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DeafDigest – 31 May 2015

DeafDigest Gold – May 31, 2015

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

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Robot Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/comics/old-fogeys-robot-interpreter/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-loves-lawsuits/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bored-deaf-printers/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-banker-not-help-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-last-minute/

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introducing Deaf Man’s BBQ

6 different BBQ sauce flavors:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-man-bbq-sauce/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Dr Dana Suskind, a pediatric surgeon at the University of
Chicago, performed many implants on young deaf children.
Years later she followed up on her patients and discovered
there were CI successes and CI failures. She rationalized
that it is not the CI itself that was the reason, but
language development or the lack of it as the reason
for these successes and failures!

The FCC has selected NTID as a subcontractor with a
video provider to develop better video technology.

An interpreter created a sensation with her interpreting
of Eminem’s Lose Yourself song. Some felt she was making
it all up.

Stealing the show at the Deaf West Theatre’s premiere
Spring Awakening was the appearance of the mysterious
couple – Paris Jackson and her boyfriend Chester Castellaw.
Paris is the daughter of the late Michael Jackson.

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A DEAF BANKER COULDN’T HELP THE DEAF
We have a deaf man who owns a few small banks
in the Midwest. He is oral and knows no ASL.
He wants to help the deaf with their banking
needs. But he couldn’t. Why?
Because his board of directors showed no
interest in helping the deaf!
It is sad.

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

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Alexander Graham Bell versus Thomas A Edison
http://deafdigest.com/alexander-graham-bell-versus-thomas-edison/

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SAME OLD STORY – DEAF LAST MINUTE REQUEST
Always same old story with last minute requests
by the deaf.
In the past it was last minute requests for
interpreters.
Now – we are seeing last minute requests for
CART people that can do real time captions in
classrooms.
No matter – very hard to find interpreters
and CART people at the last minute. And if you
find them at last minute, it is very expensive!

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

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International Federation of Hard of Hearing People Congress

June 23-26, 2015

Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/2016-hlaa-deaf-ifhoh-congress/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

debate among deaf filmmakers

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaffilmmakers/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deafness Research Foundation

http://deafdigest.com/deafness-research-foundation/

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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

Deaf Canadians – an insight

by Martin M Goldstein

published 1990 by Cal/OK Printing Ltd.
Book portrays a selected group of Deaf Canadians
from all walks of life.

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-deaf-canadians-an-insight/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— Mac Apple store computer trainer

no dup no dup no dup no dup no dup

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. A deaf CEO of a big hearing company rarely
goes out of his office to meet up with the public.
Why?

A. Having an interpreter shadow him all the time
every day could be quite a hassle.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Brushing teeth

We must brush our teeth daily to maintain healthy teeth.

Applying toothpaste onto the toothbrush is getting
difficult for me.

So now I put my index finger parallel to the brush
of the toothbrush and then squeeze the paste onto
the brush.

Sometimes it fails and lands on my finger!

Now my teeth and finger are clean!

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 public needs to understand that our best
interpreters are not “rock stars” – they are the
best because they want to be the best interpreter
around!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1973 – The Vocational Rehabilitation Act
became the new law. As part Title V, it was to
eliminate discrimination against the deaf and
the disabled.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

32,000,000

millions of words missed by the age of 4 among
children that have not been implanted. Research
performed by University of Chicago researchers
came to that conclusion. Valid? Dunno!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Cason Sherrod, freshman, Texas A&M baseball

as a reliever, only pitched 3 games, totalling 3 innings
this season

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Hockey, women’s:
Meghan Agosta, National Canadian women’s hockey team

still active as member of national Canadian women’
hockey team and also professionally with
Montreal Stars of women’s hockey league

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DeafSports Library:

Gallaudet’s Elena Ciccarelli in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd

http://deafdigest.com/2015-elena-ciccarelli-gallaudet-3-sport-athlete/

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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employment opportunity
Distance Learning/Media Technology Specialist
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments. We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to
visit CSDB’s website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job
announcement for Distance Learning Media / Technology Specialist
(Principal Consultant) may be found in its entirety, including major
duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. This job
announcement is open until the position is filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION
This position reports to the Director of Outreach Programs, and is
responsible to provide support to students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing,
who are blind/low vision, or who have dual sensory needs and works with
the Distance Learning team to plan, develop, and disseminate information
related to the education of students in this population. This position is
also responsible to assist in providing training for staff in the use of
distance learning technology and to support the efforts of staff to
deliver training for parents and service providers in topics related to
the education of students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or
blind/visually impaired throughout but not limited to the state of
Colorado.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
. Bachelor’s or Master.s Degree in Educational / Media / Information
Technology, Education, or closely related field from an accredited college
or university, with specialization in Educational / Media Technology.
. Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator
license/endorsement (preferred) in the State of Colorado or must be able
to document successful experience in using technology/media to support
instructional services/distance learning.
. Three (3) years of professional technology experience; work
experience in the occupational field of Educational / Media Technology.
. Experience teaching / working with children/staff (in an
educational environment).
. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Intermediate
skill level, or applicants must be willing and able to achieve proficiency
at this level within a specified period of time as demonstrated through an
appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy.

Terms of Employment:
Full-Time (1.0 fte); scheduled to work 260 days (July through June).
Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract.
The base salary shall be based upon appropriate qualifications. Excellent
benefits.

Application Instructions: Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator
certification, if applicable. Contact information:

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

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

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for teh Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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employment opportunity
American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor/Consultant
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments. We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to
visit CSDB’s website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job
announcement for American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor (Consultant) may
be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under
Non-Classified employment. This job announcement is open until all
positions are filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION: These positions report to the Director of
Outreach Programs (or designee), and are responsible to provide support to
students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing and their hearing siblings,
parents, CSDB staff, and community members related to activities sponsored
by Outreach Programs that include or focus on the development of knowledge
of ASL and bilingual (ASL/English) education (through a distance learning
/ online delivery model).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in ASL / Linguistics, Teaching ASL,
Deaf Studies, Education or closely related field from an accredited
college or university, or documented work experience which provided an
equivalent knowledge base related to ASL instruction.
. Desired: hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure
in the State of Colorado, endorsed as a Special Education Specialist:
Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, or comparable endorsement.
. Desired: American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
Certification.
. Three (3) years. experience teaching / working with students (in
an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing and/or adults
in ASL learning environments.
. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Superior skill
level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according
to school policy.

Terms of Employment:
Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract.
The base salary shall be based upon appropriate qualifications. Excellent
benefits.

. ASL Instructor (Part-Time (0.5 fte); scheduled to work 20 hours
per week (July through June).
. Distance Learning ASL Instructor (Full-Time (0.75 fte); scheduled
to work 195 days during the academic year, as per established School
Calendar (August through June).

Application Instructions: Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, a copy of current educator
certification (if applicable), and a copy of ASLTA Certification (if
applicable). Contact information:

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

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

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for teh Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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updated posting

current/anticipated vacacnies for teh 2015-2016 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments. We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted
for current / anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the
2015-2016 school year, as follows:

. Current (known) vacancies:
o Preschool
o English / Language Arts (Secondary)
o Outreach Programs
o Transition Teacher / Employability Center . 2 vacancies

. Possible vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at .
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment. Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment: The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 195 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions: Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification. Contact information:

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

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

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for teh Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Teaching Specialist Position
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St Paul, MN

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology,
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the
area of American Sign Language.

Description: This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment,
100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime
teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student
performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with
individual students as needed. This position focuses on teaching American
Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that
include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%) Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching
courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705).
The individual appointed will prepare, revise and develop course content
and curriculum using technology, evaluate student performance, and meet
with individual students as needed.

Other Duties (10%) The individual appointed will complete professional
development assignments, participate in department and program meetings as
expected, and engage in all aspects of the ASL Program. In addition,
appointee will provide external support services/outreach and other duties
as assigned.

Responsibilities:
. Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate
level per Academic year.
. Prepare, revise and develop course content and curriculum using
technology
. Evaluate student performance
. Meet with individual students as needed
. Complete professional development assignments
. Participate in department and program meetings
. Provide external support services and outreach
. Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
. BA/BS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered
only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time
teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally and/or MasterASL Curriculum)
. American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) Certification
or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire.
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of professionals and
colleagues in a variety of environments in an open, honest and
professional manner to promote an effective instructional team.
. Extensive knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and
English.
. Extensive knowledge of Deaf culture.

Preferred qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
. MA/MS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, and Linguistics.
. Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum:
Levels 1-3.
. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Community organizations on
local, state and/or national levels.
. Experience in curriculum development and digital pedagogy.
. Knowledge of and ability to use various software programs for
teaching and research not limited to: PowerPoint Presentation, Keynote and
Final Cut Pro X.

Appointment Details: The person hired will be appointed to a full time
position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 31, 2015 through May
29, 2016.

Application Process: This position will remain open until filled, however
the search committee will review complete applications on June 26, 2015.
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at:

https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=300635&PostingSeq=1

or

http://tinyurl.com/mndto9m

Complete applications will consist of the following:
1. A letter of application
2. Curriculum vita
3. Official transcripts that substantiate degree
4. Three letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar
with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this
position
5. A 5-minute video introduction of applicant.
a. Criteria for the 5 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can
be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job
posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
background check.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital
status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender
orientation.

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position available
School Psychologist (10 month)
Lexington School/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Nature of Work: Conduct comprehensive psychological and psych-educational
evaluations of deaf students ranging in age from 3 to young adult.

Percentage: 100%

Qualifications:
. New York State certification as a School Psychologist required.
. Sign Language fluency required.
. National School Psychology Certification preferred
. Broad knowledge of testing practices with deaf person preferred.
. Knowledge of Spanish, written and verbal, preferred
. Strong interpersonal skills.
. Ability to write clear, concise reports.
. Knowledge of conducting Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and
developing Positive Behavioral Support Plans (PBS) preferred
Responsibilities:
. Perform intake, triennial and requested review evaluations.
. Represent School as a member of multidisciplinary team.
. Provide consultation to School departments and individual staff.

Available: September 1, 2015

Deadline: Until filled

To Apply:
mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax at 718-350-3332
(Please indicate School Psychologist in subject line)

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open position
Lecturer Open Rank: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks
applications for a fulltime Lecturer position in the Signed
Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses
in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or signed language
interpreting, and service.

The CCIE accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language
Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of
New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having
trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters
in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics.

The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional
approaches to the study of language, including corpus and
empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.

In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special
strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization,
and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications:
. Bachelor’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Experience in teaching ASL, Interpreting or related studies in a
university of college setting.
. Native or near-native ASL competence.
Preferred Qualifications:
. Master’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf, hard of hearing and
hearing communities
. Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well
as working with broadly diverse communities.
. Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
. Ability to assume administrative duties and to mentor lecturers and
parttime instructors as needed.
. ASLTA and/or RID certification.
. Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer
technology for signed language learning).
. Experience teaching in an interpreter training program.
. Education and/or research experience in ASL linguistics.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.

For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to
http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration: May 6, 2015

Closing Date: Open until filled
Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs
website:
https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0829693.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other protected class.

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position opening
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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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

varies within a team oriented environment.

competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and

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,

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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

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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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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 – 31 May 2015

DeafDigest Blue – May 31, 2015

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/bitter-deaf-man/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-hearing-no-pen/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant-both-friendly-unfriendly/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-network/

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introducing Deaf Man’s BBQ

6 different BBQ sauce flavors:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Finnish Association of the Deaf has been honored by the
Jodi Awards in UK for its innovative use of sign language
archives.

Music preventing hearing loss? A small study sample of about
160 adults revealed that musicians hear better than non-musicians.
Valid? Small samples are not always that valid.

Yet another new deaf cafe in Great Britain, this time
in the South Derbyshire area.

A group of deaf Mental Health First Aid instructors
were trained at the University of Missouri-St. Louis,
and they are certificated to of assistance to those in need.

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is opening
an outreach facility in Charleston.

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

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MEAL NUMBERS ON WALL MENU
Some fast food places are deaf-friendly. Some others
are not.
When a fast food place has a wall menu that says #1
for hamburger; #2 for cheeseburger, #3 for steak sandwich,
etc up to #10, then it is deaf-friendly. You can just
flash your fingers and point to the wall, and the
sandwich-maker will know it.
But numbers #11 and higher are not deaf-friendly.
Not easy for sandwich-maker to understand you if you
prefer menu #14. Will he understand you if you flash
10 fingers and then four fingers?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant-both-friendly-unfriendly/

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ANGRY ABOUT DEAF RELAY CALL HANG UPS BY THE HEARING?
We hate it when we use a relay service only to be hung up.
The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center is planning
to do something about it.

Their press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-relay-hang-up-survey/

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-hearing-no-pen/

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Gallaudet’s Elena Ciccarelli in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd

http://deafdigest.com/2015-elena-ciccarelli-gallaudet-3-sport-athlete/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having special education students being placed in a class
with the interpreter. Rationale was that –

having an interpreter in the classroom will slow down the
pace so that special education students would be able
to function better

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV shows,

there have been many individuals and organizations advocating for
captioning in movie theaters, at live political events, and on the

What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the

order to provide meaningful accessibility. If an organization says
that they caption their videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 60-70%,

We must educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and

is up to all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to
the companies and organizations providing captioning so that they
know where their captioning efforts are succeeding and where they are

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

Some deaf people have “perfect” speech, thus creating
doubt among hearing people of their own 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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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

There was a patent infringement lawsuit between
Cochlear and the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for
Scientific Research

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf Sarcasm. Hearing Sarcasm. Whats’ the difference?
Not really – all sarcastic remarks hurt just the same,
but both share a common thread. It is all just in
the brain.
This is according to a team of researchers at the
University of Haifa. The brain region detects hidden
meanings that lean towards sarcasm.
Well, detecting hidden English meaning or detecting
hidden ASL meaning – same thing!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

the Deaf vs State lawsuit trend continues.
The latest is the one in Georgia where a
mother, frustrated at lack of state
services for her deaf daughter, stepped up
to file a lawsuit.

It all began not too long time ago with a
Missouri lawsuit; since then a handful of
Deaf vs State lawsuits have surfaced, one
by one, practically on a weekly basis.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Child psychologists Betty Hart and Todd Risley
said that deaf children who not quickly implanted
upon birth have already missed hearing out on
32,000,000 words by the time they are of age 4.

Really or just fuzzy math? Many words are repeated,
and if the mother says “I love you” everyday, does
it count as three words or duplicated number of words?

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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

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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job opening announcement
Paraprofessional – Kindergarten
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY: Salary paid by the Blue Valley School District; and will be
commensurable with experience

SCHEDULE: Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

EMPLOYMENT DATE: Open until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide one-on-one instructional assistance to
individual student(s) and/or groups of students with disabilities under
the supervision of a certified special education professional. Creates,
adapts, or modifies classroom activities, assignments and/or materials
under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of
supporting and reinforcing student learning. Monitors individual in a
group setting for purpose of providing a safe and positive learning
environment. Implements, under the supervision of the supervising teacher,
behavioral plans for student with challenging behaviors. Collects and
records student data. Follows written work schedule, arriving and leaving
on time. Maintain appropriate communication with student, teachers,
parents and other professionals. Participate in activities designed to
increase knowledge and improve skills related to performance of
job-related responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ability to communicate effectively in American Sign
Language and English with student, staff, parents. Ability to work
cooperatively. Ability to correctly operate school machines, tools, and
equipment. High School diploma or GED. AA or higher degree or training
working with students preferred. ASL and English assessments will be
given at the time of interview.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Upon offer of employment, a background check will be
conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social &
Rehabilitation Services. Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate
must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

CONTACT: Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Office, 913/210-8113 v/tty,
E-Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org Fax: 913/621-2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Social Studies & Post High School Program
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY: Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule
depending upon professional background and experience.

