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Posts published in April 2015

DeafDigest – 30 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 30, 2015

(this is an early edition; DeafDigest editor is
coming home from vacation today and wanted this
distribution out of the way)

 
— no more Rubella?

Many babies became deaf years ago because of rubella.
No more rubella? The last serious cases of rubella
took place in 1964-65. Several American and worldwide
health organizations said yesterday that this disease
is no longer a threat.

 
— the Deaf Math on Martha’s Vineyard

We have known about Martha’s Vineyard having so many
deaf people that everyone used sign language years ago.
But exactly how many people were born deaf? According
to a story, Martha’s Vineyard had one deaf birth
out of every 155 births. Outside of Martha’s Vineyard,
it was one deaf birth out of every 5,728 births!

 

 

— Starbucks hiring the deaf

Starbucks hiring the deaf to serve coffee for hearing
patrons? Do hearing patrons have patience dealing
with deaf baristas especially when the line is long
and sometimes outside the door? Well, Canary Wharf’s
Starbucks in Great Britain has hired two deaf
baristas – Manu Sulaiman and Christopher Foster.
Business at this Starbucks has been great.
Actually it was the deaf that helped the deaf. There
were so many deaf patrons at Starbucks, so the
decision to hire deaf baristas was easy!

 

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4/26/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 29 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 29, 2015

 
— a tale of a Deaf Hero and a Hearing Villain

Deaf Matt Hamill and Hearing Jon Jones. These two
ultimate fighters faced each other once few years ago.
Jones, the champion, beat up on Hamill but was
disqualified for an illegal hold. Fast forward now –
Hamill is praised as a hero for stopping and holding a
wrong way driver, a woman who was drunk and on drugs
with a child in the car. He waited for the cops to arrive.
Jones was stripped today of his UFC title because of hit
and run accident. Deaf Hero and a Hearing Villain.

 

 

— Sorenson given a new Wall Street rating

Moody’s, an important Wall Street rating service,
just gave Sorenson a new rating. Sort of good
news. Moody’s upgraded – just a notch – Sorenson’s
rating, and described the business as stable.
Instead of a Caa2-PD rating, it is now Caa1-PD.
It is sort of like improving a college grade from
2.0 to 2.1, still an improvement, but a long way to go!

 

— a Restaurant City gets a new Deaf Restaurant

A big attraction in Vancouver, BC is great restaurants,
some of which are the best in the world. And there
is a new deaf restaurant that will open up on May 7th.
The name of the eatery is Deafined. ASL waiters; ASL
chefs. According to a newspaper story, the dishes
are supposed to be delicious, but didn’t say which
fare it is – Italian, Seafood, Steaks or just
simple, comfort food.

 

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20150429/

past Mid-Week editions:
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4/26/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 28 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 28, 2015

 
— a magazine says ADA hurts the deaf

The Economist is a worldwide magazine read by people in the
business, finance and economics fields. This magazine
ran an article that said ADA is helping the attorneys
get rich with these lawsuits, instead of helping the
deaf! It says more attorneys are interested in Disability
Law because it makes money for them.

 

— two deaf women are big winners

In Japan, the elections took place, and there were two
big winners – both deaf women. Rie Saito, a former
nightclub hostess, won the election for a seat in
the assembly of Kita Ward, Tokyo. The second one was
Atsuko Yanetani who won the seat on the city assembly
in Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture. Already the Japanese
Federation of the Deaf is celebrating this double
victory.

 

— the deaf in the insurance field

Gallaudet announced that the Maguire Foundation is
setting up the Maguire Academy of Risk Management
and Insurance Funds as a new major. It is supposed
to prepare the deaf for careers in the insurance
field. First time? No! We had our own insurance
company – the National Fraternal Society for the
Deaf (1901-2010). It was a million-dollar company
before it closed. And we had a deaf man in the
insurance field – Al Van Nevel.

His bio is at:
http://deafdigest.com/al-van-nevel-unusual-deaf-insurance-executive/

 

 

past Mid-Week editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

4/26/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 27 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 27, 2015

— a deaf connection with Bruce Jenner

There is a deaf connection with Bruce Jenner.
Years ago Bruce, a former Olympics decathlon
gold medal winner, attended an event. He met
future wife Linda Thompson during that event.
They got married and had two sons. Deaf
connection? The event was a fund raising
celebrity tennis tournament hosted by the
John Tracy Clinic! They stayed married
for only 5 years, though.

 

— the Marriott hotel irony in Belgium

DeafDigest editor and his wife stayed at the
Marriott in Brussels, Belgium. A fire alarm went
off. DeafDigest editor didn’t know about it
until he was told about this false alarm. Hotel
room had no fire alerting signaler. ADA rules?
Only in USA! Marriott Irony? Stephen Marriott,
Jr, a former senior vice president with the
Marriott hotel chain, is deaf. Did he insist
that all Marriott hotels be outfitted with
deaf devices? Probably not.

for a picture of people standing outside during the fire alarm:
http://deafdigest.com/no-fire-alarm-for-deaf-at-brussels-marriott/

 

 

— lucky to bump into a deaf group at train terminal

DeafDigest editor and his wife arrived at the train
station in Brussels, Belgium. There was no tourist
information center to help the confused tourists.
Luckily there was a group of deaf people – obviously
they were meeting at the station for a group trip
somewhere. DeafDigest editor asked the group for
directions to the hotel – just a five minute walk
away. If not for the deaf group, probably an
unneccessary cab fare! Their sign language
same as our ASL? No – but gestures and common
sense helped.

A picture of some of the deaf Belgians:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-belgians-at-the-train-terminal-in-brussels/

 

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DeafDigest – 26 April 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Old Fogeys – Non Hearing Client
http://deafdigest.net/comics/old-fogeys-non-hearing-client/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-radio-shack-poor-service/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-invisible-history/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-always-pointing-at-table/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-shout-deaf/

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New SuperStore Book & Media Catalog

The new 2015 SuperStore Book & Media catalog from Harris
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Top stories about the deaf:

The Forbes Magazine ran an article on devices
that have changed the world. Such devices
were a low cost hearing aid and sign langauge
software.

Lynn Boyer, superintendent of the West Virginia
Schools for the Deaf and the Blind has
announced her retirement, Most likely the alumni
will demand a deaf superintendent, a request
ignored by the state Department of Education.

Old buildings on the campus of the past
Clarke School for the Deaf being converted to
condominiums? That was the plan, but the developer
pulled the plug, citing cost overruns.

The blog by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has pushed
for a more enhanced Direct Video Communications.
This is great news for the deaf. Just hope the
next FCC chairman will follow this lead.

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AN ANGRY RESTAURANT HOSTESS
For a few months, a deaf person went to his favorite
restaurant and would always point to the table he
preferred to sit.
The hostess, who was an immigrant, got angrier
and angrier. She thought the pointing was rude and
was mocking her English accent.
She did not realize until later that the person
was deaf and could not speak at all.
The funny thing was that the deaf person was always
using ASL with his company at the table, and the hostess
did not realize it was sign language!

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

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2015 TDI Biennial Conference

August 18-22, 2015

Baltimore, MD 21202

http://deafdigest.net/2015-tdi-deaf-conference/

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ALWAYS “HE IS DEAF” SHOUTING FROM BEHIND
Always, never fails – that a deaf person is with
a hearing person. Another hearing person comes to
you.
Your hearing friend shouts, behind you back, “he
is deaf.”
Why not your hearing friend just shut up and
let new hearing person find out for himself?

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

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Emerson Romero, original deaf movie captioner

http://deafdigest.com/emerson-romero-original-deaf-movie-captioner/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

scary for the deaf with a cop at night

http://deafdigest.com/videos/copsatnight/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Montana Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/montana-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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Deaf Book of the Week

A Life after Deafness

by George B Joslin

a novel, a compilation of stories of many deaf individuals

http://deafdigest.com/deafbook-a-life-after-deafness/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– rental properties owner

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q, If the deaf can do anything except to hear, then
why many of them are not able to do anything?

A. Attitude by those that feel the deaf just cannot
do anything!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

When I need to attend a conference, training, meeting or
entertainment out of state, it seems impossible!

An example is from my experience last month attending
a week long training.

I spent weeks looking for ways to get the support I needed,
particularly SSP services.

I emailed several programs, agencies and interpreter training
programs to seek volunteers.

Not one of them replied to my email request!

Is there a stigma against DeafBlind consumers or services?
Are interpreting agencies and Interpreter Training Programs
geared up to support the DeafBlind community? Are volunteer
or internship opportunities working with the DeafBlind an
integral part of ITPs or agencies and organizations for/of
the Deaf?

Being DeafBlind is frustrating. Lack of services is hurtful.

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 school districts stop fighting each other on
which communications method to teach the deaf.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1849 – The North Carolina School for the Deaf at
Raleigh launches a publication with a strange name of
“The Deaf Mute Casket”!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10 hours

or

4 hours

or

1 hour

the length of a CI operation; the more complicated the case,
the more hours; the more simple, the less hours

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Kate Ward, a rising senior, will be looking forward
to her final season of play with the women’s
soccer team at Appalachian State University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Adham Talaat, Gallaudet football great, played one game with pro
football’s Florida Blacktips last season. He is now an
assistant coach with the Gallaudet football team, and so,
his pro days are over

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DeafSports Library:

National Wrestling champion was deaf

http://deafdigest.com/national-wrestling-champion-was-deaf/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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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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ADDED 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

*  Human Resources Specialist, Part-Time –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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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(revised posting)

position opening
Director
Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Anchorage, AK

PRINCIPAL
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

DESCRIPTION:
The Principal is responsible for the effective management and operation of
programs, personnel, materials, and facilities in order to develop an
optimum learning climate for the unique needs of the LA School for the
Deaf through planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating functions
of the overall management and leadership of the school.  He/she shall
provide an educational program, which is responsive to student needs and
addresses the goals and objectives of the school within the financial
limitations of the school budget.

QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Master’s Degree with background and experience in the education of
the deaf is preferred
.       Minimum five years professional educational experience –
residential school or educational program serving deaf/hearing impaired
students is preferred
.       Must hold or have the ability to obtain State of Louisiana
certification as a teacher with Hearing Impaired endorsement
.       Fluency in English and American Sign Language demonstrated by
Advanced Plus
SLPI level

Salary depends on qualifications
Benefits include participation in Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana
(TRSL), health and life insurance, as well as dental and vision plans.

Please submit applications online at:  http://www.jobs.la.gov
Please refer to the Online Employment Application Guide for assistance.

Contact the Human Resources office at (225) 757-3213 or email:
mailto:dleblanc@lsdvi.org

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position opening
ASL Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) is recruiting an ASL
Specialist for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Salary: $44-66K per year based on 185 days and dependent upon
qualifications. Benefits package for employee and spouse/partner
and dependents includes medical, dental, vision, retirement,
paid sick leave, life insurance, disability insurance and more!

Requires fluency in ASL, WA State certification, MA degree in
ASL Linguistics or Deaf Ed, professional ASL teaching experience,
knowledge of Deaf culture.

Recruitment is open until filled. Projected start date is August
24, 2015.

Keep a look out for an Outreach ASL Specialist position that
will serve deaf and hard of hearing students statewide – coming
soon! WSD is also recruiting an ASL Interpreter Coordinator to be
filled immediately. Salary is $3918/month + benefits. Learn more
about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov

Click on official agency name “Center for Childhood
Deafness and Hearing Loss” in the department search field.

EOE

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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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open positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus in Vancouver, Washington
announces the following openings for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

.       Classroom Teacher – Math/Science
.       School Counselor
.       Educational Audiologist

Requires: ASL, WA State Certification, Criminal Background Check
Salary Range: $40,820 – $67,739 based on school year assignment + benefits
package.

Recruitments are open until filled. Projected start date is August 24,
2015.

Learn more about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov
under official agency name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing
Loss”

School website: http://www.wsd.wa.gov

Questions? Contact mailto:human.resources@cdhl.wa.gov

EOE

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(revised posting)

Job opening
Programs Manager
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

FT position with benefits managing residential and community support
services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; Experience in
residential services, Medicaid waiver and developmental disabilities funding
agents; supervising and training staff and must be able to handle crisis
situations; familiarity with DDA regulations.  Responsible for reports,
scheduling staff and make quick sound decisions.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree preferred with 2-5 years experience in
Human Services with preference in residential support services.  Must have
excellent people, organizational and time management skills; professionally
build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, organized, a
problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills and
effectively delegate and follow up on assignments.  Must be willing to be on
call 24/7. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)  preferred. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business references
to mailto:dila@dila.org ; fax 410-543-4874; or mail to Deaf Independent Living
Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Only qualified
applicants will be considered.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job opening
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

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

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

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

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updated posting

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:

– Education Program Tech (newest addition)
– School Counselor
– Dormitory Teacher- Full time Middle School
– Part-time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher
– Paraprofessional 1 on 1- Temporary
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm
– Special Education Teacher

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

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-clinical-director/

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for information on how to apply

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position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

SOCIAL WORKER/CLINICIAN (LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
records
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to
mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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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/

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Open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
most jobs at Framingham, MA; some at Springfield, MA

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

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

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

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

Walden School Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-substitute-teacher/

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

Walden School Day CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-day-child-care-worker/

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

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

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/staff-interpreter-position-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deafclassroom-teacher-licensed/

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

Classroom English Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deafclassroom-english-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deafclassroom-chemistry-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Math Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deafclassroom-math-teacher-licensed/

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

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

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-daycare-substitute-teacher/

Assistant Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Head Coach
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

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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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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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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DeafDigest – 26 April 2015

DeafDigest Blue – April 26, 2015

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-accessibility-specialist/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-not-important/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/movie-directors-anti-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/same-old-deaf-question/

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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 Audree Norton
that departed us. She was our #1 deaf actress, many
years before Marlee Matlin came on board. She appeared
on TV sitcoms, TV commercials and was one of the founding
members of the National Theater of the Deaf.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. Moise Goldstein Jr.
that departed us. Not deaf and as a Johns Hopkins University
faculty member, he was very interested in the deaf and wanted
to find ways to help them. As a biomedical engineer he wanted
to know why the deaf cannot hear whereas the hearing can hear!

Top stories about the deaf:

Violence in Turkey jeopardizing the upcoming World Federation
of the Deaf conference? No, according to the WGD management.
It was determined that the violence is in the Far East Turkey,
so many miles away from Istanbul, where the conference is
taking place.

The Deaf Advocacy Association of Nova Scotia may be shut down.
Reason is funding issues.

Xbox teaching sign language? Yes, according to Shuji Shafiq, who
is not deaf. He is part of the research team at Dubai that
is trying to tinker with the Xbox in order to help the deaf.

It was learned that British TV and radio personality Jameela Jamil
is deaf, been deaf all her life. No, she does not know British
Sign Language.

Larry Evans has resigned as a member of the board of the
National Association of the Deaf. His shoes will be hard
to fill.

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

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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SOME MOVIE DIRECTORS ARE HYPOCRITES
There are many movies with deaf characters that are
played by fake-deaf actors using bad ASL.
There are directors that say they want deaf actors
but cannot find a good deaf actor.
They audition many, many deaf actors but reject
them all and pick one hearing actor.
As a result, deaf community is angry. The movie
director just shrugs his shoulder!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/movie-directors-anti-deaf/

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2015 NAD National Leadership Training Conference

http://deafdigest.com/2015-nad-deaf-national-leadership-training-conference/

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A COMMON QUESTION AT DEAF PARTIES
At deaf parties, many married women are asked the
same question:

what was your last name before you got married?

Hearing wives of deaf husbands hate that same old
question!

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

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devices for the deaf-blind

http://deafdigest.com/devices-for-deaf-blind/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A Coda, while doing “personal services” interpreting for
deaf parents, was asked to interpret a Hearing Joke.
He knew his deaf parents would not understand the Hearing
Joke. To save face for everyone concerned, the Coda cued,
in signs, to have deaf parents “fake-laugh” at the
“Hearing Joke.”

