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DeafDigest – 17 March 2013

DeafDigest Gold – March 17, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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this just in –

Dakota Meyer, a junior at Iowa School for the Deaf, is #1
in the state in the 2013 Poetry Out Loud Iowa state competition.
The winner then advances to the next round, competing against
winners of other states. This competition is sponsored by the
National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Top stories about the deaf:

In a software competition between high tech teams from universities
in California, the winner was CSUN. Their software was a pager that
would alert the deaf to different kinds of noise around us. It
is not known, however, if there were deaf members of the CSUN
team or if it was an all-hearing team that decided what was
best for us?

The CNN is saying they do not need to caption their video
clips on their web site. And compounding this their attorneys
are arguing that captioning violates the first Amendment rights!

Cheng Yi-chia, a deaf pastry chef, was featured in the Taipei
Times, as a successful owner of his bakery and cafe in
New Taipei City. His business grew from an on-line operation
to a store front operation. Working behind the scenes are
family members that perform various functions.

Every bowler, both deaf and hearing, dream of bowling a
perfect 300 game. The latest deaf bowler to achieve this
feat is Scott Frye, Morganton, NC. After his 300 game in
league play, he continued to bowl strikes in the second
game but nerves got the best of him and he finished with
a respectable 186 score. The owner of the bowling alley
said it was the third time such a feat took place there.

Mamoru Samuragochi, Osaka, Japan, is a deaf composer,
described as a modern-day Beethoven. His latest CD
work, Hiroshimam has sold 85,000 copies, considered
impressive whereas 10,000 sold copies would be
considered satisfactory.


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One-third, one-third and one-third groups?
What is it?
Of deaf people that graduate from Gallaudet and
from NTID, then it is one-third, one-third and
One third of these people you will see often
at deaf clubs or at deaf bowling leagues or
at deaf picnics or at deaf churches, etc.
One third of these people you see once every
five or ten years. They rarely go out and mingle
with the deaf.
One third of these people just disappear. We
don’t know if they are still alive or have died!

– for ASL News version with captions,

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



What is the difference between a CDI (certified deaf interpreter)
and a DI (deaf interpreter)?

do visit:


The police chief of Coopertown, a small town in
Tennessee, is using a lie detector exam for one
reason. He wants to know if job applicants are
racists. He will not hire them if they are racists.
DeafDigest editor wonders. Could a lie detector
exam be used to find out if job applicants are
anti-deaf? If they are, maybe they should not be

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National ADA Symposium May 12-15, 2013 San Antonio, Texas

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Audrey Cameron, the first deaf winner of a doctorate degree
in Scotland, has an ambitious project.
She is working with the British Sign Language Glossary Team
to develop signs for science words in sign language. This project
is based at the Scottish Sensory Centre at the University of Edinburgh.
Her doctorate is in Chemistry.

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

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

Many deaf people are sports fans; they root for their favorite
Here is an interesting story. Luke Brenes, who is deaf, is a loyal
fan of the Charlotte Checkers pro hockey team in North Carolina.
His loyalty has become known to the Checkers management. As a result
the team has shown its appreciation – by raising funds and donating
money to an agency serving the deaf in the area.
We do not see that much happening among deaf fans and favorite
teams elsewhere in the nation!


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fell on deaf ears

a critic wrote in a web posting:

no one has deaf ears no matter if the person is deaf or is
hearing. The ears itself is not deaf; it is the person that
is deaf (or is not deaf)!



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This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and
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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. The “Switched at Birth” all-ASL episode was the first
successful deaf TV program we ever had. Correct?

A. No. The national Deaf Community was thrilled about the
successful deaf made-for-TV movie – the 1985 airing
of “Love is never Silent” that starred deaf actors
Ed Waterstreet and Phyllis Frelich. A deaf woman – Julianna
Julianna Fjeld owned the rights to the movie title and
negotiated with the producers to make this movie a reality.

It is so easy for the Deaf Community to dwell on our present
successes and to forget the past successes!

send your questions to

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:


Many of us used to drive.

Mostly those of us who have Usher Syndrome Type II.

We lost our ability to retain our license sometime during adulthood.

This varies from individual to individual.

Most of us could not drive at night, since we cannot see in the dark.

Deciding when to stop driving is very emotional.

I voluntarily stopped driving because of several near hits.

Though I stopped driving, I didn’t return my driver’s license until after my 4 kids obtained theirs! My kids appreciated sitting next to the blind guy instead of their nervous wreck mother!

Usher Syndrome friends, drive safely-these important decisions are yours.

