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DeafDigest Blue – September 28, 2014

DeafDigest Blue – September 28, 2014

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Top stories about the deaf:

Japan has praised the electrical machinery industry
for their hiring of the deaf, and the disabled.

Frank Nemshick, a deaf graduate of King’s College
was honored by the alumni for his long time
contributions to the deaf community through the
Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf.

Todd Morrison, president, Michigan Deaf Association,
gave a speech at the gathering of the Michigan Civil
Rights Commission, discussing civil rights issues
with the deaf.

Activists in Wisconsin are worried about a new federal
rule that may put an end to the work programs for
the deaf and the disabled.

In a dispute over a towed car, the deaf man that
owned the car, was shot to death by a sheriff’s
deputy in Florida. The law enforcement agencies
are investigating.


Learn how to make your local hospital more accessible for Deaf people. If
you are Deaf or Hard of hearing, learn where to turn to advocate if your
communication needs are not being met in the hospital setting.

Two different patient stories are told in the following video

HealthBridges website offers information about social services, advocacy
and behavioral health topics and resources available to persons who are
Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of hearing.


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At Starbucks, each order is written on the paper coffee cup
with the customer’s first name. This is important because Starbucks
is often crowded with a lot of confusion
In some Starbucks places, there is a trick to giving the right
coffee cup to the deaf person without insulting him. When a
deaf person places his order, his name is not written on the
paper cup. Many deaf people love coffee but do not speak well.
Starbucks knows that the deaf person will be insulted if
the cup is written deaf or even deaf-mute or even deaf-dumb!

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press release
Department of Labor pushes for hiring of the deaf and disabled


More big cities have many food trucks parked next to
each other in downtowns.
Almost all of these food trucks sell very delicious
lunch meals.
But almost all deaf people hate it? These food trucks
are owned by immigrants that struggle with English language.
And also almost all food trucks have signs that are
posted on the side. If a deaf person points out to a meal
choice, the chef has to poke his head way out of the
window to look at the menu choice.
Too much of a hassle for the deaf.

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Annual National Deaf Basketball Tournament
Oakland, CA
April 9-11, 2015 tournament/



because of low pay at mainstreamed programs, being
forced to moonlight with 2nd and 3rd jobs


When you are working with a CART provider in a classroom, one thing
you need to remember is that CART providers do not know everything
about all subjects.

They don’t have the knowledge of the instructor about the subject.
All of the unusual terms, words, and names that come up in a class
need to be added to a CART provider’s computer dictionary in order
for them to translate properly.

If CART providers are unfamiliar with names or terms, they may attempt
to fingerspell them, but if the CART provider doesn’t know how the words
are spelled, the words will probably not come up on the screen correctly.
When handouts are being passed out in a class, sometimes the CART provider
is skipped, almost as if everyone just assumes that the CART provider
already knows everything about the course.

If the professor mentions Geisteswissenschaften and Naturwissenschaften
in an anthropology class, it would be very difficult for the CART provider
to fingerspell these terms if he or she had never heard of them before.

The CART provider needs access to the same information as the students
because sometimes he or she is learning right along with the students.
If the CART provider cannot understand or does not know what is being said,
it cannot be communicated to the consumer.


a police car following the deaf driver “because of”
the deaf word on the license tag or on the decals
behind the car

(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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Many hearing attorneys accept deaf clients without
realizing their special needs (communications,
interpreters, etc). By the time they realize it,
they’re pretty much deep into the cases.


Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– bartender


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Word has circulated that the Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 2 upgrade will wreck havoc with the
web cams that we use with the VRS because of the
firewall issue.
True or not true? A state relay administrator
looked into this issue went into discussions with
relay technicians.
After some experimenting with disabled and
enabled firewalls, the system may or may not work.
Said the relay administrator “it may be dependent
on type of computer and type of computer system.
More of a yes or no thing.”


