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DeafDigest Blue – February 8, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - February 8, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://www.deafdigest.com ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://www.deafdigest.com/clubs.htm http://www.deafdigest.com/property.htm -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- "Deaf Yoga" now on DVD "Deaf Yoga for Beginners" (DVD162) is the first yoga DVD taught in American Sign Language (ASL) with subtitles and music for hearing and hard of hearing viewers. Yoga is known for its ability to strengthen, detoxify and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. "Deaf Yoga for Beginners" is specifically designed to bring the powerful benefits of yoga to the Deaf. The DVD includes quick interactive access menus, practical instructions and other special features. By practicing Yoga just a few minutes a day, even beginners notice increased flexibility and strength, a deeper sense of relaxation and overall well-being. To introduce this new DVD, Harris Communications has it on sale for only $15.95 (regularly $19.95). Sale ends February 19, 2009. Go to: http://www.harriscomm.com/link/?www.harriscomm.com?sr=ddb020809 or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- An Innovative Mortgage Strategy from Merrill Lynch could save you thousands! At Merrill Lynch, we believe a mortgage can be as important to your financial life as your investments and retirement plan. That is why Merrill Lynch offers one of the nation's broadest spectrums of home financing solutions, all designed to give you more financial flexibility and control. GREAT NEWS You can reach me by videophone! My Videophone number is 1 888 207 2386 or IP 72.1.156.233 Stephen C. N. 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Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey so that we will know more about your interests and your needs as we develop these programs. The survey is at: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=ppnL-eewsTz2bJJZPZQRTWg Best wishes and warmest regards, Margery Miller, Ph.D., Dean of Enrollment Management Gallaudet University -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * DeafDigest is an independent weekly national on-line newsletter emailed free to anyone interested in the deaf * On subscription matters, click on above web site and click on subscribe * DeafDigest is subsidized by paid ads and by paid announcements The employment ads are located in the rear of this newsletter * The DeafDigest thanks all advertisers for making it free for all * Only DeafDigest subscribers could subscribe to DeafDigest Sports -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous ... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- With Hamilton Web Relay® and your local, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm], make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using an instant messaging program!  Don't have a HomeTown Number? 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Go to http://www.lifelinks.net/account.html and fill out the "Create An Account" screen and click submit! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week: DeafDigest wishes to dedicate this edition to two individuals that departed us this week. Harvey Katz, while not that wholly well known nationally, was a respected local leader in the Ohio Deaf Community for many years. He wanted to create awareness among the hearing on what we, the deaf, could and be capable of doing. S. Barry Lipin, a deaf man, operated his own U.S. Auto Leasing, a successful car leasing business for a long time. Lipin chose to try to function as a hearing person, avoiding sign language, afraid he would be pointed at as a "different" person. Despite his deafness, he maintained a A+ list of contacts in the business and political worlds. ... It is not just the Gallaudet alumni that expresses concern over the choice of the next Gallaudet president; it is the Deaf Community's concern! This being said, the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, has launched a web site. It is at: http://www.psac.gallaudet.edu This is apart and separate from other deaf-related web sites that carry discussions on the next Gallaudet president. It ain't no easy task, DeafDigest declares on the task of selecting the next Gallaudet president! It may be a no-win situation. ... For years DeafDigest has always felt that the deaf that want to actually fight fires are being discriminated against. These deaf fire fighters at volunteer departments are relegated to small fires, equipment operation and other back room responsibilities. Well, in Mark S. Kite, Sr, who is deaf, we have a Deaf Chief of a hearing volunteer fire department. He supervises his crew of 75 volunteer fire fighters at the Yukon Volunteer Fire Company, located in the Pittsburgh area. He was elevated to chief first week in January. He was with the company for 31 years. Is he a deaf person, functioning as a hearing person? No! He is deaf and uses ASL and when communicating with hearing he relies on careful speech and lip reading. Of course, there are hand signs that fire fighters use to communicate with each other during fire fighting. ... Because Pennsylvania is broke, the governor has slated Scranton State School for the Deaf for closure at the end of the school year. Yet, there is a twist. The Pennsylvania Department of Education contacted Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf on the possibility of stepping into the picture to save Deaf Education in