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DeafDigest Gold – August 31, 2014

DeafDigest Gold – August 31, 2014

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:


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Top stories about the deaf:

Possible to develop software that would make
audio signals for pagers compatible with their
hearing aid signals? Yes, says Matthew Turner,
CEO, Goshawk Communications.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has
asked that its hearing employees learn sign
language to be able to communicate with deaf

David Galyean, a deaf farmer in Montesano,
Washington, was written up in a local newspaper.
He operates his own Galyean Farm & Nursery

DeafDigest mentioned several times re the Coolidge
Coin that shows fingerspelling. The Medal Bronze
sets are now available for $9.95 but it actually
has no monetary value, if one wishes to put it
up for re-sale.

South Dakota is trying to impose financial criteria
for the deaf people that want to get assistive
devices. This plan has met with opposition by
deaf leaders.


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Great Britain is the same as USA when it is
about deaf clubs. Many deaf clubs lose members
and struggle with money. These deaf people prefer
to meet at Starbucks then to help their deaf
Anyway, one deaf club in Great Britain had
a successful event. Many deaf people came to
that club.
What was the event? Showing old time movies
of deaf people between 1930’s and 1950’s!
They watched the movies and had a great time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:


Attention: Deaf fork lift operators

please visit:


A CI manufacturer won a court case even though their
CI product was defective and had to be recalled. And
they never told the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
about this defective product.
How did they win? The Arizona federal judge said that
there are no FDA rules about defective CI’s, and so, this
manufacturer was lucky. Yet, the judge warned the manufacturer
that this lawsuit could be refiled with revised paperwork!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:


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Deaf at Five Guys

Do enjoy viewing that video!


Georgia Association of the Deaf


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We specialize in remodeling kitchen, bath, and basement of your
dreams throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.

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

To learn more about this company at

Contact Elijah Gold for FREE ESTIMATE at: or VP at 202-400-2655


Deaf Book

Notable Deaf Persons

book cover link is at:

DeafDigest editor has many deafness-related books in his private


Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– roadside vendor

this website is growing every weekend:


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are TV captions considered our basic right?

A. This is an issue brought up by the deaf of New
Zealand where TV captioning hours are rather limited.


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Shopping lists

Creating a shopping list is getting harder for me to read,
even when I use black markers.

Other people in the house write with light colored pens or pencils.

Those lists are invisible to me!  That is why I write over them with
black markers!

If you have an iPad or an iPhone, you can make your own list stand out!

Go to “Notes” and title it “Shopping List”.

You can type in your shopping needs and return anytime to add more
to the list.

Then, when you are ready to send it to your spouse, or friends, or family,
etc. simply click the to compose email icon.

Add in the email address and send!

It is very accessible!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

That Austine School for the Deaf (in Vermont) will
reopen in two years with plenty of funding to come.



Year 1902 – the first electrical hearing aid in the world
was worn by Queen Victoria


DeafNumbers of the Week:


forfeits by deaf school football teams so far this season

this season only started last week and already there have
been three forfeits. Hope things will get better.


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Conner Svetly is a member of the football team at
Chapman University


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ashley McKenzie, British men’s judo

still at it, and is aiming for 2016 Olympics


DeafSports Library:

an old magazine picture of a young Matt Hamill, the now-retired
deaf MMA fighther and a 3-time NCAA wrestling champion


DeafDigest Sports:

you can subscribe; no cost


if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please

click on mainstream on the right side of for the list of
mainstreamed athletes



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* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, 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



open position
experienced language interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Iowa State University seeks applicants for an experienced language
interpreter.  More information is available online at:

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


career announcement
Program Director I – Vocational
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
Pima County, Arizona

No 03-10-218

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify
for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

STATUS Exempt – Full-Time

Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of
competitive placement, job site training, job placement services, summer
youth, Source America and contract maintenance. Oversees Source America,
WIA and VR placement services. Develops training programs and placement
options. Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and
applicable regulatory guidelines. Designs and schedules staff
professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with
service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development.
Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to
employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in
the marketing environment to best serve COPD. Position may from time to
time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform
other duties as assigned.


– Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their
placement and training needs
– Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job
placement and training
– Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at
– Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
– Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job
– Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and
operational policies needed for vocational programs
– Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training,
Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections
processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
– Oversees compliance with DOL requirements and assures programs
follow appropriate processes
– Oversees development of Job Training Program
– Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
– Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures,
behavioral techniques and community based programming
– Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
– Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers
to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community
– Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and
contractual goals
– Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
– Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties
including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation
– Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
– Works with Board in development of social media advertising for
agency and clients
– Works with Executive Director in fundraising
– Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating,
providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
– Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input
regarding COPD’s agency needs
– Coordinates with the county the Summer Youth Program Coordinator
– Able to develop tracking systems to support program needs
– Reviews quality of job placement program and determines
appropriate staffing patterns
– Develops new programs and opportunities
– Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job
training / placement services
– Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to
employers in Pima County
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

– Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related
– American Sign Language skills
– 5 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
– Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF
accreditation standards
– Knowledgeable of DOL requirements
– Knowledge in technology in areas of excel, facebook and other
social media
– 3 years in work programs in particular Source America
– 3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
– Background in training staff
– Background training community in disability issues
– Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card and
pass drug screening
– Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor
Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

– Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling or Education
– 5 years. experience in work programs
– National understanding of employment issues and their effect on
deaf and persons with a disability.
– Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Additional years of directly related experience
– Demonstrates knowledge of DOL requirements, and Source American
contract requirements
– 1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation
– First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY $17.35 – $21.69; DOE

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their
qualifications, training and related job experience

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human
Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

The Director of Human Resources may approve highly skilled and performing
candidates who do not meet minimum qualifications for employment as
outlined in the job description.

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ 85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter


Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate
Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families,
supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for
excellence. For more information visit our website at:

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer


open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Walden School Secretary

Daycare Center Teacher

Speech Language Pathologist (Fall 2014: Temporary/3-months)

Secondary Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf (Licensed)

Walden School Residential Child Care Worker

Walden School Teacher (Licensed)

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time/As Needed)

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)

Head & Assistant Coaches (see website for more details)

If you are interested in applying please submit a
cover letter, resume, application (found on website – as well as three professional
references to The application
packet must be complete in order to be considered
for the position.


position opening
Employment Specialist
Mill Neck Services
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified Per Diem Employment
Specialist to join a team of professionals who provide employment
services for individuals who are Deaf and/or have additional

Work with clients through all phases of job search through on the
job training. Assume responsibility for client files, maintaining
appropriate and contemporaneous documentation and materials relative
to their employment. Job developing / sales experience a plus.

Candidate with BA/BS preferred. Must possess at least an AA/AS degree
and be computer literate. Must be proficient in American Sign Language.

Must be willing and able to work weekend and evening/night hours as

For Long Island locations, a valid driver’s license and dependable car
needed. Ability to work in NYC metro area preferred.

Please send resume and letter of intent to:

Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Services
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765


vacancy announcement
Sign Language Interpreter
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

for position description and application procedures,
click on:


Position Information
Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD
Role Title: Counselor II – 49012
Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service
Augusta, VA (Staunton District)

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Job Type Detail
Definition: Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Hiring Range: Please see notation within job description
Agency: Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262)
Agency Website:
Location: Augusta – 015 (Staunton District)
Position Number: 00389
Job Posting Number: 0081676
Does this position have telework options? Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:
Yes, American Sign Language

Job Description: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at
the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is
currently seeking a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
RCD (Rehab Counselor for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational
rehabilitation services, in compliance with federal, state, and agency
policy and procedures, which result in employment and enhanced
independent living for persons with disabilities. Core case management
services include guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental
restoration, and job placement services. Caseloads consist of
individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and a general caseload
of adults / students with disabilities.

Responsibilities: Provides case management services including guidance,
counseling, training and physical/mental restoration services. Plans,
develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify
customer goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational
preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills
training and rehabilitation technology services. Participates in community
outreach, collaborates closely with local Community Services Boards and
School Districts, and serves as a liaison to other treatment providers
in the community.