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When some people see a steno machine up close for the first time,
they are often amazed that there are so few keys. They cannot
understand how a stenocaptioner or court reporter can write all of
the words they write.

Because there are only 22 keys plus a number bar on a steno machine,
stenocaptioners must use combinations of letters to make other
letters. The only keys actually present on a steno keyboard are
STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDZ. All words and phrases and every sound made in
the English language must be written using only those letters.

The letters on the left-hand side of the keyboard are used for the
initial consonants in words, and the letters on the right-hand side
of the keyboard are used for the final consonants. What that means is
that a captioner will use his/her left hand for initial consonants,
his/her thumbs for vowels, and his/her right hand for final
consonants.

Stenocaptioners do not depress one key at a time. Rather, whole words
and phrases are written at the same time, as if someone were striking
a chord on a piano.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people coming to you and asking why you don’t have a
CI!

(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, go to the bottom of the Gold section

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DeafLaw

A school for the deaf was slated to be closed by
the state. A group of impatient parents was not
willing to go through the local due process –
re these public hearings. Instead, they went
straight to the court – and it backfired.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

For whatever it is worth, the Coalition for
Movie Captioning may be weakened thanks to defections.
To open caption the movies or to rear window
the movies has become the divisive issue affecting
charter coalition members, especially in the New Jersey
lawsuit.
As a consequence, AGBell and the League for the
Hard of Hearing both dropped out of the coalition
– and the Self Help for the Hard of Hearing is
unsure on what to do.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A deaf man from Illinois filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin
against the Pope, alleging the coverup of the scandal
years ago at the now-closed St. John’s School for the Deaf

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that hearing employers take their deaf employees
for granted, not giving them opportunities for advancement,
no pay raises, no promotions, etc? And when that deaf
person announces his retirement, the employer is desperate,
trying to talk him out of retirement – because he knows
much more about the job than the hearing employees that
rank higher and earn more money?

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Human Resources Specialist, Part-Time –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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
Director
Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Anchorage, AK

Position Description:
The ASSDHH Director is responsible for the administration and
oversight of the Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing (ASSDHH) from preschool through the high school grades.

The Director is also responsible for the direct supervision
and evaluation of various ASSDHH special education staff and
related services providers.  This position will research,
develop and implement curriculum and programs related to Deaf
Education, as well as collaborate with the school principal
in the evaluation of certificated and classified special
education/related services (ASSDHH) staff. Hiring and
assignments will be reviewed with the school principal to
assure appropriate input and alignment with school staff.

Job Requirements:
Valid Alaska Type B administrative certificate

Minimum 3 years administrative experience

Minimum 5 years experience in deaf education

Bachelors or Master’s degree in Deaf Education or certificate
endorsement in Deaf Education

Fluency in English and American Sign Language demonstrated
by the Advanced level or above on the ASLPI or comparable
sign language assessment.

Salary/Benefits:  This is an Exempt position, and is not
represented by any Anchorage School District union.  Number
of workdays is 230.  Salary is $89,000-$95,000 depending on
related education and experience.  Participates in the Alaska
Teachers Retirement System (TRS)  Employees and their families
receive health and life insurance, including dental and vision
plans.

Details at http://www.asdk12.org/benefits/

Contact Person:  Tracy Pifer (907)-742-4243 or (907) 268-2041
(VideoPhone) Pifer_Tracy@asdk12.org

Apply Online:  http://www.asdk12.org/employment/certificated/

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position opening
Student Life Director
Missouri School for the Deaf
Fulton, MO

The Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, MO is accepting applications
for the position of Student Life Director. This is a 12-month exempt
position responsible for the administration of the residential and
transportation components of the school. This position is the highest
administrator level position in the Student Life Department. A Master’s
Degree in Education of the Deaf, Social Work, Counseling, Child/Student
Development or a related field plus at least three (3) years of
supervisory experience is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in Education of
the Deaf, Social Work, Counseling, Child/Student Development or a related
field plus at least five (5) years of successful administrative or
supervisory experience will be considered. Successful experience as an
administrator of a program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in a
residential is school preferred. Salary is $42,952 annually plus State of
Missouri benefits package. Complete a Departmental application online at

http://dese.mo.gov/financial-admin-services/human-resources/application-process

Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received
online.

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position openings
Two BSW Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Department of Social Work
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(Instructor or Assistant Professor Rank)

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

General Information:  The Department of Social Work has graduate (MSW) and
undergraduate (BSW) programs, both accredited by the Council on Social
Work Education (CSWE).  The BSW program has approximately 50 majors
enrolled annually who represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, learning
styles, and educational experiences.  The overwhelming majority of the
undergraduates are deaf or hard of hearing.  The position is contingent
upon funding.

Responsibilities:  There are two available positions.  Both are full time,
nine-month, tenure track BA Social Work faculty positions.  Under our
current department model, incumbents will be responsible for oversight and
instruction of the micro and macro practice sequences in the curriculum.
Incumbents will be responsible for infusing research-based content and
multicultural content into practice courses at all levels to reflect
evidenced based practice.  Incumbents are responsible for ongoing course
development for both on campus and distance education, for assessment
purposes for the Office of Academic Quality and CSWE reaffirmation and
other compliance-related activities, advising students, service to the
department, university, and community; and, involvement in scholarly and
professional activities. The instructor rank requires an MSW and the
assistant professor rank requires a Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications:
1.      Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program
with three (3) years post-MSW social work practice experience.  If an
incumbent does not have a completed Ph.D., (s)he will be expected to
complete a doctoral program prior to all tenure and promotion actions; a
plan for obtaining a Ph.D. should be addressed in the application.
2.      Candidates must provide evidence of teaching ability (e.g., higher
education courses, professional workshops, presentations, online
teaching).
3.      Candidates must have experience working with linguistic and
culturally diverse Deaf communities.
4.      Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable;
if not already proficient a new faculty member must develop proficiency in
ASL in accordance with Gallaudet University guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:
.       Current, valid Master-level social work licensure or
license-eligible (for the micro-practice position, a license is required
within 1 year of appointment).
.       Expertise in teaching a diverse student population, including Deaf
and hard of hearing students with various learning styles and learning
needs.
.       Experience in active social work research and record of scholarly
activities (e.g., publications, presentations, program assessments and
evaluations, grant-writing activities).
Application: The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, April
26, 2015.

Please submit an application package via email containing the following:
1)      A cover letter of application specific to this position.  In your
application include a summary list succinctly explaining the depth of your
experiences in meeting each of the minimum and preferred qualifications
and job description criteria.
2)      Curriculum vita or resume
3)      One sample of a scholarly work
4)      Three letters of professional reference sent via email to the
Search Committee Chair, Dr. Barbara White, from the individuals serving as
references.  The Chair of the search committee may contact your references
directly.

Email the complete package electronically to Dr. Barbara White, Chair of
the Search Committee, at mailto:Barbara.White@gallaudet.edu with the
subject “BSW Practice Faculty Application..

Review of applications begins immediately after closing date. Position
begins August 16, 2015.

Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer
and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to
apply for open positions.  Per faculty guidelines, Gallaudet University
has expectations for American Sign Language fluency and base personnel
actions on achieving proficiency.  Any faculty who scores below 3 must
take the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) every year
until a 3 or better is achieved; individual departments may establish
higher criteria for ASL proficiency.  Beginning in August 2016, all
faculty actions for promotion and merit increase decisions will be based
upon ASL fluency and classroom discourse competence (Gallaudet Policy
6.8.6).

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Many wonderful job opportunities
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Many wonderful job opportunities are available at The
Learning Center for the Deaf.

Please visit http://www.tlcdeaf.org for full details
and how to apply.

– Licensed Teachers of the Deaf
– Staff Interpreters
– Occupational Therapist
– Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Walden School Clinical Director
– Walden School Family Partner
– Walden School ILS Specialist
– Day, Residential & Overnight Child Care Workers
– Staff Nurse
– Wraparound Family Partner
– Daycare Teachers (Full-time & Part-time)
– Daycare Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Coaches

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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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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
The Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

District Wide
Vacancy 2015-2016 school year
starting beginning of next school year

Salary Range: $39,284-$77,038 based on experience and degree status

The Nashua School District is seeking a Teacher of the Deaf, working under
the supervision of Special Education Program administrator, will provide
quality education to deaf and hard of hearing students, preschools through
high school age; through a commitment to team participation in planning
and implementation of student programs; communication and social skills
development; interagency cooperation, and a strong parent-teacher-student
linkage.

Teaching applicants must be NH certified or eligible as a Deaf and Hearing
Disability Teacher.  We are seeking applicants proficient in sign
language.  Experience with deaf and/or hard of hearing students in a
school setting is preferred.

Applicants should apply online at:
http://www.nashua.edu and include your cover  letter, resume, three
letters of recommendation, copies of official transcripts and certification.
This position will remain open until filled.

EOE

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position vacancies
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA & Charles City, IA

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

ISD is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following
positions:

•         Teacher of the Deaf (at the Northeast Regional Academy in
Charles City, Iowa)

•         Teacher of the Deaf – secondary (Council Bluffs campus)

•         Assistant Principal (Council Bluffs campus)

Information on the application procedures and job announcements on
each of these positions, can be found at the “employment” link on our
website: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Or contact Human Resources at mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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career announcement
Program Director II – Client Services
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

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

Status                  Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Supervises the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring
programs which provide the following services to New Mexicans who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities:  case management/service coordination, advocacy, emergency
support, tutoring, job development and placement, skills training, 1:1
support services, access technology, etc.  Assures that programs comply
with contractual requirements of funding sources.  Plans, develops, and
conducts professional development trainings to ensure high quality service
delivery and compliance with established Agency policies and procedures.
Conducts community outreach and training activities which promote
awareness of services as well as local capacity.  Assists in program
budget development. Position may from time to time be stressful and
require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as
assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Oversees the daily operations of the Vocational, the Deafblind and
Special Services, Tutoring programs which provides case management/service
coordination, advocacy, job development/placement, tutoring, vocational
skills, job coaching, Support Service Provider/Community Intervener
services, technology, and other services to eligible clients who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities
.       Monitors both programs to assure the delivery of high quality
services and contractual requirements of funding entities
.       Works with staff and prepares monthly reports required by
contracts which fund the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and
Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the billing for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the developing of administrative and operational
policies and procedures for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs
.       Supervises the programs. staff (e.g., Program Coordinators,
Vocational Personnel, Schedules, Support Service Providers/Community
Interveners, Tutors/Learning Specialists, etc.) to assure that the
quantity (i.e., billable unit counts) and quality  of work meets
contractual requirements as well as SCS standards of service delivery
.       Monitors and manages work/caseloads of the staff in all programs
to ensure quality of services and the meeting of any contractual
requirements
.       Plans, coordinates, and/or conducts personnel development
trainings so that direct service staff in all programs are knowledgeable
of effective practices in deafness, hearing loss, deafblindness,
vocational programming, driving vehicles, as well as CCS./SCS. policies
and procedures, and other content areas to ensure high quality services as
well as compliance with Federal, New Mexico, and local laws and agency
policies and procedures.
.       Has responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating,
providing constructive performance feedback and separating for the staffs
in those programs
.       Recommends adjustments in staffing patterns for the programs in
response to clients and contractual needs.
.       Develops and implements, with staff assistance, a single, central
system that manages referrals to CODP-NM as well as the coordination of
client services for all three programs (which includes intake and
assessment (which should include both ecological assessments and true
person centered planning) development and implementation of service plans
(which includes staffing, regular/periodic review of plan implementation,
etc) for clients receiving services from the Vocational, Deafblind and
Special Services, and/or Tutoring/Learning Specialist programs.
.       Oversees the management of the client services process.
.       Conducts intakes, assessments, and other components of the client
services process.
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to identify
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including those
with significant disabilities . who would be eligible for services from
COPD
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to develop
supports as well as social and educational opportunities in the community
for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including
those with significant disabilities
.       Provides advocacy for clients for services and supports provided
by federal, state, and local agencies and organizations as needed
.       Assists Agency Director in the developing of budgets for the
programs
.       Assists Agency Director in the planning of agency wide staff
development trainings
.       Participates in the Agency’s Administrative team
.       Provides supervision to interns/practicum students in bachelor and
graduate programs
.       Attends meetings of stakeholder groups and agencies (e.g., the New
Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and various consumer
organizations) as needed/required
.       Collaborates with the Agency’s Administrative Team, the Agency’s
Advisory Board, and funding sources to foster the enhancement and growth
of the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs
to meet the needs of New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or
deafblind
.       Assists the Agency Director in securing funding for direct
services to New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or/deafblind
.       Plans and conducts outreach activities, as required by contractual
obligations, to promote services and supports for New Mexican who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
.       Plans and conducts trainings and workshops in the community to
increase awareness of services and to increase local capacity to identify
and serve New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind
.       Conducts site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for
compliance
.       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 Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or
related field
.       American Sign Language Fluency
.       3 years of supervisory experience
.       5 years. experience in providing vocational services to
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind; OR 5 years.
experience in providing education and/or rehabilitation services to
individuals who are deafblind or deaf with significant disabilities; OR 5
years. experience in working with individuals who are deaf, hard of
hearing, and/or deafblind in a counseling capacity
.       Ability to plan and conduct outcome oriented trainings and
presentations
.       Ability to produce clearly written reports and other written
communication in English (emails, training materials, promotional
materials, memos, employee performance evaluations, etc.)
.       Pass drug screening
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Obtain a New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and Motor
Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities
and/or rehabilitation skills training (e.g., activities of daily living,
technology, orientation and mobility, communication, low vision, etc.)
.       Fluency in Spanish
.       Fluency of Braille
.       Experience in using other communication modes (i.e., other than
ASL and/or Braille) used by individuals who are deafblind
.       Experience working with individuals with developmental
disabilities

Salary  $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience

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

How to Apply    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

520-623-0344

Fax resume and cover letter . 520-770-8505

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

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

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 7068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-clinical-director/

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for information on how to apply

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open positions
Walden School for the Deaf
positions in Framingham, MA & Springfield, MA

Walden School ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Walden School Staff Nurse
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-staff-nurse/

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator (Springfield, MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-intensive-care-coordinator-springfield/

Wraparound Family Partner (Springfield, MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-intensive-care-coordinator-springfield/

If you are interested in applying please submit a complete
application packet to mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

The application packet should include a cover letter,
resume, and application:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org/uploaded/Human_Resources/EMP.APPLICATION.pdf

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position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

SOCIAL WORKER/CLINICIAN (LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
records
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to
mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Position Opening
Supervisor
Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Anchorage, Alaska

Position Description: The ASSDHH Supervisor is responsible for the
administration and oversight of the Alaska State School for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing (ASSDHH) from preschool through the high school
grades. The Supervisor is also responsible for the direct supervision
and evaluation of various ASSDHH special education staff and related
services providers. This position will research, develop and implement
curriculum and programs related to Deaf Education, as well as collaborate
with the school principal in the hiring, assignment and evaluation of
certificated and classified special education/related services (ASSDHH) staff.

Job Requirements:
Valid Alaska Type B administrative certificate

Minimum 3 years administrative experience

Minimum 5 years experience in deaf education

Bachelors or Master’s degree in Deaf Education or certificate endorsement
in Deaf Education

Fluency in English and American Sign Language demonstrated by the Advanced
level or above on the ASLPI or comparable sign language assessment.

Salary/Benefits:  This is an Exempt position, and is not represented by any
Anchorage School District union.  Number of workdays is 230.
Salary is $84,000 – $89,000 depending on related education and experience.
Participates in the Alaska Teachers Retirement System (TRS)  Employees and
their families receive health and life insurance, including dental and
vision plans.

Details at http://www.asdk12.org/benefits/

Contact Person:  Tracy Pifer (907)-742-4243 or (907) 268-2041
(VideoPhone);  mailto:Pifer_Tracy@asdk12.org

Apply Online:  http://www.asdk12.org/employment/certificated/

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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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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DeafDigest – 26 April 2015

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DeafDigest – 24 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 24, 2015

— deaf heights fear in Luxembourg?

