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DeafDigest Gold – August 29, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - August 29, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com/ and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/llowellmyers/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/farmerattitude/ This week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/tallwoman/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/unpopular/ (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/ (this link has been slightly revised); do not use the older link) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Introducing a Phone that lives up to its name Coming on August 31st, America's First 4G-Capable Phone with Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard and Brilliant Super AMOLED Touchscreen, the new Samsung Epic(tm) 4G! Video chat with your friends at neck-breaking speeds using Qik or other video chat Android applications. Or view your favorite videos from YouTube. Plus many more exciting apps! You also have three choices for texting - sliding QWERTY, virtual keyboard or Swype technology on Sprint's newest 4G device! Combined with the Sprint Relay data only plan at only $39.99 a month for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, this is an amazing combination. Visit http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg082910 for updates! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous ...... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs! Don't have a HomeTown Number? 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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements. Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence, The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation's premier VRS provider. Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our products, services and features. Don't have a Z phone? You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical devices. Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young children and adults. Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed. If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. ...... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: A strange tale of a deaf inventor who claimed a patent and was in jail http://deafdigest.com/richardruelas/ A talented deaf artist & cartoonist we didn't know about http://deafdigest.com/anngibbons/ - Very Hot News The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which sometimes decides in our favor, and sometimes against us, decided this one in our favor. This agency ruled that deaf and disabled Social Security Administration employees were correct in that the agency discriminated against them. They were denied opportunities for promotion. This means the deaf and the disabled can proceed with a class action lawsuit. - Thursday August 26th A Filipino activist has expressed disappointment at the lack of participation by members of the Filipino Deaf Community in conjunction with the Persons With Disabilities group's involvement in the past national elections in May. He discovered the reason - lack of registered deaf voters! As a result, he is pushing for a Election Awareness Campaign among the deaf. - Friday August 27th Does UPS welcome lawsuits filed against them? DeafDigest cannot help but wonder. UPS fought against a drawn-out lawsuit regarding discrimination against deaf drivers that wanted to drive UPS vehicles. And now this - the ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that UPS definitely discriminated against Mauricio Centeno, a deaf employee, who suffered through staff meetings without an interpreter. The appeals ruling threw out the lower court claim that ruled in favor of UPS. UPS, not giving up, said they will "review the decision and evaluate its options". If UPS is stubborn, the next step is the Supreme Court. - Saturday July 28th It was learned that the average unemployment rate for disabled workers is 16.4 percent, which is above the national 9 percent unemployment rate. How much of a percentage of the deaf is factored in, DeafDigest does not know? (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) ..... 6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada November 6, 2010 Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children, a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising event. SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services. The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc. Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations. Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker. Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more information ...... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: (revised posting) NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY NEEDS YOUR HELP! I would like to thank many of you who have already responded to the National Deaf Employment and Technology Survey. This study needs several hundred more responses to be useful to deaf and hard of hearing communities, policy makers, educators, and program administrators. If you have not yet responded, please consider doing so. Allow me to explain. My name is James Schiller and I am a faculty member at Gallaudet University, Department of Social Work, and a Doctoral candidate at Walden University, School of Health and Human Services. This study is the basis for my Dissertation in Social Policy and Planning. You are invited to take part in research examining how technology is associated with the employment of deaf and hard of hearing people. The purpose of this research is to equip social policy makers, programs, educators, and funding sources with current data so they can continue providing valued resources to deaf and hard of hearing communities. A link will take you to the web survey at the end of this message. Risks and Benefits of participating in the Study: The survey is confidential and anonymous. There may be some questions that are uncomfortable to answer. Participants are free to skip those questions or exit the study at any time. The potential benefit of participating in this study is updating the body of knowledge about deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. Compensation: While some organizations have agreed to advertise this study, all funding supporting the study is my own. This study relies on volunteers to submit the survey. There is no compensation for participating in this study. I am the principal investigator for this study If you have any questions regarding this research or the survey, my contact address is: James Schiller, Social Work Department, HMB 338B, Gallaudet University. You may contact the researcher at any time during this study via videophone at 202-651-7064 Voice or VP, or email at mailto:Jschi001@waldenu.edu or mailto:James.Schiller@gallaudet.edu The survey is anticipated to take between 15 and 20 minutes. On behalf of myself, educators, agencies, and advocates who may use the data in the future, thank you for responding to this survey. This project has been approved by the Gallaudet University IRB and Walden University IRB # 05-28-10-0283826. Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DETS to fill out the Survey. Upon completion, please click the button marked "DONE" .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS 15% OFF! Save 10% on all Sonic Alert products during the month of September! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details on this special and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're on Facebook! WCI. 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The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have their IP address available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ FOLLOWING A TALL HEARING WOMAN WITH GRAY HAIR This is a true story. A deaf man was riding on the metro subway. He sees the same hearing woman every day; she is tall and she has a grey hair. They both get off at the same station. They both also do not know each other. One time, the metro station train broke down. There was so much confusion. All passengers were ordered to get off at one station. The deaf man does not know what was going on and he decided to keep his eye on that same tall, grey haired woman, and follow her around. She hops on an emergency bus and he follows her. That emergency bus takes them both to their train station. That tall gray haired woman saved the deaf man's day. In a big crowd, it was easier to find the tall gray hair woman, as she was taller than everyone. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/tallwoman/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) FAREWELL PARTY FOR AN UNPOPULAR HEARING EMPLOYEE You work at a factory. You like one hearing person but you do not realize that no one likes that hearing person. He is very unpopular. That hearing person leaves his job for another job. A few friends hosted a farewell party for that unpopular employee. But almost no one shows up at that farewell party, except for you. You are puzzled why no one shows up - even with refreshments and soft drinks. You realize no one told you that this hearing person was very unpopular! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/unpopular/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A PHILADELPHIA DEAF ATTORNEY WE NEVER KNEW ABOUT Years ago we were served by these publications - the Silent News, The NAD Broadcaster, the Deaf American and the Frat. None of these publications mentioned a deaf attorney who thrived for years with his own practice in Philadelphia. The attorney was Harold Diamond. DeafDigest editor only learned of this attorney via a photocopy of an article that was written in The Pennsylvania Lawyer sometime during the seventies. He made a comment: The deaf do not go to deaf lawyers, largely out of fear that their problems will end up known to the tight-knit deaf community THE DEAFNESS BLAME GAME When a baby is born deaf, many upset parents find something to blame for his deafness. This is unfortunate and may place a burden the baby may have to carry for the rest of his life. A newspaper story said: The gene responsible for the deafness problem remains unidentified DeafDigest wonders why genes are thrown into the blame game? SECURITY: RIGHT AND THE WRONG WAY? Much publicity was generated over the security man tackling the alleged deaf shoplifter in Los Angeles. Is there a right way and a wrong way to stop an alleged shoplifter? One DeafDigest subscriber, himself not a police officer nor a security person, said the right way is to run in front of the alleged shoplifter to block him from walking any further. And that the wrong way would be to tackle him from behind. Well, it all depends. If a shoplifter runs away from the store, it is obvious and tackling from the behind may be necessary. But if the shoplifter is walking slowly, then there may be no need to tackle him. Another way, is to yell. A hearing person would hear it. A deaf person, without a hearing aid or a CI, may not hear it. A DEAF WOMAN HIT BY A TRAIN WHILE WALKING NEAR THE TRACKS There was a story of a deaf woman in the Philadelphia area being hit by train as she walked near the tracks. The police report said that the accident was the cause of her being deaf. DeafDigest editor is not that sure. Deaf people have eyes. Hearing people have ears. Still eyes and ears do not prevent these people from being hit by trains. Possibly it was something else - absentmindedness and being oblivious, or perhaps a medical condition that affected them while walking. OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING We have many, many organizations, international, national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people. One such organization is: International Catholic Deaf Association For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: http://deafdigest.com/icda/ JOB HUNTING: TO SURPRISE OR NOT TO SURPRISE When a deaf person is job hunting, especially deaf professionals, it is always a dilemma - to put down on the application form that he is deaf or to withhold the information. Said a deaf job hunter: I never include the fact I'm deaf on my resume when answering job postings. I always get people interested and then after they contact me and they want to have an interview, I tell them I'm deaf. They kind of start to be awkward and don't know how it's going to work Is he correct or is he wrong? This is a question that has no correct answer. AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID as a loner, I'm not comfortable around people, so don't need a hearing aid to talk with them .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? retiree deafness means the same as selective hearing which is a hearing joke about a husband tuning out wife's nagging - such as please take out the trash, please rake the leaves outside, etc .............................................................. .............................................................. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an "Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click here and follow instructions on the screen or go to: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html .............................................................. .............................................................. 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With many classes having breaks  every hour, there is an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants  in the exhibit area 10.  Free RID CEUs for registered participants 11.  Classy refreshment breaks including a decadent chocolate fountain! 12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you peace of mind in planning your  professional training! We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see  www.DrSign.com If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies, we have the  World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this will be our 10th year, starting July 16, 2011 from Florida to Alaska. This is  scheduled every year!  See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com With  enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time Teacher of  the Year at the University of  Florida .