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE: 181 School Days / 2015- 2016 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE: Immediate

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state
and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other
materials/tests deemed necessary. Perform work associated with student
instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials,
direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain
classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students
on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use
appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as
determined by the ASL/English evaluation. Complete and turn in to the
designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub
plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written
reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as
mandated by the State. Provide direct instruction to group of students
in High School and Post High School Program (PHSP), and conduct group &
individual job coaching, training, and counseling for students in the
PHSP.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for
Secondary and Hearing Impaired (1911); Education/Deaf/HH with emphasis in
Social Studies (7-12). Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of
Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract. (ASL and
writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are
required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of
Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services. Also a
Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of
employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled. Send resume and copies of all
college transcripts. For consideration request an official KSD
application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

CONTACT: Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Director; Phone: 913/210-8113
E-Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org Fax: 913/621-2310
Or Linda Thompson, HR Assistant 913/210-8114, email: mailto:lthompson@kssdb.org
or Tom Burdolski, HR Professional, 913/305-3004 , E-mail
mailto:tburdolski@kssdb.org
Fax 913/621/2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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career announcement – No 03-10-083
Interpreter Referral Specialist
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 Non-Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Responsible for community interpreter referral services for programs in
both Arizona and New Mexico. Processes interpreter requests, schedules
staff and contract interpreters, and confirms interpreting schedules.
Documents interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs
payroll/billing data for processing. Assists in negotiating new
agreements and billing arrangements for interpreting services. Maintains
current and accurate information for contract interpreters, consumers and
billing actions. Position may from time to time be stressful and require
a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
. Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters matching interpreting skill level and experience
with the demands of the situation with consideration given to the
preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
. Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or organizations
. Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
. Assists supervisor with negotiating new agreements or billing
arrangements for interpreting services
. Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
. Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
. Provides internal and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
. Assists with community and emergency coverage, as schedule permits
. Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
. 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
. Associates or 2 years post-secondary education
. Natural or assisted hearing within the range necessary to clearly
understand voiced telephone transmissions
. Ability to type at least 50 wpm with minimal errors
. 1 year of experience in data entry, word processing and
spreadsheet applications
. Pass drug screening
. Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
. Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
. Bachelor’s in related field
. Additional years of directly related experience
. 1 year of customer service experience
. 2 years of experience in the field of interpreting
. State or National certification
. Fluency in American Sign Language

Salary $12.90 – $16.13 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:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: 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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career announcement – No 03-10-084
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 . mailto: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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career announcement – No 03-10-086
Interpreter/Interpreter Referral Specialist
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

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

Status Non Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services. Responsible for
agency community interpreter referral services. Processes interpreter
requests, schedules staff and contract interpreters, and confirms
interpreting schedules for all three cities in the Supercenter. Documents
interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs payroll/billing data
for processing. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a
high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
. Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and
Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings
including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
. Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
. Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
. Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
. Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
. Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
. Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters matching interpreting skill level and
experience with the demands of the situation with consideration given to
the preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
. Assists with after-hours coordination of Emergency Requests as
needed
. Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or organizations
. Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
. Prepares Estimates or Bids for services for various government and
private entities
. Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
. Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
. Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
. May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
. Graduate of an ITP or Associates Degree (directly related
experience may substitute for education requirements)
. Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
. 1 year of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
. Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
. Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and NM Motor
Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
. Bachelor’s degree in related field
. Customer service experience
. EIPA 3.5 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 3.5
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 3.6
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 3.7 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
. National Certification
. Completion of formal internship/mentee program
. Additional years of directly related experience
. 200 documented mentee hours

SALARY $12.90 – $16.13 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:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: 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 1068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply
Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments. We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted
for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school
year, as follows:

. Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at:
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment. Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment: The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions: Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification. Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /

33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

Interviews will be conducted on-site at the
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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.

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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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

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:

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.

one year of experience in administration in the human services

management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Rehabilitation Counselor

supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

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

a plus!

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.

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;

a plus!

PAHrtners West

management position

administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership

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

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.

administrative and communication skills, both in person and in

communication modes and language levels.

Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

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’

and evening shifts.

advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

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.

advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

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.

administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and

American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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DeafDigest – 31 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 31, 2015 morning

— deaf is part of a small town’s rich history

Beckley is a small town in West Virginia, of some 17,700 people.
Before this town was formally established, it had a role in the
Civil War. Very possibly a deaf family was involved with the
Civil War because they all had to protect their homes. One
of the deaf family’s descendants was Edna Truax, 76. She is
not deaf but there is deafness in her family bloodline. She
said that deaf people in the town did not talk too much about
the town history. What they didn’t say has frustrated
Beckley’s historians!

— deaf baby stolen, true or false

It was a big story few weeks ago when Zella Jackson Price,
not deaf, claimed that her deaf baby was stolen immediately
from a St Louis hospital immediately she was born. Upset
county officials researched and said this story is false.
The mother, with her attorney, insists that the story
is true – claiming it was the county officials that
changed the birth records to make it look correct.
Who is telling the truth?

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DeafDigest – 31 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 30 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 30, 2015 morning

 

— a deaf athlete in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd

do look at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-elena-ciccarelli-gallaudet-3-sport-athlete/

 

 

— a big twist in Deaf Money Donations

Few days ago DeafDigest mentioned that Ed Bosson, who championed
the concept of the video relay service, lost his home in
the Texas floods. His friends rallied to his cause, giving
money so he and his family could rebuild their lives. Deaf
Activists have complained that people donate money to
Bosson because he is white, whereas a deaf woman, Sabrina
Blount, who is black, survived a horrific crime but money
donations to her cause was meager. The twist – Bosson has
appealed for his friends to donate money to her, not to him!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 30 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 29 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 29, 2015

 

— angry about deaf relay call hang ups by the hearing

We hate it when we use a relay service only to be hung up.
The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center is planning
to do something about it.

Their press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-relay-hang-up-survey/

 

 

— Sports Illustrated honors a Gallaudet athlete

Elena Ciccarelli, a recent graduate of Gallaudet University played
three sports for four seasons (soccer, basketball and softball).
She is the only Gallaudet athlete with this such 3-sport, 4-season
feat. She is being featured in this week’s Sports Illustrated
Faces in the Crowd.

 

 

— District of Columbia Cartoon/Animation headquarters at Gallaudet

Pigmental Studios, which develops cartoons and animation for film,
television, gaming, commercials and the web, will be setting up
its headquarters on the Gallaudet campus! It was made possible by
agreement with DC government, Pigmental officials and Gallaudet.
This studio is expected to employ 20 to 40 local people, hopefully
some of them deaf. Gallaudet was selected over several other cities
that wanted the studio! Where on the Gallaudet campus – same corner
spot where Stevens Chevrolet dealership was located (and which
had a deaf auto salesman!)

just take a look at:
http://deafdigest.com/animation-studio-headquarters-on-gallaudet-campus/

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 29, 2015 morning

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— we have a new deaf rapper

Lal Daggy is a new rapper who is deaf. A story today said
he is quickly rising in the music industry. His performance
is unusual in that he does not use his voice. Instead he
uses face, hands, arms and body while synching with the
background music. The audience fell in love with his
performances. Not much is known of him, though, except
that he is 24 years old.

 
— deaf drivers with Uber

Uber has deaf drivers. This company has developed
a new app to help deaf drivers navigate the roads,
pick up and drop off passengers. It was the deaf
drivers that told Uber what they wanted in the new
app – and Uber listened to them. But is there
an irony – Uber has been accused of discriminating
against disabled passengers. There are several
law suits for that reason!

 
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DeafDigest – 28 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 28, 2015

 
— a blog that misses the needs of the deaf

There is a blog that DeafDigest editor found out today –
TheDisabledFoodie.com – it covers restaurants in
New York City that is disabled-friendly or disabled-
unfriendly? Deaf? This blog addresses the needs of
hard of hearing, but makes no mention of the deaf!
Contact was made with the blog editor. His response
was this –

My goal is to learn more about other disabilities
so I can include those things in my reviews.

 

 

— a deaf leader loses his home in the terrible Texas flood

Ed Bosson, the nation’s #1 advocate of Video Relay
Service, lost his home in the Blanco River flood in
Texas. The family was rescued by the firemen, but
the house was lost. Friends are now trying to raise
funds to replace the lost house.

 
— waking up to the smell of coffee

many of us wake up to the smell of the coffee,
coming from the kitchen. Is this the “alarm clock”
that we use? Well, a French company is making
alarm clocks that will wake up the deaf to the
smell of – not just coffee, but espresso, hot
croissant, sweet peach, strawberry candy, ginger
and pepper mint. Your choice – or the good
old fashioned bed vibrator or bed flasher!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 28 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 28, 2015 morning

 
— deaf voters in Canada are worried

The deaf voters in Canada are worried. There is
a possibility that televised political debates 
may not be captioned. The national elections
are coming up soon. Why? Reasons are vague!

 
— deaf users of iPhone must be careful

Many deaf people use iPhone. They must be careful.
It can crash if a deaf friend accidentally sends
text to another deaf friend with these strange
and crazy keyboard characters such as !@#$%^&, etc.
It is the same problem with hearing users of
the iPhone.

 

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DeafDigest – 27 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 27, 2015

 
— An angry debate at Canada’s House of Commons

We have read that a deaf child, whose mother
works in Canada, was not allowed in the
country because of her deafness. Immigration
said deafness is a “medical condition” that
the country does not want. Yesterday, the
House of Commons had an angry discussion over
this issue. A newspaper ran this headline:

New hope for deaf girl who wants to join mother in Canada

 
— The deaf in The Whispers, a TV thriller

A new TV series – The Whispers – will be aired
next week on the ABC network. FBI Special Agent
Claire Bennigan (Lily Rabe) is in charge of
investigating these mysteries. In one plot, a
deaf child is involved in an accident that
required FBI investigation. Again, not sure
if it is a real deaf child or a fake-deaf child!

 

— the Deaf Industry

Do we have a Deaf Industry that the Wall Street
takes seriously? CI’s, hearing aids, assistive
devices, etc? Well, today there was an announcement
that The Global Deaf Aid Industry Report 2015
is available to those that want to read this stuff.
It is the first that DeafDigest editor has heard
of it. The description of this report, however,
is extremely vague.

 

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DeafDigest – 27 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 27, 2015 morning

 
— Signed TV News a failure

Is Signed TV news important or not important to the deaf?
A company that surveys TV ratings said that Signed TV
news do not really help the station’s ratings in
Great Britain. Not really surprising because not
every deaf person knows sign language, and they
prefer subtitles.

 

 

— while waiting for the interpreter to arrive

Deaf patients admitted to the emergency room at
the Erie County Medical Center (NY) will see
doctors and nurses carrying their sign language
books. It is to communicate with deaf patients,
while waiting for the interpreter to arrive.
It may be important because first few minutes
can be critical to the patient’s well being,
and the medical people just cannot wait.

 
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DeafDigest – 26 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 26, 2015

 
— a confession of a deaf attorney

Robert Hunter is a deaf attorney in London. As a new
attorney 30 years ago, he was advised to specialize in
paperwork and documents and ignore courtroom lawsuits.
He refused because paperwork was boring and being
with people was fun. He faked his deafness, relying
on lipreading, and controlled the conversations.
The law firm didn’t know he was deaf. It was too
late because he was the law firm’s best attorney!
Would he do the same thing now if he was new?
He said no.

 

 

— a wrong person manages world’s best hotel

Roberto Wirth, who is deaf, and attended schools
in USA (American SD, Gallaudet and NTID) owns
one of the world’s best hotels in Rome – the
Hassler Roma Hotel. He has just written a book
that explains his deafness, a secret that not
too many people were aware of. He said while
growing up, the family considered him
“a wrong child”! He had to struggle for years
before finally becoming deaf (wrong) owner of
a luxury hotel popular with famous people.

A picture of his hotel, near Spanish Steps, is at:
http://deafdigest.com/hotel-hassler-rome-owned-by-dea/

A picture of him is at:
http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-hotel-owner/

 

 

— a surprise with a state commission for the deaf and HOH

Many states have their own commissions for the deaf
and the hard of hearing. What is a big surprise with
the Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing? This agency does not have a full time
interpreter! When interpreters are needed then
the deaf executive director is forced to find one
at the last minute. As a result there have been
cancellations of meetings and appointments. Why
no interpreter? The state is broke!

 

 
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DeafDigest – 26 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 26, 2015 morning

 
— good news for deaf TV viewers

It was just announced that “Switched at Birth” is coming
back again for its 5th season. The new series starts
on August 24th. This is good news because deaf viewers
wanted to know what will be happening because of so
much drama during the last show of the 4th season!

 
— a thin Deaf Smith

Many of us know that Deaf Smith, who was deaf, fought
in the Texas Revolution against Mexico and is considered
a hero. A county – Deaf Smith county – is named after
him. Was he skinny or strong? Don’t know but for the
TV series – Texas Rising, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan,
who is not deaf, had to lose 40 pounds so he could
look like Deaf Smith! Does Morgan’s role look so
fake? Yes.

 
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DeafDigest – 25 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 25, 2015

— ad says hearing aid is ugly

In Australia, there was a newspaper ad which said hearing
aid is ugly. There was a picture of a shrimp sitting behind
the ear. Guess who posted that ad? The Victoria Hearing
designed that ad! Because the public screamed, the hearing
aid agency took down the ad after showing it for two days.
Why that ad? To mock deaf people for not buying hearing aids.

 

— deaf motocross racer has won many trophies

Kyran Nicholas is deaf and is a motocross racer.
So far this year he has won 11 trophies. He is
from Saltash, England – and – is just 7 years old!
Said his parents:

A lot of kids can’t even ride push-bikes at the
age of seven and he’s been riding motorbikes since
he was two

His trick is to feel the vibrations during the
races.

 

— Paris government deaf-friendly for 30 days

Many deaf people live in Paris; they come from everywhere
in Europe. They have jobs and pay taxes and are
law-abiding citizens. But for years the city government
has not been deaf-friendly. But for 30 days, the
city council has agreed to subtitle their sessions,
plus an interpreter on screen – perfect for deaf that
only know sign language and for those that don’t use
signs! Will it continue beyond 30 days? Don’t know.

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DeafDigest – 25 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 25, 2015 morning

 
— a tremendous honor for Gallaudet, #1 in the nation

Gallaudet always has a thriving athletic program. And
while Gallaudet has never won a national championship in
any sport, it is ranked #1 in the nation among NCAA-III
colleges. The Social Media Index gave Gallaudet the top
honor. People from everywhere in USA follow Gallaudet
through likes/followers per University enrollment
(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). It is not surprising –
Gallaudet is a national university – same as West Point,
Navy and Air Force.

