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DeafDigest – 23 March 2015

DeafDigest Gold – March 22, 2015

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

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 19th year

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/pitfalls-of-video-relay-services/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-new-employees/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-aid/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nina-poetsch/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bad-deaf-handwriting/

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Graphic Novel “El Deafo” at Harris Communications

Winner of the John Newberry medal, “El Deafo” is Deaf author Cece
Bell’s graphic novel about growing up deaf and all the super and
super embarrassing moments she had along the way.

“Being in a new school is scary, and it’s even more so when you have
a giant FM system strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone
in Cece’s class was deaf. Here she is different. Then Cece makes a
startling discovery. With her FM system, she can hear her teacher not
just in the classroom, but anywhere her teacher is in the school-in
the hallway…in the teacher’s lounge…in the bathroom! This is
power. Maybe even superpower! Cece is on her way to becoming El
Deafo, Listener for All.”

“El Deafo” is a novel full of warmth, humor and superpowered
strength.

Preview pages of “El Deafo” (B1303) on the Harris Communications
website. Retail price only $10.95.

To find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG032215

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

New York police officers that become deafened are
now allowed to wear hearing aids, per settlement
with a federal court.

Emilie Biggar, a deaf pastry chef, has been eliminated,
along with her hearing partner, from British’s popular
My Kitchen Rules TV show competition.

Marijuana, legal in Colorado, has generated $15 Million
in revenues. Part of it will be earmarked for the
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. Do keep in mind
that in some states, revenues from the lottery, go to
the coffers of these deaf schools.

Liz Abernathy, a deaf medical school graduate from
University of Vermont Medical School will be going
into pediatrics. She said that her deafness is the
reason why she is interested in early birth deafness.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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Like captions on TV – for the phone!

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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY
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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive
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CapTelŽ Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is
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TOO MUCH ME-DEAF ATTITUDE
Nina Poetsch, who is deaf, did not succeed
in the “Survivor” TV program.
Her big problem was – me, deaf, please
respect me deaf.
This turned off hearing people on the
program, even though people watching the
program loved her.

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

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Facts about NTID we did not know about

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ntid-facts/

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WORST DEAF-HEARING COMMUNICATIONS
What is worst Deaf-Hearing Communications?
It is a deaf man with terrible handwriting.
And also a hearing man with terrible
handwriting!
It has happened to DeafDigest editor several
times in the past.

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

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A Deaf Park for nature lovers

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-park/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

different deaf groups agree on two things
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fighting/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Boise Sports Club of the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/boise-sports-club-of-the-deaf/

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

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

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

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Deaf Book of the Week

An English Dictionary of Basic Japanese Signs

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-english-dictionary-of-japanese-signs/

published 1991 by the Japanese Federation of the Deaf

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— hostess, nightclub

this website is growing every weekend:

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I wear a hearing aid and I travel. TSA told me at
the airport I must take off my hearing aid while
being screened? TSA correct or wrong?

A. Wrong! The TSA man did not know TSA rules.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I go snowshoeing in the winter.

My street borders on 840 acres of State Park
with 350 acres being a body of water!

It is a very peaceful place to snowshoe.

I often find a few ice fishing shanties scattered
about on the ice.

There are days I became disoriented and feel like
I cannot find my way home!

Sometimes I need to back track and get a better
focus of where I am.

During the Winter time there are less landmarks
for me to track.

So far, I have made it back home!

A video of one of my snowshoeing experiences is
on YouTube below.

This was two years ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSK8uZhccyE

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the front cover of a national magazine
would be taken by a deaf photographer

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DeafHistory:

Year 1894

Andrew Clemens, who was deaf and graduated from
Iowa School for the Deaf, passes away.

He was a skilled sand bottle artist, known as a
portrait painter without a brush or paint. One of
his bottles have been sold for $20,000 at a recent
auction.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

30

colleges and universities in USA that offer
Bachelor’s Degree program in Sign Language
Interpreting

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Adelphi, a college in New York, has two deaf
athletes – Paige Arbeiter in softball and
Allison Schneider in women’s lacrosse

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Alexandros Papadatos, Greece, won the national wrestling
championship in his weight class.

