next Gallaudet president

There have been talk among some groups on who the
next Gallaudet president should be. Should the candidate
have a doctorate? Or should the candidate have a
law degree, as more and more universities are hiring
presidents with these law degrees? Or should a
candidate have a proven fund raising success? This is
important because Gallaudet has lost a friend in
Harkin, who is retiring and has always been supportive
of Gallaudet’s funding needs.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 22, 2014

— A Deaf Santa twist

For many years, Deaf Santas have entertained deaf children
at shopping malls. But in Huntington, West Virginia, there
is a twist. The Deaf Santa has been accompanied by a Deaf
Mrs. Santa Claus, who is Deaf-Blind!

 

 

— a taxi that is anti-deaf

New York City is coming up with “Taxi of Tomorrow” which is
these new taxi cabs. Many people hate it. The taxi industry
officials have filed a lawsuit to stop it. Automobile
manufacturers have opposed it because the city selected
Nissan as the official New York taxi cab. And deaf and
hard of hearing leaders have opposed it! Why? Two reasons.
the audio system in the taxi is very bad and hard of
hearing people will struggle with it. And for the deaf,
no way to reach these taxi for ride reservations. Standing
on the street to hail the cab is not always easy.

 

 

— another big irony with ASL

DeafDigest has mentioned several times re the Coolidge
coin irony with its U-S-A fingerspelling, because Grace
Coolidge taught at a school that did not allow sign
language. And there is another irony! The National
Geographic Society was led by Alexander Graham Bell,
and the various members of the Grosvenor family. They
opposed the use of sign language. Yet the January 2015
edition of the National Geographic magazine featured two
sign language illustrations!

 
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DeafDigest – 21 December 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-will-not-point-to-menu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-handwriting/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coda-hates-deaf-videos/

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Harris Communications Holiday Wishes

Candles are lit, presents are under the tree and holiday decorations
are up.

It is a busy time of year as preparations are made to gather together
with friends and family.

Harris Communications wants to take a minute of your time to say Merry
Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!

Best wishes for peace and joy this holiday season.

To see the Harris Communications website, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG122114

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

The National Registers of Communication Professionals
working with Deaf and Deafblind People, which is
the British version of our RID, is reaching out
to deaf clients, asking for recommendations for
changes to its Code of Conduct and complaints process.

It was announced that a residential apartment building
for the deaf will be built in Morganton, NC.

The best tourist attraction for people with hearing loss
in Scotland is the Glasgow Gallery. It was announced
in a newspaper story after a survey was made of all these
tourist sites.

A name change – the CAAG VRS is now the STAR VRS

A 3-D hearing aid was designed and built by Megan Aanstoos
a hard of hearing student at Colorado State University
as part of her thesis in biomedical engineering.

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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 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
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DEAF HARD TO COMMUNICATE WITH HEARING ON NOTES!
It should always be easy when a hearing person
communicates with the deaf through pen and paper.
But one time it was very difficult to communicate!
The hearing person was a Russian and he wrote in
a Russian handwriting that was hard to read.
We are lucky that most people write clear
American penmanship.

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

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Gallaudet Aircraft Company?

Gallaudet in business of making aircrafts?

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-aircraft-company/

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AN INTERPRETER HATES VIDEO
DeafDigest editor is friends with a Coda interpreter.
The Coda interpreter told DeafDigest editor something
that is surprising. He said he hates video relay
interpreting.
Why? He said many deaf clients know that Coda
because of his well known deaf parents and they laugh
and point at him on video all the time.
This is why he turns down all video interpreting
assignments!

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

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past advocate of deaf truck drivers

http://deafdigest.com/william-woods-advocate-of-deaf-truckers/

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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

Three different departments in one school

http://deafdigest.com/videos/departments/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Kentucky Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/kentucky-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 of the Week

Dummy Hanson

by Jim Johnson

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-dummy-hanson/

Dummy Hanson, story of a deaf pitcher in hearing semi pro
baseball during 1890’s; written by Jim Johnson, published by
Beaver’s Pond Press (Minnesota) in 2008

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– nightclub comedian

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. is it possible that some day real time captions
will be perfect, with no errors?

A. There is no such a thing as perfection. There
are always errors.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Season Greetings

We have arrived at that special season when many of us celebrate.

Families gather and exchange presents.

For us who are DeafBlind, this can be difficult.

Here is a special way for DeafBlind people to enjoy this season.

Upon opening presents, do show them to DeafBlind persons.

Our sense of touch is an important replacement for our vision.

Happy Holidays!

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 Santa Claus will distribute Deaf Devices
for deaf households in need

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DeafHistory:

during the 1970’s – the linotype machines, found
print shops, goes fades away. This machine, for
many years, provided employment for the deaf in
the printing field.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Top average attendees, per state, at past Deaf
Seniors of America conferences

California 224
Maryland 159
Florida 130
Ohio 101

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Josefine Jakobsen, a deaf woman from Denmark, is
back with the University of North Dakota women’s
hockey team for her final season of play.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tim Currier, Syracuse, NY, DIRT sportsman series racer

his last race of the 2014 season was a success, a win
at the I-88 Speedway in New York.

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DeafSports Library:

a champion deaf race walker

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-champion-race-walker-morris-davis/

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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 !! –

* Deputy Director – 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
VR Staff Interpreter
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Headquarters Office, Tallahassee, Florida

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is looking for a full-time Staff
Interpreter to be housed in its headquarters office in Tallahassee,
Florida. The Staff Interpreter will work with the VR Deaf, Hard of
Hearing, and Deaf-Blind team, and is responsible for statewide
consultations to staff and the general public relating to interpreting
services and general communication methods for individuals who are deaf
and deaf-blind. The Staff Interpreter will also assist in potentially
developing/coordinating a statewide Support Services Provider (SSP)
project.

The applicant for this position shall have high quality interpreting
skills, knowledge of accommodations for individuals who are deaf-blind,
and a good understanding of the VR process. This position requires a
minimum of a high school diploma plus a credential in sign-language
interpreting (e.g., state, national) in good standing, and preference will
be given to those who have experience working with individuals who are
deaf-blind. Salary is negotiable based on experience; the minimum starting
salary is $30,718.69.

Apply through People First
1. Start at the website: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/
2. On the left side under Job Seekers, click on the W for West
3. Under Vacancy Search, click on the search in .See below to create
or refine your search.
4. Type in 48004311 (Note: This is the position number)
5. Click on Search [DO NOT hit Enter . it will not search]
6. Click on the position titled Staff Interpreter/Translator
7. A job description will open. Look to the top right for a box:
.Begin Application Process.
8. Click on that box to set up your account and apply for the
position

The final cut-off date for applications is January 15, 2015. If you need
help with the application process, call the People First Service Center
at: 877-562-7287.

Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact
Interpreter/Program Consultant: Stevie Fenton, 850-245-3353 (V) or
Deaf-Blind Specialist: Cory Parker, at 850-270-5325 (VP). For more
information on Florida VR, see its website: http://www.rehabworks.org

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Career Announcement
Interpreter
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

CAREER ANNOUNCEMENT
No 03-10-075

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

POSITION Interpreter II
AGENCY COPD Albuquerque
STATUS Non-Exempt . Full-Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services. Documents
interpreting time and activities for billing purposes. Position may from
time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May
perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Provides interpreting and transliterating services between
American Sign Language and English in a variety of educational and
community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social
services, etc.
– Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
– Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
– Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
– Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
– Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
– 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
– Graduate of an ITP or Associates (directly related experience may
substitute for education requirements)
– Quality Assurance Rating from any state, or NAD 3, or EIPA 3.5
– Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
– 1 year of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
– Fluent ASL
– Pass drug screening and background check
– Clear an FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s degree
– EIPA 3.6 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 3.5
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 3.6
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 3.7 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
– Completion of formal internship/mentee program
– Additional years of directly related experience
– 200 documented mentee hours

SALARY $18.00 – $22.50 depending on experience and educational
background

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

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

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

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

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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Career Announcement
Interpreter (Certified)
COPD – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

CAREER ANNOUNCEMENT
No 03-10-076

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

Position Interpreter (Certified)
Agency Community Outreach Program for the Deaf – Albuquerque
Status Non-Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services. Documents
interpreting time and activities for billing purposes. Position may from
time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May
perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
– Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and
Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings
including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
– Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
– Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
– Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
– Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
– Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
– 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
– Completion of ITP or Associates degree (three years of directly
related experience may substitute for Associates)
– AT LEAST NAD4, or RID CI or CT, or EIPA 4.0, or NIC Certified or
higher
– Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
– 2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree
– EIPA 4.1 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 4.0
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 4.1
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 4.2 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
– RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or NIC Advanced
– Completion of formal internship/mentee program
– Additional years of directly related experience

How to Apply Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

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

Closing Date When Filled

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

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

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

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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looking for a qualified candidate
Team Leader
Deaf Services Program, Johnson County Mental Health Department
Johnson County, Kansas

Johnson County Mental Health Department is looking for a qualified
candidate to fill the position of team leader for their Deaf Services
program. The team leader will provide administrative and clinical
supervision to a team that provides a range of community and office
based services with Deaf adults and some children experiencing severe
mental illness. The focus is on recovery primarily utilizing the
Strengths Based Case Management model of practice.

