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DeafDigest – 22 January 2012

DeafDigest Gold – January 22, 2012

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Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] – One of the Fastest on the Market

With a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the Nexus S[tm]
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Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the
store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard
of hearing people.

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:


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– Changed video setting and style

when you visit this week’s videos, you will find a
different setting and style. Because of circumstances,
this move was made necessary. Thank you for bearing
with DeafDigest.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that the Viuda Bistro
restaurant, near Austin, Texas, is deaf owned and
deaf operated. This restaurant has received good
reviews in a local newspaper. While the novelty
of a deaf restaurant has leveled off, there is a
core of loyal patrons that keep on coming in to eat
on a regular basis.

Many deaf people in Africa are unemployed. One such deaf man – Boniface Okutoyi, of Kenya, is a
successful businessman. He owns his carpentry business,
and word got around among hearing patrons of his
woodworking skills. He makes furniture from scratch –
sofa sets, dining tables, school chairs, desks,
stools, etc. Hearing patrons gesture to him or draw
on a piece of paper what they want, and Boniface
quickly catches on.

– Very Hot News

A $60.00 hearing aid? Yes, in India if C-DAC, a
manufacturer, has its way. It was announced that
C-DAC is going ahead with its plans.

– Thursday January 19th

Deaf leaders in Pakistan is asking the government to
set aside two percent of jobs for the deaf. They are
claiming that the government is backing out of its
promise to find jobs for the deaf.

– Friday January 20th

Deaf Britons no longer get Disability Living Allowance
(sort of like our SSDI). But it is being replaced by
Personal Independence Payment. And this is something
they are not familiar with and are trying to figure out
exactly what is this supposed to be.

– Saturday January 21st

It is bad enough for the deaf to be second class
citizens in South Africa, let alone being second
class collegiate students! The issue is that
aspiring deaf collegiate students are often not
able to take courses they want to take. Much has
to do with attitude against the deaf and lack of
qualified interpreters in classes.


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

In almost all nations, there are deaf playing against the deaf
in a variety of sports, including the National Deaf Games.
How important are these National Deaf Games to the city’s
economy. The city officials of Adelaide, Australia, excited
over hosting the 2016 Australian Deaf Games, put a dollar
figure on economy. They estimated $1.5 million Australian
dollars being pumped into the Adelaide economy in 2016. Where does the money go to? To hotels, restaurants, gas,
souvenirs, photographers, game officials, taxi drivers, etc.


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There are deaf people that accept discrimination.
There are also other deaf people that won’t accept
discrimination and always talk about filing these
ADA lawsuits.
Should we always file a lawsuit over every little,
every tiny, and every small ADA violation? Or should
we wait till there is a major, and big-time ADA
violation before filing a lawsuit?
DeafDigest editor is not an attorney, and it is
up to you – but remember one thing – the only people
that win with these ADA lawsuits are these hearing

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(last call – deadline: February 1, 2012)

Announcement from Deaf Seniors of America President, Jim Potter

go to:


This is a true story. This is not a joke. A deaf
student in a public high school mainstreamed program
has no speech skills.
Yet, a high school teacher forced him to stand up
in class and to speak out (with voice and without
interpreter) in a classroom discussion!
The stupid teacher immediately realized his mistake,
and told the deaf student he was excused from speaking!

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Communication Access and Accommodation Card

This New Year print your own personalized card to use when you visit
your doctor or any health care office.  You can make your own card to
state your communication and language needs.  Click on the “Create
Card” button when you have filled in the blanks below. Print the card
and keep it with your other identification cards.

Show the card to let doctors and other health care providers know
about your language and communication needs.  When you first schedule
an appointment too, let the office know what you need in advance to
ensure you have a visit where communication flows smoothly.

You can check this out in front page in

HealthBridges is a website which offers behavioral health, advocacy
and resource information for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard
of hearing.

Happy New Year from the HealthBridges Team!


For one reason or other, there are always hearing people
that try to take advantage of the deaf.
Years ago, a deaf farmer was giving orders to oxen
that was to pull a load. The farmer would march on and then
take a peek to make sure the oxen was following him with the load.
A group of neighborhood boys would tell the oxen “whoa”
forcing the animal to stop. The deaf farmer, unaware of the
prank, would walk far ahead and be puzzled why the oxen
didn’t follow him!

The deaf struggle with regional accents more than the
hearing. A hearing person may hear an accent and may
possibly try to make adjustments with his speech. A deaf
person can’t.
And also, lipreading an accent can be frustrating.
A hearing person may hear an accent but can figure it out.
Accents and the deaf, always frustrating!

(video with captions)

Do enjoy viewing that video!

We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Vermont Association of the Deaf


A web news said:

Children who are deaf as a result of a genetic anomaly or syndrome

Genetic anomaly or syndrome? As in “deaf of deaf parents”?
Good question but possibly Hunter’s Syndrome, Treacher-Collins syndrome, Trisomy 18, CHARGE Association and some others.
An educator of the deaf said:

Very, very interesting wording!


a hearing aid causes me to lost trust of my fellow employees


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A newspaper story said:

He is half-deaf

Half-deaf? Meaning he is deaf in one ear,
or he is either moderately deaf or
severely deaf (but not profoundly deaf)

Two completely different issues – deaf in one
ear and having hearing loss in both ears

…………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………..

33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered


ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.


11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. India says $60.00 hearing aids will be manufactured.
Is it for real?

