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DeafDigest Blue – January 27, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – January 27, 2013

Blue 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)


DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always


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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.


Dedication –

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Carol Sponable,
who departed us. Because of her age, she graduated
from Galladuet in 1968 as a non-traditional student
and then worked as a medical librarian at the
Colorado Medical School. And on the side she was
heavily involved with organizations of the deaf in
the Denver deaf community and on the state level.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Laura Snyder-Gardner,
and her deaf daughter, both of whom departed us.
They perished in a tragic fire in Virginia, not too
far from Gallaudet. She taught math at Gallaudet and
on the side, served as assistant coach with the girls’
soccer team at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf.

Top stories about the deaf:

Was the Inauguration Day events and festivities accessible
to the deaf? Yes – huge TV screens have been captioned
in real-time; ASL interpreters stationed at vital spots
on the Mall.

The Regional Day School Program for the Deaf in Rio Grande
Valley (Texas) sponsored a full day retreat for hearing
parents to help work with their deaf children at home
and at neighborhood activities.

The new president of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in
Missouri, is Peter Kachris. He is 77 years old, and while
he spent his full career in education, this is his first
experience working with the deaf.

The U.S. Department of Labor and the US Business Leadership Network are joining forces to promote a public service
announcement encouraging employers to hire the deaf and
the disabled.

A bad middle ear taken out and replaced with a
middle ear implant? A joke? No, this is what a
research team at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology is working on. They are saying it could
restore hearing in some people that have become


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Don’t Miss Another Word!

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We often see dogs rough it up with each other. Are they
fighting or playing? Hint – look at dog’s tails and jaws.
We often see hearing people “rough” with each other.
Are they fighting or playing? Hearing people can tell by
listening to their voices – angry voice or playful
We, the deaf, often cannot tell if it is playing or

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


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

more information at:


From time to time Hollywood people hire Deaf Consultant
to work with directors and producers in a big filming
that involves a deaf actor.
And sometimes hiring the consultant is a waste of time
and waste of money.
Why? Because when filming is finished, the film editors
may cut out scenes that involve deaf actors!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


Hearing Aid questions you were afraid to ask

Read more

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In Kenya, the general elections will be taking place
in March.
Not taking any chances, deaf leaders are pushing the
government to make sure that the deaf can vote without
having to deal with communication issues.


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For convenience and quick service, the UPS store offers
everything – stamps, notary public, packaging, post office
box and others.
Every city has a bunch of these UPS stores. One such UPS
store in Olivette, Missouri, is owned by Scott Campbell.
He is deaf. A newspaper story written up on him said he
is successful.
As a sidebar, two deaf partners owned a similar store,
not UPS, in the metro Washington, DC area. After operating
the store for some time, the business was sold to a hearing


being asked –

where can I learn sign language?

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please


All steno theories teach shortcuts or brief forms for certain words
and phrases that are the most common. Because most captioners learn
the same theory as a court reporter, a common word for them would be

Many steno theories teach that the steno for DEFT can be written in
one stroke instead of writing it in three strokes as DE/FEND/ANT.

Another common brief form is the steno for SDENT, which is the word
“accident.” It can be written in one stroke rather than three
strokes – AK/SI/DENT.

Each captioner will find certain words and phrases are more common in
his or her work, and they will memorize brief forms that someone else
may be using, or they will create their own.

A captioner may find that the word “thunderstorm” comes up
frequently when they caption the weather, so they may incorporate a
brief like THORM in steno.


Hearing people complaining that the deaf person cannot read their

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user, etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)


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



Laws in USA and Belgium are different when it comes to
individuals wanting to end their lives. Two deaf twin
brothers in Belgium were allowed to end their lives
because they were going blind. We have no such laws
in USA.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Stumped right in the backyard of Santa Fe is New Mexico
governor Bill Richardson.
He was touring a middle school when an eighth grader came
to him and asked about having ASL classes taught in public
Clueless, the governor didn’t know what ASL was all about
and “promised” to look into it and get back with her.
Well, Santa Fe is where the New Mexico School for the Deaf
is located!


