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DeafDigest – 20 December 2009

DeafDigest Blue - December 20, 2009

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.


Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Hudson,
who departed us. He was not deaf but was the director
of Fairfax, VA Disability Services Planning and Development
which oversaw the rights and the needs of the disabled,
the deaf included, in the county. 

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Jean-Robert Gauthier,
past Liberal senator and Ottawa-Vanier member of Parliament
(Canada) who departed us. Also, not deaf, he fought for the
rights and the needs of the disabled, the deaf included
in the Ontario province.

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Frank Bryan, a career
educator and administrator in schools for the deaf, who
departed us. Said an associate:

I remember him as a quiet man, but one who was dedicated to 
doing a good job. I found him to be knowledgeable about, and 
dedicated to, quality education for deaf students. He dedicated 
his life to our profession and I think he, at least,  deserves 
to be remembered

- Very Hot News

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf has
selected male swimmer/cyclist Terence Parkin, South Africa
and female swimmer Aksana Petrushenka, Belarus as
deaf athletes of the year

- Sunday December 13th 

In Virginia, stimulus funds have helped the state
Department of Rehabilitative Services reopen
cases of the deaf and the disabled that have been
on the waiting list, and thusly unable to receive
rehabilitation assistance and counsel.

- Monday December 14th

Gallaudet's upcoming president has formed a cabinet,
consisting of himself and 11 other vital members of
the Gallaudet community. They will work together
as a team on campus matters and issues.

- Tuesday December 15th

Cochlear implant people are upset in Australia.
They are saying that the government would give
them free cochlear implants 10-15 years ago
but would not give them free replacements.
Tantamount to getting a new car 10-15 years
ago but not getting newer replacement cars!

- Wednesday December 16th

Tired of empty promises but with little action, the
World Wide Web Consortium is pushing hard in all
directions, and eliciting promises from Intel,
Gap Inc, Yahoo, Apple, Target and others to make the
web more accessible to the disabled. For the
deaf, it means captions. 

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The off-Broadway production of "The Heart is a Lonely
Hunter" has closed. It started on December 3rd, amid
much controversy over the casting of a hearing actor
for a deaf role. It is not certain if the play closed
because of sparse attendance or because the run was
supposed to be of limited duration.


position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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   Deaf clubs are suffering. Why? There are 5 reasons:

- much disagreement among members
- no volunteers
- older and younger members are apart
- deaf people stay home because of video chats
- ASL and oral members are apart

   Very sad.

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of each DeafDigest edition)

   Many restaurants offer specials, which offer better
meals at better prices.
   Many of these specials are not on the menu; the waiter
just announces these specials from his memory. And these
same waiters are too lazy to write down on paper what
the specials are if the dining group is deaf.
   Discrimination? Yes.

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The Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University offers both an 
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which include specialized training for work with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing clients and their families.

The Ph.D. program requires four years of coursework plus a one year
full-time internship. The School Psychology program requires two years
of course work and a full-time, academic year internship. Limited
financial support is available. 

Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree in psychology, or be in 
the process of completing their bachelor's degree, and have either a 
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Relevant work experience is desired, though not required.

Deaf and hearing applications are encouraged. 

For more information, see the program webpage:  or contact Patrick J. Brice, 
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or Lynne Blennerhassett, Ed.D., School Psychology Program Director, 


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   As baseball fans go, the most rabid fans in the world
are those that root for Philadelphia Phillies. These fans
could be real nasty when they see something they don't like
on the baseball field.
   Tyson Gillies was obtained by the Phillies in a trade
this week.
   It is not just that the name Gillies may rhyme with Phillies,
but that he is deaf!
   And it may be a blessing for a deaf ball player not to hear
the cruel taunts from the fans in the stands.

   A newspaper story was written as follows:

He was found in the car park of Deaf New Zealand in Great North Rd 
next to the Avondale police station 

   Deaf New Zealand? Is it a town? Or is it a neighborhood with
such a name? Or is it a name of a park?
   Puzzled, DeafDigest editor ran a google search and could not
find anything that relates to "Deaf New Zealand."


