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DeafDigest Blue – July 28, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – July 28, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Develop Topography Skills with New DVD

How would you sign directions to your home or workplace?

Do you understand when someone gives you directions in ASL?

Learn more about how directions are given in ASL by viewing “Topography”, a new DVD now available at Harris Communications.

In the DVD Dr. Byron Bridges discusses tactics used in American Sign Language to give directions which will assist in the development of your topography skills.

“Topography” (DVD424) is available at Harris Communications for $29.99.
(DVD is 90 minutes in ASL and English with subtitles.)

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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.


This just in –

The new director of Oregon School for the Deaf is
Sharla Jones. She replaces Patti Togioka who
retired in June.

Top stories about the deaf:

Senator Orin Hatch (UT) opposing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)? Well, he went on a rambling
speech making nasty comments about the CRPD, at the same time
denying he opposes the rights of the deaf and the disabled!
Very puzzling, indeed.

The Ecobank Foundation will be giving the deaf of Uganda seed
money to encourage them to start their own businesses – in
order to provide them with livelhoods.

Asda, a supermarket chain in Great Britain, is on the verge of
making a decision that is making Exeter Royal Deaf Academy
nervous. The academy is hoping to sell its land to Asda
so they could move to a better location. Asda said they are
trying to decide between the Academy land and another piece of land.

How bad is it at Arizona State Schools for the Deaf, at least
on the Tucson campus in view of the unrest over the unpopular
administration? Thirteen staffers have turned in their
retirement papers. And nine staffers have resigned their
positions. And more is to come!

The Economist, a must reading for those in the economics field,
ran a piece saying that CI proliferation is threatening the
existence of deaf sign languages everywhere.


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At the deaf school in Paris, the administrator told DeafDigest
editor a story.
They are proud of one of their graduates, who is attending a big
university in France. But that student is fussy.
He refuses French Sign Language interpreters. He also refuses CART
What does he prefer? A notetaker that goes with him to every class
in the university!
Weird? Possibly.

– for ASL News version with captions:

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


Deaf Seniors of America Conference

Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27


Which sign language is better – our ASL or their French
Sign Language (FSL)?
Which sign language is more beautiful – our ASL or their
Both ASL and FSL are both great and beautiful – but there
is one big difference.
With our ASL, there is a lot of fingerspelling. With FSL
there is zero, or maybe very little fingerspelling!

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computer, click on bottom video


The CI 2013 Symposium “Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implantation”
will be held October 24-26, 2013 in Washington DC

more information at:

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The Feds are going to oversee our video relay
system with safeguards to make sure fraudulent
calls will not happen again.
The FCC is also planning to re-establish compensation rates for providers that are supposed to be equitable.

The Daily Mall is British’s most popular tabloid newspaper.
Their stories are more “shocking” than what we would read in
the American newspapers.
Anyway, one of their headlines screamed:

Cell transplant could give sight to millions

It said that the University College researchers
have been working on that project that they’re optimistic.
Very hopefully this will work for our deaf-blind.


shortage of interpreters placing burden on the few interpreters around

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


When computer-aided transcription (CAT) was introduced, computers were “taught” to translate the court reporters’ steno notes.  The court reporters would edit their transcripts and define untranslated or mistranslated words.  They were “teaching” the computer to recognize new steno strokes so that the next time that steno stroke was used the computer would properly translate it.

In the 1980s, some court reporters connected their steno machines directly to their personal computers, and realtime translation was born.

Realtime translation instantly translates a court reporter’s stenographic notes into English, and the English is displayed on a computer monitor or projection screen.

Court reporters, who previously would have taken possibly two weeks to prepare a transcript, are now allowing people to see how their steno is being instantaneously translated.

Even today, the number of court reporters jumping into realtime continues to grow at a rapid pace.


seeing captions on some TV movies in France, but none in English!

(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)



We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at


Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at or VP at 202-400-2655


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A deaf attorney, whom DeafDigest editor will not identify,
recently sent an email with a four letter word.

This matter has been referred to the bar association in the
deaf attorney’s home state.


Did you know that –

Lowell J. Myers, a deaf Chicago attorney, gained fame
(and possibly notoriety) for successfully defending deaf
Donald Lang in a murder case during the sixties. Lang
not only was illiterate but knew no sign language. What
was not generally known about Myers was that he achieved
an academic impossibility – earning a bachelors’ degree
from one college and a masters from another college –
at the same time! Both colleges realized it and have
established procedures to prevent this from happening
again. Myers passed away few years ago.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

While not exactly sign language there is a new book
hitting the bookstores – titled “Field Guide to Gestures.”
Perhaps interesting reading for those serious with
sign languages.


