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DeafDigest – 27 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 27, 2015

 

— an interesting twitter comment about the deaf

Someone made a twitter comment that was interesting.
This person said that deaf individuals were responsible
for big changes in sports. Examples were the football
huddle (Gallaudet’s Paul Hubbard), baseball signals
(out and strike by Dummy Hoy and Dummy Taylor) and
boxing’s corner red lights (because deaf boxer
Eugene Hairston couldn’t hear the bell). Yet deaf
athletes are called disabled because they can’t
hear!

 

— a deaf child actor not getting his royalty money

There was a story about a former baseball player Roger McDowell
getting a check of $13.52 everytime a Jerry Seinfield TV
re-run shows him on the program. He was only on the program
for less than 10 seconds in 1992. Jeff Bravin, the Executive
Director, American School for the Deaf, was a child actor
on “And Your Name Is Jonah” TV movie in 1979. Royalties?
Bravin said – I wish I had the same agreement McDowell had.
I got royalties for the first seven times it was shown, but
I have not seen a check in ages. Now it is shown in so many
web streaming outlets such as Netflix and Amazon!

 
— a sign language dealer in a casino

We have a few dealers that are deaf and work in Nevada casinos.
What about hearing dealers that know sign language. There is
one – LeErica Knight, a dealer at the Ameristar Casino in
Vicksburg, Mississippi. She often helps deaf players that
come to her casino. She would high-five them when they
win money. She knows signs because her sister is deaf.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 26, 2015

 
— a deaf racer gets a big sponsor

We have some deaf auto racers that have not been able to get
sponsors. Racing is an expensive hobby for them. For famous racers
such as Dale Earnhardt, Jr, they get sponsorship money. Anyway,
Caleb McDuff is deaf and he is a racer. And he recently won a big
sponsorship deal from an oil company. It is amazing. Why? Because
Caleb is only 7 years old! He races go-karts in Great Britain
and as he gets older he will move to big cars. How was he able
to get a major sponsor? Possibly because his father is a car
mechanic with contacts among oil companies!

 

 

— these deaf child signs

We see many “Deaf Child” signs everywhere. Many of these signs
are still posted even though the deaf children have grown up
and have moved out of the neighborhoods. Anyway one big
city rejects these deaf child signs. It is Fort Worth, Texas.
Why the rejection? The explanation from the city says many
drivers pay no attention to these deaf signs and still drive
fast, anway!

 
— not good news for deaf driver in accident

DeafDigest mentioned several times this past summer that
a scared deaf driver, trapped in his car with his family,
drove through the crowd that was celebrating the Zombie
Walk in San Diego. He drove away after being attacked by
one of these paraders. He then got into an accident.
The cops did not arrest him and let him go. But seven
months later, the San Diego County District Attorney
has charged the deaf driver with a felony. The deaf
driver’s attorney is now fighting the case. Trial takes
place next month.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 25, 2015

 

— a Double Deaf Cruelty

DeafDigest has mentioned that Christine
Balaguer was kicked out of the Philippines
National Pageant because of her deafness.
This is the first cruelty. It was just learned
today of a second cruel treatment. When
the pageant organizers kicked her out, they
did not have an interpreter to explain things
to her! It left her confused as she had no
idea what was going on. This is Double Deaf
Cruelty.

 

— an interesting comment by a doctor about deaf

A doctor says he prefers interpreters when deaf
patients come to see him. Without an interpreter,
he had to write many notes back and forth with the
deaf patient – taking up a lot of time. And yet
he feels something was missing – that the deaf
patient may not fully understand what is going
on. With an interpreter, deaf patients understand
quickly. When and where did that doctor make that
comment. In United Kingdom years ago – before ADA
was passed in USA.

 

— Super Bowl-like event without captions

Going on right now is the Cricket World Cup.
World’s best cricket-playing nations are
playing against each other in Australia
and New Zealand. For these cricket-loving
nations, it is their Super Bowl. And many
deaf cricket fans root for their national
teams. And deaf fans in New Zealand are
very angry. These cricket matches on TV
are not captioned! They are screaming
for captions now. Cricket is sort of like
baseball, but the rules are much different.

 

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DeafDigest – 24 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 24, 2015

 

— a Deaf Challenge for Hollywood

What is a Deaf Challenge for Hollywood? A movie
about a deaf president/CEO of a big hearing corporation.
That deaf person is always with ASL interpreter,
and speaks with “deaf-speech” that only a few hearing
people will understand. The actor is ASL-deaf, not
a fake-deaf hearing actor, with terrible ASL. Yes,
the deaf actor’s ASL is voiced out for the sake of
the hearing audience.

 

— a big city pageant winner is deaf

Emmy Faye Rudkin, a deaf woman, entering the first
beauty pageant of her life is now Miss San Antonio.
It is not a small town – but a big city of some
1,410,000 people. It is not known, however, if
Emmy knows ASL. She never went to a mainstreamed
program, instead attending a private school.
It is also not known if she plans to continue
to compete at higher level beauty pagents.

 

— a deaf woman in an important White House position

We watch these West Wing TV series and see how
the president and his family deal with all sorts
of political crises. Could a deaf woman be involved
in these real-life crises? Well, Leah Katz-Hernandez,
who is deaf, works the reception desk at the
West Wing! This job is what Washington people say
is ROTUS (Receptionist of the United States). What
does she do? Leads outside guests to the West Wing
in these White House appointments. Hopefully for
Leah, it will lead her to higher and higher
political steps, with all these political contacts.

 

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DeafDigest – 23 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 23, 2015

— watching a TV car race and getting TV baseball captions

Hard to believe. Deaf people, watching the big NASCAR
race, got captions that said – Joe Maddon, Cliff Lee,
Cole Hamels, Zach Greinke, Doug Fister, etc – all
these baseball names. And some of the names were
repeated several times. Possibly the computer confused
auto racing with baseball?? The Deadspin web site made
fun of this captioning mess!

 

— Indiana is almost 100 percent Deaf State

What is a Deaf State? A state where all of its counties
work with 911 deaf emergency texts. Much to our shock,
only two states are 100 percent Deaf State – Vermont
and Maine. What about Indiana? This state has 92
counties, but only 88 are able to take text emergency
messages; four counties can’t. So, Indiana is an
almost 100 Percent Deaf State. In due time we
expect all of USA to be 100 Percent Deaf USA!

 

— comparing two Deaf Cafes

We have a Deaf Cafe in Paris (Cafe Signes) and
a Deaf Cafe in Toronto (SIGNS). How do we compare
both Deaf Cafes? Both cafes are different. The
Paris cafe, serves regular food, is located in
a working class neighborhood. Patrons are
neighbors with each other. The Toronto cafe is
located in a hot dining area, serves fancy
food and patrons are either tourists or out of
town visitors. The Paris menu is printed with
meal descriptions in French and English. The
Toronto menu come with sign language pictures
that describe meals. Both cafes are different
but successful.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 February 2015

DeafDigest Gold – February 22, 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-newborn-deaf-baby-and-college-recruiters/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/grenada-no-deaf-social-life/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/common-lie-to-tell-deaf/

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“Noise: A Novel” at Harris Communications

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Lily is the only person Leon ever loved. When she left a suicide note
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Top stories about the deaf:

The FCC disability advisory committee is meeting
for the first time in March and is asking for input
from the public. DeafDigest mentioned that no
deaf individuals nor deaf organizations are part of
that committee!

A research team from Japan’s University of Tsukuba
ran a study that said deafness in some deaf patients
may be the reason for their mental health issues.

The Modern Language Association said that ASL is the
third most popular foreign language among students.
Ahead of ASL is Spanish and French.

The Yukon Council on Disability, Whitehorse, Canada,
may close its doors, thus depriving the deaf of
needed assistance. Lack of funding is the reason.

International Recycling Company and Staffing Agency
is in trouble with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission because of its refusal to assign a deaf
employee to a new position. The deaf person could
not function in a dangerous position because of
deafness. The request to transfer was turned down
and the deaf employee filed a lawsuit.

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WRONG RETIREMENT TOWN FOR THE DEAF
A deaf man who wanted to save money during
retirement (housing, food, clothing, etc) moved
to Grenada.
The cost of living was very low in Grenada and
the deaf man thought he had the best deal.
Few months later, he moved back to USA. Why?
Because he was very lonely in Grenada – no deaf
social life!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/grenada-no-deaf-social-life/

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list of nations deaf not permitted to drive

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

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A COMMON LIE FROM HEARING GIRLS DURING 1950’S
During the 1950’s, many hearing boys were drafted
to serve in the military.
It was common for some hearing girls to tell a lie
– “my boyfriend is in the army” to avoid saying yes
when a deaf man wanted to date a hearing girl!
Times have changed!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/common-lie-to-tell-deaf/

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a sign language street in New Zealand

http://deafdigest.com/pah-road-auckland-new-zealand/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Bad Video Sign Language
http://deafdigest.com/videos/piesign/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Wheeling Association of the Deaf (Wheeling Club for the Deaf)
http://deafdigest.com/wheeling-association-of-the-deaf/

note:
listing is free for deaf clubs and organizations. If you
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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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Deaf Book of the Week

Hand, Heart & Mind

The Story of the Education of America’s Deaf People
Lou Ann Walker
by Dial Books, 1994

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-hand-heart-mind/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– golf caddy

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 people isolated when they are
with the hearing?

A. Human nature, sad to say!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I go snowshoeing in the winter.

My street boarders on 840 acres of State Park with 350 acres
being a body of water!

It is a very peaceful place to snowshoe.

I often find a few ice fishing shanties scattered about on the ice.

There are days I became disoriented and feel like I cannot find
my way home!

Sometimes I need to back track and get a better focus of where I am.

During the Winter time there are less landmarks for me to track.

So far, I have made it back home!

A video of one of my snowshoeing experiences is on YouTube below.