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DeafSports Library:

remembering a past national deaf basketball tournament
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-1992-national-deaf-basketball-tournament/

we have two rival deaf national tournaments right now –

National Deaf Basketball Organization

and

USA Deaf Basketball

both organizations have been rivals for quite some time

in the past it was just AAAD. Times have changed!

Which tournament is better? DeafDigest is staying out of it.

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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the best in the nation.

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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ADDED FEATURE!

for more jobs that are not listed in Blue and
Gold editions, go to:

http://deafdigest.com and click on jobs at the top
and scroll all the way down to the bottom

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Human Resources Specialist, Part-Time –  Los Angeles, CA

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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updated posting

position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:

– Education Program Tech (newest addition)
– School Counselor
– Dormitory Teacher- Full time Middle School
– Speech-Language Pathologist- Outreach
– Part-time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher
– Paraprofessional 1 on 1- Temporary
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: www.kcmo.org/ and
www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler,
Human Resources Office, at (913) 645-5358 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/621-2310

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-clinical-director/

If you are interested in applying please see the TLC
website at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for information on how to apply

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position opening
Social Worker/ Clinician ((LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services
West Trenton, NJ

Inspired Care
Begins with St. Joseph’s Healthcare

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

SOCIAL WORKER/CLINICIAN (LCSW or LSW)
ACCESS Program/Deaf Special Services * West Trenton, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS/Deaf Special Services team, you will work
with deaf children and adolescents, as well as their families, to assess
and develop treatment planning that will be utilized to help patients
attain and reach their personal goals.
Responsibilities include:

.       Conducting various therapy modalities (individual, group, family)
.       Developing and implementing treatment strategies
.       Utilizing counseling techniques to engage clients in treatment
.       Obtaining entitlements and linkages to community
resources/services  for clients
.        Completing comprehensive intake assessments and interpreting data
to formulate diagnosis
.       Documenting services provided to clients and maintaining medical
records
.       Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Along with the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language,
you should be a Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Program in
Social Work, Psychology or related field. Additionally, you should have a
current New Jersey LCSW License, valid NJ Driver’s License, and superior
oral/written communication, planning and organizational skills. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a rewarding state-of-the-art environment, competitive salaries,
and a comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please
email your resume (indicate LCSW in the subject line) to
mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at www.jobs.stjosephshealth.org
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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position openings
– Service Integration Program Manager
– Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager
State of Washington

for full position descriptions
Service Integration Program Manager
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-service-integration-program-manager/

Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-blind-services-program-manager/

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full-time job announcement
Advocate and Multicultural Specialist
Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, California

DCARA is a community .based nonprofit agency with offices located
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. DCARA supports and provides a wide
range of advocacy, education, counseling, and communication assistance to
the diverse deaf, deaf blind, hard of hearing and late deafened
(D/DB/HH/LD) community. DCARA seeks an experienced advocate to provide
advocacy-driven services. This position reports to the Director of
Advocacy Services

RESPONSIBILITIES:
. Provide direct services communication in communication assistance,
counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, employment assistance,
information & referral and community education
. Advocate for communication access, appropriate accommodations and
cultural understanding for D/DB/HH/LD clients
. Develop and implement workshops, and classes that foster self-advocacy
skills and empowerment to diverse communities
. Provide intercultural effectiveness training to diverse individuals,
communities, organizations to promote and enhance understanding and
sensitivity diverse population
. Represent DCARA and provide consultations to city, and state
governmental regarding federal and state laws that protects the rights of
the deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
. Ensure completion of intakes paperwork, monthly reports, feed statistics
into database
. Coordinate special projects/duties as delegated by the Director of
Advocacy Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
ABILITIES):
. BA degree in Social Work, Sociology, Counseling, Deaf Studies or related
fields. 3 years of documented experience in social services in human
services settings.
. Knowledge of relevant issues and laws protecting the rights of deaf and
hard of hearing individuals
. Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic,
linguistic, cultural, religious, and communication backgrounds.
. Ability to use social networking to raise awareness of advocacy-related
issues
. Knowledge of social justice issues that affects Deaf and Hearing of
Hearing communities
. Demonstrated ability to work well with others
. Experience in presentations and community relations
. Fluent in American Sign Language & positive cultural perception of Deaf
people
. Knowledge of PC including Windows 2007 Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and
PowerPoint
. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings
and weekends