A. Doubtful, unless it is a no-frills, one size fits it all
hearing aid with cheap electronic parts that will break
down after short period of use.

send your questions to

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.


Rene Pellerin’s corner:


Keeping the kitchen organized is important for individuals who are blind or vision impaired.

When you have several people living in the house, it is a challenge!

I once cooked chicken fried rice that was declared an official disaster!

I always kept soy sauce in front on the shelf.

Somehow the Worchester sauce came in front of soy sauce.

You see how important to keep the kitchen cabinet organized.

Anyway, I do not recommend Worcester sauce in chicken fried rice!

Keep organized!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Wish List of the Week:

The FCC has mandated January 1, 2014 as the compliance
deadline for content providers to come up with their
captions on “everything”

Just wished the deadline was January 1, 2012. Yes,
“due yesterday” not due almost two years from now.



Fact or legend?

Year 1848 – Bethel, a British ship, sailed towards San
Francisco, its occupants wanting to mine gold during
the Gold Rush days. Something must spooked the ship
that when it arrived in San Francisco Bay, everyone
walked away, never to return. One of the occupants
that walked away was the ship’s cook, who was deaf!

It is not known if the ship was able to sail back
to England or if it sank into the waters of the


DeafNumbers of the Week:

Unemployment numbers –

30 percent
South African hearing people unemployed

93 percent
South African deaf people unemployed

Very sad!


DeafLibrary Resources

Who were member of European royal families that were deaf?


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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:

Email address:

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352


seeking ASL Interpreter
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking American Sign
Language Interpreter for the period April 1—June 18, 2012 to
provide interpretation services between acting company members,
directors and creative personnel, and theatre staff at rehearsals,
technical and dress rehearsals, meetings and for other activities.

The assignment requires:

*  Strong signing and voicing skills
*  Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
*  Understand appropriate roles and individual responsibilities
relating to interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing persons
*  Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of
Professional Conduct
*  Strong understanding of theater culture
*  Flexibility to work within a changing schedule, including
evenings and weekends
*  Understanding of the fluid, collaborative process of theatrical
*  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
*  Ability to interact with stakeholders with a variety of
perspectives and needs

This position’s internal contact is the Associate Producer, Company
or Associate Artistic Director. This position also works in close
collaboration with Associate Producer, Stage Management and the Stage
Management department.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

*  RID certification (CSC, CI, CT, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master)
*  Graduate of an ITP or related job experience
*  5 years professional experience; 3 years post-certification
*  Experience working in a theatrical context or organization
*  Experience with Shakespeare or verse drama preferred

Interpreter can expect to work between 25-35 hours per week, at an
hourly pay rate to be negotiated. This position works in OSF’s
rehearsal halls, theatres, meeting rooms, and other spaces. Requires
frequent repetitive hand and arm use. Standing for up to two hours
may be required, as well as climbing stairs and negotiating stages
and scenery. Evening/night and weekend work may be required as
dictated by the rehearsal and production schedule. OSF will provide
housing and round-trip travel for non-local interpreter, and access
to standard complimentary ticket package.

To apply, please send in a single e-mail a) cover letter addressing
your qualifications for the position, b) résumé, and c) 3
professional references (name and phone number) to

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials before February 1, 2012. All documents must be in Word or PDF format.


open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher (Walden School)

Overnight Child Care Worker (Walden School)

Intensive Care Coordinator: Part-time (Wraparound Program)

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)

Please send resume, cover letter, three references to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department


Apply online:

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview.

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE.


(revised posting)

Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or near completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..  A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at, letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.


The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, a member of COPLAC, is Oklahoma’s only publicly supported four-year liberal arts college. A function of the institution is to provide an outstanding general education program with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. The program features interdisciplinary team teaching and extends throughout the student’s entire undergraduate experience. Operating on a flexible trimester system which permits the opportunity for accelerated studies, USAO offers a limited number of career, professional and specialized degree programs which are especially strengthened when combined with an interdisciplinary, liberal arts foundation. The University is located in central Oklahoma, 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, in a community of 16,000.


position opening
Vocational Program Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of
Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational
Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department
in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement
services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One,
WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement
options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or
related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with
either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and
qualifications on our website:

Resume to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department,
268 West Adams Street,
Tucson, AZ 85705.

or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.



position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Worcester State Hospital
Worcester, MA

Seeking one part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs/wk) for a
specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for Deaf persons in Worcester,
Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. This is an excellent position
for an experienced interpreter with excellent ASL skills who has or wants
to develop a specialization in mental health interpreting. Candidates must
have at least two years of full-time or part-time professional experience
providing interpretation and/or transliteration services for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing population after successful completion of the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening.

Salary Range:  $22,543.04 to $30,627.22
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement,
free parking.

To apply, please send resumes to:
Attn:  Carolyn Burnett, Office of Health Human Resources
Department of Mental Health, Worcester State Hospital,
305 Belmont Street,
Worcester, MA 01604

or email:

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer


position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to:


position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher (Walden School)

Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)

Child Care Supervisor – Overnight (Walden School)

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program

Please apply online (


Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department


Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY


NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

Apply online at search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences are encouraged to make application.


position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469


open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: 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.

Responsibilities: 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.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

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.

Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential
Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time


Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students.

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license


Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Fax# 802-258-9574


position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at or

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to:



–  HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

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

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

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

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



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