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge regarding
community-based services, supervision of staff, Deaf culture, ASL fluency,
plus strong organizational and leadership skills.

Job duties include:
– Provides clinical supervision of Supported Housing staff, Case Managers
and Clinicians.
– Responds to clinical needs of the Adult Services program. Responds to
crises on team as well as crises on other teams when needed; conducts
various assessments and screenings as needed.
– Provides information to people seeking services. Coordinates with
internal and external providers and family members, facilitating coordination
of care.
– Ensures that documentation complies with Center and State guidelines;
oversees team documentation and provide training to team.
– Ensures evidenced-based practices follow center protocols and meet
expected standards.
– Participates in the planning, management, and administration of the Adult
Services program and participates in leadership roles within the agency as
a whole.
– Participates in the hiring process for staff on the team; reviews and
approves leave requests of employees; and provides or secures coverage for
staff when on unexpected leave as necessary.

Requirements: Fluent in American Sign Language; Kansas licensure at the
Master’s level (e.g. LSCSW, LMSW, LPC, LCPC, LMLP, LCP, LCMFT) is required
along with one year of supervisory experience and three years of clinical
experience working with adults. Kansas licensure at the Clinical level and
one year of experience working in a community based services environment
preferred. A good driving record is required.

The Johnson County Mental Health Department is part of the Johnson County
Government (jocogov.org). This position is located in Olathe, Kansas.
Johnson County is one of the nation’s premier counties, providing
comprehensive services to its citizens in its role as a leading organization
in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Johnson County community is
nestled in the southwestern quadrant of the Kansas City metropolitan area
(combined population of 1.9 million) and exhibits all of the hallmarks of
a great community: a thriving and growing business sector;
nationally-recognized public schools; first-class cultural and
recreational amenities; and distinctive and welcoming neighborhoods.

Johnson County is a growing and diverse community of more than 559,913
residents.

Interested candidates should apply online:
http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-resources/career-opportunities/career-information

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Announcement of Job Re-Posting
Executive Director position available
DAWN
Washington, DC

Announcement of Job Re-Posting

Executive Director position available at DAWN!

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to
Board of Directors at mailto:apply@deafdawn.org by
January 15, 2015

See attached pdf for more information on the job description or go to
http://deafdawn.org/news/2014/available-position-of-executive-director-1

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full time job ad
Assistant Professor: Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program,
at the University of New Mexico (UNM).

This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. The
position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. Appointment will
begin in August 2015. The Ph.D. must be in hand by start date.

Responsibilities include teaching and research in the areas of
specialization and service.

Competitive salary. The Department of Linguistics at UNM specializes in
cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus
and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.
The Signed Language Interpreting Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed
Language Interpreting. The mission of the Signed Language Interpreting
Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliterators with a
thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpreting
profession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural
awareness, foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence.
In keeping with the mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program
recognizes and values linguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the
language and communication preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing
people is an essential value of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website
http://ling.unm.edu

For further information on the Signed Language Interpreting Program,
please see our website:
http://www.unm.edu/~sign

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more
complete explanation of the benefits, please go to:
http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in hand by start date. Specialization in interpreting.
Preferred Qualifications
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses,
including theory and skills courses;
(b) documented experience supervising interpreters and/or student
interpreters;
(c) evidence of an active research program;
(d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification;
(e) minimum of 3 years of experience as a working interpreter; and
(f) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student
success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Date for best consideration: December 1, 2014.
Closing Date: Open until filled. Enquiries about this position can be
addressed to: Professor Sherman Wilcox (mailto:wilcox@unm.edu )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the
UNMJobs website:
https://unmjobs.unm.edu/
Please reference Posting Number 0827697.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,
veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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position opening
Residential Care
Tucson Residential Foundation
Tucson, AZ

T.R.F. is seeking individuals for Full-time & Part-time positions
providing direct care to individuals with developmental & hearing
disabilities. American Sign Language knowledge preferred but not required.
Must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma/ GED. Evening &
weekend hours avail. EOE.

STARTING WAGE – $8.50 – $8.76/HR

PAID TRAINING FOR NEW EMPLOYEES

BENEFITS AT 90 DAYS

Apply at:
Tucson Residence Foundation
115 S. Sherwood Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85710

Mon. – Fri. 8:30a – 4:30p
e-mail: mailto:c_winkler@qwestoffice.net

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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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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 – 21 December 2014

DeafDigest Blue – December 21, 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-not-hear-fighting-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-films/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-freezes-at-deaf/

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Last Minute Shopping at Harris Communications

For last minute gift ideas that are practical, entertaining or just
plain fun, stop by Harris Communications.

We have assistive devices for deaf and hard of hearing people, such as
the LightOn Cell Phone Signaler that will let you know when a new call,
email or text is coming in-or the new TCL Vibe Dual Alarm Clock that
will wake you by a vibrating wristband.

Find entertaining movies signed in ASL, such as “The Legend of the
Mountain Man.” We also have a large selection of books and DVDs for
children which incorporate ASL into the stories.

Sign language novelties are fun for all ages. Find small items for
Christmas stockings, such as jewelry, stickers, keychains, bookmarks and
much more!

Be sure to use our gift guide for additional assistance. We have gift
ideas in every price range.

To see our gift guide, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB122114

Still need help? 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 is a push in Great Britain to push the use of
British Sign Language in social service agencies
for the benefit of the deaf that need such services.

Tami Berk has stepped down as the director of the
Deaf-Blind Program in Seattle, Washington, after being
at the helm for 21 years.

The British Authority for Television On Demand
is saying that captions are increasing on these
on-demand-TV programs.

There is a proposal in Portland, OR to require TV’s
mounted in public places to always show captions.

The Northern, Eastern and Western (NEW) Devon Clinical
Commissioning Group in Great Britain is fighting
the Devon city council which is proposing budget
cuts on services 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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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LOST DEAF FILMS
A deaf actor complained to DeafDigest editor that one of
his old movies was lost. No one knows where it is. Was
it thrown away, or was it destroyed because many old
films are ruined.
Maybe he is not the only deaf actor that cannot see his
own old films. There may be others.
Times have changed. Movies are digital, not filmed. But
one must be careful to see that digital films last forever
and not disappeared for some reason!

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

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Cued Speech 50th Anniversary
Washington, DC area

http://deafdigest.com/2016-deaf-cued-speech-conference/

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HEARING HOPE THAT DEAF STAY AWAY
There are many hearing people that wave hi, and smile
when a deaf person walks by him. But at the same time
the mind of the hearing person is:

I hope he does not come to talk to me

And often after many years of saying hi and waving,
the deaf person finally comes to the hearing person to
discuss something.
Suddenly the hearing person’s mind locks up and he
freezes!

Very sad.

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

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FCC wants your comments on quality captions

http://deafdigest.com/2016-fcc-deaf-quality-captions-comments/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked:

what is the sign for (expletively deleted) word?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how some of
our holiday terms are written in steno and a couple potential
mistakes that could happen if captioners and court reporters aren’t
careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:
“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey.”

This should read:
“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy.”

Another mistaken sentence:
“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar for
her dog.”

This should read:
“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar for
her dog.”

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/APBD/HAP/PEU/TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-
FPLT

In English the steno reads:
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

from a DeafDigest subscriber:

I have been asked if I have a cold when I talked to a store clerk.

(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

using family members as interpreters in attorney-
deaf client conferences is never OK

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf chef Kurt Ramborger’s Divine Reward is
a divinely written up dining review in a Seattle
newspaper, which aptly described his portobello
pizza as “absolutely divine.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A big difference two months would make. Two months ago
the Delhi High Court told the government of India that
the deaf would be allowed to drive, it has backtracked.
The court is now telling the government that the deaf
should not drive. Not sure why the 180 degree turnaround.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Do colleges teach ADA regulations as a required course
for all students? We are always finding doctors, engineers,
architects, designers, etc that know nothing about ADA
and when they finish a project, they realize it is not
ADA-compliant!