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by Monday, March 20, 2015, by
5:00 pm.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org (under
Contact — Jobs), cover letter, resume & three professional references
via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526
DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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full-time job announcement
Interpreter/Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Interpreter/Employment
Specialist. This position is based at the Employment Development
Department branch in Fremont and reports to the Director of Employment
Services. The Interpreter/Employment Specialist will provide services,
co-located at 5 Employment Development (EDD) offices, including
interpretation for clients and office support, and telephone and document
assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
. Arrange and interpret client job interviews, orientations, meetings and
new hire trainings
. Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
. Provide document assistance services for clients as needed
. Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility,
enroll and orient clients for services
. Compile statistical data, maintain files, and write case note reports
. Provide support to the agency, community and perform other duties as
assigned by Director of Employment Services
. Available to work flexible schedules such as early mornings, evenings,
and weekends
. Provide career counseling, assisting clients with career planning, job
search strategies, applications, resume/cover letter writing, networking,
interview preparation, labor market information and job retention skills
. Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of
hearing persons employed
. Provide sensitivity awareness and training for existing and potential
employers for Deaf and hard of hearing clients.
. Conduct outreach and maintain a cooperative relationship with employers,
agencies and community based organizations to promote and advocate for the
employability and communication access for clients
. Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing
workers, and deaf awareness and
technical assistance workshops

QUALIFICATIONS:
. Ability to interpret ASL/English communication
. Knowledge of Professional Code of Ethics, role of interpreter, and
interpreting process
. Knowledge of American Disability Act (ADA)
. Minimum of 2 years of experience in career counseling, social work or
related fields
. Fluent in American Sign Language, candidates without a RID national
interpreter certification may be considered, provided that he/she obtains
certification within six/6 months of employment
. Assessment Level 3 or better from the American Consortium of Certified
Interpreters (ACCI), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD),
California Coalition of Agencies Serving the DEAF (CCASD) or Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
. BA preferred
. Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
. Ability to use computers, word processing software, online programs for
job seeking and reporting database and other office equipment; proficiency
in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) preferred
. Able to travel to interpreting assignments, meetings, and other events
as needed

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 20, 2015, by 5
pm.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org (under
Contact — Jobs), cover letter, resume & three professional references
via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526
DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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full-time job announcement
Advocate and Hard of Hearing/Late Deafened Specialist
Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, California

DCARA is a community .based nonprofit agency with offices located
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. DCARA
supports and provides a wide range of advocacy, education, counseling, and
communication assistance to the diverse
deaf, deaf blind, hard of hearing and late deafened (D/DB/HH/LD)
community. DCARA seeks an experienced advocate to
provide advocacy-driven services. This position reports to the Director of
Advocacy Services. In addition to providing
services to the deaf, deafblind people, the advocate shall demonstrate
expertise in hard of hearing/late deafened services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
. Provide direct services communication in communication assistance,
counseling, advocacy, independent living
skills, employment assistance, information & referral and community
education
. Advocate for communication access, appropriate accommodations and
cultural understanding for D/DB/HH/LD
clients
. Facilitate support group for hard of hearing and late deafened people
. Develop and implement workshops, and classes that foster self-advocacy
skills and empowerment to diverse
communities
. Provide intercultural effectiveness training to diverse individuals,
communities, organizations to promote and
enhance understanding and sensitivity diverse population
. Represent DCARA and provide consultations to city, and state
governmental regarding federal and state laws that
protects the rights of the deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
. Ensure completion of intakes paperwork, monthly reports, feed statistics
into database
. Coordinate special projects/duties as delegated by the Director of
Advocacy Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
ABILITIES):
. BA degree in Social Work, Sociology, Counseling, Deaf Studies or related
fields. 3 years of documented
experience in social services in human services settings.
. Knowledge of relevant issues and laws protecting the rights of deaf and
hard of hearing individuals
. Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened
community
. Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic,
linguistic, cultural, religious, and communication
backgrounds.
. Ability to use social networking to raise awareness of advocacy-related
issues
. Knowledge of social justice issues that affects Deaf and Hearing of
Hearing communities
. Demonstrated ability to work well with others
. Experience in presentations and community relations
. Fluent in American Sign Language & positive cultural perception of Deaf
people
. Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of
hearing and late deafened individuals
. Knowledge of PC including Windows 2007 Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and
PowerPoint
. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings
and weekends

