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DeafDigest Gold – July 28, 2013

DeafDigest Gold – July 28, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Gold section.


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This just in –

It probably helped that Russia’s Putin did some lobbying
because Valery Rukhledev has been elected president of the
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, defeating
two challengers including one American.

Top stories about the deaf:

Thinkso’s 2013 Give a Brand! has awarded the
Deaf Abused Women’s Network with a pro bono
branding. What this means is that DAWN will be
getting a professional make-over in an effort
to get high profile attention of its services
on behalf of deaf women that need assistance.

An abused deaf victim who was not provided with
an interpreter cost the city of Portland, Oregon
$51,500 in damages. The city has then agreed
to provide interpreters for the deaf in the future.

Finally after a year of waiting, the Virginia School
for the Deaf and the Blind now has a new principal.
It is long time teacher Pat Trice, who has a masters
from Gallaudet.

As a child Claudia Gordon came to USA from Jamaica,
and enrolled at Lexington School for the Deaf, becoming
a basketball star. Years later she is now a recent Obama
appointee, advising him on the needs of the disabled.

We now can add Hungary to one more nation offering
video relay services for the deaf. It only just started
this week.


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DeafDigest editor is fluent with ASL. But can he understand
French Sign Language? No!
He was watching several deaf French people communicate in
FSL for a long time – and he did not understand what they were
talking about!

– for ASL News version with captions:

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


Deaf Seniors of America Conference

Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27


Learning the bus system, the metro subway system, the railroad
system in France can be a big challenge.
Which is better – to be deaf in France and to depend on eyes to
follow directions, or to be hearing in France and to depend on
ears to follow directions?
No difference. Hearing people get lost in France; same as with the

– for ASL News version with captions:

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


Never too early to plan your taxes for the April 15, 2014 filing


A serious shortage exists in schools for the deaf in Sri
Lanka. It is the shortage of teachers qualified to teach
the deaf.
Because of the shortage, deaf students are cheated out of
a good education.
This is the big issue right now in the country.

LEAD stands for Leaders Empowering Advocacy for the Deaf,
and it is based in Moreno Valley, California.
It was founded by Hadley Bajramovic, an attorney that works
with deaf immigrants.
The goal is to help the deaf with public services, jobs,
financial independence, immigration law information and

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.


Little Rock Association of the Deaf


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a newspaper story said:

26,000 New Zealanders living with hearing difficulties

what is so wrong about just saying 26,000 New Zealanders
that are deaf?



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

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

To learn more about this company at


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

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

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

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


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are there any deaf individuals in France that have succeeded
in these “hearing” jobs?

A. Possibly – but we don’t know anything about it – because we do not
read about them in any of these web news!

send your questions to

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest
editions. Thank you.


Rene Pellerin’s corner:


I attended a camp in California for a week.

It was for DeafBlind people and was just south of Yosemite!

Beautiful camp, great food and great people!

Folks came all the way from Holland, Belgium, Canada and of course America!

There were games designed for DeafBlind which were adapted from well known games.

One simple game was “musical chairs” using balloons!

Instead of walking around chairs, we passed balloons.

It’s a safe way to play this game and we felt the loud drum to “sit”!

There were several other adapted games developed by the founder of this
DeafBlind camp!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the Deaflympics will be run smoothly with no big time problems!



Year 1996 – Jolanta A. Lapiak, a deaf woman, created the world’s first
deaf-related web site – Deaf World Web. It lasted five years before
it was closed.


DeafNumbers of the Week:


employees that lost their jobs when a major internet
relay provider shut down its operations


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

there is a number of deaf collegiate athletes that are on the
USA Deaflympics team


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Athiel Mbaha is still a goalie with professional MTC Tigers team
in Nambia. He’s now at the age of 37 and reaching near the end of
his long professional career.