This was two years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSK8uZhccyE

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 some kind of a warning device be installed in TV
stations telling TV people to turn on captions in case
they have been forgetful

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DeafHistory:

Year 1985 – the Jacksonville Community Center for the Deaf
(Illinois) opens its’ doors. This center continues
to thrive

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

16

states that require licenses for interpreters

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Philip Schanilec, a junior, is a deaf member of
the basketball team at South Dakota School of
Mines & Technology

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tommy Barksdale

signed to play for Normal CornBelters, a team located in
the Bloomington-Normal metropolitan area in Illinois.

This team is a member of the Frontier League, which is
which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball and
is an independent minor league.

Many major league scouts look at players in independent
leagues.

He played four seasons of baseball at Gallaudet, and
played for three different teams last season in these
“pay to play” leagues. The Frontier League is a big
promotion for him. Hope he makes it.

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for more jobs that are not listed in Blue and
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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

* Human Resources Manager – Los Angeles

* Community Advocate (Part time )- Riverside

* Quality Assistant (Part time )- Los Angeles

* Lifesigns Dispatcher (Part time )- Los Angeles

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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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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March 1, 2015 closing dates

position openings
– Service Integration Program Manager
– Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager
State of Washington

for full position descriptions
Service Integration Program Manager
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-service-integration-program-manager/

Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-blind-services-program-manager/

March 1, 2015 closing dates

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS 66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:

– School Counselor
– Dormitory Teacher- Full time Middle School
– Speech-Language Pathologist- Outreach
– Part-time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher
– Paraprofessional 1 on 1- Temporary
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only). Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled. KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: www.kcmo.org/ and
www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler,
Human Resources Office, at (913) 645-5358 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions. E-mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org Fax #: 913/621-2310

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

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-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

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/579901
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, 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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announcement of teaching position openings
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on Campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

for school year 2015-2016

MSSD:
Science
Math
Social Studies
English

KDES:
Elementary
Early Childhood Education
Social Studies (Middle School)
Math (Middle School)
English (Middle School)
Science (Middle School)

Application Information:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application
Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess
any), and three current, signed letters of recommendation (including one
from current supervisor) email electronically to:

Clerchr@gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet University-KDES room 3108
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-250-2704 videophone-Hollie Fallstone, Human Resources Coordinator
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Job employment application can be found at:

http://www.gallaudet.edu/Documents/HRS/2015%20Employee%20Job%20Application1.pdf
by clicking on Job application

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position openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA
and
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teachers are a 187-day exempt position.

Responsibilities include appropriate academic work
to their students, use appropriate communication techniques
to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed information, work
with their department Principal in guiding parents toward
identifying their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in
programming for them accordingly through the IEP process,
attend in-service meetings and departmental meetings to
participate in decision-making, to maintain current
knowledge in the field, and to gain understanding of new
techniques and methodologies in education, participate in
curriculum development and curriculum revision projects,
maintain records of grades, achievement, and discipline
according to the needs of each assigned students,
collaborates with other teachers to assure appropriate and
dynamic programming for all students, work on extracurricular
committees or projects and perform related work assignments
as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA State Police Criminal Clearance,
PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance, Act 82.

Valid PA Driver’s License required.

Teachers of the Deaf are preferred to enter a master’s level with
some experience. The minimum requirement for this position is a
Bachelor’s level degree with certification in Deaf Education. PA
Instructional I or II certification in Deaf Education required.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

STARTING DATE: 2015-16 School Year (August 17, 2015)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori L. Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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open postions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA (some positions in Springfield, MA)

…….

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

Walden School Overnight CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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

Walden School Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Walden School Relief Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

………

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

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

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Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-educational-interpreter-job/

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

Classroom Teacher Moderate to Severe Disabilities (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-teacher-moderate-severe-disabilities/

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

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

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

Substitute Classroom Teacher
Substitute Classroom Assistant

………………

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover
letter, resume, TLC application ( http://www.tlcdeaf.org ) as well
as three professional references to mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.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

Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

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DeafDigest – 22 February 2015

DeafDigest Blue – February 22, 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/small-town-deaf-job-seeker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreters-help-deaf-asl-classes/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fear-deaf-gestures/

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New Movie from ASL Films at Harris Communications

“Slot: Steep Slot, Steeper Risk” is a new movie from ASL Films, now
available at Harris Communications. The movie tells the story of a
research team that takes a harrowing expedition through a remote
desert filled with narrow and treacherous slot canyons. An unforeseen
life-threatening situation arises that tests the depth of every team
member’s primal instinct to survive – in a very unforgiving and
uncharted territory that may even be supernatural. (106 minutes;
signed in ASL; English subtitles; no audio; rated PG-13)

Find “Slot: Steep Slot, Steeper Risk” (DVD441) at Harris
Communications for only $25.99.

To see a movie trailer, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB022215

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com.

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf leaders in United Arab Emirates are asking
Etisalat, the national mobile phone carrier to
reduce rates on text messages because it takes
longer to key it out instead of using voice.

In Australia, two groups have agreed to work
together – Business Disability Forum and
SignVideo towards a common goal – to provide
opportunities for the deaf in the business world

The Hear to Help local agencies in Scotland may
be shut down, due to lack of funding. It has
been giving support and advice to the deaf for
years.

College professors in Ireland have been accused
by a deaf activists for rejecting the presence
of deaf students in their classrooms!

Jay Yeow, who is deaf, has opened his cake
and pastry cafe in Malaysia. Already he is
winning raves from satisfied customers.

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Hawaii Deaf Cruise 2016

2 Night Pre-Cruise Honolulu Hotel + 7 Night Hawaii Cruise
$1869.

Per person deposit due by April 30, 2015 to lock this price.

What’s Included
* Lei Greeting upon arrival at Honolulu Airport
* Transfer Airport to Hotel
* 2 Night Stay at Waikiki Resort Hotel, including luggage handling
& daily breakfast buffet
* Half-day Honolulu City Tour including Pearl Harbor Tour!
* Transfers from hotel to ship are included
* 7 Night Cruise aboard Norwegian’s Pride of America round-trip
from Honolulu, including most meals, select non-alcoholic beverages
and most onboard entertainment
* NCL Coupon Booklet worth over $300 of onboard savings!

For more information please click on bottom links:
http://www.hawaiicruiseoutlet.com/cruises/hawaii-deaf-cruise-2412.html

For Prices & Reservation:
http://www.hawaiicruiseoutlet.com/common_library/booking/categorySelect.php?cruise_adults=2&cruise_seniors=0&cruise_child=0&BillingState=CA&us_residency=&Province=&
ItineraryID=2412&SailingID=110053885

or
http://bit.ly/1CsdEMm

http://www.deafvacationcruise.com

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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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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
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A REASON FOR ASL INTERPRETERS IN ASL CLASSES
In some ASL classes, there are ASL interpreters
that help ASL teachers. Why?
Because immature hearing high school students
clown and fool around, making bad comments behind
the deaf teachers’ backs.
This is the reason for ASL interpreters – to help
the deaf teacher control the class!

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

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2015 Mississippi Deaf Fest

May 8-9, 2015

Biloxi, MS

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-mississippi-deaf-fest/

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FEAR OF GESTURES, NOT FEAR OF DEAF
A hearing person has no fear with the deaf;
always writing notes back and forth. Very friendly
with the deaf.
But that hearing person is scared when a deaf
person uses simple gestures.
This is strange!

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

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If you watch TV and it does not show captions

http://deafdigest.com/fcc-deaf-support-line/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that a hearing person, fluent in ASL, would sign for himself
while speaking to the audience. The interpreter, instead of
signing, becomes a voice person. Yet that hearing person
would have the audacity to criticize the interpreter’s
choice of words if certain voiced words do not match
the signs!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Court reporters, realtime captioners, and CART providers from across
the country celebrated National Court Reporting and Captioning Week
from February 15-21, 2015.

This awareness week consisted of a nationwide effort to highlight the
contributions of stenographic court reporters and captioners to
society and to showcase the career opportunities that exist in the
court reporting and captioning fields.

National Court Reporting and Captioning Week was marked with
promotional events and marketing nationwide, including a grassroots
social media campaign, presentations at high schools across the
country about court reporting and captioning career opportunities,
and community demonstrations such as producing transcripts of
veterans’ oral histories.

The National Court Reporters Association’s Take Note campaign
launched in September 2014 and is based on an industry-wide outlook
report conducted by the independent research firm Ducker Worldwide.
The study determined that over the next five years some 5,500 jobs in
the court reporting profession are expected to become available. The
campaign is designed to raise awareness of the profession and future
employment opportunities.

For more information, visit NCRA.org. Career information about the
court reporting and captioning professions can be found at
crTakeNote.com

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assuming deaf people are not allowed
to drive cars

(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

be wary of attorneys representing the deaf and
making decisions on their behalf without consulting
them first!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Are lazy legislators creating anguish for Deaf
Virginians?
At issue is status of the schools for the deaf
and blind in Staunton and Hampton. The Historic
Staunton Foundation sent a thick packet containing
information to each of the state legislators,
hoping to educate them on this matter.
These legislators probably let these packets
lay unread, not doing their homework.

(editor’s note: the Staunton school has been
saved but is struggling right now with low
enrollment; the Hampton campus has been closed,
and these buildings continue to be empty and
unused)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is White House captioning or not captioning their
web videos? This was the complaint raised by some
deaf advocates. Some days these videos were
captioned whereas on other days these weren’t.
DeafDigest is not sure why is it that?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf person is the only deaf employee in his
company, and he made a big issue out of being
isolated and left out of the loop when
people gossip about some stuff.

He raised this issue in a newspaper column.

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Amazing Grace

by Jane Turner

the main character in this drama is deaf

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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Human Resources Manager – Los Angeles, CA

* Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – 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

Position opening

Teacher of the Deaf

Iowa School for the Deaf – Northeast Regional Academy

Charles City, Iowa

Strength in diversity
Quality through collaboration

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Anticipated opening
Program Director
EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Bedford, MA

Description To direct the successful development, implementation and
communication for the EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
through the effective supervision of program staff, administration of
program budget, working collaboratively with EDCO administration, school
districts, host schools, parents and community resources in the service of
promoting student cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral and personal
development. For full job description, go to the following link.

https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1251272&

Send letter of interest, copy of updated resume, copy of DESE license,
three current letters of reference and copies of transcripts to:

Judith Vaillancourt, Associate Executive Director
EDCO Collaborative
36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730

E.O.E.

