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DeafDigest – 31 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 31 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 30 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 30, 2015

 

— two last minute stuff about deaf in Super Bowl

it happens every year!
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-superbowl/

also

A Bowl player named Chicklet is a deaf puppy.
She will be showing her football skills for
Team Fluff in the Puppy Bowl XI. How good
is she? Well, she is one of the starters
with the Fluff team! And she becomes the
second deaf puppy to play in the history
of the Puppy Bowl. And hopefully she will
drag the deflated (no pun intended) ball
across the goal line for a touchdown!

 

— deaf Pageant contestant kicked out

In Asia, Pageants are taken more seriously
than in USA. Anyway, Christine Balaguer,
a deaf Filipino woman was entered into the
National Pageant. Suddenly, she was kicked
out. Why? The Pageant organizers are not
saying anything and this deaf woman still
does not understand why she was kicked out!
It made the news in the Philippines media.
Yes, she’s very upset about it.

 

— a new word for Certified Deaf Interpreters

A growing field is Certified Deaf Interpreting
(CDI). More deaf individuals are becoming
CDIs, whereas there was no such a thing as
CDI in the past. A friend gave DeafDigest
editor a new word to describe CDI. It is
ASLizer, as their sign language is ASLized,
and they do ASLizing while interpreting
on the stage!

 

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DeafDigest – 29 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 29, 2015

 

— a deaf-owned building is sold

From time to time DeafDigest mentions deaf social
clubs closing up. Well, some of these deaf clubs
own their buildings. This list is now one less.
The Wilmington Club for the Deaf in Delaware has
put their building up for sale. Same reason –
declining membership. The club will continue,
however.

 
— a corporate CEO’s big shock

Eddie V’s is a steak and seafood chain that serves
expensive dishes. There are 12 such restaurants in
Texas, California, Arizona, Illinois and Florida.
Every year this chain selects one of their chefs
as the Eddie V’s Chef of the Year. This year’s
winner is Charleston Wallace of Tampa, Florida.
He is deaf and the Eddie V’s CEO was shocked
about it as no one told him before!

 

 

— an interpreter accused of fakery

Few months ago, a deaf interpreter signed the
speech of a mayor, explaining what Ebola was
all about and how serious it is. Some deaf
people, watching the speech, thought the
interpreter was making up the story and
accused him of fakery. It was real and
not a fake – and this interpreter is the same
Jonathan Lamberton, who wowed the hearing
audience few days ago re the mayor’s NYC
blizzard speech!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 28 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 28, 2015

 

— the invisible sign language

What is Invisible Sign Language? The February 2015
edition of Readers’ Digest ran a piece about
a TV character that worked in a forensics crime
lab. It said that character Abby Sciuto (played
by NCIS actress Pauley Perrette) is fluent in
sign language. Well, she has never used ASL in
any of these NCIS episodes. This is why it is
the Invisible Sign Language!

 

— a “star” interpreter

Are interpreters, both deaf and hearing, supposed to
be cast as “rock stars”? No, but last year newspapers
played up a woman who fascinated the hearing audience
with her interpreting at New York City political speeches.
And now this, the newspapers are also playing up
a deaf interpreter who wowed the audience with his
interpreting of the mayor’s speech. Maybe it is only
in New York where fascinating interpreters are called
rock stars by hearing people that know nothing about
sign language!

 
— a war in the Deaf Community

There was a posting on a web site about smartphones
and the deaf. It says that smartphones destroy
deaf clubs! Why? The writer said deaf people would
rather chat with each other through their smartphones
instead of face to face at deaf clubs. Sad to say,
the writer is probably correct – but with one
exception – deaf people love to chat with each
other at Starbucks!

 

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DeafDigest – 27 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 27, 2015

— an amazing non-interpreter

Yesenia Diosdado saw an automobile accident near her
home in Kansas. She ran over and realized the trapped
driver was deaf. The paramedics couldn’t communicate
with the driver. She jumped in and volunteered to
interpret. Thanks to her, the paramedics got the
information and knew what to do with the injured driver.
Why is it amazing? Because she is just 10 years old!
She learned sign language from her hearing mother.

 

— a bank cruel to a deaf customer

A deaf customer went to the ATM machine to get some
cash. The machine “swallowed” her card. She tried to
reach the bank through a relay to get a replacement
card. The bank refused, saying she must use voice
telephone with the customer service representative.
She told the bank of her deafness. The bank still
refused. This went on for three weeks, until she
gave up and filed legal action with a city
ombudsman. He ruled in favor of the deaf customer
and fined the bank. It did not take place in USA,
but in Great Britain.

 
— a website comment about Marlee Matlin

The movienewsguide.com posted an article –
The Top 10 Oscar One Hit Wonders. It listed 10
movie stars that won an Oscar and never again
got another big movie role. Marlee was listed as
one of these stars. The article said – Marlee
is one of the most inspirational actresses to
ever won an Oscar, and that she never appeared
in movies that would have helped win another Oscar.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 26, 2015

 
— most popular baseball player and a deaf fan

Baseball fans and sports fans all over the world
have mourned the death of Mr Cub – Ernie Banks.
He was much loved because he was humble and
was an outstanding citizen. A long time ago
a picture was taken of him and a deaf fan –
Vaughn Hallada (Wisconsin). Pictures are at:

http://deafdigest.com/great-baseball-player-and-deaf-fan/

 

 

 

— a deaf musician by the numbers

1 (first) – full time percussion musician
3 – Grammy awards
30 – solo recordings
50 – countries performed in
2,000 – collection of ancient musicial instruments
2.500 – concert performances

this busy musician is Evelyn Glennie, Great Britain, and she is deaf

 

 

— lipreading a movie

Could a movie be lipread? There was a showing of a famous
silent film (1927) in Rochester, NY. Several deaf people,
watching the film – Fly Low Jack and the Game – said they
could lipread without watching the silent captions.
That film, by the way, has been rated #2,405th best film
by a movie critic.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 January 2015

DeafDigest Gold – January 25, 2015

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 19th year

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ci-gene-therapy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-driver-hearing-driver-accident/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/last-minute-deaf-air-trip-not-impossible/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coolidge-coin-sold-out/

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Entertaining Movies at Harris Communications

When it is cold outside, stay indoors and be entertained with
a movie from ASL Films. Each title is signed in ASL, closed
captioned, with no audio.

Harris Communications has these titles available:

“Hard Man” (DVD431)

“Gerald” (DVD420)

“Forget Me Not” (DVD419)

“Black Sand” (DVD418)

“The Legend of the Mountain Man” (DVD421)
“Versa Effect” (DVD422)

“Wrong Game” (DVD423)

From drama, to suspense, to comedy, there is a movie for everyone.

To learn more about each film, watch a movie trailer under each
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To see all the movies from ASL Films, go to:
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Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf people that use interpreters to allow them
to function in jobs in Great Britain may be
facing a crisis as the government may cut back
on funding of these interpeters.

The state of Minnesota officially celebrated the
Martin Luther King Jr Day. One of the people
honored is Galinda Goss-Kuehn. She is deaf and
is being honored for her work with the Deaf Adult
Basic Education Program

Four small Japanese towns have set up a set of procedures
to send emergency messages for deaf residents in case of
disasters (floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc).

There was a story run in an Australian newspaper about
one deaf person, whose ears are sensitive enough to
determine how the wind turbines are performing.

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology has
honored Julie Ebers as the Student of the Month.
She is deaf and her goal is to become a nurse.

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LAST MINUTE AIR FLIGHTS IMPOSSIBLE FOR SOME DEAF
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 Cochlear Implants 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.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/last-minute-deaf-air-trip-not-impossible/

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Gallaudet president job description

http://deafdigest.com/2015-gallaudet-president-job-description/

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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:
The picture of that coin is at:
http://www.deafdigest.com/coolidge.htm

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coolidge-coin-sold-out/

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very fussy about selecting interpreters

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-fussy-about-interpreters/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

some banks are afraid of the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bank/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Mobile Association of the Deaf

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

note:
listing is free for deaf clubs and organizations. If you
wish to have your club listed, email barry@deafdigest.com

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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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OR UGLY BASEMENT?

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Contact Elijah Gold for FREE ESTIMATE at:
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Deaf Book of the Week

Dead Body Language

by Penny Warner

written by Penny Warner, year 1997; published by the
Bantam Book; is about a deaf detective solving a crime

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-dead-body-language/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– garbage truck driver

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are so many deaf videos not captioned?

A. Very time consuming.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Breakfast

I was frying eggs for breakfast.

I always use plenty of pepper on my eggs.

It just happened that my pepper mill was out of pepper corn!

So, I use already ground pepper in a can from McCormick.

I flipped one side open and it poured!

Oh, what a hot spicy breakfast I had!

Lesson learned! I need to feel the top before shaking!

Coffee refill coming up!

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 a future Hallmark movie will feature a deaf
actor in a leading role

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DeafHistory:

Year 1853

Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf has
been founded. It continues to this day.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

250
in India, which has many, many deaf people!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Louisiana State – Matthew Klotz, incoming FR 2015, swimming

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Clint Thomas, rodeo, Georgia

still at it with the minor league circuit, often finishing
among the leaders in roping

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DeafSports Library:

Olympic gold medal swimmer Jeff Float

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-olympic-gold-medal-swimmer-jeff-float/

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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

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Job Opening
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehab Counselor Trainee (RCD)
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Fishersville, Virginia

Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

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

This position is located in Fishersville, Virginia, which is in the
Shenandoah Valley and is 15 minutes from the Virginia School for the
Deaf and the Blind.  For more information on the area, review the
Shenandoah Valley Travel Association website
http://www.visitshenandoah.org/

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I
(Trainee) level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not
selected. The minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is
$28,782-54,653. The minimum salary for a Counselor II (fully
qualified) is $37,047-70,801. To review the position and apply, visit
the website
https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Central Supervisory Union public schools
Montpelier, Vermont

(serves towns of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, and Worcester)

The Teacher of the Deaf is a full-time teaching position to work in
PreK-12 programs and with individual students within the Washington
Central Supervisory Union public schools.

Job Requirements:
1 Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to communicate,
the challenges encountered by the students with hearing loss in a mainstream
setting.

2 Assess the instructional, organizational, and professional needs of client
schools

3. Facilitate parent involvement and support of family goals in the
education of their child.

4. Monitor the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM systems and other
assistive devices

5. Participate in IEP meetings and/or other meetings

6. Knowledge of teaching complex language structures and vocabulary development in
students with hearing loss.

Qualifications:
1. Master’s in education of the deaf with a focus on listening and spoken language.

2. Experience with and knowledge of mainstreaming students with hearing loss.

3. An understanding of best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

4. Knowledge of common modifications and accommodations for students with hearing
loss and the ability to articulate what they are and their benefit.

5. Able to communicate well with a diverse group of people, both hearing and those
with hearing loss with diplomacy.

6. Able to function effectively as a team member and work collaboratively with
others to share information and ideas.

7. Able to participate in IEP meetings, write goals and objectives and report on
them at meetings and in written reports.

to apply, email mailto:rfair@u32.org

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position opening
Statewide Coordinator for Deafness Services
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Fulton county, Georgia

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
GVRA
Vocational Rehabilitation

County of Vacancy: Fulton
Functional Area: Social Services/Counseling

Recruitment Period: 12/30/2014 – 1/23/2015
Number of Openings: 1
Shift: First
Screening Type: Resume Review

Annual Salary Minimum: $39,038.32
Annual Salary Maximum: $53,728.30
Salary Details: This position is pay grade 16 based on the Statewide
Salary Plan. Salary is based on education and experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Under general supervision, develops and maintains mutually beneficial
partnerships for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services with
agencies such as the Department of Education, the Department of
Technical and Adult Education, Developmental Disabilities, Mental
Health, the Social Security Administration, the Statewide Independent
Living Council (SILC), and other external resources/organizations
related to consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing. Statewide
travel is required.