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Last week DeafDigest mentioned HR 3200, a
bill on Capitol Hill, which would give doctors
the authority to make infant hearing decisions,
meaning forcing CI on them, and that there is a
struggle between pro-CI and anti-CI factions.
Well, what about it? DeafDigest does not
recommend HR 3200 as a bed time reading material.
Why? This bill is over 1,000 pages. Complained
Rep. Bill Posey, R-FL:

it takes congressmen few days to read and to
understand what CI and deafness is all about


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The emergency needs of the deaf in Vermont is just as
important as the needs of the deaf in Los Angeles.
Yet, Vermont, whose population is one-sixth of
Los Angeles, accepts 911 texts while a much bigger
Los Angeles cannot, just yet!



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* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, 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



The American School for the Deaf is
announcing an exciting opportunity for
American Sign Language Instructor (temporary)
8-week assignment in United Arab Emirates

February – April, 2015

If you would like to catch an early spring with warming temperatures and
plenty of sun, we may have the right job for you. The American School for
the Deaf has been developing collaborative opportunities with the UAE and
is now poised to offer ASL classes to UAE students and staff. This
temporary assignment will include transportation, housing and meals.

Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the American Sign
Language (ASL) Instructor will teach American Sign Language to students
and staff in the UAE.

– Develops, plans, implements and evaluates sign language
instruction based on the class needs.
– Networks with other staff and uses a variety of resources in
teaching and helping people make connections.
– May participate in staff development, may serve as organizational
– Develops curriculum, course content and relevant materials.

– Teacher of the Deaf Certification highly desired.
– Advanced to Superior ASL skills required.
– The ability to work as a team member.
– Knowledge of deafness and deaf culture.
– ASL teaching experience preferred.

Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religious creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital
status, gender orientation, gender identity or expression, disability
(including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present
history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability),
genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state
and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.


position opening
Assistant Director of Pre-College Outreach
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Department/College Description
NOTE: This is a temporary position from October 1, 2014 through
August 15, 2015

Detailed Job Description

General Summary
The Pre-College Outreach Office is responsible for the establishment
and operation of educational activities designed to build up NTID?s
pipeline of prospective students. The focus of NTID?s Pre-College
Outreach is on middle and high school students. Long term strategic
plans have identified priority target audiences for Pre-College
efforts as the following: High Academic Potential, AALANA, Girls and

Educational Requirements
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Communication, Human Service
or related field required.

Experience in event planning and working with pre-college population
strongly preferred.

Required Minimum Education Level

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,
religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,
admissions, educational programs and activities.


position opening
Continuing Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL)
School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Full time continuing position for the academic year beginning January 5,

Required Qualifications: – Master’s degree in Sign Language Teaching,
Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, or closely related field
– 3 or more years of experience teaching ASL, Deaf Culture, Deaf
Studies or related courses at a university/college level
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification
or ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Interview) proficiency level of
4 or better

Preferred Qualifications: – Experience developing ASL curriculum –
Evidence of successful stand-alone teaching
– Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds and/or who
have challenges to learning
– Use of technology to enhance learning
– Ability to collaborate with colleagues at Purdue to develop expanded
curriculum offerings in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies –
Knowledge of research and best practices in Deaf Culture
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification
and ASLPI proficiency level of 4 or better

The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester in ASL and
work with a team of colleagues to expand undergraduate course offerings in
ASL and Deaf Studies.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters
of recommendation through the mail in paper form only to:

Chair, ASL/Deaf Studies Search Committee
School of Languages and Cultures
Purdue University
640 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and the position will
remain open until it is filled. For best consideration, materials must be
received by October 31, 2014. Incomplete applications and electronic
applications will not be considered. A background check is required for
employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA. All
individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


position opening
Agency Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to include
budget development, staff management, contract/license compliance,
grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management. This
individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community by
working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear sense
of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of
budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation, Psychology,
Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education.
You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a
community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

Salary is $40,560 – $62,878 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications
on our website:

Resume to: Catholic Community Services
Attn: Human Resources, 140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230, Tucson, AZ 85705