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Reasonable Doubt

by Steven Barish

deaf person playing detective to catch a murderer

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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

* 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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position opening
Recovery Support Specialist
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
state of Massachusetts

This career opportunity offered by one of New England’s most
respected and progressive mental health services organizations
provides the chance to work directly with people who are deaf
and diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness in a
dynamic and community based setting.

The Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) is the point person on
a multi-disciplinary team in the Community Based Flexible
Supports (CBFS) Program. The RSS works very closely with
clients to help them reach their goals. The person in this
front-line position works closely with North Suffolk staff,
other service providers, guardians, family members, community
contacts, and Department of Mental Health staff.

The CBFS Program uses a person-centered, strengths-based
approach employing robust, evidence based practices to
uncover motivation while working with the client to establish
meaningful treatment plans and cultivate recovery.

This position requires excellent communication, writing, and
organizational skills and the ability to work independently
in the community. Extensive training is provided and ongoing
training is available and encouraged.

High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree
highly preferred. At least two years experience with people
diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness is required
in lieu of degree. Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).
Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP, CPR and First Aid
certified within three months of hire.

to apply, email:
mailto:jducrow@northsuffolk.org

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Multiple Faculty Positions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students
from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that
reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal
employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages
deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups,
people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty
positions in the following departments/programs:

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Art, Communication and Theatre
Education
Government and Public Affairs
Interdisciplinary PhD program in Educational Neuroscience
Interpretation
Physical Education and Recreation
Psychology
Science, Technology and Mathematics
Social Work
World Languages and Cultures

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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open positions
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

LA School for the Deaf is recruiting for the following positions:
– Teachers
– Para-Educators
– Student Development Spec.
– Residential Advisors

To apply go to http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov

For assistance call (225) 757-3213 or (225) 757-3208

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position opening
Outreach Coordinator – Pennsylvania TRS
POTHOS, Inc/Hamilton Relay
state of Pennsylvania

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.

Relocation to Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Travel statewide required.
Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation skills; experience
in public relations activities; familiarity with deaf/hard of hearing
communities, 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 opening
interpreter
Travis County
(Austin, TX)

Provides sign language interpreting services, which may include
assignments for, but not limited to, consumers, staff, one-on-one
appointments, small or large group meetings, telephone calls, documents,
legal situations (probation, jail, counseling, court ordered services) and
other highly technical and complicated meetings and hearings.
Provides advocacy services regarding access by people who are deaf
according to applicable Federal, State and Local laws. Conducts outreach
and education to members of the community, staff, other departments, and
the general public. Provides independent living skills training for
one-on-one or small groups, job development or search to deaf people,
including those with multiple disabilities.

Creates and maintains service records of activities and participants.
Prepares reports and statistics. Mentors other team interpreters, as
required. Provides back-up assistance in scheduling/coordinating
interpreter services and other office duties, as required.
Interpreters holding Level III, IV or V certification or equivalent may
provide interpreting services in legal (not court) situations, which may
include meetings with Attorneys.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics,
Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly
related field AND three (3) years interpreting services experience in a
variety of community, health, governmental and social situations,
including medical, one-on-one, and small groups.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Must be certified by the Board of Evaluation of Interpreters of the Texas
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the National Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf.

JOB # 14-02068

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:
http://www.TravisCountyJobs.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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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 – 20 December 2014

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DeafDigest – 19 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 19, 2014

— most important deaf person behind movie captions

Who is the most important deaf person behind movie
captions? Someone from NAD or AgBell or HLAA or ALDA?
Nope. It is John Waldo, a deaf attorney, who works with
two organizations in Washington and Oregon. He
reached out to the National Association of Theater
Owners and suggested a power meeting
with them and these national deaf organizations.
It was not an easy meeting, because disagreement
was open captions versus closed captions, and
the closed captions won. Bad feelings still
continue but at least these movie houses have
captions.

 

— a big surprise with these ASL Santa Clauses

more and more shopping malls hire ASL signing
Santa Clauses to communicate with deaf kids.
What is the big surprise? A mall in California
said very shy hearing kids and autistic kids
come to these ASL Santa Clauses to share their
gift wish lists! Not sure if these Santas
switch to voice or continue with their ASL with
these hearing kids.

 

— the deaf of Cuba

Obama is trying to re-establish normal relationships
with Cuba. If and when this is done, then many
travelers would want to tour Cuba. Deaf tourists,
too. Will deaf tourists be bumping into deaf
Cubans that roam the streets, asking for money?
This was what one hearing traveler complained –
bumping into a deaf person on the streets of
Havana, begging for money. Do Cubans take
care of their deaf people? Hope so.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 18, 2014

— reason for some web sites not deaf-friendly

Why are some websites friendly to the deaf
while others are not? If a web site is from
a store or a shop, it must follow ADA rules
on captions. But if a web site is without
a store, then it may not always follow the
ADA rules. A perfect example is Netflix
which has no video stores! This is why the
FCC and the ADA people are trying to fix it now.

 

— a rare picture of a whale

It is very difficult for scuba divers to take
pictures of gray whales. These whales swim far
out in the ocean, not near the beaches. One gray
whale did and the picture was taken by scuba diver
Chanon Hiatt. He is deaf. He took it on his 625th
scuba dive! He was lucky to see a gray whale
swimming around, and immediately grabbed his camera.
It took place in Redondo Beach, CA. The officers
of the Pacific Whale Watch Association were
shocked by this picture.

 

— most expensive deaf book in the world

What is the most expensive Deaf Book in the
world? It is the book titled “Granville
Redmond” and the price is $600.00. Why is it
so expensive? Possibly because there is only
one book remaining in the world. It is an old
book, not a new book! Who is Granville Redmond?
He was deaf, from California School for the Deaf
at Berkeley and died in 1935. He was famous
for being one of the world’s best artists and
for acting with Charlie Chaplin in a few movies.
One such movie was City Lights.

 
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DeafDigest – 17 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 17, 2014

— a video of a deaf club

A video was posted on the Youtube about the Austin
Association of the Deaf. It was mostly narrated by
club president Jo Bienvenu, explaining that while
her club thrives, there is a worry about its role
in Deaf Culture. Jo sees many young deaf people
in Austin that do not attend events at the club
While many clubs closed up, there are a few
thriving deaf clubs – such as Pittsburgh Association
of the Deaf and the Buffalo Club of the Deaf. And
speaking of the Buffalo Club, the club locations,
past and present, are unusual:

http://deafdigest.com/buffalo-club-of-the-deaf/

(as a young man, DeafDigest editor wanted to play
softball, and joined the Long Island Club for the
Deaf team. It was his first real introduction into
Deaf Culture. Sadly, this club no longer exists)

 

— a surprise about deaf and hearing brothers/sisters

Many deaf children grow up in families of hearing parents
and hearing brothers/sisters. What is a big surprise
about it? That they, at home, don’t realize the deafness
of a family member. It is only when the family is outside
– like a restaurant, a family wedding, a family picnic, that
they realize a family member is deaf! Says who? Says
Barbara Ray, who wrote a dissertation about it at the
University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

 

 

— another video of a deaf wedding

The wedding of Duncan McKenzie and Nesta Holgate was
filmed. This film attracted very strong interest in
the deaf community. There really was nothing so special
about the couple. Why the interest? It was a wedding
that took place in 1940 in Yorkshire, a British town.
Someone filmed it and forgot all about it for years.
Only recently, someone discovered the film and had it
converted to a video for a Youtube posting. What
became of Duncan and Nesta? They had their ups and
downs but the marriage survived until death. They
had a son, but he was taken away for adoption
for reasons no one knows why!

 

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DeafDigest – 16 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 16, 2014

 
— a lucky deaf shopper at a supermarket

Vanya Tyndall, a deaf woman of Lakeland, Florida,
was standing in the checkout line at the Winn-Dixie
supermarket. Suddenly a hearing man came to her and
gave her a $100.00 gift card. That hearing man was
the CEO of a big bank in Lakeland and he wanted to
make Holiday Season happy for everyone.

 

— a deaf school graduate may get a rare job

Dexter Young, who just graduated from Tennessee School for
the Deaf, has completed a course in Certified Nursing
Assistant. He is hoping to pass the state exam and get
a job in a hospital as a nursing assistant. He would
assist the regular nurse with health care needs of patients.
It is rare for a young deaf person to seek employment in
that field that quick out of high school!