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 we have housing units for deaf senior citizens in every
major American city, instead of just in a few cities.



Year 1996 – the national spelling bee competition involved
a deaf participant. The competition staff had to make
slight accommodations for that deaf participant. No, the
participant did not win.


DeafNumbers of the Week:

Said National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders –

Nine out of every 10 children born deaf have parents who can hear


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Purdue – Drew Mingo; played the game of her life to
help her team win the Big Ten tournament championship

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

– Tulane – Kristen Ates, SR, women’s swimming; has completed
her swimming career as an outstanding swimmer

– Wyoming – L.J. Helbig, SR, wrestling; 22-10 for the season at 174
class; will face Austin Gabel (Virginia Tech, 19-11) at the
2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships; March 21-23

– York (Canada) – Dallas Boyd, JR,  women’s hockey; stats are
not posted so no idea of her performances


Elite Deaf Athletes

– Tyson Gillies, minor league baseball, Philadelphia Phillies;
was 0-14 throughout the World Baseball Classic with the
Canadian team

– Derrick Coleman, practice roster, Seattle Seahawks, NFL

– Chris Colwill, USA diving; waiting for the diving season to

– Lilly Cook, Australia, greyhound racing trainer; still at it

– Matt Cook, Albury-Wodonga Steamers, Australian rugby minor league;
still at it


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2013 Deaf Schools Basketball All-American honors



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–  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles (2 positions open)

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

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



position opening
Residential Supervisor
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

more information at:


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, Maeyland

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.


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:


The New York Foundling (the “Foundling”) is one of the oldest, largest and most well-respected human services agencies in New York. Established as a home for abandoned children, the Foundling has been saving children, preserving families, and building communities since 1869. We have over 1300 employees located in every borough of New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties and in Puerto Rico.

Supervisors will be responsible for overseeing a team of social workers, ensuring that required family, court and school contacts are made; managing and reviewing the timely completion of all required documentation; advising social workers the families’ need for services; attending treatment team meetings, and other hearings; completing evaluations and disciplinary reports for staff, as necessary; completing field work and court appearances on uncovered cases, as necessary.


Masters Degree in Social Work or related field. LMSW/LCSW a plus. Candidates with an MA/MS in a related area and several years of experience may be considered at the discretion of the agency.
3-5 years of child welfare experience and 1-2 years of supervisory experience required.
24-hour on-call availability for team members, parents and children.
Excellent communication skills.
English/Spanish a plus.
ASL required
We invite you to join our dedicated & diverse workforce by applying directly online through our website — – or by sending your resume along with cover letter to or 212-727-6805 (fax).


Title: Project HOPE Health Specialist, 31 hours/week (includes full

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered
medical case management and advocacy services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of
Hearing and Late-Deafened people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart
disease, or diabetes in Massachusetts. The Health Specialist will receive
comprehensive training, develop a working knowledge of available services
and resources, collaborate with a wide network of service providers, and
work closely with clients of diverse backgrounds to support progress towards
their health goals.

Specific duties are as follows:

. Work directly with clients to identify their needs, create service
plans, and establish connections to appropriate medical and social services,
including full medical care, peer support, housing, and the like;

. Work with clients one-on-one to ensure they understand their
prognosis, are adhering to treatment plans, and are able to manage their

. Advocate on behalf of clients for communication access at
appointments and meetings according to clients’ communication needs and

. Advocate on behalf of clients at medical appointments and meetings
with providers to ensure mutual understanding between clients and their
providers, and that clients are empowered to make informed decisions for

. Monitor clients’ progress through VP, phone calls, emails, and
in-person meetings,

. Collaborate with clients’ other service providers to maximize
benefits to clients;

. Document service activity in progress notes and submit monthly
data reports to DPH;

. Attend supervision meetings, and trainings as required;

. Work as part of a team to plan and execute Project HOPE’s Annual
Health Fair;

. Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed; and

. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications: BA degree in a health or human-service field or
two years of experience in direct services or case management; knowledge of
HIV/AIDS, various cancers, heart disease, and diabetes and their impact on
human health and quality of life; ability to advocate for communication
access; ASL fluency; strong written English skills, and have own car and
willing to travel. Experience in the medical field preferred.

Supervision: Reports to the Director of Project HOPE.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter highlighting relevant skills and
experience, and a list of 3 work-related references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/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.

Posted by:

Ann Thompson

Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc.

215 Brighton Avenue

Allston, MA 02134

Tel: 617-206-4215 (VP)

Fax: 617-254-7091

Main: 617-254-4041

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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