the Scranton area. WPSD Superintendent Don Rhoten said: WPSD has been approached about the possibility of partnering with the Northern Educational Intermediate Unit, IU 19 about continuing both academic and residential services for deaf children in Scranton. We are in the early stages of planning this effort and more information will be made public when appropriate. I speak for everyone at WPSD in expressing sadness over the possible demise of another school for the deaf DeafDigest hopes the Scranton school will continue as is with the assistance of the WPSD. So, as Rhoten advises, just stay tuned. Already public uproar is at a boiling level. ... Special Weekend Retreat in the Boston Area - March 19-22, 2009! Jewish Deaf, Hard of Hearing Singles including widowed, divorced (Secular, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, etc. ) - Fun activities, workshops, services, meals - All day outing Friday - Saturday night outing - Early Bird Fee until February 18th: Member $125 Non-Member $145 - Our bus NY round trip to Boston area (separate charge). - Special hotel rate up to four people per room per night (separate charge) - Limited free housing (first come, first served). For more info and registration: Email : mailto:Landau9@optonline.net ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com ... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................. ................................................................. SWEET DEALS AT WCI It's Valentine's Day all month with 14% the hot pink heart shaped Sonic Boom Sweetheart Alarm or the Sonic Bomb. Fun and functional, your sweetheart will love these unique clocks. (Use code WCID209 when ordering). For more details on these sweet deals and all our products call us now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................. ................................................................. STARBUCKS VS DEAF CLUBS Why do many young deaf people avoid going to deaf clubs? And why do many young deaf people love to socialize with each other at Starbucks? Deaf clubs are hurting because of lack of members. And deaf people buying coffee only helps Starbucks make money, but does not help the Deaf Culture. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://www.deafdigest.com/clubs.htm (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................. Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc (DILA) Sorenson at Dorchester Library, Cambridge, Maryland Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA) announces the opening of a Sorenson Videophone located at the Dorchester County Public Library in Cambridge, Maryland. The videophone is available Monday-Saturday during normal library hours and is free to use. Sponsored and funded by the Quota Club of Cambridge, the videophone enables deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to access DILA services without having to travel to the Salisbury Office. "It is an innovative way of making services accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who live in other counties on the Eastern Shore without having them travel to Salisbury. The Dorchester County Public Library is the first library on the Eastern Shore to launch this project," says Jennifer Whitcomb, DILA's Executive Director. The Quota Club of Cambridge is a membership organization who has sponsored many programs and services for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. For more information, please visit DILA's website at http://www.dila.org or call 410-742-5052 V/TTY; 1-866-947-6923 VP or stop by the Dorchester County Public Library located at 303 Gay Street, Cambridge, MD. The picture of the videophone can be clicked at: http://www.deafdigest.com/DPLVP1.JPG ................................................................. SALE OF A PROPERTY IN LITTLE ROCK Some time ago there was a notice in a newspaper of a sale of property in Little Rock, Arkansas. The name of the property is Deaf Mute, and it was valued at $181,000. Deaf Mute property? DeafDigest cannot figure it out. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://www.deafdigest.com/property.htm (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A SUPER EAR FOR THE DEAF A sensational-looking hearing aid device had came out on the market. Had, and not have? Well, it was announced in Year 1930. Do click on: http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2009/01/31/diminutive-super-ear-for-deaf/ A DEAF CULTURE DEBATE OR A NON-DEAF CULTURE DEBATE The late Larry Stewart, the eminent deaf psychologist who passed away in the 1990's, would smile. He always believed that there was no such a thing as Deaf Culture. People at Boston University are saying ASL does not meet foreign language requirements, saying it lacks a "distinct culture." Does DeafDigest agree there is a Deaf Culture? Yes. ................................................................. 