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Who will win the Super Bowl? Will the Pats
win one more time to achieve a perfect season?
Or will the Giants ruin Pats’ dream? Is Tom
Brady playing a cat and mouse game with the
media that constantly refers to his walking
Stay tuned – and while we are focused on
the game, do pay special attention to the
pre-game Pepsi commercial that will be
in sign language.
And not just that, Pepsi is the official
sponsor of the Super Bowl captions.
Official sponsor? Meaning they will sponsor
all Super Bowl commercials? No, just the game
captions. What this means is that it is up to
each sponsor to caption or not to caption
their commercials, sigh!
What prompted Pepsi to go the ASL and
captioning route? DeafDigest thanks two
deaf employees at Pepsi, Darren Therriault
and Brian Dowling, who worked with Pepsi
colleagues to make this possible.


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

More and more hearing spouses are frustrated –
because of problems trying to communicate with their
late-deafened spouses. They consider deaf couples
to be luckier!


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At a funeral there were several people that the deaf person
did not recognize, so had to depend on a hearing cousin
to point them out.

The deaf person thought the cousin said, while pointing at a woman:
She was the character


He actually said:
She was the caretaker



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–  Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Health Educator – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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



job opening
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator staffed in the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Services (1/2 time) and in other states as needed (1/2 time). Individual will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee as well as outside the state as needed, while residing in Tennessee.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from Captioned Telephone Services:
–    Senior Community
–    Hard of Hearing Community
–    Strong communication skills – oral, written and public speaking.
–    Effective public outreach skills & techniques to be used with a wide variety of audiences.
–    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations.
–    Ability to travel alone and possess a valid driver’s license.
–    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals may apply online at: or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by January 31, 2013 at 800.821.1831

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, 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 opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the
President’s cabinet; the Chief Enrollment Management Officer is
responsible to provide leadership for undergraduate enrollment and
financial aid, shaping an enrollment program that meets strategic
recruitment, retention, and financial goals; lead the development,
implementation, and ongoing evaluation of a comprehensive enrollment
management plan that fosters an integrative recruitment and admission
effort consistent with the university’s strategic goals and
direction; engages the entire community to establish strong
collaborative efforts in enrollment and retention through to
graduation of all undergraduate students, including international
students; has direct managerial responsibility and oversight for the
Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Visitors Center, and Youth and
Outreach Programs including pre-college programs such as summer youth
programs, career exploration and preparation for college, and
transition to college, all to support enrollment growth.  This
position requires continuous interaction with the President, Provost,
academic deans, department chairs, and faculty committees and is
expected to develop and enhance valuable partnerships with internal
and external constituents to support enrollment growth; assesses the
impact of admissions policies as determined by faculty committees,
departments and councils; coordinates total enrollment projections,
and the reporting on recruitment, enrollment, retention, and
graduation rates of all students; ensures the strategic and
responsible awarding of financial aid; serves as liaison with the
Vocational Rehabilitation community including CSAVR and with many
other external stakeholders involved with enrollment.

Master’s degree in a relevant field required. At least ten years of
demonstrated success as an academic leader in higher education to
include at least five years of management experience in admissions or
a closely related area. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and
best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best
practices in higher education, including student persistence,
engagement, and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best
practices. Understanding of database management (PeopleSoft and
Hobson’s preferred) and social media, and leveraging those platforms
for all steps in the enrollment process. Solid understanding of
on-line enrollment processes. Ability to inspire, and as needed, to
mentor staff. Experience working with outside enrollment services
vendors. Fluency in American Sign Language required at the time of

For more information, go to:


position opening
High School Math Teacher
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:            High School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day position.  Responsibilities include instructional programming in academics, language development and
communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social,
emotional and vocational adjustments. Plan, prepare, and present lessons of appropriate academic work to their students, use appropriate
communication techniques to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed
information, work with Principal in guiding parents towards identifying
their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in programming for them
accordingly through the IEP process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Mathematics required.

Dual certifications in Deaf Education preferred.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,

FBI Clearance

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.




Send letter of application and resume to:
Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.


Employment opportunity
Behavior Support Staff
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

We are looking for quality people with the abilities
to serve our students with compassion and energy.

Excellent benefits package includes medical/dental, life
and disability insurance, personal/sick paid time off
and a friendly working environment.

Behavior Support Staff   in Academic and Residential Programs

Qualified applicant would have some college and experience behavior management techniques, including de-escalation & intervention. Valid driver’s   license required.  Must have knowledge of American Sign   Language. Full & Part-time and weekend hours avail.