 
— a deaf trucker wins state’s #1 honor

Danny Radcliffe is a deaf trucker with Carlile
Transportation in Fairbanks, Alaska. He drives these
huge company trucks. And this year he is #1 in the
Alaska Trucking Association’s Truck Driving
Championships. He has been driving these trucks for
10 years. Big question – how was he able to drive
trucks while the Deaf Community had to fight the
US Department of Transportation to allow them to
drive trucks. Deaf have been driving trucks inside
the state; the DOT allows that, but would not allow
the deaf to drive across state lines! Weird laws?
Yes – but it is changing.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 May 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Interpreter bill
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-interpreter-bill/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-disappearing-attorneys/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-credit-card-click/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-loves-lawsuits/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bored-deaf-printers/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Yanetani Atsuko, a deaf woman, elected to the Akashi-shi Assembly
in Japan, has given her first speech. She was greeted warmly.
Interpreters followed her around.

Kentucky School for the Deaf is losing something that it had
for 28 years – a helipad. For years helicopters have taken
off to pick up patients for the Ephraim McDowell Regional
Medical Center. This helipad is being built on the hospital
premises. The move will not impact on the area medical needs.

FCC voted to have cable carriers make emergency messages
accessible to the deaf-blind.

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind will make
an announcement in June who their next superintendent
will be.

If funding is not restored by the Minnesota legislators,
then personnel at Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
may be laid off in July.

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A STRANGE DEAF HOBBY
A deaf person has a strange hobby. It is lawsuits.
This person loves to file lawsuits. He would file
lawsuits against his ex-best friends! Why? He feels that
if people do wrong with him, then the lawsuit is the
best way to make things even.
At one time he was involved in six separate lawsuits;
paying attorneys for each of these lawsuits.
Did these lawsuits make him a rich man? No!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-loves-lawsuits/

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Nobel Price winners that were deaf

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-nobel-prize-winners/

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FULL PAY FOR PLAYING CARDS AND DRINKING COFFEE
Years ago many deaf union printers worked for the Washington
Post newspaper. They were skilled printers that did a great
Job with the newspaper every day.
Times changed ~V during the late seventies; the newspaper
bought out some deaf printers. But there was still a group
of deaf printers at the Post that did not want to retire.
Technology made their jobs unnecessary but they could not
laid off as the union protected them. This went on for a
long time until the Post finally bought out all of them.
These lucky deaf men getting pay for doing nothing?
Well, they were very bored, just gossiping and playing
cards all day every day.

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

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Deaf Interpreter Conference updates

June 20-24, 2015

Minneapolis, MN

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

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

deaf not know hearing was unpopular
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unpopular/

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Deaf Book of the Week

Deaf Peddler

Confessions of an inside man

by Dennis S Buck

published 2000 by Gallaudet Press

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– hazmat handler

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it difficult for a deaf person to become
an immigrant in Canada?

A. Canada is afraid that if the deaf immigrant
is not able to earn a living, he will be a
burden on the society.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

As I mentioned last week, I was attending an Austine
School alumni event.

I didn’t find a ride home that evening after the show.

I stayed at a friend’s house.

A special guy drove me home.  He had to travel an additional
hour out of his way to get home.

Otherwise, I would have been stuck in Brattleboro, Vermont
until the 5:15 PM train!

Thank you, friend from way over the other side of the mountain!

In Vermont, “you cannot get there from here”
unless you have awesome friends and caring people around you!

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 government of Canada would stop thinking
that the deaf is a burden to society.

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DeafHistory:

During the 1300 BC

The Hittites, an empire in Turkey, employed the deaf in
their palaces and temples. Observers made notes saying
that the deaf communicated with each other with their
own sign language

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

70 percent

of the deaf in South Africa are unemployed, according to
a newspaper story

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Linfield – Abigail Heringer, fr, golf

was supposed to play golf this season, but is not
on the roster

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Joey Brozovich, kickboxer, Canada

see a picture of himself in action
http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-kick-boxer/

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DeafSports Library:

Dean Smith – world’s best deaf athlete
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*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

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anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted
for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school
year, as follows:

.       Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at:
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /
33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

interviews will be conducted on-site at

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Teaching Specialist Position
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
St Paul, MN

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology,
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the
area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment,
100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime
teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student
performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with
individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American
Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that
include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%) Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching
courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705).
The individual appointed will prepare, revise and develop course content
and curriculum using technology, evaluate student performance, and meet
with individual students as needed.

Other Duties (10%) The individual appointed will complete professional
development assignments, participate in department and program meetings as
expected, and engage in all aspects of the ASL Program.  In addition,
appointee will provide external support services/outreach and other duties
as assigned.

Responsibilities:
.       Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate
level per Academic year.
.       Prepare, revise and develop course content and curriculum using
technology
.       Evaluate student performance
.       Meet with individual students as needed
.       Complete professional development assignments
.       Participate in department and program meetings
.       Provide external support services and outreach
.       Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
.       BA/BS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered
only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time
teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally and/or MasterASL Curriculum)
.       American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) Certification
or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire.
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of professionals and
colleagues in a variety of environments in an open, honest and
professional manner to promote an effective instructional team.
.       Extensive knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and
English.
.       Extensive knowledge of Deaf culture.

Preferred qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
.       MA/MS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, and Linguistics.
.       Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum:
Levels 1-3.
.       Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Community organizations on
local, state and/or national levels.
.       Experience in curriculum development and digital pedagogy.
.       Knowledge of and ability to use various software programs for
teaching and research not limited to: PowerPoint Presentation, Keynote and
Final Cut Pro X.

Appointment Details: The person hired will be appointed to a full time
position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 31, 2015 through May
29, 2016.

Application Process:  This position will remain open until filled, however
the search committee will review complete applications on June 26, 2015.
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at:

https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=300635&PostingSeq=1

or

http://tinyurl.com/mndto9m

Complete applications will consist of the following:
1.      A letter of application
2.      Curriculum vita
3.      Official transcripts that substantiate degree
4.      Three letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar
with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this
position
5.      A 5-minute video introduction of applicant.
a.      Criteria for the 5 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can
be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job
posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
background check.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,  age, marital
status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender
orientation.

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position available
School Psychologist (10 month)
Lexington School/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Nature of Work: Conduct comprehensive psychological and psych-educational
evaluations of deaf students ranging in age from 3 to young adult.

Percentage:             100%

Qualifications:
.       New York State certification as a School Psychologist required.
.       Sign Language fluency required.
.       National School Psychology Certification preferred
.       Broad knowledge of testing practices with deaf person preferred.
.       Knowledge of Spanish, written and verbal, preferred
.       Strong interpersonal skills.
.       Ability to write clear, concise reports.
.       Knowledge of conducting Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and
developing Positive Behavioral Support Plans (PBS) preferred
Responsibilities:
.       Perform intake, triennial and requested review evaluations.
.       Represent School as a member of multidisciplinary team.
.       Provide consultation to School departments and individual staff.

Available:              September 1, 2015

Deadline:               Until filled

To Apply:
mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax at 718-350-3332
(Please indicate School Psychologist in subject line)

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position opening
American Sign Language Lecturer
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the College of
Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites
applications for a faculty position with a major focus in  American Sign
Language (official UF title: Lecturer). We are seeking a dynamic
individual to fill a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, non-tenure accruing
position in a vibrant department whose missions include education,
research, and service.  Primary responsibilities for this position are
teaching introductory and advanced courses in American Sign Language and
related areas. Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in an
applicable field. Preference will be given to applicants with professional
certification by ASLTA, an earned doctorate in American Sign Language, ASL
Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or related field, fluency in
ASL communication skills with a strong linguistic or grammar base, broad
knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and the Deaf community, recent
experience in teaching ASL for credit in a post-secondary program,
effective communication skills working with Deaf and hearing colleagues, a
commitment to excellence in teaching, and experience collaborating with
other professionals.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive
university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs
(www.ufl.edu). It has a long history of established programs in
international education, research and service and is one of only 17
public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American
Universities. The College of Public Health and Health Professions is part
of the University’s Health Science Center, which includes the Colleges of
Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine.

To view the job posting online and submit an application packet, which
includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of references, go to
https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/search and search by Requisition# 0908254.
Application deadline date is May 20, 2015.  Anticipated start date is
early August, 2015.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to
building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an
accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position,
please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771
(TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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open position
Lecturer Open Rank: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks
applications for a fulltime Lecturer position in the Signed
Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses
in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or signed language
interpreting, and service.

The CCIE accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language
Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of
New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having
trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters
in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics.

The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional
approaches to the study of language, including corpus and
empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.

In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special
strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization,
and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications:
. Bachelor’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Experience in teaching ASL, Interpreting or related studies in a
university of college setting.
. Native or near-native ASL competence.
Preferred Qualifications:
. Master’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf, hard of hearing and
hearing communities
. Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well
as working with broadly diverse communities.
. Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
. Ability to assume administrative duties and to mentor lecturers and
parttime instructors as needed.
. ASLTA and/or RID certification.
. Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer
technology for signed language learning).
. Experience teaching in an interpreter training program.
. Education and/or research experience in ASL linguistics.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.

For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to
http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration: May 6, 2015

Closing Date: Open until filled
Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs
website:
https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0829693.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other protected class.

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position opening
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-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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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 – 25 May 2015

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-man/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-hearing-no-pen/

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this editon to deaf-blind educator/activist
Harry Anderson, that departed us. His biggest role was as a
principal investigator for a federal grant designed to study the
Demographics and Vocational Potential of the Deaf and Blind.
Said a colleague – Harry was the consumer researcher. Harry
worked with deaf-blind  programs at Florida, California and
Arizona.

Top stories about the deaf:

Australia has launched a Braille telephone, designed
to help the deaf-blind. This nation is claiming it is
the world’s first such device.

University of Edinburgh, helped by a group of deaf
scientists, have published a sign language book
of science signs.

In Karachi, Pakistan, the Deaf Reach School, working
with the Family Education Services Foundation, will
give vocational training for female students.

Another deaf woman is trying to serve on the jury in
Queensland in Australia, but is being blocked.
It was a big newspaper story in Australia. This woman
is not giving up.

Because of declining enrollment, Iowa Western Community College
is terminating its ASL interpreter program. Impact will be
felt in the Deaf Community in the western part of Iowa.

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A VERY BITTER DEAF EMPLOYEE
A deaf man was encouraged by his boss to go to college
at night so that he will be promoted when he gets his degree.
The deaf man was very excited and went to night college
for few years. But the supervisor retired. A new supervisor
was hired. The deaf man showed the new supervisor his college
degree and expected a promotion. The new supervisor said no,
saying he does not follow promises by the previous supervisor.
That made the deaf man very bitter for the rest of his life.
A real sad story.

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

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the updated list of past and current elected deaf officials

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.

below is an updated listing of elected deaf officials
http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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A COMEDY ABOUT A PEN
In a past Reese Witherspoon movie, there was a scene that
Reminded DeafDigest editor of a pen.
In the movie, the attorney asked for a pen to sign some
papers, and everyone did not have it. They all touched their
pockets looking for a pen but no one had it.
Suppose  in that same movie, the attorney asked the
deaf people for a pen, everyone will give him the pen!
Pen not important to hearing, but pen very important
to the deaf!

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

getting compliments from the hearing people in the
audience on how beautiful the sign language is even
if they do not understand a single sign!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that some of the mistakes that stenocaptioners make are
what we call stacking errors, when one hand moves down for a new
stroke before the other hand comes all the way up or the keys don’t
completely release from the previous stroke.

With the newer, computerized steno machines, the manufacturers have
attempted to help the steno writers by having the machine detect the
possible stacking errors and split these strokes before they become a
stack.

While this is generally quite helpful, another type of error has also
been created called a splitting error. The stenocaptioner may have
intended for the keys to all be depressed in one stroke, but the
machine detected that it might be a stack and split it into two
strokes.

An example of a splitting error would be when the stenocaptioner
would attempt to write the steno OR in one stroke for the word “or.”
The O would be depressed with the left thumb, and the R would be
depressed with the right hand.

If the steno machine detected a slight difference in when the two
hands depressed the keys, it may split these into two steno strokes
of O and R rather than one. In that case, the translation may come
out as “oh are.”

As you can see, the proper adjustment of a steno machine is critical
to accurate translation.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

CI people bragging that implants helps them a great big
deal even though they’ve not been able to discriminate
all types of sounds and noises!

(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

Settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed by
inmates of the Monterey County Jail in California.
As part of the settlement, interpreters will be
provided for deaf inmates.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It is bad enough that the Deaf Community is hit
by a double whammy – shortage of interpreters and
budget cuts.
DeafDigest has learned that Tacoma Community College
(Washington) will drop its ASL program next semester.
A good number of TCC graduates have become interpreters.
And with the closing of this program, those interested
in becoming interpreters will be forced to look elsewhere.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A hot issue among the deaf in California is
AB 2072, a piece of legislation that would
amend the California Newborn Hearing Screening
Program, banning deaf groups from giving
parents information about ASL, Deaf Community
and Deaf Culture.

The State Senate Health Committee will conduct
a hearing on this bill on June 16th.

It is being watched by deaf groups across the
country because of the feared Domino effect.
If one state passes it, other states may
copycat it. As a result, deaf groups are
mobilizing their forces to oppose the bill.

(editor’s note: DeafDigest editor does not
remember what happened to that bill)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

To ask for minimum reasonable accommodation or to
ask for the moon. demanding more than just reasonable
accommodation? This is the big question when
deaf professionals file job discrimination law suits

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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

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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job opening announcement
Paraprofessional – Kindergarten
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY: Salary paid by the Blue Valley School District;  and will be
commensurable with experience

SCHEDULE:       Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

EMPLOYMENT DATE:    Open until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Provide one-on-one instructional assistance to
individual student(s) and/or groups of students with disabilities under
the supervision of a certified special education professional. Creates,
adapts, or modifies classroom activities, assignments and/or materials
under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of
supporting and reinforcing student learning.  Monitors individual in a
group setting for purpose of providing a safe and positive learning
environment. Implements, under the supervision of the supervising teacher,
behavioral plans for student with challenging behaviors.  Collects and
records student data. Follows written work schedule, arriving and leaving
on time.  Maintain appropriate communication with student, teachers,
parents and other professionals.  Participate in activities designed to
increase knowledge and improve skills related to performance of
job-related responsibilities.  Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ability to communicate effectively in American Sign
Language and English with student, staff, parents. Ability to work
cooperatively.  Ability to correctly operate school machines, tools, and
equipment.  High School diploma or GED.  AA or higher degree or training
working with students preferred.  ASL and English assessments will be
given at the time of interview.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Upon offer of employment, a background check will be
conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social &
Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate
must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

CONTACT:    Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Office, 913/210-8113 v/tty,
E-Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org Fax: 913/621-2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Social Studies & Post High School Program
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule
depending upon professional background and experience.