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position openings
– Dean of the Graduate School and Continuing Studies
– Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career
development for deaf and hard of hearing students. The University enjoys
an international reputation for its outstanding academic programs
and for the ground breaking research it conducts.

Gallaudet University seeks progressive and dynamic leaders to fill the
positions of Dean of the Graduate School and Continuing Studies, and
Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS).

– Dean of the Graduate School and Continuing Studies:
The Dean of the Graduate School and Continuing Studies provides academic
leadership for graduate education, continuing studies and distance education
at the University in collaboration with the deans of the College of Arts and
Sciences (CAS) and the School of Education and Human Services (SEBHS). The
Graduate School draws on Gallaudet’s rich heritage, distinguished faculty
and staff, and ASL-English bilingual environment to prepare deaf, hard of
hearing and hearing scholars, leaders and practitioners from diverse
backgrounds to excel in their professions and disciplines and to generate
knowledge through research and scholarship to inform theory and practice
in the disciplines and professions represented by graduate programs. The
ideal candidate for this position, in addition to ensuring the continuing
high quality of existing programs, will inspire and support innovation,
collaborating with the school deans and department chairs to the develop
new 21st century online and hybrid graduate and continuing studies
offerings, including new interdisciplinary programs and research. In
addition to overseeing the daily administration of offices related to
graduate education, continuing studies and distance education, the
dean works in collaboration with the Council on Graduate Education (CGE)
to review and approve curriculum actions and to develop and ensure
compliance with graduate school, continuing studies, and distance
education policies and procedures. The dean administers graduate
tuition scholarships and assistantships, and, in collaboration with
the deans of CAS and SEBHS, promotes and supports the recruitment,
mentoring, and retention of exemplary faculty, staff, and students
from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate and evidence of
increasingly responsible leadership and supervisory experience in
higher education; a record of commitment to multicultural organizational
development and efforts that have maximized the effective education of
deaf and hard of hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate
levels and consistent engagement in research activities with an
extensive history of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed
journals; excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication,
writing and advocacy skills. Fluency in American Sign Language
required at the time of application.

Review of applications begins on March 16, 2015 and continues until the
position is filled.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a
completed job application to
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

View this position opening at:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Administrators#15001

– Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS):
Gallaudet University seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as
dean of the School of Education, Business and Human Services (SEBHS).
The school houses eight academic departments that collectively enroll
approximately 600 diverse deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students in
undergraduate majors/minors and masters and doctoral degree programs.

These departments, with approximately 75 faculty, are Business, Counseling,
Education, Government and Public Affairs, Hearing, Speech, and Language
Sciences, Interpretation, Physical Education and Recreation, and Social
Work. The dean serves as chief administrator, spokesperson, and advocate
for SEBHS. The ideal candidate for this position, in addition to ensuring
the continuing high quality of existing programs, will inspire and support
innovation, collaborating with the dean of the college of Arts and
Sciences and the dean of the Graduate School and Continuing Studies to the
develop new 21st century online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate
offerings, including new interdisciplinary programs and programs of research.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate and evidence of increasingly
responsible leadership and supervisory experience in higher education; a
record of commitment to multicultural organizational development and
efforts that have maximized the effective education of deaf and hard of
hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures; a record of
successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an
established record of research and publication; excellent organizational,
interpersonal, communication, writing and advocacy skills; demonstrated
expertise in budgeting and resource allocation to achieve strategic
objectives. Fluency in American Sign Language required at the time of
application.

Review of applications begins on March 16, 2015 and continues until the
position is filled.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a
completed job application to
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

View this position opening at:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Administrators#14142

Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational
institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender,
national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, covered
veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, gender orientation,
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source
of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or
any other unlawful basis.

Employees and recruiting sources are encouraged to refer qualified
individuals from protected classes for available positions. Individuals
who may have inquiries regarding the University’s policy and
procedures or who may wish to file a complaint should contact the
University’s EEO Office, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue,
N.E., Washington, DC 20002-3695, 202-651-5462.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Northeast Regional Academy (under Iowa School for the Deaf)
Charles City, IA

Join Iowa School for the Deaf as a teacher of the Deaf at the newly
established Northeast regional academy in Charles City, Iowa. Be a part
of developing a successful program for deaf and hard of hearing children.

The teacher will provide services based on the IEPs. Students transported
daily from the area. Educational services will be provided within the
Charles City Community Schools’ facilities starting in August 2015.

To be considered an applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain
an Iowa Teacher’s Certificate with the deaf/hard of hearing endorsement.
It is also
strongly preferred to have other endorsements such as the elementary
classroom or secondary endorsements.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of
Educational Examiners webpage:
http://www.state.ia.us/boee/

Send resume, credentials, transcripts, cover letter, etc to:
Human Resources;
Iowa School for the Deaf;
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.;
Council Bluffs, IA 51503.

Additional information and job posting available on School’s web site:

Home

Or contact Human Resources at Phone:
712-366-0571;

email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information.

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three available positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Job Openings
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

* Behavioral Health Therapist- Morganton, NC

* Behavioral Health Therapist- Greensboro, NC

* Behavioral Health Therapist, Wilmington, NC

To learn more about RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
please visit our website:
http://www.rhabehavioralhealth.org/programs_services/our_deaf_and_hard_of_hearing_services/

If interested in positions above, please contact:

Lindsey Gray
Business Manager
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
2527 E. Lyon Station Rd.
Creedmoor, NC 27522

919.518.9293 (Office)
919.528.2971 (fax)

mailto:LGray@rhanet.org

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Job Opening
Supervisor I / Student Life – Dean of Students
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunity. Interested persons are invited to
visit CSDB’s website at . http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/classified-3/
where the official job announcement for Supervisor I / Student Life
Programs (Dean of Students) may be found in its entirety, including major
duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. This job
announcement is open until the position is filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position reports to the Superintendent, or designee, and is
responsible for providing leadership to and for the administration of
Student Life services for students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or
blind/low vision, which includes, but is not limited to: student
dormitories, transportation, recreation, athletics, student organizations,
and programming in support of students. educational growth. This position
is also responsible to oversee student discipline campus wide.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
– Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, (School)
Administration, or in a professional discipline in a related field (e.g.,
Counseling, Child Development, etc.) from an accredited college or
university; specialization in Deaf Education or Vision Education preferred
– Five (5) years successful experience in the field of Deafness or visual
impairment in an educational, student life/residential, or child/student
development setting working with children and youth who are
Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or blind/low vision; three (3) years of
administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred
– Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced skill level
as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool and according to school
policy

Terms of Employment:
Full-Time; scheduled to work 210 days during the academic year (as per
established School Calendar), beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract.
Salary Range: $60,000 to $75,000 per year; the base salary shall be
established based upon appropriate education and experience. Excellent
benefits.

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

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

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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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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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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 – 22 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 22 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 21 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 20 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 20, 2015

 

— a host warns a deaf person

Jeff Probst, the host of the Survivor 2015 No Collar Tribe,
Nargarote, has warned Nina Poersch, the deaf contestant
on this reality TV program. Jeff said “Nina is going to
have a tough time.” Why? Jeff said it has nothing to do
with her deafness or her age, but because she is
entering a culture that is so new to her. While Jeff
won’t say it, this may mean Nina will be quickly
eliminated!

 

 

— future interpreters from a scary background

At the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in Gabriel,
Louisiana, a group of prisoners is learning ASL.
Their goal is to become ASL interpreters when
they are released from prison and seek employment.
Scary or not scary? DeafDigest thinks it is a great
way for prisoners to get employment, because many
employers won’t give them jobs – and yet, demand
for interpreters is always high. This prison is
the only one in the nation offering this ASL
program.

 

 

— two different English subtitles options

Some Blu-ray discs have two subtitle options.
One is English option and the other is
English subtitles. What is the difference?
It is a BIG difference. With the English
option, it shows English subtitles only
if the actors speak a foreign language
in an English language movie. The English
subtitles option shows full English
subtitles throughout the movie. A
movie critic said two subtitle options
is unusual.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 19, 2015

 
— a deaf product making people healthy

What is a Deaf Product in Tanzania, a nation in
Africa? It is soap products (liquid soap, bar soap,
disinfectant and hand washing soap). The Small
Industries Development Organization is teaching
a group of young deaf people on soap making. Goal
is to encourage them to go into business for
themselves selling soap products.

 

— a CI preventing a deaf woman from doing her job

Katie McCormick, who is deaf, wanted to work in
a beauty parlor in a small British town. She took
training classes and received work certificates.
But for some reason she is not able to work with
some machines in the beauty parlor because it
interfered with her CI. She is still working
in the same place but not using machines at all!

 
— interpreters risking a $5,000 fine

A bitter debate is going on among legislators
in Idaho. The issue – to license or not to
license the ASL interpreters. Two interesting
points were brought up – unlicensed professionals
in Idaho risk a $5,000 fine. And only 16 states
require licenses for interpreters. What about
RID? It was not brought up among these debating
legislators!

 

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DeafDigest – 18 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 18, 2015

— Alabama county 911 chief tells people not to text

R.V. White, the Limestone County (Alabama) E911 chief
has been telling people not to use text with 911
calls, instead, to use voice, if at all possible.
Reason is that he wants to free up the 911 line
for the deaf people that need to send emergency
texts. It is the same as non-disabled drivers
being told not to park in disabled parking spots!

 

— more and more deaf angry at Hollywood

There is a new hashtag #DeafTalent. It tells
Hollywood to stop using hearing actors to
play deaf roles both in movies and in TV.
#DeafTalent started because hearing actress
Catalina Sandino Moreno was cast in a deaf
role; her knowledge of deafness and of the
deaf is total ZERO. Enough is enough, hence
this #DeafTalent hashtag. But will Hollywood
listen? Very much doubt it!