 

— anti-deaf police officers fired

There was a crime committed against a group of
deaf people. The police came to investigate
the crime, and did not arrest the hearing
criminals. The top court was not too happy
about it and fired these police officers.
It took place in Pakistan!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 15 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 15, 2014

— a secret deaf survey with doctors’ offices

A secret “deaf person” contacted nearly 15 doctors’
offices, asking if interpreters are provided for
deaf patients. The doctors’ offices either hung
up on the phone or said no interpreter is available
or did not know where to find an interpreter, etc.
This secret survey took place in a small British
town! Not surprised if this could also happen in
small American towns where many doctors have
never had a deaf patient in their lives!

 

— sign language gestures that are insulting

The Washington Post ran a story of sign language
gestures, some of which are really insulting.
Giving examples of these insulting sign languages
was Gallaudet employee Melissa Malzkuhn. The
story will make you laugh if some of these signs
do not bother you. But if you feel easily insulted,
do not read the story.

 
— historic deaf event

North Korea, which isolates itself from the rest of
the world, just sent its national deaf soccer team
to Australia to play against their national deaf
team. The Australians were great hosts; over 3,000
fans watched the Australian Deaf-North Korean deaf
soccer game. Australia Deaf won 4-1. Will this mean
North Korea will send their deaf athletes to various
deaf international events? We will wait and see.

 

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DeafDigest – 14 December 2014

DeafDigest Gold – December 14, 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/embarrassment-at-workshop/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/one-international-deaf-sign/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-will-not-point-to-menu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

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Get Shopping Help with the Harris Gift Guide

Do you need help finding a gift? Shop the Harris Communications’ Gift
Guide for tons of ideas. We have a complete selection of assistive
devices for people who are deaf or hard of hearing-from signaling
devices, to alarm clocks and everything in between.

Our book and DVD collection is so comprehensive that we call
ourselves the Sign Language Superstore. Find entertaining books and
DVDs, many written or produced by a deaf or hard of hearing person.

Don’t forget the novelty section. We have a beautiful collection of
ornaments and lots of items that are great stocking stuffers. Buy a
selection of novelties and create a unique gift basket for a friend
or loved one.

To see our gift guide, go to:
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Still need help? Contact us at:
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Top stories about the deaf:

The Belleville, Ontario city council wants to make its
council meetings captioned for the benefit of the deaf

Louis Francis, a deaf Briton, was praised in the newspapers
for successfully operating his own masonry business.

Toronto police has set up text 911 service for the benefit
of deaf residents.

Kinny Gardner, not deaf, is a successful British operator of
Krazy Kat Theatre Company, which provides shows for children,
both deaf and hearing. In an interview, he said that getting
the deaf children to focus on the show and to see them enjoy
themselves is a priority.

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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

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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
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OFTEN EMBARRASSING IN A RESTAURANT
Sometimes DeafDigest editor goes out with friends to
restaurants.
Most of deaf friends just point to the menu the meals
they want. Very easy and no problems with the waiters.
But there is sometimes a stubborn deaf person, with no
speech skills, that would use speech to try to tell the
waiter what he wants.
The waiter does not understand the deaf person. But
the deaf person is stubborn and tries several times to
pronounce the words.
Is that deaf person an oralist? No. He uses ASL all the
time! But he just won’t point his finger at the menu.
Why? Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-will-not-point-to-menu/

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A museum for movie lovers run by a deaf filmmaker

press release at:
http://deafdigest.com/museum-run-by-deaf-filmmaker/

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GESTURE LANGUAGE OR PANIC LANGUAGE
Some hearing people use gestures when communicating with
the deaf. These gestures are often easy to follow and
understand.
But some hearing people use PSL. It means Panic Sign
Language. These hearing people panic and wave their hands
or wave their fingers up in the air. This is Panic Sign
Language.
Do we understand Panic Sign Language? No!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

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Deaf travel problems

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

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

a sad story of a great deaf baseball pitcher

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafpitcher/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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Deaf Book of the Week

The Silent Men

by Philip J. Dietrich

the only book that is written about the legendary
Goodyear Silents Deaf semi pro football team of
the 1920’s

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-the-silent-deaf-men/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– doorman

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Which is worse – school districts in a state
that offer different sign language methods or
a mainstreamed school that also offers different
sign language methods within the same building!

A. Both are equally worse!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I went out for an appointment and my SSP was driving.

Looking out the window, I tried to figure out if it was foggy or snowing.

I asked my SSP, Is it foggy or snowing now? He said it looked normal.

Of course I was not satisfied with that answer!

When my SSP parked his car, I got out of the car, sure enough it was SNOWING!

Hey, what is “normal”? Next time give me details!
“White out” “Snowing” “Flurries” “Squall”

Just an idea, details would be appreciated.

Happy Winter (two feet already in my area!)

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 as a compromise, captions are installed below the
screen in every movie house in USA

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DeafHistory:

during the early part of 20th century

one of the biggest printing shops in New York was
owned by a deaf man – Marcus Kenner. A deaf civic
leader himself, he made it a point to hire a high
number of deaf printers in his shop.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

7

number of times a deaf person came to the
Camden County (NJ) court house, expecting an
interpreter – only to be told there is
no interpreter

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Chris Miller, a deaf referee, has officiated the
Lafayette-Pennsylvania basketball game, that
Lafayette won 83-77.

To see a picture of him during a free throw, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-referee-chris-miller-in-big-time-basketball-game/

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Deaf boxer Sunny Sabornido, a local favorite in
Malaysia, was heavily favored to win his bout,
but lost, disappointing his fans.

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DeafSports Library:

A big shock in the hearing curling community

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-shock-the-hearing-curling-community/

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – 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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looking for a qualified candidate
Team Leader
Deaf Services Program, Johnson County Mental Health Department
Johnson County, Kansas

Johnson County Mental Health Department is looking for a qualified
candidate to fill the position of team leader for their Deaf Services
program. The team leader will provide administrative and clinical
supervision to a team that provides a range of community and office
based services with Deaf adults and some children experiencing severe
mental illness. The focus is on recovery primarily utilizing the
Strengths Based Case Management model of practice.

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge regarding
community-based services, supervision of staff, Deaf culture, ASL fluency,
plus strong organizational and leadership skills.

Job duties include:
– Provides clinical supervision of Supported Housing staff, Case Managers
and Clinicians.
– Responds to clinical needs of the Adult Services program. Responds to
crises on team as well as crises on other teams when needed; conducts
various assessments and screenings as needed.
– Provides information to people seeking services. Coordinates with
internal and external providers and family members, facilitating coordination
of care.
– Ensures that documentation complies with Center and State guidelines;
oversees team documentation and provide training to team.
– Ensures evidenced-based practices follow center protocols and meet
expected standards.
– Participates in the planning, management, and administration of the Adult
Services program and participates in leadership roles within the agency as
a whole.
– Participates in the hiring process for staff on the team; reviews and
approves leave requests of employees; and provides or secures coverage for
staff when on unexpected leave as necessary.

Requirements: Fluent in American Sign Language; Kansas licensure at the
Master’s level (e.g. LSCSW, LMSW, LPC, LCPC, LMLP, LCP, LCMFT) is required
along with one year of supervisory experience and three years of clinical
experience working with adults. Kansas licensure at the Clinical level and
one year of experience working in a community based services environment
preferred. A good driving record is required.

The Johnson County Mental Health Department is part of the Johnson County
Government (jocogov.org). This position is located in Olathe, Kansas.
Johnson County is one of the nation’s premier counties, providing
comprehensive services to its citizens in its role as a leading organization
in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Johnson County community is
nestled in the southwestern quadrant of the Kansas City metropolitan area
(combined population of 1.9 million) and exhibits all of the hallmarks of
a great community: a thriving and growing business sector;
nationally-recognized public schools; first-class cultural and
recreational amenities; and distinctive and welcoming neighborhoods.

Johnson County is a growing and diverse community of more than 559,913
residents.

Interested candidates should apply online:
http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-resources/career-opportunities/career-information

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Announcement of Job Re-Posting
Executive Director position available
DAWN
Washington, DC

Announcement of Job Re-Posting

Executive Director position available at DAWN!

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to
Board of Directors at mailto:apply@deafdawn.org by
January 15, 2015

See attached pdf for more information on the job description or go to
http://deafdawn.org/news/2014/available-position-of-executive-director-1

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full time job ad
Assistant Professor: Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program,
at the University of New Mexico (UNM).