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   181 School Days / 2015- 2016 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE:        Immediate

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state
and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other
materials/tests deemed necessary.  Perform work associated with student
instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials,
direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain
classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students
on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use
appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as
determined by the ASL/English evaluation.  Complete and turn in to the
designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub
plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written
reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as
mandated by the State.   Provide direct instruction to group of students
in High School and Post High School Program (PHSP), and conduct group &
individual job coaching, training, and counseling for students in the
PHSP.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for
Secondary and Hearing Impaired (1911); Education/Deaf/HH with emphasis in
Social Studies (7-12).  Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of
Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract.  (ASL and
writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are
required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of
Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a
Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of
employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Send resume and copies of all
college transcripts.  For consideration request an official KSD
application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

CONTACT:  Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Director; Phone: 913/210-8113
E-Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org  Fax: 913/621-2310
Or Linda Thompson, HR Assistant 913/210-8114, email: mailto:lthompson@kssdb.org
or Tom Burdolski, HR Professional, 913/305-3004 , E-mail
mailto:tburdolski@kssdb.org
Fax 913/621/2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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career announcement – No 03-10-083
Interpreter Referral Specialist
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                  Non-Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Responsible for community interpreter referral services for programs in
both Arizona and New Mexico. Processes interpreter requests, schedules
staff and contract interpreters, and confirms interpreting schedules.
Documents interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs
payroll/billing data for processing.  Assists in negotiating new
agreements and billing arrangements for interpreting services.  Maintains
current and accurate information for contract interpreters, consumers and
billing actions.  Position may from time to time be stressful and require
a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters matching interpreting skill level and experience
with the demands of the situation with consideration given to the
preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
.       Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or organizations
.       Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
.       Assists supervisor with negotiating new agreements or billing
arrangements for interpreting services
.       Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
.       Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
.       Provides internal and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
.       Assists with community and emergency coverage, as schedule permits
.       Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
.       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
.       Associates or 2 years post-secondary education
.       Natural or assisted hearing within the range necessary to clearly
understand voiced telephone transmissions
.       Ability to type at least 50 wpm with minimal errors
.       1 year of experience in data entry, word processing and
spreadsheet applications
.       Pass drug screening
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
.       Bachelor’s in related field
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       1 year of customer service experience
.       2 years of experience in the field of interpreting
.       State or National certification
.       Fluency in American Sign Language

Salary  $12.90 – $16.13 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:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: 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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career announcement – No 03-10-084
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 . mailto: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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career announcement – No 03-10-086
Interpreter/Interpreter Referral Specialist
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

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

Status                  Non Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services.  Responsible for
agency community interpreter referral services.  Processes interpreter
requests, schedules staff and contract interpreters, and confirms
interpreting schedules for all three cities in the Supercenter. Documents
interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs payroll/billing data
for processing. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a
high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and
Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings
including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
.       Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
.       Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
.       Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
.       Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
.       Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
.       Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters     matching interpreting skill level and
experience with the demands of the situation with consideration given to
the preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
.       Assists with after-hours coordination of Emergency Requests as
needed
.       Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or   organizations
.       Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
.       Prepares Estimates or Bids for services for various government and
private entities
.       Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
.       Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
.       Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
.       May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
.       Graduate of an ITP or Associates Degree (directly related
experience may substitute for education requirements)
.       Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
.       1 year of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and NM Motor
Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
.       Bachelor’s degree in related field
.       Customer service experience
.       EIPA 3.5 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 3.5
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 3.6
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 3.7 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
.       National Certification
.       Completion of formal internship/mentee program
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       200 documented mentee hours

SALARY  $12.90 – $16.13 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:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: 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 1068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply
Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted
for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school
year, as follows:

.       Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at:
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /

33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

Interviews will be conducted on-site at the
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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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 – 24 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 24, 2015 morning

— deaf man thinking of $30,000 investment in a deaf drug

A deaf man wrote a letter to an investment advisor, explaining
that he is deaf and has $30,000 to invest in a drug that would
cure him of his deafness. What did the investment advisor say?

The drug is supposed to be Novartis, made in Switzerland.
Does this drug work? No, if the person has been deaf all his
life. Possibly, if the person is late-deafened – but no
promises or guarantees. This drug, however, is yet permitted
in USA.

— same old story with deaf versus a police officer

If you are deaf and for any reason, the police officer
stops you, the advice is this – stay calm and tell the
officer of your deafness. Just stay calm even if you
did nothing wrong. There was a story yesterday of a
Florida police officer being cleared of all charges
of shooting a deaf man to death. The cop went to a
car towing place and saw a deaf man trying to take
his truck out of the property. The deaf man immediately
pulled out his weapon and was immediately shot to death.
Worth it to show anger, using hands, or to pull out
a weapon? No!

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

5/17/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 24 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 23 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 23, 2015 morning

— a deaf person on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior show

Kevin Garrison, who is deaf, and teaches English to
hearing students at Angelo State University, will be
participating in the NBC’s American Ninja Warrior show.
His participation will be aired sometime next month.
He has been training for the program for nearly a year.
DeafDigest editor does not know if he uses ASL?
Possibly not because he teaches hearing classes.

 
— an angry deaf author

Sara Novic, deaf author of a new novel – Girl at War,
is angry. She says hearing people look on the
deaf as stupid. Her novel has been converted to
audiobook; she is not able to follow it! And she
has only appeared at three readings of her novel
just three times, too few for authors that require
public exposure. And she hates it when there is a
battle between ASL and written English. And another
thing she hates is that there are too few deaf
authors of hearing novels. It is her first novel.
Will we be seeing more of her new novels?

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

5/17/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 23 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 22 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 22, 2015

 

 

— Discrimination case; IBM vs deaf employee; IBM wins!

Deaf IBM employee Alfred Noll filed a law suit 3 years
ago, saying IBM won’t caption video files and provide
transcripts for audio files. The case was thrown
out because IBM already provided him with an interpreter.
Noll appealed – and the appeals court voted 2-1 in
favor of IBM, saying he has a reasonable accommodation.
Noll is still disappointed. He and his attorney
are now looking at options.

 
— finally opening a closed office in Nebraska

Nebraska friendly to the deaf? Hope so. The state
closed the Nebraska School for the Deaf in 1998.
A school district in Nebraska forced Hunter, a
3-year old deaf child, son of deaf parents,
to change his name sign because it resembled
a weapon. The father protested and it made
a big newspaper story. And the state closed
the Scottsbluff office of the Nebraska
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
because of no money. It left the deaf of western
Nebraska with no services. Good news – this
office will be re-opened. The legislators voted
yesterday to give money to re-open the office.

 
— Barcelona now friendly to the deaf

Barcelona is a fun city, thanks to its famed La
Ramblas, a long sidewalk that cuts through the
middle of the city street. Fun for the deaf – museums,
restaurants, hotels and cultural sites? Possibly
with Prometteo. It is a new app that allows the
deaf to find out what is going on in the big city.
Prometteo to help the deaf tour New York,
San Francisco, Rome, Paris, etc? Hope so in the
future!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 22 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 22, 2015 morning

 

 

— quickly given interpreters

When Gary Malkowski, the ASL-signing Canadian, won the
election in 1990 for a seat in the Ontario Parliament,
the first law that was passed was to quickly give him
interpreters. When Mojo Mathers, a signing New Zealander
won a seat in her nation’s parliament in 2011, her
fellow legislators REFUSED to give her interpreters.
She had to fight tooth and nail to get the interpreters.
Now – in Japan, Yanetani Atsuko, who uses sign language,
was quickly given interpreters when she recently won a seat in
Japanese assembly. Canada, Japan, New Zealand – different
attitudes!

 
— more on Yahoo captions

More about Yahoo captions – they said over thousands
of videos will be captioned every month. Movie
trailers? Yes, will be captioned. Community, Other Space,
Sin City Saints, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, tech reports,
Trending Now, TV in No Time, etc – yes, all captioned.
One question that remains unanswered – good or bad
captions? We will eventually find out.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 21, 2015

— a big problem with subtitles in Great Britain

While TV subtitles are available in Great Britain,
the deaf people have one big complaint. Many are
saying that the subtitling speed is too fast
for them to read at a comfortable rate. Ofcom,
which is the British version of our FCC, says
it is working on the speed problem.

 

 

— a deaf ADA advisor in a medium sized city

George Martin, who is deaf, is a member of Fishers,
Indiana ADA task force. This town has 84,000 residents,
and not everyone is aware of invisible discrimination
issues that the deaf face every day. His input on deaf
issues has proved to be valuable to the ADA task force.

 

— Smartphone’s voice call options not welcome

Deaf people use the smartphone to communicate with the
world – but they are stuck with these unnecessary
voice call options, which only add up to the monthly
bill. Jeenee Mobile is a disability-run company
in Australia that was established to help the
deaf and the disabled on making the best uses
of their smartphones as well with other mobile
devices. Plus saving them money by eliminating
unnecessary options.

 
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DeafDigest – 21 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 21, 2015 morning

 
— a flashing bracelet for the deaf

A flashing bracelet for the deaf? If a certain 8th grader
has his way, it will be the next deaf device. This
bracelet, hung on the door knob, will flash red signals
if it smells fire nearby. This, and other 8th grade
projects, is part of a Science Contest taking place in
Denver.

 

 

— diner patrons unaware of manager’s deafness

In Post Falls, Idaho, a town of some 28,000 people, locals eat
at the downtown diner. The manager of the diner is deaf. It
is a fact that many patrons have not been aware of it. They
shout at him, demanding coffee or ketchup or if the dish
was not what they wanted, and he walks away. They get
angry, thinking the manager ignores them. He doesn’t ignore
them, just not being made aware of their complaints and
requests. This was the issue brought up in a local newspaper.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 20 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 20, 2015

 

 
— a big shock from an interpreter

An interpeter showed her middle finger on
TV while interpreting a speech by a legislator.
This is not a joke; the interpreter not at fault!
In New Zealand, Ron Mark, the legislator,
said a dirty word during his speech. The
interpreter just repeated what the legislator
said. In USA, if that happened, this scene
would be blurred on TV because of FCC rules.
Not that so in New Zealand!

 
— a deaf doctor on TV news program

Dr. Philip Zazove, who is deaf, was featured in a local
TV news program in Michigan. Asked how was he able to
succeed as a physician, he said he “outreads” other
doctors with these medical books and journals. He
would read the same thing several times until he
fully understood everything. Does he use ASL?
He did not use it during that interview, so dunno
if he really knows ASL.

 

 

— Yahoo captions

Yahoo today announced that captioning will increase
on its videos that carry news from the New York Times,
The Associated Press, Reuters and others. Great
news? Hope so, but if the captions are bad, then
it is not best news!

 
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DeafDigest – 20 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 20, 2015 morning

 
— a reason for musical show refusing interpreters

two deaf Northern Ireland women, attending a big
musical event, requested interpreters in advance.
The tour promoter turned it down, and instead, offered
program scripts for them to follow. Why the refusal?
The tour director said interpreters cannot catch
everything that is being sung on the stage!
Is he stupid? Yes!

 
— a hearing woman faking deafness

A true story. A hearing woman fell in love with
a hearing man. But she got panicky when the
hearing man asked her out for a date, and pretended
to be deaf. This relationship continued for several
months with the woman still faking deafness. This
relationship cooled off and both broke up – and the
man, to this day, never realized that she was never
deaf!

 
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DeafDigest – 19 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 19, 2015

 

— Reason Canada rejects deaf immigrants

A deaf Canadian immigrant told DeafDigest editor that
Canada really does not accept deaf immigrants. They
become immigrants because of family membership or a
sponsorship of spouse/partner or refugee status.
Canada says deafness is an issue because of money
– hearing aids, cochlear implants, social and
welfare costs. Most of these deaf immigrants are
either refugees or married to Canadian spouses.

 

 

— deaf man’s nightmare with interpreters

A deaf man from Minnesota got into fight with a family
member. Police was called. The deaf man asked for
an interpreter. This interpreter did not use
deaf man’s sign language. The police brought the
deaf man to hospital because of fight injuries.
The hospital provided Video Remote Interpreting
service but the bad computer slowed it down.
Another interpreter came in, but didn’t know
legal signs. Finally, the third interpreter
arrived. The deaf man, still angry, is planning
legal action.

 

— a deaf filmmaker’s advice for new deaf filmmakers

A deaf filmmaker gave this advice for new deaf
filmmakers. He said “do not limit yourself to
deaf stories, deaf themes, deaf plots.” Instead,
go after hearing stories. Will it work? Not
sure if it would.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 19, 2015 morning

 

— an interesting interpreter project

In Japan, a group of interpreters worked on a project, named
“Let the Hands Tell.” When the Atomic Bomb fell on Nagasaki
in 1945, there were some deaf people that survived the
bombing. Two deaf survivors, still living, were interviewed
by these interpreters. These Deaf Tales from these
survivors hae been published and distributed to local
schools.

 
— Netflix negotiating with a foreign company

Netflix had to be forced into captioning their
videos – under pain of these ADA lawsuits. It was
just learned that Netflix is negotiating with
several media companies in China on possibility
of streaming in the Chinese media. Big question –
will the Chinese streaming be captioned for the
benefit of Chinese deaf? There are several
major Chinese languages, by the way!

 

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DeafDigest – 18 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 18, 2015

— a picture of a new deaf coin

Canada is disributing a new $20.00 coin. This coin was designed
by Laurie Koss, who is deaf. She previously designed two
Canadian postal stamps. The picture of this Deaf Coin is at:

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-money/

DeafDigest thanks Kenneth S. Rothschid for providing
this information.

 

 

 

— captioned news programs cannot grow in one nation

In Japan, captioned news programs cannot grow. The government
has encouraged an increase in captioned news, but
there is a serious problem. There are very few
Japanese captioners! For some reason hearing students
are not interested in taking captioning training
classes. The same goes for interpreters!

 

 

 

 

— deaf people are supposed to be satisfied

Are deaf people supposed to be happy and satisfied
when the government cuts funds for deaf services?
No, deaf people get angry about it. Yet, with the
British Parliament, deaf leaders that protest
are called “extremists”! That was the thinking
among some British politicians. Hearing people
who protest cuts are not called extremists, but
deaf people are.

 
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DeafDigest – 18 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 18, 2015 morning

 

 

— a Deaf Smith disappointment and a false fact

a TV mini-series “Texas Rising” will be shown next week. Part of this
story is about Deaf Smith’s role in Texas’ history. Unfortunately
a hearing actor is playing this deaf role. This is not all. The
story said Deaf Smith adopts a baby that survives the Alamo attack.
Not true. While Deaf Smith raised a large family of young
children, he never adopted a child.

 
— a new role for deaf fighter Matt Hamill

few weeks ago Matt was a hero for stopping a car driven
by a mother who was in no condition to drive. Now he
has a new role – at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania,
he give a demonstration next month for students to
defend themselves against attackers and against
bullies.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 May 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

HOH Misunderstanding
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-hoh-misunderstanding/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-facial-expressions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hawaiian-sign-language/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-disappearing-attorneys/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-credit-card-click/

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all sauces in the picture are low on sugar:
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Top stories about the deaf:

Politicians love to bash the Export-Import Bank,
a small agency that functions as an international
bank, saying it serves no purpose. Well, for the
Lighthouse for the Blind and Deaf in Seattle,
this agency carries a big value – employment
for the deaf! In a machine shop, the deaf employees
manufacture parts for the Federal Defense Logistics
Agency, the Boeing Company and BAE Systems.

The Deaf Development Programme, an agency in
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was praised for helping
improve the lives of the deaf.

A bitter disagreement is taking place between
the superintendent of Arkansas School for
the Deaf and the state personnel manager
on a proposed reorganization plan.

A deaf person sued Patriot Bank of Stamford,
CT for discriminating against the deaf.
A settlement was reached, making everyone happy.