· Supports the development and successful implementation of
initiatives as identified by the Strategic Agenda.
· Identifies potential new stakeholders, maintains established
relationships and collaborates with the deaf-blind, deaf and hard of
hearing communities to ensure provision of quality services to VR
customers.
· Monitors and reports on the use of stakeholder resources in the
deaf-blind, deaf and hard of hearing community.
· Responds to request for information about stakeholders in deaf and
hard of hearing communities.
· Researches grant and other funding opportunities. Submits proposals
to strengthen the work service delivery system.
· Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field
by reading appropriate books, journals, and other literature by
attending related seminars and conferences. Applies pertinent new
knowledge to performance of other responsibilities and shares
information with VR Staff.

Minimum Training & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a related field
and two years of related experience Or Master’s degree in a related
field Or Five years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to meeting the minimum qualification, preference will be
given to applicants with the following qualifications.
· Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, counseling,
psychology, education or a related field
· One year work experience in human service delivery capacity with
persons with sensory disabilities
· Current certification by the Commission on Counselor Certification
· Minimum of Intermediate Sign language skill level as measured by
the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLIPI).

Additional Information:
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide
information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified
applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an
interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency
for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not
selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory
applicant pool has been identified.

For more information about this job contact:*
http://www.gvra.georgia.gov

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open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf
positions at Springfield, MA

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

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator – Springfield MA
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

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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Employment Opportunity
Director of Statewide Programs and/or Services for Children, who are Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind
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
(below)

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

PH: 302-552-2650  –  FX: 302-552-2651

Website:  http://www.christinak12.org
Website:  http://www.joindelawareschools.org

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

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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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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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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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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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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 – 26 January 2015

DeafDigest Blue – January 25, 2015

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pro-player-tv-commercial/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gestures-for-deaf-on-tv/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/antii-deaf-police-fired/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gesture-insulting-deaf/

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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:

In 2009, Marywood bought the old property of the
Scranton State School for the Deaf. Six years
later, the property remains as is, as Marywood
reportedly has no plans for it!

William Parr, who is deaf, is the author of an
upcoming book that profiles the leading families
of Tyler, Texas during Civil War years. This book
is not deaf related, despite the deafness of the
author.

History was made in Texas when a DeafBlind
person was able to make a relay call with a
relay provider, helped by special equipment
and software.

Louisiana Association of the Deaf is pushing for
Deaf Child’s Bill of Rights to be enacted

The state of Massachusetts will be setting up
a new training program for interpreters in
medical settings.

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2015 National On-line Deafblind Conference

January 24th and 25th

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

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

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

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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!

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

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2015 National On-line Deafblind Conference

January 24th and 25th

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

DeafDigest contributing writer Rene Pellerin will be doing
a half hour show during the conference.

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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.

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

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Gallaudet president job description

http://deafdigest.com/2015-gallaudet-president-job-description/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

people assuming interpreters learn sign language
after dating a deaf person.

Said one interpreter:

I learned signs as a teenager on my own even before
I married my deaf spouse

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people find out what I do for a living, one topic that many
people immediately bring up is captioning errors. People are always
reading the screens of CART providers and realtime captioners as we
write what is being said, and because we are human, there will always
be some mistakes. Captioners and CART providers cannot stop and go
back to correct mistakes. Everyone sees the mistakes that we
make.

It is very important that users of realtime captioning understand
what an acceptable error rate is and what is not acceptable.
Unfortunately, even if a captioner is writing at 99.9% accuracy,
there will still be 10 misstrokes for every 10,000 steno strokes.
People often focus on those 10 misstrokes rather than the 9,990
strokes that are correct.

To do a little comparison with something that most of us are familiar
with, imagine if you were typing on a computer keyboard and you were
typing 10,000 keystrokes without taking a break.  If you only had 10
incorrect keystrokes, you would probably be very happy with your
accuracy.

Of course, there are some captioners and captioning programs out
there that may not be doing a good job, and consumers of captioning
should voice their concerns to help to improve the quality. If there
is a mistake in every sentence or if one in every 10 or 20 words is
wrong, let the people in charge know that the captioning is not good
enough. Sometimes the people in charge have no idea what good
captioning is.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

You have a problem with something and you walk to the
customer service booth. You tell the representative that
you are deaf; he suddenly turns on his voice volume to
very loud levels. Very embarrassing!

(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

In Spain, the court has allowed a deaf couple to
adopt a hearing child. It was said to be the first
time in the nation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Not too many of us knew who Dennis Flanagan was.
But some of us read Scientific American magazine.
Dennis, who passed away earlier in the week
at the age of 85, was deaf.
He served as the editor of Scientific
American, making it his lifetime profession.
Dennis was praised for his work in helping
the magazine raise its circulation from 40,000 to
600,000 subscribers.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A while ago the District of Columbia police department
was thinking of disbanding its special units to deal
with special communities. One of the units slated for
closing was the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison Unit.
It was announced that these special units will
continue as is – much to the relief of deaf and
hard of hearing residents of Washington, DC.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that more DVDs are captioned but the songs
are not captioned? More difficult to caption songs
than to caption regular dialogue?????

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Shrine

by

James Herbert

a little deaf girl meets a ghost that makes her hearing!

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

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

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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Job Opening
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehab Counselor Trainee (RCD)
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Fishersville, Virginia

Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

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

This position is located in Fishersville, Virginia, which is in the
Shenandoah Valley and is 15 minutes from the Virginia School for the
Deaf and the Blind.  For more information on the area, review the
Shenandoah Valley Travel Association website
http://www.visitshenandoah.org/

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I
(Trainee) level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not
selected. The minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is
$28,782-54,653. The minimum salary for a Counselor II (fully
qualified) is $37,047-70,801. To review the position and apply, visit
the website
https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

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announcing openings
Teachers of the Deaf
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Visit ASD website
http://www.asd-1817.org for detailed information

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in
West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating
as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first
permanent school for the deaf in America

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate
State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of
Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a
second language preferred.  Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special
Education will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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career announcement
Agency Director
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

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

POSITION Agency Director
AGENCY COPD Albuquerque
STATUS Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Manages all aspects of Southwest Community Services. (SCS) Community
Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico to include budget
development, staff management, policy development, contract/license
compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease
management. Position assures a local presence for the interpreting program
in New Mexico through working with the interpreting community, Deaf
community and funding partners to ensure continual quality services to the
local community. Assists SCS. Executive Director with organizational
structure development, strategic planning, fiscal operations and
fundraising activities. Works with the Operations Director to assure local
interpreting needs and structure are met. Position may from time to time
be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other
duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
. Assists in formulating administrative and operational policies needed
for agency and SCS
. Oversees the daily operation of the agency, contracts and collections
processes; quality of services and billing processes
. Develops and refines organizational structure for service delivery
. Assists in the selection of training and supervision of staff, interns
and volunteers
. Develops yearly budget, oversees revenue/expenditures, and tracks
billing processes
. Assists in the preparation of fiscal and programmatic reports, as needed
. Oversees agency billing, collections and expenses processes
. Works with professionals and members of the Deaf Community to maintain
an Agency Advisory Board
. Oversees and supervises the COPD-NM Interpreting, Vocational, Deaf-Blind
Services and Client Service Departments, as well as all services offered
at COPD-New Mexico
. Partners with the Agency board in the establishment of priorities and
goal setting for COPD-NM
. Works with the interpreting community to assure quality programming and
best practices
. Works as a team with the SCS Super Center to assure quality interpreting
in New Mexico
. Works throughout the state to determine issues and concerns affecting
Deaf persons and persons with a hearing loss in the areas of interpreting,
independent living, vocational services, Deaf-Blind and other hearing loss
populations and services
. Works as part of the SCS Executive Director’s team to assure that local
New Mexico issues and concerns are reviewed
. Works with the Operations Director to assure continual quality
interpreting and that operations are effective.
. Provides information for continual growth of interpreting services
. Conducts monthly Board meetings
. Facilitates community involvement and sets a responsive tone with staff,
the community, and Board members
. Works as a team in development of reports that determine continual
adherence to productivity measurement and monthly fill rates and works
with the team to develop procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
. Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of
contract interpreters
. Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes
based on community needs and service operation; shares information with
the Executive Director and Director of Operations for future planning.
. Provides information to the Agency Advisory Board regarding all aspects
of COPD-NM services
. Assists in policy and program development
. Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS
policies
. Assists in the preparation of grants and contract proposals
. Develops and performs staff, program and agency evaluations
. Plans project and grant activities to assure that goals and objectives
are met in a systematic and timely fashion
. Manages contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation,
private foundations and other governmental entities
. Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all
agency programs
. Works with the community to provide education on deafness and to develop
private funding sources
. Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
. Communicates all contractual, staff and funding issues with Executive
Director
. Works with New Mexico Community leaders at the Commission, Governor’s
Council, Vocational Rehabilitation and other stakeholders to assure
continued development of programs to address the needs of consumers with a
hearing loss
. Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract
requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel
Policies and Procedures
. Develops methods of assessing staffing patterns needed, productivity and
the quality of services provided
. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing
constructive performance feedback and separating employees
. Plans, organizes and leads staff meetings
. 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
. Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social
Science, Social Work or Education
. 5 years of professional/technical experience in personnel
administration, rehabilitation, social work or employment services with a
broad knowledge of occupational information
. 5 years of experience supervising and managing a community service
program
. 3 years of experience analyzing budgetary information
. 3 years of experience in proposal and grant writing
. Proven strong communication skills . oral and written are clear,
concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and
tone
. Pass FBI Background Check
. Fluency in American Sign Language
. Ability to work with a diverse group of people, establishing positive
relationships
. Pass drug screening
. Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor
Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
. Additional Education in related field
. Additional years of directly related experience
. Personal experience with Deafness and Deaf culture

SALARY $19.50 – $30.23 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
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

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

STATUS    Exempt

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
.    Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related
field
.    5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
.    2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
.    Fluent in American Sign Language skills
.    1 year of supervisory experience
.    Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
.    Pass drug screening
.    Pass FBI Background Check
.    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

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

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

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

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

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

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

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
Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Liberal Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenured

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
12-Aug-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
The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute
of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at
the Assistant Professor rank in Criminal Justice to start August
2015. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in the
Criminal Justice major, as well as relevant interdisciplinary courses
in the General Education core as needed.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the Department of
Liberal Studies, the college of NTID, and RIT through research and
through mentoring of pre baccalaureate and baccalaureate Deaf and
Hard of Hearing students.  We seek individuals who also have the
ability and interest to contribute 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.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Ph.D, or ABD, in Criminal Justice, Juris Doctor, or terminal degree
in a closely related field completed by June 2015.
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.
– Evidence of scholarly activity and productivity in the field.
– Experience teaching and mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing
undergraduate students in introductory courses in Criminal Justice,
as well as relevant interdisciplinary courses in General Education.
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559105 , search openings, then
KEYWORD SEARCH: 1459BR.

Please submit your  application, your cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications, and
upload the following attachments:

– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
– A description of research plans, potential to collaborate with
other faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate
students in research
– A statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also
addresses commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
– Up to three sample publications/preprints (max size 5MB)
– A “contribution to diversity” statement.

Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one
of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly
via email to mailto:pjknge@rit.edu

You can contact the search committee with questions about the
position at mailto:careers@rit.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by
January 15, 2015.

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

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Liberal Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
12-Aug-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
The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute
of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at
the Assistant Professor rank in clinical, cognitive, developmental,
behavioral, educational, or social psychology, starting August 2015.
Responsibilities include teaching and tutoring introductory
psychology courses, and related courses as needed.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the Department of
Liberal Studies, the college of NTID, and RIT through research and
through mentoring of pre baccalaureate and baccalaureate Deaf and
Hard of Hearing students.  We are seeking individuals who also have
the ability and interest to contribute 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
– Ph.D., or ABD, in Psychology, or in a closely related field
completed by June 2015.
– Experience teaching and mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing
undergraduate students in introductory psychology and related
courses.
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.
– Evidence of scholarly activity and productivity in the field.
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559109 . Search openings, then
KEYWORD SEARCH:1460BR.

Please submit your application, your cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications and
upload the following attachments:

– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
– A description of research plans, potential to collaborate with
other faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate in research
– A statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also
addresses commitment to undergraduate education
– Up to three sample publications/preprints (max size each
sample-5MB)
– A “contribution to diversity” statement.

Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one
of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly
via email to pjknge@rit.edu.

You can contact the search committee with questions about the
position at mailto:careers@rit.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by
January 15, 2015.

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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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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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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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 – 23 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 23, 2015

 

 

— a deaf-owned advertising agency with big clients

It is the dream of every advertising agency to have these
clients – Toyota, Tiger Woods Foundation, Lexus,
West Coast Choppers, a big hotel chain, a college, etc.
The agency – AkinsParker, which is located in Santa Ana,
California, is deaf-owned. The owner is Geoff Akins,
and he has operated this business for 10 years. He says
he is a success because of his “deaf eyes” – meaning he
sees things with the ad designs that his hearing
competitors don’t!

 

 

— a deaf question at a Super Bowl

Super Bowls always create excitement. In a past Super Bowl
press conference, former quarterback Jim Plunkett was
asked this question – is your father deaf? He was not too
pleased with this question because his father was blind.

 

 

— an interesting family involvement with sign language

Many hearing parents and hearing brothers and sisters learn
signs to communicate with a deaf family member. There is
a twist – in Malawi, a small African nation, there is
a push to teach sign language with families that have
a deaf member. The twist is that the nation is encouraging
aunts, uncles, cousins to learn signs! Normally it is
close family members (mother, father, brothers, sisters)
that learn signs – but not the distant members!

 
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DeafDigest – 22 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 22, 2015

 
— a new deaf contestant on a TV show

In the TV program – Survivor: Worlds Apart — White Collar
vs. Blue Collar vs. No Collar, there are 18 contestants.
One of the contestants is Nina Poersch. She is deaf. This
program starts on February 25th. At stake is one million
dollars prize money.

 

 

— a fancy London restaurant kicks out a wealthy patron

A deaf waitress, with her two hearing aids, was serving
a large table group at a fancy London restaurant. A
woman, in that group, thought the waitress was wearing
headphones, and complained about it with the restaurant
manager. He explained to her that these “headphones”
were actually hearing aids. The woman didn’t believe
it and continued to complain, much to the embarrassment
of her husband and friends in that table group. The
manager defended his waitress and kicked the woman
out of the restaurant. Her husband then gave the
deaf waitress a very big tip!

 

 

— Facebook wants to help the deaf

Facebook is testing something new with its Messenger
app. It will convert voice messages to text. Is
that good or bad for the deaf? Good, if text is
perfect with no spelling errors. Bad, if it has
many spelling errors.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 21, 2015

 

 

— International Deaf Company

A group of fake-deaf people have been fooling
small town people that they work for the
International Deaf Company. They enter shops
and stores and steal stuff. The merchants
were fooled because they couldn’t tell the
difference between real deaf people and
fake-deaf people. The police is looking
these thieves.

 

 

— a deaf restaurant improves its services

Cafe Signes is a amall cafe in Paris; nearly all
of the employees are deaf; the few hearing
employees use sign language. This restaurant
just put in two new improvements. One is placing
different lights on each table. When hungry
patrons want to order more food, they wave these
special lights to get attention of the deaf waiters.
The other improvement is giving each waiter a
vibrating buzzer. This tells them that food
from the kitchen is ready to be served.

A picture of two of the deaf employees is at:
http://deafdigest.com/two-deaf-employees-at-cafe-signes-paris/

 

 

— deaf marketing a big athletic event

Two big tennis tournaments are taking place – the
Australian Open and the Shanghai Rolex Masters. World’s
best tennis players compete in these tournaments.
Four top tennis players have been selected to help
market these big events. One of them is Lee Duck-hee,
a deaf tennis player from South Korea. He is rated
as one of the best young tennis players in the world.

 

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DeafDigest – 20 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 20, 2015

 

 

— a deaf involvement in other New England Pats controversy

New England Patriots is in the Super Bowl but the team cannot
escape controversy. The latest one is the play clock behaving
funny in the 3rd quarter of the game with the Colts. The Pats
had the ball with 6:11 remaining, and with .05 seconds
remaining on the play clock. Suddenly with 6:10 remaining,
the play clock, which should have shown .04 seconds remaining,
suddenly shot up to 25 seconds! Well, what about it? The
fan who shot the video of this funny clock is a deaf person. He
had the video posted on his facebook, and already, probably
over 1,000,000 hits!

 

 
— most popular site in DC agrees to be accessible

The National Museum of Crime and Punishment, located in
Washington, DC, will now be accessible to the deaf,
under agreement with the Justice Department. How popular
is this museum? People visiting DC have rated this museum
as a must “visit” site along with the White House and
other sites.

 

— a popular person captions all of his videos

Who is Tyler Oakley? He is well known among youtube
followers for his comments on many issues – healthcare,
education, youth peer pressure, humor, etc. One of his
friends is Michelle Obama. He made an important
announcement – that all of his youtube videos are to be
captioned – captioned professionally, not from
these freebie captioning software (that leads to
so many errors). Many of us have our own favorite
web sites – and many, many of these videos are NOT
captioned!

 

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DeafDigest – 19 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 19, 2015

 
— Tom Selleck movie insulting a famous deaf person

Tom Selleck starred in the movie “Twelve Mile Road” (2003). It was
shown on Saturday night on TV. The movie captions suddenly showed
a quote which said “…..imitating Marlee Matlin…..” It was so
quick that there was no time to write it down. If a quote imitates
a famous hearing person saying something funny, then it may be a
compliment. But if it imitates a famous deaf person using Deaf
Speech then it is an insult!

 

 

 

— Super Bowl has one thing in common with a deaf organization

The Super Bowl is coming up, and sorry, Derrick Coleman will not
play, as he is injured and out of season. He will receive his
second Super Bowl ring if Seattle wins. Anyway, many of us
are hoping that ALL Super Bowl ads will be captioned. It has
never happened in the past. The Super Bowl has one thing
in common with —- the National Association of the Deaf!
Why? Many advertisers save their best ads for the Super Bowl;
many deaf companies save their best products for the NAD
conference exhibit hall area.

 
— invisible deaf club

Hutchinson, Kansas is a town of 40,000 people. Is there a
deaf social club in that town? This was what one person
contacted a newspaper, wanting that information. That newspaper
reached a hearing aid dealer, an independent living center,
several disabled support groups, etc. No luck! It is a
surprise that this newspaper reporter did not do a google
search. These searches would show – Kansas School for the
Deaf, Kansas Association of the Deaf, Hutchison Association
of the Deaf, Kansas Deaf News, etc. Don’t know why the
reporter chose the wrong search path?

 

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DeafDigest – 18 January 2015

DeafDigest Gold – January 18, 2015

Gold 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; 19th year

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-social-life/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ear-whisper-shout/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ci-gene-therapy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-driver-hearing-driver-accident/

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New Powerful Memoir at Harris Communications

“Deception: A Deaf Girl’s Journey Through Trust, Betrayal, Abuse, and
Redemption” (B1291) is the story of Deb Myers who suffered gender
abuse at a young age from an older married teacher.

You will read of her life as a Deaf girl of Deaf parents, the events
leading up to the abuse, the aftermath and lingering effects on her
marriage.

Along the way, God worked in her life and led her into the role of a
pastor’s wife and eventually the realization the abuse was not her
fault.

This uplifting story of God’s grace, mercy and redemption is
available at Harris Communications for $14.99.

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG011815

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The staff at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf voted
to affiliate with an union. The vote was a secret.

Bridget Hilton, the director of the LSTN Headphones,
have been donating hearing aids for each set of headphones
the company sell. These hearing aids go to children in
underdeveloped nations.

The Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf will be celebrating
the 50th anniversary of ownership of its own building. This
special event takes place on April 25, 2015.

Sheri Farinha has been appointed by the governor to the
California Domestic Violence Advisory Council. She is
a long time director of the NorCal Services for Deaf and
Hard of Hearing.

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2015 National On-line Deafblind Conference

January 24th and 25th

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

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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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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
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GENE THERAPY HELPING SOME CI PEOPLE?
Could gene therapy help some CI people hear better?
A British scientist says it is possible. Gene therapy
means new genes used to treat some diseases and medical
problems.
When a person becomes more deaf because of age, then
a CI may be useless – and it is the reason why the
British scientist is trying to fix it.

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

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Gallaudet president job description

http://deafdigest.com/2015-gallaudet-president-job-description/

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A COMMON COMMENT AFTER A DEAF/HEARING AUTO ACCIDENT
What is the most common comment when there are
automobile accidents involving deaf and hearing drivers?
The angry hearing driver would say:

deaf people should not be allowed to drive!

The hearing driver would still say that even if the
accident was his fault and the deaf driver was innocent.

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

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What is audism?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-definition-of-audism/

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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
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– 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
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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

deaf choices in Wyoming
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wyoming/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Maine Association of the Deaf

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

note:
listing is free for deaf clubs and organizations. If you
wish to have your club listed, email barry@deafdigest.com

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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

Sign of Foul Play

by Penny Warner

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-sign-of-foul-play/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– seafood vendor

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it so difficult for the deaf person
to obtain a high level executive position, even
with an interpreter?

A. Hearing people have no patience.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

An international DeafBlind Online Conference is scheduled
for January 24 and 25.

Imagine, this online conference will be translated into many
languages by voice recognition!

Captions and subtitles will be shown as well.

For Braille users, good news!  You can register and will be given
a special webpage address.

This webpage will be text only and can be read via Braille!

Audio description will be provided for the Blind who are hearing.

For those who are DeafBlind, you can register for free!

Come and join us for two days!

Anyone can join!  Registration information below:

http://issuu.com/dbtip/docs/db-tip_2015_conference_program_1.16/0

Come one, come all!

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 a future Hallmark movie will feature a deaf
actor in a leading role

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DeafHistory:

575-550 BC

Croesus, king of Lydia (Greece) fathered a deaf son
but refused to give him a name!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

60,000

number of times a cartoon about hearing misunderstanding
deaf (Japanese publication) was re-tweeted!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Rogers Printup has signed up to play basketball
next season at University of California at Davis

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tyson Gillies is a free agent in minor league
baseball after being released by the Philadelphia
Phillies. He is hoping to hook up with another
minor league system when spring training starts
next month.