This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. The
position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. Appointment will
begin in August 2015. The Ph.D. must be in hand by start date.

Responsibilities include teaching and research in the areas of
specialization and service.

Competitive salary. The Department of Linguistics at UNM specializes in
cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus
and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.
The Signed Language Interpreting Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed
Language Interpreting. The mission of the Signed Language Interpreting
Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliterators with a
thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpreting
profession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural
awareness, foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence.
In keeping with the mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program
recognizes and values linguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the
language and communication preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing
people is an essential value of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website
http://ling.unm.edu

For further information on the Signed Language Interpreting Program,
please see our website:
http://www.unm.edu/~sign

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more
complete explanation of the benefits, please go to:
http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in hand by start date. Specialization in interpreting.
Preferred Qualifications
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses,
including theory and skills courses;
(b) documented experience supervising interpreters and/or student
interpreters;
(c) evidence of an active research program;
(d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification;
(e) minimum of 3 years of experience as a working interpreter; and
(f) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student
success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Date for best consideration: December 1, 2014.
Closing Date: Open until filled. Enquiries about this position can be
addressed to: Professor Sherman Wilcox (mailto:wilcox@unm.edu )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the
UNMJobs website:
https://unmjobs.unm.edu/
Please reference Posting Number 0827697.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,
veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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position opening
Residential Care
Tucson Residential Foundation
Tucson, AZ

T.R.F. is seeking individuals for Full-time & Part-time positions
providing direct care to individuals with developmental & hearing
disabilities. American Sign Language knowledge preferred but not required.
Must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma/ GED. Evening &
weekend hours avail. EOE.

STARTING WAGE – $8.50 – $8.76/HR

PAID TRAINING FOR NEW EMPLOYEES

BENEFITS AT 90 DAYS

Apply at:
Tucson Residence Foundation
115 S. Sherwood Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85710

Mon. – Fri. 8:30a – 4:30p
e-mail: mailto:c_winkler@qwestoffice.net

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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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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 – 14 December 2014

DeafDigest Blue – December 14, 2014

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 18th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-deaf-sign-languages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-tired-of-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

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Comfy Gift Basket Giveaway

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The Comfy Gift Basket is not sold on our website, but you can create
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To enter the drawing, just subscribe to the Harris Communications
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To enter, go to:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Eugene Hairston
that departed us. A reprint is below:

Eugene Hairston, who is deaf, passed away recently. There
was confusion as some thought it was Ernest Hairston, another
deaf person, that passed away. Both Hairstons are not
related to each other. Eugene, in the days when pro boxing
was a big time sport, was one of the world’s best boxers.
He faced and defeated some of the champion boxers. Suddenly,
at the age of 21, he retired. A bad gash above his eyebrow
would not heal properly and he was advised to stop boxing
or he could go blind. Hairston’s contribution to boxing,
however, was huge. Because of his deafness, opposing boxers
would continue to punch him after the bell has rung. Because
of this unfairness, red lights were installed at corners
to tell boxers that the round has ended!

Top stories about the deaf:

Vermont Interpreter Referral Service is saved
despite the closing of the Vermont Center for
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Vermont Center
for Independent Living has taken over the
operations.

The Malaysian Federation of the Deaf has asked
the government to punish those that discriminate
against the deaf!

The deaf business incubation center was established
in Derby, in Great Britain, in 2009 – in hopes of
encouraging the deaf to set up businesses for
themselves. Five years later, this idea has flopped.
As a result, the center operators are now focusing
on hearing would-be entrepreneurs.

The Congress is thinking of a new law that would
give the deaf a tax-free savings account. It would
be called ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience)

Gallaudet has signed an agreement with Central Piedmont
Community College to help train more new interpreters.

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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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FIGHTING OR PLAYING?
We often see dogs rough it up with each other. Are they
fighting or playing? Hint – look at dog’s tails and jaws.
We often see hearing people “rough” with each other.
Are they fighting or playing? Hearing people can tell by
listening to their voices – angry voice or playful
voice.
We often cannot tell if it is playing or fighting!

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

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First-Ever Online National DeafBlind Conference

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-national-online-deafblind-conference/

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HIRING A CONSULTANT IN A MOVIE FOR NOTHING
From time to time Hollywood people hire Deaf Consultant
to work with directors and producers in a big filming
that involves a deaf actor.
And sometimes hiring the consultant is a waste of time
and waste of money.
Why? Because when filming is finished, the film editors
may cut out scenes that involve deaf actors!

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

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Gallaudet partners with Central Piedmont Community College to Enhance
Educational Opportunities for Future Sign Language Interpreters

press release at:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-central-piedmont-deaf-interpreting-partnership/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being shouted at during a church event like this –

“I don’t speak sign language; I think you are doing
a marvelous job.” This shout forced the interpreter
to respond “thank you” in a whisper

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“There are television news programs where some of the people speaking
are from foreign countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, Pakistan,
Syria, etc.). English is not the language of these countries;
however, the captioning is in English. How is the captioner doing
that?”

If a person does not hear the sound of a newscast, what he or she may
not realize is that there may be times when the video shown on the
screen does not match the sound that is being heard. In this case, an
interpreter’s voice may actually be heard even though the video
depicts a leader from a different country who may be speaking.
In other instances, the people at the television station may show a
clip of a news event where a person is speaking; yet the voice that
is heard is that of the television anchor or reporter.

For television programs that are captioned in advance, one of the
ways that some captioning companies indicate that a person is
speaking who is off screen is by putting the text in italics.

However, it would not be possible to do that when a program is being
captioned “live” or in realtime. A realtime captioner will usually
write everything that is being said without indicating that the voice
is coming from someone who cannot be seen.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked –

of a deaf person with excellent speaking skills

are you from South Africa?

or

are you from another part of USA?

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafLaw

if a deaf person is stopped by police for any reason
(even if the deaf person feels he is innocent) then
he should make it a point to remember the name on
the officer’s name plate. The officer is not permitted
to cover his name plate, no matter what.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

What will the Department of Transportation
be saying about lack of in-flight captions?
According to a representative of the
Air Carriers and their trade association, the
mission is to safely transport passengers from
point A to point B. And that anything else
is not as important.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Curling is a popular winter sport in Canada; it is slowly
catching on in the rest of the world.
Croatia is one of the competing teams at the European
Curling championships (hearing).
What is the big deal is that all of the participants on the
Croatian national curling team is deaf! The deaf team defeated
all hearing teams on Croatia for the rights to represent the
nation at the world championships!
It is the first time that an all-deaf team is representing
its own nation at a world championship athletic event!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Marvin Lewis, the Cincinnati Bengals football coach,
made a comment that got Little People of America
angry. He apologized twice for making that
ill-advised comment.

Now, suppose he made a comment that insulted the
deaf, would he apologize to the deaf?

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

First Man

by Albert Camus

author tells of his years growing up with a
deaf mother

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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – 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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open positions
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

LA School for the Deaf is recruiting for the following positions:
– Teachers
– Para-Educators
– Student Development Spec.
– Residential Advisors

To apply go to http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov

For assistance call (225) 757-3213 or (225) 757-3208

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position opening
Outreach Coordinator – Pennsylvania TRS
POTHOS, Inc/Hamilton Relay
state of Pennsylvania

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.

Relocation to Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Travel statewide required.
Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation skills; experience
in public relations activities; familiarity with deaf/hard of hearing
communities, 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 opening
interpreter
Travis County
(Austin, TX)

Provides sign language interpreting services, which may include
assignments for, but not limited to, consumers, staff, one-on-one
appointments, small or large group meetings, telephone calls, documents,
legal situations (probation, jail, counseling, court ordered services) and
other highly technical and complicated meetings and hearings.
Provides advocacy services regarding access by people who are deaf
according to applicable Federal, State and Local laws. Conducts outreach
and education to members of the community, staff, other departments, and
the general public. Provides independent living skills training for
one-on-one or small groups, job development or search to deaf people,
including those with multiple disabilities.

Creates and maintains service records of activities and participants.
Prepares reports and statistics. Mentors other team interpreters, as
required. Provides back-up assistance in scheduling/coordinating
interpreter services and other office duties, as required.
Interpreters holding Level III, IV or V certification or equivalent may
provide interpreting services in legal (not court) situations, which may
include meetings with Attorneys.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics,
Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly
related field AND three (3) years interpreting services experience in a
variety of community, health, governmental and social situations,
including medical, one-on-one, and small groups.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Must be certified by the Board of Evaluation of Interpreters of the Texas
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the National Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf.