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

One of the rookies trying to make the Washington Redskins
NFL roster is Reed Doughty, a safety.
He has a hearing loss. The Redskins did not notice it until
just now when the coaches had to repeat their coaching
instructions with him.

(editor’s note: Reed is still with the Redskins, but like with
many borderline players, worry about not getting cut this


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The school for the deaf in Paris said they have a number of
its graduates move on to secondary education programs and then
to university-level programs. Yet when asked to give several
examples of its successful graduates, the spokesperson was not
able to do so!


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Can we read the lips of British people which speak with an
accent much different from ours?

Well, DeafDigest editor was being served in a French cafe
by a waitress. It was learned that she is a British citizen
but has lived in France for nine years. She was chatting
away when DeafDigest editor caught the name of the city
she came from. It was Manchester.

So, is Manchester easy to lipread regardless of the accent
being used?



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–   Health Educator – Los Angeles

–   Case Manager – Los Angeles

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

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

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

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



position announcement
Recreation Specialist 1
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Knoxville, TN

SUMMARY:  Under immediate supervision, is responsible for professional recreation work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Organize or helps in organizing parties, picnics, water sports, and related entertainment; arranges for necessary supplies and equipment; prepares playing fields and courts for events; instructs in methods, techniques, and rules of play for various events; coaches athletic teams in arranging competitive matches with other teams; safe-guards groups and maintain security; keeps records and make reports; trains non-recreation staff in the above mentioned duties.  Manage or assists in the management of a restaurant activity center.  Provide therapeutic recreational activities for multihandicapped children. Perform other duties as assigned.  As part of your duties, you may be required to mentor a TSD student in the TSD Work Based Learning Program.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from a accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field and experience equivalent to one year of full-time responsible professional recreation work; qualifying full-time professional experience in recreation may be substituted for the required experience on a year-to-year basis.  LifeGuard Certificate and Therapeutic Recreation Credentials preferred.  Applicant must become proficient in sign language at the level established for this position within the Tennessee School for the Deaf Sign Communication Program as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool.  Training will be provided.  The applicant selected for this position will be fingerprinted and required to have a TBI/FBI background check. In addition, background checks will be conducted through the Tenn. Registry of Sexual Offenders, the Tenn. Registry of Abuses, and the Tenn. Child Protective Services Background Check.

On Campus housing may be required.

Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid State of Tennessee Driver’s License and a clean record are required.

SALARY RANGE:  $2,256 – $3,608 per month for ten months.  The State makes available to the employee:  sick leave, annual leave, medical insurance, retirement (401K availability), longevity bonus.

Applications and resumes should be sent to: Dr. Steve Farmer, Director of Student Living, Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN  37920


position opening
Executive Director
Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Opening Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Closing Date:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required.

Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required.
Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Chairman Apodaca via email at

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit


vacancies in Accounting
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Performs a variety of advanced accounting functions; state and grant reporting; the school’s accounts receivable functions; and other related duties as directed.

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 3 years. experience.  Must be proficient in the use of  Microsoft Office and Blackbaud Software, including Financial Edge.  Experience with accounting systems preferred.  Excellent communication and written skills a must. Ability to sign or willingness to learn sign language.

Responsible for cashiering functions, performs routine accounting functions, and prepares Blackbaud accounting information, including general clerical duties.

Applicant must be a high school graduate; additional post-secondary education in business is helpful.  Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Blackbaud Software, including Financial Edge. Experience with accounting systems preferred.  Excellent communication and written skills a must.  Must be able to sign, or be willing to learn sign language.

For formal/detailed job description visit and click on Employment

Send resume/application and letter of interest to:

Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview.


position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf Services
Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Join Western Washington’s largest CMHC in beautiful Seattle. Provide mental health evaluation and treatment to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals of all ages.  Fluency in ASL & knowledge of Deaf Culture & sign language continuum essential.  Master’s in Counseling or related field and two years job related experience required.  MHP preferred, Chemical Dependency Professional Certification or CD treatment experience desired.  Position is full time with outstanding benefits, salary DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #13-095, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122,

or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to


Final filing date:  July 26, 2013

Job Announcement
Supervising Teacher III
California School for the Deaf
Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date:  July 26, 2013

California Department of Education
Position: Supervising Teacher III
Director of Instruction
Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:
This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.

Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction
oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training
Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all
Instructional Principals.

Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine
program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of
curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior
intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based
education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general
faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other
Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to
school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive,
professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching
assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of
the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the
community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs
and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office,
Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all
services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all
practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all
disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:
Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California
credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education
– Ability to use technology effectively
Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in
fulfilling the mission of the school
– Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession
– Knowledge of dual language philosophy
– Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques
for decision making
– Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times
– Ability to work collaboratively with others
– Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors
– Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922
*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay
*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency
examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:
Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and
verification of transcripts and

How to Apply:
Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts,
and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:
Applications must be received no later than July 26, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( )
in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional
Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext.