 

— Denmark to honor a deaf device

Denmark will be issuing a new postage stamp
on March 14th to honor devices invented by
the Danish people. One device is the
writing ball. It is a pre-typewriter invented
in 1865 by Rasmus Malling-Hansen, who was not
deaf. As a principal of the Royal Institute
for the Deaf in Copenhagen, he invented
it to help the deaf read and write better.
Another Alexander Graham Bell? Yes, and no,
but Bell hated sign language while Hansen
loved it!

 

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DeafDigest – 17 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 17, 2015

 
— no captions on weather news

Could a major TV network show bad weather news
without captions? CBS, at around 330-345 AM this
morning, had no captions on its weather news program.
DeafDigest editor, wanting to get weather updates,
was disappointed with this lack of captions. Yes,
the FCC has been notified about it. But what could
FCC do about it? Not much, probably!

 

— stuck in Maine

A deaf schools basketball tournament took place
this past weekend in Portland, Maine, hosted by
the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. Because
of the snowstorm, the West Virginia School for
the Deaf basketball team is still stuck in Maine.
The coach said there may be no flights to
Washington, DC until Wednesday night!

 

— another deaf-owned business in Frederick

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned that there is a
deaf-owned business in Frederick – Patty Cakes.
There is another one – EmbroidMe, owned by deaf
partners Amy Phillips and Angie Foster. It prints
name, image, logo or message on a piece of clothing.
It was also learned that Frederick has more deaf-owned
businesses that we are not aware of!

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DeafDigest – 16 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 16, 2015

— CI old technology, brainstem implant, new technology

Some doctors are saying CI is old technology and will not
always work for many patients. They are also saying that
brainstem implant is better. Do realize that today’s
hot technology is tomorrow’s old technology. So, is
brainstem implant the new hot thing in the Deaf Community?

 
— best clown in USA is a deaf clown

The 2015 Clown of the Year Award by the Clowns of America
was awarded Sue Marranconi, Meadville, PA. She is deaf, and
has been in the clowning profession practically all her
life. She takes clowning seriously, always thinking of
new ways to make people laugh.

 

— a very special military mission in Australia

Special Air Service of Australia (SAS) is a group of
elite military fighters, sent to special missions.
It is like our Green Berets (US Army Special Forces).
They recently trained in an isolated part of Australia,
getting ready for their mission in the Middle East.
The bus taking these SAS people was driven by a
deaf driver! He said that when he dropped off these
fighters, he drove the bus back home – empty seats!

 
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DeafDigest – 15 February 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://35.182.75.222/comics/fogeys-lookalikes/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-one-percent/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-interpreter-deaf-ad/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

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“Telling Deaf Lives” at Harris Communications

“Telling Deaf Lives: Agents of Change” brings together the best from
the 8th Deaf History International (DHI) Conference that featured
presentations for member of Deaf communities around the world who
related their own autobiographies as well as the biographies of
historical Deaf individuals.

The many contributors include Ulla-Bell Thorin recounting growing up
deaf in Sweden, Akio Suemori profiling the first Deaf president of a
Japanese school for the Deaf, and Harry Lang reflecting on writing
biographies of numerous Deaf Americans in the arts and science.

With remarkable diversity, these and many other contributors have
preserved a treasured collection of Deaf history.

“Telling Deaf Lives: Agents of Change” (B1297) is available at Harris
Communications for only $34.95.

To find out more, go to:
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Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

Don Feare, a police officer in Weatherford, Texas
was honored by his peers for his handling of
a 16-year old deaf girl who was going through
domestic issues at home. At the end, the grateful
girl showed the police officer her name-sign.

L’Chef is a catalog company in St George, Utah,
specializing in kitchen equipment. It sells
products under the names of Nutrimill, Bosch and
L’Equip. After hiring a group of deaf people
to work in the factory, the general manager
has asked the Southern Utah State Services
to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to help teach
ASL with the hearing employees. So far, the
general manager is very happy with these
deaf employees.

The executives at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
have been discussing with deaf leaders on how to
make their facility accessible.

Supreme Sign Institute, an agency in Ghana, is pushing
all service providers to use sign language to communicate
with deaf clients.

Punjab University in Pakistan has awarded a doctorate to
Ayesha Imtiaz. The thesis is interesting – Identification
of Genes Involved in Severe Degree Hearing Loss

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A MOTHER OPPOSING HER DEAF DAUGHTER FROM ATTENDING GALLAUDET
It probably may not happen these days but it happened about
30-35 years ago.
An ambitious young deaf woman wanted to attend Gallaudet. Her
mother vigorously opposed it, feeling that deaf women are only good
for employment, marriage and family.
Despite violent arguments, the mother was steadfast in her refusal.
The deaf woman was forced to abandon her life dreams.
DeafDigest editor knew her and still feels about it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/

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Gallaudet president job description

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

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DEAF PEOPLE WITH PERFECT SPEECH
There are some deaf people with perfect speech. They practiced
their speech every day all their lives until it has become perfect.
But their perfect speech comes at a price. Many hearing people
refuse to believe that these perfect-speech people are deaf.
And as a result, there have been unpleasant moments while mingling
with the hearing.
This is the reason why some of these perfect-speech deaf are
more comfortable with the deaf!

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

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

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

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Deaf fear of hearing aid batteries
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearingaidbatteries-2/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/massachusetts-state-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
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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 Heart is a lonely hunter

by Carson McCullers

one of the earliest novels written about a deaf
person (1940) who deals with harsh life in a
small southern town

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– genealogist

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. is it a cause for alarm that the government of
Texas is looking to sell off parts of the land of
the Texas School for the Deaf?

A. It should not be.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

A few years ago, I ordered flowers for Valentine Day.

My neighbor came to my door with the flowers.

I was puzzled and complained to the florist about them
delivering to the wrong house.

I also complained about no card coming with the flowers!

My wife said, “They might be from my boyfriend!”

The florist sent me a message to inform me that my
neighbor was working for the florist!

A couple days later, my grandson, age 5 at that time,
found the card deep inside the vase!

Well, RED is the color of the season!

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 every deaf person in USA will have an
opportunity to tell their interpreting
agencies the interpreters they want and the
interpreters they don’t want.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1851 – Ernest Grislet de Geer, a deaf geologist
from Switzerland, goes on an expedition in Scotland,
digging up red sandstones to analyze the soil
composition. His works were acknowledged by fellow
geologists.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3

separate locations of California School for the Deaf

– at San Francisco
– at Berkeley
– currently at Fremont

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Wisconsin, Superior – Marc Fortin, SR, hockey

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tommy Barksdale, a former Gallaudet baseball player,
has been playing quasi-pro baseball for several
teams. Quasi because it is not part of the minor
league system nor of the independent minor leagues,
but a notch below.

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DeafSports Library:

a team picture with Leon Grant; the most dominant
big man in deaf basketball history

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-leon-grant-basketball-player/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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NEW FEATURE!

for more jobs that are not listed in Blue and
Gold editions, go to:

http://deafdigest.com and click on jobs at the top
and scroll all the way down to the bottom

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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

* Human Resources Manager – Los Angeles

* Community Advocate (Part time )- Riverside

* Quality Assistant (Part time )- Los Angeles

* Lifesigns Dispatcher (Part time )- Los Angeles

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
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

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-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 Magazineÿÿs 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/579901
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, 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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announcement of teaching position openings
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on Campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

for school year 2015-2016

MSSD:
Science
Math
Social Studies
English

KDES:
Elementary
Early Childhood Education
Social Studies (Middle School)
Math (Middle School)
English (Middle School)
Science (Middle School)

Application Information:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application
Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess
any), and three current, signed letters of recommendation (including one
from current supervisor) email electronically to:

Clerchr@gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet University-KDES room 3108
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-250-2704 videophone-Hollie Fallstone, Human Resources Coordinator
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Job employment application can be found at:

http://www.gallaudet.edu/Documents/HRS/2015%20Employee%20Job%20Application1.pdf
by clicking on Job application

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position openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA
and
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teachers are a 187-day exempt position.

Responsibilities include appropriate academic work
to their students, use appropriate communication techniques
to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed information, work
with their department Principal in guiding parents toward
identifying their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in
programming for them accordingly through the IEP process,
attend in-service meetings and departmental meetings to
participate in decision-making, to maintain current
knowledge in the field, and to gain understanding of new
techniques and methodologies in education, participate in
curriculum development and curriculum revision projects,
maintain records of grades, achievement, and discipline
according to the needs of each assigned students,
collaborates with other teachers to assure appropriate and
dynamic programming for all students, work on extracurricular
committees or projects and perform related work assignments
as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA State Police Criminal Clearance,
PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance, Act 82.

Valid PA Driver’s License required.

Teachers of the Deaf are preferred to enter a master’s level with
some experience. The minimum requirement for this position is a
Bachelor’s level degree with certification in Deaf Education. PA
Instructional I or II certification in Deaf Education required.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

STARTING DATE: 2015-16 School Year (August 17, 2015)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori L. Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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open postions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA (some positions in Springfield, MA)

…….

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

Walden School Overnight CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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

Walden School Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Walden School Relief Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

………

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

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

……………

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-educational-interpreter-job/

……………

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

Classroom Teacher Moderate to Severe Disabilities (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-teacher-moderate-severe-disabilities/

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

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

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

Substitute Classroom Teacher
Substitute Classroom Assistant

………………

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover
letter, resume, TLC application ( http://www.tlcdeaf.org ) as well
as three professional references to mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.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

Home Page

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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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 – 15 February 2015

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-job-seeker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

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“The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of ASL” at Harris Communications

With colorful and charming images, the “The Gallaudet Children’s
Dictionary of American Sign Language” is both educational and
entertaining for children. This 374-page book includes 1000 ASL sign
drawings arranged alphabetically and paired with color illustrations.

The introduction explains the history and culture of American Sign
Language as well as how to sign and fingerspell. The book also includes
a complete index of English terms for each sign, including synonyms. The
accompanying DVD shows native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each
sign plus 150 ASL sentences.

This dictionary stands alone as the best, most entertaining ASL
reference volume for deaf and hearing children alike.