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee)
level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The
minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $28,782. The minimum salary
for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $37,047. This is minimum, entry
level salary and may be higher based on work history.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Demonstrated knowledge of the
economic, medical, vocational and emotional issues impacting persons with
disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods
and tools for career counseling; ADA compliance; fluency in American Sign
Language; extensive knowledge and understanding of the communication,
cultural and psycho-social needs of persons who are deaf and hard of
working knowledge of Windows based software; and demonstrated ability to
establish and maintain good working relationships with community resources
and individuals from diverse environments.

Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or
CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To
considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor’s
degree in a human services or related field and applicable work
An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a
Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired
an academic program to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation
or a closely related field. Successful candidate must pass criminal
investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must
the date the degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Requirements – This is a sensitive
and the successful candidate will be fingerprinted, and a background
investigation will be conducted.

Transcripts, copy of current CRC credential or documentation of CRC
MUST accompany the application. Please note that transcripts MUST display
date that the degree was awarded.

Special Instructions to Applicants The Virginia Department for Aging and
Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online
applications for all employment opportunities.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities
application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities
Act. Contact 804-726-1919 for assistance. Minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on
Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at:

Optional Applicant Documents Other Document
Required Applicant Documents Transcript

Contact Information:
Name Human Resource Services
Phone 804-726-1919
Fax 804-662-7662

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229


position opening
MSSE Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category

Anticipated Start Date

Department/College Description

professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and
creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states
and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in
1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,
coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000
undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest
private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree
programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home
to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been
honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the ?Great
Colleges to Work For? for four years. RIT is a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is
responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in
the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,
is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest
metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,
which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and
ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%
African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.
It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for ?raising
a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as
?Best Places to Live in America? by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in
Expansion Management Magazine?s ranking of metropolitan areas having
the best ?quality of life in the nation?; and is among Essence
Magazine?s ?Top 10 Cities for Black Families.?

Detailed Job Description
The Master of Science in Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing (MSSE) Program prepares teachers to work in public
high schools and schools for the deaf.  Program graduates receive
certification in a subject area (grades 7-12) and in the education of
deaf and hard of hearing students (K-12).  We are seeking an
individual with expertise in English Education and Deaf Education.

The responsibilities of this faculty position include:
– Design, develop, implement and assess student teaching.
– Teach courses from the pedagogy sequence and/or other courses
within one’s expertise.
– Conduct research in areas related to the department such as:
pedagogy, language/communication development, foundations of
education, history/legal aspects of education, cognition, or
instruction of a secondary content area.
– Provide academic and job placement advising.
– Assist the chair in writing grants.
– Assist the chair in marketing the program and in reviewing
applications for admission.
– Participate in department, college and university committees and
– Participate in professional organizations and professional
development activities regarding teacher education and supervision.

Required Minimum Qualifications
– Earned doctorate degree (or ABD*) in education of the deaf, English
or a relevant field, for example, English literacy, reading,
linguistics, English Education.
– Professional certification from the Council on Education of the
Deaf (CED) and New York State professional or permanent certification
in teaching deaf and hearing students (or equivalent from other
states), grades 7-12.
– Minimum of three years teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing
students at the middle-school or secondary levels.
– Record of scholarly productivity: for example, recent relevant
publications, presentations, editorship, professional service and
contributions in relevant area of expertise.
– Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf
– Two years experience as a cooperating teacher or university
– Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following
areas: language development of deaf people, educational change,
curriculum studies, history and philosophy of education, cognition,
theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal aspects of the
education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
– We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to
RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

*This tenure-track position requires that the candidate possess a
doctoral degree in a relevant field.  If the successful candidate is
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer
status.  The position will be converted to tenure track at the start
of the contract year after the candidate has completed the degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

Required Minimum Education Level EdD

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

How To Apply
Apply online at

Keyword Search: 1179BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the
listed qualifications and the following attachments:
– A brief teaching philosophy
– The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
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.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you
need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at
585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations
on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.


position opening
Residence Director
Lexington School for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

Nature of Work: Supervise the Five-Day Residence program, which offers
academic tutoring and independent skills training in a residence setting.