Or email
faxed to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.



position opening
Educational Interpreter
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is located on a 115 acre campus located on the
southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The campus is within 15 minutes of
downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and

QUALIFICATIONS: An associate degree or a Bachelor of Science degree from
an interpreter training program is preferred. Must possess or have the
ability to obtain a license from the Iowa Board of Sign Language
Interpreters and Transliterators. Ability to work well with students,
teachers, and other providers of educational services. Applicant must have
satisfactory criminal history, adult and child abuse registry, and pass
offenders registry background checks before hire.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found from the Iowa Board
of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators at or (515) 281-0254.

TO APPLY: Applications accepted until position is filled. Send application,
cover letter, and any other credentials/certifications/licensure to:

ISD, attn: Human Resources
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898

Also include a video portfolio, if you do not have a permanent Iowa license
or an EIPA score of at least 3.5.

Applications are available in the main building at ISD campus or call
712-366-0571 to have an application mailed to you; or applications may be
printed from the Employment section of the ISD webpage: Complete job description also located on the


Position opening
Contracted Sign Language Instructor
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is seeking individual(s) interested in providing
sign language instruction on a contracted basis. Sign classes may be in the
Council Bluffs area; and/or the Des Moines area; and/or other to be
determined areas around Iowa. Sign Instructor would provide sign language
classes to professionals working in Deaf Education; and/or others (parents;
families). Requirements: native or native-like signing ability is
required; must consistently demonstrate the highest levels of
professionalism and positive attitudes about communicants; previous work
experience in the field of deaf education preferred and/or in teaching sign
language; exceptional communication and organization skills. Possession of a
Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf
Education or related field. Preference for ASLTA certification. For more
information or to apply, send resume to Deb Cates:


Position Opening
Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Santa Monica, CA

Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Clinical
therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children,
adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture
and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two years. experience
and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential.
Position is 20 hours per week with part-time benefits.
CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff development
as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach. Requirements:
Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family therapy or PHD
in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible; ability to
respond to crisis situations.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:
Susan Hajiani LCSW
Program Coordinator
Providence Saint John’s CFDC
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404


position opening
Residential Counselor (2nd Shift)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

position description at:

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application
(found on website – http:// ) as well as three professional


Seeking Executive Director
Nexus Inland NW
Spokane, WA

Nexus is seeking a new Executive Director to replace a long time Executive
Director who is retiring. The center is looking for someone who understands
the center’s mission and has innovative leadership with which to steer the
center into a new chapter of its 30 year history. Nexus recently updated
its name: Nexus Inland NW . Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 1980
and its mission statement: Bridging communication and community.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible
for the Agency’s overall leadership and operations in accordance with the
mission and policies approved by the Board. The Executive Director will
lead a highly qualified team focused on serving the deaf and hard of hearing
community. Skills and knowledge valuable to the center’s future success
include: 1) Leadership and Management: Demonstrates the leadership,
initiative and persistence needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of
Nexus; has understanding of federal, state and local laws regarding
non-profits and ensure compliance with their regulations and a working
knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of deafness
and hearing loss issues as well as having expertise in entrepreneurism that
include development and marketing which will promote the Center’s mission,
values, objectives and reputation.

2) Communication: Ability to develop sound working relationships and
cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations through
effective communication with a wide variety of people (written, oral and
other possible modalities). 3) Budget and Finance: Knowledge of community
foundations, governmental bodies and philanthropic communities, ability to
procure funding for the center, contract management by ensuring established
funding requirements are maintained as prescribed by the lender, expertise
in financial management and understanding financial sources as well as the
ability to adapt to ongoing changes. 4) Personnel: Expertise in
organizational management and supervision of staff/volunteers, maintain a
climate which attracts, motivates and retains a diverse staff of top quality
people, ability to manage and or delegate all aspects of the center as well
as cross training of the different programs within Nexus.

