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DeafDigest – 03 March 2013

DeafDigest Gold – March 3, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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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:


DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;

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Special Discounts for Popular Smartphones

Harris Communications, through our association with Sprint Relay, can
now offer discounts to our deaf and hard of hearing customers on some
of the most popular smartphones.

Simply go to the Harris Communications website and click the Sprint
Relay Store banner on the left hand side.

It is convenient. It is easy. Start shopping and saving now!

To find out more, go to:


Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton
HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit and click on the


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This just in –

Because of lack of funding, the Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired
in Whittier, California, closed its doors. The school relied on a dozen school
districts for its funding. And when these districts got tight with their
money, it shut down these funding streams the school depended on. And
at the final meeting, a local TV crew wanted to film the animated
discussions between the parents and school officials. This led to scuffles
that had to broken up by the police.

Top stories about the deaf:

The famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology, across
the river from Boston, was victimized by a deaf relay
message of a gunman was running loose on the campus.
It proved to be a hoax.

The Tribes, a play that featured deaf actor Russell Harvard,
won raves during its New York run. This play is moving
to Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum.

The TED had its TED2013 gathering in Long Beach, CA. TED is an organization whose motto is “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” One of the featured speakers was deaf artist Christine Sun Kim. She has described herself as a sound engineer, actually in reverse – converting real sounds to paintings that show sounds (vibrations, musical symbols, etc).

At University of Colorado Denver, professor Jeffrey Schrader
is well known for his love of art and of art history. When not
busy teaching art, he is working on a book about art. He is
deaf, been deaf all his life. He does not know ASL.

Politics 101 in a deaf social club? You bet! The Olathe Club of the Deaf in Kansas will be hosting Legislative Training
next month. Way back in 1979, Politics 101 for deaf leaders
took place on the Capitol Hill. DeafDigest editor was there
as a young man and it was an awesome learning experience.


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There are stories of future parts for eyes, heart, kidneys,
etc, and also for plastic blood.
Also there are stories of tests of babies for
possible diabetes, cancer, mental problems, etc.
But not one word about deafness! No future parts for
deafness? Yes, we have hearing screening tests for babies
but it was not mentioned in the stories.
So, deafness not important?

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


Texas Association of the Deaf video history


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Who is the most important person in the Deaf
It is the Deaf Accessibility specialist. He
inspects buildings, restaurants, airports,
railroad stations, stadiums, etc. He makes sure
these facilities are deaf-friendly.
Do we have Deaf Accessibility specialists?
Yes, but not too many of them are around.

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Do You See Yourself As A Counselor With Deaf and Hard Of
Hearing Clients?

more information at:


We have read of cases of patients refusing to be
treated by certain members of the medical profession.
A while ago there was a story of deaf members of
the medical profession dealing with discrimination.
Does discrimination extend to hearing patients that
absolutely want to have nothing to do with deaf medical

We do not see all-deaf restaurants in USA – but the number
is growing by leaps and bounds in Asia.
The latest is the Xinhuoguo soup restaurant in Bejing. This
eatery has eleven deaf people on the staff.
It is great that employment opportunity for the deaf is better
in restaurants in Asia – just hope that some of them will either
become general managers or buy the restaurant business that they
were weaned on.

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


Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf

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A newspaper story said:

he is a formerly deaf person

A formerly deaf person? Meaning an operation made him
a completely hearing person or the assumption that
a CI has made him a hearing person?



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. Are there federal laws that protect our rights to use
sign language (and our rights not to use the sign language)?

A. PL 93-112, PL 94-142 and PL 101-336

send your questions to

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


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

There are ways to identify things in cabinets.

But some items feel the same but are very different!

For example, the floor detergent Swiffer has several different formulas.

The containers feel like the same shape, except the contents are different.

For persons who have low vision we can often see the different colors.

For persons who are blind, we can put a rubber band(s) around each container.

This way, we can feel which detergent to use for the floor!

Our memory about which number of rubber bands represents which?? That is a different story!

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 big corporations establish deaf-specific hiring



Year 1986 – “Peter Pan” is the first captioned live
program on the BBC in Great Britain


DeafNumbers of the Week:


educational programs for the deaf in New Jersey

80 communities

that the Mountain Lakes Deaf Program (New Jersey)
draw students from


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

— North Dakota – Josefine Jakobsen, SO, women’s hockey; team’s 4th
leading scorer with 14 goals and 23 assists

— North Texas – Abby McAlpin, incoming fr, women’s swimming; will
join the swimming team next fall

— Ohio Wesleyan – Greg White, SR, basketball; played 27 games, starting 2;
averaging 11 minutes per game; 3.2 points per game; that is it for him in
college basketball

— Old Westbury – Raven Pentz, FR, women’s basketball; started 25 of
her team’s 26 games; team’s leader in most minutes played per game;
averaged 8.0 points per game

— Olivet Nazarene – Samanatha Elam, JR, women’s swimming; has been
winning her freestyle events


Elite Deaf Athletes:

— Kris Martin, Burlington, Ontario, auto racer; waiting for warm
weather to kick in

— Stefan Markolf, pro soccer, Germany; still playing for the low level
KSV Baunatal team

— Sean Midnight, pro wrestler, Great Britain; still at it

— S. Bhagavathi (first name not known), competitive powerlifter, India;
has been winning medals in some big powerlifting events

— David Byrnes, deaf auto racer, Utah; waiting for season to start


Deaf Sports Library

A picture of football action in a 1940 deaf school football game


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click on mainstream on the right side of for the list of
mainstreamed athletes



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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



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, Delaware

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 Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(Tenure Track Position)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

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

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

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

TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at ), letter of application, resume, copies of
undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of
recommendation to:

Personnel Office,
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma,
1727 W. Alabama,
Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is a public liberal
arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts
Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding
interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the
liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program
features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the
senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO
seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized
fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal
arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles
southwest of Oklahoma City.


position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor II
Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
position based at Bangor, Maine

Equal Employment Opportunity
Person with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD) II Class Code 3082RCDB for the Bangor position

3082RCDL for the Lewiston position


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2010.

