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DeafDigest – 10 March 2013

DeafDigest Gold – March 10, 2013
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)


Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:


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The Silent Call Fire Kit is now available at Harris Communications.

The Fire Kit is easy to set-up and includes a Sidekick II SS
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The Fire Kit (SC-SS/FKIT3) is available for $392. Save over $31.00 if
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Top stories about the deaf:

The Department of Justice is looking into Denver for
not providing interpreters for the deaf in prisons.
A deaf burglar filed the lawsuit for that reason.

Alabama School for the Deaf, with its Silent Warriors mascot was declared the winner of the USA TODAY High School Sports Best Mascot Contest among Alabama high schools. The deaf school
will compete with other 50 state winners in the second round, among six regions.

There is a push in New Zealand to make young people aware of
Deaf Culture and the New Zealand Sign Language. Helping the
push is distribution of over 1,000 sign language books
in school libraries. And Deaf Information cards are being
distributed among businesses and organizations.

The Genesis HealthCare reached agreement with the Office of
Civil Rights, promising to provide interpreters for deaf patients.
This lawsuit was prompted by a complaint from a deaf patient
that the request for an interpreter was turned down.

The FCC has approved the captioning standards as proposed by the
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for our
on-line content viewing. DeafDigest hopes this translates into
zero spelling errors on captions that we read.


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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,

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video


ADARA 2013 Conference *Blazing New Trails
held May 29-June 1, 2013 at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel.

more information at:


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:

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video


A street named after a deaf person


Emily Gabriel, not deaf, is a student of ASL. She is also employed
at the King’s Family Restaurant in Delmont, PA.
Emily was required by the school to teach ASL to a group, and
she selected the restaurant employees for this project.
Her boss supported the idea, and has agreed to a fundraiser. On March 28th, 20 percent of patrons’ checks will go to the
Westmoreland Association of the Deaf. The hostesses and the waiters
will be using the basic signs that day – such as greetings and
menu choices.
Delmont is a small town of 2,500 people about 25 miles away
from Pittsburgh.

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.

What job is probably the most important one
in Hollywood (and also on TV programs and also
on Broadway plays)?
It is the make up artist. Make up has nothing to do
with cosmetics, making a face look good – it involves
putting things and stuff on actors to make them look
real for the roles they perform.
Do we have deaf make up artists? DeafDigest editor
interviewed a deaf woman about 25 years ago, but she
is no longer involved in the profession.
There is a new one coming up right now – Tia Albert.
Hopefully she will move up the ladder to become a noted
Hollywood make up artist.


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he is Differently abled

Are we the deaf supposed to be so different from
other people that are not deaf?



We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of
your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and
hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at


Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5
years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at
or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is the all-signing episode of Switched at Birth, aired
recently considered a landmark on TV?

A. There have been foreign language movies shown on TV,
either subtitled or voiced over in English. We can proudly
place Switched at Birth in the same category.

send your questions to

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


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Spring Forward!

By now your clock has changed one hour forward.

This means more daylight time after dinner!

This helps many of us with Usher Syndrome to enjoy more outings.

It does enhance our mood!

This is a good chance to greet your neighbors as well!

We gain 2 minutes of daylight each day until late fall.

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that angry deaf people stop bashing other angry
deaf people on the social media – twitter, facebook,
blogs, vlogs, etc!



Year 1864 – when Gallaudet opened for business, the required
courses for all students were:

– Language, Ancient and Modern
– Mathematics
– History and Philosophy
– Political Science
– Natural Science


DeafNumbers of the Week:

Interesting set of stats, published in
a recent edition of the New Mexico Progress,
a publication of the New Mexico School for
the Deaf

Re the Parent Infant Child Program –

400 home visits per month

24,500 miles per month

1,000 individual contacts per month

5 member staff

could it be 61.5 miles per visit?