The Deaf People Association Malta, equivalent to
our National Association of the Deaf, have
complained that they have been bypassed everytime
legislators discuss issues of concern to them.

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OUR DISAPPEARING DEAF ATTORNEYS
We have about 150-175 deaf and hard of hearing
attorneys in USA. Many of them work for government
agencies. A few are in private practice.
DeafDigest editor knows of many deaf attorneys
that “disappear.” They get jobs as attorneys, but
after a few years, they hate the job and then
disappear.
Where are they?

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

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A picture of a graduating class of graduate students at
Gallaudet University

http://deafdigest.com/2015-group-picture-of-gallaudet-graduate-students-class/

the other link on graduating class of undergraduates:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-group-picture-of-gallaudet-undergraduate-class/

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A CREDIT CARD THAT CLICKS
You go to a store, and buy something. You pay for it at the
counter with your credit card.
You are supposed to touch your credit card with the card scanner.
The hearing person hears the scanner click, and you know the purchase is
finished.
You cannot hear the click. The clerk gives you a dirty look, not
realizing you are deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-credit-card-click/

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Deaf artists that won state conservation design stamps contests

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-artists-that-won-state-conservation-design-stamps-contest/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

deaf to read hearing faces
http://deafdigest.com/videos/facialexpressions/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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Deaf Book of the Week

Britain’s Deaf Heritage

by Peter Jackson

The Pentland Press. Ltd, 1990

sort of parallels Deaf Heritage by Jack Gannon

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-britain-deaf-heritage/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– scuba diving instructor

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, on an island
near Portland, Maine, has closed up for good?

A. No. The school itself no longer has classes, but
monitors 200 students that are mainstreamed into
public schools across the state. Sort of parallels
South Dakota and North Dakota Schools for the Deaf.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I am attending an Austine School Alumni event

I was asked to do a fundraiser show

I have no plan to charge them for my fun show!

It is a lot of pressure on me because I cannot find
transportation.

I have a ride one way but that ride will not watch
the show and will leave early.

So I am taking a chance that I will not get home
Saturday or Sunday evening.

Stay tuned…Welcome to DeafBlind Russian Roulette!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that every single nation in the world will give
recognition to sign language. Serbia just became
the latest nation to give recognition.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1926 – Belgrade City Organization of the Deaf
(Serbia) was founded. It continues to exist.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3

national deaf sites set up during the early days of
the internet – Deaf-L (Roy Miller); Deaf World Web
(Jolanta Lapiak) and Deaf USA-L (Phil Moos)

These three sites were popular

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these sites lasted only for a short time before
closing up. Another deaf person took over
Deaf-L but it has been rather inactive)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Coastal Georgia – Cali Bartholomew, SR, softball

started 40 of team’s 41 games (missing one game)

team’s #3 hitter with .284 batting average
(31 hits in 109 at bats; not a power hitter, only
drove in 7 runners all season)

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Boxing, women’s:
Maude Bergeron, Canada

won the Canadian female boxer of the year honor

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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

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position available
School Psychologist (10 month)
Lexington School/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Nature of Work: Conduct comprehensive psychological and psych-educational
evaluations of deaf students ranging in age from 3 to young adult.

Percentage:             100%

Qualifications:
.       New York State certification as a School Psychologist required.
.       Sign Language fluency required.
.       National School Psychology Certification preferred
.       Broad knowledge of testing practices with deaf person preferred.
.       Knowledge of Spanish, written and verbal, preferred
.       Strong interpersonal skills.
.       Ability to write clear, concise reports.
.       Knowledge of conducting Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and
developing Positive Behavioral Support Plans (PBS) preferred
Responsibilities:
.       Perform intake, triennial and requested review evaluations.
.       Represent School as a member of multidisciplinary team.
.       Provide consultation to School departments and individual staff.

Available:              September 1, 2015

Deadline:               Until filled

To Apply:
mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax at 718-350-3332
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position opening
American Sign Language Lecturer
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the College of
Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites
applications for a faculty position with a major focus in  American Sign
Language (official UF title: Lecturer). We are seeking a dynamic
individual to fill a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, non-tenure accruing
position in a vibrant department whose missions include education,
research, and service.  Primary responsibilities for this position are
teaching introductory and advanced courses in American Sign Language and
related areas. Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in an
applicable field. Preference will be given to applicants with professional
certification by ASLTA, an earned doctorate in American Sign Language, ASL
Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or related field, fluency in
ASL communication skills with a strong linguistic or grammar base, broad
knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and the Deaf community, recent
experience in teaching ASL for credit in a post-secondary program,
effective communication skills working with Deaf and hearing colleagues, a
commitment to excellence in teaching, and experience collaborating with
other professionals.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive
university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs
(www.ufl.edu). It has a long history of established programs in
international education, research and service and is one of only 17
public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American
Universities. The College of Public Health and Health Professions is part
of the University’s Health Science Center, which includes the Colleges of
Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine.

To view the job posting online and submit an application packet, which
includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of references, go to
https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/search and search by Requisition# 0908254.
Application deadline date is May 20, 2015.  Anticipated start date is
early August, 2015.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to
building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an
accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position,
please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771
(TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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open position
Lecturer Open Rank: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks
applications for a fulltime Lecturer position in the Signed
Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses
in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or signed language
interpreting, and service.

The CCIE accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language
Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of
New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having
trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters
in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics.

The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional
approaches to the study of language, including corpus and
empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.

In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special
strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization,
and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications:
. Bachelor’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Experience in teaching ASL, Interpreting or related studies in a
university of college setting.
. Native or near-native ASL competence.
Preferred Qualifications:
. Master’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf, hard of hearing and
hearing communities
. Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well
as working with broadly diverse communities.
. Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
. Ability to assume administrative duties and to mentor lecturers and
parttime instructors as needed.
. ASLTA and/or RID certification.
. Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer
technology for signed language learning).
. Experience teaching in an interpreter training program.
. Education and/or research experience in ASL linguistics.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.

For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to
http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration: May 6, 2015

Closing Date: Open until filled
Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs
website:
https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0829693.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other protected class.

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position opening
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-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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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 – 18 May 2015

DeafDigest Blue – May 17, 2015

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/unpopular-deaf-leader/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-more-than-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-afraid-with-computer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-flashlight/

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Domingo Lucenario
that departed us. This high ranking bureaucrat with
the government in the Philippines always made it a
point to hire the deaf in the government and private
sectors

Top stories about the deaf:

Two efforts by legislators to fund the West Virginia
Schools for the Deaf and Blind have failed!
Legislators just can’t agree on how much to fund.

The province of Ontario has given The Bob Rumball
Associations for the Deaf a grant to develop
videos on Health and Safety for deaf employees
to follow.

Two Japanese credit card companies – Sumitomo Mitsui
Card and JCB have agreed to accept video relay
calls from the deaf that want to discuss their
credit card matters. Here in USA, the deaf people
are often hassled in their efforts to contact
credit card companies via relay services.

There was a story about the Sericulture Project,
an agency in Cuba, that helps the deaf with
their social service needs.

Ofcom, an agency in Great Britain which is like our
FCC, has pledged to increase hours of sign language
on TV news.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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DEAF HATE SOMETHING WITH THE FLASHLIGHT
Sometimes it happens that you are locked out of your apartment. You
don’t have a key with you.
You use your flashlight at the window to tell the deaf person to come
out and open the door for you.
This deaf person is angry about it. No one likes to have flashlight
shining at their eyes!

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

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FCC webinar for deaf senior citizens

no cost to anyone

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-seniors-webinar-by-fcc-closed-captioned/

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ALWAYS SCARED WHEN COMPUTER MAN GETS ANGRY
You have a job with computer. But the computer has problems.
You ask the man from the computer repair center to come and fix
the problem.
This computer man gets angry and is gesturing with fingers pointing.
You wonder if the computer man is angry at you or if he is angry at
the computer.
Always scary when this happens.

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

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A picture of a graduating class at Gallaudet University

http://deafdigest.com/2015-group-picture-of-gallaudet-undergraduate-class/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

seeing that a workplace supervisor, who has a deaf sibling,
putting down the rights of the deaf to interpreting services!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another common stacking type of problem occurs with
punctuation. Many captioners write a period as “FPLT” and
a comma as “RBGS” although some of the captioning companies
are recommending new strokes for the punctuation. The “FPLT”
and “RBGS” are written with the right hand only, and this
can make it easy to have a stroke with the left hand end up
in the same stroke.  If you see something like “I went to
the store. was Saturday,” that actually is a stacking mistake
and should be translated as “I went to the store. It was
Saturday.” It is written as “T” by many stenocaptioners,
and that “T” ended up in the same stroke with the period
because of stacking.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people thinking deafness is the worst thing
that could ever happen to them!

(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

He said did this. Cops said he did that. The deaf
man said he put his hands up; the cops said he reached
for his gun. Who is right? This was the issue raised
by the family of a deaf man in California shot to
death by cops during a confrontation. The parents
of the deaf son has filed a lawsuit for that reason.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Ryan Ketchner, the deaf pitcher in the Los Angeles
Dodgers farm system, was supposed to be having a break out
season and possibly be making his major league debut
soon.
What happened? He had a Tommy John surgery last
November and is now rehabbing his pitching arm. Because
of the surgery he was placed on the disabled list and
told not to pitch until spring 2006.
The doctor told him he should not have problems
pitching next season.

(editor’s note: Ryan never made it to the majors;
he made it as far as AAA ball before washing out
because of arm ailments. He tried a come back
two summers ago in independent ball but it was
not successful)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

University of Bristol (UK) is trying to close up for good their
Center of Deaf Studies. This move has upset people all over the
world, and they have been pummeling the Bristol administration
with angry emails.

University of Bristol is where Paddy Laird, who coined the
phrase – deafhood – teaches.

(editor’s note: despite efforts, this center closed up
permanently)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

two stories – same day (Friday)

first story says that if a deaf baby is not outfitted
with a CI within six months of birth, then all is “lost” as far
as speech discrimination skills are concerned

second story is that Vint Cerf, the deaf Father of the Internet,
gave a speech saying that all deaf people need to be implanted.

Question is – would implantation be worth the money for
a 70-year old deaf man with no speech and hearing skills?

Cerf, despite his deafness, functions 100 percent as a hearing
person.

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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

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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deadline – job closing date – May 21

job vacancy
Assistant Principal
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
St Augustine, FL

POSITION TITLE:  Assistant Principal

POSITION TYPE:  Board of Trustees (Administrator)

DEPARTMENT:  Deaf Middle School

FSDB SALARY RANGE – 230 days (Includes summer):  $58,030.39 to
Negotiable.  This range is inclusive of verified experience and
education.

REQUIREMENTS:  Master’s Degree, or higher, in a field of
education.  Three (3) years experience teaching Deaf/Hard of
Hearing Impaired students.  Current Certification in Hearing
Impaired.

Current Certification in Educational Leadership or Administration
and Supervision.  If certifications noted above are not from Florida,
upon appointment, shall obtain State of Florida Certification in
Hearing Impaired and Certification in Educational Leadership
within a reasonable period of time.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for
employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be
required to complete a Level II Fingerprint and reference checks.

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207
North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida

WORK HOURS:  Schedule is at least 40 hours weekly.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Assistant Principal serves as
the instructional leader in the Deaf Middle School.  The position is
responsible for assuring compliance with all Federal, State, Board of
Trustee and Administrative mandates, guidelines, and rules within
their respective unit.  Supervise and assist in the instructional
program by visiting classrooms, conducting formal and informal
observations, conducting individual teacher conferences,
conducting departmental meetings, reviewing individual teacher’s
lesson plans and to assure compliance with state adopted
curriculum/course frameworks. Supervise and monitor student
behavior, student behavior programming and student behavior
plans.  Gather and analyze data on student performance.
Coordinate the completion of Individual Education Plans and
communicate related issues and problems to the immediate
supervisor.  Review assessments, observe and provide professional
input on specific children for purposes of class placement,
identification of specific problems and referral for
additional diagnostic or related evaluations.  Participate in
departmental meetings, student management team meetings, file
reviews and student staffings when appropriate, prepare budget
requests, and develop student/teacher schedules in a timely
manner.  Ensure coordination of activities with other programs i.e.
residential, physical education, athletics, Health Care and related
services.  Ordering supplies, textbook and materials in a timely
manner and manage budget allocations appropriately.

Report needed building repairs and safety hazards to the appropriate
departments.  Serve as a positive professional role model for
instructional staff and students.  Supervise teachers, instructional
assistants, secretary and other staff assigned to the work unit.
Coordinate the development of an annual plan through a staff meeting
process to develop goals and priorities that lead to quality
instructional program, provides for the efficient use of fiscal and
human resources, and efficient use of physical facilities.
Participate in staff development activities training as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.

ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge in the
instructional strategies related to the respective sensory impairment
of the children within the instructional unit; Knowledge of
acceptable/current administrative, personnel and student management
techniques; Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective
communications; Knowledge of the principles, methods and
techniques of teaching; Knowledge of the principles of human
learning, behavior and counseling; Knowledge of the principles
and techniques of curriculum development; Ability to work
independently; Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work
assignments; Ability to communicate effectively; Ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with
others; Ability to visually monitor students and staff; Ability
to attend yearly training and administer CPR and CPI.

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain
an Advanced proficiency in sign language. Please note: The Florida
School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign
language skills.

SPECIAL NOTE:
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative
Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in
the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by
the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring
authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287).
Notification to the hiring authority must be made in
advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All
employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in
accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to
contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

TO APPLY, [https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-798162&ERFormID=ne
wjoblist&ERFormCode=any

if you cannot click on the above link, this same link is at:
http://tinyurl.com/ma2nnn7

In order to be considered for employment in this position, all
applicants must attach proof of Degree/Transcripts and Current
Certification to your application on People First, by the closing
date.  Documentation can also be faxed to People First
directly at 888-403-2110.  If documentation is faxed to People
First, please include Position Number 48008052 on all documentation.

Applications accepted through People First only. (Application can
be faxed or mailed to People First; fax 888-403-2110 or mail to
People First Staffing Administration, P. O. Box 44058, Jacksonville,
Florida 32231-4058.  Contact People First at
877-562-7287 for assistance, if needed. You will be called by the
People First Service Center to answer Qualifying Questions.)

To access additional information please log on to
https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html
and in Keywords enter 48008052.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on May 21, 2015.