DeafDigest editor is spending his last day
in Luxembourg before continuing on his travels.
Today he toured the Luxembourg fortress. One can
view it from the top or from the bottom – as the
fortress is located at the bottom of the hills
in middle of the city. Those with fear of heights
may find the view scary. Are deaf people afraid of
heights? Probably no more than the hearing,
but we have deaf people with Spinal Meningitis or
with vertigo or with Meniere’s disease. People with
these conditions may find heights scary. How
terrifying is the fortress heights? Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/luxembourg-heights-scary-for-deaf-with-dizziness-problems/

 

— before Marlee Matlin, we had a great deaf actress

Audree Norton has departed us. Many young deaf people
do not know who she was. During the early days of
TV in the fifties, she had several acting roles.
She also was a TV model, appearing in Royal Crown
cola commercials. She drank so much cola during
these camera re-takes that she hated it for life.
And she was the only deaf actress to be blackballed
by Hollywood! She protested the wicked Hollywood
tradition of using hearing actors for deaf roles.
As a result, no one – directors and producers
would give her roles! She deserves thanks for
paving the way for our future deaf actors and
actresses.

 

— a new Wells Fargo commercial on TV

Going on right now is a new Wells Fargo TV
commercial. It is about a deaf female couple
adopting a deaf girl. This deaf girl role is
played by a real deaf girl, not a hearing girl.
For that reason, DeafDigest applauds Wells Fargo.

 

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DeafDigest – 23 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 23, 2015

— deaf hands at a public park in Luxembourg

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially in
Luxembourg. Entering a public park in that city,
there was a sign at the entrance, showing six
different symbols. The one that caught DeafDigest
editor’s eye is the symbol on the bottom right
corner. Not sure exactly what it means but it looks
like deaf sign language. Look at:

http://deafdigest.com/luxembourg-park-deaf-hands/

 

— 911’s deaf rule

There is a rule – at least in Fort Myers, Florida,
that if a 911 dispatcher does not hear a voice
on the emergency call, he will wait for a few
moments bit before deciding that the caller is
deaf. When that happens, the deputy takes over
the call. Not sure if other 911 centers follow
this procedure, but it is followed in Fort Myers.

 
— deaf fans honor a hearing person

Liverpool FC plays in the British Premier
League, the world’s #1 soccer league (same as
NFL). Deaf fans root for their favorite teams,
including Liverpool. For years, a hearing person
would run around the field during the games,
carrying a big sign. It shows the jersey number
that tells the Liverpool deaf fans which
substitutes have entered the games. It was
important because the scoreboard had no captions
and the PA system is useless to the deaf. This
hearing man was honored by deaf fans at an event
for his many years carrying these game signs.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 22, 2015

— deaf at the Oklahoma City Bombing

We are mourning the victims of the Oklahoma
City Bombing in this 20th anniversary week.
It was just learned that one of the emergency people
was Ken Brown III, a deaf 20-year old volunteer
fire fighter. After the bombing his fire
department asked him to rush to the scene.
He was everywhere – helping people, kids
and victims. Twenty years later, he is
employed by the state Bureau of Investigation.
Because of his deafness he couldn’t become a
full time firefighter.

 

— three deaf drivers in one car race!

Long time deaf car racer Greg Gunderson was
written up in a newspaper story today. It was
learned that last year, he raced against
two deaf racers in one race – Ricky Beebe,
of Illinois and Lucas Hanning, of
Missouri! They plan to race against each
other again sometime this year. Gunderson is
fortunate. After being on his own for a long
time, the Krulls Racing Team, of Sioux Falls,
SD, accepted him as a new team member in 2010.
This allowed him to race without worrying about
finding sponsorship funds. Every day he is
at the Krull garage, working on his car.

 

— the deaf in Luxembourg

DeafDigest editor is vacationing right now in
Luxembourg, one of the world’s smallest nations.
To be deaf in Luxembourg? He bumped into a young
deaf woman on a street in Luxembourg and chatted
briefly with her. She is a native of Croatia, but
moved to Luxembourg to escape Deaf Oppression;
deaf employment in Croatia is impossible. She has her
own apartment and works as a full time babysitter.
She loves the city. The deaf in Luxembourg? None, she
said. Her deaf friends are from Germany and she goes
there often to socialize with them. Why not live
in Germany? She prefers Luxembourg. A picture of her
with DeafDigest editor is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-croatian-young-woman/

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DeafDigest – 21 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 21, 2015

— to hate or to love Comcast

Many people hate Comcast, this huge cable,
telephone and internet provider. But does
Comcast love us? Comcast announced the
formation of a customer support group
that will deal with the needs and concerns
of the deaf! This a pleasant surprise?

 
— a comment by an actress

Grace Gealey is an actress with the daytime
soap opera program – The Doctors. She said that
hearing people treat the deaf like 3 year
old kids. How does she know? She is a Coda
and has always felt bad how her deaf parents
have been treated badly by the hearing all
their lives!

 

— English in Europe

DeafDigest editor traveling through the Netherlands,
Luxembourg and Belgium this week. Something
interesting about the hearing tourists. Two tourists
may be speaking to each other; one is Dutch and the
other Swede, but when they realize they cannot
understand each other’s language, they immediately
switch to a third language – English. Hearing
people can do that but the deaf cannot switch to
ASL if they don’t understand each other’s sign
language!

 

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DeafDigest – 20 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 20, 2015

— captioning laws are confusing

We have three different laws that require
online captions. Yet we are seeing more
lawsuits. Why? These laws do not give
clear guidance for providers on what to
follow. Confusing and a big mess!

 

 

— interpreters annoy a college professor

A college professor has several deaf students
in his classes, each with their own interpreters.
What annoys the professor is that during classroom
exams, the students are quiet, working on their
exam answers, while interpreters talk too much
with each other, and interrupting the hearing
students!

 

 

— a very angry police officer

In Auburn, Washington, a deaf driver saw a police
car, with lights on, behind him. This driver
stopped in front of a driveway. The police officer
shouted on the PA system to move the car so that
it would not block the driveway. The deaf driver
had no way of knowing it – and the cop got very
angry, walked over  and gave him a lecture. The
driver told him of his deafness. What did the
cop say?

I had no way of knowing of your deafness and that
you should always follow the instructions.

Dumb cop? Yes! Did the deaf driver get a ticket?
Yes.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 April 2015

DeafDigest Gold – April 19, 2015

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Old Fogeys – Deaf Intercom
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-deaf-intercom/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-radio-shack-poor-service/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-invisible-history/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-noise-hearing-noise/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-on-bicycle/

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Top stories about the deaf:

After some delay, Rochester School for the Deaf
finally has a new superintendent, who starts
work now – Antony McLetchie; he is deaf and
moves from his education position in Canada.

A deaf woman, angry over not being selected for
the national hearing New Zealand Roller Derby
team has filed a formal complaint with the
Human Rights Commission. She said that she
was much better than some hearing players
on the team but was not selected because
of her deafness.

The Ghana Federation of the Disabled has
threatened legal action if public schools
do not follow the Disability Law that
was passed in 2006.

Jagriti Yatra, a non-profit service agency
in India, was written up in a newspaper
story as helping find the deaf achieve
their goals in life.

A lecture is being given at  William Woods
University regarding Deaf Civil Rights.

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A BIG SURPRISE AT A HEARING CONVENTION
At a hotel that DeafDigest editor stayed last
week, there was a hearing convention.
In the hotel lobby, there was a big sign that
said:

Please keep quiet. Guests want to sleep

Many hotel managers complain that deaf people
are very noisy in hotel parties. But it is the
first time the hotel complained about noise
from hearing people in parties!
Deaf Noise. Hearing Noise. Same thing.

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

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short story of a corporate executive who was deaf since birth

http://deafdigest.com/diana-orlando-deaf-corporate-executive/

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A VERY EXCITED DEAF CHILD
A true story many years ago. A deaf child grew up
in a hearing family and have never met a deaf person
in her life.
This child found out that there was a deaf family
that lived about 25-30 blocks away. For almost every
day for about a month this deaf child rode on a
bicycle to visit the deaf family, just to have
conversation and company.
Years later, this deaf child went to Gallaudet and
graduated and has a good job at a school for the deaf.
This deaf child was lucky.

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

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a deaf monkey comment by a past deaf leader

http://deafdigest.com/latham-breunig-unfortunate-deaf-monkey-comment/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

D and D Street
http://deafdigest.com/videos/danddstreet/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology

http://deafdigest.com/coat-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

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Deaf Book of the Week

The Smart Princess

compilation of short deaf stories by several
authors

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-the-smart-princess/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– bus driver

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are some police officers afraid of dealing
with the deaf?

A. Because, while growing up, they have had no
dealings with the deaf and so, are afraid of the
unknown!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Being a person with Usher Syndrome is complicated.  Ushers
keeps changing our vision!

It all depends on our surroundings.  For example, if I go
out in the bright sunlight and return to the house, all stays
dark for long time.  I can no longer read the stove digital
clock when I return indoors.

I seem to feel this for long hours.  I may wait until I wake
up the next morning before things seem to be looking good.

These are the hardships we deal with daily.  Going inside to
an unfamiliar environment is even more difficult.

We need a national SSP program!  Access to our environment
should not be dependent on where we live.

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 FCC will allow the deaf Americans to use
relay services while they are traveling overseas

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DeafHistory:

Year 1879 – John J. Flournoy passed away. As a young man
he advocated for a deaf state, as part of USA. This
idea was not met with favor by deaf leaders.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

0

number of prisons in USA that are all-deaf

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Alex Dozier, a junior, is a member of the baseball
team at Cumberland University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tasha Lemke is a member of the DC Divas,
women’s professional football team

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DeafSports Library:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-swimmer-gertrude-ederle-after-completing-british-channel-swim/

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DeafDigest Sports:

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

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and scroll all the way down to the bottom

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

*  Part Time Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA

*  LifeSigns Director – Los Angeles, 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:

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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Current and anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

MISSION STATEMENT
All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals
in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to
make successful life choices.

VISION STATEMENT
The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and
extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further
academic, social and career success. This is achieved in a fully
accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment,
which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group.
This fosters positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each
student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter
beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning
philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their
use of both ASL and written English.

SCHOOL HISTORY
Northwest Georgia’s picturesque Vann’s Valley is the home of the Georgia
School for the Deaf, Georgia’s only residential school serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing students.  GSD was established in 1846 on the grounds of
the Hearn Academy by one of its teachers, O. P. Fannin. A log cabin and a
$5000 legislative grant began a more than 160-year-long tradition of
service to children across the state.  GSD was the eleventh residential
school for the Deaf established in the United States.  GSD has an
expansive campus of 480 acres in the small community of Cave Spring.  The
relationship between Cave Spring and GSD is unique because many residents
and business owners are able to communicate with sign language.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:
.       Paraprofessional
.       Parent Involvement Coordinator
.       Craftsman, General Trades
.       Grounds/Maintenance Worker
.       Supply/Inventory/Warehouse Worker
.       Custodian/Housekeeper (12 month and hourly positions)
.       Residential Advisor (10 month and hourly positions)
.       Bus Monitor (Hourly)
.       Food Service I and Food Service 2
.       Nurse, School Clinic (R.N.)
.       Teacher
.       Sign Language Interpreter (12 month and hourly positions)
.       Speech Language Pathologist (10 month and hourly positions)
.       Instructional Coach
.       Student Life Coordinator

We invite interested parties to visit the GSD website at:
http://gsdweb.org and learn more about our school and campus.  For
specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the
Employment link (home page) for the official job announcements in their
entirety, including a description of duties, minimum/preferred
qualifications, salary/benefits information, application instructions as
well as the required State of Georgia Application for Employment form.

The Georgia School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia School for the Deaf
Personnel Office
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

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position opening
PRINCIPAL
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

DESCRIPTION:
The Principal is responsible for the effective management and operation of
programs, personnel, materials, and facilities in order to develop an
optimum learning climate for the unique needs of the LA School for the
Deaf through planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating functions
of the overall management and leadership of the school.  He/she shall
provide an educational program, which is responsive to student needs and
addresses the goals and objectives of the school within the financial
limitations of the school budget.

QUALIFICATIONS:
.    Master’s Degree with background and experience in the education of
the deaf is preferred
.       Minimum five years professional educational experience –
residential school or educational program serving deaf/hearing impaired
students is preferred
.       Must hold or have the ability to obtain State of Louisiana
certification as a teacher with Hearing Impaired endorsement
.       Fluency in English and American Sign Language demonstrated by
Advanced Plus
SLPI level

Salary depends on qualifications
Benefits include participation in Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana
(TRSL), health and life insurance, as well as dental and vision plans.

Please submit applications online at:  http://www.jobs.louisiana.gov
Create a login account, search jobs using keywords: Principal, LSD

Contact the Human Resources office at (225) 757-3213 or email:
mailto:dleblanc@lsdvi.org

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position opening
ASL Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) is recruiting an ASL
Specialist for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Salary: $44-66K per year based on 185 days and dependent upon
qualifications. Benefits package for employee and spouse/partner
and dependents includes medical, dental, vision, retirement,
paid sick leave, life insurance, disability insurance and more!

Requires fluency in ASL, WA State certification, MA degree in
ASL Linguistics or Deaf Ed, professional ASL teaching experience,
knowledge of Deaf culture.

Recruitment is open until filled. Projected start date is August
24, 2015.

Keep a look out for an Outreach ASL Specialist position that
will serve deaf and hard of hearing students statewide – coming
soon! WSD is also recruiting an ASL Interpreter Coordinator to be
filled immediately. Salary is $3918/month + benefits. Learn more
about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov

Click on official agency name “Center for Childhood
Deafness and Hearing Loss” in the department search field.

EOE

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open positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus in Vancouver, Washington
announces the following openings for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

.       Classroom Teacher – Math/Science
.       School Counselor
.       Educational Audiologist

Requires: ASL, WA State Certification, Criminal Background Check
Salary Range: $40,820 – $67,739 based on school year assignment + benefits
package.

Recruitments are open until filled. Projected start date is August 24,
2015.

Learn more about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov
under official agency name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing
Loss”

School website: http://www.wsd.wa.gov

Questions? Contact mailto:human.resources@cdhl.wa.gov

EOE

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(revised posting)

Job opening
Programs Manager
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

FT position with benefits managing residential and community support
services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; Experience in
residential services, Medicaid waiver and developmental disabilities funding
agents; supervising and training staff and must be able to handle crisis
situations; familiarity with DDA regulations.  Responsible for reports,
scheduling staff and make quick sound decisions.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree preferred with 2-5 years experience in
Human Services with preference in residential support services.  Must have
excellent people, organizational and time management skills; professionally
build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, organized, a
problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills and
effectively delegate and follow up on assignments.  Must be willing to be on
call 24/7. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)  preferred. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business references
to mailto:dila@dila.org ; fax 410-543-4874; or mail to Deaf Independent Living
Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Only qualified
applicants will be considered.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job opening
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

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

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

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

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updated posting

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:

– Education Program Tech (newest addition)
– School Counselor
– Dormitory Teacher- Full time Middle School
– Part-time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher
– Paraprofessional 1 on 1- Temporary
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm
– Special Education Teacher

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

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-clinical-director/

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for information on how to apply

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position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

SOCIAL WORKER/CLINICIAN (LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
records
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to
mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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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/

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Open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
most jobs at Framingham, MA; some at Springfield, MA

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

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

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

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

Walden School Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-substitute-teacher/

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

Walden School Day CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-day-child-care-worker/

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

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

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/staff-interpreter-position-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

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

Classroom English Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-english-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-chemistry-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Math Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-math-teacher-licensed/

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

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

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-daycare-substitute-teacher/

Assistant Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Head Coach
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

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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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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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-local-sign-languages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-confused-by-gestures/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-accessibility-specialist/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-not-important/

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This just in –

New superintendent of New Mexico School for the Deaf
is Rosemary Jeantete-Gallegos. She replaces Ron
Stern who is retiring.