JOB # 14-02068

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:
http://www.TravisCountyJobs.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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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
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DeafDigest – 12 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 12, 2014

— last minute air flights impossible for some deaf people

Last minute air flights are not impossible, depending on
vacant seats. But for some deaf people, it may be
impossible at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
This airport requires 48 hours advance notice for
deaf people with CI or with hearing aids. The reason
is screening by x-ray and the security people do not
want last minute problems. But for deaf people without
CI or hearing aids, they are OK for last minute tickets.

 

— a hospital cruel to the deaf

Sally Doering, who is deaf, was not feeling well so
went to a hospital. She requested an interpreter.
The doctors found out that she was critically ill
with a lung infection, so placed her in the ICU
– without an interpreter – for eight days! She
repeatedly asked the nurses and the medical
staff for an interpreter and was ignored each time.
ADA? Why not? Because it was the Perth Royal
Infirmary – in Australia! The Equality and Human
Rights Commission has begun legal action against
the hospital. Did the hospital apologize? No, but
promised it would not happen again in the future!

 

— a Deaf Stuff sold out

Several times in DeafDigest, it was mentioned
that the Grace Coolidge coin had a big irony.
She taught at Clarke School for the Deaf before
she married and became the First Presidential
Lady. Yet the coin had this U-S-A fingerspelled.
Clarke School has never permitted the use of
sign language nor of the fingerspelling. Anyway
this coin, open for public sale, was sold out.
Most coin sales last for some time, but this
Coolidge coin was quickly gone! This information
was provided by deaf coin collector Kenneth S.
Rothschild. Again, for a look at this coin:

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

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 11, 2014

— an airline lipreading service?

Easyjet is Great Britain’s largest airline. This airline
distributed a press release saying that their flight
people are easy to lipread and that it is a big benefit
for deaf passengers. This is puzzling because not every
deaf person can read lips; many deaf people rely on
sign language and also many other deaf people rely on
captions. Not sure why Easyjet people think all deaf
people can lipread?

 

— remembering a famous deaf athlete

Eugene Hairston, who is deaf, passed away recently.
Boxing was popular in the forties and fifties and
he was one of the world’s best boxers. He defeated
a few champions. Suddenly, at the age of 21, he retired.
A bad gash above his eyebrow would not heal properly
and he was advised to stop boxing or he could go blind.
Hairston’s contribution to boxing, however, was huge.
Red flashing lights were installed at corners to tell
boxers that the round has ended! It was because some
boxers would continue to punch Hairston after the
bell was rung!

 

— breaking a deaf record in a courtroom

What is the deaf record for interpreter no-shows in a
courtroom? Seven times a deaf person showed up for his
courtroom hearing and seven times the interpreter
never showed up. Is it a world deaf record? This is
not a joke – and the deaf person is very angry about it.
It happened in the Camden, NJ court room. This deaf
man, from Philadelphia, is fed up with it, because of
the repeated case postponements, and he is filing a
lawsuit, which is separate from his court matter.

 
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DeafDigest – 10 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 10, 2014

— a big surprise while riding the deaf school bus

A group of mainstreamed deaf kids were riding on the
school bus that was taking them to the Mountain Lakes
Program for the Deaf in New Jersey. Suddenly there
was a surprise. The school bus caught fire. Luckily
everyone got out and no one was hurt. No one knows
why the bus went on fire.

 

 

— Youtube says one of best ads is a deaf ad

Youtube has posted a list of most-watched ads of this
year. Listed as #8 on the most-watched ad is the Duracell
hearing aid battery ad that featured Seattle Seahawks’
deaf player Derrick Coleman. Hope this is not bad luck,
because Derrick hurt himself and is not playing any more
football this season!

 

— deaf person angry with a police officer

This is a true story. A deaf person refused to obey
the commands by a police officer, who was directing
the traffic at the downtown intersection. This deaf
person came over to the police officer with a note
and pad. He wrote “I am deaf.” The police officer
did not know what to do with the deaf person so
left him alone. It took place in Spokane, Washington
……. in year 1914!

 

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DeafDigest – 09 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 9, 2014

 

— a deaf ASL basketball referee in big time college basketball

Lafayette defeated Pennsylvania 83-77 on December 6, 2014 in
Philadelphia. One of the three referees in that game was Chris
Miller, Baltimore, MD. He is deaf and ASL is his first language.
He has been refereeing for almost 20 years and moved up the
ladder, refereeing 3 NCAA-I games 2 years ago, 5 games last season
and 8 games this season. How does he communicate with other
referees and coaches? He uses gestures. What about angry coaches?
He ignores them, knowing he did his best job. And the NCAA boss
of referees supports him. A picture of him in the game is at:

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-referee-chris-miller-in-big-time-basketball-game/

 

— 911 text problems in a city of 120,000 people

Allentown, PA is a typical medium sized American city. The
Emergency Services people installed a text 911 system early
this year. To date, the emergency people only received about
60 text calls, and about 20 of these calls could be traced.
A flop? Hard to say. The center director feels that people
are not comfortable with new technology and during
emergencies they use a voice person (family members or
neighbors). Also there is a matter of patience. A voice
call takes only 60 seconds for the emergency people to
respond. A text call takes over 10 minutes for the same
thing. Is the center giving it up? No, because of FCC
rules that all centers be able to handle text calls.

 

— a deaf man in court had interpreting fees removed

A deaf man was in Pennsylvania court. They told him
interpreters were not free. He said nothing. They gave
him a bill. He paid for court costs but not for
interpreters, telling the court that in Title II of ADA,
interpreters are free. The opposing attorney agreed.
The judge agreed. The NAD praised him. Simple, he said!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 08 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 8, 2014

 

 

— some state courts won’t give free interpreters

In eight states (Indiana, Vermont, Washington, DC, etc)
the judges may force deaf people to pay for their
own interpreters in the courtrooms. This was the
survey by National Center for Access to Justice.
It does not say judges will force, just says judges
may force. DeafDigest hopes that the deaf in these
states have judges that allow them to have free
interpreters.

 
— the most dangerous country for deaf travelers

What is the most dangerous country in the world for
deaf travelers? It is Yemen. We have read about the
kidnappings and the hostages in Yemen. Irwin Bosch,
deaf and deceased, visited 107 nations. He said Yemen
is #1 most dangerous nation. Even when he has met
with deaf friends in Yemen, they cannot avoid danger!

 

 

— refusing to watch captioned movies

A deaf person refuses to watch captioned movies.
She said there were captions on the bottom of
the screens in the past but no more today.
These open captions lost, and rear window captions
and then special googles and then caption glasses
won. That person said special glasses and goggles
were uncomfortable. Possibly there are many
deaf people that agree.

 
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DeafDigest – 07 December 2014

DeafDigest Gold – December 7, 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/deaf-problem-in-camp/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/embarrassment-at-workshop/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/one-international-deaf-sign/

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Top stories about the deaf:

It was reported that the Seattle Public Schools
do not have someone responsible for overseeing
the needs of deaf students. Rather it has been
divided among teachers, already overloaded with
their own duties and responsibilities.

Deaf prisoners in Kentucky are nearing settlement
in their lawsuit against Department of Corrections
on providing interpreters for them.

A lawsuit has been filed in Baltimore over the
refusal of a moviehouse to provide captions.

The South Asia Centre for Disability (India) has
accused the government of not hiring more deaf
despite the law requiring them to hire a percentage.

AgBell has published a list of recommendations for
audiologists, CI people and hearing aid specialists
to follow.

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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:
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AN EMBARRASSING SITUATION
A deaf business owner, with an interpreter,
attended a 3-day workshop.
Each night there was a party where business people
socialize with each other and make contacts.
The interpreter cannot catch everything 100 percent.
There was a woman at the party that was with one of
the hearing business owners. That woman was not the
man’s wife, and everyone knew it except for the
deaf person and the interpreter.
The next day, the deaf man told the business man
that the woman he was with was very nice. The
room got quiet and all eyes were on the deaf man.
That was when he realized he should have kept
his mouth shut!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/embarrassment-at-workshop/

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2015 Deaf Geographies Convention

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-geographies-convention/

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A JOKE BY A WAITER
DeafDigest editor was eating dinner at a restaurant.
He was thirsty and wanted one more drink.
When the waiter came to the table, he pointed at the
glass.
The waiter was joking, said that it is an international
sign language that means “one more drink.”