Find the “The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language”
(B1299) at Harris Communications for only $39.95.

To find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB021515

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Top stories about the deaf:

The deaf of Australia have been unhappy with the
government of ignoring their needs, making them
feel they’re not a priority.

The alumni association of the Louisiana School
for the Deaf has been dormant for quite some
time. It is now being revived, with election
of new officers.

The Greensburg City Council in Pennsylvania
has agreed to pay an interpreter at the rate
of $60.00 per hour for its next council
meeting at the request of a parent of a
deaf child. Two interesting things – the parent
is not a city resident, and while the parent
requested an interpreter, she did not explain
why. Not wanting to get entangled into a
lawsuit, the council agreed to this request!

Yet another lawsuit against a hospital in
Colorado for not providing an interpreter
for a deaf father concerned about his
daughter being hospitalized.

Legislative political squabbles in Idaho
is preventing the appointment of a substitute
chairperson that would oversee the affairs
of the Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf
and the Blind.

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Hawaii Deaf Cruise 2016

2 Night Pre-Cruise Honolulu Hotel + 7 Night Hawaii Cruise
$1869.

Per person deposit due by April 30, 2015 to lock this price.

What’s Included
* Lei Greeting upon arrival at Honolulu Airport
* Transfer Airport to Hotel
* 2 Night Stay at Waikiki Resort Hotel, including luggage handling
& daily breakfast buffet
* Half-day Honolulu City Tour including Pearl Harbor Tour!
* Transfers from hotel to ship are included
* 7 Night Cruise aboard Norwegian’s Pride of America round-trip
from Honolulu, including most meals, select non-alcoholic beverages
and most onboard entertainment
* NCL Coupon Booklet worth over $300 of onboard savings!

For more information please click on bottom links:
http://www.hawaiicruiseoutlet.com/cruises/hawaii-deaf-cruise-2412.html

For Prices & Reservation:
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ItineraryID=2412&SailingID=110053885

or
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http://www.deafvacationcruise.com

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

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

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
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SMALL TOWN DEAF JOB SEEKERS
Years ago when times were great, it was not hard for
deaf people to find jobs, even in small towns.
A deaf service agency in the small town would refer deaf
clients to hearing agency that finds jobs for them.
Not any more. Both agencies have constantly been referring
deaf clients to each other, hoping the “other” agency will
find jobs for them.
Times have changed and this is sad.

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

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2016 Deaf Cued Spech Conference

July 8-10, 2016

Tysons Corner, Virginia
(near Washington, DC)

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

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THE FACE IS ALWAYS ANGRY
DeafDigest editor knows of several deaf people that always
look angry, even when they’re not angry!
It has alot to do with facial expressions, and it is
unfortunate because it scares away deaf people that want
to be friends with them!

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

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Gallaudet president job description

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that a hearing teacher would tell the interpreter:

please don’t sign what I just said!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A question that people often ask me is “Who hired
you to be here?” What they are really usually asking is :Who is paying
you?”

Some people think that the users or consumers
of our services have to pay for a CART provider to be present at an
event. However, usually a college, university, court, company, or agency
will hire the CART provider because they are required to provide accommodations
or equal access under the law.

There are a number of laws that govern
accessibility for people with a hearing loss, including the American with
Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),
and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Some people with a hearing loss think that they could not use the services
of a CART provider because they could not afford to pay for them. But most
public and many private entities are obligated to provide communication access.

These include places of employment, public and private educational institutions,
and performances and events open to the public.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the services of a CART provider,
you may want to investigate your rights to equal access under the law.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assume that all deaf people are
expert lipreaders

(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

When seeing an attorney for the first time, keep in
mind first hour is consultation at no charge. Just
make sure of this fact before you step into his office!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

An irony with these Super Bowl captioned
commercials!
The Blockbuster commercials were not captioned.
Yet the Blockbuster DVD rentals are captioned.

(Blockbuster, a popular DVD rental chain years ago,
has gone out of business)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The state of Connecticut has proposed merging its
Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired with the
Department of Social Services. The deaf community is
not too happy about it.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

No one really talks about who the next Gallaudet
president will be? Does it mean that the
“Deaf President Now” aura has worn off after
25 years?

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

by Colin Dexter

A deaf professor at Oxford, specializing in
English language, is found dead in his office.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Human Resources Manager – Los Angeles, CA

* Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – 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

Position opening

Teacher of the Deaf

Iowa School for the Deaf – Northeast Regional Academy

Charles City, Iowa

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Northeast Regional Academy (under Iowa School for the Deaf)
Charles City, IA

Join Iowa School for the Deaf as a teacher of the Deaf at the newly
established Northeast regional academy in Charles City, Iowa. Be a part
of developing a successful program for deaf and hard of hearing children.

The teacher will provide services based on the IEPs. Students transported
daily from the area. Educational services will be provided within the
Charles City Community Schools’ facilities starting in August 2015.

To be considered an applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain
an Iowa Teacher’s Certificate with the deaf/hard of hearing endorsement.
It is also
strongly preferred to have other endorsements such as the elementary
classroom or secondary endorsements.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board of
Educational Examiners webpage:
http://www.state.ia.us/boee/

Send resume, credentials, transcripts, cover letter, etc to:
Human Resources;
Iowa School for the Deaf;
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.;
Council Bluffs, IA 51503.

Additional information and job posting available on School’s web site:

Home

Or contact Human Resources at Phone:
712-366-0571;

email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more information.

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three available positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Job Openings
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

* Behavioral Health Therapist- Morganton, NC

* Behavioral Health Therapist- Greensboro, NC

* Behavioral Health Therapist, Wilmington, NC

To learn more about RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
please visit our website:
http://www.rhabehavioralhealth.org/programs_services/our_deaf_and_hard_of_hearing_services/

If interested in positions above, please contact:

Lindsey Gray
Business Manager
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
2527 E. Lyon Station Rd.
Creedmoor, NC 27522

919.518.9293 (Office)
919.528.2971 (fax)

mailto:LGray@rhanet.org

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Job Opening
Supervisor I / Student Life – Dean of Students
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunity. Interested persons are invited to
visit CSDB’s website at . http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/classified-3/
where the official job announcement for Supervisor I / Student Life
Programs (Dean of Students) may be found in its entirety, including major
duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. This job
announcement is open until the position is filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position reports to the Superintendent, or designee, and is
responsible for providing leadership to and for the administration of
Student Life services for students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or
blind/low vision, which includes, but is not limited to: student
dormitories, transportation, recreation, athletics, student organizations,
and programming in support of students. educational growth. This position
is also responsible to oversee student discipline campus wide.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
– Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, (School)
Administration, or in a professional discipline in a related field (e.g.,
Counseling, Child Development, etc.) from an accredited college or
university; specialization in Deaf Education or Vision Education preferred
– Five (5) years successful experience in the field of Deafness or visual
impairment in an educational, student life/residential, or child/student
development setting working with children and youth who are
Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or blind/low vision; three (3) years of
administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred
– Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced skill level
as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool and according to school
policy

Terms of Employment:
Full-Time; scheduled to work 210 days during the academic year (as per
established School Calendar), beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract.
Salary Range: $60,000 to $75,000 per year; the base salary shall be
established based upon appropriate education and experience. Excellent
benefits.

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

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

Home

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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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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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 – 13 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 13, 2015

— the mystery of no deaf tax deduction

The Bloomsberg Business magazine asked some accountants,
tax attorneys and business professors for some strange
tax laws. They mentioned that while the blind get a
bigger standard deduction, the deaf don’t. Why?
Continues to be a mystery for so many years!

 

 

— latest Matt Hamill update

Matt Hamill has never really retired from ultimate
fighting. While the MMA dumped him, he signed a
contract with MMA’s rival – WSOF World Series of
Fighting. His next match is on April 20 at Foxwoods
Resort and Casino in Ledyard, CT against Vinny
Magalhaes in the evening’s top event. The WSOF has
been publicizing him as the only fighter to have
defeated MMA champion Jon Jones (disqualified for
using an illegal hold). Matt’s career record in all
fight divisions is 11 won, 6 lost.

 

 

— the real estate value of Texas School for the Deaf land

DeafDigest mentioned Texas legislators “thinking”
about selling the property of Texas School for the
Deaf. People in Texas are very angry about it. Anyway
what is the value of the school property. Lets’
compare the FBI property in Washington, DC with
the Austin property. Realtors estimate the FBI
property being between $300 million and one billion
for just 6 acres. The sale is coming soon, The
Austin property is 10 times bigger – hence a
possible value of 3 billion to 10 billion dollars!
And speaking of the FBI property, it is where the
old District of Columbia Club for the Deaf was
located (911 Pennsylvania Ave).

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DeafDigest – 12 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 12, 2015

— a deaf person is already the most popular contestant

My Kitchen Rules is a popular TV program in Great
Britain. A while ago DeafDigest mentioned that
Emilie Biggar, a pastry chef, would be participating
in that TV program. It is like “Chopped” in USA.
Manu Feildel, from France, is the cooking contest
judge. Emilie had problems understanding him
and for that reason, she yelled at him in
front of the camera. That incident made her
the most popular contestant with these British
people.

 
— two most famous Boston colleges sued for not captioning

There is a new lawsuit that accuses Harvard and MIT
for not captioning their on-line material for the benefit
of the deaf. As expected of these defendants, both
schools said they do caption, implying that ADA
regulations are being followed and that the lawsuit
is wrong.

 

 

— cost of malpractice insurance for interpreters

Many interpreters are covered by their own malpractice
insurance, these premiums paid out of their own
pockets. How much does the premium cost? According
to one interpreter, it is almost $120.00 per year
for one million dollars per incident with a total
of three million dollars per year.

 

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DeafDigest – 11 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 11, 2015

 
— two big deaf relay news

In the same day there were two big deaf relay news.
The new president of Purple is Robert Rae. Does he
have a deafness background? No. The second news is
that Z (CSDVRS) has been sold to Kinderhook, a private
equity firm. Again, any deafness background? No.
Both news good or bad for us? Dunno!