100% for 10 months from September through June

– Plan and supervise all aspects of the residence academic, social and
recreational program.
– Assure compliance with State Education Dept. regulations
– Manage budget allocated to the residence
– Comply with policies and procedures of Lexington School
– Develop and maintain policies and procedures for staff and
students within the residence
– Develop and maintain contact with students. families
– Develop and maintain contact with educational staff

– MSW or MA in counseling preferred; MA in teaching
field or BA with experience in the position considered
– Fluency in sign language
– Experience in working with adolescents
– Residency experience

September 2014

To Apply, Send resume as a word attachment to: or fax to 718-350-3332.

Please put (Residence Director) on the subject line.


Job Announcements
Rehabilitation Counselor (2 positions)
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
positions in August County (Fishersville)

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

– Rehabilitation Counselor
We are currently seeking applications for two (2) positions.

Both positions are located in August County (Fishersville), which is
part of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD
Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services
Position Number: 00389
Location: Augusta (Fishersville DRS Office)
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

– Interpreter for the Deaf

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Position Number: W0287
Location: Fishersville
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

For detailed information, review the positions at our Interactive Job
Listing website:


job description
RHA Behavioral Health Services
offices in several North Carolina cities

RHA Behavioral Health Services Wilmington, Lumberton, Greensboro, &
Charlotte Locations

Applicant MUST know American Sign Language.

By employing deaf professionals, RHA ensures that the unique needs of the
deaf community and deaf culture are respected and integrated into all
services, including mental health and employment services.

Our services are designed to offer support to deaf individuals as they
seek to establish stable living arrangements, learn new skills and
information, find helpful resources, and gain meaningful employment. We
believe that people should be as independent as possible in their lives,
while receiving the support they need to be successful in reaching their

Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Therapists provides comprehensive
clinical assessments and evaluations, as well as medically necessary
outpatient therapy services to deaf and hard of hearing adults and
children with mental health, developmental disabilities and/or substance
abuse challenges so they may attain personal outcomes and lead full,
meaningful lives that they envision.

Our DHH Therapists rely on experience, knowledge and education with
limited direction to provide quality services to the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing populations.

Quality Management/Clinical
– Facilitates clinical intakes and assessments for adults and
children with a wide variety of mental health, developmental disabilities,
and substance abuse challenges
– Provides comprehensive clinical assessments to determine services
needed and medically necessary
– Effectively evaluates and treats clients
– Formulates comprehensive person-centered treatment plans that are
individualized to the individual/family’s specific treatment needs and are
based on clinical experience and knowledge.
– Utilizes various, best practice therapy modalities of treatment
– Provides individual and group therapy services to promote optimum
mental health and overall wellbeing
– Establishes and maintains the confidence and cooperation of
individuals and families on service, other staff members, and community
stakeholders in carrying out the goals and objectives of the treatment
– Maintains and exhibits self-awareness and professional boundaries
– Establishes a non-threatening therapeutic treatment environment
– Prepares/obtains correspondence reports as necessary to implement
effective assessments, treatment plans and therapy services
– Performs clinical role consistent with RHA policy and procedures,
State and Federal rules and statutes
– Serves as a member of the QA Audit Team to review various charts
for accuracy

Advocacy and Mentoring/Coaching
– Encourages individuals and families receiving services to explore
their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and to develop insights into
themselves, their relationships, and how to achieve their desired

– Submits and obtains authorizations from Value Options and Local
Management Entities
– Ensures that services rendered to persons served are billable via
management of cases and/or providing direct services
– Ensures treatment service records are in compliance with and
corrected in accordance to agency, state, local, federal, and
accreditation standards.
– Ensures that documentation of service planning, authorization,
billing and provision is completed in a manner consistent with RHA policy
and procedure and state rules, definitions, or laws
– Ensures adherence to confidentiality of records and documentation
consistent with HIPPA guidelines
. Ensures that incident reports are completed and submitted to
appropriate state/local agencies and consistent with RHA policy and