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal
Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or
political affiliation, age or gender orientation


job announcement Executive Assistant
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Full-time    *    Exempt    *

This position performs complex administrative and secretarial duties for the Executive Director.  The work performed may include a broad range of complex responsibilities involving confidential and technical information, such as scheduling meetings and preparing agendas, taking minutes of meetings, responding to routine correspondence, visitors and telephone calls, and researching background material related to political or community issues.  This position reports to the Executive Director.

.        Provide clerical and administrative support for the Executive Director.
.        Prepare legislative letters and other correspondence.
.        Coordinate logistical support, including meeting minutes, meeting materials, communication access, and scheduling for Board of Directors meetings, Management Team meetings, agency-wide staff meetings and functions attended by Executive Director.
.        Coordinate communication and correspondence as needed among Board of Directors, Executive Director, Management Team, staff, and outside entities. .        Arrange for travel needs of Executive Director.
.        Manage the headquarters facility to ensure operability of space.
.        Provide support for agency record retention.
.        Arrange for communication access needs within the agency.
.        Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

.        Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years experience in and knowledge of office procedures.
.        Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
.        Proficiency in American Sign Language and fluency in English grammar/spelling.
.        Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize, analyze, coordinate, and complete multiple tasks independently.
.        Ability to develop and review letters, reports, policies, presentations and other management-related documents.
.        Ability to safeguard confidential information from disclosure or compromise.
.        Ability to be proactive, motivated, and able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
.        Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people.
.        Ability to work odd hours or have a flexible schedule.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday.

DEADLINE:  Monday, July 31, 2013 at 5:00pm PST

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:        Send an application (available at,  cover letter, three references, and resume to:

Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

or Fax: 510-483-2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.


job announcement
Employment Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Campbell, CA

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Employment Specialist.  This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Employment Specialist will provide services including interpretation for employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

.        Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons employed .        Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community and employers
.        Provide employer education on employability of deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and technical assistance workshops
.        Advocate for employability and communication access for clients
.        Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and orientation
.        Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed
.        Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as needed
.        Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services
.        Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on clients
.        Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as assigned by Director of Employment Services

.        Fluent in American Sign Language
.        BA preferred
.        Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf Culture
.        Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred
.        Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE:  Until position filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application ( under About/Jobs)., cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

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

Email: mailto:
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

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:

Job Title: Residential Program Director

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel. This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing
staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits
overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual
budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs
are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical,
dental and   psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation;
confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean,
safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates
in the completion of required documents, including but not limited
to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly
and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports,
behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms,
etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing,
hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential
support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along
with two years’ experience as a program director, or three years of
experience in a managerial level position in the human services field
working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or
behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:
Case Manager

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

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

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

Job Title:
Residential Counselors

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

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

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

Job Title:
Staff Interpreter

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

This position provides interpreting services for: emergency
situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits
with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.

AA degree with a minimum of three years’ interpreting experience OR
BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of
mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus. Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance
with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

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

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position opening
Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications
for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,
grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to
Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland
area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with
management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements
and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program
Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job
seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week
benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the
following duties and expectations:

*  Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to
learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation
Providers (CRP) in Maine
*  Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea
of hiring these job seekers
*  Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to
meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service
*  Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their
work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion
of required paperwork
*  Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations
qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of
Portland HUD grant funding requirements
*  Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following

*  Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written
English and face-to-face communication skills
*  Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and
other adaptive equipment
*  Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,
including documentation in a standardized database
*  Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation
Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully
complete the course by January 1, 2014
*  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of
varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities
*  The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal
background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company

Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent
interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and
follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to
manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to
work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration
with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.
Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)
and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of
a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some
periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office
management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service
delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background
and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates
projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of
MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental
disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St., Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103


job opening announcement
Teacher – Elementary
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience.

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days / 2013 – 2014 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE:        August 2013

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Implement ASL/English bilingual methodology in daily instruction. Perform work associated with student instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials, direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation.  Complete and turn in to the designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as mandated by the State.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for Elementary and Hearing Impaired. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract.  (ASL and writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Send resume and copies of all college transcripts.  For consideration request an official KSD application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Office; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail:  Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment /Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity


position opening
University Ombuds
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

Requirements: Master’s degree and five years of experience in conflict management, organizational change or closely related experience.  Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Fluent American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.  Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and — as necessary– help the inquirers develop appropriate options and actions.  Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and networking skills regarding the University’s structure, culture, policies and practices.  Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level in the University.  Must have reputation for integrity.  Proven discretion and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, presentations and written correspondence.  Must be able to work as a team member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on hand.

