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DeafDigest Blue – October 30, 2011

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals. homes and other locations throughout the Eastern shore. Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to

Applications can also be completed on line at


position opening Director Rhode Island School for the Deaf Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:


position opening Clinical Psychology Faculty position Gallaudet University Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at:

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at:


position openings in Rehabilitation field in Georgia

–  Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deafness program is seeking a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload in Dublin and surrounding counties. &entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-

–  Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Life Adjustment Supervisor responsible for the direction and operation of the 52 bed dormitory and the coordination of Independent Living Skills Training for the students. Duties include supervision of the dormitory staff, coordinating the staff’s work schedules and activities, managing the physical maintenance of the dormitory, and ensuring the safety and accountability of all students. &entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-


job title Outreach Consultant for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Montana School for the Deaf & Blind position located in Billings or other community in Eastern Montana

START DATE:  August 22, 2011

STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience

STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (200 duty days)


PAY GRADE:  Contract exempt



CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children in their home communities by providing information, technical assistance and consultation with the goal of promoting appropriate intervention strategies and educational practices for deaf and hard of hearing children in Montana.

Facilitates the implementation of the Family Advisor Program, which involves home-based early intervention services for infants and preschool age children.  This includes working with parents, overseeing the work of family advisors, and collaborating with other service providers to develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) that appropriately meet the needs of children.

Provides classroom support, consultation and technical assistance for school age children. Provides classroom based assessments, offers recommendations and suggestions to classroom teachers and specialists who directly serve deaf and hearing impaired students, and provides information on professional and instructional resources. Participates in evaluation team meetings and assists in the development of Individual Education Plans.

Assists in the planning and facilitation of annual Family Learning Weekends, Summer Skills Programs, and facilitates other learning opportunities for students.  Works with the MSDB admissions coordinator to facilitate appropriate referral of students for evaluation and placement at MSDB.

Completes summary reports of site visits and contacts, travel logs and expense vouchers, and other documents required by the outreach program supervisor.  Keeps Outreach Data Base current. Reviews and approves reports and invoices submitted by contracted Family Advisors.

Additionally, serves as a resource to the medical, home, education and community service agencies by providing training and information.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Deaf Education.  Previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children in an educational setting preferred.  Applicants with degrees in related fields and previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children will be considered.  Must be able to obtain a Montana Educator’s License with special education endorsement within three years of date of hire.

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