Team Work
– Participates in treatment team meetings
– Provides on-call/first responder services as scheduled at local
office. Provides crisis intervention and response for individuals assigned
to caseload or as additional on-call role.
– Refers individuals inquiring about services or receiving
to appropriate community agencies and resources
– Communicates ideas on improving services to Team Leader and/ or
– Provides clinical, technical assistance to team in case
conceptualization, development, and/or implementation of PCP
– Attends clinical team meetings
– Coordinates clinical team meetings as requested or directed by
Director or Team Leader to enhance clinical knowledge and ensure quality
provision of integrated services
– Provides training other teams on clinical and diagnostic
at the request of the Director or Vice President of Operations

– Maintains consistent communication with Team Leader, Therapist,
and State Director (as appropriate) regarding documentation,
authorizations, consumer progress toward goals, and consumer satisfaction.
– Maintains regular contact with the persons served, their
teams, guardian and significant others in the person’s life
– Business Performance
– Provides clinical services and supports in attainment of
– Collaborates with management to promote the growth of the company
by making sound clinical decisions regarding revenue and expenditures as
related to current and new services.

– The minimum requirement for this position is either:
* A Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education,
Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health,
developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services
experience; or
* Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing,
Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health,
developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services
experience; or
– Licensure or provisional licensure in one or more of the
categories: Psychologist (PhD-level), Licensed Psychological Associated
(LPA), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nurse
Practitioners approved to practice and certified by the American Nurses
Credential Center as an advanced practice nurse practitioner in
psychiatric nursing.
– Must have knowledge and experience with the age and population
– Fluent in sign language
– Valid driver’s license including personal vehicle coverage.

– To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
– as may be required or amended by company policy. Develop
organizational and communication skills that foster TEAMWORK.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and a thorough knowledge of
– Knowledge of social, cultural, economic and special needs of
deaf-blind, late deafened, and hard of hearing persons and their relation
to vocational and social adjustment.
– Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the
role and responsibilities of interpreters.
– Ability to work cooperatively with local officials, social
agencies and the general public and to make effective use of community
– Ability to write in English and present effectively.
– Knowledge and skill in computer operation, video communication
– Ability to travel in assigned geographical areas across the state
to monitor services sites.

RHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible
full-time employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness,
financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

We understand your desire to continue to grow in the role; we are known
for providing high quality services, excellent staff training and
opportunities for advancement into supervisory and other roles within the

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package includes:
– Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and prescription
– 403(b) retirement program
– Paid Time Off . up to 26 days of PTO for full time employees!
– Life and AD&D Insurance
– Extensive wellness reimbursement benefit
– Discounted premiums for participation in wellness initiative
– Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
– Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that
you serve!
– Many more benefit choices!

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit – Social Services
Education Graduate Degree
Experience 2 to greater than 15 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Healthcare – Health Services, Not for Profit –
Required Travel Not Specified


announcement of position openings for School Year 2014-2015
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

– Athletics and Recreation Program Coordinator
– Assistant Principal, KDES
– Evaluation Association

Application Information:

Send a completed Gallaudet University Application Form & up-to-date resume
and email electronically to:
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

202-651-5352-Voice, 202-250-2284 Videophone
Fax: 202-651-5344

Job employment application can be found at:
by clicking on Job application


employment opening
Math Teacher
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf seeks a qualified New York State
certified High School Math Teacher. The successful candidate must

MA in Deaf Education or related area, NYS Certification in Math for grades
7-12. Previous experience with teaching Math to deaf students.

Excellent communication skills.

Fluency in Sign Language.

Proven ability to work as part of a team.

Fax resume & cover letter to 516-922-0093 or email to

Mill Neck is an equal opportunity employer.


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

Like us on Facebook at:

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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