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career announcement – No 03-10-083
Interpreter Referral Specialist
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                  Non-Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Responsible for community interpreter referral services for programs in
both Arizona and New Mexico. Processes interpreter requests, schedules
staff and contract interpreters, and confirms interpreting schedules.
Documents interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs
payroll/billing data for processing.  Assists in negotiating new
agreements and billing arrangements for interpreting services.  Maintains
current and accurate information for contract interpreters, consumers and
billing actions.  Position may from time to time be stressful and require
a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters matching interpreting skill level and experience
with the demands of the situation with consideration given to the
preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
.       Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or organizations
.       Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
.       Assists supervisor with negotiating new agreements or billing
arrangements for interpreting services
.       Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
.       Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
.       Provides internal and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
.       Assists with community and emergency coverage, as schedule permits
.       Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
.       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
.       Associates or 2 years post-secondary education
.       Natural or assisted hearing within the range necessary to clearly
understand voiced telephone transmissions
.       Ability to type at least 50 wpm with minimal errors
.       1 year of experience in data entry, word processing and
spreadsheet applications
.       Pass drug screening
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
.       Bachelor’s in related field
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       1 year of customer service experience
.       2 years of experience in the field of interpreting
.       State or National certification
.       Fluency in American Sign Language

Salary  $12.90 – $16.13 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:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: 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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career announcement – No 03-10-084
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 . mailto: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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career announcement – No 03-10-086
Interpreter/Interpreter Referral Specialist
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

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

Status                  Non Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services.  Responsible for
agency community interpreter referral services.  Processes interpreter
requests, schedules staff and contract interpreters, and confirms
interpreting schedules for all three cities in the Supercenter. Documents
interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs payroll/billing data
for processing. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a
high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and
Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings
including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
.       Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
.       Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
.       Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
.       Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
.       Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
.       Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters     matching interpreting skill level and
experience with the demands of the situation with consideration given to
the preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
.       Assists with after-hours coordination of Emergency Requests as
needed
.       Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or   organizations
.       Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
.       Prepares Estimates or Bids for services for various government and
private entities
.       Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
.       Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
.       Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
.       May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
.       Graduate of an ITP or Associates Degree (directly related
experience may substitute for education requirements)
.       Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
.       1 year of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and NM Motor
Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
.       Bachelor’s degree in related field
.       Customer service experience
.       EIPA 3.5 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 3.5
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 3.6
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 3.7 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
.       National Certification
.       Completion of formal internship/mentee program
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       200 documented mentee hours

SALARY  $12.90 – $16.13 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:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: 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 1068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply
Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted
for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school
year, as follows:

.       Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at:
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /

33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

Interviews will be conducted on-site at the
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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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 – 17 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 17, 2015 morning

— a councilman hates the deaf

Collin Brewer, a member of the council in Cornwall
(Great Britain) said that deaf and disabled children
should be put down. His comments have made everyone
angry and they’re demanding that he resign
immediately. He probably won’t.

 
— a big police mess up in New York

Diana Williams, a deaf New Yorker, has filed
a lawsuit against the New York Police
Department. She was arrested, and the
police ignored her medical needs and her
requests for interpreters. The police has
been denying everything. It was a big story
in today’s New York Daily News, one of the world’s
biggest newspapers.

 
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DeafDigest – 17 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 16 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 16, 2015 morning

 
— puzzled about Canada rejecting the deaf

Canada is a free country, one of the best in the
world; British Columbia is famous for accepting
immigrants. One can walk through downtown Vancouver
and hear as many as different languages spoken by
immigrants! But Canada rejects the deaf! Karen
Talosig, a hearing immigrant, moved from the
Philippines to Canada seven years ago. Her
deaf daughter Jazmine, stayed with Karen’s
mother. Now, the mother wants to bring Jazmine,
now 14, to Canada. But the Citizenship
and Immigration Canada says no. Why? It said
deafness is a medical condition that Canada
does not want! Very hurtful and very
disappointing for a nation that has one of
the world’s best democracies!

 
— hearing actress required to play a deaf role

DeafDigest hates it when hearing actors play
deaf roles. We easily see them make a fool out
of themselves acting out these deaf roles.
Anyway, Rani Mukherjee was praised in India
for playing a “great” deaf character role.
The newspaper said “she was required to play
a deaf & mute girl.” Required? Does it mean
she was forced to play that role?

 

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DeafDigest – 16 May 2015

 

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DeafDigest – 16 May 2015

 

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DeafDigest – 15 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 15, 2015

 
— a super policeman for the deaf

A Super Policeman for the deaf? Tagawa Takashi, not deaf, is a
assistant police inspector in the Japanese city of Yokohama-shi.
He also is a certified interpreter. Combining both skills
he was appointed as Super Policeman for the deaf by the
municipal government. When the police stop the deaf for
any reason, he is immediately asked to come over to
interpret for them.

 
— an invention for the hearing quickly became a deaf invention

Mateusz Mach, a teenager from Poland, was developing apps for
his Apple Watch. He created some hand gestures (not sign
language) for hearing users to communicate with each other.
Quickly, the deaf people saw these gestures and changed
these to their own sign language. This was not what
Mateusz had in mind, but he’s not complaining!

 

— one less deaf club in USA

We have fewer deaf clubs nowadays as compared to the
past years. It was just learned that one deaf club
has shut down for good. It is the Southeast Texas
Association of the Deaf. It has been in existence
for many years but lack of community interest
has forced the club to close. Years ago it
used to be known as Beaumont Club of the Deaf.
Money held by the club is going to Texas School
for the Deaf and to a local recreational club
for the deaf. Very sad.

 

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DeafDigest – 15 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 15, 2015 morning

 
— the deaf in the military

There is a push among some congressmen to allow
the deaf to serve in the military. Will the
deaf actually fight military battles? Certainly
not! A military officer said that one must
hear during the battles in order to protect
their fellow fighters. An enemy fighter
could tiptoe behind a deaf fighter, and
put other fighters in real danger.
Most likely the deaf would be assigned
to non-military assignments – computers,
paperwork, kitchen, warehouses, etc.
It is the same as deaf volunteer
firefighters not fighting in real fires,
but helping in the background – water hoses,
keeping people away, bringing supplies, etc.

 

 

— Philadelphia Deaf versus Pittsburgh Deaf

Philadelphia Deaf versus Pittsburgh Deaf! A
big fight? No. A Philadelphia Certified
Deaf Interpreter said Philadelphia has
many Certified Deaf Interpreters.
Pittsburgh – no Certified Deaf Interpreters!
Why? Good question!

 

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DeafDigest – 14 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 14, 2015

 

 

— an update with Ashley Fiolek, a deaf racer who retired in her prime

Ashley Fiolek was on the top of the world as a champion
motocross racer, very popular with deaf and hearing.
Suddenly she retired, with no real future plans. That
three years ago. What has become of her? She tried
different things – off-road racing, acting, cycling stunts,
training future racers, etc. She just quit doing stunts
for the Marvel Universe Live tour. Her future plans?
Possibly doing movie stunts. Why did she quit racing?
She wouldn’t say outright but probably got tired of
crashes and getting hurt, plus the stress of competing
in races every week. She currently lives in Southern
California, staying in touch with her agent and
her sponsors.

 

 

— Japan has what we don’t have with captioning

There is an organization called Council on Captioned
Commercial Spreading and Promotion. It is a joint effort
by The National Association of Commercial Broadcasters,
the Japan Advertising Agencies Association, and the Japanese
Advertisers Association. The goal is to put in captions
in every Japanese TV commercials. We don’t have that
set-up in USA!

 

 

— The Tribe becoming a trend in Deaf Films

Is the Ukrainian film “The Tribe” setting a trend
for future deaf films? This deaf-directed film is
not captioned, and is violent and graphic with
criminal plots. The actors must use their body
language with facial expressions to allow the
hearing audience to follow the plot. Some hearing
viewers love it; some hate it.

 
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DeafDigest – 14 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 14, 2015 morning

 

— cruel luck came to a deaf fork lift driver

A deaf man worked for 20 years as a fork lift driver
for a large company. Suddenly he was out of job.
Fired or laid off or what? None. He was doing a
great job. The company warehouse was on fire,
a total loss. The owner closed his business.
Since then no one wanted to hire that experienced
fork lift driver – because of his deafness!

 

— bad captions or no captions?

Which is worse – bad captions or no captions?
The U.S. Department of Justice said that
Miami University (Ohio) gave a deaf student
videos for his class. These videos were
captioned – but the captioning was so bad
that he could not follow the viewing.

 
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DeafDigest – 13 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 13, 2015

 
— Girl Scouts must not discriminate, the circuit court says so

For years the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
provided an interpreter for Megan Runnion, who is deaf. Then it
stopped; her mother sued; the girl scout troop closed up to
avoid the lawsuit. The federal judge said the girl scouts
do not have to provide an interpreter. The mother appealed,
and the 7th Circuit judge agreed with the deaf girl
few days ago, and said the lawsuit can proceed. ADA issues?
No, it was the Rehabilitation Act issues. As always,
it is a cruel irony because a deaf woman founded the
Girl Scouts!

 
— Malaysia accuses a deaf cook of being an illegal

Malaysia is cracking down on illegals entering the country.
One of the illegals arrested was a deaf cook who had been
employed for one year at a restaurant. What will Malaysia
do with him? There are choices – prison, a big fine or a
whipping! Just hope Malaysia will go easy on the deaf cook,
who is just trying to earn a living!

 

— an issue among deaf actors

What is a big issue among deaf actors, forever grateful
for roles (movie, stage, TV) given them? It is
“to speak” or to “turn off the voice”? A deaf actress
said several agents asked her to turn on her voice.
The problem is that many deaf actors cannot speak
well. And for some that can speak, the “deaf voice”
is obvious to the hearing.

 
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DeafDigest – 13 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 13, 2015 morning

 
— bad interpreters sending a deaf person to jail

A deaf man was accused of murder in Pakistan.
He was given interpreters. Unfortunately the
interpreters did not accurately tell the court
what the deaf man said. As a result, he was
convicted of murder, something he said he never
did. The Ministry of Justice is not too happy
about it, since the court had to re-open the
case.

 

— first deaf female filmmaker?

A newspaper in Alabama said that a deaf woman is
the very first deaf woman to direct a film.
True? No. We have some deaf female filmmakers.
The newspaper reporter, doing the interviewing
with an interpreter, did not do is homework.
Jules Dameron, a prominent deaf female filmmaker,
has been directing films for some 10-15 years.

 

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DeafDigest – 12 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 12, 2015

— a high number of deaf folk lift drivers at a warehouse

Are the deaf being discriminated when they apply for jobs as
fork lift drivers? Well, there was a story today that
the Walgreens distribution center in Connecticut has
40 deaf fork lift drivers. The NAD, few years ago,
told DeafDigest editor that there is discrimination
against the deaf that want to be fork lift drivers.

 
— a very brave deaf woman

We have deaf people that sky dive from airplanes.
A deaf woman, from an assisted living facility
in Montana, wanted to sky dive. She was
successful in a recent sky dive, but why was it
so amazing? She was using an oxygen tank
because of her breathing issues at her home
with the assisted living facility!

 

 

— a Coda movie about deaf parents

“Glittering Hands” is a new movie being shown at
independent movie houses in South Korea. It is about
a Coda daughter with her deaf parents. Whether she
liked it or not she had to serve as the family
interpreter all her life. Fed up with it, she moved
out of country in order to live independently.
Eventually she came back home. If it is shown in
USA, it must be subtitled.

 

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DeafDigest – 12 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 12, 2015 morning

 

— deaf playing bingo for a good reason

Bingo is a popular game with many people, both deaf and
hearing. For the Louisiana Association of the Deaf,
bingo is thanked big time. Money earned from bingo
has helped this state association maintain its
own office. Most state associations don’t, but
Louisiana does! Bingo is also popular at many
deaf events, though.

 

 

— a big question about a case 32 years ago

Felix Garcia has been guilty of murder in a
1983 case in Tampa, Florida. Felix said he
was deaf and could not follow the court
proceedings. The prosecution says Felix
was just faking his deafness. Who is right?
Over 100,000 people have signed a petition
to try to free him, saying he was framed
by family members.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 11 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 11, 2015

 

 
— Balls & Company in London

Balls & Company is a new restaurant in the Soho section of
London, focusing on a list of different meatball dishes.
The chef opening up that restaurant is Bonny Porter.
She is deaf. This meatballs-only restaurant is the
first of its kind in London, a city with a reputation
for “lousy” restaurants! Will it succeed? Washington, DC
had a meatballs-only restaurant which only survived
about two months before closing up.

 

 
— increasing your hearing aid battery life by 85 percent

If you wear a hearing aid, paying for hearing aid batteries
could be a pain. There is a suggestion that claims to
prolong the life of hearing aid batteries by 85 percent.
When you remove the tape on the hearing aid batteries,
just wait five minutes before installing these in your
hearing aid. The person making that claim is Ethan Manuell,
who is deaf and wears a hearing aid. He is an 8th grader
at a mainstreamed program in Rochester, Minnesota.

 

— blaming the deaf for transportation losses

In Kozhikode, one of the larger cities in India,
deaf people use discounted fare passes to ride on
the city transportation system. This system has
been losing money for the past years. Angry
over these transportation losses, Elamaram Kareem,
a board member, blamed the deaf for not paying
full fares. He said the deaf should not take advantage
of reduced fares. This comment made people angry,
forcing Kareem to apologize for his comment.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 11 May 2015

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 11, 2015 morning

 

 
— a shopping center forgets a deaf office

The Deaf Aotearoa Business and Services in New Zealand
is located at the Westfield Shopping Centre in the
city of Manukau. A fire alarm went off at the
shopping center; shoppers and store employees were
evacuated – except – for the deaf employees at the
Deaf Center! The shopping center office is
very embarrassed about it after being scolded
by the New Zealand Fire Service.

 
— another nation opens its first deaf restaurant

More and more nations have been opening up deaf restaurants.
The latest nation is New Zealand. This restaurant, in
Wellington, is part of the CQ Hotels chain. Hearing
employees have learned New Zealand Sign Language
in order to communicate with the deaf. The hotel
general manager said the deaf are not disabled, but are
using different (sign) language.

 

 

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Deaf Blonde
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-back-stabbing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hawaiian-sign-language/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Shoba Rosy, a deaf Singaporean woman, will
be one of the 40 dancers at a big event –
MGR the Legend II that is well attended.

A memorial service for pioneering deaf actress
& model Audree Norton is taking place at the
Klopping Theater on the campus of California
School for the Deaf at Fremont on May 20, 2015
at 2:30 P.M. The public is invited, and in
lieu of flowers, donations are requested to
be made to Gallaudet University in her memory.

Who will be the next Gallaudet president, let
alone who are the candidates? The Presidential
Search Advisory Committee pretty much said
to be patient. It, however does not stop
much speculation from the Deaf Community!

Maryland School for the Deaf‘s Work to Learn
Program has been praised in a local newspaper
story. Students are placed in internship jobs
with local businesses.

In the Philippines, Senator Miriam Defensor
Santiago has submitted a motion to provide
interpreters for the deaf in the courts.

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DEAF FACIAL EXPRESSIONS VS HEARING FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Do deaf people read facial expressions better than
hearing people?
A group of deaf students in Utah is having a contest,
called “”Can you Lie To Me?”.
It is about trying to read facial expressions. DeafDigest
editor thinks deaf people read faces better than hearing.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Conference – Deaf Access to Justice and Deaf in Prison

May 30, 2015
New Orleans, LA

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

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A SIGN LANGUAGE WILL DIE
A sign language in one part of USA will die in few years.
It is the Hawaii Sign Language (HSL).
HSL is very different from ASL – and it was used for a long
time in Hawaii. Why will it die?
Because only 40 deaf Hawaiians are fluent with it and all
of them are 80 years old. When the last HSL user dies, the language
will die.
Why cannot HSL continue? Because the younger deaf Hawaiians use
ASL, not HSL.
It is always sad when a language dies.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Deaf can’t hear baseball bats

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The Deaf Population of the United States
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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Several deaf people have told DeafDigest editor
that they write better than they read. Why is it
that?

A. Possibly because they don’t really read at all,
despite excellent command of grammar!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

House cleaning

I clean the kitchen, the bathroom, the mudroom and the office.