Send application/Resume to: VCDHH attn: Kelly Therieau
209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Voice: 802-258-9510   Video Phone: 802-275-5271

Website:    Email:

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an EOE


Job Opening Announcement
HOPE Health Specialist
DEAF, Inc.
state of Massachusetts

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 required
–    Participate in agency committees and staff meetings
–    Co-coordinate Project HOPE.s Annual Health Fair and AIDS Walk events
–    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.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experience, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator, at

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf persons, women,  veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


position opening
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The President will need to have an open and flexible management style conducive to working with diverse groups, must be a team-builder and must build partnerships to achieve success. The President must be a highly responsive leader who will help to build a strong vision for the long-term health of VCDHH and all of its constituencies. He/she must be an excellent communicator and must be highly organized.   The President will need to be able to bring together diverse groups to work toward common goals, and will need to identify, select and provide a positive environment that motivates and utilizes all employees.  The President should be prepared to move the organization toward models of service delivery which will drive it into the next decade.

The ideal candidate must have an advanced degree in a related field from accredited institutions, 5+ years experience providing leadership in a senior management position in a complex and diverse public or private non-profit, education or human services organization and must have a successful history of relating to and engaging with a diverse population.

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education, American Sign language (ASL) proficiency and Knowledge of adult/community services system

Further, the ideal candidate must be a strong manager and a leader with a background in administration.  The candidate must be adept in communicating with the Board of Trustees, Vermont Government officials and legislators, donors and funding sources, students, clients, teachers and staff, parents and families, the education and human service communities and with the public.

The following areas are essential to have had successful experiences:
–    Leadership and team building –    Internal and external communication (oral and written)
–    Decision-making and execution
–    Organizational change and development
–    Finance and budgeting
–    Lobbying /fundraising
–    Strategic and long-term vision and program development planning
–    Creative problem-solving
–    Marketing

In addition, the following skills are desirable to possess: –    Knowledge of Deaf education and/or special education
–    American Sign language (ASL) proficiency
–    Knowledge of adult/community services system

Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one e-mail: –    cover letter expressing interest in the position –    current résumé

Rice Bryan
Search Consultant
44 Bromfield Street, Boston, MA 02108

617-933-3438 (direct)


Career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for DSA: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental
Health direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture.  Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301


Job Opening
O’ Charley’s in Fishers, IN needs a part time dishwasher for 2nd shift average 11 to 17 hours a week. Needs to be reliable and show up. Please contact Chris- general manager or Caleb- kitchen manager. Call 317-841-3065 for information.

DEAF SERVICES Counselor –   $17,250/year (Part-Time)

Responsible for intake, clinical/risk assessment and counseling for Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf/blind adult and child survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their families.  Counselor will provide intake, crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling as needed.

Requirements: Life experience or extensive knowledge of deaf culture. Knowledge of human development, family systems and appropriate therapy modalities for sexual and domestic violence survivors required.  Master.s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field strongly preferred. Half-time position (20 hrs. per week) includes working 1 evening per week. Nonresidential counseling setting.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Bicultural encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should email cover letters and resumes to

Or Mail to:
HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin TX, 78760

Or Fax to HR Director at 512-356-1673


Alabama – seeking interpreter
Lawson State Community College (Bessemer Campus)

Students Schedule
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:00 am – 1:45 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Foster Care Parents with experience in American Sign Language

Position description
The Foster Care Program of Alabama Clinical Schools seeks families or individuals with experience serving the deaf/hard of hearing community (utilizing American Sign Language/Signing English). Become a Foster Parent and make a positive difference in the life of a child!

As a Foster Parent, your home will provide a safe and caring environment for a child during a difficult time in his/her life. Foster Parents provide supervision, positive interaction and role modeling. You will build your skills as a Foster Parent by participating in ongoing training and development activities.

Minimum qualifications
Families or individuals interested in providing foster care for children are subject to an approval process. Contact Alabama Clinical Schools for more information!

How to apply

The DAC-North Shore Board would like to advertise for the position of Executive Director.

Any further questions regarding the job duties and responsibilities should be directed to the DAC-North Shore, not to LRID.

Any interested party must send their resume to

Phone inquiries are not available at this time.

Educational Interpreter Position

Contact Information:

Tara Bachus

Director of Special Education

Limestone County Schools

(256) 232-5353


Purpose Statement

The job of Educational Interpreter was established for the purpose/s of facilitating communication between persons who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and others; conveying teacher instruction; assisting students with daily activities; providing voice to sign and sign to voice support; participating as a team member to plan, review and share information; and serving as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with students who are hard of hearing and/or deaf.