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CHANGING SIGNS FOR ASL SIGNERS More stores have video signs that change on the spot immediately when a certain group of customers are profiled. Men coming into the store may face a razor ad; women coming into the store may face the same sign that change from razor ad to cosmetics ad, and so on. What about deaf customers that enter the store signing ASL? Would the sign change, steering them to deaf products ads? Who knows? OUR DAY IN THE COURT Courts are a way of life in USA, rather unfortunately (or fortunately). We, the deaf, are not immune from appearing at the court house, whether we like it or not. What should we, the deaf, do if we need to show up at the court house? Do click on: http://www.mcld.org/your_day_in_court.html MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF - Margaret Mead, world famous anthropologist She said: Any woman can find a husband unless she is deaf, dumb or blind Is she saying that deaf women cannot find husbands? Very insulting! WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? fellow interpreters that mock and show disrespect for Deaf Culture if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series Some viewers of captions have asked about the delay when viewing realtime captions. What you must understand is that when a show is prerecorded the captions can be displayed at the same time that the words are being said. When watching a sitcom, you may get used to having the words on the screen while those words are still being spoken. However, if a show is being captioned in realtime or "live," there will always be a short delay after a word is said before it appears on the screen. First, the captioner must hear the word and then stroke it on the steno machine. The computer must then translate that steno into English and display it on the screen. There is sometimes communication over hundreds or thousands of miles. It actually amazes me at how quickly captions do appear when I realize how far the sounds and words must travel and how quickly the captioner and the equipment must react in order to display the captions. ................................................................. ................................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................. ................................................................. (continuing series) THINGS ABOUT TO GO EXTINCT IN AMERICA telephone answering machines many deaf people used telephone answering machines to take TTY messages ................................................................. ................................................................. 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Students under 18 years old must have parent's permission. For more information, appointment and payment arrangement, email to: mailto:ASL123456@gmail.com new web site: http://www.ASLwithRaVen.org **ASLTA Member** ................................................................. ................................................................. 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 ................................................................. ................................................................. Crash Course on the Digital Television Transition This is a continuation of our weekly educational column on addressing concerns about the analog TV shutoff and the transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on June 12, 2009 (formerly February 17, 2009) Question this week: Our local news warned us recently about DTV and that we will not be able to receive Canadian channels after Feb 17. We need a converter box to receive Canadian channels! Answer: That's partially true. Not all converter boxes are the same. If you want to watch a Canadian or Mexican TV station along American borders, you need a converter box that has "analog pass-through" which is a feature on more expensive converter boxes. It allows you to watch both American digital broadcasts and analog broadcasts from Canada & Mexico (which are not required to switch to digital). DTV UPDATE: The second House bill to delay the transition from February 17 to June 12 passed. The White House has asked for public comments about the delay ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing_room/dtv_delay_act/ ) which are due by February 9. Although delayed to June 12, many stations plan to stick to the February 17 deadline as the new bill allows it. Stay tuned. Bottom Line: Be Prepared. More Questions? Email them to DeafDigest at mailto:barry@deafdigest.com For more information on digital television, visit http://www.dtv.gov Sponsored by Davideo Productions ( http://www.davideo.tv ) and DeafDigest ( http://www.deafdigest.com ) Copyright Notice: All Rights Reserved. Since this is an important community service message, you may share this column with family and friends as long as you credit DeafDigest and Davideo Productions. ... Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The deaf of Wales are upset that ITV Wales, a TV station, has dropped signed news on its newscasts. Desire to save money is the reason. ... The Deaf and the Law location: Maryland case: Fedex discriminated against a deaf employee who was denied interpreters for staff meetings and training sessions result: Fedex lost. Fedex appealed. The US Court of Appeals sided with the deaf plaintiff. Fedex may still appeal (possibly on the way to the Supreme Court) ... Shirley Glassman's Captioning Blooper of the Week: were you a fan of hers when you were glowing (growing) up? ..... What became of? Clatsop Community College, in Oregon past - was declared non-ADA compliant in 2007 and was ordered to either retrofit the campus or to build a new ADA-compliant campus present - state legislation, few days ago, will earmark up to $1.8 million to make the college more ADA-compliant mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details ... News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Dr. Robert Davila, the Vice President of RIT/Director of the NTID, wishes to stress that it was the work of NTID along with Gallaudet that convinced the Congress to uncap the limitations on deaf foreign students enrolling at either institution. (of course, as we all know, Davila has moved on