When sweeping, I do my best to collect all the dirt.

When mopping, I make sure I don’t miss a spot!

However, when I put rugs down after mopping,

I get down on my hands and knees to be sure it is in place correctly.

I can feel that dirt is still on the floor!  How is that possible?

That brings me to a question:

Do the robo sweeper and mop do a better job than a blind man?

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that governments stop giving the deaf empty promises
and give them what they need – captions, interpreters,
education, jobs, etc

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DeafHistory:

Year 1889 – Frederick Barnard passes away. He was
deaf but served as president of Columbia University.
The college – Barnard College was named after him.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

14

during the days of segregation in USA, there were
14 state Negro Schools for the Deaf.

These such schools no longer exist, either
closed up or merged with its sister state
school for the deaf

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Jacob Coners, who is deaf, is a member of the
baseball team at SUNY Old Westbury. He helped
his team reach the NCAA-III tournament by
scoring two runs and driving in one run during
a conference championship game.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tim Currier, Syracuse, NY, DIRT sportsman series racer

facebook posting said:

Currier Racing will not be competing in 2015. It was an extremely
difficult decision but the cost and time involved in fielding a
competitive team are outweighed by our desire to be more involved with
family and our businesses.

We would like to thank our sponsors, the track owners, promoters,
competitors and the fans that make dirt track racing so special in the
northeast. We are extremely grateful to our crew; their hard work and
dedication was demonstrated every week by having a clean, well prepared
car at the track. Crews are the unrecognized heroes of racing.

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Deaf athletes in RIT Hall of Fame

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

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

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

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position opening
American Sign Language Lecturer
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the College of
Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites
applications for a faculty position with a major focus in  American Sign
Language (official UF title: Lecturer). We are seeking a dynamic
individual to fill a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, non-tenure accruing
position in a vibrant department whose missions include education,
research, and service.  Primary responsibilities for this position are
teaching introductory and advanced courses in American Sign Language and
related areas. Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in an
applicable field. Preference will be given to applicants with professional
certification by ASLTA, an earned doctorate in American Sign Language, ASL
Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, or related field, fluency in
ASL communication skills with a strong linguistic or grammar base, broad
knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture and the Deaf community, recent
experience in teaching ASL for credit in a post-secondary program,
effective communication skills working with Deaf and hearing colleagues, a
commitment to excellence in teaching, and experience collaborating with
other professionals.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive doctoral research-extensive
university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs
(www.ufl.edu). It has a long history of established programs in
international education, research and service and is one of only 17
public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American
Universities. The College of Public Health and Health Professions is part
of the University’s Health Science Center, which includes the Colleges of
Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine.

To view the job posting online and submit an application packet, which
includes a CV, letter of interest, and list of references, go to
https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/search and search by Requisition# 0908254.
Application deadline date is May 20, 2015.  Anticipated start date is
early August, 2015.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to
building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an
accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position,
please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771
(TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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open position
Lecturer Open Rank: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks
applications for a fulltime Lecturer position in the Signed
Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses
in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or signed language
interpreting, and service.

The CCIE accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language
Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of
New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having
trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters
in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics.

The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional
approaches to the study of language, including corpus and
empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.

In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special
strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization,
and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications:
. Bachelor’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Experience in teaching ASL, Interpreting or related studies in a
university of college setting.
. Native or near-native ASL competence.
Preferred Qualifications:
. Master’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf, hard of hearing and
hearing communities
. Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well
as working with broadly diverse communities.
. Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
. Ability to assume administrative duties and to mentor lecturers and
parttime instructors as needed.
. ASLTA and/or RID certification.
. Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer
technology for signed language learning).
. Experience teaching in an interpreter training program.
. Education and/or research experience in ASL linguistics.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.

For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to
http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration: May 6, 2015

Closing Date: Open until filled
Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs
website:
https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0829693.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other protected class.

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position opening
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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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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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 May 2015

DeafDigest Blue – May 10, 2015

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 19th year

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/syracuse-deaf-community/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-wont-shake-hands-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unpopular-deaf-leader/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-more-than-hearing/

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introducing Deaf Man’s BBQ

fascinating short story with a picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafman-bbq-sauce/

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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 Doug Mader,
Indianapolis, IN that departed us. He was a national
leader of the deaf in basketball. Only last month,
he was at work at the national deaf basketball
tournament.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Anna, who
prefers to be called by her first name, rather
than Anna Karczewska-Nabelek. She departed us.
She was a research professor at the University
of Tennessee, working with deafness issues.
Before she came to Tennessee, she was a fellow
at Gallaudet University.

This just in –

Sue Decker, a past long time deaf administrator with
the AT&T relay services, has been appointed as the
CEO of the Canadian VRS network.

Top stories about the deaf:

The deaf of New Zealand have continued to press
the government for funding for new interpreters.

Deaf Radio? It is the name of a company formed by
a deaf Australian woman and a hearing New Zealand
interpreter. It is a high tech text to sign language
service.

The government of Pakistan has promised to review
the demands by the deaf for jobs and social services.

Many deaf people in Wales said they are forced to
hide their deafness while applying for jobs
on-line. They said they won’t be hired if the
employers knew of their deafness.

The Justice Department reached settlement with
the municipal governments of Parowan, UT,
Española, NM and Ruidoso, NM on grounds that
they discriminated against the deaf.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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SUPPORTING AN UNPOPULAR LEADER
Everyone was shocked when Dennis Rodman, a former pro basketball
player who had a reputation as a crazy and a wild man, visited
North Korea and said that dictator Kim Jong-un was a great man!
Has it happened in Deaf Community that someone would say that
a hated and crazy deaf leader was a great person?
Yes. It has happened several times in the past – that the
Deaf Community would protest against their unpopular leader, yet
one person would tell everyone he is a great person.

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

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online registration is open

more information at:
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TO KNOW MORE
A senator, who retired from the Capitol Hill last year, survived
many years in politics and won past elections.
When he was asked how he was successful, he said “know more”
about issues than your opponents.
Know more? Yes. There have been few successful deaf people that
survived many years working with hearing people – because he knew
more than them on business issues.

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

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Gallaudet honors famous deaf actor Bernard Bragg

story and two photos at:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-honors-famous-deafactor-bernard-bragg/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being “complimented” on “beautiful” signing by a hearing
person who knows nothing about sign language

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Do you ever hit the wrong key when you are typing? No matter how
skilled and talented a stenocaptioner or CART provider may be, there
are going to be times when he or she will make mistakes.
For people who rely on realtime captioning, it is important to
understand what kinds of errors might be made so that one can “read
through” the errors without losing the meaning or context of what is
being said.

We have all probably typed “teh” for the word “the.” Just as on the
computer keyboard, certain types of errors are more likely to be made
on the steno keyboard. The more familiar with realtime captioning
someone becomes, the easier it is for you to figure out what the
mistake was and to simply read through it.

One type of error that people do not make on the computer keyboard
but is very common for stenocaptioners is something called a stacking
error. Stacking is caused by one hand moving down for a new stroke
before the other hand comes all the way up or the keys don’t
completely release from the previous stroke.

One example of a stacking mistake would be strokes like WAPBT/-D/A.
Those are three separate strokes on the steno keyboard that should
translate as the words “wanted a.” Occasionally the “-D” and “A”
could end up in the same stroke. Instead of translating “wanted a,”
it would then translate as either “want ad” or “want add,” depending
on the stenocaptioner’s theory of shorthand. If you saw “He want add
promotion on his job,” it probably should have been “He wanted a
promotion on his job.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

people thinking the deaf can lipread anything from
anyone across the room in a party!

(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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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafLaw

The federal judge in Virginia allowed the deaf man’s
lawsuit against Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur
for detaining him for an extended period of time
without an interpreter and without advising him of
his rights.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

By a stroke of luck, DeafDigest editor bumped
into Ed Waterstreet, an old Gallaudet buddy, on a
street in Washington, DC. A long street conversation
ensued.
Ed, as we all know, is the Artistic Director of
Deaf West, which directs two wildly successful
Big River touring groups.
He was not supposed to be in Washington, DC
at all. The Big River theatrical run at Ford’s
Theatre was supposed to end and close up for
good last month. But because of popular demand,
Ed has agreed to extend the play through
June 4th. After that, this play will shut down
for good.

(editor’s note: Ed has since then been retired)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Why do we, the deaf, sign the way we do? This may have something
to do with regions in our brain that work with grammatical
patterns (ASL patterns, yes)?

Sez who? Aaron Newman at Dalhousie University’s Neuroscience
Institute and Brain Repair Centre, Nova Scotia, Canada.

His findings were published in a recent copy of the Proceedings
of the National Academy of Science of the USA

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper ran this headline –

If you lip read you may be a victim of HIDDEN hearing loss

An interesting headline!

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best in the nation.

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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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career announcement – No 03-10-083
Interpreter Referral Specialist
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                  Non-Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Responsible for community interpreter referral services for programs in
both Arizona and New Mexico. Processes interpreter requests, schedules
staff and contract interpreters, and confirms interpreting schedules.
Documents interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs
payroll/billing data for processing.  Assists in negotiating new
agreements and billing arrangements for interpreting services.  Maintains
current and accurate information for contract interpreters, consumers and
billing actions.  Position may from time to time be stressful and require
a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters matching interpreting skill level and experience
with the demands of the situation with consideration given to the
preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
.       Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or organizations
.       Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
.       Assists supervisor with negotiating new agreements or billing
arrangements for interpreting services
.       Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
.       Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
.       Provides internal and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
.       Assists with community and emergency coverage, as schedule permits
.       Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
.       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
.       Associates or 2 years post-secondary education
.       Natural or assisted hearing within the range necessary to clearly
understand voiced telephone transmissions
.       Ability to type at least 50 wpm with minimal errors
.       1 year of experience in data entry, word processing and
spreadsheet applications
.       Pass drug screening
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
.       Bachelor’s in related field
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       1 year of customer service experience
.       2 years of experience in the field of interpreting
.       State or National certification
.       Fluency in American Sign Language

Salary  $12.90 – $16.13 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:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: 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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career announcement – No 03-10-084
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 . mailto: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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career announcement – No 03-10-086
Interpreter/Interpreter Referral Specialist
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

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

Status                  Non Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services.  Responsible for
agency community interpreter referral services.  Processes interpreter
requests, schedules staff and contract interpreters, and confirms
interpreting schedules for all three cities in the Supercenter. Documents
interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs payroll/billing data
for processing. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a
high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and
Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings
including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
.       Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
.       Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
.       Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
.       Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
.       Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
.       Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters     matching interpreting skill level and
experience with the demands of the situation with consideration given to
the preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
.       Assists with after-hours coordination of Emergency Requests as
needed
.       Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or   organizations
.       Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
.       Prepares Estimates or Bids for services for various government and
private entities
.       Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
.       Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
.       Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
.       May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
.       Graduate of an ITP or Associates Degree (directly related
experience may substitute for education requirements)
.       Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
.       1 year of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and NM Motor
Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
.       Bachelor’s degree in related field
.       Customer service experience
.       EIPA 3.5 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 3.5
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 3.6
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 3.7 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
.       National Certification
.       Completion of formal internship/mentee program
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       200 documented mentee hours

SALARY  $12.90 – $16.13 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:

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

505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-255-8029

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

For more information visit our website at: 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 1068.

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

We encourage our Veterans to apply
Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted
for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school
year, as follows:

.       Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at:
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /

33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

Interviews will be conducted on-site at the
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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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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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 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 10, 2015 morning

— a puzzling deaf comment by a hearing person

Beatrice Ann Hammett Parker, not deaf, just graduated from
Lakeland Community College in Ohio. Her goal is to
graduate from Cleveland State University to study sign
language. In a newspaper interview she said:

I became interested in the deaf because I have a few friends
who are hard of hearing. Usually, the suicide rate is high
with the deaf community

Suicide rate high in the deaf community? DeafDigest editor
reads a lot about the deaf – issues, problems, controversies,
but not suicide rates. If this is true, it must be a big
secret in the Deaf Community?

 
— Government Accounting Office scolds FCC about deaf relay issues

The GAO has completed a report, reviewing our deaf relay services
and whether FCC is doing a good job with it. The GAO said that
FCC has vague goals for relay providers to follow! Actually the
list of issues that GAO found fault with FCC is long. Bottom line
is that FCC must make GAO happy. Does the FCC agree with GAO’s
comments? Probably not. Will FCC fight GAO? Probably so!

 

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DeafDigest – 10 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 09 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 9, 2015 morning

— DISH refuses to accept cancel request from a deaf customer

In Hope Mills, NC (pop. 16,000) Tanya Wren, who is deaf, was a
DISH subscriber. She wanted to cancel the service, and contacted
customer service rep through their online chat. They told her
she must use voice telephone to cancel the service. It was
impossible for her. This went on for two months. Fed up
she contacted a local TV station Consumer Complaints
Ombudsman. The embarrassed DISH local office quickly
accepted her cancelation request and blamed it on
a chat person who did not follow the company policy!

 
— “deaf mute” message on fast food receipt

At a fast food place such as McDonald or at Taco
Bell, you order something and wait for it to be ready
for your pick up. The person behind the counter
may type on computer “deaf mute” – but you may not
know it. Said a food franchise owner:

Such comments are only for employees’ eyes, but
if the employee messes the typing, then it may be
printed out on the receipt ticket!

 
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DeafDigest – 09 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 08 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 8, 2015

— deaf man, arrested 186 times, given final warning by judge

Emmet Mullins, age 36, has been arrested 186 times for small
crimes. He never went to jail. Judge Hugh O’Donnell, fed up
with him, gave him a final warning – go to jail next time
you are arrested. His drinking is the reason why he has
been arrested so many times. It is in Dublin, Ireland.

 
— stolen deaf baby from a closed hospital

The Homer G Phillips Hospital, in St Louis, Missouri,
has been closed up. Nearly 40 years ago there were
suspicions of a baby-stealing, baby-selling ring.
About 15-20 women have complained that their newly
born babies were stolen from them. One of these
stolen babies was deaf. The deaf woman had a happy
reunion with her birth parents.

 
— Zombie Walk driver to either settle or go to trial

Matthew Pocci, who is deaf, was trapped with his family
in his car, unable drive because the Zombie Walk
blocked traffic in San Diego lcast summer. This
event was part of the Comic-Con convention. Fearing
for his life since some walkers got rough with him,
he sped away and accidentally hit a woman. He plead
not guilty to reckless driving, and is now discussing
with his attorneys to either settle or go to trial.

 
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DeafDigest – 08 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 8, 2015 morning

— Maryland judge grants a peace order against a deaf abuser

Ivan Shevchenko was banned as a participant with a deaf video
group. Angry, he threatened Tayler Mayer, the deaf video
group owner with violence. As a result, Tayler obtained
a peace order, warning Ivan to stay away or face arrest.

 
— a deaf bartender deals with hard to understand hearing patrons

Toronto deaf bartender Amanda Grundy was recently interviewed by
a newspaper reporter about her job. A big question was
communications with the hearing patrons and hearing staff.
She said some know ASL, some use notes, some use iPads, and
some use gestures. And mirrors are important in the bar,
because it allows deaf employees to observe who is walking
behind them, and to avoid accidents.