A master’s degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s or equivalent, with 5
years. experience, will be considered. Traveling in order to provide
training and outreach is required. Salary will be based on experience and

Please send a letter of interest with your resume and references to:

Executive Director Search Committee
1206 North Howard
Spokane, WA 99201


position announcement
Director of Business Operations
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible

The Director of Business Operations is the chief financial officer of the
Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD), responsible for the overall financial
operations of the school, including budget development and administration,
payroll and benefits, cash flow management, accounting, records management,
financial reporting, and purchasing and supply management. The Director
supervises an office staff of four people. Additionally, the Manager of
Facilities and the Manager of Information Technology (IT) are directly
responsible to the Director.

Reporting to the Superintendent/CEO, the Director is a key member of the
administrative team. The Director works closely with the Finance and Audit
Committee of the Board of Directors and consults with the New York State
Education Department (SED) on budget issues.

The ideal candidate should possess a broad training and background in
financial administration, strong leadership and conceptual skills, and
strong communication and interpersonal skills. A bachelor’s degree in
accounting or a closely related field with at least three years of
experience in accounting; a Master’s degree in business administration or
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.

Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be
asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment
on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age,
national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, gender
orientation, or military status.


position opening
School Counselor
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities for School Counselor (School for the
Deaf) for the 2014-2015 school year.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website to view the official job announcement; follow the
instructions to submit a complete on-line application. Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail:; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)


position opening
Recovery Support Specialist
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Chelsea, MA

Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health
Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve. For
more than 50 years, been helping individuals with mental health,
disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve independence
and explore possibilities. A career here is a commitment to opportunity,
with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our dedicated
employees to help shape the future of the community we care so deeply for.

The Recovery Support Specialist reports to the Recovery Team Leader. The
Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the coordination of
rehabilitative services for CBFS people and integration/coordination of all
rehabilitative services for their caseload. This paraprofessional position
provides direct services to people under CBFS to include housing, support,
transportation, promote self-determination and decision making, didactic
teaching, advocacy, service coordination, outreach and assistance with
community integration with a person centered treatment approach. Responsible
for developing confidential rehabilitation files for all persons assigned.

High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly
preferred. At least two years experience with population who has severe and
persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must be fluent in
American Sign Language. Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP
certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of
employment/date of hire.

Interested in this position, please send resume to:
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Attn: HR / Recruiter
301 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150

Phone: 617-488-5712
Fax: 617-912-7971

Affirmative Action Employer – EEO/AA


posting a permanent position
Executive Director
Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is posting a permanent position for
Executive Director at this time. This position is currently occupied
by an Interim ED and we invite qualified candidates to apply for this
position. MCD is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine
who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing
resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general
public to better understand and appreciate Deaf culture and effective
ways of communication.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management
of the organization which will include refinement of current programs
and development of new programs; management of budgeting and financial
planning, maintain compliance of state and local contracts/grants;
fundraising and recruitment, selection, and evaluation of the
management team.

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD
but you can view it in its entirety from

or (& click on the link citing
the Executive Director Job description).

If you feel you have the qualifications and are up for a challenge,
please send us your resume to David Pileck, President of the Board at
MCD at , Darleen Hutchins
( mailto: ), or Echo Kaply-Smith
( )


vacancy notice
ASL Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Mail or email application materials to:
RI School for the Deaf
Office of Human Resources
One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 02908

Application requirements
– Cover letter
– Resume
– CS-14 application
– Responses to supplemental questions
– Two Letters of Reference
– Equal Employment Opportunity Form (optional)

Employment opportunities, application requirements and instructions posted

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be
arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit
official transcripts.

*Subject to FTE approval and available funding

(Position is part of Board of Regents non union staff)

RI School for the Deaf

TITLE: ASL Specialist

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides leadership in ASL development to
students and staff in the acquisition, development and refinement of
American Sign Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and support school-wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff and parents.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Director with
latitude to exercise independent judgment in the performance of assignments.
Work is subject to review on a periodic basis or upon completion for results
achieved and for adherence to professional standards of conduct.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Generally none. Will work as part of teams and in
collaboration with others to achieve results. May supervise specific ASL
tasks of Teachers and other staff and follow-up on assignments delegated by
the Director.