 
— reason state may want Texas SD land

Deaf people in Texas are very angry because
of a Senate budget hearing discussing what
to do with Texas School for the Deaf. It
sits on the most valuable piece of property
in Austin, possibly valued into billions of
dollars. Could the school be moved? California
School for the Deaf moved twice before settling
in Fremont. Lexington School for the Deaf moved
from Manhattan to Queens. Most likely no
decision will be made for several years.

 

 

— a sad irony with an organization founded by deaf

The Girl Scouts is a big organization. It was
founded by a deaf woman, Juliette Low. And what
is the irony? It discriminated against a deaf
girl that wanted to join! For almost three years,
the deaf girl was not allowed to join, much to
the anger of her mother. By the time the deaf
girl was allowed to join, she lost interest!

 

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DeafDigest – 10 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 10, 2015

 
— good news for Video on Demand Service customers

VUDU, which operates Video on Demand Service has
agreed to caption all of its videos. Who owns
VUDU? It is Walmart, which sometimes does not
caption its own commercials! It is an irony but
lets’ us leave it at that.

 

— interpreters you want and interpreters you don’t want

Are you able to tell the interpreting agency the
interpreters that you want and that you don’t want?
This is the question that Vermont Interpreter
Referral Service is now asking of its deaf residents.
Many of us in other states do not have that
opportunity!

 

— a warning for a deaf person that loves loud music

In Aberdeen, a city in Scotland, a deaf man, who loved
loud music, has been given a final warning by the
local court. He was sentenced to 200 hours of
community service – but with the final warning that
if he continues to play loud music, he will be
sent to jail.

 
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DeafDigest – 09 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 9, 2015

 
— a comic book story about the deaf

Catia Moreira, not deaf, is working on a comic book
about a deaf person trying to communicate in sign
language with her hearing friends. The story is
about how the world changes – all these hearing
people have suddently become deaf. And for some
reason the deaf person becomes uncomfortable with
all other deaf people around her. Comic book
creator Catia is hoping that her comic book
will become a success.

 
— a deaf medical shocker

Researchers at University of Bristol in Great
Britain said that deaf people that use sign
language risk bad health, heart disease, high
blood pressure, diabetes and short life. Why?
They are saying that deaf people don’t understand
doctors because of no interpreters! True or
false about deaf health problems? Look at many,
many, many hearing people – they understand doctors
but still have these serious health problems!

 

— what became of a famous deaf college football player

Few years ago Martel Vanzant, who is deaf, was one of the
best college football players, playing for Oklahoma
State. Pro scouts said he had a chance of playing
in the NFL. Unfortunately he got hurt in his senior
season and was not drafted by the pros, nor given a
free agent contract. What is he doing nowadays?
He is a personal trainer at a gym in Tyler, Texas.
Many hearing clients want to be trained by him. They
say he is great!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 09 February 2015

DeafDigest Gold – February 8, 2015

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-deaf-shopper/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/why-deaf-asl-classes-popular/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-one-percent/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-interpreter-deaf-ad/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Trinidad and Tobago government had to make
a public speech at the last minute to discuss
an issue. A deaf activist asked the government
to find an interpreter at the last minute.
This request was turned down! Yes, this activist
is very angry about it.

Anjana (full name not known) has been praised as
one of the top dancers on a TV talent show program
in India

Aspinall Ink is a emerging new business in Great
Britain. The owner, Angie Aspinall, is deaf but
made great use of her media skills to bring
business to her web site. It was written up in a
British newspaper.

A know-nothing deaf client and a know-nothing hearing
attorney? Put them together in a job discrimination
case – and it ends up in a disaster. This was the
discussion on one of these job discrimination web sites.

A web site lamented the fact that Gabon, a small African
nation, has been left out of the loop when it comes to
World Federation of the Deaf, African deaf politics and
the Deaflympics. For some reason, the deaf of Gabon
just doesn’t get involved in anything beyond their
national borders.

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HOW MANY HEARING PEOPLE REALLY INTERESTED IN THE DEAF
How many hearing people are really interested
in the deaf?
DeafDigest editor thinks maybe it is one
hearing person out of 100 hearing people.
That means 99 percent of hearing people
have bad attitude and discriminate against
the deaf!

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

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Gallaudet president job description

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

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INTERPRETER EMPLOYMENT AD
A college posted an employment ad for an
interpreter.
It said – interpret for free in exchange
for free credits in a college course.
This is not right. Interpreters cannot
remember the professors’ lectures – because
they are busy interpreting the next word,
and the next word, and the next word –
and cannot remember everything!

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

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Deaf truck driver rules

http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-truckdriver-rule-changes/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Musical instruments factory and the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/videos/musicalinstruments/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

North Country Club for the Deaf
(New York)

http://deafdigest.com/north-country-club-of-the-dea/

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
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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

Understanding Deaf Culture

by Paddy Laird

in search of Deafhood

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-understanding-deaf-culture/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– forester (National Parks Service)

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 a CEO of RID considered to be an
extremely difficult job?

A. No two interpreters agree on an interpreting
issue; plus throw into the mix the growing power
of Certified Deaf Interpreters!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Snow is piling up in Vermont, I have been busy clearing snow.

We heat our house with a wood furnace, and wood is stacked up
in our backyard.

I needed to make a path from the wood pile to the side of the house.

Using a snow blower worked great! It does a good job making the
needed path.

I use a wagon-the manly size, mind you, to haul firewood.

Oops….make that “paths”. Anyone want to explore my
snow maze?

The first one to reach the wood pile wins!

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 Vermont legislators will give the deaf
their rights as citizens in the state

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DeafHistory:

Year 1551 – first written evidence of doctors
getting interested in causes of deafness and
trying to seek medical solutions

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

5

decibels gained when a late deafened person cups
his ear in an effort to catch voices

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Wabash – Devante Gray, FR, wrestling

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Miha Zupan, pro basketball, Trikala 2000, Greece

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DeafSports Library:

picture of Carlo Orlandi, 1928 Olympics boxing
gold medalist. He was deaf

http://deafdigest.com/picture-deaf-boxing-champion-hearing-olympics/

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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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NEW FEATURE!

for more jobs that are not listed in Blue and
Gold editions, go to:

http://deafdigest.com and click on jobs at the top
and scroll all the way down to the bottom

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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

* Human Resources Manager – Los Angeles

* Community Advocate (Part time )- Riverside

* Quality Assistant (Part time )- Los Angeles

* Lifesigns Dispatcher (Part time )- Los Angeles

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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announcement of teaching position openings
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on Campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

for school year 2015-2016

MSSD:
Science
Math
Social Studies
English

KDES:
Elementary
Early Childhood Education
Social Studies (Middle School)
Math (Middle School)
English (Middle School)
Science (Middle School)

Application Information:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application
Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess
any), and three current, signed letters of recommendation (including one
from current supervisor) email electronically to:

Clerchr@gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet University-KDES room 3108
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-250-2704 videophone-Hollie Fallstone, Human Resources Coordinator
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Job employment application can be found at:

http://www.gallaudet.edu/Documents/HRS/2015%20Employee%20Job%20Application1.pdf
by clicking on Job application

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position openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA
and
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teachers are a 187-day exempt position.

Responsibilities include appropriate academic work
to their students, use appropriate communication techniques
to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed information, work
with their department Principal in guiding parents toward
identifying their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in
programming for them accordingly through the IEP process,
attend in-service meetings and departmental meetings to
participate in decision-making, to maintain current
knowledge in the field, and to gain understanding of new
techniques and methodologies in education, participate in
curriculum development and curriculum revision projects,
maintain records of grades, achievement, and discipline
according to the needs of each assigned students,
collaborates with other teachers to assure appropriate and
dynamic programming for all students, work on extracurricular
committees or projects and perform related work assignments
as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA State Police Criminal Clearance,
PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance, Act 82.

Valid PA Driver’s License required.

Teachers of the Deaf are preferred to enter a master’s level with
some experience. The minimum requirement for this position is a
Bachelor’s level degree with certification in Deaf Education. PA
Instructional I or II certification in Deaf Education required.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

STARTING DATE: 2015-16 School Year (August 17, 2015)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori L. Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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open postions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA (some positions in Springfield, MA)

…….

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

Walden School Overnight CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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

Walden School Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Walden School Relief Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

………

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

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

……………

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-educational-interpreter-job/

……………

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

Classroom Teacher Moderate to Severe Disabilities (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-teacher-moderate-severe-disabilities/

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

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

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

Substitute Classroom Teacher
Substitute Classroom Assistant

………………

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover
letter, resume, TLC application ( http://www.tlcdeaf.org ) as well
as three professional references to mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.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

Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside
location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

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

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

DeafDigest – 09 February 2015

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-see-through-mask/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/chocolatier-deaf-boss/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-dinner-discrimination/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-scarf/

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“Finding Zoe” on Sale at Harris Communications

“Finding Zoe” tells the story of Brandi Rarus, who was 6 years old
when spinal meningitis took away her hearing. She was mainstreamed in
school, but felt caught between two worlds-the Deaf and the hearing.

Brandi embraced Deaf culture in college and married Tim, a leader of
the Gallaudet Uprising in support of selecting the university’s first
Deaf president. The two went on to marry and had three hearing boys.

Although Brandi was incredibly grateful to have her three wonderful
sons, she couldn’t shake the feeling something was missing. Brandi
found the answer to her prayers when fate brought her new adopted
daughter into her life.

Set against the backdrop of Deaf America, “Finding Zoe” is an
uplifting story of hope, adoption, and everyday miracles. It tells
how a deaf baby finds her way into a deaf family to embrace her
culture and language.

“Finding Zoe” (B1293) is on sale at Harris Communications for only
$17.60 (regularly $22.00).

Sale ends February 19, 2015.

To find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddb020815

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

The first-time International Photography Exhibition
of the deaf took place in Croatia. Judges selected
best photographs among these deaf contestants and
the winner was a man from Kashmir.

For the second time in the past several years
the Fresno State University Deaf Education
program was given a huge donation, in order
to train more students to become teachers
of the deaf. Who made the large donation?
The benefactor wanted to stay anonymous!