Deaf Sports Library

Our medal winners in (hearing) Olympics

Deaflympics is coming up, but what about our gold medal winners
in the Olympics. Do look at the list:


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–   Health Educator – Los Angeles

–   Case Manager – Los Angeles

–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

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

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

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

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



TWO OPENINGS! (Full-time in Visalia, CA, and Part-time in Salinas, CA).
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center

Position: Client Services Specialist
Reports To: Services Personnel Director
Classification: Nonexempt
Office Location: Visalia, CA (Full-time)  OR Salinas, CA (Part-time)

Job Description
This job contributes to the success of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service
Center by serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients in the areas of communication
access, case management, referral, advocacy, independent living skills, and job
placement and development. Please note that this position is temporary, and
there is no guarantee of future employment or change to full-time status.

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position.
It is not all-inclusive; other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed
and management may modify this job description when appropriate.
Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

Client Services
* Informs and assists Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients in obtaining communication access.
* Prepares timely and accurate reports for grant-funded program activities and expenses
on demand by supervisors.
* Listens to and provides information and referrals to the Deaf and hearing communities.
* Provides information and refers individuals to public or private agencies or community
services for assistance.
* Advises clients regarding food stamps, childcare, food, money management, sanitation,
or housekeeping.
* Visits clients in homes or attends group meetings to provide information on agency
services, requirements, and procedures.
* Provides advocacy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients who seek help which includes,
but is not limited to interpreting, translating, counseling, and finding clients places to live.
* Helps clients fill out and understand forms.
* Attends doctors’ appointments so that the client may understand the doctor better.
* Reports client services statistics each quarter for the report to the California Department
of Social Services.
* Creates and updates case files on all clients.
* Provides intake for all new clients.

* Provides workshops that educate the Deaf and hearing communities about their rights and
the resources available to meet their needs.
* Provides presentations to local agencies, schools, and businesses about deafness,
DHHSC’s services, assistive technology, and other related information.
* Provides workshops monthly at DHHSC for the Deaf community.

Other Responsibilities
*  Other duties assigned by supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications
* Case Management or a related field (1-2 years preferred)
* Fluent in American Sign Language (required)
* High school degree or GED
* Bachelors in Social Services preferred
* Experience in working with deaf and hearing communities (1-2 years)
* Skilled in assessing clients’ needs
* Skilled in providing options to clients and letting them decide
* Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
* Knowledge of the Americans with Disability Act
* Knowledge of agencies that can further help deaf clients
* Knowledge of SSI
* Knowledge of counseling tactics
* Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse constituency of clients and maintain
* Ability to project a positive image of the job and the agency
* Possession of a valid California Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions. Modified “light duty” restrictions may be arranged as
needed and when available for job-related injuries or illnesses.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
stand, walk, and sit; and use hands for operating computer and office equipment.
The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific Vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to
adjust focus. Must have visual acuity sufficient to read a computer screen and paper
documents, as well as qualify for a valid CA driver’s license.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center is an at-will employer. This means that
employment can be terminated at-will by the company or employee and such termination
can be made without notice

To apply: Send your resume, a completed DHHSC Job Application form (downloadable at ), and three (3) letters of recommendation.
You may email all to , fax to 559-221-8224 ATTN Human Resources,
or mail to DHHSC, ATTN: Human Resources, 5340 N. Fresno Street, Fresno CA 93710.


position opening
Property Manager
The Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services
Seattle, WA

The Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) is a non-profit agency
that serves Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims of domestic violence and gender
assault, and provides prevention education to the general community.
The ADWAS Property Manager is responsible for the following duties:

o Provide oversight of inspection of facility, grounds and residential
o Oversees the LLC budget
o Assure staff and resident compliance with Seattle Housing Authority
o Ensures compliance with Tax Credit Housing regulations, Seattle Housing
Authority rules and guidelines, Washington State Landlord/Tenant Law, and
other applicable rules, regulations and laws pertaining to providing
subsidized housing
o Completes required paperwork and reports to housing funders and other
entities accurately and in timely manner
o Manage lease and rules enforcements as established. Refer residents to
appropriate service provider
o Develop and maintain procedure development and implementation
o Recruit tenants and market program by identifying recruitment materials.
Select and screen for qualified tenants to ensure compliance with Seattle
Housing Authority and Washington State Housing Finance Commission
o Oversees eviction proceedings, tenant grievances if necessary
o Work with Building Manager to identify, prioritize and evaluate/repairs
and/or improvements for property
o Keeps open dialogue with Executive Director on vacancies, tenants, and
physical condition of property
o On Call for Tenant Issues
o Assist Executive Director with special projects

