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DeafDigest Blue – August 29, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - August 29, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com/ and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/motherinterview/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/bulgaria/ This week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/barber/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafisland/ (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Exclusive 15% Discount on Everything in the Store* Take advantage of a 15% storewide discount, only at Harris Communications! This offer will not be found on our website. To redeem, simply enter code "15text" at check-out and receive your discount! Save on top brands, like Sonic Alert, Clarity, Silent Call and Sennheiser. 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Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed. If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: a deaf manager of a restaurant in China http://deafdigest.com/wenya/ Scranton School buys a campus property http://deafdigest.com/gerardhetman/ - Very Hot News The AB 2072 bill in California, considered to be one of most controversial deaf-related pieces of legislation in recent years, passed the state senate. Anti-AB 2072 groups have denounced the bill as anti-ASL. Simply put, this bill lists options for parents of newly born deaf babies - and it was feared that the ASL option would be excluded on the list of options. Bill sponsor Tony Mendoza has been accused of advocating Deaf Eugenics, even though he has denied it. - Sunday August 22nd Better late than never! Greg White, a deaf member of the basketball team at Ohio Wesleyan University, was profiled in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd, August 16th edition. He played for the gold medal winning USA team at the recent U-21 world basketball championships - Monday August 23rd Scary or not scary, these planned low cost CI operations in China? According to Chinese medical entrepreneurs, several Chinese firms may be contemplating discount-rate CI operations at some point in the near future. Scary? Yes, if we read the newspaper stories of shoddy industrial workmanship in many factories in the nation. - Tuesday August 24th What is it called - signing with mouth movements? Is it sign language or oral communications? This piece of riddle was what a research team at University College London was working on. Findings have been published in the Psychological Science journal. - Wednesday August 25th Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, not deaf and seeking re-election, has made a campaign promise. He has promised to help rewrite the federal telecommunications law, specifically the sections that would help the deaf and the hard of hearing. First, he has to win the election. Second, he has to keep track of different promises made to different constituent groups, the deaf included. Third, how much of the promise he made with the deaf would be watered down in view of intense Capitol Hill horse-trading on proposed bills. (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) ...... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: The national Rwanda TV network will begin sign language newscasts on evening news for the benefit of its deaf citizens. There are two sign languages in Rwanda one for English-using deaf and the other for French-using deaf. To accommodate both groups, there will be two separate signed newscasts at different times. ....... 6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada November 6, 2010 Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children, a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising event. SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services. The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc. Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations. Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker. Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more information ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com ...... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS 15% OFF! Save 10% on all Sonic Alert products during the month of September! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details on this special and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're on Facebook! WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ Lifelinks Video Relay speaks your language! Any Language! Over 150 languages available, including: Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Belorussian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Chechen Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Farsi Finnish French Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean Latin Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malay Mongolian Norwegian Pashto Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Thai Turkish Turkmen Tuvan Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous experience, etc Dial: LLVRS.tv IP address 209.123.87.228 using a P-3 software, VP-100(tm), VP-200(tm) or D-Link(tm) system or Call: 877 744 6111 to be connected with a LifeLinks VRS ASL sign language interpreter for your chosen language. LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge. The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have their IP address available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ DEAF BARBER WITH DEAF CUSTOMER AND HEARING CUSTOMER A deaf barber told DeafDigest editor that when a deaf man comes in, the barbering is about one hour. But when a hearing man comes in, the barbering is about 20 minutes. Why? Because sign language communications waste a lot of time. And hearing customers don't talk. They just sit and be quiet and get their hair cut. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/barber/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A REAL DEAF WORLD What is a real deaf world? A deaf community with a deaf doctor, a deaf dentist, a deaf barber, a deaf tailor, a deaf handyman, a deaf travel agent, a deaf tax preparer, a deaf car mechanic, a deaf electrician, a deaf dog walker, etc, etc. Is this good or bad? Good, because there is no communication problem. Bad, because you live on a deaf-island and may not know how to deal with a hearing person outside of that deaf-island! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafisland/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) NOT ALWAYS OK TO LOBBY IN WASHINGTON STATE Many states have these overlooked laws that no one knows about. Take the state of Washington as an example. If you wish to advocate something on behalf of the deaf, it is called lobbying. If you distribute flyers, stage some meetings, and ask the deaf community to reach their own state legislators, you must register as grassroots lobbyist. And there is a list of many rules that the grassroots lobbyist must comply with. There was a story of a hearing woman that wanted to lobby on behalf of her hearing neighbors on some neighborhood issue - and got into trouble! WHAT HAPPENS IF A BABY FLUNKS A HEARING TEST? When a newly born baby does not pass a hearing test, the parents would probably refer them to an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist or (ENT) for a follow up. This is where the ENT has to be careful? He may refer to an oral program or to steer towards a CI instead of mentioning ASL as an option. A superintendent of a state school for the deaf said: Unfortunately, that can happen, yes. The ENT has no business prescribing educational programs just as I cannot prescribe hearing aids, surgery or medication (practicing without the proper license). However, docs feel compelled to prescribe educational programs and services all the time. Same is true of some ophthalmologists--they may prescribe programs for visually impaired youngsters without the educators being involved. It is practicing without the proper license, in my opinion. ....................................................... ................................................................ Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest deaf network on the Internet....Deaf Match International ! Become a member and you can access all the great features of DMI ! * Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001 * Sign up and list your profile for FREE * Find the most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands   of members ! Visit:  www.DeafMatchInternational.com ......................................................................... ......................................................................... 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AN ELECTRICITY COMMENT IN THE SIXTIES A certain individual told his audience during the sixties that he would use electricity to help the deaf people to hear. Electricity as with hearing aids, which is electronics-based? No, it was Graeme Clark who made that comment and was the first one to do a CI. Yes, CI has come a long way and we do not use the word "electricity" when referring to this inner-ear device. A TERRIBLE NEWSPAPER HEADLINE A Tennessee newspaper ran this headline in its sports pages: Gilbreath still mobile despite his disability It refers to deaf football player Preston Gilbreath that plays for Austin Peay University right now in Tennessee. The headline implies that it is amazing for a disabled person to be mobile. And upon reading the story, it again implies that a deaf football player is amazingly mobile despite his deafness. Huh! Gilbreath is the third deaf member of the university football team. The first one was Bonnie Sloan who played a season in the NFL. The second one was Jim Mathis, who later transferred to Gallaudet and played a season with the Bison team. If deaf athletes are not supposed to be mobile because of their deafness, then why are we having football teams at Gallaudet and at approximately 30 schools for the deaf? WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being praised: wow, you did really a great job! if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series It is the beginning of a new school year, and many CART providers are beginning new assignments.  Some students are using CART for the very first time. Once again, CART stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation.  Many students and professors will be curious about this service.  If a student is comfortable disclosing his or her use of CART to the rest of the class, it is an opportunity to explain what CART is to people who have never seen CART. Before using CART in the classroom, everyone involved should have a solid understanding of what will take place.  A couple questions that need to be answered are:  Will I be using remote CART or onsite CART?  Will I be provided transcripts of the classes by the CART provider?  Before the school year begins, it is sometimes a good idea to have someone from the disabilities services office, the CART provider, and the user of CART services sit down and discuss everyone's expectations. The disabilities services office will expect the user to notify the CART provider promptly if the user is not able to attend class for some reason.  The user will expect the CART provider to show up on time and ready to provide services. CART users should realize that the CART providers will be blocking out the time periods for their classes for the entire semester.  If a CART user cancels the provider's services by deciding he or she no longer needs services or by dropping a class, the CART provider may have already turned down other assignments and may be losing that income. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ THE PERFECT CASTING LOOK A story surfaced regarding Dolph Lundgren, not deaf, being portrayed as ferocious Russian boxer Ivan Drago in the classic movie - Rocky IV. It was learned that the casting directors took nine months looking over 5,000 auditions to seek that perfect casting look. They didn't like Lundgren but went back to him after tiring of these 5,000 casting auditions. We do not have that many deaf actors. And if a casting call asks for a deaf actor, maybe some 10-20 deaf actors will show up. If the casting director does not like any of these deaf actors, they will turn to an unlimited pool of hearing actors. They will pick one, teach him ASL, and we, in the Deaf Community will scream discrimination. There was an exception. A casting call went for the movie "The River Wild" and deaf actors were asked to audition. Vic Galloway, who had no professional acting experience, was selected - based on his "perfect" looks - and it upset veteran deaf actors that wanted that role. Can't win! I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... either wear a hearing aid or wear a CI? Many deaf people wear hearing aids; again, many deaf people wear a CI. And, yet, again many deaf people don't wear either. when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ Norway Fjord Cruise - April 2011 Great cruise for those with walking limitations the beauty of Norway can be seen from the ship For more info, contact: Joy Carney mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net ................................................................ Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100% All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in our conversation with you. Our remodeling service includes: - Kitchen - Attic - Basement - Bathroom - New Addition - Deck - Siding Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day for every day we are late. We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling Based in Washington, DC http://www.surdusremodeling.com 202-540-8750 VP Licensed, Insured, and Bonded VA# 134097 DC# 68004119 MHIC# 127587 ................................................................ ................................................................ Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an "Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click here and follow instructions on the screen or go to: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Fire alarm signalers for the deaf are available in Japan, but few deaf people are buying these devices. Why? According to Deaf Japan News, high cost is the reason. The law, however, requires all homes to have such devices by June 1, 2011. ..... The Deaf and the Law: - location Austin, Texas - case a deaf woman was arrested for attacking a police officer when he apprehended her - result case was dismissed - comment the deaf woman's attorney made it an issue that she was brutally roughed up during the arrest and that she was refused requests for an interpreter and that the ordeal lasted three hours ...... The Captioning Blunder of the Week: the Bald More (Baltimore) Ravens bunt (punt) team is on the field .... News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: The U.S. District Court for New Hampshire, while being innovative, has bypassed the deaf! The court system has installed a video-phone network to facilitate communications between attorneys, judges, jurors and other involved groups. Hey, what about the deaf? While we are entitled to interpreters it would be great if the video system is captioned. ...... News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: DeafDigest wishes to honor Gallaudet University, NTID and CSUN, our three significant collegiate programs for the deaf. Our three programs failed to make the annual Princeton Review college rankings - but this is great for it lists the nation's top partying colleges. This shows our deaf students at these three collegiate programs are serious about their studies. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: A hearing person who majored in Education of the Deaf said: I want to work with deaf children who have had cochlear implants Is that person saying he does not want to work with all deaf children, especially those without CI? Or is it that specialization among Education of the Deaf majors is going too far? ...... A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? A friend introduces you to someone. The friend says: this is Billy You thought he said: this is Belly if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com ....... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: While eating at a restaurant, a brother of your customer that you lost contact, informs you that your customer got a full time job. ....... DeafBook of the Week Bummy's Basic Parliamentary Guide An Illustrated Step-by-Step Procedure for Making Meetings Work by Gerald "Bummy" Burstein year 1996 this is an old version, probably out of stock DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his private home library. Some books are still in print; some books are out of print. Some books are old; some books are recent. Happy reading ! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals Warwick Family Services Philadelphia and Bucks County (PA) We are seeking TSS Professionals to work with children who are deaf and/or are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a TSS you will be part of a team of professionals and will receive on-going clinical supervision by a Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC) and/or a Licensed Psychologist. You will be taught various methods of Applied Behavioral Analysis to assist the child in acquiring developmentally appropriate skills. These services help to support teachers and parents with their interaction with the clients. Ultimately, services aim to prevent out of home placement and to integrate the child within their community. Qualified candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children. Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home. Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment. Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County. For additional information about our company and current vacancies log on to our website http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com or Contact Maureen Stoll-Director of Administration & Human Resources via email at mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Deaf-REACH Washington, DC COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROVIDER (CSP): (Full time position) This position provides a variety of services to assist mental health consumers to live as independently as possible in the community. The CSP will be responsible for assisting in crisis intervention, teaching independent living skills and coordinating services for consumers. A qualified candidate shall possess: a MA in counseling or social, prefer someone with 2 years experience. Must be fluent in ASL, must have the ability to work as a part of a team working on treatment plans; this includes good interpersonal skills and the ability to document the services that are provided. HIV PREVENTION PROGRAM SPECIALIST: (Full time position) This position provides prevention services to the deaf community including leading skills building groups, providing outreach in various venues, providing HIV testing and maintaining documentation of services provided. A qualified candidate shall possess at least 2 years experience in working in the deaf community the provision of HIV services or other similar activities but would prefer a Bachelor's degree in Education, Communication or a Human Services Field. Must be fluent in ASL. Hours will vary including evenings and weekends. Minorities strongly urged to apply. COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROVIDER/PROGRAM SPECIALIST: (Full time position) Serves as a member of a team with other staff in provision of training in the housekeeping, food service, clerical, and socialization and education units to community deaf adults. Also provide services as defined in the treatment plan that enable to deaf mentally ill adults in natural settings. Qualified candidate: Bachelor's degree in education, social work or human service field and two years experience working in mental health. Experience can be substituted for education. Must be fluent in ASL and be willing to work flexible hours. Must have a valid driver's license to operate agency vehicles. to apply for any of the above positions: write, or call or fax or email Deaf-REACH 3521 12th Street NE Washington, D.C. 20017 (202) 832-6681 (Voice/TTY) (202) 832-8454 (Fax) email: mailto:BrownS@Deaf-REACH.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job opening Outreach Coordinator Relay New Mexico Location: Albuquerque, NM Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for a "Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator" Location: Albuquerque, NM Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico. Preferred education, experience and skills: - Excellent presentation skills - Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay services: - Senior Community - Hard of Hearing Community - Speech Disabled - Spanish - Deaf Community - Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users - Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people who have differing hearing and speech abilities - Understanding of Deaf Culture - Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred. and fluency in Spanish is benefit - Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users of the services - Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or experience with Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful - Experience in public relations activities - Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines - Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills - Associate's Degree with 2 years experience or a Bachelor's Degree required - Hold a valid driver's license - Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by September 2, 2010 at 800.821.1831. Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings Residence Counselors ACCESS Program Paterson, NJ Campus Inspired Care 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. RESIDENCE COUNSELORS ACCESS Program - Paterson, NJ Campus Full & Part Time - Evenings; Full Time; Nights & Per Diem As key members of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, candidates will help assure the provision of psychiatric rehabilitative case management services to consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing residing in varied therapeutic supervised settings. Responsibilities include: - addressing all treatment needs of consumer residents - ensuring safety of all consumer residents at all times - developing individualized treatment plans - providing intervention strategies - assisting with recreational, educational and socialization activities - scheduling trainings and staff development activities - utilizing crisis intervention strategies to deescalate potential crisis situations - performing other related duties as assigned Successful candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in a Mental Health, Health or related discipline OR a current NJ RN License, along with 2 years of work/life experience. In addition, you must be able to fluently communicate in American Sign Language, be familiar with Deaf Culture, and knowledgeable about current technology available for individuals with hearing loss. Solid oral/written communication, organizational, problem-solving and PC skills will also be expected. Valid NJ Driver's License a must. CPR and Basic First Aid Certification preferred, as is Bilingual English/Spanish skills. We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care. For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job title in Subject matter to: mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org EOE M/F/D/V ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center; St. Joseph's Children's Hospital St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital; St. Vincent's Nursing Home Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated August 29th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA (on hold) - Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA (on hold) - Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA - Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA - Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA (on hold) 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: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist 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:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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