Value of State’s Share of Employee Retirement 11.54%

Opening: January 07, 2013               Closing: January 18, 2013

Typical duties include determining eligibility for rehabilitation services and supporting individuals with disabilities in a vocational program leading to an employment outcome.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary.  These positions may serve persons with a broad range of disabilities and ages, including transition services from school to work, mental health rehabilitation, and rehabilitation counseling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These are two year time limited positions.  One position will be based in the Lewiston Career Center, and the other position will be based in the Bangor Career Center. Occasional statewide travel will be required. Please state preference of location on your application.

Minimum qualifications: A six (6) year combination of training, experience, and or education providing knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation placement.
After meeting the above minimum qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelors Degree and two years of experience in rehabilitation counseling. Additional preference will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

A necessary special requirement for this position is proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Interested persons must complete the State of Maine Direct Hire Application.  Applications are available at Career Centers, the Employment & Security Service Center, Human Resources Office in Augusta, or online at:

Completed applications including a copy of CRC certification (If applicable) and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required. The completed application packet must be postmarked on or January 18, 2013 to the:

Employment and Security Service Center, Office of Human Resources, 45 Commerce Drive, State House Station #108, Augusta, Me 04333-0108.

Telephone: 207 623-6739, TTY 1-800-794-1110 or can be emailed to: ( )


Half-time Person Wanted

There is an opportunity for half-time work at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as a temporary Security/Set up/Clean up person. The hours are 5:00-10:00 pm Tuesday through Friday and sometime between 8:00 am . 10:00 pm on Saturdays.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Customer Support (e.g. Provide information upon request, answer questions, offer assistance for presentations and meetings, educate visitors about services and who to contact during regular business hours).

·         Equipment setup and takedown (e.g. tables/chairs for events, projectors, laptops).

·         Safety and security of people and building:  Maintain safe and secure environment for customers and property by frequently patrolling and monitoring activities inside the facility and the grounds, parking lots, etc., put away equipment after activities, lock up the facility at night.

·         Clean up spills and messes, take out trash.

Skills and Abilities Needed:

·         Excellent communication skills and an ability to deal with people of diverse backgrounds

·         American Sign Language fluency

·         Skilled in computer related functions including setting up laptops and multimedia projectors, MS Office software, locating saved documents, internet browsing, accessing wi-fi, e-mail, and solving minor computer problems

·         Skilled in task and time management

·         Ability to exercise good judgment in working with clients and visitors

·         Professional workplace skills and ethical practice

·         Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, walk and stand for periods of time

Pay and conditions:

·         Hourly pay $10.99/hour

·         Tuesday to Friday evening and Saturday

·         Limit of 30 hours per week, possibly less if no activities are scheduled for an evening or weekend

·         Individual must pass fingerprint criminal background investigation

·         This is a part-time, temporary position with no benefits (like holiday pay, time off or insurance).  There is no guarantee for the number of hours or continued employment.

·         Preference will be given to individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

To apply:  Interested individuals need to email by noon, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 a brief description of why they would be the best person for this position; previous work experience with similar duties or skills and abilities that would prepare them for this position.

WANTED:  Western Kansas Interpreter Mentees!

Educational Interpreter Mentoring Services Available in Western Kansas: The KSDE Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services team announces the  provision of mentoring services for rural Western Kansas interpreters delivered by Stephanie Winslow of ASL Interpreter Connect, LLC.  Previous services were provided by TLK Interpreting.  This skills-growth mentoring program includes on-site and distance mentoring with companion workshops delivered in your area at no cost to your district or interpreters.   Mentoring will include site-visits, professional development resources, sign language materials and individualized skills growth planning and execution.  Primary candidates are novice & experienced sign language interpreters practicing in rural, Western Kansas classrooms who need to achieve an EIPA score of  4.0 ( or equivalent) in order to generate professional level Cat Aid. Participants must be current or likely Western KS school-based interpreters with access to high speed internet and video recording tools. Capacity for the cohort forming now is limited.  Please assist by identifying and referring potential mentees to:  Stephanie Winslow

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and review on a monthly basis, aging
invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and AP/GL reconciliations are
performed. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), prepare
excel expense detail for program managers and work with funders on invoice

. Review payroll reports – complete a payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet,
complete weekly deposits, perform bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks quarterly.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance and preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll as needed and
other responsibilities as assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years similar
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal contracts
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

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

Duties: The Project HOPE Health Specialist will provide client-centered 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. Specific duties are as follows:

. Coordinate linkage to care in medical and social services,
including assessment of the client’s needs; development of comprehensive
individual service care plans; making and following up with supported
referrals; and advocacy before and during medical appointments, including
communication access advocacy.

. Maintain contact with clients through videophone/telephone calls,
emails, and face-to-face meetings (travel, including mileage, parking, and
tolls, is reimbursable).

. Document client progress towards goals

. Prepare written and data reports related to services provided

. Collaborate with health and medical service providers to identify
individuals who can benefit from Project HOPE services

. Arrange and attend clinical supervision meetings, and trainings as

. Participate in agency committees and staff meetings

. Co-coordinate Project HOPE’s Annual Health Fair and AIDS Walk

. Work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

. Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s 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.

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
needed. * 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

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