and is currently the president of Gallaudet University) ... News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: One of the Super Bowl exhibits had a deaf theme! It was the Goodyear Silents all-deaf semi-pro football team of the late 1910's/early 1920's. And this is finally, the long overdue recognition given this America's Deaf Football Team. This semi-pro team won several league championships during existence. Based in Akron, Ohio, the long disbanded team has never been formally recognized anywhere in the city. The NFL archival section in the NFL Experience, part of the Houston Super Bowl week programs, had displays on legendary football players and on legendary football teams. One of these teams posted in a prominent location was the Goodyear Silents team! It exhibited a championship cup and picture of one of the teams was huge. The team shared space with luminaries such as Johnny Unitas, Jim Thorpe and Red Grange. Such a heady company. How good was the Goodyear Silents team? They lost several grudge inter-city battles with the Akron Pros, one of these pioneering NFL teams. Meaning, we the deaf, were one notch below the highest professional football level at that time. ..... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: many successful ASL-signing deaf individuals jokingly refer to themselves as oppressed oralists. What does that phrase "oppressed oralist" supposed to mean? According to an educator of the deaf: Deaf people who are "oppressed oralists" accept the brainwashing they had as kids that speech is better than sign. Voice is preferable to silence. English preferable to ASL. Importantly this is mostly subconscious ... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve: Some individuals and vendors, knowing that you work two jobs, send you invoices and requests on Friday afternoon (the time you are very tired on the week), hoping you will overlook their mistakes and approve payment. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Announcement One Part time (20 hours/week) Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist Saint John's CFDC - Deaf Program Santa Monica, CA We currently have one half-time position for a clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture and American Sign Language, a minimum of two years experience, and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. The position is 20 hours per week with benefits. St. John's Child and Family Development Center offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach. The program has been providing culturally appropriate outpatient services to LA county Deaf and Hard-of Hearing residents since 1976 Requirements: Master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy, licensed in California or license eligible, sign language fluency, ability to respond to crisis situations. Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to: Susan Hajiani, LCSW Program Coordinator Saint John's CFDC - Deaf Program 1339 20th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 mailto:Susan.Hajiani@stjohns.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Director, Institutional Research Gallaudet University Washington, DC Provides leadership in ensuring informed access to high quality institutional data in support of evidence­based decision­making at all levels of administration; facilitates evaluation initiatives throughout the institution to support decision making and meet compliance requirements of the institution's own performance indicators and governing agencies; conducts institutional research studies in support of enrollment management, strategic planning and program evaluation; ensures a timely response to the University's mandatory reporting requirements to federal and other external agencies and responds to a variety of internal and external requests for institutional data. Requirements: Master's degree in social science, higher education, educational research, program evaluation, public policy, statistics, or a related field with five years of experience. (Ph.D. considered in lieu of experience.) Demonstrated leadership, consensus building, and direct experience in data-based decision-making, policy analysis, and planning in institutions with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds. Experience in assessment design, program evaluation, performance measurement, and survey design. Operational experience with enterprise application software system and functional knowledge of SAS or SPSS data analysis software preferred. Excellent written communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language. To apply for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to: Gallaudet University Human Resources Services 800 Florida Avenue, NE College Hall, Room 106 Washington, DC 20002 to get the Gallaudet Job Application, click on: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml and click on "Job Application" -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- looking for Residential Counselors Comprehensive Living Residential Program Easton area, PA Customizing support for people with challenging disabilities SharpVisions is an innovative non-profit human services organization providing customized supports for people throughout the Eastern region of PA. We are currently looking for Residential Counselors to work in our live-in Comprehensive Living Residential Program that are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) to work with deaf or HOH clients in the Easton area. Job duties will include assistance with daily living requirements, management of significant social challenges, and participation in community activities. Some travel will be required. The incumbent will be scheduled to work block shifts that are 2 1/2 days (56 continuous hours with two sleep periods). Blocks available are Sun-Wed, Wed-Fri and Fri-Sun. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle. A BA in Psychology or related field is preferred, OR a high school diploma or GED with some relevant experience in human services. We offer competitive wage rates, full medical & dental coverage, as well as excellent paid leave time. Resumes may be faxed to 412-456 2145 or emailed to: mailto:careers@sharpvisions.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening COORDINATOR OF ACADEMIC EVALUATION, ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTICS New Mexico School for the Deaf Santa Fe, NM Master's Degree in Education or a related field required with at least three (3) years of classroom experience. State Licensure as a School Psychologist and/or Educational Diagnostician, or the ability to obtain such licensure prior to the beginning of the contract period, is required. Administrative licensure preferred. Professional writing and interpersonal communication skills required. Fluency or willingness to learn and master American Sign Language is required. Start date: July 1, 2009. Deadline: Open until filled. Apply to: New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 476-6301. NMSD is an EEO Employer -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Preschool/Kindergarten Assistant Principal NMSD Albuquerque Preschool/Kindergarten position at Albuquerque, NM Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or related field. At least 3 years successful teaching experience. Teaching experience in Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood and/or Family Centered Parent/Child Programs preferred. Familiar with and willingness to increase knowledge of Reggio Emilia practices. Fluent in American Sign Language and written English. New Mexico Licensure in Educational Administration or course work to meet requirements for Administrative Licensure. NMSD Offers Competitive Salaries and Excellent Benefits. Apply to: New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, (505) 476-6301. Deadline: Open until filled. NMSD is an EEO Employer -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening OUTREACH ASL SPECIALIST New Mexico School for the Deaf Santa Fe, NM Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Deaf Education, Linguistics or related field. Minimum of three (3) years experience teaching or related experience with deaf and/or hard of hearing students. New Mexico Teaching License or ability to gain this credential. Fluent ASL and English skills (additional Spanish or Navajo skills are desirable). Deadline: Open until filled. Apply to: New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 476-6301. NMSD IS AN EEO EMPLOYER. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening OUTREACH SPECIALIST New Mexico School for the Deaf Santa Fe, NM Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Deaf Education or related field. Minimum of three (3) years experience teaching or related experience with deaf and/or hard of hearing students. NM Teacher licensure or ability to attain. Fluent ASL and English skills (additional Spanish or Navajo skills are desirable). Deadline: Open until filled. Apply to: New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 476-6301. NMSD IS AN EEO EMPLOYER. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Community Programs Director Deaf Independent Living Association Salisbury, Maryland Full-Time Manage various programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; such as Employment and Supportive Employment, Parent Support Group, Summer Camp, Interpreter Referral, Advocacy, Transportation, and other community based programs. Develop action plans to achieve and meet programmatic goals and deadlines for various state, local and private grants sources. Compile various program reports. Manage and supervise staff. Bachelor's degree and fluency in American Sign Language required, Masters preferred. Must have excellent people, organizational and time management skills; professionally build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, organized, a problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills and effectively delegate and follow up on assignments. Valid driver’s license required. Agency pays 100% of employee's medical, disability and life insurance benefits, 75% of dental benefits, and offers excellent retirement benefits. AFLAC, Sam's Club, SECU Paid vacation, sick and personal leave. Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or fax to 410-543-4874. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 2/8/09) list of employment openings DCARA various locations in Northern California all positions open until filled - Developer & Interpreter Fremont http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/jobdev_Fremont.pdf - Job Developer & Interpreter San Francisco http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/jobdev_SF.pdf - Job Developer & Interpreter Campbell http://www.dcara.org/jobs - Executive Assistant (full time) San Leandro http://www.dcara.org/jobs - Client Support Specialist/Family Life Educator (full-time) San Leandro http://www.dcara.org/jobs CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATOR (FULL-TIME) DCARA SAN LEANDRO OFFICE E-Mail All Applications to mailto:hr@dcara.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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