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   There was a newspaper story of a young mother that
realized that her daughter was deaf. Since the town was
Staunton, Virginia, she went to Virginia School for
the Deaf and Blind to ask for advice.
   Suppose it was a big city, she would probably turn
to an agency serving the deaf.
   Suppose it was a tiny town, a distance from a school
for the deaf or from an agency serving the deaf, then
to whom the mother may turn to?
   She may do a web search for agencies and schools
serving the deaf. Or she may turn to a one-person
resource center of deafness.
   There was one in a small town; the mother, confronted
with her two deaf children, became her own resource
center - giving advice to other parents of deaf children.
   Nothing wrong with it? Possibly - except that the
mother opposed sign language, and steered all hopeful
mothers towards the oral teaching methods.
   One of the mother's two deaf children later learned
and is using ASL, "breaking" the mother's heart!

   There is a family in Riverside, California that are
heavily into Judo and they're all deaf.
    Father Satoshi Nakama is a nationally certified coach
with the US Judo Federation and is a third degree black belt.
   Youngest son Hiroshi, while attending California School for
the Deaf at Riverside, is a 13 year old 7th grader, competing
against 16-17 year old kids, and finishing high in junior
   Oldest son Ryoshi, a mainstreamed program freshman,
is also competitive in the various judo tournaments that
he took part in.
   Mother Sharon is not deaf, but works in special
education in the county. She said her sons' deafness have not
stopped them in learning judo and the techniques needed to
be successful.


Q. All telephone carriers contribute to the video relay

A. No. Some do; some don't.


quoted exactly as is by an interpreter:

I hate when I'm interpreting at a mostly-hearing gathering 
(committee meeting, etc.), and everything the Deaf
consumer says (voiced by the interpreter) seems to fall 
into a black hole... i.e., it is not treated as participation 
in the discussion, there is no acknowledgement or response 
from any of the others -- instead, it seems the others regard 
it as the Deaf person and I carrying on our own separate 
conversation.  Grrrrr!

if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please


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

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

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

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

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


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


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To make sure there are no misunderstandings, either from me
or from them, I repeat several times the instructions until
everyone agrees with me what these are all about.

(series to continue for a number of weeks)


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Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
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behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient 
as well as the health care provider who may provide service 
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of 
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard 
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.
Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you 
want to learn more about.


Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A group of disabled individuals, the deaf included,
have founded a new organization called Inclusion London.
The group plans to advocate for improvements in quality
of life in the British city - housing, transportation,
public access, etc.


The Deaf and the Law

if you wish to file a complaint with EEOC on job discrimination
because of your deafness, the do click on:


DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Who pays for interpreters at staff meetings at
the workplace?

The employer does, provided the company has 15 or more


The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Rhys Rhys (Ray Rice) played great in Ravens' win


What became of?

James Hartobey

- past
rounding up alligators as part of his internship with the
Rockfeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana during the summer
months before returning to Gallaudet University

- present
biologist, Great Blue Lake & Pond Management, Newton, NJ with "past" and
"present" details


News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Vice President Gore was checked for his hearing
and was found to have a high frequency hearing loss.
Would it remind him of his roots? As a young man Gore
worked at a printing plant in Tennessee, a summer job,
where he got to know deaf employees


News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Deaf chef Kurt Ramborger's Divine Reward is
a divinely written up dining review in a newspaper,
which aptly described his portobello pizza as
"absolutely divine."
   Do click on:


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper story was headlined:

With rare surgery's help, girl gets hope for hearing

It was a CI, which is pretty much commonplace. Why did
the writer describe it as a rare surgery?


A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Another state agency does a lousy job of privatizing its services
to the point your governor cancels plans to privatize VR.


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Let me introduce Minson to you?

The deaf person thought the name was Minson, a rather
unusual name. It was not until years later that he
realized the name was Benson!

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with



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position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Job Number: HR-09111
Date Posted: 12/14/2009
Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months)
Status: Accepting applications

Assists the head football coach as the assistant football coach; 
administers all facets of strength and conditioning facilities; 
serves as department leader in the field of strength, conditioning, 
and fitness;

Schedules strength and conditioning workouts in cooperation with the 
head coach of each of Gallaudet University's 14 varsity sports; strives 
for excellence within the University's mission; 

Assists the equipment coordinator in coordinating the purchase, 
maintenance, and distribution of equipment for the Athletics Department 
as related to strength, conditioning and fitness; improve on court/field 
performance, reducing the potential for injuries, perform rehabilitative 
activities as needed; update athletic administration on equipment needs, 
and or upgrades recommended to provide Gallaudet University athletes the 
best possible training equipment.

Bachelor's degree required and 4 years related experience; significant 
coaching experience required; includes 2-3 years experience with strength 
and conditioning training; thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA 
and ECFC guidelines required; demonstrated skills in developing and 
motivating students both athletically and academically; strong commitment 
to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding of 
teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. 