Develop, refine, coordinate, train and assist teachers in implementation of
ASL curriculum in all classes and subject areas.

Provide ASL instruction and support in development of age-appropriate ASL
skills and knowledge in the classroom group instruction and support to the
teacher including designing and implementing lessons/activities that support
student needs using best practice bilingual strategies.

Provide support to teachers as they develop, implement, monitor, and revise
Individual Education Plans (IEP) related to ASL language development.

Create, maintain and coordinate administration of ASL assessments for
entering students, 3 year evaluations, annual evaluations and classroom
progress monitoring.

Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture awareness
school-wide through coordination of the ASL/Deaf Culture Events Committee,
Statewide ASL Poetry Competition and other similar activities and events.

Work with the school librarian to expand and maintain ASL and Deaf Studies
resources for students and staff.

Keep abreast of current research & best practices in ASL teaching and

Consistently model ASL/English bilingual communication.

Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

Coordinate and assist with family signacy & literacy events.

Provide direct ASL instruction and support to families to develop ASL skills
and knowledge to communicate with and advocate for their child.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing

Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and

In-depth knowledge and appreciation of Deaf culture and community.

Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents,
school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL
and English.


Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English as evidenced by a
SLPI rating of Superior plus

Experience providing ASL services to students who are deaf and hard of

ASLTA training preferred.

Teamwork and leadership skills.

EDUCATION: Master degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Deaf
Studies or related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years experience in providing ASL services to
students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. and/or any combination of
education, knowledge, skills, and experience that is substantially

Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Describe your qualifications for the ASL Specialist position and be specific
about your educational background and experiences that make you an ideal
candidate for this position.

Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Explain why you want to be the ASL Specialist and describe your
philosophy/approach to teaching staff how to develop and implement an
ASL/English bilingual learning environment.


employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), invites you to consider
our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to visit
CSDB’s website at: where the official job
announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its
entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified
employment. This job announcement is open until the position is filled. The
base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and
experience. Annual Salary Range: $82,506 to $94,021. Excellent benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)


open positions
Center for Human Development
Springfield, MA

Center for Human Development is seeking dedicated, compassionate staff for a
new, innovative program providing residential services to deaf individuals
with developmental disabilities in a house adjacent to Springfield College
in Springfield, MA. Residents will have access to campus activities,
facilities and entertainment.

– Program Supervisor
The ASL proficient supervisor responsibilities include supervision of direct
care staff and coordination of Springfield College intern activities;
interfacing with Springfield College to recruit interns; implementation of
client treatment plans; participation in on-call rotation, oversight of
documentation, oversight of facility upkeep and maintenance; serving as a
liaison to external providers and the community at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the
population as well supervisory experience. Must have excellent oral and
written communication and must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf and
hard of hearing encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree in related field
required. Reliable automobile and valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit and apply online to requisition

– Assistant Supervisor
The ASL proficient assistant supervisor responsibilities include assisting
with the supervision of direct care staff and coordination of Springfield
College intern activities; implementation of client treatment plans,
participation in on-call rotation; assisting supervisor with oversight of
facility upkeep and maintenance; participating with supervision in liaising
with external providers and the community at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the
population. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and
must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf and hard of hearing encouraged
to apply. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Reliable automobile and valid
driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit and apply online to requisition

– Residential Staff
The ASL proficient Direct Care Staff responsibilities include supporting
clients’ activities of daily living, administering medications as needed,
advocating for individuals within various community settings, providing
opportunities to optimize clients’ independence and quality of life, and
interfacing with Springfield College and the Springfield College interns
working within the residence. Staff will develop professional and
supportive relationships with clients and provide support and guidance with
a person-centered focus.