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by Monday, March 20, 2015, by
5:00 pm.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org (under
Contact — Jobs), cover letter, resume &
three professional references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526
DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employment

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Open positions
Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
most jobs at Framingham, MA; some at Springfield, MA

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover
letter, resume, TLC application ( http://www.tlcdeaf.org )
as well as three professional references to
mailto:HR@tlcdeaf.org

Walden School Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Walden School Overnight CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-child-care-worker/

Walden School Residential CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

Walden School Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-substitute-teacher/

Walden School Relief Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-relief-worker/

Walden School Day CCW
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-day-child-care-worker/

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator (Springfield MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-intensive-care-coordinator-springfield/

Wraparound Family Partner (Springfield MA)
http://deafdigest.com/wraparound-deaf-family-partner-springfield/

Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/staff-interpreter-position-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Teacher Moderate to Severe Disabilities (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-teacher-moderate-severe-disabilities-licensed/

Classroom English Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-english-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-chemistry-teacher-licensed/

Classroom Math Teacher (Licensed)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-classroom-math-teacher-licensed/

Substitute Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Daycare Substitute Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-daycare-substitute-teacher/

Assistant Coach
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-assistant-coach-job/

Head Coach
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Cultural & Creative Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline
Social Science

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
15-Aug-2015

Department/College Description

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national
leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented,
ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and
backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have
chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of
Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university
with nine colleges emphasizing career education and
experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates
and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private
universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and
is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT
has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of
the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a
National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional
Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of
dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes
region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the
third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater
Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is
rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population
comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and
another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the
largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks
3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family”
by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas
having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among
Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Detailed Job Description

Please note-this is Temporary Position

Teach three or four courses per semester in the broad areas of
Deaf cultural studies, structure of American Sign Language and
social sciences.  Participate in Institute service as time
permits.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest
in contributing to a community committed to student
centeredness; professional development and scholarship;
integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism;
innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration.
Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and
diversity commitment.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral or Masters degree in Deaf studies or relevant social
sciences discipline and successful teaching experience.  Must
enjoy working with undergraduates in a collaborative
environment.  Proficiency in American Sign Language and strong
knowledge of Deaf culture.

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
MS, MA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/579901
Search openings, then Keyword Search: 1473BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
-A brief teaching philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until a suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital
status, gender, gender, religion, gender orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or
disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and
activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate.
If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process, please contact the Human
Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to
Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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announcement of teaching position openings
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on Campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

for school year 2015-2016

MSSD:
Science
Math
Social Studies
English

KDES:
Elementary
Early Childhood Education
Social Studies (Middle School)
Math (Middle School)
English (Middle School)
Science (Middle School)

Application Information:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application
Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess
any), and three current, signed letters of recommendation (including one
from current supervisor) email electronically to:

Clerchr@gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet University-KDES room 3108
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-250-2704 videophone-Hollie Fallstone, Human Resources Coordinator
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Job employment application can be found at:

http://www.gallaudet.edu/Documents/HRS/2015%20Employee%20Job%20Application1.pdf
by clicking on Job application

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position openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA
and
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO:                     Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teachers are a 187-day exempt position.

Responsibilities include appropriate academic work
to their students, use appropriate communication techniques
to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed information, work
with their department Principal in guiding parents toward
identifying their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in
programming for them accordingly through the IEP process,
attend in-service meetings and departmental meetings to
participate in decision-making, to maintain current
knowledge in the field, and to gain understanding of new
techniques and methodologies in education, participate in
curriculum development and curriculum revision projects,
maintain records of grades, achievement, and discipline
according to the needs of each assigned students,
collaborates with other teachers to assure appropriate and
dynamic programming for all students, work on extracurricular
committees or projects and perform related work assignments
as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA State Police Criminal Clearance,
PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Clearance, Act 82.