Top stories about the deaf:

Anies Baswedan, minister, Pakistan Culture and Elementary and
Secondary Education promised that deaf children will not
be discriminated against when taking national scholastic
exams.

The Marshall University speech and debate team gave
a presentation. One of the topics is – Bridging the Gap:
Ending Police Discrimination Against the Deaf Community

Even though it was not on the agenda, parents of deaf
children stormed the Dearborn School District (Michigan)
board meeting, demanding answers re the planned closing
of a local deaf school program.

Deaf people have expressed concern re a new bill in
Massachusetts that would change the way the state
deals with vendors of its MassHealth, the state’s
Medicaid program.

The University of Rochester social psychology laboratory,
as part of their grant, is studying why the deaf continue
to get bad stereotypes!

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A MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN DEAF COMMUNITY
Who is the most important person in the Deaf
Community?
It is the Deaf Accessibility specialist. He
inspects buildings, restaurants, airports,
railroad stations, stadiums, etc. He makes sure
these facilities are deaf-friendly.
Do we have Deaf Accessibility specialists?
Yes, but not too many of them are around.

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

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TDI Supports Change of FCC Global Travel Rules for VRS

http://deafdigest.com/2015-tdi-deaf-support-of-global-travel-rules-for-vrs/

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DEAFNESS NOT IMPORTANT?
There are stories of future parts for eyes, heart, kidneys,
etc, and also for plastic blood.
Also there are stories of tests of babies for
possible diabetes, cancer, mental problems, etc.
But not one word about deafness! No future parts for
deafness? Yes, we have hearing screening tests for babies
but it was not mentioned in the stories.
So, deafness not important?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-not-important/

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Mississippi Deaf Fest

May 8th & 9th, 2015
Biloxi, Mississippi

http://deafdigest.com/2015-mississippi-deaf-fest/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Hearing people do not keep their comments simple and say
exactly what they mean, instead of playing with phrases
like this –

“this fellow spilled his story”

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have asked me about the “dictionaries” that I often speak
about that captioners, CART providers, and court reporters use.
A captioner’s dictionary is not a book where he or she looks up the
spellings of words. The dictionary is a computer file in the
translation software system that the captioner uses, and it consists
of the steno strokes and English definitions of the words that a
captioner writes on his or her steno machine.

Many captioners and court reporters begin with a basic translation
dictionary when they are in school, and they build it up word by word
as they write about new topics. A word’s stroke combination must be
defined in the dictionary before it can come up in English during the
translation process.

Every new word or name that a captioner encounters must be entered
into the dictionary in order for it to translate properly. Because
captioners write phonetically, they may have multiple ways of
entering the same English word.

For instance, captioners may have many phonetic entries for a word
like “cacophony.” They may hear it as ka-koff-o-ny, ko-kauf-a-ny,
kau-kauf-ny, or many other ways. A captioner may have to define each
of those phonetic pronunciations.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people feeling sorry for us because of our deafness

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

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DeafLaw

A lawsuit was filed against the RID by a deaf interpreter
who said he was denied accommodations to take the exam
for the highest level of certification. He says it is a
violation of ADA.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The world’s first fully integrated signing community
is moving nicely towards its goal of a completed town
at Laurent, South Dakota.

(this project did not get off the ground and this
concept is dead)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Famous British soap opera actor Bill Roache, of the Coronation
Street series that has been aired since 1960, publicly disclosed
his deafness. He said because of his deafness he relies on visual
cues to lead him on during these filming sessions.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There are still many hearing people that believe that
a relay service can communicate with a deaf person that
has no TTY, no computer and no video equipment!

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

*  Part Time Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA

*  LifeSigns Director – Los Angeles, 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:

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
Therapist
Arundel Lodge
Edgewater, MD

Therapist with LCPC or LCSW-C and fluency in American Sign Language to
provide mental health services in Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.  Will
also provide therapy via teleconferencing.  Send resume to: Arundel Lodge,
2600 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD  21037, email;
mailto:Lmurphy@arundellodge.org  EOE/D/V

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position opening
Full & Part time Residential Services Technicians
Cave Springs Center
Cave Spring, GA

Cave Springs Center is currently accepting applications for a Full & Part
time Residential Services Technicians!

The Cave Spring Center Residential Services Program is responsible for
teaching student independent living skills in a residential setting. The
Residential Service Technicians assist the students with daily living and
with activities on and off campus. To apply for Full Time visit Team GA
Careers at http://bit.ly/1yoTFCP  or   Part Time http://bit.ly/1FD1j9G .

Preferred Qualifications are; KNOWLEDGE AND USE OF ASL (American Sign
Language) & Experience working with children and/or youth who are
emotionally disturbed and/or demonstrate some type of behavior disorder.

Please contact Crystal Grier, Recruiting Coordinator, at 404-232-1993 for
questions about this position.

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position opening
Student Life Director
Missouri School for the Deaf
Fulton, MO

The Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, MO is accepting applications
for the position of Student Life Director. This is a 12-month exempt
position responsible for the administration of the residential and
transportation components of the school. This position is the highest
administrator level position in the Student Life Department. A Master’s
Degree in Education of the Deaf, Social Work, Counseling, Child/Student
Development or a related field plus at least three (3) years of
supervisory experience is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in Education of
the Deaf, Social Work, Counseling, Child/Student Development or a related
field plus at least five (5) years of successful administrative or
supervisory experience will be considered. Successful experience as an
administrator of a program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in a
residential is school preferred. Salary is $42,952 annually plus State of
Missouri benefits package. Complete a Departmental application online at

http://dese.mo.gov/financial-admin-services/human-resources/application-process

Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received
online.

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position openings
Two BSW Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Department of Social Work
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(Instructor or Assistant Professor Rank)

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

General Information:  The Department of Social Work has graduate (MSW) and
undergraduate (BSW) programs, both accredited by the Council on Social
Work Education (CSWE).  The BSW program has approximately 50 majors
enrolled annually who represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, learning
styles, and educational experiences.  The overwhelming majority of the
undergraduates are deaf or hard of hearing.  The position is contingent
upon funding.

Responsibilities:  There are two available positions.  Both are full time,
nine-month, tenure track BA Social Work faculty positions.  Under our
current department model, incumbents will be responsible for oversight and
instruction of the micro and macro practice sequences in the curriculum.
Incumbents will be responsible for infusing research-based content and
multicultural content into practice courses at all levels to reflect
evidenced based practice.  Incumbents are responsible for ongoing course
development for both on campus and distance education, for assessment
purposes for the Office of Academic Quality and CSWE reaffirmation and
other compliance-related activities, advising students, service to the
department, university, and community; and, involvement in scholarly and
professional activities. The instructor rank requires an MSW and the
assistant professor rank requires a Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications:
1.      Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program
with three (3) years post-MSW social work practice experience.  If an
incumbent does not have a completed Ph.D., (s)he will be expected to
complete a doctoral program prior to all tenure and promotion actions; a
plan for obtaining a Ph.D. should be addressed in the application.
2.      Candidates must provide evidence of teaching ability (e.g., higher
education courses, professional workshops, presentations, online
teaching).
3.      Candidates must have experience working with linguistic and
culturally diverse Deaf communities.
4.      Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable;
if not already proficient a new faculty member must develop proficiency in
ASL in accordance with Gallaudet University guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:
.       Current, valid Master-level social work licensure or
license-eligible (for the micro-practice position, a license is required
within 1 year of appointment).
.       Expertise in teaching a diverse student population, including Deaf
and hard of hearing students with various learning styles and learning
needs.
.       Experience in active social work research and record of scholarly
activities (e.g., publications, presentations, program assessments and
evaluations, grant-writing activities).
Application: The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, April
26, 2015.

Please submit an application package via email containing the following:
1)      A cover letter of application specific to this position.  In your
application include a summary list succinctly explaining the depth of your
experiences in meeting each of the minimum and preferred qualifications
and job description criteria.
2)      Curriculum vita or resume
3)      One sample of a scholarly work
4)      Three letters of professional reference sent via email to the
Search Committee Chair, Dr. Barbara White, from the individuals serving as
references.  The Chair of the search committee may contact your references
directly.

Email the complete package electronically to Dr. Barbara White, Chair of
the Search Committee, at mailto:Barbara.White@gallaudet.edu with the
subject “BSW Practice Faculty Application..

Review of applications begins immediately after closing date. Position
begins August 16, 2015.

Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer
and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to
apply for open positions.  Per faculty guidelines, Gallaudet University
has expectations for American Sign Language fluency and base personnel
actions on achieving proficiency.  Any faculty who scores below 3 must
take the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) every year
until a 3 or better is achieved; individual departments may establish
higher criteria for ASL proficiency.  Beginning in August 2016, all
faculty actions for promotion and merit increase decisions will be based
upon ASL fluency and classroom discourse competence (Gallaudet Policy
6.8.6).

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Many wonderful job opportunities
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Many wonderful job opportunities are available at The
Learning Center for the Deaf.

Please visit http://www.tlcdeaf.org for full details
and how to apply.

– Licensed Teachers of the Deaf
– Staff Interpreters
– Occupational Therapist
– Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Walden School Clinical Director
– Walden School Family Partner
– Walden School ILS Specialist
– Day, Residential & Overnight Child Care Workers
– Staff Nurse
– Wraparound Family Partner
– Daycare Teachers (Full-time & Part-time)
– Daycare Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Coaches

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(revised posting)

RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Job Openings:

Behavioral Health Therapist in Morganton, NC:
http://tinyurl.com/l5tswp2

Behavioral Health Therapist in Wilmington, NC:
http://tinyurl.com/mf644ut

Outreach Coordinator & Consultant in Wilson, NC:
http://tinyurl.com/klbo9z7

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

If interested in positions above, please submit an application and resume
via the Behavioral Health Therapist link of choice or 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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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
The Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

District Wide
Vacancy 2015-2016 school year
starting beginning of next school year

Salary Range: $39,284-$77,038 based on experience and degree status

The Nashua School District is seeking a Teacher of the Deaf, working under
the supervision of Special Education Program administrator, will provide
quality education to deaf and hard of hearing students, preschools through
high school age; through a commitment to team participation in planning
and implementation of student programs; communication and social skills
development; interagency cooperation, and a strong parent-teacher-student
linkage.

Teaching applicants must be NH certified or eligible as a Deaf and Hearing
Disability Teacher.  We are seeking applicants proficient in sign
language.  Experience with deaf and/or hard of hearing students in a
school setting is preferred.

Applicants should apply online at:
http://www.nashua.edu and include your cover  letter, resume, three
letters of recommendation, copies of official transcripts and certification.
This position will remain open until filled.

EOE

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position vacancies
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA & Charles City, IA

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

ISD is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following
positions:

•         Teacher of the Deaf (at the Northeast Regional Academy in
Charles City, Iowa)

•         Teacher of the Deaf – secondary (Council Bluffs campus)

•         Assistant Principal (Council Bluffs campus)

Information on the application procedures and job announcements on
each of these positions, can be found at the “employment” link on our
website: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Or contact Human Resources at mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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career announcement
Program Director II – Client Services
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

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

Status                  Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Supervises the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring
programs which provide the following services to New Mexicans who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities:  case management/service coordination, advocacy, emergency
support, tutoring, job development and placement, skills training, 1:1
support services, access technology, etc.  Assures that programs comply
with contractual requirements of funding sources.  Plans, develops, and
conducts professional development trainings to ensure high quality service
delivery and compliance with established Agency policies and procedures.
Conducts community outreach and training activities which promote
awareness of services as well as local capacity.  Assists in program
budget development. Position may from time to time be stressful and
require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as
assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Oversees the daily operations of the Vocational, the Deafblind and
Special Services, Tutoring programs which provides case management/service
coordination, advocacy, job development/placement, tutoring, vocational
skills, job coaching, Support Service Provider/Community Intervener
services, technology, and other services to eligible clients who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities
.       Monitors both programs to assure the delivery of high quality
services and contractual requirements of funding entities
.       Works with staff and prepares monthly reports required by
contracts which fund the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and
Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the billing for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the developing of administrative and operational
policies and procedures for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs
.       Supervises the programs. staff (e.g., Program Coordinators,
Vocational Personnel, Schedules, Support Service Providers/Community
Interveners, Tutors/Learning Specialists, etc.) to assure that the
quantity (i.e., billable unit counts) and quality  of work meets
contractual requirements as well as SCS standards of service delivery
.       Monitors and manages work/caseloads of the staff in all programs
to ensure quality of services and the meeting of any contractual
requirements
.       Plans, coordinates, and/or conducts personnel development
trainings so that direct service staff in all programs are knowledgeable
of effective practices in deafness, hearing loss, deafblindness,
vocational programming, driving vehicles, as well as CCS./SCS. policies
and procedures, and other content areas to ensure high quality services as
well as compliance with Federal, New Mexico, and local laws and agency
policies and procedures.
.       Has responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating,
providing constructive performance feedback and separating for the staffs
in those programs
.       Recommends adjustments in staffing patterns for the programs in
response to clients and contractual needs.
.       Develops and implements, with staff assistance, a single, central
system that manages referrals to CODP-NM as well as the coordination of
client services for all three programs (which includes intake and
assessment (which should include both ecological assessments and true
person centered planning) development and implementation of service plans
(which includes staffing, regular/periodic review of plan implementation,
etc) for clients receiving services from the Vocational, Deafblind and
Special Services, and/or Tutoring/Learning Specialist programs.
.       Oversees the management of the client services process.
.       Conducts intakes, assessments, and other components of the client
services process.
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to identify
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including those
with significant disabilities . who would be eligible for services from
COPD
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to develop
supports as well as social and educational opportunities in the community
for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including
those with significant disabilities
.       Provides advocacy for clients for services and supports provided
by federal, state, and local agencies and organizations as needed
.       Assists Agency Director in the developing of budgets for the
programs
.       Assists Agency Director in the planning of agency wide staff
development trainings
.       Participates in the Agency’s Administrative team
.       Provides supervision to interns/practicum students in bachelor and
graduate programs
.       Attends meetings of stakeholder groups and agencies (e.g., the New
Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and various consumer
organizations) as needed/required
.       Collaborates with the Agency’s Administrative Team, the Agency’s
Advisory Board, and funding sources to foster the enhancement and growth
of the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs
to meet the needs of New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or
deafblind
.       Assists the Agency Director in securing funding for direct
services to New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or/deafblind
.       Plans and conducts outreach activities, as required by contractual
obligations, to promote services and supports for New Mexican who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
.       Plans and conducts trainings and workshops in the community to
increase awareness of services and to increase local capacity to identify
and serve New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind
.       Conducts site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for
compliance
.       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 Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or
related field
.       American Sign Language Fluency
.       3 years of supervisory experience
.       5 years. experience in providing vocational services to
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind; OR 5 years.
experience in providing education and/or rehabilitation services to
individuals who are deafblind or deaf with significant disabilities; OR 5
years. experience in working with individuals who are deaf, hard of
hearing, and/or deafblind in a counseling capacity
.       Ability to plan and conduct outcome oriented trainings and
presentations
.       Ability to produce clearly written reports and other written
communication in English (emails, training materials, promotional
materials, memos, employee performance evaluations, etc.)
.       Pass drug screening
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Obtain a New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and Motor
Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities
and/or rehabilitation skills training (e.g., activities of daily living,
technology, orientation and mobility, communication, low vision, etc.)
.       Fluency in Spanish
.       Fluency of Braille
.       Experience in using other communication modes (i.e., other than
ASL and/or Braille) used by individuals who are deafblind
.       Experience working with individuals with developmental
disabilities

Salary  $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience

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

How to Apply    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

520-623-0344

Fax resume and cover letter . 520-770-8505

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

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

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 7068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-clinical-director/

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for information on how to apply

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open positions
Walden School for the Deaf
positions in Framingham, MA & Springfield, MA

Walden School ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Walden School Staff Nurse
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-staff-nurse/

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator (Springfield, MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-intensive-care-coordinator-springfield/

Wraparound Family Partner (Springfield, MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-intensive-care-coordinator-springfield/

If you are interested in applying please submit a complete
application packet to mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

The application packet should include a cover letter,
resume, and application:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org/uploaded/Human_Resources/EMP.APPLICATION.pdf

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position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

SOCIAL WORKER/CLINICIAN (LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
records
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to
mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Position Opening
Supervisor
Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Anchorage, Alaska

Position Description: The ASSDHH Supervisor is responsible for the
administration and oversight of the Alaska State School for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing (ASSDHH) from preschool through the high school
grades. The Supervisor is also responsible for the direct supervision
and evaluation of various ASSDHH special education staff and related
services providers. This position will research, develop and implement
curriculum and programs related to Deaf Education, as well as collaborate
with the school principal in the hiring, assignment and evaluation of
certificated and classified special education/related services (ASSDHH) staff.