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DeafDigest – 07 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 7, 2015

 
— Motion Picture Association of America threatens a lawsuit

In Hawaii, there is a new law that requires companies,
owning two or more theaters, to inform the public of
scheduled open captioned movies. The Motion Picture
Association of America is very angry about it,
threatening to file a lawsuit. They are arguing that
the Hawaiian law cannot exceed the federal law, which
only asks for caption viewing devices.

 
— Apple Watch Sport perfect for the deaf-blind

A deaf-blind woman purchased Apple Watch Sport and
says it is perfect. She is able to tap on it to
tell her where to walk, to communicate, etc.

 

— deaf thief’s broken hearing aid

Thabo Masilo is a deaf thief in Botswana. He
was arrested for stealing stuff. His hearing
aid is broken, and he told the judge he needs
to get it fixed so that he can follow his
trial in the court. The judge agreed to
delay the trial until the hearing aid is
fixed! How long will it take for the hearing
aid to be fixed? Three months! Remember it is
not in USA.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 6, 2015

 

— a nice surprise for a police department

In Waupaca County (Wisconsin), a deaf couple came
to the police station and gave them a stack of sign
language booklets. These booklets have simple sign
language gestures for the police to communicate with
the deaf for any reason. Each police officer now
has the copy for quick reference. Why not
interpreters and why the booklets? Yes, interpreters
but it normally takes them at least 30 minutes
to arrive at the scene – hence these booklets!

 

 

— Health First Pharmacy to serve the deaf

The Health First Pharmacy will be serving the
deaf; the staff has been trained on how to
communicate with them. It is a pharmacy with
chains located across the nation. Where is
that pharmacy? Sorry, not in USA but in
Dubai!

 

 

— a deaf irony in Wales

Wales (part of the Great Britain) has a bad reputation for
discriminating against the deaf. The Department of Work and
Pensions is an agency in Wales which more or less functions
as our SSA. This agency gives out deaf devices for the deaf
people in need. Anyway, this agency has a deaf employee and
he asked his agency for this deaf device. His reqeust
was denied – because people that work for that agency are not
eligible to receive deaf devices!

 
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DeafDigest – 05 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 5, 2015

 
— a new deaf female truck driver

Hoping to become a full time truck driver is a deaf woman –
Sandy Sloat. She just graduated from Amarillo College’s Truck
Driving Academy, and is now seeking a full time job. Her
background is quite unusual – a B.S. degree in Biology and
then obtaining another degree in welding. Why truck driving?
She loves to travel!

 
— a trapped deaf person

When the earthquake hit Nepal, many mountaineers, climbing
on the Mt Everest, were trapped – and had to wait to be
rescued. One of these trapped mountaineers was a deaf
man – Mark Grimes of United Kingdom. He said he saw
the destruction with his own eyes, and it has become
a nightmare for him.

 
— a merger that the deaf opposes

There is a merger of a sign language research center and a
research center on hearing health matters (ear, CI, hair
cells, etc). It is happening in India – the merger
between Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre
and the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing
Handicapped (sort of NIH in USA). The deaf community
in Mumbai is fighting this merger, saying both groups
should be kept separate. Could this happen in USA?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 4, 2015

— the deaf and the harbormaster’s office

Habormasters are responsible for traffic with boats,
yachts and ships that enter and leave the harbors.
At the Broastairs harbormaster’s office on the
shores of Great Britain, there is a deaf connection.
People entering the office will see a special logo
at the entrance. It was designed by Thomas Powell.
He is deaf and he was honored in a special unveiling
cermony recently.

 

— a magic hearing aid

A hearing aid that produces magic? Well, a group of
Scottish engineers have come up with a new hearing
aid. It will lipread. Hearing aids that lipread?
This hearing aid comes up with a hidden camera that
copies the speaker’s lips to help the deaf person.
Is it another “magical” device that will help
the deaf to hear? Time will tell.

 

 

— a Gallaudet connectiion with the NFL draft

NFL fans follow the draft, hoping that their
favorite teams will select the players that
will lead them to the Super Bowl. Gallaudet
connection? Two years ago, Gallaudet entered
the NCAA-III football playoffs for the first
time in history, facing Hobart. One of the
Hobart players was offensive tackle Ali
Marpet. He was the 61st player selected in
the draft, in the second round by the
Tampa Bay Bucs. It is always a thrill
when Gallaudet plays against a future
pro, be it football, baseball or
basketball.

 

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DeafDigest – 03 May 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Attack of the Whistle-Blowers
http://deafdigest.com/comics/old-fogeys-attack-of-the-whistle-blowers/

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-security-guard/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-back-stabbing/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Richmond Public Schools system in Virginia has
been accused by a parent of a deaf child of
withholding its budgeted allotment on educational
needs of the deaf. The school officials have denied
this accusation.

Ron Stern did not stay retired too long from his
position as superintendent of New Mexico School
for the Deaf. Effective August 3rd, he will
become the interim executive director of
the New York School for the Deaf. It is sort
of coming back home for Ron, who was born
and raised in the New York City metro area.

ASL classes in Los Angeles is threatened with
closure. There is a petition going on trying
to keep these classes alive.

South Africa, which is still reeling from its
big time fake-interpreter embarrassment two
years ago, has introduced real time captions
in university classroom. The hope is that it
will grow into open captions everywhere.

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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive
listening devices we offer, email:
sales@weitbrecht.com

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

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FORCING SECURITY GUARD TO SAY SOMETHING
A deaf man entered his work building. A new security
guard was at the desk, and both did not know each other.
The deaf man showed his badge; the security guard
said something, but with no lip movements. The deaf
person could not tell if the new security guard allowed
him to enter the building; he had a gun, not worth
the risk of trouble.
The deaf man then gestures slowly several times
until the security guard waved his hand to allow him
in the building. Always scary.

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

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deaf traveling alone

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-traveling-alone/

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DEAF STAB AND HEARING STAB
Deaf activists are always complaining that deaf
stab each other in the back.
True? Well, they forget that hearing activists
are always stabbing each other in the back.
Which stabbing is worse – deaf stab or
hearing stab? Same thing!

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

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Donald Ballantyne, teacher of future doctors

http://deafdigest.com/donald-ballantyne-deaf-teacher-of-future-doctors/

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

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

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

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

Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

Full Time Deaf Dentist Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

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

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

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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

North Country Club of the Deaf

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Book of the Week

‘Deaf Maggie Lee Sayre’; Photographs of a River Life, by Maggie
Lee Sayre; edited by Tom Rankin; published by University Press
of Mississippi; year 1995; when houseboats disappeared in Kentucky,
Maggie, who was deaf, was the only person that took many pictures
of these boats, a great value to historians

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-deaf-maggie-lee-sayre/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– green grocer

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it true that when deaf people migrate from
TTY machines to email messages and then to videos,
then it may not help maintain their grammatical
and reading skills?

A. DeafDigest editor thinks so, though educators
of the deaf may disagree.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

There is an event coming up soon, but transportation
is limited.

Living in the rural state of Vermont, choices for
transportation are few.

Most of the buses are for work related commutes.

The train schedule is odd and only arrives once a
day each way.

This means I will have only 4 hours to attend the
event out of 12 hours!

I feel that friends avoid providing transportation
out of fear of then having responsibility to be a SSP.

This is a hardship, stressful and emotional.

I only wish a federal level SSP program was up and running!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that all deaf ASL videos are captioned.

Actually this wish is unrealistic because it is
labor-intensive!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1948 – the NAD restarts the Silent Worker monthly magazine;
it went out of business in 1929 before the NAD took over the
operations. In 1964, the name is changed to The Deaf American.

The NAD no longer publishes this magazine, going totally
and fully on-line.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

200

interpreters in Oklahoma that may not meet the
state standards for working with deaf mainstreamed
students

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Monmouth University has two deaf female athletes –

Serena Tatge, a freshman in track

and

Carly Sane, a sophomore in lacrosse

it is not known if both women know sign language
or mingle with each other on campus, but they
are deaf

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Munir Muwwakkill, Florida Marine Raiders (Lakeland), indoor football

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DeafSports Library:

athletic officials of hearing programs that are deaf

http://deafdigest.com/athletic-officials-of-hearing-programs-that-are-deaf/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  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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open position
Lecturer Open Rank: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks
applications for a fulltime Lecturer position in the Signed
Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses
in American Sign Language (ASL) and/or signed language
interpreting, and service.

The CCIE accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language
Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of
New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having
trained and graduated more than 300 professional interpreters
in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics.

The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional
approaches to the study of language, including corpus and
empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology.

In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special
strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization,
and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications:
. Bachelor’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Experience in teaching ASL, Interpreting or related studies in a
university of college setting.
. Native or near-native ASL competence.
Preferred Qualifications:
. Master’s Degree in teaching ASL, signed language interpreting, or
related field by time of appointment.
. Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf, hard of hearing and
hearing communities
. Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well
as working with broadly diverse communities.
. Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
. Ability to assume administrative duties and to mentor lecturers and
parttime instructors as needed.
. ASLTA and/or RID certification.
. Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer
technology for signed language learning).
. Experience teaching in an interpreter training program.
. Education and/or research experience in ASL linguistics.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits
through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.

For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to
http://hr.unm.edu/ and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration: May 6, 2015

Closing Date: Open until filled
Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, mailto:ymartin@unm.edu or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs
website:
https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ Please reference Posting Number 0829693.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a
diverse workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other protected class.

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position opening
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-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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DeafDigest – 03 May 2015

DeafDigest Blue – May 3, 2015

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/movie-directors-anti-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/same-old-deaf-question/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/syracuse-deaf-community/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-wont-shake-hands-with-deaf/

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Spectacular Clearance Sale at Harris Communications

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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 Dr. Marcus
Delk that departed us. He worked on deaf-related
research projects on behalf of NYU and then
with the National Association of the Deaf
(Deaf Community Analysts) during the early
eighties. The book – The Deaf Population of the
United States was his biggest accomplishment.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bernice
Hoeper that departed us. A Baltimore area resident
all her life, she was deaf and founded the
A. Eugene Hoeper Foundation during the late
seventies. It was an outreach organization
to educate the hearing on what the deaf could do.

Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf prisoner in Syracuse, NY has filed
a lawsuit, citing lack of interpreters
for his court appearances.

No one wants to teach the deaf? Well, there
have been reports that enrollment at deaf
teacher training programs have been declining
over the years. The latest university to scrap
the deaf program and to fold these into regular
teaching programs is Eastern Michigan University.

A deaf-run grocery store in London? It is the dream of
Michael Hale, not deaf, a business development
consultant. He feels this project will give employment
to the deaf.

35th anniversary is a charm for the New York Deaf Theatre.
This big event took place this week.

One Family People, an agency in Sierra Leone has
donated money and material to keep the school for the
deaf up and running.

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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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STRANGE DEAF GROUPS IN SYRACUSE
The Syracuse Deaf Community, years ago, had several
deaf groups.
They did not socialize nor talk much with each other.
Reason is that they came from four deaf schools –
Rochester SD, St Mary’s SD, New York State SD and
also Northern New York SD (which closed during 1940’s).
They had different cultures, different sign
languages and different interests.

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

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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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IT NEVER FAILS
A hearing friend introduces you to his old friends.
They all find out you are deaf and they immediately
avoid you – refusing to shake hands, or to smile
or to say hi, just nothing.
Better off hearing friend not introduce you at
all to save embarrassment for all of us?

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

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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?

English-speaking hearing people suddenly switching to a
foreign language. No one runs to the rescue with the
translation of that foreign language

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Using the steno keyboard of STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDZ, as you can see,
only four of the vowels actually appear on the keyboard.  Captioners
use the letters “EU” to make an “i.”

The same principle applies with the rest of the keys.  If a captioner
hits “TK” with his/her left hand, that is a “d.”  “TP” is “f.”  “PW”
is “b.”  “PH” is “m.”  “TPH” is “n.”

Every sound that is made as an initial consonant must be made with
the letters “STKPWHR.”  Therefore, when you see a captioning mistake
and you cannot possibly imagine how a captioner could be so far off
in the spelling of a word, it might be because he/she missed hitting
the correct sound by one letter.

For instance, if the captioner was trying to write “dad,” he/she
would write “TKAD.”  If “TPAD” were written instead, you would end up
with “fad.”

All sounds using final consonants in words must be written with the
right hand on the steno machine.  The only letters available for
final consonants are FRPBLGTSDZ.  Once again, we must use
combinations of letters to make other letters.

Since different letters are present on the right side of the keyboard
than the left, these combinations will be different than the ones we
use with the left hand.  For final consonants, “PB” would be “n.”
“PL” would be “m.”  “BG” is “k.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people, seeing your CI, asking you why you are still
not able to engage in a normal voiced conversation!

(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

as far as hearing aids are concerned, we have 50 states, meaning
50 different hearing aid laws.

Examples are:
– no mail order hearing aids in Colorado, Missouri & Texas

– internet hearing aid sales permitted in California & New York

– state certified providers required in Maryland

and so on!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Is there such a thing as soundless sound?
Inventor Elwood “Woody” Norris, not deaf, thinks so.
He just won $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his Norris’
HyperSonic Sound system.
Is soundless sound going to benefit the deaf, and
more importantly, leave the deaf on a level playing
field with the hearing people?
Good question. He claims that a focused beam of
sound, above the hearing range, will enter persons’
head.
What we need to know – would hearing and
deaf people communicate with each other via
soundless sound?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What happens when a host organization invites a
distinguished individual to a big event only to
realize the person’s deafness? Should the
invitation be withdrawn?

It happened to Susan Elliott, the deaf educator who
was the Colorado’s 2009 Teacher of the Year.
The Singapore Ministry of Education invited her
to its Teachers’ Conference only to back out upon
learning of her deafness.

After much uproar, the withdrawn invitation became
a re-invite.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Clueless fire departments, always preaching fire
safety in homes, would give away freebie fire detectors
but have never heard of flashing strobe fire detectors

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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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anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted
for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school
year, as follows:

.       Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at:
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /

33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

Interviews will be conducted on-site at the
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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 – 03 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 03 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 02 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 01 May 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 1, 2015

— a reason why the Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) never talked

Deaf actor/strongman Lou Ferrigno (the Hulk)
had speech lessons for 15 years, and as a result,
his speech was good. Yet, while he was performing
as the Hulk, he never talked. Why? Born in
Brooklyn, NY, he learned to speak with a
Brooklyn accent. For that reason, the Hulk
director never allowed him to talk. A Brooklyn
accent would make him look foolish on TV. Lou
wasn’t too happy about it!

 

— a radio station brings up a sticky issue

Wbat is a sticky interpreting issue? That an interpreter
will interpret a speech by a political leader – with no
deaf people in the audience! This issue was brought up
by a New Jersey radio station, hinting a waste of interpreting
resources.

 
— end of a 60-year family separation

Sixty years ago, the South Carolina social services took
away a deaf one-year old baby boy from his family. He
eventually grew up in Florida and became the father of
two sons. He had wondered for years why was he so lonely.
What he didn’t know wat that his two older sisters spent
60 years looking for him. They only turned to Facebook,
posting up pictures of themselves, hoping that face
recognition would connect them to their brother.
260,000 shares later, the connections finally made –
with assistance of a forensic investigator, and the
West Palm Beach Police Department, which confirmed
the identity. A joyful reunion is being planned
next week.

 

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