This job reports to Special Education Director and Building Level Administrators

Essential Functions

. Adapts language level to communication needs of the student for the purpose of ensuring optimum visual communication.

. Assists as a resource to regular education for the purpose of orienting staff to the functions of an interpreter.

. Assists in modifying classroom logistics for the purpose of meeting the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. . .

. Maintains daily notebook/log for the purpose of reporting student progress objectives and daily work.

. Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Salary Range: Full Time Employees

0 years of experience $17,916

10 years of experience $18,917

20 years of experience $19,916

*Salary range does not include benefits. Full time employees will also receive benefits.

lnterpreter for the Hearing lmpaired
Various Locations
SALARY RANGE: $25.00 per hour


Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD)
Salt Lake City, Utah
SLCAD is a unique non-profit agency in Utah that provides advocacy and supports to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind victims and survivors of abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

Deaf Rural Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program in Utah

Office Manager
.    Provides monthly reports to the Executive Director and the governing Board including financial summaries, client and advocate service data
.    Manages multiple grant budgets and submits monthly and quarterly Financial Status Reports to the Executive Director and Board
.    General bookkeeping; bill paying, payroll processing using QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets
.    Arranges travel needs (book airplane tickets, hotels, interpreters, etc.)
.    Performs office duties such as:
.Answer telephones and emails
.Handles correspondents and mailings
.Filing; maintain forms, records and databases
.    Maintains inventory and work orders
.    Updates training materials (make copies, assemble materials, etc.) .    Maintains donations database .    Prepares records for annual audit and reports
.    Other duties as needed
Required Qualifications
.    Prefer Bachelor Degree (will consider H.S. degree with equivalent work/life experience)
.    Minimum two years involvement in the Deaf Community (paid or volunteer)
.    Fluency American Sign Language and knowledge of Deaf Culture
.    Strong computer skills and knowledge of Power Point, Excel, Word, QuickBooks and Grant management systems/policies
.    Strong budgeting and organizational skills
.    Strong research skills using the internet and other resources
.    Good English and writing skills (must provide a sample)
.    Must pass a criminal background check

SALARY: $17.00/hr; 28-32 hrs/wk
BENEFITS: Health/dental insurance, paid sick leave, vacation and major holidays.
Please send your resume and the names of three references to:
452 E. 3900 S.  SLC, UT  84107 or email:
DEADLINE: January 24th or until filled.

Stephanie Mathis
Executive Director

The Lighthouse Deaf Services dept. is seeking a FT assistant. Please share this posting with anyone you know who may be seeking employment.

Deaf Services Assistant
FT- Tue-Fri (32 hours, may be more depending on business needs)
Full benefits package- Health, dental, vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Employer Paid Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Plan, Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay.
Deadline to apply: January 25, 2013
Interested applicants may also visit our website at for all job openings. Thanks. Terri J. Brown
Human Resources Manager
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-899-4501 ext. 229
Fax: 504-895-4162

Location: 118 52nd Street

Education: Bachelor.s degree in Education

Experience: 1-2 years

Compensation: $31,000 Travel Required: No

Summary: The Job Readiness Instructor will be responsible for creating curriculum relevant to job readiness skills, teaching job readiness classes according to lesson plans, and establishing a positive working collaboration with funding source representatives. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, assisting clients with computer job search activities; keeping timely and accurate records; helping with career development, interviewing, and resume preparation. The Instructor must be able to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; have excellent written/oral communication skills; possess organizational/problem solving abilities; have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and be customer oriented. Previous teaching job readiness or related career advancement activity experience preferred.

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Career Opportunities are valid from January 9, 2013 through January 23, 2013
Send all resumes to:
Shannon Farley . Human Resources Job Hotline: TBD
118 52nd Street Web Site:
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Email:

Act 33/34 & Security Clearances Required

Goodwill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

Hourly ASL Tutor position open at ACC

We are looking to hire an hourly tutor in our ASL Lab here at Austin Community College!  Apply by February 1, 2013 if interested!

Job #1211005
Tutor I-V – Hourly

Job #1211005
Apply for this Position

Closing Date: 02/01/2013
Apply for this position by the closing date listed above.