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DeafSports Library:

awaiting baseball spring training are these players:

Noro Daiki – pro baseball in Japan
Tyson Gillies – currently a free agent

in the past there were as many as 4-5 deaf players
but most of them were released after not performing
up to major league standards

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

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

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
Teacher of the Deaf
Central Supervisory Union public schools
Montpelier, Vermont

(serves towns of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, and Worcester)

The Teacher of the Deaf is a full-time teaching position to work in
PreK-12 programs and with individual students within the Washington
Central Supervisory Union public schools.

Job Requirements:
1 Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to communicate,
the challenges encountered by the students with hearing loss in a mainstream
setting.

2 Assess the instructional, organizational, and professional needs of client
schools

3. Facilitate parent involvement and support of family goals in the
education of their child.

4. Monitor the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM systems and other
assistive devices

5. Participate in IEP meetings and/or other meetings

6. Knowledge of teaching complex language structures and vocabulary development in
students with hearing loss.

Qualifications:
1. Master’s in education of the deaf with a focus on listening and spoken language.

2. Experience with and knowledge of mainstreaming students with hearing loss.

3. An understanding of best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

4. Knowledge of common modifications and accommodations for students with hearing
loss and the ability to articulate what they are and their benefit.

5. Able to communicate well with a diverse group of people, both hearing and those
with hearing loss with diplomacy.

6. Able to function effectively as a team member and work collaboratively with
others to share information and ideas.

7. Able to participate in IEP meetings, write goals and objectives and report on
them at meetings and in written reports.

to apply, email mailto:rfair@u32.org

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position opening
Statewide Coordinator for Deafness Services
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Fulton county, Georgia

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
GVRA
Vocational Rehabilitation

County of Vacancy: Fulton
Functional Area: Social Services/Counseling

Recruitment Period: 12/30/2014 – 1/23/2015
Number of Openings: 1
Shift: First
Screening Type: Resume Review

Annual Salary Minimum: $39,038.32
Annual Salary Maximum: $53,728.30
Salary Details: This position is pay grade 16 based on the Statewide
Salary Plan. Salary is based on education and experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Under general supervision, develops and maintains mutually beneficial
partnerships for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services with
agencies such as the Department of Education, the Department of
Technical and Adult Education, Developmental Disabilities, Mental
Health, the Social Security Administration, the Statewide Independent
Living Council (SILC), and other external resources/organizations
related to consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing. Statewide
travel is required.

· Supports the development and successful implementation of
initiatives as identified by the Strategic Agenda.
· Identifies potential new stakeholders, maintains established
relationships and collaborates with the deaf-blind, deaf and hard of
hearing communities to ensure provision of quality services to VR
customers.
· Monitors and reports on the use of stakeholder resources in the
deaf-blind, deaf and hard of hearing community.
· Responds to request for information about stakeholders in deaf and
hard of hearing communities.
· Researches grant and other funding opportunities. Submits proposals
to strengthen the work service delivery system.
· Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field
by reading appropriate books, journals, and other literature by
attending related seminars and conferences. Applies pertinent new
knowledge to performance of other responsibilities and shares
information with VR Staff.

Minimum Training & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a related field
and two years of related experience Or Master’s degree in a related
field Or Five years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to meeting the minimum qualification, preference will be
given to applicants with the following qualifications.
· Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, counseling,
psychology, education or a related field
· One year work experience in human service delivery capacity with
persons with sensory disabilities
· Current certification by the Commission on Counselor Certification
· Minimum of Intermediate Sign language skill level as measured by
the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLIPI).

Additional Information:
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide
information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified
applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an
interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency
for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not
selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory
applicant pool has been identified.

For more information about this job contact:*
http://www.gvra.georgia.gov

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invites applications for the position of
Assistive Communication Technology
Program Manager (Social and Health
State of Washington
Dept. of Social and Health Services

SALARY: $3,135.00 – $4,214.00 Monthly

CLOSING DATE: 02/01/15 11:59 PM

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/assistive-communications-technology-deaf-job/

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open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf
positions at Springfield, MA

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

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator – Springfield MA
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

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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Employment Opportunity
Director of Statewide Programs and/or Services for Children, who are Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind
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
(below)

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

PH: 302-552-2650  –  FX: 302-552-2651

Website:  http://www.christinak12.org
Website:  http://www.joindelawareschools.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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DeafDigest – 18 January 2015

DeafDigest Blue – January 18, 2015

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; 19th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/few-times-to-know-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-starbucks-gesture/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pro-player-tv-commercial/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gestures-for-deaf-on-tv/

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Harris Communications 10% off Storewide Sale

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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 Sandra Frankel-Fontana,
who departed us. As a young woman she was one of these
pioneering NTID students when this school opened for
business in late sixties. She has been a long time
ASL instructor in Maryland before moving to Riverside, CA

DeafDigsest dedicates this edition to Linda Raymond.
A Gallaudet graduate, she was a long time administrator
of deaf programs in the state of Nevada.

Top stories about the deaf:

Mandy Harvey, who is deaf, has been wowing
the audiences in Colorado with her jazz
singing.

According to a Cochlear Implant survey, most
hearing people are not aware of this device!
They, however, are very aware of the hearing
aid device.

After so many years, West Virginia legislators have
agreed to fund the renovation of facilities
at West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
Buildings were practically run down for years.

Pete Seiler, Linsay Darnall and Jonathan Scherling
spoke at the State Board on behalf of the deaf in
Nebraska pushing for tighened interpreting
standards. Three organizations – Nebraska
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
HLAA and Hands and Voices worked together
to make these testimonies possible.

A deaf thief in Trinidad & Tobago was arrested.
Because he did not know sign language, it
was impossible for the court to provide him with
an interpreter. The only person who could communicate
with him with home-made signs was a family member.
The family member could not be located, and so,
the judge had no choice except to let him go on bail!

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2015 National On-line Deafblind Conference

January 24th and 25th

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
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DERRICK COLEMAN’S TV COMMERCIAL AD
We all know that Derrick Coleman is NFL’s only deaf
player. He recently appeared on a TV commercial with
his hearing aid using the Duracell battery.
DeafDigest hopes Derrick will show up on more and
bigger commercials – such as McDonald’s, Chevy cars,
Coca-Cola, than just Duracell batteries only!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pro-player-tv-commercial/

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2015 National On-line Deafblind Conference

January 24th and 25th

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

DeafDigest contributing writer Rene Pellerin will be doing
a half hour show during the conference.

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GESTURES ARE IMPORTANT
Many hearing people do not gesture when they talk. Lack of
gestures often hurt the deaf when they try to communicate
with the hearing.
Gestures important? Well, Jerome Bettis is a famous ex-pro
football player. When he retired, the TV people realized he
was a great speaker – smooth voice and good comments. He
had one problem – he never gestured!
Jerome had to practice for a long time to use gestures when
speaking on TV.
Gestures is not ASL – but it helps a little bit with the
deaf.

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

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Gallaudet president job description

http://deafdigest.com/2015-gallaudet-president-job-description/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

are you married to a deaf person?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

What should we do if we have a complaint about closed captioning?
Here is information from the FCC’s Web site about what steps we
should take.

For captioning problems during non-emergency programming, you may
file a written complaint with either the FCC or your video
programming distributor (i.e., your cable or satellite TV service, or
the TV station if you do not pay for cable, satellite, or another
subscription video service). If you file your complaint with the FCC,
the FCC will forward the complaint to your video programming
distributor.

The FCC rules establish specific time limits for filing closed
captioning complaints. Your written complaint must be filed within 60
days of the captioning problem. After receiving a complaint, either
directly from you or from the FCC, the video programming distributor
will have 30 days to respond to the complaint. If you filed your
complaint with your video programming distributor and they do not
respond within 30 days, or if a dispute remains, you can send your
complaint to the FCC.

You can file your written complaint by using the on-line complaint

You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by
e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20554.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

a hearing person telling the deaf person that he
knows sign language, but all he knows is finger
spelling – and he struggles with one fingerspelled
letter at a time!

(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

Cost of lawsuit legal fees and court penalties often
exceed the cost of providing in the first place!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Years ago, during World War I and World War II years
a beehive of deaf employment activity was the tire
factories of Akron, especially Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Company.
An era has come to an end. The last deaf employee
retired after 40 years of employment. This honor of
being the last one belongs to Jim Bittner, whom
basketball fans would immediately recognize. Jim, 6-6
tall, turned down collegiate basketball offers to play
ball at Gallaudet, and he was notorious for his wicked
elbows, keeping opposing defenders out of the way.
Jim never played football. But had he joined the
Goodyear plant in the early 1920’s he would have
been pressed into service as a member of the
mighty Goodyear Silents championship semi-pro
football teams.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There was a story in a newspaper that Andrew Wong and
his research team claimed that ASL users speak as fast
as hearing speakers.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Gallaudet University is 100 acres big. RIT,
where NTID is located, is 1300 acres big.
At Gallaudet it is possible for a deaf student
to know who the other student is even if they
do not belong to the same clique.
At NTID, it is often possible for a deaf student
not to know who the other deaf student is because
the campus is huge.

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

A Maiden’s Grave

by

Jeffrey Deaver

a sidetracked school bus of deaf children run into
jail-break criminals

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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January 14, 2015 deadline

position opening
Director of the Division on Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing
state of Michigan

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is seeking applicants for
the Director of the Division on Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing

All applicants interested in this position, must apply for the
State Administrative Manager 15 – Job #1501-15-012 at the following website:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/michigan/default.cfm

and also: http://deafdigest.com/deaf-michigan-job

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announcing openings
Teachers of the Deaf
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Visit ASD website
http://www.asd-1817.org for detailed information

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in
West Hartford, Connecticut. It is a residential and day program operating
as a state-aided private school. It was established in 1817 as the first
permanent school for the deaf in America

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate
State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065). SCPI Level of
Intermediate Plus. Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a
second language preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special
Education will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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career announcement
Agency Director
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