American Sign Language skills or a willingness to learn within a reasonable 

National Strength and Conditioning Association or National Council on 
Strength and Fitness certification or the ability to attain certification 
within a 3 year period.

To apply, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

Faxed applications or emailed documents are accepted.


position opening
Mental Health Therapist 
Bridgman Group Home
San Diego, CA

$39,000/year w/benefits

Accountable to Program Manager for the provision of therapy for youth 
enrolled in the Bridgman Home, coordination of intake and placement of 
youth, and participation in treatment team meetings

*  Provide individual, group, and family therapy to youth and their 
families placed in the group home.

*  Assess, diagnose and develop a comprehensive service plan for youth, 
according to the County of San Diego Children's Mental Health and 
Outpatient Policy and Procedure Manual.

*  Identify, establish and maintain relationships with referral sources 
including: County of San Diego Child Welfare; Probation Departments; 
other in and out of county placement agencies.

*  Actively network and provide presentations to potential referral 
agencies to ensure group home operates at full capacity.

*  Coordinate pre-placement and placement meetings with youth and 
referring agency.

*  Develop youth Case-Management Service Plans with youth and treatment 
team input.

*  Maintain required documentation and client files in compliance with 
Community Care Licensing (CCL) and County Mental Health Services (CMHS) 
documentation regulations.

Fluency in American Sign Language.  License-eligible (MFT, LCSW, PhD) by 
state of California, or Master's/Doctorate degree in Psychology, Mental 
Health Counseling, or Social Work.

Attn: MHT, 
Bridgman Group Home
P.O. Box 80756, 
San Diego, CA  92138; 

fax (619) 221-8611; e-mail   



Employment Opportunities
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  We are looking for people to join our 
staff who share this commitment and are willing to work with the goal 
of providing our students with the best education, residential and 
support services possible.  If you share our commitment to students, 
please visit our web site at for descriptions of 
the following job openings at WPSD:

- Residential Supervisors
- ASL Teacher
- Early Intervention Teacher (Part Time) - Central PA

Excellent salary and benefit packages available.  Sign Language skills, 
FBI clearance, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances are required 
for all positions.

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469




open positions 
Austine School/Vermont Center for the Deaf
almost all positions in Brattlesboro, VT;
one position is in Williston, VT

- Educational Interpreter
Time Base:          Part-time (possible Full time)
Location:           Brattleboro, VT

Responsibilities:  Interpret for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students at local high school. Work with individual students to
promote desirable academic and behavioral progress. Promote Deaf
Culture and the social, emotional and physical growth of students.

Fluency in ASL
Educational Interpreting Experience
Successful completion of an Interpreter Training Program
  If not RID certified, willingness to become certified
  within 3 years

- School Psychologist
Time Base:     Full Time
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

M.A. Degree in School Psychology required. Emphasis on children with
emotional behavioral disorders.  
Knowledge of Learning Disabilities preferred. Knowledge of deafness &
fluency in ASL necessary. Innovative & creative approach to serving
and motivating students.  Planning organization, motivation
management and evaluation skills.

Interviews students and family during admission process and conducts
intake evaluations, which include student observations, parent
interviews,                     Psychoeducational testing, report
writing and makes recommendations to the admissions/administrative

Evaluates testing materials for appropriateness in use with Deaf
Assists the Program Administrator in conducting and /or
arranging in-service trainings and staff development 

- Counselor
Time Base:    Full Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred. Fluency in ASL or
willingness to achieve this level. Knowledge of testing
tools/materials. Collaborative skills to work with students, 
clients and staff . Knowledge of current educational law and 
special education procedures.

Responsibilities: Provides individual and group counseling to Deaf
and Hard-of-Hearing students. Provides consultation to consultants
and staff regarding the client's needs. Work as a member of School
Mental Health Team.   

-  Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base:    Full-Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child Development  or
a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be school yrs.
of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of

Fluency in ASL.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs of the children
in the classroom.

Assess the development skills of the children in the
classroom. Implement and plan age-appropriate activities.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events, and
parent/guardians meetings. Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive 
to their needs.