Job Requirements:
Valid Alaska Type B administrative certificate

Minimum 3 years administrative experience

Minimum 5 years experience in deaf education

Bachelors or Master’s degree in Deaf Education or certificate endorsement
in Deaf Education

Fluency in English and American Sign Language demonstrated by the Advanced
level or above on the ASLPI or comparable sign language assessment.

Salary/Benefits:  This is an Exempt position, and is not represented by any
Anchorage School District union.  Number of workdays is 230.
Salary is $84,000 – $89,000 depending on related education and experience.
Participates in the Alaska Teachers Retirement System (TRS)  Employees and
their families receive health and life insurance, including dental and
vision plans.

Details at http://www.asdk12.org/benefits/

Contact Person:  Tracy Pifer (907)-742-4243 or (907) 268-2041
(VideoPhone);  mailto:Pifer_Tracy@asdk12.org

Apply Online:  http://www.asdk12.org/employment/certificated/

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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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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DeafDigest – 19 April 2015

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DeafDigest – 19 April 2015

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DeafDigest – 18 April 2015

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DeafDigest – 18 April 2015

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DeafDigest – 17 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 17, 2015

 
— personal contacts better than advocating

A deaf businessman, who does a lot of business with
a national mail order store, is not happy. The store
has DVD videos that are not captioned. He is
planning to visit the store management to explain
the importance of captions on their videos.
The store has to listen because he will take his
business elsewhere if they won’t caption. This
warning is more powerful than just advocating
because the store does not want to lose the
deaf man’s business. Said the deaf businessman:

The diplomacy is the key

 

— a shocking police department silence

Bradford is a small city of just 8,300 people in
Pennsylvania. The city police officers stopped
a deaf driver after a traffic stop and brutally
beat him up, knocking out his CI. The grandfather,
who was riding with him, is angry about it and
is planning a lawsuit. He confronted the police
chief and asked him a simple question:

Does your department have training on how to deal
with the deaf?

The chief said yes, but refused to explain the
procedures! This is shocking, especially from
the chief.

 

— ADA does not cover one very important issue

The ADA has many pages in its book of regulations,
covering five different categories. One very
important issue is not covered in ADA and which
is why we have so many lawsuits. It is captions
on the internet – meaning captioned videos.
Why not? ADA became law in 1990 – years before
the internet become common and again years
before video captions came up.

 
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DeafDigest – 16 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 16, 2015

 
— a big risk in watching captions

There is a big risk when deaf people watch captions.
Their eyes are always on the captions, and not on the
full screen. As a result, they miss all the action!
This is not a joke. This issue was brought up today
in a deaf blog!

 
— deaf prisoners are more isolated

A social worker, working with a deaf prisoner, said
he is isolated. Reason is that he is not allowed to
use the computer to catch up on deaf news. And
he is not able to subscribe to deaf newspapers,
deaf magazines and deaf newsletters – because all
of these publications are gone! Very sad.

 

 

— movie casting directors and the deaf actors

There was a story on the web that was titled
“10 Casting Decisions That May Have Ruined the Movie.”
It means that a wrong actor cast for a wrong movie
role ruined the movie! Let us talk about hearing
actors that play deaf roles. DeafDigest thinks
there were many movies that were box office flops
because of these wrong actor roles and wrong casting
decisions. Should we have the last laugh?

 

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DeafDigest – 15 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 15, 2015

 
— a perfect deaf role model

Yesterday’s DeafDigest ran a story about a successful
deaf landlord with his own rental properties. It
was learned that years ago he had several tenants
that were deaf. They learned all about real estate
from this deaf landlord; currently each of them own
several rental houses! This deaf landlord is certainly
a role model for deaf interested in a rental properties.

 

 

— a funny police report about deaf

New Minas is a small town, of just 5,000 people in
Nova Scotia, Canada. Very possibly few hearing
people may have met a deaf person in their lives
in that small town. Anyway, a deaf man entered
a restaurant. For some reason, he waved his arms.
Someone reported this incident to the police.
They came over, realized the person was deaf and
they let him go without arresting him or charging
him with disturbing the peace.

 
— a desperate interpreting situation in one state

A web posting about interpreters for the deaf in
Oklahoma was not good news. It said the state
has 335 school districts with deaf students.
And that between 100 and 200 interpreters may
not be able to meet interpreting standards.
This story was just saying that more money is
needed from the State Legislature to upgrade
interpreting standards. Is there a quick
solution? Yes, there is a certain school in
Sulphur, Oklahoma – the Oklahoma School for
the Deaf!

 

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DeafDigest – 14 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 14, 2015

 
— a surprise beach discovery

315,000 pieces of stuff were lost in the sands of the
beaches of New Jersey last year. One such stuff is
interesting – a hearing aid!

 
— a self-made retired teacher of the deaf

A deaf teacher at a deaf school retired about
ten years ago. What is he doing nowaways?
Busier than ever with a long list of civic
and community activities in the Deaf
Community. And on the side he owns rental
houses that he is his own landlord, repairman
and rental manager. While he gets retirement
checks every month, is he able to live on only
the rental income? He said yes! Something
very admirable.

 

— messing up a school board meeting

In Dearborn, Michigan, the school board opened its
meeting with an agenda to discuss. The deaf program
was not on the agenda. This meeting was interrupted
by a large group of angry parents of deaf children
that crashed the room uninvited. They were angry
because the board wanted to close the deaf program.
The room was so crowded that everyone had to stand.
For nearly three hours, parent after parent took
turns explaining to the board how important the
deaf program was to their children. Could this
happen in Congress or in State Houses? No, but
it happened in Dearborn.

 

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DeafDigest – 13 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 13, 2015

— a pharmacy delivery service discriminates against deaf

The Lloyds Pharmacy in Exmouth, a small Australian town,
delivers prescriptions for its patients. This pharmacy
has a rule – that patients must show up at the door
to meet the delivery person. This town has a deaf woman.
And if she does not show up, she cannot receive
her medicine. The pharmacy would not leave the medicine
on the door stop or in the mail box. Her family is very
upset about it, and have demanded action.

 

— a deaf-blind interpreting frustration

A deaf-blind man attended an event, expecting
an interpreter that would use his hands on the
deaf-blind’s hands. Instead the interpreter
used his hands on the deaf-blind man’s face and
body. As a result, the event was ruined.
The interpreter thought that if this face and
body method worked with another deaf-blind person,
it would also work with all deaf-blind people!
Not true – same thing as ASL being useless for
deaf people who communicate differently.

 
— deaf wins an unusual animal race

The Great Llama Race took part at the World’s Fair
Park in Knoxville. Just like a horse race, the rider
with the fastest llama wins the race. Students from
local schools took part in the race. The race winner
was a team from Tennessee School for the Deaf, and
the school received a nice cash prize.

 

 

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Old Fogeys – Whiners
http://deafdigest.com/comics/old-fogeys-whiners/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-say-bad-things-about-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-party-with-groups/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-radio-shack-poor-service/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-invisible-history/

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“The History of Gallaudet University” at Harris Communications

Through story and over 250 photos and illustrations, “The History of
Gallaudet University” chronicles the 150-year history of Gallaudet
University.

Starting as a tiny college of fewer than 200 students, its growth
paralleled the emergence of the American Deaf Community and the
history of the nation in general.

The book describes how the Civil Rights Movement inspired deaf people
to gain control of governance of their university. It details the
evolution of American Sign Language as a language of scholarship at
Gallaudet during a time it was discouraged or prohibited in
educational institutions.

“The History of Gallaudet University” traces the historic path the
school traveled to become the finest institution of higher education
for deaf people in the world.

Find “The History of Gallaudet University” (B1298) at Harris
Communications for $75.00.

To learn more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG041215

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

Do organizations that won’t respond to an accessibility
survey have something to hide? This is what the National
Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled People
(India) is saying.

The state weather offices are working with Alabama
School for the Deaf and Blind and with the state
department of rehabilitation on training the deaf
to be weather spotters. It is for an important
reason – weather can be real nasty in parts of
the state.

The  Nigeria National Association of the Deaf
is scolding President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari
for ignoring his campaign promises to help the deaf
with their needs.

A vest to allow the deaf to feel the speech?
This is what a group of engineering students at
Rice University is working on. It was not too many
years ago when deaf students blew on a thin piece
of paper to help them pronounce certain letters/

Derek Rumball gave a presentation of deaf history
to a group of amateur historians at the
East York Historical Society (Canada). The
audience was fascinated.

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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
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A REASON RADIO SHACK IS ALMOST DEAD
There is a big reason Radio Shack is almost dead.
A deaf man went to a Radio Shack; a clerk came up to
him. The deaf man told him he is deaf.
The clerk suddenly steered him to the headphones
section. The deaf man said no, but never had a chance
to explain because he was suddenly steered to the
hearing aid batteries section.
All he wanted was a special antenna for his TV.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-radio-shack-poor-service/

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schools for the deaf with open superintendent/CEO positions

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-school-empty-director-positions/

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A DEAF INVISIBLE HISTORY
What is Deaf Invisible History? An example is the Office of
Niagara County in New York. For 30 years, between 1923 and
1953, the county records (marriages, divorces, house deeds,
land purchases, etc, etc) were recorded and posted by a
deaf woman, Eleanor Hay Atwater, who graduated from
Rochester School for the Deaf.
It is Deaf Invisible History that very few people are
aware of!

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

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What became of the campuses of the closed schools
for the deaf?

http://deafdigest.com/closed-deaf-schools-campuses/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Famous deaf movie not captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-movie-not-captioned/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Missouri Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/missouri-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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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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section

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Deaf Book of the Week

The Deaf Mute Howls

by Albert Ballin, written in 1930

http://deafdigest.com/deafbook-the-deafmute-howls/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– wildlife refuge manager

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. do scoreboard captions at stadiums help the deaf
become better sports fans?

A. Don’t know. Very hard to focus on captions and
on the action on the field at the same time. With
TV, it is different because you watch the captions
and action at the same time. Not that so at
stadiums and arenas.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I attended a deaf event recently.

I didn’t plan a good reliable support system for my needs.

It was difficult and communication was frustrating too.

One specific person in the group use their own method
of tactile communication.

Instead of my hands on their hands, they used their hands on my
face and body!

They had developed their own communication system for another
DeafBlind person and assumed on approach fit all.

“You cannot teach an old dog new tricks” may apply here!

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 legislators in Idaho get their act together
when working on a new interpreter bill

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DeafHistory:

Year 1904 – the National Association of the Deaf
recommended that there be separate schools for
the deaf whites and for deaf blacks!

(fortunately for all of us, times have changed
and the NAD has long since then repudiated
this recommendation)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

6 BSL

is the basic level for sign language expertise
in Great Britain

yet

70 percent of teaching staff are just

2 BSL

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Tee Shepard, who is deaf and did not play last season
with Ole Miss football team because of an injury,
is slated to be the starter at cornerback this
coming season/

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Duck Hee Lee, South Korea, has been ranked 461 among
top world tennis players.

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DeafSports Library:

a bus that transport deaf school athletic teams to
some away games

http://deafdigest.com/driver-side-deaf-bus/

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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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ADDED 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

*  Human Resources Specialist, Part-Time –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
ASL Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) is recruiting an ASL
Specialist for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Salary: $44-66K per year based on 185 days and dependent upon
qualifications. Benefits package for employee and spouse/partner
and dependents includes medical, dental, vision, retirement,
paid sick leave, life insurance, disability insurance and more!

Requires fluency in ASL, WA State certification, MA degree in
ASL Linguistics or Deaf Ed, professional ASL teaching experience,
knowledge of Deaf culture.

Recruitment is open until filled. Projected start date is August
24, 2015.

Keep a look out for an Outreach ASL Specialist position that
will serve deaf and hard of hearing students statewide – coming
soon! WSD is also recruiting an ASL Interpreter Coordinator to be
filled immediately. Salary is $3918/month + benefits. Learn more
about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov

Click on official agency name “Center for Childhood
Deafness and Hearing Loss” in the department search field.

EOE

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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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open positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus in Vancouver, Washington
announces the following openings for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

.       Classroom Teacher – Math/Science
.       School Counselor
.       Educational Audiologist

Requires: ASL, WA State Certification, Criminal Background Check
Salary Range: $40,820 – $67,739 based on school year assignment + benefits
package.

Recruitments are open until filled. Projected start date is August 24,
2015.

Learn more about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov
under official agency name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing
Loss”

School website: http://www.wsd.wa.gov

Questions? Contact mailto:human.resources@cdhl.wa.gov

EOE

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(revised posting)

Job opening
Programs Manager
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

FT position with benefits managing residential and community support
services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; Experience in
residential services, Medicaid waiver and developmental disabilities funding
agents; supervising and training staff and must be able to handle crisis
situations; familiarity with DDA regulations.  Responsible for reports,
scheduling staff and make quick sound decisions.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree preferred with 2-5 years experience in
Human Services with preference in residential support services.  Must have
excellent people, organizational and time management skills; professionally
build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, organized, a
problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills and
effectively delegate and follow up on assignments.  Must be willing to be on
call 24/7. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)  preferred. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business references
to mailto:dila@dila.org ; fax 410-543-4874; or mail to Deaf Independent Living
Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Only qualified
applicants will be considered.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job opening
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

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

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

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

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updated posting

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:

– Education Program Tech (newest addition)
– School Counselor
– Dormitory Teacher- Full time Middle School
– Part-time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher
– Paraprofessional 1 on 1- Temporary
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm
– Special Education Teacher

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

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-clinical-director/

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for information on how to apply

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position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

SOCIAL WORKER/CLINICIAN (LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
records
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to
mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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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/

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Open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
most jobs at Framingham, MA; some at Springfield, MA

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

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

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

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

Walden School Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-substitute-teacher/

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

Walden School Day CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-day-child-care-worker/

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

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

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/staff-interpreter-position-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deafclassroom-teacher-licensed/

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

Classroom English Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deafclassroom-english-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deafclassroom-chemistry-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Math Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deafclassroom-math-teacher-licensed/

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

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

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-daycare-substitute-teacher/

Assistant Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Head Coach
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

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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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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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

DeafDigest – 12 April 2015

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-too-many-organizations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-no-captions/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-local-sign-languages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-confused-by-gestures/

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Keep Safe with a Weather Alert System from Harris Communications

Storm season is here! Keep you and your family safe by using a
weather alert system from Silent Call. The Weather Alert Radio with
Strobe Light and Bed Shaker is designed specifically for deaf and
hard of hearing people with bed shaker, strobe light, and loud
audible alarm.

The WR100 radio receives signals from NOAA and will give you
up-to-the- minute warnings for your area. The radio will light up 3
colored lights and spell out on the LCD screen the specific warning
such as “TORNADO”.

Find the Weather Alert Radio with Strobe Light and Bed Shaker
(SC-WAKIT1) at Harris Communications for $164.99. Other models are
also available.

To see all the Weather Alert systems, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB041215

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:

Kashka Johnson, a deaf student, at a mainstreamed program
in Indiana, is considered a genius when it comes to
design of aircraft propellers. He was written up in a
newspaper story.

edX, an online provider, reached agreement with the
Justice Department regarding accessibility issues
with the deaf that wanted to take these online classes.

Very difficult for six of our video relay providers
to agree on something, but they all did – as far as
fighting the FCC rates is concerned. They have
asked the FCC to hold on the rates. Will FCC hold
these rates?