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

POSITION Agency Director
AGENCY COPD Albuquerque
STATUS Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Manages all aspects of Southwest Community Services. (SCS) Community
Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico to include budget
development, staff management, policy development, contract/license
compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease
management. Position assures a local presence for the interpreting program
in New Mexico through working with the interpreting community, Deaf
community and funding partners to ensure continual quality services to the
local community. Assists SCS. Executive Director with organizational
structure development, strategic planning, fiscal operations and
fundraising activities. Works with the Operations Director to assure local
interpreting needs and structure are met. Position may from time to time
be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other
duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
. Assists in formulating administrative and operational policies needed
for agency and SCS
. Oversees the daily operation of the agency, contracts and collections
processes; quality of services and billing processes
. Develops and refines organizational structure for service delivery
. Assists in the selection of training and supervision of staff, interns
and volunteers
. Develops yearly budget, oversees revenue/expenditures, and tracks
billing processes
. Assists in the preparation of fiscal and programmatic reports, as needed
. Oversees agency billing, collections and expenses processes
. Works with professionals and members of the Deaf Community to maintain
an Agency Advisory Board
. Oversees and supervises the COPD-NM Interpreting, Vocational, Deaf-Blind
Services and Client Service Departments, as well as all services offered
at COPD-New Mexico
. Partners with the Agency board in the establishment of priorities and
goal setting for COPD-NM
. Works with the interpreting community to assure quality programming and
best practices
. Works as a team with the SCS Super Center to assure quality interpreting
in New Mexico
. Works throughout the state to determine issues and concerns affecting
Deaf persons and persons with a hearing loss in the areas of interpreting,
independent living, vocational services, Deaf-Blind and other hearing loss
populations and services
. Works as part of the SCS Executive Director’s team to assure that local
New Mexico issues and concerns are reviewed
. Works with the Operations Director to assure continual quality
interpreting and that operations are effective.
. Provides information for continual growth of interpreting services
. Conducts monthly Board meetings
. Facilitates community involvement and sets a responsive tone with staff,
the community, and Board members
. Works as a team in development of reports that determine continual
adherence to productivity measurement and monthly fill rates and works
with the team to develop procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
. Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of
contract interpreters
. Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes
based on community needs and service operation; shares information with
the Executive Director and Director of Operations for future planning.
. Provides information to the Agency Advisory Board regarding all aspects
of COPD-NM services
. Assists in policy and program development
. Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS
policies
. Assists in the preparation of grants and contract proposals
. Develops and performs staff, program and agency evaluations
. Plans project and grant activities to assure that goals and objectives
are met in a systematic and timely fashion
. Manages contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation,
private foundations and other governmental entities
. Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all
agency programs
. Works with the community to provide education on deafness and to develop
private funding sources
. Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
. Communicates all contractual, staff and funding issues with Executive
Director
. Works with New Mexico Community leaders at the Commission, Governor’s
Council, Vocational Rehabilitation and other stakeholders to assure
continued development of programs to address the needs of consumers with a
hearing loss
. Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract
requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel
Policies and Procedures
. Develops methods of assessing staffing patterns needed, productivity and
the quality of services provided
. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing
constructive performance feedback and separating employees
. Plans, organizes and leads staff meetings
. 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
. Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social
Science, Social Work or Education
. 5 years of professional/technical experience in personnel
administration, rehabilitation, social work or employment services with a
broad knowledge of occupational information
. 5 years of experience supervising and managing a community service
program
. 3 years of experience analyzing budgetary information
. 3 years of experience in proposal and grant writing
. Proven strong communication skills . oral and written are clear,
concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and
tone
. Pass FBI Background Check
. Fluency in American Sign Language
. Ability to work with a diverse group of people, establishing positive
relationships
. Pass drug screening
. Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor
Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
. Additional Education in related field
. Additional years of directly related experience
. Personal experience with Deafness and Deaf culture

SALARY $19.50 – $30.23 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
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

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

STATUS Exempt

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
. Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related
field
. 5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
. 2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
. Fluent in American Sign Language skills
. 1 year of supervisory experience
. Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
. Pass drug screening
. Pass FBI Background Check
. Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

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

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

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

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

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

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

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
Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Liberal Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenured

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
12-Aug-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
The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute
of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at
the Assistant Professor rank in Criminal Justice to start August
2015. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in the
Criminal Justice major, as well as relevant interdisciplinary courses
in the General Education core as needed.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the Department of
Liberal Studies, the college of NTID, and RIT through research and
through mentoring of pre baccalaureate and baccalaureate Deaf and
Hard of Hearing students. We seek individuals who also have the
ability and interest to contribute 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.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Ph.D, or ABD, in Criminal Justice, Juris Doctor, or terminal degree
in a closely related field completed by June 2015.
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.
– Evidence of scholarly activity and productivity in the field.
– Experience teaching and mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing
undergraduate students in introductory courses in Criminal Justice,
as well as relevant interdisciplinary courses in General Education.
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559105 , search openings, then
KEYWORD SEARCH: 1459BR.

Please submit your application, your cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications, and
upload the following attachments:

– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
– A description of research plans, potential to collaborate with
other faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate
students in research
– A statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also
addresses commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
– Up to three sample publications/preprints (max size 5MB)
– A “contribution to diversity” statement.

Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one
of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly
via email to mailto:pjknge@rit.edu

You can contact the search committee with questions about the
position at mailto:careers@rit.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by
January 15, 2015.

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

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Liberal Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
12-Aug-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
The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute
of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at
the Assistant Professor rank in clinical, cognitive, developmental,
behavioral, educational, or social psychology, starting August 2015.
Responsibilities include teaching and tutoring introductory
psychology courses, and related courses as needed.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the Department of
Liberal Studies, the college of NTID, and RIT through research and
through mentoring of pre baccalaureate and baccalaureate Deaf and
Hard of Hearing students. We are seeking individuals who also have
the ability and interest to contribute 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
– Ph.D., or ABD, in Psychology, or in a closely related field
completed by June 2015.
– Experience teaching and mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing
undergraduate students in introductory psychology and related
courses.
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.
– Evidence of scholarly activity and productivity in the field.
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559109 . Search openings, then
KEYWORD SEARCH:1460BR.

Please submit your application, your cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications and
upload the following attachments:

– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
– A description of research plans, potential to collaborate with
other faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate in research
– A statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also
addresses commitment to undergraduate education
– Up to three sample publications/preprints (max size each
sample-5MB)
– A “contribution to diversity” statement.

Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one
of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly
via email to pjknge@rit.edu.

You can contact the search committee with questions about the
position at mailto:careers@rit.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by
January 15, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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DeafDigest – 18 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 16 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 16, 2015

 

— a financial firm kicks out a deaf client

Prosper, a national financial firm on investments
and loans, kicked out a deaf client. He opened
an account but had some questions. He used a relay
service to contact the customer service rep.
Prosper, surprised about his deafness, demanded
he notarize his papers and documents. The deaf
client did – but Prosper still refused to accept
him back. He has filed a lawsuit.

 

— confusion about watching movies

Subtitles? Open captions? Closed captions?
All same thing? No! Subtitles change foreign
films to English. Closed captions can be turned
on and off, at home or at the theater. Open
captions cannot be turned off. There were
announcements of open captions, that actally
were closed captions, and also of closed
captions that were open captions. Confusing?
Yes.

 

— peace between six different relay providers

Competition is everywhere. We have six different
relay providers. But on one issue, they have
peace and agreement! New technology makes relay
equipment obsolete. Six providers had to get
together to agree on technical standards on
new relay equipment we will be using in future.
This is important because in the past there were
were problems when equipment did not work with
other equipment.

 

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DeafDigest – 15 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 15, 2015

 

— future device better than CI

Many people say that CI is getting too expensive.
Scientists at Colorado State University are
working on something they think is better than CI.
It is a special device that works with a tongue.
It will feel teeth vibrations and then be able to
hear these sounds. Impossible? Crazy? Unbelievable?
Yes, all of these!

 

— more about Kate Gosselin’s boyfriend

DeafDigest mentioned that Jeff Prescott,
the new millionaire boyfriend of Kate Gosselin
(Kate Plus 8), established Deaf Children’s
Foundation. But why? It was learned that his oldest
daughter, age 26, is deaf and has Usher’s syndrome.
Still, no information about that foundation could
be found while googling! Secret foundation?

 

 

— a surprise new restaurant in Washington, DC

A new restaurant just opened up in Washington, DC.
The name is – The Alex, honoring Alexander Graham
Bell’s telephone contribution to the society. This
restaurant is not too far from the headquarters of the
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing. Some ASL people are not too happy
about it.

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DeafDigest – 14 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 14, 2015

 
— a strange movie about the deaf

In Argentina there is a new movie about the deaf. It
is strange. The name of the film is Deaf. Yes, Deaf.
There are no interpreters. There are no voiceovers.
There is no plot. There is no script. And the deaf
actors perform without rehearsals. Why? The hearing
director wants to show the world that nothing is easy
for the deaf! Will this movie succeed with hearing
audiences? Good question!

 

— a deaf Biggar

A deaf Biggar. Yes. Biggar? Emilie Biggar is a deaf
Australian woman. She and her hearing friend have been
cooking their winning recipes on the popular Australian
Food TV show – My Kitchen Rules. It is the same idea as
the show Chopped shown in USA. And if they continue to
win, the reward is $100,000 in Australian dollars. Her
specialty is sweets (cakes, pies, cookies, pastries).

 

— a famous deaf person is absent-minded

A famous deaf person already won the 2015 Most Absent-Minded
Award even though 2015 has just started! This
absent-minded person is football player Derrick Coleman.
He showed his Super Bowl ring to people around him.
And when he returned to his rental car, he put the
ring on the car seat instead of putting it in his
pocket. He returned the rental car but forgot all
about that ring! Lucky for him that the next person
who rented the same car was a football agent. He
recognized the ring and had it returned to Derrick!
He and the agent didn’t know each other personally.

 
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DeafDigest – 13 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 13, 2015

 
— a job not perfect for the deaf

We have a few deaf barbers. They have been successful
for many years and they earn good money. But it may
not be perfect for the deaf! Why? A hearing barber
said most important part of job is to carry on a
good conversation with the customer! Well, there
are many hearing customers that want peace and
quiet and are happy to have their hair cut by a
deaf barber.

 

— a false promise for the deaf

In Pakistan, cricket is a very popular sport –
it is the same as football in USA. There is a
national deaf Pakistan cricket team, that plays
in tournaments against other national deaf Asian
teams. The government promised the deaf
team that if they win the championship, they
will be rewarded with a lot of money. The
team won the championship last summer. To this
day, they are still waiting for cash rewards.
The government continues to be vague with
cash promises!

 

— one of the best workout movie scenes

A British newspaper listed ten best exercise
and workout movie scenes. Examples were:

Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridesmaids
Rocky
The Karate Kid

on that list is Pumping Iron, filmed in 1977.
It filmed scenes of deaf actor Lou Ferrigno,
working out to get ready for a Body Building
contest.

 

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DeafDigest – 12 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 12, 2015

— social media messages mocking the deaf

A hearing man lost his job as a firefighter in
Toronto because of his tweets that made fun
of the deaf, as well as with other disabilities.
He apologized, saying he did not realize that
tweets are public – but it was not enough to
save his job.

 
— an impossible deaf-blind feat

What is an impossible deaf-blind feat? Tough Sunday
is a race horse that raced recently in a major
race at the Santa Anita Racetrack in California.
This horse is deaf and blind, been that way since
birth three years ago. The owner wanted to put the
horse to sleep, feeling his life would be useless.
But the owner changed his mind, and with intensive
training, this horse has become one of the best
in the state!

 

 

— a deaf job in a very noisy environment

What is an ideal deaf job in a very noisy
environment? A newspaper pressman or a
magazine pressman. There was a story of a deaf
man in Arizona retiring from a 42-year career
as a pressman. The story said employers do
not want to hire the deaf as pressmen because
they cannot hear if something in the huge
press machine goes wrong. Well, deaf people
can feel the vibrations. And besides we’ve had
a few deaf pressmen over the years.

 

 

— a Gallaudet sneak preview

http://deafdigest.com/2015-gallaudet-president-job-description/

 

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DeafDigest – 12 January 2015

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Gold Edition
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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/police-using-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/clerk-following-deaf-customer/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-social-life/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ear-whisper-shout/

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New Book about Deaf Pioneer at Harris Communications

“The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children” (B1289)
chronicles the life and contributions of Delight Rice, a pioneering
teacher of deaf-blind students during the early 1900s.

Delight Rice, the hearing daughter of deaf parents (CODA) was a
teacher of deaf-blind pupils in Wisconsin and Ohio Schools for the
Deaf in the early 1900s. In 1907, the U.S. government sent her to
establish a deaf education system in the Philippines, which was
occupied by American military forces during the Spanish-American War.

She ventured into areas heavily populated by wild, hostile
headhunting tribes in search of deaf children, riding U.S. Army
wagons on burros for more than 1,000 miles on her successful mission.

Find “The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children” (B1289)
at Harris Communications for $19.95.

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG011115

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Exhibited at the Maine State Museum in Augusta
is a trunk owned by a deaf advocate. Inside
the trunk are these 1950’s deaf devices!

Action on Hearing Loss, a national organization
serving the deaf in Great Britain, sold its
headquarters in London. Why? Because that
organization is broke.