- Director of Alternative Programs
Time Base:     Full time position
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

Vermont State Administrative license
Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related field
Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
Training/experience in instruction improvement
Proficiency in American Sign Language

Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations
Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
Develop and implement program budget
Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

Target Hire Date: June 2010

- Social Worker
Time base:         Full time with Benefits
Location:          Williston, VT 

MSW or equivalent
ASL proficiency required 

Please send letter of interest & resume to :
Kelly Therieau    
Austine School/Center for the Deaf
209 Austine Drive, 
Brattlesboro, VT 05301

802 258-9510 (V/TTY) Fax# 802-258-9574
Videophone 802 275-5271


position opening
Oklahoma School for the Deaf/Oklahoma School for the Blind
Sulphur, Oklahoma
Essential Functions:  Position is responsible for scheduling 
classes and in-services, handling discipline and the monitoring 
of teachers and staff.  Assigns duties and responsibilities and  
monitors the functions of the Pre-K through 12th grade academic, 
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.
Preferred Skills, Education/Experience:  Minimum of a Masters 
Degree, Secondary/Elementary Principal Certificate, certification 
in Deaf Education, and 5 years teaching experience. Expressive 
and receptive sign language skills with fluency in American Sign 
Language is preferred.
Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and years of 
experience.  Employees are provided paid health, dental, life 
and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in 
the State's tax-deferred annuity program.  This will be a 
220-days per year, contracted position.
Method of Application:  Submit three (3) complete sets of all of 
the following:  cover letter that must include the job 
announcement number; resume with copies of teaching 
certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing 
of all qualifying educational and employment data, including 
complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers.  Also, three 
professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached 
during office hours, with your resume.
Send to:     

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112


position announcement
Extended Case Manager
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

(Full-time grant position)

As soon as possible
The Extended Case Manager will assume and perform duties and 
responsibilities to provide extended job coaching to deaf 
adults who have additional disabilities.  The Extended Case 
Manager will assist in the coordination and assignment of 
extended job coaches; refer program participants to other 
services, as needed; develops consumer extended service plans; 
complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports required by RSD 
and VESID; provide transportation and advocacy training as 
it pertains to participant employment;  and attend meetings 
as necessary.

- Minimum Bachelor's degree in Human Service, Social Work, 
Counseling, Special Education, or Vocational Rehabilitation

- Prior experience in Employment Services

- Proficiency in American Sign Language required

- Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural 

Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly 
qualified will be asked to interview.

Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 
in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, 
religion, color, sex, marital status, age, national origin, and 
veteran status.


(new closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 12/18/2009)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 12/16/2009)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

contact person:


position openings
Team Leader/Mobile Mental Health Therapist
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
Pittsburgh PA 

- Mobile Mental Health Therapist

FT with/American Sign Language
Outpatient/Adult Treatment

Monday - Friday
37.5 hours per week.

Master's Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience
working with deaf population. 

American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED. 

Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver's license and access 
to a vehicle.

Oversight of the OP component at HDS including clinical supervision
of all the OP services. Coordination of community outreach activities
(including networking and marketing of available services to the 
community at large), service coordination as well as ancillary services 
such as OVR, housing and peer support services.   Maintain strong 
working relationships with internal (MBH and HDS) and external 
partners and resources.  In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile MH 
therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health
individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health
population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard 
of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population.  The Team Leader/Therapist 
is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across 
the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings.  

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical 
documentation and charting at HDS according to Federal, State, County 
and Organizational polices and procedures.  The Team Leader/Mobile MH 
Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration 
with psychiatric and other organization staff.

to apply, contact:

Karen Tarasenkov
Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist
Mercy Behavioral Health
1200 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

Phone:  412-697-6504
Fax:  412-323-6985

Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health


seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher 
- Math Teacher
- Parent Educator
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has served 
the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of the New York 
metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range of 
important areas. 

Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, and social 
service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education 
Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high 
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan 
(IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, National 
Technical Institute for the Deaf, various universities and other two 
year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further 
training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following job openings:

- Science Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed 

- Math Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)

- Parent Educator 

For a detailed description of each job, please visit 
and click on Employment.

Please email your resume to 
or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in.


(updated posting - December 20, 2009)

job postings
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

- American Sign Language Instructor
(Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) 

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on:

- Director of Community Relations

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on


position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment 
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well 
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of 
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting, 
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. 

A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related 
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license 

This position requires that the candidate have experience working 
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special 
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. 
The candidate will be providing:
- Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
- Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
- Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Send resume to: 
Director of Human Resources, 
National Deaf Academy, 
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, FL 32757


V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                


position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization 
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and 
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, 
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting 
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication 
resources, medication administration and developing community 

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency 
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of 
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled


Special notes:

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