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

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town of Gallaudet, Indiana

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-old-town-indian/

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
You are living in Brawley, CA and it snows. The town enacted a
resolution banning snow within the city limits. This law equally
applies to all residents, deaf and hearing. But the hearing
people have a head start on getting rid of the snow once they’re
made aware of this obscure law before the snow police makes their
rounds. The deaf person, on the other hand, is out of luck, and
is caught red-handed leaving snow on the home property!

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

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Confused actor-interpreter for deaf
http://deafdigest.com/videos/actorinterpreter/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Kansas Association of the Deaf

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Deaf Book of the Week

The Deaf Community in America

by Melvia M Nomeland and Ronald E Nomeland

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-the-deaf-community-in-america/

focuses on deaf history in the making

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– bicycle courier

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. there is a planned flash mob at one college
to celebrate the ADA. That flash mob will have
an interpreter. Is that the first time a flash mob
is being interpreted?

A. Don’t know.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Family and social gatherings

Every year there are special parties for families and friends.

We, who have Usher Syndrome, may become frustrated.

It is not the Deaf community’s fault; it is just that they are used to
seeing us as Deaf people!

We who have Usher Syndrome lose our vision continually, often with less and
less side vision.

Using a funnel from your kitchen, place it over your eye and scan the room.

Or, use the funnel and chat with your friends in sign language and see how
difficult this can be.

For me now, I require tactile communication, which people are often not
aware of.

Lots of education and awareness needs to be continued..

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 as a compromise, captions are installed below the
screen in every movie house in USA

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DeafHistory:

Year 1911 –

A 65-year old woman, deaf all her life and from Connecticut,
was in her house when lightning broke through the roof
and hit her. The lightning did not kill her but caused her
body pains and aches for few days. When she felt better, she
became hearing! Who and when? Whoa, it took place in 1911.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

39,662

number of movie theaters in USA, according to
National Association of Theatre Owners

How many of these theaters caption their films?

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Rebecca Toler played women’s soccer for Tennessee Tech as
a freshman and sophomore but left college. She returned
this season and assumed her position as the goalie starter.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Matt Hamill has a hard time staying retired from
fighting; he wants to continue, despite being
injured and being beaten up

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DeafSports Library:

Team picture

all-deaf Akron Goodyear Silents semi pro football team
http://deafdigest.com/team-picture-goodyear-silents-deaf-semi-pro-football-team/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
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Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Announcement of Job Re-Posting
Executive Director position available
DAWN
Washington, DC

Announcement of Job Re-Posting

Executive Director position available at DAWN!

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to
Board of Directors at mailto:apply@deafdawn.org by
January 15, 2015

See attached pdf for more information on the job description or go to
http://deafdawn.org/news/2014/available-position-of-executive-director-1

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full time job ad
Assistant Professor: Signed Language Interpreting Program
The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:
The Department of Linguistics seeks applicants for an appointment as
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Signed Language Interpreting Program,
at the University of New Mexico (UNM).

This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. The
position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. Appointment will
begin in August 2015. The Ph.D. must be in hand by start date.

Responsibilities include teaching and research in the areas of
specialization and service.

Competitive salary. The Department of Linguistics at UNM specializes in
cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus
and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.
The Signed Language Interpreting Program offers a B.S. Degree in Signed
Language Interpreting. The mission of the Signed Language Interpreting
Program is to prepare entry level interpreters and transliterators with a
thorough understanding of the practice and ethics of the interpreting
profession within a liberal arts environment. We emphasize cultural
awareness, foster intellectual growth, and encourage academic excellence.
In keeping with the mission of the Department of Linguistics, the program
recognizes and values linguistic diversity. Instilling respect for the
language and communication preferences of all deaf and hard of hearing
people is an essential value of our program.

For further information on the department, please see our website
http://ling.unm.edu

For further information on the Signed Language Interpreting Program,
please see our website:
http://www.unm.edu/~sign

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more
complete explanation of the benefits, please go to:
http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in hand by start date. Specialization in interpreting.
Preferred Qualifications
(a) Commitment to and experience in teaching interpreting courses,
including theory and skills courses;
(b) documented experience supervising interpreters and/or student
interpreters;
(c) evidence of an active research program;
(d) NAD-RID and/or ASLTA certification;
(e) minimum of 3 years of experience as a working interpreter; and
(f) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student
success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Date for best consideration: December 1, 2014.
Closing Date: Open until filled. Enquiries about this position can be
addressed to: Professor Sherman Wilcox (mailto:wilcox@unm.edu )

For complete details on application requirements or to apply, visit the
UNMJobs website:
https://unmjobs.unm.edu/
Please reference Posting Number 0827697.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,
veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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position opening
Residential Care
Tucson Residential Foundation
Tucson, AZ

T.R.F. is seeking individuals for Full-time & Part-time positions
providing direct care to individuals with developmental & hearing
disabilities. American Sign Language knowledge preferred but not required.
Must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma/ GED. Evening &
weekend hours avail. EOE.

STARTING WAGE – $8.50 – $8.76/HR

PAID TRAINING FOR NEW EMPLOYEES

BENEFITS AT 90 DAYS

Apply at:
Tucson Residence Foundation
115 S. Sherwood Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85710

Mon. – Fri. 8:30a – 4:30p
e-mail: mailto:c_winkler@qwestoffice.net

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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:
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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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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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 – 07 December 2014

DeafDigest Blue – December 7, 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/deaf-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-deaf-sign-languages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-tired-of-deaf/

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Another Gift Basket Giveaway- You Could Win!

We are giving away another gift basket on the Harris Communications
Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/harriscomm ). Enter to win a
Party Time Gift Basket. All you need to do is Share and Comment on the
Facebook post to enter the drawing. All entries must be submitted by Dec
8, 2pm Central Time.

The Party Time Gift Basket includes ILY Balloons (N439), Party Picks
(N524), Sign Language Playing Cards (N583), Friendship Awareness
Bracelets (N537) in red, blue, green, purple and black, and a Surfing
Santa Ornament (N372) all packaged in a beautiful gift bag. Win the
Party Time Gift Basket for yourself or use it as a gift for someone
special.

The Party Time Gift Basket is not sold on our website, but you can
create something similar by selecting the same novelties from our
website. Or, create your own-there are no limits to what you can put
together!

Be sure to check our Facebook page to enter more giveaways this holiday
season.

To see our selection of novelties, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB120714

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 China Banking Association has agreed to make
its banking systems deaf-friendly.

The deaf people in Zambia are complaining that information
about the upcoming presidential election is inadequate.

The Church of St. Elizabeth in New York, which served
deaf parishioners, has closed up for good – thanks to
budgetary cuts by the Archdiocese of New York.

Hamilton Relay has selected Julianna Fjeld as the 2014
Deaf Community Leader for the state of California. Her
list of accomplishments is long.

TV broadcasters do not really realize how important
subtitles are to the deaf in Great Britain. This is
the accusation made by an activist. He was referring
to the sloppy spelling on the subtitles.

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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TWO DIFFERENT NATIONAL SIGN LANGUAGES IN INDONESIA
The deaf of Indonesia is stuck with two different
sign languages.
It is two – because one was created by the hearing
and the other one created by the deaf.
The deaf are complaining that the signs created
by hearing is too difficult for them to understand.
This is the reason why the deaf leaders created
their own deaf-friendly deaf sign language!

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

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Deaf Housing Rights

as presented by Linda Russell & Katie Voss
at a recent conference

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-housing-rights/

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SAME OLD STORY WITH A NEW HEARING EMPLOYEE
It is always the same old story with a new
hearing employee.
He has never met a deaf person before. He becomes
very friendly, learning fingerspelling and some
signs and chatting with him from time to time.
Suddenly he gets tired of the deaf and ignores
him every day.

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

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attention:

deaf people that ski and/or snowboard

http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-ski-snowboard/

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

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(240)241-7186

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

“You two are always together. Are you both an item?”

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“One of our speakers at the event today will be speaking Spanish.
Can you produce English captions for the entire audience?”

When asked that question at the spur of the moment, a CART provider
may feel totally overwhelmed.

Although it is possible for a CART provider to be bilingual, it is
not a requirement for the job. A few CART providers may be fluent
enough in a foreign language to be able to translate what is being
said in another language into English before writing it on the
steno machine, but there are not very many.

You may want to check with the company providing CART well in
advance of the assignment and see if they do have any bilingual
people they can contact to take this job.