Deaf people of Belgium are now able to
use their wireless devices to contact
emergency service centers.

30 percent of the employees at the Park Inn Hotel
in Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, are deaf.
Not all are employed in entry level jobs, but
also in middle and upper management levels.

The Deaf Women Association of Nigeria is pushing
for Disability Law that would empower the deaf
women of Nigeria.

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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.

Alcohol And Your Holidays

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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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone,
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TO BE LONELY OR TO HAVE A SOCIAL LIFE
A deaf person had a big and important job. But he
worked many hours every day and came home late very
tired. No social life.
He had to decide which is more important – a big
job with no social life or to have a social life
in the deaf community.
He made a decision – to quit his important job so
he could enjoy social life in the Deaf Community.

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

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an on-line lecture on
“Are Some ASL Lexical Signs Thousands of Years Old?

ideal for interpreters and ASL teachers

http://deafdigest.com/2015-gallaudet-deaf-sign-language-online-lecture/

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A STRANGE HEARING PERSON
One hearing person is strange. When he sees a deaf person
for the first time in his life, he does not know what to do.
Should he whisper quietly into deaf person’s ear? Or
should he shout very loudly into deaf person’s ear?
He does not realize that it is best to use pen and
pad or to use gestures.

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

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Laws on Hearing Ear Dogs for Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/laws-on-hearing-ear-dogs-for-deaf/

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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

deaf and shop sign language
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shopsignlanguage/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Glens Falls (New York) Association for the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/glens-falls-association-for-the-deaf-new-york/

note:
listing is free for deaf clubs and organizations. If you
wish to have your club listed, email barry@deafdigest.com

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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

Deaf Sentence

by David Lodge

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– ghost fighter

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do some nations do not push for hearing
screening tests for newly born babies?

A. It is not free; some nations cannot afford it.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Cooking with spices-

Since I have been having difficulty reading the labels of my spice bottles,

even if they are next to my skillet in row, I am not getting it right!

I have come up with new techniques; I gather all the spices I need for
cooking or baking.

I get a small measuring cup, measure each spice I need and put them in a
small measuring cup.

Then, I start the stove, for whatever I am cooking, the spices are already
pre-measured in this small measuring cup!

This is less stressful when I need ingredients for my perfect meals!

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 White House get more serious about
selecting top deaf individuals for top level
government appointments. Lip service is just
cheap talk!

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DeafHistory:

during 1500’s – Fray Pedro Ponce de Leon, of Spain,
taught the deaf. Historians are saying he was the first
teacher of the deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Subject: deaf numbers 78 langagues translated
fix it

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Grant Isenbarger, a sophomore member of the hockey
team at Indiana University-Purdue, Fort Wayne, was
disappointed to learn that the USA national deaf
hockey team, whom he was a member of, will not
be taking part in the Winter Deaflympics

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Deaf auto racer Greg Gunderson won three races
during the 2014 season

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DeafSports Library:

a list of deaf in pro wrestling
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pro-wrestlers/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

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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invites applications for the position of
Assistive Communication Technology
Program Manager (Social and Health
State of Washington
Dept. of Social and Health Services

SALARY: $3,135.00 – $4,214.00 Monthly

CLOSING DATE: 02/01/15 11:59 PM

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/assistive-communications-technology-deaf-job/

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open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf
positions at Springfield, MA

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

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator – Springfield MA
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

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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Employment Opportunity
Director of Statewide Programs and/or Services for Children, who are Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind
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
(below)

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

PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

Website: http://www.christinak12.org
Website: http://www.joindelawareschools.org

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

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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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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.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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DeafDigest – 12 January 2015

DeafDigest Blue – January 11, 2015

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-talker-in-deaf-community/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drivers-are-safe-drivers/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/few-times-to-know-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-starbucks-gesture/

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Stay Warm Inside with Products from Harris Communications

When it is cold outside, stay warm inside and enjoy sign language games
or ASL movies.

Harris Communications has a great selection to keep you and your family
entertained.

Our sign language games include:

– SIGN-O ASL Bingo Game CD-ROM (CD200)

– See It and Sign It Level I American Sign Language Game (N272)

– Keep Quiet Sign Language Cubes Game (ILA-KQS)

Or, watch a movie signed in ASL:

– The Legend of the Mountain Man (DVD421)

– Versa Effect (DVD422)

– Wrong Game (DVD423)

For more ideas to beat the cold, go to:
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or contact us at:
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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 Marion Downs,
not deaf, who departed us at the age of 100.
She has been credited for pushing for hearing
tests for newly born babies, a practice that is
universal across USA.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Tom Fahner,
former Austine School administrator, that
departed us. He wore many hats at the school,
and said a friend – he was a great person.

Top stories about the deaf:

the Kanagawa-ken province in Japan has approved
the use of Japanese Sign Language

Deaf people of India are complaining that their
sign language does not keep up with the jargon
and the lingo that hearing people use while
speaking.

The U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
announced the selection of 17 people that
will serve on the new Advisory Committee on
Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment
for Individuals with Disabilities. How many
deaf organizations are represented among these
17 selected individuals? None. How many of
these selected individuals are deaf? None!

The Katsu Deaf Kitchen in a school operated
for the deaf in Japan is very popular among
the people that live near Tokyo. Each time
the students prepare meals for the public,
it is quickly sold out.

The Department of Justice is now investigating
the wrong-doings by the National Deaf Academy,
Mt. Dora, Florida.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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THREE TO FIVE TIMES FOR HEARING TO REMEMBER THE DEAF
How many times must a deaf person go to a store for the
same clerk to remember that he is deaf.
Approximately three to five times. This is what
DeafDigest editor has noticed – Starbucks, banks,
supermarkets, etc.

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

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2015 National On-line Deafblind Conference

January 24th and 25th

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

DeafDigest contributing writer Rene Pellerin will be doing
a half hour show during the conference.

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A MISUNDERSTOOD GESTURE AT STARBUCKS
DeafDigest editor went to Starbucks to buy coffee.
The clerk made a gesture that looked like “thin” with
two fingers.
He was puzzled by that sign and thought she meant
“do you want cream on top?”
She actually meant “do you want the cup full or
3/4 full”
Not every gesture can be easily understood by
the deaf. Just have to use common sense!

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

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Deaf Interpreter National Conference
June 20-24, 2015
Minnesota

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

are there deaf members in your family?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“What does a CART provider or captioner do when the proceedings
become contentious and everyone is talking at the same time?”
Although court reporters and CART providers use the same skills and
the same equipment and software to perform many of their job
functions, this is where there is a big difference in how they
perform their job duties.

A court reporter is supposed to make a verbatim record of the
proceedings that he or she reports. If people start speaking over one
another and it is impossible to decipher who is speaking and what
they are saying, a court reporter should stop the proceedings and ask
people to repeat what they have said. It is the reporter’s duty to
attempt to maintain a clear record.

The CART provider or captioner, on the other hand, is present at an
event to provide communication access. Because a verbatim record is
not required, the CART provider would usually not stop the
proceedings to gain control of a contentious situation.

The captioner can use parentheticals such as (simultaneous
crosstalk), (indiscernible), or (inaudible) to indicate that one
cannot understand what is being said. The consumers of the CART
services would then be able to ask people at the event to repeat or
slow down.

Just because you see someone at an event using a steno machine, it
does not mean that he or she is making a verbatim record. The goal
may be to enable the consumers of the CART services to understand
what everyone else in the room understands.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

a hearing person that opens his mouth and exaggerates
his words, thinking it makes lipreading much easier
for the deaf person!

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

When big business (hospitals, banks, corporations)
claim they cannot follow the ADA laws on paying
for interpreters because of high expense involved,
they are not telling the truth.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If University of California at San Diego has its way,
then our deaf community will be served by deaf doctors.
The collegiate program won a 5-year grant to train
deaf medical students for careers in Deaf Medicine.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Some of you are football fans and may have watched
the Sugar Bowl game.
The pictures of that game were taken by Michael
Pimentel.
He is deaf and served as an official game action
photographer in the bowl game.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

People who work in films are normally given credits
in the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB). As an
example, Marlee Matlin has 55 acting credits. But
there have been complaints that deaf people, with
small roles or with cameo roles or with independent
films, are not listed in the IMDB. Movie directors
and movie agents rely on the IMDB to check out
actors’ qualifications.

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Word of Silence

by Don Coldsmith

A deaf Native American is shunned by his people
because of his deafness.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Public Relations Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

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

Home

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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January 14, 2015 deadline

position opening
Director of the Division on Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing
state of Michigan

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is seeking applicants for
the Director of the Division on Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing

All applicants interested in this position, must apply for the
State Administrative Manager 15 – Job #1501-15-012 at the following website:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/michigan/default.cfm

and also: http://deafdigest.com/deaf-michigan-job

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announcing openings
Teachers of the Deaf
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Visit ASD website
http://www.asd-1817.org for detailed information

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in
West Hartford, Connecticut. It is a residential and day program operating
as a state-aided private school. It was established in 1817 as the first
permanent school for the deaf in America

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate
State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065). SCPI Level of
Intermediate Plus. Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a
second language preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special
Education will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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career announcement
Agency Director
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

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

POSITION Agency Director
AGENCY COPD Albuquerque
STATUS Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Manages all aspects of Southwest Community Services. (SCS) Community
Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico to include budget
development, staff management, policy development, contract/license
compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease
management. Position assures a local presence for the interpreting program
in New Mexico through working with the interpreting community, Deaf
community and funding partners to ensure continual quality services to the
local community. Assists SCS. Executive Director with organizational
structure development, strategic planning, fiscal operations and
fundraising activities. Works with the Operations Director to assure local
interpreting needs and structure are met. Position may from time to time
be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other
duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
. Assists in formulating administrative and operational policies needed
for agency and SCS
. Oversees the daily operation of the agency, contracts and collections
processes; quality of services and billing processes
. Develops and refines organizational structure for service delivery
. Assists in the selection of training and supervision of staff, interns
and volunteers
. Develops yearly budget, oversees revenue/expenditures, and tracks
billing processes
. Assists in the preparation of fiscal and programmatic reports, as needed
. Oversees agency billing, collections and expenses processes
. Works with professionals and members of the Deaf Community to maintain
an Agency Advisory Board
. Oversees and supervises the COPD-NM Interpreting, Vocational, Deaf-Blind
Services and Client Service Departments, as well as all services offered
at COPD-New Mexico
. Partners with the Agency board in the establishment of priorities and
goal setting for COPD-NM
. Works with the interpreting community to assure quality programming and
best practices
. Works as a team with the SCS Super Center to assure quality interpreting
in New Mexico
. Works throughout the state to determine issues and concerns affecting
Deaf persons and persons with a hearing loss in the areas of interpreting,
independent living, vocational services, Deaf-Blind and other hearing loss
populations and services
. Works as part of the SCS Executive Director’s team to assure that local
New Mexico issues and concerns are reviewed
. Works with the Operations Director to assure continual quality
interpreting and that operations are effective.
. Provides information for continual growth of interpreting services
. Conducts monthly Board meetings
. Facilitates community involvement and sets a responsive tone with staff,
the community, and Board members
. Works as a team in development of reports that determine continual
adherence to productivity measurement and monthly fill rates and works
with the team to develop procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
. Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of
contract interpreters
. Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes
based on community needs and service operation; shares information with
the Executive Director and Director of Operations for future planning.
. Provides information to the Agency Advisory Board regarding all aspects
of COPD-NM services
. Assists in policy and program development
. Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS
policies
. Assists in the preparation of grants and contract proposals
. Develops and performs staff, program and agency evaluations
. Plans project and grant activities to assure that goals and objectives
are met in a systematic and timely fashion
. Manages contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation,
private foundations and other governmental entities
. Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all
agency programs
. Works with the community to provide education on deafness and to develop
private funding sources
. Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
. Communicates all contractual, staff and funding issues with Executive
Director
. Works with New Mexico Community leaders at the Commission, Governor’s
Council, Vocational Rehabilitation and other stakeholders to assure
continued development of programs to address the needs of consumers with a
hearing loss
. Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract
requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel
Policies and Procedures
. Develops methods of assessing staffing patterns needed, productivity and
the quality of services provided
. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing
constructive performance feedback and separating employees
. Plans, organizes and leads staff meetings
. 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
. Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social
Science, Social Work or Education
. 5 years of professional/technical experience in personnel
administration, rehabilitation, social work or employment services with a
broad knowledge of occupational information
. 5 years of experience supervising and managing a community service
program
. 3 years of experience analyzing budgetary information
. 3 years of experience in proposal and grant writing
. Proven strong communication skills . oral and written are clear,
concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and
tone
. Pass FBI Background Check
. Fluency in American Sign Language
. Ability to work with a diverse group of people, establishing positive
relationships
. Pass drug screening
. Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor
Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
. Additional Education in related field
. Additional years of directly related experience
. Personal experience with Deafness and Deaf culture