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The Department of Justice has tightened up the ADA regulations, especially with Title II, which involve the state and local governments. This announcement was made recently. ..... A Deaf Fantasy: DeafDigest subscribers vs Deaf College Bowl participating teams (Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN) at 2010 NAD Conference A warning - some questions are not deaf-related. Question #4 Q. The 1914 assassination of this heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire has often been referred to as "the shot heard around the world" because it led to World War I. A. Archduke Franz Ferdinand. World War I was supposed to be "The War to end all Wars" .... Deaf Picture of the Week: the part of Indianapolis, where the old Gallaudet, Indiana town existed in late 19th century. The picture shows the approximate location. The town eventually disappeared from the maps. http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetindiana/ another picture of the approximate location of Gallaudet, Indiana as taken by Kenneth S Rothschild during the eighties http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetindianalocation/ ..... Deaf Question of the Week: Q. What is Gallaudet Hearing Scale (exact spelling) that was posted on yahoo question site A. No such a thing and it was verified with a superintendent of a school for the deaf send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. ..... Wish List of the Week: that every single store in USA will be outfitted with flashing anti-theft strobe lights at the exits. Said a deaf community leader: We have tried to explain to the stores that they need strobe lights when the alarms go off. That way the deaf people will have no excuse for not knowing that the strobe lights went off. ..... DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1990 - the Saskatchewan School for the Deaf closed its doors for good. The province Education Minister gave the promise that excellent programs for students were guaranteed. Twenty years later, as pointed out by the Saskatchewan Deaf Association, the deaf community is still waiting for these same promises. They were not too pleased when the current Education Minister repeated the same promise - sounds like a repeated recording from a broken record player. ..... Deaf and the Money: $49,000 the cost to start a football program at one school for the deaf. The cost is higher than other several deaf schools that restarted football in recent years because of cost of road trips to play against deaf opponents ..... DeafNumbers of the Week: 37 years a hearing aid dealer seen that much from the first day he opened his dealership for business. Year one, he sold hearing aids attached to eyeglasses. Over the years it revolved to invisible devices attached to cellphones, televisions and MP3 players with many colors to suit wearers' tastes. ..... DeafResources Andrew Foster, founder of schools for the deaf in Africa http://deafdigest.com/andrewfoster/ for a listing of deaf reference & library resources, http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/ (examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time) ..... Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports top deaf sports newspaper stories & links: 2010 MDGA deaf golf tournament results are at: http://www.mdga1947.org/2010/2010results.htm A 27-year old deaf pitcher in college wooden bat summer league http://deafdigest.com/davidboclair/ DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com last edition of DeafDigest Sports: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports082910/ for list of elite deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/ for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/ for list of deaf collegiate athletes: http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Employment vacancies Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Wilson, NC Business Officer (09/09/2010 closing date) http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039126&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no School Dir Oes Res School (09/24/2010 closing date) http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no to click on any of above positions, go to: http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421 contact person: mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open position Case Manager Eastern WA Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Spokane, WA Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Case Manager position open.  Provide case management services as needed to the deaf and hard of hearing community, and ensure communication accessibility to various local, state and federal programs.  Should possess American Sign Language skills and ability to use various modes of communication when working with persons with a hearing loss.  Master's Degree in the helping profession or a Bachelor's degree with several years of case management experience is required.  Open until filled.  Resumes with references accepted: EWCDHH, 1206 N. Howard, Spokane, WA 99201. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- School Director vacancies (closing date September 24, 2010) - Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Wilson - North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Morganton Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina: 1) North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC. We are recruiting for these two (2) positions through September 24, 2010. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested persons. Thank you. - For North Carolina School for the Deaf To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to: Teri Longo, NCSD Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, or fax it to 828-432-5309. - For Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to: Tonia Hartley, ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145. Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the following weblink: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/pd107ltr.doc Position: School Director OES Residential Schools Working Title: School Dir OES Res School Vacancy Number: 60038911 Salary Grade: 81T Salary Range: $60964 - $101867 Hiring Range: $60964 - $101867 Department: Health Human Services Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time Locations: Morganton and Wilson Posting Date: 08/24/2010 Closing Date: 09/24/2010 Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD Description of Work: The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five (5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is a managerial exempt position*** Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and demonstrated skills as an instructional leader. Preferences: Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively using American Sign Language. Training and Experience Requirements: Master's degree in education, school administration, or specific field related to special education and five years of education experience preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School Administrator-Principal licensure as outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. How to Apply: DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a (PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web site at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Announcement of vacant positions Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Washington, DC on campus of Gallaudet University The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is conducting a national search in to fill several positions. The Clerc Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's capitol. Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions. - English Teacher, MSSD - Science Teacher, MSSD - Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Clerc Center Teacher under Job listing. To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume, three current and signed letters of recommendation, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess any) and a Gallaudet University application form to: Clerc Center Human Resources Gallaudet University KDES- Room 3201 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 Email address: mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5457 Gallaudet University Application Form link: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Announcement of vacant positions Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Washington, DC on campus of Gallaudet University The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is conducting a national search in to fill several positions. The Clerc Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's capitol. Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions. - Weekend Coordinator, MSSD - Curriculum Manager - Research Manager - Chief Academic Officer Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Professional Staff under Job listing. To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume and a Gallaudet University application form to: Gallaudet University Personnel Office - College Hall - Room 106 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu Or FAX a letter of interest, a resume and a Gallaudet University application form to: 202-651-5344 Gallaudet University Application Form link: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job opening Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay, Inc state of Tennessee Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for "Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator" staffed in the state of Tennessee. Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Services (1/2 time) and in other states as needed (1/2 time). Individual will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee and other states as needed, while residing in Tennessee. Preferred education, experience and skills: - Excellent presentation skills - Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay services: - Senior Community - Hard of Hearing Community - Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users - Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people who have differing hearing and speech abilities and communication modes - Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users of the services - Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or experience with Captioned Telephone Service is helpful - Experience in public relations - Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively and meet deadlines - Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills - Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply - Hold a valid driver's license Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by September 2, 2010 at 800.821.1831. Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings CLINICIANS (2) ACCESS Program/ACCESS Partial Care Program Paterson, NJ Campus Inspired Care At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career. CLINICIANS (2) ACCESS Program - Full Time / Day Shift ACCESS Partial Care Program - Full Time / Day Shift Paterson, NJ Campus As key members of our ACCESS Program or ACCESS Partial Care Program, statewide programs that provide behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, candidates will help meet the clinical case management and treatment needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic environments. Responsibilities will include: - developing and implementing treatment strategies - performing comprehensive clinical assessments - providing clinical case management services - completing and maintaining medical records and report writing - developing discharge plans - conducting various therapeutic treatment modalities - providing crisis intervention/stabilization and aggressive behavior management to patients - evaluating/developing interventions - performing other related duties as assigned To qualify, you must have a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline, NJ Licensure as a LSW or LCSW, the ability to collect/summarize data, along with a familiarity of Deaf Culture and knowledge of current technology used for individuals with hearing loss. The ability to prepare detailed assessments and a valid NJ Drivers License will also be expected. Strong problem-solving, analytical, oral/written communication and PC skills are required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care. For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job title in Subject matter to: mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org EOE M/F/D/V ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital - St. Vincent's Nursing Home Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Job Developer/Interpreter Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency position based in Campbell, CA Full-Time, Non-Exempt Campbell, California DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter. This position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services. The Job Developer/Interpreter 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. RESPONSIBILITIES: - 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 - Arranging job interviews and interpreter client's job interviews and orientation - 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 - 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 Employment Services Director QUALIFICATIONS: - American Sign Language interpreting certificate (RID, ACCI or other nationally recognized certificate) required. Candidate without a certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification within six/6 month of employment); 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 workweek SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education. DCARA offers 11 days of holiday leave plus a paid one-week winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits. DEADLINE: Open until filled. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter, three references, and resume via mail to: Human Resources DCARA 14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200 San Leandro, CA 94578 Or via email to: mailto:hr@dcara.org DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Assistant Director for Instruction Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/assistantdirectorforinstruction/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Graduation Coach Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/graduationcoach/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Literary Content Specialist Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/literarycontentspecialist/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School English/Language Arts) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/english/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/hsmath -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/subteach -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated August 29th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA (on hold) - Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA (on hold) - Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA - Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA - Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA (on hold) To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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