Valid PA Driver’s License required.

Teachers of the Deaf are preferred to enter a master’s level with
some experience.  The minimum requirement for this position is a
Bachelor’s level degree with certification in Deaf Education.  PA
Instructional I or II certification in Deaf Education required.

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position
is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

STARTING DATE:  2015-16 School Year (August 17, 2015)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori L. Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

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Job Opening
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehab Counselor Trainee (RCD)
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Fishersville, Virginia

Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at the Virginia
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is currently seeking
a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor RCD (Rehab Counselor
for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation
services,  which result in employment and enhanced independent living
for persons with disabilities. Core case management services include
guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental restoration, and
job placement services. Caseloads consist of individuals who are deaf
and hard of hearing and a general caseload of adults / students with
disabilities.

This position is located in Fishersville, Virginia, which is in the
Shenandoah Valley and is 15 minutes from the Virginia School for the
Deaf and the Blind.  For more information on the area, review the
Shenandoah Valley Travel Association website
http://www.visitshenandoah.org/

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I
(Trainee) level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not
selected. The minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is
$28,782-54,653. The minimum salary for a Counselor II (fully
qualified) is $37,047-70,801. To review the position and apply, visit
the website
https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Central Supervisory Union public schools
Montpelier, Vermont

(serves towns of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, and Worcester)

The Teacher of the Deaf is a full-time teaching position to work in
PreK-12 programs and with individual students within the Washington
Central Supervisory Union public schools.

Job Requirements:
1 Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to communicate,
the challenges encountered by the students with hearing loss in a mainstream
setting.

2 Assess the instructional, organizational, and professional needs of client
schools

3. Facilitate parent involvement and support of family goals in the
education of their child.

4. Monitor the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM systems and other
assistive devices

5. Participate in IEP meetings and/or other meetings

6. Knowledge of teaching complex language structures and vocabulary development in
students with hearing loss.

Qualifications:
1. Master’s in education of the deaf with a focus on listening and spoken language.

2. Experience with and knowledge of mainstreaming students with hearing loss.

3. An understanding of best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

4. Knowledge of common modifications and accommodations for students with hearing
loss and the ability to articulate what they are and their benefit.

5. Able to communicate well with a diverse group of people, both hearing and those
with hearing loss with diplomacy.

6. Able to function effectively as a team member and work collaboratively with
others to share information and ideas.

7. Able to participate in IEP meetings, write goals and objectives and report on
them at meetings and in written reports.

to apply, email mailto:rfair@u32.org

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Employment Opportunity
Director of Statewide Programs and/or Services for Children, who are Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind
State of Delaware

Salary:         $126,774 . 134,866

Start Date:     Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications:
.       Doctorate in fields related to deaf education preferred
.       Qualify for State of Delaware Certification as a Special Education
Director
.       Successful completion of the Praxis I or  Praxis Core (only for
those candidates not already certified)
.       Five years of successful administrative experience in deaf
education
.       Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) and State regulations for Special
Education
.       Knowledge of current research and best practices in the
development and education of children who are deaf, hard of hearing and
deaf-blind
.       Knowledge of the language and communication needs of deaf
children, including critical factors in the educational placement and
provision of programming and services
.       Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop and implement
bilingual (ASL & English) programming in educational settings
.       Knowledge of the continuum of services for children who are deaf,
hard of hearing, and deaf blind
.       Knowledge and articulation of research-based best practices in
fields related to deaf education, language and communication development
.       Fluent in American Sign Language

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website
(below)

CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE  19801

PH: 302-552-2650   –   FX: 302-552-2651

Website:  http://www.christinak12.org
Website:  http://www.joindelawareschools.org

The Christina School District is an EOE/M/F/H/V

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent
college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the
field of human services, we have a career building position waiting
for you! E.O.E.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@pahrtners.com Fax: 215-884-6301

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

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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