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

To apply or for more information go to: or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.


position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.

Reporting to the President and 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; leads 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; and serves as liaison with the Vocational Rehabilitation community including CSAVR and with many other external stakeholders involved with enrollment.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree required. At least ten years of management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff.  Ability to communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and English.

To apply or for more information go to: or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.


Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Southern Utah Rural Advocate

Provide direct advocacy services in the Southern Utah region. Services may include: .    Provide emotional support to victims
.    Conduct intake interviews and safety planning
.    Respond to crisis calls .    Assist victims with filing protective orders and other legal proceedings
.    Accompany victims to hospitals, police station, court house and safe shelters
.    Provide information and referral for medical, legal services, counseling and case management services .    Assist with setting up informational booths at fairs and helps with planning community awareness events and workshops
.    Participates in crisis response team meetings
.    Maintain and update client file
.    Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
.    Bachelor Degree preferred (will consider H.S. degree with equivalent work/life experience)
.    Good listening and crisis intervention skills
.    Training and presenting skills
.    Knowledge and experience with computers (Power Point, Excel, etc)
.    Fluent in American Sign Language and knowledge of Deaf Culture
.    Experience and knowledge of domestic violence and assault
.    Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Law) .    Have a current driver.s license and be able to travel
.    Must pass a criminal background check
.    Be willing to relocate if not already a resident of Washington County, Utah Reports to the Southern Utah Community Advocate Coordinator Benefits: Generous part time salary (25 hours), health insurance included, sick/vacation days and all major federal holidays off. Send your resume and the names of three references to: 1067 East Tabernacle Rd. Suite #10 St. George, UT 84770 or email:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 16, 2013

742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Executive Secretary

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 34-13

Salt Lake Campus/Jean Massieu School of the Deaf Schedule B

1655 East 3300 South DPR 50071/5340

Salt Lake City, UT  84106

JOB SUMMARY   Reports to the Program Director of the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf.  Organizes and manages office; communicates with teachers, staff, and students; composes, creates and originates routine written correspondence on subjects outlined in policies and procedures as requested by the director; prepares, in draft and final form, all types of written correspondence for the director’s signature; reviews, refines and corrects as necessary to ensure proper spelling, grammar, format, arrangement of material and conformity with standard acceptable English; takes and transcribes dictation of correspondence, reports; provides secretarial support at meetings, workshops, committees and other gatherings; receives calls and greets visitors on behalf of the director; maintains and monitors staff and student files, including student registry; responds to requests for information, status of reports, or other information readily available from files; directs callers to appropriate staff members; operates a personal computer and word processing/software programs; uses advanced word processing techniques to edit, merge, list and otherwise produce printed materials; uses a variety of software programs to create specialized reports, graphics, data bases, spread sheets and other related specialties; maintains the director.s calendar; sends notices of IEP meetings as directed; keeps inventory of office and school supplies and inputs orders into the school purchasing system in a timely manner; maintains lunch orders for students; performs other duties as assigned


Columbus Colony Elderly Care is a unique
150 bed Nursing and Rehab Facility which
provides loving care to deaf, deaf/blind and
hearing residents.
Responsibilities include serving line prep,
service, and clean-up for meals served.
Experience in food service and ASL skills
preferred .
American Sign  Language classes
are provided at no cost.  We offer
competitive  wages and benefits.

(614) 891-5055

Des Moines Public Schools Sign Language Interpreter Position

The Des Moines Public Schools is presently seeking two sign language interpreters to fill vacancies for the 2013-2014 school year.

Description; The Sign Language Interpreter will provide interpreting and other support services to students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to the extent possible for which D/HH students are mainstreamed into general education classes. The primary function of the interpreter is to facilitate communication between students who are D/HH with classroom peers, classroom teacher, and other personnel in the school system. Other duties that may be performed when not required to provide interpreting may include tutoring, note taking, participation in meetings as a member of the educational team and other duties to support the educational environment. There will be opportunity for afterhours interpreting for Deaf adults as well as students involved in extracurricular activities.

Position Qualifications: . High School graduate or equivalent. . Licensure from Iowa Dept. of Professional Licensure, Board of Sign Language Interpreters & Trans iterators. . Preference; permanently licensed interpreters or completion of an interpreter training program. . Proficiency in English. Knowledge and skill in Conceptually Accurate Signed English and American Sign Language.

Attractive salary and benefits package.

Please apply online at career opportunities.

Interested applicants may contact;

Polly Fullbright, Deaf Ed Dean of Students, or (515) 770-3447 text
Cindy Crawford, Lead Sign Language Interpreter, or (515)306-6808


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