However, the way that a situation like this would usually be
handled is that, in addition to a CART provider, a Spanish
interpreter would also need to be hired. As the interpreter
translates what is said into English, the CART provider would then
be able to take down whatever is said in English.

Some people look at CART providers as machines and assume that they
can write anything that is being said, no matter what language it
is in. That is not true. CART providers need to be fluent in
whatever language or languages they will be providing captions for.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told –

you don’t look deaf to me

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf person has the right to refuse VRI in a
hospital setting, according to an attorney
familiar with the case

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Ukrainian interpreter Natalia Dmytruk made the news
all over the world for telling her deaf audience that
the news she just interpreted was a total lie.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

To love Disney or to hate Disney? Well, Disney
is claiming to be the first studio to have captions
on its 3D movies. The 3D movie – Charles Dickens’
A Christmas Carol is the first one to be 3D captioned,
at least in United Kingdom, not yet in USA.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why are there people that think Gang Sign Language
is the same as ASL?

It actually isn’t.

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Miss Seeton Draws the Line

by

Heron Carvic

a mysterious deaf character is part of the criminal plot

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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 !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Legal Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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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position opening
Outreach Coordinator – Pennsylvania TRS
POTHOS, Inc/Hamilton Relay
state of Pennsylvania

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.

Relocation to Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Travel statewide required.
Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation skills; experience
in public relations activities; familiarity with deaf/hard of hearing
communities, 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 opening
interpreter
Travis County
(Austin, TX)

Provides sign language interpreting services, which may include
assignments for, but not limited to, consumers, staff, one-on-one
appointments, small or large group meetings, telephone calls, documents,
legal situations (probation, jail, counseling, court ordered services) and
other highly technical and complicated meetings and hearings.
Provides advocacy services regarding access by people who are deaf
according to applicable Federal, State and Local laws. Conducts outreach
and education to members of the community, staff, other departments, and
the general public. Provides independent living skills training for
one-on-one or small groups, job development or search to deaf people,
including those with multiple disabilities.

Creates and maintains service records of activities and participants.
Prepares reports and statistics. Mentors other team interpreters, as
required. Provides back-up assistance in scheduling/coordinating
interpreter services and other office duties, as required.
Interpreters holding Level III, IV or V certification or equivalent may
provide interpreting services in legal (not court) situations, which may
include meetings with Attorneys.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics,
Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a directly
related field AND three (3) years interpreting services experience in a
variety of community, health, governmental and social situations,
including medical, one-on-one, and small groups.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Must be certified by the Board of Evaluation of Interpreters of the Texas
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the National Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf.

JOB # 14-02068

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:
http://www.TravisCountyJobs.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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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 – 05 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 5, 2014

 

— Deaf Oops

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency, in Kyotanabe-shi,
a Japanese city, wanted to test its emergency alerting
system with its deaf residents (emails and faxes). The
message “alerted” these people of an emergency crisis.
Yes, deaf people were scared, but when they looked out
the windows, nothing was happening. The agency admitted
they forgot to put on top of the message – “this is a test.”
Making it worse was the 2-hour delay in sending this
“this is a test” corrected message!

 

— Matt Hamill’s retirement and unretirement

Why did Matt Hamill, the deaf fighter, retire and then a year
later, come back? He said friends, coaches and his daughter
would not leave him alone, begging him to come back again.
And when he came back, he could not avoid pain and injury
during practice and training sessions. He also said these
pains were caused by 28 years of continuous competion
(youth wrestling, high school wrestling, college wrestling
and then professional fighting). He did not do well in his
last match against an out of shape fighter.

 

— a deaf boss in a job he loves

John Merks, who is deaf, is the head chocolatier with
the Mildura Chocolate Company in Mildura, a city in
Australia. Why does he love this job despite hard
work, long hours and struggling with production
problems (machines do break down, etc) and dealing
with problem employees? He said:

I just love chocolate

 

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DeafDigest – 04 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 4, 2014

 
— deaf people that refuse medical interpreters

could we lipread a masked doctor or a dentist or
even a health technician? No, if the mask is not
see-through. Yes, if the mask is see-through.
Anne McIntosh, a deaf woman who does not use ASL,
is trying to patent a see-through mask and then
market it among the professionals in the health
care field. Not every deaf person wants an
interpreter during medical appointments.

 

— new captioning rules, good or bad

There is a new debate about new government rules
on movie house captions. It proposes to place
captions below the movie screens in all movie houses.
There are questions about it. Could the deaf person,
sitting in the last row, read the captions?
Would the deaf person, sitting in the front row,
read the captions comfortably? What happens if a
big person sitting in front of you blocks the
captions? And will movie ticket costs go up because
movie house owners would be forced to buy new
captioning equipment. So, is it good or bad?

 
— a big reason for ASL classes very popular

at one high school, ASL classes are very popular.
There is a waiting list of students wanting to take
ASL classes. Why is it popular? Many hearing students
watch this TV program – Switched at Birth and they
say learning ASL is cool!

 

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DeafDigest – 03 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 3, 2014

— ASL town’s most famous person

Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts was known as ASL town
years ago because just about everyone, both deaf and
hearing, used sign language. Was there a “famous” deaf
person living in that town? Yes. It was Benjamin Dexter,
who owned an ice cream parlor in the late 19th century.
He sold ice cream and coconut cakes, a popular treat
in Martha’s Vineyard. Plus he was the town’s best
wood carver. Many of the wood models in the town
came from his hands. Unfortunately a fire destroyed
his store!

 

— another new glasses for movie captions

We already know about the Caption Glass. There is
another one – Invisivision. What is the difference?
Caption Glass uses battery and shows captions only
on the lenses of the glasses. Invisivision does not
use battery and catches captions two different
ways – captions from the movie screen or captions
from the lenses of the glasss. Double captions?
Not really – the movie viewer will have a choice –
to watch screen captions or the lenses captions –
depending on personal comfort and eye strain.
Which is better – Caption Glass or Invisivision?
It is a personal choice and personal comfort.

 

– just one deaf handyman in the state of Georgia

Does the state of Georgia have only just one
deaf handyman? There was a story in a newspaper
today of a deaf handyman that lives in Cherokee
County in Georgia. He said he is the only
handyman in Georgia? The story said he can do
anything in the house. You name it and he will
do it. Really the only one in Georgia? DeafDigest
does not believe the story!

 

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DeafDigest – 02 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 2, 2014

 

— a picture of a car that is deaf

Dr. Peter C. Hauser owns a deaf car. He is deaf and is a
deaf clinical neuropsychologist at NTID. To take
a look at the picture, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/a-deaf-man-and-his-deaf-car/

A few years ago he had his deaf brain photographed.
To take a look at the deaf brain picture, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-brain/

 

 

— Netflix in trouble with the deaf again

Netflix in trouble with the deaf again? We all
remember that this company refused to caption
their DVDs not too long ago. There are deaf people
that love music and are frustrated that Netflix
will not caption the songs. Why? Netflix said
they don’t have legal permission from songwiters
to caption the songs! There is already talk of
another legal action against Netflix!

 
— the smiley and the deaf

Many people, the deaf included, use smileys
:-), :), or (: in emails, to show happy face
or sad face. Japanese people, emailing each
other, also use smileys, but it is different.
These Japanese smileys are (*_*), (“)(-_-)(“),
(T_T)). It was designed and developed by
Wakabayashi Yasushi. He is deaf.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 December 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 1, 2014

— a picture of deaf beer brewer in action

Deaf Brewer Ken Fischer travels to Europe just about
every year to share his Deaf Beer brews with these breweries.
Here is another picture of Ken in action:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-beer-another-toccalmatto-picture/

 

— a tale of a past ambulance driver who was deaf

A deaf man was a former ambulance driver. How did
he get that job? It was during World War II; the
regular driver left to serve in the war. Because
many young hearing men also served, there was a
serious labor shortage in all jobs. That was how
the deaf man got that job as an ambulance driver.
He said it was a 24-hour job; the hearing nurses
had to run to him with ambulance run assignments.
He didn’t like the job because it required him to
work 24 hours every day. That deaf man is now 90
years old but remembers clearly these
ambulance-driving days!

 
— deaf person barred from Bed and Breakfast inn

Jackie Locke, who is deaf, and her hearing friend,
wanted to spend a short vacation weekend at a Bed
and Breakfast place. The owner would not allow them,
and they are filing a discrimination complaint with
the local government. Why weren’t they allowed? The
owner was afraid the deaf woman would make so much
noise in her room, thus disturbing the guests.
This incident took place in Great Britain.

 

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