SALARY $19.50 – $30.23 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
Vocational Program Director I
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

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

STATUS Exempt

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
. Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related
field
. 5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor
. 2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals
. Fluent in American Sign Language skills
. 1 year of supervisory experience
. Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system
. Pass drug screening
. Pass FBI Background Check
. Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

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

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

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

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

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

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

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
Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Liberal Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenured

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
12-Aug-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
The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute
of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at
the Assistant Professor rank in Criminal Justice to start August
2015. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in the
Criminal Justice major, as well as relevant interdisciplinary courses
in the General Education core as needed.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the Department of
Liberal Studies, the college of NTID, and RIT through research and
through mentoring of pre baccalaureate and baccalaureate Deaf and
Hard of Hearing students. We seek individuals who also have the
ability and interest to contribute 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.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Ph.D, or ABD, in Criminal Justice, Juris Doctor, or terminal degree
in a closely related field completed by June 2015.
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.
– Evidence of scholarly activity and productivity in the field.
– Experience teaching and mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing
undergraduate students in introductory courses in Criminal Justice,
as well as relevant interdisciplinary courses in General Education.
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559105 , search openings, then
KEYWORD SEARCH: 1459BR.

Please submit your application, your cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications, and
upload the following attachments:

– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
– A description of research plans, potential to collaborate with
other faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate
students in research
– A statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also
addresses commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
– Up to three sample publications/preprints (max size 5MB)
– A “contribution to diversity” statement.

Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one
of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly
via email to mailto:pjknge@rit.edu

You can contact the search committee with questions about the
position at mailto:careers@rit.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by
January 15, 2015.

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

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Liberal Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
12-Aug-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
The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute
of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at
the Assistant Professor rank in clinical, cognitive, developmental,
behavioral, educational, or social psychology, starting August 2015.
Responsibilities include teaching and tutoring introductory
psychology courses, and related courses as needed.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the Department of
Liberal Studies, the college of NTID, and RIT through research and
through mentoring of pre baccalaureate and baccalaureate Deaf and
Hard of Hearing students. We are seeking individuals who also have
the ability and interest to contribute 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
– Ph.D., or ABD, in Psychology, or in a closely related field
completed by June 2015.
– Experience teaching and mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing
undergraduate students in introductory psychology and related
courses.
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.
– Evidence of scholarly activity and productivity in the field.
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559109 . Search openings, then
KEYWORD SEARCH:1460BR.

Please submit your application, your cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications and
upload the following attachments:

– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
– A description of research plans, potential to collaborate with
other faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate in research
– A statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also
addresses commitment to undergraduate education
– Up to three sample publications/preprints (max size each
sample-5MB)
– A “contribution to diversity” statement.

Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one
of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly
via email to pjknge@rit.edu.

You can contact the search committee with questions about the
position at mailto:careers@rit.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by
January 15, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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DeafDigest – 09 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 9, 2015

— polar bears at Gallaudet

A picture is worth 1,000 words. Do visit:

http://bit.ly/1Ksrrtx

This is a real picture, not a faked picture
or photoshopped picture

 

— punishment for sloppy captions

The Department of Justice is angry at two
companies – Peapod, LLC and Ahold U.S.A.
because their on-line captions were very
sloppy. The Justice people said ADA laws
were broken because of these bad captions.
As a result, both companies were punished
in a settlement reached with the Justice
Department.

 
— a strange reason for Beethoven’s success

We all know that Beethoven composed his best music
after he became deaf and that he died a very
bitter man. Was there another reason, a strange one,
for his success? Two doctors and one music expert
are now hinting that Beethoven’s possible heart
trouble was the reason for his big success!
Do we believe this story?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 08 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 8, 2015

— a doctor communicates differently with a deaf patient

A doctor used a different way to communicate with a
deaf patient. No interpreters. No notes. No CART.
Instead he drew cartoons to explain things to
that deaf patient! Violation of ADA regulations?
Well, the hospital is in Hunan, China!

 
— deaf relay fraud and the Deaflympics!

Announcement was made today of few more relay
fraud penalties. Billy Bowman, the SSA contact
with the deaf community, was a past director
of the USA Deaflympics group. He was responsible
for fundraising. He realized some relay providers
wanted to help deaf athletes with money collected
from relay fraud. He put a stop to it, ordering
these athletes to stay out of it. The only
relay provider that supported Bowman outright
was Sorenson!

 

 

— a change in drivers licenses for the deaf in Florida?

John Cortes is a new state representative in the Florida
Legislature. He has many goals. One goal is
endorsements in drivers’ licenses for deaf drivers.
Endorsements? Not sure what it is. Good or bad? Maybe a
special code to tell the cops that the driver is deaf?
Or another special code to tell the cops that interpreter
is required? Cortes did not explain fully about it.

 
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DeafDigest – 07 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 7, 2015

 

 

— mystery of two deaf pictures, 1983 and 2015

Each picture is worth 1,000 words. Two pictures
worth 2,000 words. Do visit these deaf pictures at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-picture-mystery/
— a hospital followed ADA rules the wrong way

A deaf woman was rushed to the hospital’s emergency
room, and asked for an interpreter. The hospital said
yes, you will get an interpreter. The ER person shows
up with a TTY machine, telling her it is an interpreter!
The deaf woman refuses the TTY machine and insists on
an interpreter. Fortunately for the deaf woman and the
hospital, a real live interpreter showed up! Whew.

 

 

— a big shock with the Deaflympics

Today’s newspaper story, in brief, said:
USA has pulled out its hockey team from the Winter
Deaflympics, citing political and economic concerns.

Winter Deaflympics is taking place at Khanty-Mansiysk,
Russia on March 28 through April 5, 2015. Hockey is
an important Deaflympics sport. Something to do with
Putin and his corrupt deaf sports leaders?

 

 

 — a last minute deaf employment ad (go to bottom)

 

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The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is seeking applicants for the Director of the Division on Deaf, Deafblind, andHard of Hearing . All applicants interested in this position, must apply for the StateAdministrative Manager 15 – Job #1501-15-012 at the following website:
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DeafDigest – 06 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 6, 2015

— a shocking scandal with the Deaflympics

There is a scandal with the Deaflympics, and for
some reason the Deaflympics officers are trying
to keep quiet about it. The Russian Deaf Sports
Confederation has been accused of faking the
deafness of some of their athletes. It
gets more serious because the president of
Deaflympics is Valery Nikititch Rukhledev,
and he is a Russian!

 
— the most embarrassing deaf story of 2014

A web posting listed 20 most embarrassing stories.
One such story was about a deaf couple losing
their baggage by the American Airlines. The
baggage was found and delivered to their home in
Houston. Attached to the baggage was the note
“deaf and dumb”

 

— a dumb judge in Nevada

this is a true story. A deaf man was selected
for jury duty. He told the judge he was deaf.
The judge then gave him a headset!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 5, 2015

— a filmmaker says deaf better than hearing in filmmaking

A British filmmaker, who is deaf, said that the deaf is better
than hearing with actor roles in films. The hearing filmmakers
depend on voice while acting, while the deaf depend on facial
expressions, body movement and gestures while acting.
Unfortunately, the hearing audience prefer voice while acting.

 
— a deaf cross country tale that everyone laughs about

A newspaper mentioned a cross country race 35 years
ago between South Dakota School for the Deaf and a
public high school. The weather was cold and windy.
During the race a hearing runner gave up and went to
the team bus. The deaf runner followed him to the
hearing team bus! Both runners, not knowing each
other, sat in the bus, waiting for the race to end!
Larry Puthoff, the deaf coach, says his friends still
talk about it from time to time! It is the same as a
deaf basketball player entering a hearing locker room.

 

— a picture of deaf beer brewer with master hearing brewers

Deaf brewer Ken Fisher, in middle, with a group of master
brewers at the Jopen Brewery, Haarlem, the Netherlands. This
brewery is considered to be one of the best in the world.
Ken owns his Grateful Deaf brewery. See the group picture
in front of beer making equipment:

http://35.182.75.222/deaf-beer-jopen-brewery-world-best/

 

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DeafDigest – 05 January 2015

DeafDigest Gold – January 4, 2015

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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/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-or-hearing-job/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/police-using-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/clerk-following-deaf-customer/

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“Deaf and Hearing Siblings in Conversations” at Harris Communications

“Deaf and Hearing Siblings in Conversations” (B1287) is the first
book to consider both deaf and hearing perspectives on the dynamics
of adult sibling relationships.

The authors, Marla C. Berkowitz (Deaf) and Judith A. Jonas (sibling
of a deaf adult), conducted interviews with 22 adult siblings using
ASL and spoken English to access their intimate thoughts. A major
feature of the book is its analysis of how isolation impacts
deaf-hearing sibling relationships.

Throughout the book the authors present information on attitudes
towards American Sign Language and the various roles deaf and hearing
siblings take on as monitors, facilitators, signing-siblings and
sibling-interpreters, all of which impact lifelong bonds.

“Deaf and Hearing Siblings in Conversations” is available at Harris
Communications for only $39.95.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

This year, all buildings in Ontario must be retrofitted
with flashing signalers for the deaf.

The state of Utah is planning funding cuts for the
Vocational Rehabilitation Program. It has upset the
deaf community.

In France, a radio show host is experimenting
with a program that discusses deaf issues – with
an interpreted video to be shown on a web site.

The Senate passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience
(ABLE) Act of 2014. This will allow the deaf, up to age
of 26, to create their own tax-exempt savings account
that will allow them to maintain their own standard
of living.

The U.S. Department of Justice will be pushing for
new ADA standards for website accessibility
for the deaf

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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.

Alcohol And Your Holidays

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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THESE POLICE GESTURES
A police officer was asked if they use gestures while
chasing criminals in dangerous situations.
This police officer explained that SWAT teams use
signs and gestures to communicate in situations where
silence is required.
If we, the deaf, watch these SWAT communications, we
probably will easily understand what they are saying.
But would hearing people understand? Some do; some don’t!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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To nominate a deaf person to the FCC Disability Advisory Committee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-fcc-deaf-disability-advisory-committee-nomination/

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TORE CLERK FOLLOWING A DEAF CUSTOMER
It is annoying. You enter a store, looking for something
to buy. Someone is following you. And you are not aware
of it. That clerk is trying to ask you, behind your back,
if you need help.
The clerk thinks you are ignoring him, and he continues
to follow you, thinking you may be a shoplifter!
It really freaks you out.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
You live in Springfield, MA and ride on the roof of an
automobile as part of Deaf Awareness Day parade.