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– East Carolina – Britny Edwards, SR; averaging 9.7 points and 8.2 rebs
per game, as she winds down her collegiate career

– Purdue – Drew Mingo, SR, women’s basketball; her senior season
winding down, she’s one of team leaders in minutes spent on floor per
game and on points per game

– Ryerson (Canada) – Dana Carson, jr, women’s hockey; did not
play in the last game of the season

– Stonehill – Tori Faieta, SO, women’s basketball; team’s 2nd leading
scorer at 12.3 points per game; team’s leading rebounder at 8.0 per game

– Texas A & M – Jordan King, SR, women’s swimming, has completed her
collegiate career


Elite Deaf Athletes

– Josh Hembrough, hurdles, has participated at the USA indoor
track and field championships in the 60 hurdles event

– Matthew “Deaf Power” Calamare, Boston, MA, pro wrestler; still at it

– Terrance Cantrell, state champion lifter, Utah; no recent updates

– David Cardamone, Ultimate Fighter, Oklahoma; no updates on him

– Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever, WNBA, waiting for the season to


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*  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions)

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



Tenure track faculty position
teaching Spanish
Gallaudet’s department of World Languages and Cultures
Washington, DC

Tenure track faculty position in Spanish in Gallaudet’s department of World Languages and Cultures.

The link to the job post is:


career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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


This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  Duties:  Develop,
coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness
maintenance and psycho-educational workshops. Qualifications:  BA in
psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2
years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental
retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced
fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to
work in a team environment.

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

This position provides resources and support to clients both adults &
children along with their families who reside in the community and in
our residential programs.  Duties: assess service needs of consumers
to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public and private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other
services.  Qualifications:  BA/BS degree in a Human Services field
preferred; or High School diploma& 12 college credit hours in social
science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels.  Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Fax: 215-884-6301


position opening
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:


position opening
clinical psychology faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical
psychology faculty position opening. The position description and
application information can be found at

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Tania
Thomas-Presswood, School Psychology Program Director at


open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Secondary Job Coach (Part-time)

Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm

Residential Counselor – 2nd Shift (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm

Walden School Overnight Child Care Worker

Walden School Residential Counselor

Wraparound Program Intensive Care Coordinator – Western MA

Wraparound Program Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)

Wraparound Family Partner (Part-time)

Classroom Teacher (Anticipated Opening)

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – ), as well as three professional references and/or three current letters of recommendation to All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the


position opening
female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

go to:


Position Announcement
Independent Living Adviser (ILA)
Deaf Independent Living Association Salisbury, Maryland

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.

Job Goal: 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.

Qualified candidates may email resume to

or mail to: Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804


Announcement of Position Vacancy
Interpreter Training Program Instructor and Field Coordinator
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

(12 month appointment)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provide leadership as the fieldwork coordinator and major instructor in UWM’s Interpreter Training Program. The ITP emphasizes curriculum, pedagogy, and experiences that prepare graduates to meet the needs of a culturally diverse Deaf/Hard of Hearing population. Primary responsibilities to include design and instruction of courses in the ITP sequence (theory and skills courses); coordinate fieldwork assignments throughout the academic year, provide supervision of students in the field placements and internships in the community; development of strong connections between the ITP and the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and interpreting communities.

For more information, go to:

QUALIFICATIONS:    Master’s degree in Interpreting Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, Adult Education, or applicable field; national certification in interpreting from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or National Association for the Deaf Certification (NAD-Level IV-V) bilingual competency in American Sign Language and English. Three years of college level teaching experience is required.

SALARY:     Competitive with excellent fringe benefit package.

STARTING DATE:  July 1, 2013

APPLICATION:    All applications must be submitted online at:  A completed application will include a letter of application, vita, transcripts (upload under .other document 1. or mail to address below), and three letters of recommendation (upload or mail to address below):

Dr. Elise Frattura and Pam Conine Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Exceptional Education
2400 E. Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Fax: 414-229-5500

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 5, 2013.  Applications accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.

For the UWM Campus Security Report, see: or call the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414)220-4632 for a paper copy.


Position Title
American Sign Language Clinical Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Position Description:
This position is a full-time American Sign Language (ASL) clinical instructor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, ASL Studies Program. This person will demonstrate leadership and creativity by contributing vision for program management and professional development in ASL Studies Program.   The individual will be an active and collaborative member of the ASL Studies Program team.  One aspect that individual will work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative; while supporting University and department’s mission and values to the students, the larger community, and stakeholders.