Required Qualifications:
o Minimum of 2-3 years of office or program/project management experience
o Required to be detail oriented and organized
o Able to multi-task, work in a flexible, evolving environment
o B.A. degree (desired)
o Minimum of 2 years involvement in the Deaf or Deaf-Blind communities
(paid or volunteer)
o Fluency in American Sign Language
o Experience and comfort working with people of diverse ethnic, religious,
national, educational, disabilities and cultural backgrounds as well as
people of all gender identities and preferences
o Understanding of the issues of gender assault and domestic violence
o Experience in providing support services, working as a team member, and
computer use
o Required to take the ADWAS 50 hour training sessions within 6 months of

Responsible to: Executive Director
Salary is DOE; Medical dental and retirement package are offered. This is
40 hour non-exempt position.

Please send/email cover letter, resume and three reference letters by
August 19th, 2013 to Tiffany Williams, or mail to:
ADWAS, 8623 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA 98115

ADWAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


position opening
Mental Health Clinician (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services
position located in Duluth, Minnesota

$22.62 – $33.34 hourly ($47,231 – $ 69,614 annually)


Description of Work:
This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to
deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues in
Duluth, MN and Northeast Minnesota. The main responsibility of the Mental
Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the
remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination,
consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement
assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults. The candidate will be
housed in Duluth and will travel in Northeast Minnesota on a regular

Main Responsibilities:
Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision)
to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities
include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation,
treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency
coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment
plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required.
Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on
Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute
psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are
accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity
building in the regions covered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or
behavioral-health related field

At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced
professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing
direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals
Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state
of Minnesota

Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications

Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care

Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork
duties accurately and in a timely manner
Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances

Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills

Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM

Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some
statewide travel

Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services
Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

What’s Good About This Job?
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of
others using your expertise in mental health, ASL, and Deaf Culture? We
seek an enthusiastic and innovative mental health clinician to provide
services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental
health issues in Northeast Minnesota. These services will enable deaf
clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in
their home communities. In addition to counseling individual deaf and
hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with
couples, families, and groups when available. This position will work with
a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHSD Northeast Regional
Office in Duluth, MN and will travel across 7 area counties.

Duluth, Minnesota:
Duluth is located on the north shore of beautiful Lake Superior. Duluth is
also accessible to ocean-going vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2,300 miles
away via the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. As one of the
major tourist destinations for the Midwest, Duluth features America’s only
all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge,
which spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth-Superior Harbor, and
Minnesota Point (known as Park Point locally). Minnesota is considered one
of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most
golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise
with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests.


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

Job Title:
Residential Program Director

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full Time

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

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

Job Title:
Case Manager

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

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

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

Job Title:
Residential Counselors

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Various positions available

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

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

Job Title:
Staff Interpreter

Glenside, PA

Employee Type:
Full time position

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301

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

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

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

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

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following

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

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

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

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

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


job opening
– part-time Receptionist
– part-time Deafblind Aid
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA

New England Homes for the Deaf has an opening for a part-time Receptionist
and a part-time Deafblind Aid. We are understanding and supportive of Deaf
and Deafblind culture. We invite you to come and be a valued part of our
team and assist us in further expanding and reaching our goals!
We operate a state-of-the-art independent living facility and rest
home/skilled nursing center that meets the needs of Deaf and Deafblind

For more information please visit us at

–  Receptionist
Answer the Video Phone and TTY.  Greet visitors and family members to
NEHD.  Assist with front desk duties.  ASL fluency is necessary.  Must
have a pleasant personality and be able to work well with others.

–  DeafBlind Aid
Deafblind Aid will assist Deafblind residents with daily activities.  Must
be able to communicate using tactile sign.  ASL fluency is necessary.
Must have a pleasant personality and be able to work well with others.