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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list of deaf adventurers reaching North Pole & South Pole

http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-at-north-pole-and-at-south-pole/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Louise Hume helped the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/videos/louisehume/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Louisiana Association of the Deaf
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listing is free for deaf clubs and organizations. If you
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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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OR UGLY BASEMENT?

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

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Contact Elijah Gold for FREE ESTIMATE at:
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Deaf Book of the Week

The Old Fogeys

by David H. Pierce

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-old-fogeys1/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– popcorn vendor

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are deaf clubs declining in popularity?

A. Not just deaf clubs only, but hearing clubs, too!
Times have changed and clubs, both deaf and hearing
must adapt.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Happy New Year

My home is going through renovations of the master bedroom.

My family has gone to warmer climates to celebrate the New Year.

Once the workers have left the house for the day, I am all alone.

During the evening, the floor needed to be swept but the
broom was nowhere to be found!

The workers borrowed the broom and didn’t put it back!
(They played “hide and seek” with the DeafBlind man!)

Now, that’s a reminder to everyone-when you take something,
please return it to the same place. This is very important.

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 more deaf will find jobs in 2015

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DeafHistory:

Year 1952

first transistor hearing aid was built; it
was the model 1010 produced the Sonotone Corp

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

5 percent

of members of the Bedouin Al-Sayed community
were born deaf, thanks to heavy interbreeding.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Davante Gray, a freshman, is a member of the
wrestling team at Wabash College

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Danielle Fanelle, Delaware, senior level national figure skater

competes on the senior level at international figure skating
championship events

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DeafSports Library:

updated listing of Gallaudet’s elite athletes
that have played professionally or on a higher
competitive levels

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-eliteathletes/

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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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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:

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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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 January 2015

DeafDigest Blue – January 4, 2015

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; 19th year

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-talker-in-deaf-community/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drivers-are-safe-drivers/

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A New Product for the New Year

Harris Communications continues to add new products to their website.

One of those new products is the Interpreter Backpack (N584). It is
made from heavyweight 600D polyester and features an inside padded
pocket for a laptop or tablet. An outside pocket contains 3 small
pockets to keep your accessories organized while a mesh pocket is
handy for a water bottle. Imprinted on the top of the backpack is the
ASL Interpreter logo.

Both stylish and convenient, the Interpreter Backpack can be found at
Harris Communications for only $29.95.

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB010415

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Ronald Ross,
Sudsbury, Ontario, a deaf barber who plied his
trade for some 50 years before departing us.
He was a barbering legend in his hometown, his
deafness creating calmness among his talkative
hearing patrons.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dan Foster,
who is not known to many of us. He departed us
as he had been in ill-health for quite some time.
He was a whistleblower that exposed relay fraud
that sent some individuals to prison.

Top stories about the deaf:

Dr. Hannah Valantine, the NIH Chief Officer
for Scientific Workforce Diversity met up with
groups from Gallaudet and NTID to discuss
future roles of the deaf in the science field.

Ron Stern has announced his retirement as
superintendent of New Mexico School for the Deaf.
Retirement is effective this coming summer 2015.

The Galaxy Macau, a big entertainment complex
in Macau, has donated a considerable amount of
money to help the Macau Deaf Association.

The web site – Deaf Cactus News, which has been
serving the state deaf community, is being
taken over by the Arizona Association of the Deaf.

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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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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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A BIG DEAF TALKER
Years ago there was a popular deaf man in a Deaf
Community. He was a big talker and always had easy
answers for complicated Deaf Issues.
He was asked to serve on an important committee
with the National Association of the Deaf. He accepted.
Did he help much with the committee? No, he was quiet
and silent all the time!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-talker-in-deaf-community/

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a report submitted to the Nebraska Legislature on
dealing with interpreters and with interpreter
shortages. Other state associations and state
commissions could take a hint from this report.

Not surprisingly this proposal is being met by fierce
opposition by the Nebraska Department of Education
and the hospitals.

To read the material, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/nebraska-report-on-interpreters-for-deaf/

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WHO IS BETTER DRIVER – DEAF OR HEARING?
Many hearing people think deaf people cannot drive.
We are successful drivers because we use
our eyes.
Many hearing drivers talk on cell phones, drive
too fast, break too many traffic laws, etc, etc.

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

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What are the ADA Titles?

ADA regulations are complex. No two attorneys specializing
in disability law would agree on many issues.

ADA has three basic Titles. What are these Titles?

http://deafdigest.com/ada-deaf-titles/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked by the professor this question (for the interpreter
to respond directly):

how is your student doing in this class?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“Do CART providers identify the speakers so that you know who is
speaking during a meeting?”
Generally, CART providers do try to identify the speakers. If John
Jones is speaking, many CART providers will use two carets and the
person’s name, so it would look something like this.

>> JOHN JONES:

If it is a large meeting where people from the audience will be
speaking, it is generally not possible to identify the speakers by
name, and the CART provider may indicate something like this.

>> AUDIENCE MEMBER:

If it is a meeting with fewer people, a CART provider may attempt to
identify all the speakers by name. That is if the people arrive in
time for the CART provider to get their names in the dictionary ahead
of time.

The more times a CART provider works with a group, the easier it is
to do this because the captioner knows everyone’s name. If new people
show up at a meeting, the CART provider could add their names to the
computer dictionary before the meeting starts.

When working remotely, this may not be as easy. How well can the CART
provider distinguish their voices? It depends on a few factors, such
as if there are women and men and how different their voices sound.
Also, with this too, the more times a CART provider works with a
particular group, he or she gets more familiar with their voices and
can identify more of the speakers.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

telling a hearing person you are deaf, and you’re
being shouted at!

(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

always get in writing and document a case of
discrimination – be detailed and be specific;
do not go into generics

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

After 103 years the Frat, effective on January
1st, is no longer providing life insurance
benefits for its members. All of its insurance
operations have been transferred to Catholic
Order of Foresters.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Louis Braille, whose innovation helped the
blind and the DeafBlind to read with their
fingertips, is being honored on his birth
year of 1809.
The USA Mint will be turning out commemorative
coins in his honor. And in the other nations,
postage stamps carrying his likeness will be
issued.
As usual, no one is honoring the deaf for
their work on behalf of the deaf.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest mentioned one deaf organization having
to wait almost 3 years to get tax exempt status
from the IRS.

It took another deaf organization just 4 weeks!

Why?

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

The Somers Treatment

by Gillian Bradshaw

a doctor tries very hard to fix the deafness of the
patient only to find something mysterious going on

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* 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
Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Liberal Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenured

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
12-Aug-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
The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute
of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at
the Assistant Professor rank in Criminal Justice to start August
2015. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in the
Criminal Justice major, as well as relevant interdisciplinary courses
in the General Education core as needed.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the Department of
Liberal Studies, the college of NTID, and RIT through research and
through mentoring of pre baccalaureate and baccalaureate Deaf and
Hard of Hearing students. We seek individuals who also have the
ability and interest to contribute 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.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Ph.D, or ABD, in Criminal Justice, Juris Doctor, or terminal degree
in a closely related field completed by June 2015.
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.
– Evidence of scholarly activity and productivity in the field.
– Experience teaching and mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing
undergraduate students in introductory courses in Criminal Justice,
as well as relevant interdisciplinary courses in General Education.
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559105 , search openings, then
KEYWORD SEARCH: 1459BR.

Please submit your application, your cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications, and
upload the following attachments:

– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
– A description of research plans, potential to collaborate with
other faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate
students in research
– A statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also
addresses commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
– Up to three sample publications/preprints (max size 5MB)
– A “contribution to diversity” statement.

Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one
of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly
via email to mailto:pjknge@rit.edu

You can contact the search committee with questions about the
position at mailto:careers@rit.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by
January 15, 2015.

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

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Liberal Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
12-Aug-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
The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute
of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at
the Assistant Professor rank in clinical, cognitive, developmental,
behavioral, educational, or social psychology, starting August 2015.
Responsibilities include teaching and tutoring introductory
psychology courses, and related courses as needed.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the Department of
Liberal Studies, the college of NTID, and RIT through research and
through mentoring of pre baccalaureate and baccalaureate Deaf and
Hard of Hearing students. We are seeking individuals who also have
the ability and interest to contribute 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
– Ph.D., or ABD, in Psychology, or in a closely related field
completed by June 2015.
– Experience teaching and mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing
undergraduate students in introductory psychology and related
courses.
– Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.
– Evidence of scholarly activity and productivity in the field.
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559109 . Search openings, then
KEYWORD SEARCH:1460BR.

Please submit your application, your cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications and
upload the following attachments:

– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
– A description of research plans, potential to collaborate with
other faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate in research
– A statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also
addresses commitment to undergraduate education
– Up to three sample publications/preprints (max size each
sample-5MB)
– A “contribution to diversity” statement.

Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one
of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly
via email to pjknge@rit.edu.

You can contact the search committee with questions about the
position at mailto:careers@rit.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by
January 15, 2015.

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

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

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position opening
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
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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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 – 02 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 2, 2015

 
— a problem with Judge Judy TV programs

Judge Judy is one of the world’s most popular TV
programs. And there is a problem. The interpreter
at the bottom corner of the screen is being darkened,
making it harder to catch the signs? It is not
happening in USA, but in Great Britain. In the
past the signs were easy to follow. Why the
change? Good question. Fortunately, the closed
captions are as clear as ever.

 

— a past Criminal Minds deaf episode

Yesterday, an old Criminal Minds TV episode was
shown – of a deaf criminal bothered by the buzzing
in his CI. This buzzing drove him mad and caused
him to commit some crimes. The signing of the
criminal and of the FBI agent/interpreter were
bad. The buzzing? In real life, it can happen if
the CI person was near military installations.
But if he turned off the CI or if he stayed
out of the military bases, then buzzings would
not have happened. Stuff that makes the TV
episode look foolish.

 
— the Lyft and the deaf driver’s earnings

Today’s newspaper story said that a deaf Lyft driver
in San Francisco could earn about $1,000 per week.
This means approximately $52,000 per year. Great
pay or lousy pay? Hard to say. Just all depends
on many things.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 01 January 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 1, 2015

— a hot deaf movie

There is a hot deaf movie being shown right now. So far it
has attracted over two million hearing moviegoers. What
is the movie? It is La Famille Bélier, about a deaf family
and it is shown right now in French movie theaters. Will
it be shown in USA?

 
— a reality TV actress and her boyfriend that supports the deaf

Kate Gosselin, a reality TV actress, who first became famous with
the past Jon & Kate Plus 8 TV show, has a new boyfriend. They’ve
been dating for the past several months. He is Jeff Prescott, a
millionaire businessman and current president of the Deaf Children’s
Foundation. DeafDigest googled the foundation, wanting to know
what is this all about. But this search showed nothing, also nothing
on the boyfriend himself!

 

— a deaf man looking for ghosts

There is a deaf man that owned his ghost-searching business.
He said that in his lifetime he has faced many incidents
that involved ghosts, and decided to set up his own ghost-search
business in an effort to help others. For reasons of confidentiality,
DeafDigest does not want to reveal his name, his home town and
the exact name of his ghost-search business.

 

 

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