First it was Belgium that allowed the deaf
to plan their own suicides. Another
country – Switzerland – has allowed it!
Two cousins, one of them deaf, wanted to
die by suicide, feeling that life is impossible
for them. Very sad.

The police of Ann Arbor, Michigan is giving
its officers special training on how to deal
with the deaf.

60 percent of classroom interpreting understood
by the deaf? Acceptable or not acceptable?
Non-acceptance was the issue raised in a newspaper
article in Nebraska.

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

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

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email:
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DEAF DINNER TABLE DISCRIMINATION
A deaf man refused to attend a family
dinner because of no communication between
him and his hearing family members.
A hearing man surprised that deaf person.
He explained that his wife is from Bulgaria.
And when the family visits Bulgaria for
vacation, he feels discrimination. No one
speaks English at the dining table. As a
result, he is forced to eat too much and
to drink too much!

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

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2015 TDI Biennial Conference
“TDI and ADA: Leveraging 25 years of Achieving Access”

August 18-22, 2015

Baltimore, MD

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

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COLD WEATHER KILLS CONVERSATION WITH DEAF
Not sure if it is a fad, but there are more
and more hearing people on the sidewalk during
windy, cold days that cover their mouths with
scarf.
Deaf people are not able to read the lips
or the facial expressions of hearing people
that cover their faces with scarf!

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

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Gallaudet president job description

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that the hearing person would tell the deaf person

“look at me; do not look at the interpreter”

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people ask me how I “type” so fast. The reason is that CART
providers and realtime captioners do not “type” most words letter by
letter. They write whole words or phrases phonetically on their steno
machines.

Captioners put unusual names and terms in dictionaries in their
computer software. Most of the software programs for CART providers
and captioners use a main dictionary for words, phrases, and names
that would be appropriate for all assignments. Then they also have
what are called job dictionaries.

A captioner may have a job dictionary for the names of basketball
players for a basketball game, and that captioner may also have a job
dictionary for the names of news anchors and personnel at a specific
television station. A CART provider might have a job dictionary for
biology terms used in college classes, and he or she might have a job
dictionary for the names of all the people and places discussed at
the local city council meeting. If unusual names and terms are used
that are not applicable to all assignments, it makes sense for the
captioner to create a job dictionary.

If a word or name comes up that is not in one of the captioner’s
dictionaries for that assignment, the captioner must think quickly
enough to fingerspell that word, or an error will occur.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people constantly amazed that many deaf
people have great speech

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

The Cookeville Regional Medical Center, in Tennessee,
discriminating against the deaf? This is the basis of the
lawsuit filed by two deaf men, because of no interpreters
in the emergency room.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Doug Bullard passed away of cancer. He was the
author of a novel “Islay”, a satire of a Deaf man
founding a nation, of which a majority of residents
were deaf. This novel was published in 1986.
It was the only novel he wrote. And he was years
ahead of his time – because there is a current
movement in South Dakota to establish a “sign
language town”.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In Japan, a company is working on a fire alarm
for the deaf, and it is not a strobe but a “stink
odor” alarm! The stink comes from the wasabi, which is
a popular Japanese horseradish.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are deaf club webmasters that do not post on an
active basis hurting their own deaf clubs?

Often we click on a deaf club web site only to
find it has not been updated for a long, long time!

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Brain Storm

by Richard Dooling

attorney defending a murder case, where a deaf person
was murdered

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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

*  Human Resources Manager – Los Angeles

*  Community Advocate (Part time )- Riverside

*  Quality Assistant (Part time )- Los Angeles

*  Lifesigns Dispatcher (Part time )- Los Angeles

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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three available positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Job Openings
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

*  Behavioral Health Therapist- Morganton, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist- Greensboro, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist, Wilmington, NC

To learn more about RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
please visit our website:
http://www.rhabehavioralhealth.org/programs_services/our_deaf_and_hard_of_hearing_services/

If interested in positions above, please contact:

Lindsey Gray
Business Manager
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
2527 E. Lyon Station Rd.
Creedmoor, NC 27522

919.518.9293 (Office)
919.528.2971 (fax)

mailto:LGray@rhanet.org

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Job Opening
Supervisor I / Student Life – Dean of Students
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunity.  Interested persons are invited to
visit CSDB’s website at . http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/classified-3/
where the official job announcement for Supervisor I / Student Life
Programs (Dean of Students) may be found in its entirety, including major
duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment.  This job
announcement is open until the position is filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position reports to the Superintendent, or designee, and is
responsible for providing leadership to and for the administration of
Student Life services for students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or
blind/low vision, which includes, but is not limited to: student
dormitories, transportation, recreation, athletics, student organizations,
and programming in support of students. educational growth.  This position
is also responsible to oversee student discipline campus wide.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
– Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, (School)
Administration, or in a professional discipline in a related field (e.g.,
Counseling, Child Development, etc.) from an accredited college or
university; specialization in Deaf Education or Vision Education preferred
– Five (5) years successful experience in the field of Deafness or visual
impairment in an educational, student life/residential, or child/student
development setting working with children and youth who are
Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or blind/low vision; three (3) years of
administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred
– Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced skill level
as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool and according to school
policy

Terms of Employment:
Full-Time; scheduled to work 210 days during the academic year (as per
established School Calendar), beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract.
Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,000 per year; the base salary shall be
established based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent
benefits.

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

E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org(719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)
Website:  http://csdb.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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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 – 08 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 08 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 07 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 07 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 06 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 6, 2015

— a surprise student in a sign language class

Ahmet Davutoglu is a new student in a sign language
class and it is a big surprise. He is the Prime
Minister of Turkey! In Turkey, the Prime Minister
runs the country’s affairs. Why is he interested
in sign language? He wants to be able to communicate
with the Turkish deaf and to be able to listen to
their needs. Do we find Obama or Biden taking ASL
classes here in USA? No.

 

— reason the deaf lost the closed captioning case

Four deaf people filed a lawsuit against Coquitlam’s
SilverCity Cinemas/Cineplex because of no movie
captions. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal
supported the movie house. Why? Several reasons.
The movie complex has captioning equipment. And
at the time of the complaint, 19 of their 20
movies were captioned. The person who complained
did not remember the name of the movie that was
not captioned! And also the person did not properly
fill out the complaint paperwork!

 
— the deaf ice cream

Do we have a Deaf Ice Cream? Well, 85 years ago
the Warwick Ice Cream Company opened for business
in Warwick, Rhode Island. The founder Charlie
Clemente Bucci was the father of four sons,
three of them deaf. He wanted the company
to provide employment for his deaf sons. Years
later, one of the deaf Buccis is Bruce Bucci,
a program director in Deaf Studies at Boston
University. This ice cream is the most popular
one in Rhode Island and it is being marketed
right now in China.

 

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DeafDigest – 05 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 5, 2015

— deaf not allowed to use text pagers

In the African nation of Congo, Joseph Kabila,
the president, does not allow people to send
text messages. They can use voice with their
pagers. The deaf can’t, and they’re very
upset about it.

 

— must voice out in English language

At casinos in British Columbia, there is a
rule that conversation during poker games
must be in English. Two deaf friends,
playing poker together, were not allowed
to use ASL while communicating with each
other. They filed a discrimination lawsuit
— and lost!

 

 

— telephone calls at two deaf restaurants

At Cafe Signes in Paris (3 hearing, 6 deaf),
a hearing employee handles all telephone
calls. At The Mozzeria in San Francisco
(deaf-owned), telephone calls turn on
the white flashing signalers. It bothered
the hearing patrons. The deaf owners had to
change from bigger white to smaller special
color flashers, and everyone is happy.

 

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DeafDigest – 04 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 4, 2015

— using a CI as a weapon

Could the CI be used as a weapon to fight off
criminals? In real life, no; in fantasy life,
yes – as Hartley Rathaway (or known as the
Pied Piper) in the Flash story, took off his
CI when criminals wanted to fight him. A strong
noise from the CI overwhelmed them!

 

 

— the reason many deaf videos do not have captions

We have software that will convert voice to captions
but quality of captions is bad. Also many signed
videos also do not have captions. Why? Several
signed-videos captioners told DeafDigest editor
that it takes approximately 20 minutes to
caption just one video minute! Plus another
20 minutes to edit the captions and also to
fix the background colors. It is so time
consuming.

 

— a surprise discrimination against a deaf person

A deaf man wanted to convert his prepaid card to
a poker account in order to play poker. The casino
told him he needed an ID number but refused to give
it to him through a video relay. They said it is
for reasons of privacy and security. The deaf man is
very angry about it and is thinking of a lawsuit on
grounds of discrimination.

 
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DeafDigest – 03 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 3, 2015

— a senator ordered to function more as a hearing person

Sen. John Astle is a legendary legislator in Maryland
politics. He has a lifelong hearing loss, but with a
hearing aid, he was able to function as a hearing
person. Anyway – to function more as a hearing person?
Yes, as a young man he wanted to serve in the Marines
but was declared unfit because of his deafness.
Because of a shortage of young pilots, the Marines
had second thoughts and accepted him on one condition
that his hearing aids stay always on high volume,
hence functioning more!

 

 

— a doctor shouting at a deaf person

A hospital in Great Britain flunked its quality
service exam by an inspection team. One of the
many reasons for the failing grade was a doctor
shouting at a deaf person, even though he knew
of the patient’s deafness! The language the
doctor used was abusive.

 

— fined $10,600 for fooling a deaf person

A deaf person wanted to buy an used car, and
went to a dealer. The British dealer, trying
to take advantage of the customer’s deafness,
sold him a very defective used car. That car
was so bad that an independent inspection showed
17 different problems with it. The deaf man
sued the British dealer and won. The judge fined
the dealership nearly £7,000 pounds ($10,600
in USA dollars).

 

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DeafDigest – 02 February 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 2, 2015

 
— a famous deaf person learns his lesson

Derrick Coleman did not win his second Super Bowl ring,
as his team lost last night – but he has learned a
big, big lesson. Instead of carrying around the
ring he won last year (and that he almost lost it
in a rental car), it is to put it away in a safe!