Qualifications: Candidates will be ASL proficient; ideally have a
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; possess strong interpersonal
skills; empathy for others; demonstrated commitment to serving those with
significant needs; ability to work well within a team model and
independently. Computer skills necessary. Must have a vehicle for work use
and current driver’s license; ability to complete medication administration
training; deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. All candidates must
complete and pass background record screening process.

To Apply: Visit and apply online to requisition


Employment Opportunity
School Leader – Delaware School for the Deaf Newark, Delaware

Salary: $106,965 – $113,793
Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date

Qualifications: – Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related field
– Delaware Eligibility for School Principal/Assistant Principal
– Administrative experience preferred
– Minimum five years of teaching experience in deaf education
– Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) regulations for Special Education
– Knowledge of current research and best practices in education of
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (Only for
those candidates not already certified)
– Prior experience with scheduling, professional development and
curriculum for students/staff preferred

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website

Human Resources Office
600 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

The Christina School District is an EOE/M/F/H/V


open positions
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

positions in different parts of the state

Middle GA

Macon, Georgia – the “Song and Soul of the South”! Where you can hike
through the ancient Indian mounds and experience the state’s largest
collection of African American history, art, and culture. Sit on the
dock with R&B music icon Otis Redding’s life size bronze statue, or
stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and
architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Sample mouth
watering soul food or try signature dishes from local restaurants in
a town where a night out means fine dining, drinks, or dancing, but
also a moonlit walk among Old South mansions, a Broadway play, or a
live show at the birthplace of Southern rock.

– Athens
Athens: North East GA, College Town

In the sweltering Georgia heat, no place is as cool as Athens. This
hip college town is home to the University of Georgia, Pulitzer Prize
winning authors and famous rock musicians. Explore the downtown area,
where Victorian buildings are filled with an eclectic combination of
independent coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Named “Live
Music Central,” Athens’ busy music venues are known around the world.

Throughout the decades, this classic city has grown in sophistication
to become a unique portrait of Southern heritage and hospitality.
Rome has a strong arts community, a passion for history and a respect
for the three gentle rivers winding through the heart of the city.

Our attractions, historic sites and natural beauty are tempting, but
what really stands out are the people – the smiles – the Southern
hospitality that offers an open invitation.

Whether you are visiting to shop for antiques or to hike our rich
mountain trails, you will never forget “where the rivers meets the
mountains begin.


Current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year
The Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, Georgia

All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals
in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to
make successful life choices.

The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and
extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further
academic, social and career success. This is achieved in a fully
accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment,
which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group.
This fosters positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each
student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter
beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning
philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their
use of both ASL and written English.

Northwest Georgia’s picturesque Vann’s Valley is the home of the Georgia
School for the Deaf, Georgia’s only residential school serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing students. GSD was established in 1846 on the grounds of
the Hearn Academy by one of its teachers, O. P. Fannin. A log cabin and a
$5000 legislative grant began a more than 160-year-long tradition of
service to children across the state. GSD was the eleventh residential
school for the Deaf established in the United States. GSD has an
expansive campus of 480 acres in the small community of Cave Spring. The
relationship between Cave Spring and GSD is unique because many residents
and business owners are able to communicate with sign language.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:
– Paraprofessional
– Residential Advisor
– Nurse, School Clinic
– Teacher
– Graduation Coach
– American Sign Language Specialist
– Reading Content Specialist
– Life Adjustment Supervisor
– Sign Language Interpreter
– Recreation Director

We invite interested parties to visit the GSD website at: and learn more about our school and campus. For
specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the
Employment link (home page) for the official job announcements in their
entirety, including a description of duties, minimum/preferred
qualifications, salary/benefits information, application instructions as
well as the required State of Georgia Application for Employment form.

The Georgia School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia School for the Deaf
Personnel Office
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124


career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services
to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.
Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school
graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of
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 in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full
Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full
Time; Glenside location

Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with
Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;
Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for
Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: to learn more about each

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Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Fax: 215-884-6301


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