VisiTalks to help the deaf in Bulgaria? This is what
inventors Igor and Vlad Dudnyk are hoping. They
developed a video call system that will directly
the deaf with the hearing with no middle person
in between.

Deafinitely Theatre is a British deaf-owned theatrical
company. A newspaper story said the reason this
group has a hard time getting theatrical contracts
is because of competition with other disability
theatrical groups.

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36th World’s Largest Silent Weekend/Interpreter Conference
Orlando, Florida
June 25-28, 2015

For the past several years, this deaf-owned venue has drawn 400 to
500 participants from all over the country.   With nationally
recognized presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Trix Bruce,
Wink Smith, Dr. Adan Penilla (author of Signing for Dummies), Daniel
Burch (former RID President), etc you can choose from 70 workshops,
most offering CEUs for interpreters.

We even have classes for those knowing no signs whatsoever (at just
$100) plus many classes for beginning and intermediate ASL students.
This no-talking venue is at the Florida Hotel adjacent to the
Florida Mall  (free parking, free internet, resort fees waived) where
you can get complete meals at the huge food court beginning at $4.99.

Compare this with other conference venues with expensive hotel
meals.   Our registration price includes a huge program book with all
handouts attached and is hundreds of dollars lower than many other
handouts attached and is hundreds of dollars lower than many other
venues.

Registration and information can be found at:
http://FloridaSilentWeekend.com

or http://DrSign.com

Please mention DeafDigest when registering. Plan ahead also for our 2016
venue which will be June 23-26 with online registration opening this Fall.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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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LOCAL SIGN LANGUAGES DYING
Are local sign languages dying? In the past we can
travel across USA – New York to Chicago to St Louis to
Los Angeles and we see many local sign languages.
Times have changed; local sign languages are
disappearing, not just in USA but also in England
where British Sign Language is used a lot.

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

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few things about the deaf that many hearing people are not aware of

http://deafdigest.com/few-things-about-deaf-that-hearing-not-aware-of/

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GESTURING A LOT IN A METRO TRAIN
Three people were gesturing a lot with each other
while riding on the Metro train.
A deaf man saw the whole thing and thought they
were deaf. He walked towards them and realized
they were not deaf. They were just gesticulating,
with hands flying all over.
It looked like Madrid, Spain where many people
gesture while they communicate.
It is fascinating but the deaf person must make
sure they are hearing, not deaf!

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

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Field School in Deaf Geographies

what is it all about?

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Needing to keep up with the hearing teenage lingo.

Lingo come and go, and 25-year old interpreters would
have a hard time keeping up with the lingo of 15-year
old hearing teenagers, never mind that these interpreters
had their own hearing teenage lingo which is badly out of
date!

Even deaf teens have their own sign lingo that the
interpreters have a hard time keeping up with!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because it is very important that all caption viewers become
advocates for better quality captioning, it is also important for us
to understand what kinds of errors are made in realtime captioning.
Sometimes people do not understand how a captioner could have made an
error because what came up on the screen seems to be totally
different from what was said. They think that the captioner might
have misunderstood or misheard what was said. Sometimes they think
that the captioner is not very smart.

That may not be the case. What may have happened was a small
fingering error by the captioner, and that turned one word into
something totally different.

Because the steno keyboard is very different from a computer or
typewriter keyboard and because captioners are writing whole words
and phrases at the same time, the “typos” that a captioner makes look
very different from typos on a traditional QWERTY keyboard.
If a captioner slips with one finger, it may not just change one
letter in a word, but it can totally change the word into another
word.

Here is an example of a fingering error.

A captioner may have intended to write:

– “We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial collapse.”

However, because of a slight misfingering error where the captioner
moved his or her right middle finger down slightly, it was
transcribed as:

– “We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial clans.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

not always being up to date with the new buzzwords.

(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, go to the bottom of the Gold section

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DeafLaw

Three judges in Indiana’s Dearborn County refused to
provide interpreters for a deaf man who attended
his mother’s court case. The judges said he did not
need an interpreter since it was his mother, not
him that was in trouble. The Federal court disagreed
and ordered these three judges to face jury trial
on grounds of ADA violations.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If NTID student Seth Terkhorn would skip a class,
it would be for a good, lifesaving, reason!
He is a volunteer firefighter cadet with the
West Brighton Fire Department.
He joined the department last September and he
already fits in with his firefighting peers.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Deaf rock star Sean Forbes, himself a NTID graduate,
was praised in Detroit’s business newspaper for
basing his Deaf Professional Arts Network headquarters
in the city, helping the city economy a bit.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

it happens too many times, that in the past years
a few schools for the deaf have been closed up for
a variety of reasons. Big question is – what to do
with the school campus, and you will leave legislators,
business people, civic leaders arguing for years!

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

A Silent Scream

by Betty Sullivan

a deaf child sees a crime, which becomes an ordeal for him

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Human Resources Specialist, Part-Time –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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
Student Life Director
Missouri School for the Deaf
Fulton, MO

The Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, MO is accepting applications
for the position of Student Life Director. This is a 12-month exempt
position responsible for the administration of the residential and
transportation components of the school. This position is the highest
administrator level position in the Student Life Department. A Master’s
Degree in Education of the Deaf, Social Work, Counseling, Child/Student
Development or a related field plus at least three (3) years of
supervisory experience is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in Education of
the Deaf, Social Work, Counseling, Child/Student Development or a related
field plus at least five (5) years of successful administrative or
supervisory experience will be considered. Successful experience as an
administrator of a program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in a
residential is school preferred. Salary is $42,952 annually plus State of
Missouri benefits package. Complete a Departmental application online at

http://dese.mo.gov/financial-admin-services/human-resources/application-process

Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received
online.

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position openings
Two BSW Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Department of Social Work
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(Instructor or Assistant Professor Rank)

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

General Information:  The Department of Social Work has graduate (MSW) and
undergraduate (BSW) programs, both accredited by the Council on Social
Work Education (CSWE).  The BSW program has approximately 50 majors
enrolled annually who represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, learning
styles, and educational experiences.  The overwhelming majority of the
undergraduates are deaf or hard of hearing.  The position is contingent
upon funding.

Responsibilities:  There are two available positions.  Both are full time,
nine-month, tenure track BA Social Work faculty positions.  Under our
current department model, incumbents will be responsible for oversight and
instruction of the micro and macro practice sequences in the curriculum.
Incumbents will be responsible for infusing research-based content and
multicultural content into practice courses at all levels to reflect
evidenced based practice.  Incumbents are responsible for ongoing course
development for both on campus and distance education, for assessment
purposes for the Office of Academic Quality and CSWE reaffirmation and
other compliance-related activities, advising students, service to the
department, university, and community; and, involvement in scholarly and
professional activities. The instructor rank requires an MSW and the
assistant professor rank requires a Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications:
1.      Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program
with three (3) years post-MSW social work practice experience.  If an
incumbent does not have a completed Ph.D., (s)he will be expected to
complete a doctoral program prior to all tenure and promotion actions; a
plan for obtaining a Ph.D. should be addressed in the application.
2.      Candidates must provide evidence of teaching ability (e.g., higher
education courses, professional workshops, presentations, online
teaching).
3.      Candidates must have experience working with linguistic and
culturally diverse Deaf communities.
4.      Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable;
if not already proficient a new faculty member must develop proficiency in
ASL in accordance with Gallaudet University guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:
.       Current, valid Master-level social work licensure or
license-eligible (for the micro-practice position, a license is required
within 1 year of appointment).
.       Expertise in teaching a diverse student population, including Deaf
and hard of hearing students with various learning styles and learning
needs.
.       Experience in active social work research and record of scholarly
activities (e.g., publications, presentations, program assessments and
evaluations, grant-writing activities).
Application: The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, April
26, 2015.

Please submit an application package via email containing the following:
1)      A cover letter of application specific to this position.  In your
application include a summary list succinctly explaining the depth of your
experiences in meeting each of the minimum and preferred qualifications
and job description criteria.
2)      Curriculum vita or resume
3)      One sample of a scholarly work
4)      Three letters of professional reference sent via email to the
Search Committee Chair, Dr. Barbara White, from the individuals serving as
references.  The Chair of the search committee may contact your references
directly.

Email the complete package electronically to Dr. Barbara White, Chair of
the Search Committee, at mailto:Barbara.White@gallaudet.edu with the
subject “BSW Practice Faculty Application..

Review of applications begins immediately after closing date. Position
begins August 16, 2015.

Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer
and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to
apply for open positions.  Per faculty guidelines, Gallaudet University
has expectations for American Sign Language fluency and base personnel
actions on achieving proficiency.  Any faculty who scores below 3 must
take the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) every year
until a 3 or better is achieved; individual departments may establish
higher criteria for ASL proficiency.  Beginning in August 2016, all
faculty actions for promotion and merit increase decisions will be based
upon ASL fluency and classroom discourse competence (Gallaudet Policy
6.8.6).

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Many wonderful job opportunities
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Many wonderful job opportunities are available at The
Learning Center for the Deaf.

Please visit http://www.tlcdeaf.org for full details
and how to apply.

– Licensed Teachers of the Deaf
– Staff Interpreters
– Occupational Therapist
– Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Walden School Clinical Director
– Walden School Family Partner
– Walden School ILS Specialist
– Day, Residential & Overnight Child Care Workers
– Staff Nurse
– Wraparound Family Partner
– Daycare Teachers (Full-time & Part-time)
– Daycare Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Coaches

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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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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
The Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

District Wide
Vacancy 2015-2016 school year
starting beginning of next school year

Salary Range: $39,284-$77,038 based on experience and degree status

The Nashua School District is seeking a Teacher of the Deaf, working under
the supervision of Special Education Program administrator, will provide
quality education to deaf and hard of hearing students, preschools through
high school age; through a commitment to team participation in planning
and implementation of student programs; communication and social skills
development; interagency cooperation, and a strong parent-teacher-student
linkage.

Teaching applicants must be NH certified or eligible as a Deaf and Hearing
Disability Teacher.  We are seeking applicants proficient in sign
language.  Experience with deaf and/or hard of hearing students in a
school setting is preferred.

Applicants should apply online at:
http://www.nashua.edu and include your cover  letter, resume, three
letters of recommendation, copies of official transcripts and certification.
This position will remain open until filled.

EOE

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position vacancies
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA & Charles City, IA

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

ISD is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following
positions:

•         Teacher of the Deaf (at the Northeast Regional Academy in
Charles City, Iowa)

•         Teacher of the Deaf – secondary (Council Bluffs campus)

•         Assistant Principal (Council Bluffs campus)

Information on the application procedures and job announcements on
each of these positions, can be found at the “employment” link on our
website: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Or contact Human Resources at mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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career announcement
Program Director II – Client Services
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

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

Status                  Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Supervises the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring
programs which provide the following services to New Mexicans who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities:  case management/service coordination, advocacy, emergency
support, tutoring, job development and placement, skills training, 1:1
support services, access technology, etc.  Assures that programs comply
with contractual requirements of funding sources.  Plans, develops, and
conducts professional development trainings to ensure high quality service
delivery and compliance with established Agency policies and procedures.
Conducts community outreach and training activities which promote
awareness of services as well as local capacity.  Assists in program
budget development. Position may from time to time be stressful and
require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as
assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Oversees the daily operations of the Vocational, the Deafblind and
Special Services, Tutoring programs which provides case management/service
coordination, advocacy, job development/placement, tutoring, vocational
skills, job coaching, Support Service Provider/Community Intervener
services, technology, and other services to eligible clients who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities
.       Monitors both programs to assure the delivery of high quality
services and contractual requirements of funding entities
.       Works with staff and prepares monthly reports required by
contracts which fund the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and
Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the billing for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the developing of administrative and operational
policies and procedures for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs
.       Supervises the programs. staff (e.g., Program Coordinators,
Vocational Personnel, Schedules, Support Service Providers/Community
Interveners, Tutors/Learning Specialists, etc.) to assure that the
quantity (i.e., billable unit counts) and quality  of work meets
contractual requirements as well as SCS standards of service delivery
.       Monitors and manages work/caseloads of the staff in all programs
to ensure quality of services and the meeting of any contractual
requirements
.       Plans, coordinates, and/or conducts personnel development
trainings so that direct service staff in all programs are knowledgeable
of effective practices in deafness, hearing loss, deafblindness,
vocational programming, driving vehicles, as well as CCS./SCS. policies
and procedures, and other content areas to ensure high quality services as
well as compliance with Federal, New Mexico, and local laws and agency
policies and procedures.
.       Has responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating,
providing constructive performance feedback and separating for the staffs
in those programs
.       Recommends adjustments in staffing patterns for the programs in
response to clients and contractual needs.
.       Develops and implements, with staff assistance, a single, central
system that manages referrals to CODP-NM as well as the coordination of
client services for all three programs (which includes intake and
assessment (which should include both ecological assessments and true
person centered planning) development and implementation of service plans
(which includes staffing, regular/periodic review of plan implementation,
etc) for clients receiving services from the Vocational, Deafblind and
Special Services, and/or Tutoring/Learning Specialist programs.
.       Oversees the management of the client services process.
.       Conducts intakes, assessments, and other components of the client
services process.
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to identify
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including those
with significant disabilities . who would be eligible for services from
COPD
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to develop
supports as well as social and educational opportunities in the community
for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including
those with significant disabilities
.       Provides advocacy for clients for services and supports provided
by federal, state, and local agencies and organizations as needed
.       Assists Agency Director in the developing of budgets for the
programs
.       Assists Agency Director in the planning of agency wide staff
development trainings
.       Participates in the Agency’s Administrative team
.       Provides supervision to interns/practicum students in bachelor and
graduate programs
.       Attends meetings of stakeholder groups and agencies (e.g., the New
Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and various consumer
organizations) as needed/required
.       Collaborates with the Agency’s Administrative Team, the Agency’s
Advisory Board, and funding sources to foster the enhancement and growth
of the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs
to meet the needs of New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or
deafblind
.       Assists the Agency Director in securing funding for direct
services to New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or/deafblind
.       Plans and conducts outreach activities, as required by contractual
obligations, to promote services and supports for New Mexican who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
.       Plans and conducts trainings and workshops in the community to
increase awareness of services and to increase local capacity to identify
and serve New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind
.       Conducts site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for
compliance
.       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 Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or
related field
.       American Sign Language Fluency
.       3 years of supervisory experience
.       5 years. experience in providing vocational services to
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind; OR 5 years.
experience in providing education and/or rehabilitation services to
individuals who are deafblind or deaf with significant disabilities; OR 5
years. experience in working with individuals who are deaf, hard of
hearing, and/or deafblind in a counseling capacity
.       Ability to plan and conduct outcome oriented trainings and
presentations
.       Ability to produce clearly written reports and other written
communication in English (emails, training materials, promotional
materials, memos, employee performance evaluations, etc.)
.       Pass drug screening
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Obtain a New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and Motor
Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities
and/or rehabilitation skills training (e.g., activities of daily living,
technology, orientation and mobility, communication, low vision, etc.)
.       Fluency in Spanish
.       Fluency of Braille
.       Experience in using other communication modes (i.e., other than
ASL and/or Braille) used by individuals who are deafblind
.       Experience working with individuals with developmental
disabilities

Salary  $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience

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

How to Apply    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

520-623-0344

Fax resume and cover letter . 520-770-8505

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

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

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 7068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-clinical-director/

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for information on how to apply

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open positions
Walden School for the Deaf
positions in Framingham, MA & Springfield, MA

Walden School ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Walden School Staff Nurse
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-staff-nurse/

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator (Springfield, MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-intensive-care-coordinator-springfield/

Wraparound Family Partner (Springfield, MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-intensive-care-coordinator-springfield/

If you are interested in applying please submit a complete
application packet to mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

The application packet should include a cover letter,
resume, and application:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org/uploaded/Human_Resources/EMP.APPLICATION.pdf

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position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

SOCIAL WORKER/CLINICIAN (LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
records
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to
mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Position Opening
Supervisor
Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Anchorage, Alaska

Position Description: The ASSDHH Supervisor is responsible for the
administration and oversight of the Alaska State School for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing (ASSDHH) from preschool through the high school
grades. The Supervisor is also responsible for the direct supervision
and evaluation of various ASSDHH special education staff and related
services providers. This position will research, develop and implement
curriculum and programs related to Deaf Education, as well as collaborate
with the school principal in the hiring, assignment and evaluation of
certificated and classified special education/related services (ASSDHH) staff.