Position Information

Location: Multiple Locations

Hours: Work hours vary from 5 to 19 hours a weeks. Lab is open Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Position Focus: American Sign Language and Interpreting Lab Tutor

Salary: $11.25-$17.00/hr depending on qualificaitons, NO BENEFITS

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Criminal Background Check: Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

See more details here:

ASLIT Department

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Deaf Communication Specialist
Facilitate communication for the Deaf program participant with individuals that the consumer
comes in contact with and wishes to communicate with, in order to promote independence,
community inclusion, and personal growth for the participant.
. Promoting an environment where the program participant feels a sense of inclusion and
integration into the communities the participant chooses to interact within.
. Facilitate language enhancement and assist the participant to build a solid vocabulary
. Assist the program participant to communicate with medical professionals
. Complete shift reports and email the report to supervisors at the completion of each shift
. Work in cooperation with the DDSO State staff to ensure that the program participants.
needs are met.
. Ability to negotiate conflict
. Ability to facilitate communication between individuals
. American Sign Language (ASL) and be able to translate using minimal sign language
Education and Work Experience:
Associates Degree in Human Services or other related field
Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
Maintain yearly CPR and First Aid certification training
Active SCIP-R training certification, preferred
Possess a basic understanding of individuals with developmental disabilities.
*All persons hired are subject to a Background Check Prior to the
First Day of Work*
No Phone Calls, Please
Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:
Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Michelle Prohov
497 State Street
Rochester NY 14608
Fax: (585) 546-1724

Seeking Assistance

We are seeking part-time assistance to provide in-home attendant-type care to an older Deaf woman with low vision who lives in Olathe.  She is fluent in ASL visually and needs assistance with light meal preparation, personal care and socialization.  Sign language skills are a must.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Cheryl Mortensen

913-219-4874 cell voice/text

IRS Job Openings

Dear Members, The IRS is seeking candidates for the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist job series 0301 GS 12/13.  Currently there are two vacancies, please see below for specific qualifications the candidate must clearly demonstrate in their resume in order to meet the minimum qualifications.  Any candidates interested should respond to:

Paula B Golladay

202-591-6000- Cell (V)

The following documents must be included, each requested document must be in a separate PDF or Word file:

1. Resume

2. Schedule A Letter

3. Transcripts for all declared degrees

4. SF-50 (if applicable)

The standard position description is available upon request from the candidate.

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters

Cedar Valley College is looking for Certified Sign Language Interpreters to fill the following class times:

Mondays – Wednesdays, there is a block of time from 8a – 12:30p, with an additional hour for travel, comprised of three classes : DREA 0090, DWRI 0090, and DMAT 0090.

Tuesdays – Thursdays, there is a block of time from 9:30a – 2:45p comprised of 9:30a – 12:15p for a Motorcycle technology class and 1:00p – 2:45p for a Computer (Basics) Systems Class with a 45 minute paid break between the classes and an additional hour for travel.

Certified Sign Language Interpreters interested in these semester positions are asked to please contact John Graf at for further information.

Location: Cedar Valley College – Lancaster near Dallas, Texas

Sign Language Interpreting
Posted: 12/20/2012

Bethel College seeks to fill full-time faculty position for the Sign Language Interpreting program to begin Fall 2013. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses of American Sign Language, team teaching interpreting courses, student recruitment, public relations, assessment, and involvement in the college community. Faculty members are also expected to maintain active scholarship and participate in professional development activities.

M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, in the area of education, linguistics, deafness, sign language interpreting or related field. ASLTA certification required, provisional or working towards certification. Experience teaching ASL at the post-secondary level preferred.

Successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to Christian liberal studies and working in a bicultural environment as well as skill in curriculum development and evaluation of student language skills. He or she will support multicultural competence initiatives and involvement in the d/Deaf community.  All faculty are expected to exhibit a vibrant Christian faith and relevance of faith commitments to their disciplines and professions.  While Bethel College is affiliated with the Missionary Church, its faculty members encompass a variety of Christian denominations;
Application Process

Deadline for submission is March 30, 2013 but position will remain open until qualified candidate is hired.  Send (via post or email) cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of faith, and statement of teaching philosophy for a Christian Liberal Arts institution to:

Robert Myers, Ph.D.
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle.
Mishawaka, IN  46545

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college that is dedicated to building lives for commitment to leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.


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