This position also includes teaching in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses.   Additionally, this individual will provide pedagogical leadership in post-secondary language courses, curriculum development, including the exam materials, syllabus, and rubrics, in compliance of UWM and ASL Studies Program.   Other duties include recruiting, teaching, and mentoring individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds.

The applicants must have a master’s degree from an accredited university in a closely related field.  Applicants should possess strong and effective leadership skills in teaching methods in various aspects of ASL or related courses.  Evidence of a minimum of 3-years of full-time collegiate/university teaching experience (or equivalent) in ASL. Native/near native fluency in ASL.    This individual has demonstrated the knowledge of ASL and Deaf Studies related field which may include but is not limited to linguistic principles of ASL, Deaf Culture, and Deaf History.

Preferred Qualifications:
Overall satisfactory performance in teaching, service, and scholarly activities.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Preference is given toward applicants with ability to develop trainings and workshops for current ASL instructors, university students, and extended to the community outside of the University.   Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels. Candidates with ASLTA certification and ASL proficiency (ASLPI) Level 4 or greater is an ideal.

Competitive.  This position is full-time, probationary appointment; 12 months; beginning August 1, 2013.

Application Process:
Submit application materials online including letter of intent, vita/resume, degree, and list of three references at this link:

Additionally, submit name and email of individual who supervised you and can evaluate your teaching.  This individual will be asked to provide a teaching evaluation upon receipt of all application materials.

Application Deadline: Search will be open until filled.  Review of application will start January 1, 2013.

The names of those nominees and applicants who have not requested that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.

This position requires a criminal record review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.  For information relating to the campus security report for UWM, visit:

UWM is an AA/EO employer and educator strongly committed to maintaining a climate of supporting equality of opportunity and respect for difference based on gender, culture, ethnicity, disability, gender orientation, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, and lawful activities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who would enhance and diversify our workforce.


full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community.  This full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including, but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened community.

–    Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social, emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing and deafened individuals and their families.
–    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf,  hard of hearing and late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. –    Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral, employment and community education.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.
–    All other duties and assigned,

–    BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3 years of documented experience in service provision in a human services setting.
–    Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened community.
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
–    A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).

–    Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture.
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player .
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus a paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.


position opening
Principal K-12
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, RI

Non-Classified Job Description – Principal K-12

This new position will plan for, coordinate, and implement educational services to all students who are deaf or hard of hearing Kindergarten through Grade 12. The Principal of RI School for the Deaf is the
educational leader of the school and is responsible for assisting the Director of the RI School for the Deaf in the effective management of classrooms, curriculum, teaching personnel, instruction, and materials.

The Principal shall lead in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of all instructional services (K-12) in order to develop an optimum learning climate for the unique needs of
our students. The Principal shall assist in the daily operation of the school and shall assist in providing an educational program which is responsive to student needs; develops and implements standards-based
curriculum and encourages the use of current and effective instructional practices. The Principal leads the faculty in addressing the goals of the school and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE),
guided by the Common Core Standards. The Principal shall assist with compliance with all regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the RI School for the Deaf.

– Works collaboratively with the school community to develop and maintain a shared school vision and uses that vision to guide decision-making about students and the instructional program.
-. Models ethical behavior at both the school and community level and communicates to others expectations of ethical behavior.
– Applies and enforces policies and procedures consistently, wisely and compassionately.
– Provides leadership with current curricular trends and instructional practices, addressing the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across a variety of settings.
– Assists in daily planning, implementation and assessment of curriculum and curriculum development projects.
– Supports the teachers. efforts to implement the curriculum in alignment with state standards.
– Recognizes, models, and promotes effective teaching strategies that enable students to apply what they learn to real world experiences.
– Uses data effectively to monitor, assess and revise academic direction and goals.
– Maintains open communication with the school community and effectively conveys high expectations for student learning.
– Assists in providing opportunities and support for collaboration, the exchange of ideas, experimentation with innovative teaching and ongoing school improvement.
– Conducts frequent classroom visits and periodic observations, provides regular and helpful feedback to faculty and staff, and suggests models of effective teaching.
– Fosters a caring and continually improving environment for faculty and students, one in which high expectations and high standards for student achievements are emphasized.
– Assists in planning for and assessing the overall impact of professional development activities on the improvement of teaching and student learning.
– Conducts meetings, keeps records and submits reports (written and oral).
– Coordinates and monitors student interns and substitute teachers.
– Fosters the integration of students into mainstream society while valuing diversity.

– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in the school’s mission and goals.
– Advanced degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, Education Leadership, or related area
– Ability to earn certification from the State of Rhode Island as both a Teacher of the Deaf and School Principal.
– Fluency in ASL (SLPI Level: Advanced) and standard written English.
– A minimum of three (4) years classroom instruction experience as a Teacher of the Deaf.
– A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience, three of which must have been experience in a school or educational program serving deaf students.
– Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education.
– Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic standards and assessment data, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that improve student outcomes.
– Ability to plan well for all students, regardless of academic ability, learning style, or communication choice.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
– Strong and effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
– Leadership in working collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and the general public.
– Understanding of classroom practices appropriate to a bilingual, bimodal educational environment.
-. Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and the knowledge of student assessment, and performance improvement tools.
– Knowledge of the professional standards for teaching.
– Ability to apply best practices and current standards-based educational approaches associated with successful students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Significant knowledge of curriculum development, current trends in educational practices with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Knowledge of how to collect, interpret and use data, both qualitative and quantitative, to plan for student instruction.
– Ability to provide supervision to teachers; to respond to and deliver positive and effective feedback.
– Ability to support the effective use of classroom technology.
– A history of documented improvements in outcomes for students with hearing loss.
– Ability to communicate in ways appropriate to the needs of the school population.

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, 12 month
SALARY RANGE: $80,226 – $110,301 Per Year

Application Materials:
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Sharon Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Materials to include:
– Complete/Current Resume
– All Certification and Professional Licenses
– Two (2) Current Letters of Recommendation with complete contact information
– ASL/SLPI Certification

*Upon conditional offer of employment, selected candidate must provide a Criminal Background Record
Review per TITLE 16 Education, CHAPTER 16-2 – School Committees and Superintendents; SECTION 16-2-18.1


Open teaching positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2013-2014

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    Elementary Teacher-KDES
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD –    Physical Education Teacher-KDES
–    English Teacher-MSSD –    Math Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    English Teacher-KDES (Middle School)

Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University, KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link: and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 16th, 2013. New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 12th, 2013.  (Required and will be paid for attending). The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2013.


job announcement
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
position based in Floyd County, Georgia

details at:


DEAF, Inc.

Position Announcement

Title: Program: Independent Living Program Administrative Assistant

20hrs Boston Office based / 10hrs Salem office Based

Duties: To provide direct administrative support to the Independent Living
program and IL Program staff

in accomplishing the goals of the Independent Living Program.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

. Assist Program Director and Assistant Director in operating the IL

. Making and receiving phone calls related to program operations

. Setup and coordinate meetings, trainings, workshops, etc.

. Assist with and follow up on request for Information and Referral;

. Maintain paperwork and documents used by IL Department Staff
including intake packages, applications for financial assistance for
technology, etc.

. Administrative support, including filing, typing, copying, and
updating files,

. Follow up on request for assistive technology for identified
consumers – including preparation, coordination, application, explanations.

. Conduct program intake as appropriate.

. Assist with data collection, collation, database maintenance, and
preparation for reports.

. Assist with drafting documents; editing; translating

. Deliver monthly invoices, reports, and any other documents etc. as

. Assist with preparing for, and taking meeting minutes or notes as

. Assist with monthly newsletter preparation, and distribution.

. Assist with ordering of program supplies and tracking

. Other duties of similar nature


. Bachelor’s degree in the area of deafness, human services, or a
related field and two years related experience with Deaf adults strongly

. Fluency in ASL or ability to communicate or ability to become fluent
quickly, fluency in English.

. Strong organizational skills, ability to use computers especially MS
Word, Excel, etc.

. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as
part of a team.

. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people.

. Experiential involvement within the Deaf community.

Supervision: Reports to IL Assistant Director

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a Cover Letter, Resume and list
of three references to:

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf,

Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, minorities,

and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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