Job Requirements:
Valid Alaska Type B administrative certificate

Minimum 3 years administrative experience

Minimum 5 years experience in deaf education

Bachelors or Master’s degree in Deaf Education or certificate endorsement
in Deaf Education

Fluency in English and American Sign Language demonstrated by the Advanced
level or above on the ASLPI or comparable sign language assessment.

Salary/Benefits:  This is an Exempt position, and is not represented by any
Anchorage School District union.  Number of workdays is 230.
Salary is $84,000 – $89,000 depending on related education and experience.
Participates in the Alaska Teachers Retirement System (TRS)  Employees and
their families receive health and life insurance, including dental and
vision plans.

Details at http://www.asdk12.org/benefits/

Contact Person:  Tracy Pifer (907)-742-4243 or (907) 268-2041
(VideoPhone);  mailto:Pifer_Tracy@asdk12.org

Apply Online:  http://www.asdk12.org/employment/certificated/

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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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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DeafDigest – 10 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 10, 2015

 

— sports and captions

You follow your favorite sports team on the web and at the
stadium. Are you getting your captions? Many sports teams
do not provide 100 percent captions. You want to know
what the players are saying about the game they just
played – but it is useless if their comments are not
captioned. The Portland Trail Blazers (NBA – basketball)
won many praises for making “everything” captioned for
their deaf fans. You name it, and it is captioned.

 
— cell phone frustrations

In some European and Asian nations (examples – Sweden
and Japan), deaf people can send videos to each other.
Not always that way in USA. Efforts to send full
videos are often blocked or slowed down by some
telephone companies and some internet service
providers. Is there a way around to fix the
slow American problem? A group of engineers from
University of Washington is looking for a better
way.

 
— confessions of hearing Survivor participants

Deaf Survivor participant Nina Poersch was
popular with the audience but not popular with the
Survivor participants. One said it was a surprise
that Nina got emotional over “nothing” when she
wasn’t invited to go swimming with them. They
didn’t invite her, uncomfortable with her deafness,
her unfriendly behavior and the big age difference.
Another one said voting her out was a mistake because
they were stuck with a man, that they all didn’t like.
Another one was sorry for giving Nina a dirty look.

 
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DeafDigest – 09 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 9, 2015

 

— an amazing thing about Dummy Hoy many didn’t know

We all know that Dummy Hoy was a successful major league
baseball player. He played baseball at Ohio School for
the Deaf before becoming a professional ball player.
What was so amazing about this story? He was not the
only professional baseball player to come from
his deaf school. Coach Parley Pratt sent six other
deaf players to professional baseball!

 
— deaf chef vs hearing chefs in a cooking competition

The Cambridge University Culinary Competition took place
recently in England. It is an annual event, which started
in 1961, a big one that all chefs look forward to.
Few days ago Jenny Young, who is deaf, and never competed
against professonal chefs, won this event. As part of
her meal, she prepared roast chicken breast, fondant potatoes,
pea puree, pancetta and pea fricassee, sautéed baby onions,
and Madera jus. The judges loved it and voted her the best.
Hopefully soon, she will become a Celebrity Chef on these
TV food shows.

 
— Ford to challenge Uber and Lyft

DeafDigest has mentioned that private cab companies
are hiring deaf drivers. It was learned that Ford is
entering the private cab business, challenging
Uber and Lyft. The big question is – will Ford hire
deaf drivers?

 

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DeafDigest – 08 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 8, 2015

 
— a reason why a relay center has closed in Virginia

AT&T will close its telecommunications relay center
in Virginia on August 1st. Why? More deaf people
use video relay, smart phones, tablets, texts,
and apps, and they use relay center less and less.
Is it scary or not? Don’t know.

 

 

— confusing interpreter bills in Idaho

Idaho legislators need to get their act together
as far as interpreters are concerned. There is
a bill that would not allow the deaf to use
a family member as an interpreter for free; they
would be breaking the law if they did. Also
another bill to set up an interpreter licensing
board – with a $1,000 fee for interpreters
taking a state exam plus another $1,000
for them to get an interpreting license.
Will the $2,000 total fee scare away
interpreters in school systems that pay low
salaries? Probably so.

 
— two Gallaudet Schools for the Deaf

Yesterday’s DeafDigest said that Senator Pat Roberts
mentioned Gallaudet School for the Deaf (in
Washington, DC). He was talking about playing in a
Congressional basketball game on the Gallaudet
campus. The real Gallaudet School for the Deaf
was in St Louis, Missouri. This school, after
teaching deaf kids for 83 years, closed for
good in 2010.

 

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DeafDigest – 07 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 7, 2015

 
— what is Gallaudet

What is Gallaudet? Is it Gallaudet University? Or is it
Gallaudet School for the Deaf? Pat Roberts is a long time
senator, since 1997, and before that, a Congressman, first
elected in 1980. Altogether, he has served a total of
35 years on the Hill. Anyway in a recent interview with
a reporter, he told a story that mentioned Gallaudet
School for the Deaf! He is from Kansas and did he
confuse Gallaudet with Kansas School for the Deaf?
Maybe he forgot, but Gallaudet was a front page newspaper
story twice for its two Presidential protests and that
Congress gives money to Gallaudet every year.

 

— Radio Shack thanks the deaf very much

Radio Shack was the king years ago. Not any more.
There are fewer Radio Shack stores nowadays as
compared to the past. But for now, Radio Shack
continues to survive. Radio Shack says one of its
best selling items is hearing aid batteries! This
is the reason why Radio Shack thanks the deaf.

 
— deaf not allowed to take medical school exams

We have quite a few deaf physicians and dentists.
And we have an organization of deaf medical
professionals:

http://deafdigest.com/association-of-deaf-medical-professionals/

Anyway, one state will not allow the deaf to take these
exams for admission into medical schools. The exam
instructons said:

deaf candidates are not allowed admission in these courses.

The state is Uttarakhand, which is in India, not in USA.

 

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DeafDigest – 06 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 6, 2015

 
— three Indiana judges in trouble over ADA

A deaf man wanted to attend the court session because
his hearing mother was a criminal defendant. He
asked for an interpreter. The first judge turned
him down; same as with the second and third
judge. They all said he is only in the court to
be with his mother. He then filed a lawsuit,
accusing the judges of not honoring ADA regulations.
The federal court agreed and these judges will
face a trial to see if they illegally discrimnated
against the deaf man.

 

 

— the World ASL Series of Poker

Many deaf people love to play poker and there have been
deaf poker tournaments over the years. The new such
tournament is the World ASL Series of Poker. This
tournament circuit, to be rotated from city to city
is owned by three deaf men of Texas- Jay Levine,
Matt Erickson and Dan Stoddard. The first tournament
will take place at a Mississippi casino in June.

 
— lipreading or sign language

Do we want to lipread or do we want to use sign language?
Well, in Tennessee, there is a new school – called
Lip Reading Academy. The owner is David Harrison, and
he said lipreading is best if one wants to function
in the hearing world.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 05 April 2015

DeafDigest Gold – April 5, 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Old Fogeys – Scientist’s Punishment
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-scientists-punishment/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/best-deaf-smoker-friends/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-dead-hearing-aid-battery/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-say-bad-things-about-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-party-with-groups/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Researchers from the School of Geosciences at
University of Sydney (Australia) is working
to establish an emergency warning system
for the deaf that live in Southeast Asia.

A group of educators of the deaf in Pakistan
is working on develop Pakistan Sign Language.

Deaf prisoners in Michigan have filed a lawsuit
against the state Department of Corrections.
Same old story – no interpreters, no TV
captions, etc.

Does USA Deaf Lottery exist? No, but there
is a scam going on trying to convince some deaf
people that it exists.

The Aspen Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(Colorado) is faced with a serious issue –
water pond must be built to protect its rights
to water. And it costs money.

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A DEAF PERSON WILL KNOW IF HEARING PERSON SAYS BAD THINGS
Happens too many times. A hearing person, thinking a
deaf person cannot read lips, will say bad things about
him in front of him, while talking to another hearing person.
And this hearing person is shocked when the deaf person
tells him to stop saying bad things.
How did deaf person know? Some lipreading; some gestures;
some body language; some facial expressions – a bit of
everything@

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

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a deaf-owned restaurant in London has been added to
the list below

http://deafdigest.com/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

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INTERESTING PARTY BY A HEARING IMMIGRANT
A hearing immigrant, who is well liked in her new city,
invited a group of deaf people to her party. There were
many different groups, plus one deaf group, at the party.
It was interesting. Each hearing group did not mingle
with other groups. They just stayed with their own group
all night.
This shows that hearing people did not ignore the
deaf – because they ignored other hearing people, too!

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

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10 things hearing people don’t know about the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/ten-things-hearing-people-dont-know-about-deaf/

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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
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Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
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* 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
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Our dental offices are located in College Park,
MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

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

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

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:
You are stopped by the police on some driving infraction.
You sit in your car – the police officer does not come near you –
but shouts at you from behind for you to step out of the car. Because
you are deaf and because the police officer never approached you face
to face, you are arrested for insubordination!
It happens anywhere in USA and could happen to any of us – even
to the most law abiding in all of us.

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

waiters confused about the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusedwaiters/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired (GACHI)
http://deafdigest.com/georgia-council-for-the-hearing-impaired/

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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Deaf Book of the Week

Dare to Climb the Pinnacle

book is about a Chinese deaf man struggling with his deafness.

Written by Jung Wah Lee; published by SUCCESS, year 2004

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-dare-to-climb-the-pinnacle/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— racehorse trainers

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why making deaf relay calls while overseas are not
allowed by the FCC?

A. Fear that relay operators cannot tell the difference
between a legitimate relay call and a call made by
fraudsters.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Wanting to attend events but:

Are some people afraid to host DeafBlind events?

Do dollar signs or staffing complexities leave people
hesitant to offer venues where DeafBlind people could gather?

Are there ways for Interpreter Training Programs and RID State
Chapters to be pro-active in supporting the DeafBlind community?

What about NAD State chapters?

Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!….I am not walking away mad…I am
“applauding” the next organizer of a DeafBlind event!

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 deaf can serve in the military, if they
want to

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DeafHistory:

Year 1900 – Gallaudet House opened in Poughkeepsie, NY.
It was a residential building for deaf residents.
It only lasted 10 years.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

8.8 percent

of deaf people that are unemployed
(age 16 and above)

source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor

editor’s note: stats is tricky so best to leave it as is

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Carly Amurao, junior, is a member of the rowing team at
University of Rhode Island

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Greg Gunderson, sprint car racer, South Dakota

waiting for the 2015 season to start next month

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DeafSports Library:

a deaf woman that participated in national AAU basketball
tournament

http://deafdigest.com/monica-kupka-deaf-aau-female-basketball-star/

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

* For more information, send E-mail to
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ADDED 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

*  Human Resources Specialist, Part-Time –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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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open positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus in Vancouver, Washington
announces the following openings for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

.       Classroom Teacher – Math/Science
.       School Counselor
.       Educational Audiologist

Requires: ASL, WA State Certification, Criminal Background Check
Salary Range: $40,820 – $67,739 based on school year assignment + benefits
package.

Recruitments are open until filled. Projected start date is August 24,
2015.

Learn more about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov
under official agency name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing
Loss”

School website: http://www.wsd.wa.gov

Questions? Contact mailto:human.resources@cdhl.wa.gov

EOE

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(revised posting)

Job opening
Programs Manager
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

FT position with benefits managing residential and community support
services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; Experience in
residential services, Medicaid waiver and developmental disabilities funding
agents; supervising and training staff and must be able to handle crisis
situations; familiarity with DDA regulations.  Responsible for reports,
scheduling staff and make quick sound decisions.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree preferred with 2-5 years experience in
Human Services with preference in residential support services.  Must have
excellent people, organizational and time management skills; professionally
build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, organized, a
problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills and
effectively delegate and follow up on assignments.  Must be willing to be on
call 24/7. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)  preferred. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business references
to mailto:dila@dila.org ; fax 410-543-4874; or mail to Deaf Independent Living
Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Only qualified
applicants will be considered.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job opening
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

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

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

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

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updated posting

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:

– Education Program Tech (newest addition)
– School Counselor
– Dormitory Teacher- Full time Middle School
– Part-time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher
– Paraprofessional 1 on 1- Temporary
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm
– Special Education Teacher

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

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-clinical-director/

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for information on how to apply

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position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

SOCIAL WORKER/CLINICIAN (LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
records
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to
mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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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/

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Open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
most jobs at Framingham, MA; some at Springfield, MA

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

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

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

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

Walden School Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-substitute-teacher/

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

Walden School Day CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-day-child-care-worker/

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

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

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/staff-interpreter-position-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

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

Classroom English Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-english-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-chemistry-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Math Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-math-teacher-licensed/

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

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

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-daycare-substitute-teacher/

Assistant Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Head Coach
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

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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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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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Argentinean delegate
Fabian Roberto Dotto. He departed us while arriving in Russia
for the Winter Deaflympics.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Alec Naiman, who
departed us. He had a zest for adventure – climbing
to the top of Mt Rainier and flying airplanes. His
real job was Associate Professor of ASL at Nassau
Community College. He, unfortunately, was involved
in a bad airplane crash enroute to Deaf Pilots
Association (DPA) conference in 2008. It left him
confined to a wheelchair. Despite not being able to fly
airplanes again, he continued to be supportive of DPA
goals and objectives.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to William and Judith
Schmidt, Youngstown, Ohio, that departed us because of
a tragic house fire. They were the pillars of the
Youngstown Deaf Community.

Top stories about the deaf:

There is talk in Staunton, VA about building a new public
high school on the land owned by Virginia School for the
Deaf and Blind. Many people are not too happy about it.

Obama has recognized John Tilak Ratnanather, a deaf man
at Johns Hopkins University for his work with deaf students
in high schools interested in science.

Researchers at the College of Brockport (NY) are
studying the barriers that deaf people deal when they
travel everywhere – airports, hotels, public transportation,
etc.

It never changes in South Africa. Two years ago deaf people
were angry about a fake interpreter. And now this – many
deaf people attended a disability summit only to have an
interpreter not show up. As a result, the event was
cancelled rather than to face the ire of the Deaf and the
Disabled Community.

Embezzlement has been suspected among the officials
of the Botswana Society for the Deaf. The funds
were supposed to be distributed for schools for
the deaf. Officials have been pointing fingers
at each other.

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36th World’s Largest Silent Weekend/Interpreter Conference
Orlando, Florida
June 25-28, 2015

For the past several years, this deaf-owned venue has drawn 400 to
500 participants from all over the country.   With nationally
recognized presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Trix Bruce,
Wink Smith, Dr. Adan Penilla (author of Signing for Dummies), Daniel
Burch (former RID President), etc you can choose from 70 workshops,
most offering CEUs for interpreters.

We even have classes for those knowing no signs whatsoever (at just
$100) plus many classes for beginning and intermediate ASL students.
This no-talking venue is at the Florida Hotel adjacent to the
Florida Mall  (free parking, free internet, resort fees waived) where
you can get complete meals at the huge food court beginning at $4.99.

Compare this with other conference venues with expensive hotel
meals.   Our registration price includes a huge program book with all
handouts attached and is hundreds of dollars lower than many other
handouts attached and is hundreds of dollars lower than many other
venues.

Registration and information can be found at:
http://FloridaSilentWeekend.com

or http://DrSign.com

Please mention DeafDigest when registering. Plan ahead also for our 2016
venue which will be June 23-26 with online registration opening this Fall.