 
— a deaf first in New York

DeafDigest has mentioned several times that we have a
number of deaf Uber drivers in San Francisco. One of them
claimed to have earned $50,000 in one year. And now,
we have Uber first in New York as this company has
hired its deaf driver. Uber says they want to hire
more and more deaf drivers everywhere.

 

— best cupcakes in a town with high deaf population

Because of Maryland School for the Deaf and Washington, DC
being close by, the deaf population in Frederick (city and
county) is high. And a deaf woman has opened a cup cake
business in Frederick. It is called Patty Cakes of Frederick.
The owner Patty Carter is winning praises from hearing
people, saying her cupcakes is the best. Hope she succeeds
because Frederick has its share of deaf business failures!

 

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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/last-minute-deaf-air-trip-not-impossible/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coolidge-coin-sold-out/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-deaf-shopper/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/why-deaf-asl-classes-popular/

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“Goodbye Tchaikovsky” at Harris Communications

David was a master violinist with perfect pitch at age 11, but the
day after he turned 12, he became deaf.

His challenges changed from Tchaikovsky to American Sign Language,
lip reading and learning to fit into a world so suddenly changed for
him.

Written by Deaf author Michael Thal, “Goodbye Tchaikovsky” (B1204) is
available at Harris Communications for only $9.95.

To find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG020115

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

Patrick Robinson is the new executive director of
the Gentry Technical Facility in Alabama. This
center, an outreach program of the Alabama School
for the Deaf and Blind, helps deaf adults prepare
for life after graduation.

Moises Libot, a deaf Filipino activist, scolded
the Cebu Pacific Airlines for discriminating
against the deaf. His accusation made the news.

Greg Livadas, who has been distributing news about
NTID activities, has been transferred to another
position on the campus. He is being replaced by
Vienna Carvalho.

Haben Girma, a Berkeley, CA, deaf-blind attorney
became the first deaf-blind person to serve on
the board of trustees at the Helen Keller Services
for the Blind. A deaf-blind activist said this is
a big deal!

A deaf resident of Nevada has asked the Nevada
Department of Motor Vehicles to make its
driver handbook and written tests more deaf-friendly.

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A BIG REASON FOR ASL CLASSES VERY POPULAR
At one high school, ASL classes are very popular.
There is a waiting list of students wanting to take
ASL classes.
Why is it popular? Many hearing students
watch this TV program “Switched at Birth” and they
say learning ASL is cool!

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

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Gallaudet president job description

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

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

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

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myths about sign language

http://deafdigest.com/myths-about-deaf-sign-language/

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:

You are an American truck driver and upon request of your
employer, drive your truck across the border to Canada.
Canada requires hearing of 40 Db or less for all truck drivers.

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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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

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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
exceptional place to live.

Call (503) 465-4859

today to schedule your personal tour.

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Formerly Chestnut Lane
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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

interpreters in doctors’ offices
http://deafdigest.com/videos/medicalinterpreter/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign – Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than

Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Full Time Deaf Dentist Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:appt@drrattner.com for Dr. Steven Rattner.
Our dental offices are located in College Park,
MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

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

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

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Maryland Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/maryland-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

Signal Caller

by Dan Briggs

story of a star NFL quarterback that has become
deaf. Harris Communications sells this book.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– chemist, specializing in cigarette flavors

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 deaf people stay in their home towns
where jobs are hard to find?

A. not easy to break out of comfort zone of
family, friends, social life, etc

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Vermont has been white on white recently at the same time
that days are working hard to get into the single digits
(and nights have been -15, -20, -…..).

Remember your DeafBlind friends.  If you do not hear from them,
check on them.  Meanwhile, if my driveway shoveling job is less than
perfect, give me a little slack!

Hope to thaw by May!

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 Vermont legislators will give the deaf
their rights as citizens in the state

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DeafHistory:

Year 1948 – a deaf magazine – The Silent Worker
was restarted. It continued for years, while
changing its name to Deaf American. Then it
shut down for good in the late nineties.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

80 percent

according to British deaf activists, deaf people
spend that much more than hearing – because of
their deafness

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Ashley-Anne Hobbins is a deaf member of the women’s
swimming team at College of the Desert

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Jamie-Lee Lewis; Australian national womens water polo team candidate
playing professionally

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DeafSports Library:

Famous football coach has a deaf brother

http://deafdigest.com/famous-football-coach-has-deaf-brother/

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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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open postions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA (some positions in Springfield, MA)

…….

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

Walden School Overnight CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

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

Walden School Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Walden School Relief Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

………

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

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

……………

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-educational-interpreter-job/

……………

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

Classroom Teacher Moderate to Severe Disabilities (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-teacher-moderate-severe-disabilities/

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

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

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

Substitute Classroom Teacher
Substitute Classroom Assistant

………………

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover
letter, resume, TLC application ( http://www.tlcdeaf.org ) as well
as three professional references to mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.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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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 February 2015

DeafDigest Blue – February 1, 2015

Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/antii-deaf-police-fired/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gesture-insulting-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-see-through-mask/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/chocolatier-deaf-boss/

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Serene Innovations CA-CX Phone Signaler at Harris Communications

Be alerted to incoming cell phone, VP, landline, Skype[tm], or
FaceTime[tm] calls as well as text messages with the CA-CX Phone
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ringer when it senses the vibration on your cell phone.

The CA-CX is part of Serene Innovations’ CentralAlert Signaling
System. It will transmit to the CA-360 Clock/Receiver and receive
signals from the doorbell transmitter -both sold separately. There is
a jack for an optional bed shaker, also sold separately. The CA-CX is
AC-powered and has a USB port for charging your cell phone.

Find the CA-CX Phone Signaler (HC-CACX) at Harris Communications for
only $89.95.

To find out more, go to:
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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 Shirley Hottle
Johnson that departed us. She and her husband Ron,
owned and operated the Living Food Farm in Minnesota.
They grew organic crops and sold organic products.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Charles Buemi
that departed us. This long time resident of Maryland
was well known for his basketball skills, leading his
deaf teams to several national championships.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Holly Bernstein,
Riverside, CA that departed us. She was a long
time teacher at California School for the Deaf at
Riverside. And at the 1980 NAD Conference in
Cincinnati, she made it a point to register the
youngest conventioneer – her daughter who was just
few months old!

………………..

Top stories about the deaf:

The Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon, Burma has been praised
for employing the deaf and encouraging the deaf to apply
for hotel jobs.

Deaf people rallied on the grounds of the Vermont
capitol building on January 29th, demanding rights
for the deaf.

Shelley Bergum has stepped down as the CEO of the
California Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program.
This organization is responsible for distributing
telecommunication devices, at no charge, for the
deaf residents of California.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has ordered
its TV stations to raise the standards of captions.
People were complaining on how shoddy these captions
were.

Australian deaf advocate Drisana Levitzke-Gray gave
a speech stressing the critical shortage of interpreters
in the nation.

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

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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
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DEAF PEOPLE THAT REFUSE MEDICAL INTERPRETERS
Could we lipread a masked doctor or a dentist or
even a health technician? No, if the mask is not
see-through. Yes, if the mask is see-through.
Anne McIntosh, a deaf woman who does not use ASL,
is trying to patent a see-through mask and then
market it among the professionals in the health
care field.
Not every deaf person wants an interpreter during
medical appointments.

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

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Welcome to the 3rd Mississippi DeafFest 2015 !
May 8th & 9th, 2015
Biloxi, Mississippi

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-mississippi-deaf-fest/

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

“I just love chocolate.”

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

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Gallaudet president job description

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

when psychiatrists and psychologists ask their deaf
patients this question:

do you hear voices?

muttered one interpreter:

I have to stop myself from rolling my eyes every time
they ask this question

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Can someone work as a court reporter and a CART provider or
realtime captioner at the same time? This is a question that I
have been asked a number of times.
Most CART providers and realtime captioners actually started
their careers as court reporters and have transitioned to
their new professions. Some do it gradually by working in both jobs
at the same time. Some just decide they are going to change jobs and
make a quick change.
Even though court reporters and captioners use the same basic skills,
there is a very different mindset that one must have in each position.
For court reporters, the main objective is to make a verbatim record. The
reporter must focus on getting something phonetic for every single word
that is said.
For CART providers and captioners, the main objective is communication
access. The captioner can’t just write words phonetically and prepare a
transcript later. The words must translate so that the people reading
the screens can understand what is being said.
Some court reporters can successfully work as CART providers or captioners
at the same time, but it takes a lot of skill and concentration to focus on
what to write in certain circumstances.
For example, if the name of the fictional character “Stephen Dedalus”
were to be said and it was not already loaded in a computer dictionary, a
court reporter would just write the name phonetically, and it might come
up as “dead lust.” A captioner would either have to fingerspell the name
or find another way to communicate to the audience what was said.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assuming that all deaf people use
sign language!

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

if you feel your deaf rights have been violated,
contact your deaf service agency first before
contacting an attorney. It may save you a lot of
money in legal fees!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We have a good number of deaf pilots; we also
know of one deaf helicopter operator. And possibly
another first – Deaf Hot Air Balloon pilot.
Rodney and Tanya Dinkins, Phoenix, Arizona
just passed their FAA exams to become balloon
pilots.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

We often run to the 7-Eleven for a quickie
convenience purchase. We never stop to think if
7-Eleven is deaf friendly. Many of these
7-Eleven clerks are immigrants with English-
speaking problems, and we use gestures when
we need to communicate with them. And now
this – the FCC has scolded 7-Eleven for not
being “deaf friendly.” Not deaf friendly?
It has something to do with their cellphones
and pre-paid minutes not being deaf friendly!
7-Eleven is saying they are just a vendor and
not a manufacturer and therefore should not
be slapped with a citation.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

many deaf people are faced with hard employment
choices – to stay in their hometowns were
jobs are hard to find – or to move to distant
city where jobs are easier to find. Many of them,
though, chose, to stay in their home towns!

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Silent Zone

by Forrest Erickson

tale of a military experiment that renders
half of the Americans deaf

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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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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
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