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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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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
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TOO MANY DEAF ORGANIZATIONS
Do we have too many Deaf Organizations in USA? Deaf politics,
Deaf Sports, Deaf Religions, Deaf Ethnic Organizations, Deaf
Education, etc.
Very often there are important leaders in one Deaf Organization
that we don’t know about.
It was different in the past when deaf leaders were members
of several national organizations.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-too-many-organizations/

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2015 Deaf Musicians Conference

May 29-30, 2015

Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-musicians-conference/

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A DEAF PERSON HATES FAMILY EVENTS
A deaf person hates family events. They come to his house,
and they always turn off the captions, no matter if he is
watching TV.
They never ask him for permission to turn off the captions.
He loves his family but gets very angry about it.

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

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Questions for the deaf that want to become pilots

http://deafdigest.com/questions-for-deaf-that-want-to-be-pilots/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

The speaker says “I wear three hats – teacher, legislator
and family man”

Said the interpreter:

should I sign literally or should I translate into
something like “me, many jobs”?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When you are watching the output of a CART provider or a realtime
captioner, there may be times when something comes up on the screen
that makes no sense. Unfortunately, with technology, there is always
an opportunity for a glitch to take place.

One of the most difficult parts of the process for consumers is
figuring out what the problem is. Is it a problem with the equipment
of the television station or distributor? Is it a problem with a
telephone or Internet connection? Is it a problem with the equipment
of the captioner?

Even though you may not know exactly what the problem is, it is
important that you communicate with the people providing the services
to let them know that there is a problem.

There are times when people providing captioning services do not know
that there is a glitch in the system. If the people watching
captioning do not communicate with them, the people providing the
captioning think everything is fine and continue to do what they have
always done.

Unfortunately, there are also people who may know that there is some
sort of problem, but they may not want to spend the time or the money
to fix the problem. Again, it is extremely important that you
continue to communicate with them until the problem is fixed.

It can be very frustrating dealing with a situation like this, and it
might be tempting to just ignore it. The problem is that, if you
ignore it, the people providing the captioning think no one is
watching captioning, and they think that providing captioning is not
important.

It is very important that we all learn to be educated consumers and
advocate for quality captioning.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told – oh, you speak very well for a deaf person

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

Ian Deandrea-Lazarus, a deaf medical student at
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
has filed a lawsuit against the American Heart Association.
He says this association does not caption its on-line
videos and have refused to do so.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

One of nation’s most promising rodeo performers
on the pro rodeo circuit is a young deaf man, a senior
at Georgia School for the Deaf – Clint Thomas.
He recently finished runnerups at a regional
contest at Lake City, Florida in steer wrestling
and tie down roping. He will be competing again
at Bewman, Georgia and Conyers, Georgia this
month.
What is interesting is that Georgia is not
a hotbed of rodeo.

editor’s note – he still actively competing in
professional rodeo

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It was announced that the Broadway revival of
“The Miracle Worker” will close on April 4th.
This play portrays the growing up years of
Helen Keller. We will always remember the huge
protests by deaf actors when a hearing girl
was selected for the Helen Keller role.

Poetic justice? Well, no producers like to
lose $2.5 million, be it a deaf play or a
hearing play.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest does not want to mention the state involved,
but the story is true. The state, over the objections
of the deaf community, enacted a bill to establish
a state-wide referral center for parents that
wanted to know more about options in Deaf Education.

The deaf community was afraid the referrals would
bypass the deaf school and would steer parents
towards other educational options.

The law is still on the books, but the state has no
money to set up a full time referral center!

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The deaf in pleasure-reading books:

Not Guilty

by

Brian Grant

two teenagers, one deaf, one hearing, work together to investigate
an automobile accident

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best in the nation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

remove part time community advocate for riverside and dispatcher in LA

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Human Resources Specialist, Part-Time –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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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Many wonderful job opportunities
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Many wonderful job opportunities are available at The
Learning Center for the Deaf.

Please visit http://www.tlcdeaf.org for full details
and how to apply.

– Licensed Teachers of the Deaf
– Staff Interpreters
– Occupational Therapist
– Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Walden School Clinical Director
– Walden School Family Partner
– Walden School ILS Specialist
– Day, Residential & Overnight Child Care Workers
– Staff Nurse
– Wraparound Family Partner
– Daycare Teachers (Full-time & Part-time)
– Daycare Substitute Teachers and Assistants
– Coaches

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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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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
The Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

District Wide
Vacancy 2015-2016 school year
starting beginning of next school year

Salary Range: $39,284-$77,038 based on experience and degree status

The Nashua School District is seeking a Teacher of the Deaf, working under
the supervision of Special Education Program administrator, will provide
quality education to deaf and hard of hearing students, preschools through
high school age; through a commitment to team participation in planning
and implementation of student programs; communication and social skills
development; interagency cooperation, and a strong parent-teacher-student
linkage.

Teaching applicants must be NH certified or eligible as a Deaf and Hearing
Disability Teacher.  We are seeking applicants proficient in sign
language.  Experience with deaf and/or hard of hearing students in a
school setting is preferred.

Applicants should apply online at:
http://www.nashua.edu and include your cover  letter, resume, three
letters of recommendation, copies of official transcripts and certification.
This position will remain open until filled.

EOE

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position vacancies
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA & Charles City, IA

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

ISD is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following
positions:

•         Teacher of the Deaf (at the Northeast Regional Academy in
Charles City, Iowa)

•         Teacher of the Deaf – secondary (Council Bluffs campus)

•         Assistant Principal (Council Bluffs campus)

Information on the application procedures and job announcements on
each of these positions, can be found at the “employment” link on our
website: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

Or contact Human Resources at mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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career announcement
Program Director II – Client Services
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

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

Status                  Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Supervises the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring
programs which provide the following services to New Mexicans who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities:  case management/service coordination, advocacy, emergency
support, tutoring, job development and placement, skills training, 1:1
support services, access technology, etc.  Assures that programs comply
with contractual requirements of funding sources.  Plans, develops, and
conducts professional development trainings to ensure high quality service
delivery and compliance with established Agency policies and procedures.
Conducts community outreach and training activities which promote
awareness of services as well as local capacity.  Assists in program
budget development. Position may from time to time be stressful and
require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as
assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Oversees the daily operations of the Vocational, the Deafblind and
Special Services, Tutoring programs which provides case management/service
coordination, advocacy, job development/placement, tutoring, vocational
skills, job coaching, Support Service Provider/Community Intervener
services, technology, and other services to eligible clients who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities
.       Monitors both programs to assure the delivery of high quality
services and contractual requirements of funding entities
.       Works with staff and prepares monthly reports required by
contracts which fund the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and
Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the billing for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the developing of administrative and operational
policies and procedures for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs
.       Supervises the programs. staff (e.g., Program Coordinators,
Vocational Personnel, Schedules, Support Service Providers/Community
Interveners, Tutors/Learning Specialists, etc.) to assure that the
quantity (i.e., billable unit counts) and quality  of work meets
contractual requirements as well as SCS standards of service delivery
.       Monitors and manages work/caseloads of the staff in all programs
to ensure quality of services and the meeting of any contractual
requirements
.       Plans, coordinates, and/or conducts personnel development
trainings so that direct service staff in all programs are knowledgeable
of effective practices in deafness, hearing loss, deafblindness,
vocational programming, driving vehicles, as well as CCS./SCS. policies
and procedures, and other content areas to ensure high quality services as
well as compliance with Federal, New Mexico, and local laws and agency
policies and procedures.
.       Has responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating,
providing constructive performance feedback and separating for the staffs
in those programs
.       Recommends adjustments in staffing patterns for the programs in
response to clients and contractual needs.
.       Develops and implements, with staff assistance, a single, central
system that manages referrals to CODP-NM as well as the coordination of
client services for all three programs (which includes intake and
assessment (which should include both ecological assessments and true
person centered planning) development and implementation of service plans
(which includes staffing, regular/periodic review of plan implementation,
etc) for clients receiving services from the Vocational, Deafblind and
Special Services, and/or Tutoring/Learning Specialist programs.
.       Oversees the management of the client services process.
.       Conducts intakes, assessments, and other components of the client
services process.
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to identify
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including those
with significant disabilities . who would be eligible for services from
COPD
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to develop
supports as well as social and educational opportunities in the community
for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including
those with significant disabilities
.       Provides advocacy for clients for services and supports provided
by federal, state, and local agencies and organizations as needed
.       Assists Agency Director in the developing of budgets for the
programs
.       Assists Agency Director in the planning of agency wide staff
development trainings
.       Participates in the Agency’s Administrative team
.       Provides supervision to interns/practicum students in bachelor and
graduate programs
.       Attends meetings of stakeholder groups and agencies (e.g., the New
Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and various consumer
organizations) as needed/required
.       Collaborates with the Agency’s Administrative Team, the Agency’s
Advisory Board, and funding sources to foster the enhancement and growth
of the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs
to meet the needs of New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or
deafblind
.       Assists the Agency Director in securing funding for direct
services to New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or/deafblind
.       Plans and conducts outreach activities, as required by contractual
obligations, to promote services and supports for New Mexican who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
.       Plans and conducts trainings and workshops in the community to
increase awareness of services and to increase local capacity to identify
and serve New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind
.       Conducts site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for
compliance
.       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 Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or
related field
.       American Sign Language Fluency
.       3 years of supervisory experience
.       5 years. experience in providing vocational services to
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind; OR 5 years.
experience in providing education and/or rehabilitation services to
individuals who are deafblind or deaf with significant disabilities; OR 5
years. experience in working with individuals who are deaf, hard of
hearing, and/or deafblind in a counseling capacity
.       Ability to plan and conduct outcome oriented trainings and
presentations
.       Ability to produce clearly written reports and other written
communication in English (emails, training materials, promotional
materials, memos, employee performance evaluations, etc.)
.       Pass drug screening
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Obtain a New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and Motor
Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities
and/or rehabilitation skills training (e.g., activities of daily living,
technology, orientation and mobility, communication, low vision, etc.)
.       Fluency in Spanish
.       Fluency of Braille
.       Experience in using other communication modes (i.e., other than
ASL and/or Braille) used by individuals who are deafblind
.       Experience working with individuals with developmental
disabilities

Salary  $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience

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

How to Apply    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

520-623-0344

Fax resume and cover letter . 520-770-8505

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

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

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 7068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-clinical-director/

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for information on how to apply

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open positions
Walden School for the Deaf
positions in Framingham, MA & Springfield, MA

Walden School ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Walden School Staff Nurse
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-staff-nurse/

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator (Springfield, MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-intensive-care-coordinator-springfield/

Wraparound Family Partner (Springfield, MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-intensive-care-coordinator-springfield/

If you are interested in applying please submit a complete
application packet to mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

The application packet should include a cover letter,
resume, and application:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org/uploaded/Human_Resources/EMP.APPLICATION.pdf

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position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

SOCIAL WORKER/CLINICIAN (LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
records
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to
mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Position Opening
Supervisor
Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Anchorage, Alaska

Position Description: The ASSDHH Supervisor is responsible for the
administration and oversight of the Alaska State School for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing (ASSDHH) from preschool through the high school
grades. The Supervisor is also responsible for the direct supervision
and evaluation of various ASSDHH special education staff and related
services providers. This position will research, develop and implement
curriculum and programs related to Deaf Education, as well as collaborate
with the school principal in the hiring, assignment and evaluation of
certificated and classified special education/related services (ASSDHH) staff.

Job Requirements:
Valid Alaska Type B administrative certificate

Minimum 3 years administrative experience

Minimum 5 years experience in deaf education

Bachelors or Master’s degree in Deaf Education or certificate endorsement
in Deaf Education

Fluency in English and American Sign Language demonstrated by the Advanced
level or above on the ASLPI or comparable sign language assessment.

Salary/Benefits:  This is an Exempt position, and is not represented by any
Anchorage School District union.  Number of workdays is 230.
Salary is $84,000 – $89,000 depending on related education and experience.
Participates in the Alaska Teachers Retirement System (TRS)  Employees and
their families receive health and life insurance, including dental and
vision plans.

Details at http://www.asdk12.org/benefits/

Contact Person:  Tracy Pifer (907)-742-4243 or (907) 268-2041
(VideoPhone);  mailto:Pifer_Tracy@asdk12.org

Apply Online:  http://www.asdk12.org/employment/certificated/

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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
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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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. 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.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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DeafDigest – 05 April 2015

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DeafDigest – 03 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 3, 2015

— a special deaf attraction in Bologna, Italy

If you are touring Bologna, Italy and get thirsty,
you could stop at the Senza Nome. It is a bar
operated by the deaf. Deaf bartenders accept
orders by sign language or written notes, or
gestures. This bar is open to public – meaning
hearing people are welcome. Said a newspaper –
business is great.

 

— double deaf bad news

No one likes bad news, especially double deaf
bad news.

#1 bad news – A federal appeals court said that
ADA does not apply to Netflix because this
company is not a building, but an online
provider

#2 bad news – another federal appeals court
said ADA does not apply to eBay, same reason
as above

Judges continue to disagree on what ADA is
all about with captions and online access.
This is why we have Disability Law specialists.

 
— volunteers finally not permitted

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that Tennessee would
allow police officers to use volunteer interpreters
in deaf domestic cases. Deaf organizations screamed,
and the legislators backed off. Instead, police
must use approved interpreters.

 

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DeafDigest – 02 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 2, 2015

 
— a relay service rule many of us don’t know about

Many deaf people love to travel overseas. Some of them want
to use the relay while still overseas. You cannot, unless
you inform your relay service provider before you leave
USA. If you forget and then try to use the relay service,
they will not serve you until you arrive home. Will this
hated rule be changed? The FCC is being asked to change it.
Will they?

 

— a surprise role for Matt Hamill

Matt Hamill was supposed to fight last weekend. He
couldn’t because of illness. But he has become a
hero. Driving on a highway in Utica, NY, a wrong-way
car went past him. Thinking something was not right,
he turned around and chased the car, and forced it
to a stop. Door was locked so he used his fists to
break the glass to open it. Inside the car was a
mother and a baby. The mother was unconscious.
The cops came and said the mother was driving
under the influence of alcohol and drugs!

 
— deaf protecting wild animals

Wildlife refuges protect protect some wild animals
from hunters. At the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
in Wisconsin, the refuge manager is Lindsey Landowski.
She is deaf. Taking care of animals could be stressful,
and managers need to relax with something different.
How does she relax? By competing with other women in
roller derby!

 

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DeafDigest – 01 April 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 1, 2015

— a deaf film that is very funny

Want to watch a deaf film that is very funny? The movie
“La Famille Bélier” is a French film that is being shown
at the Alliance Française French Film Festival in Paris
next week. It is about the only hearing child, a 16-year
old girl, in an all-deaf family. The family owns a
dairy farm and the plot, according to critics, is
supposed to be funny. DeafDigest does not know if
the movie is subtitled in English or if the actors
are deaf or fake-deaf or if the family communicates
via sign language (real or fake) or if it is oral.
Also don’t know if it is a full length film or a
short film. Just have to find out.

 
— a deaf woman in a surprise business

Dogs bark. Dogs whine. Dogs cry. Dogs get angry
when their bones are stolen. Hearing dog owners
can hear. Deaf dog owners can’t hear. Well, could
a deaf person own a dog kennel? It was learned
that Mary Jo Gray, who is deaf, is the owner
of the Cornerstone Acres Luxury Boarding & Spa
in Holly, Michigan. Is she the only deaf owner
of a dog kennel? Don’t know. Is she the first
deaf person to own a dog kennel? Again, don’t
know – but DeafDigest is glad to see a deaf
person involved in the operations of a dog
kennel!

 
— a bill introduced to allow deaf to serve in Air Force

Could a deaf person serve in the military (Army, Navy,
Air Force, Marines)? Efforts by the deaf to serve
have been turned down in recent years. Rep. Mark Takano, D-CA
has introduced a bill to allow 15-20 young deaf people
to serve in the Air Force. This is interesting – why not
Army or Navy or Marines? Will this bill succeed? Almost
all bills die in the House of Representatives.

 

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