New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer and
provides a drug free workplace.  Please email your resume to

You may also fax your resume to (978) 774-0271 or
apply in person at 154 Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Kathryn H. Melanson
New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.
154 Water Street,
Danvers, MA 01923
978-774-0445 ext. 251


Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
Framingham, MA


Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
We are seeking Deaf and/or ASL fluent applicants for a variety of
positions to support people who are Deaf and who have developmental
disabilities, psychiatric diagnoses and mobility restrictions (Mental
and/or Physical Challenges).

Positions include awake overnights,  day and evening direct service
workers, senior counselors, outreach workers and clinical program managers.

Enjoy a career within a communication friendly environment, recovery-oriented,
person centered human services agency with competitive salaries, attractive
benefits, career advancement and an excellent communication access department.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a
six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

For over 30 years, Advocates has been providing high quality, community
based supports across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.  Over 1000
dedicated staff offer a broad range of services including residential
supports, outpatient mental health and substance abuse services,
psychiatric emergency services, home-based services for children and
families, community justice services, advocacy and benefits services,
family supports, employment and vocational services and day habilitation

Services are available for elders, families and individuals with mental
health challenges, chemical dependency, developmental and intellectual
disabilities, autism and pervasive development disabilities, brain injuries
and other life challenges.

Advocates is a nationally recognized provider for adults with Prader-Willi
Syndrome, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults with disabilities and individuals
with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health needs. Our
culturally sensitive programs and supports serve individuals and families
from diverse backgrounds.

Please send your resume to

Susan Nathan
Human Resources Recruitment Manager
One Clarks Hill
Framingham, MA. 01702

office 508 628-6408
blackberry 774 279-0419


position description
High School Principal
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Occ. Code I-11a

REPORTS TO:        Executive Director

To provide education leadership and supervision of the High School
faculty, staff and students in the development and implementation of
curriculum and instructional programs to meet the student learning needs.

.    To provide leadership and participate in the development and
implementation of curriculum designed to prepare students to meet NY State
learning standards, and to satisfy the requirements for NY State High
School and /or IEP Diplomas, as appropriate
.    Plan, develop and implement instructional programs to prepare
students for post-secondary education, training, employment and community
living, and to integrate vocational and career education into overall high
school program
.    Develop and implement a program of transition planning that meets
all State and Federal requirements, that involves students and families in
long-range academic and career planning, and that is fully integrated
within the Annual Review process as required by the IEP
.    Review course requirements and determine class assignments and
develop master schedule, student schedules and teacher and teacher
assistant schedules
.    Oversee student placement, grading, advancement and recommend
students for graduation
.    Direct and assist in management of student’s behavior and
discipline as needed
.    Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants and other
departmental staff and recommend techniques and methods of improvement as
.    Provide models of effective teaching strategies to instructional
staff as needed
.    Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of high school
faculty and staff
.    Recommend purchase of supplies, materials and equipment for the
high school
.    Supervise and monitor all state education requirements, such as
RCT/Regents and other testing programs, the IEP process, fire drills, etc.
.    Approve all extra-curricular time for high school faculty and
.    With other administrators, develop, coordinate and direct
professional development programs for all high school teachers and teacher
.    With other administrators, recommend and monitor new or revised
school policies and procedures.
.    Communicate regularly with parents about High School activities
and meet with parents to discuss individual needs or special problems as
.    Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school
.    Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and
programs in the High School
.    Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding
education programs and ensure the general welfare of students and staff.
.    Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed
properly.  Attempt to resolve differences or disputes before they become
.    Work cooperatively with local schools districts, agencies,
parents, staff and students on intramural and extramural educational
programs of benefit to Fanwood students.
.    All other duties assigned by the Executive Director

.    Possess NYS Certification as Teacher of the Deaf
.    Possess or eligible for NYS Certification in Supervision and/or
.    Masters Degree in Deaf Education or other related field
.    A sign language SCPI level of Advanced with a minimum entry level
of Intermediate Within first 30 months of employment, candidate must
obtain Advanced level
.    Strong written communication skills
.    Ability to work flexible hours as needs of the program dictate
.    Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience,
preferably with high school students
.    Previous supervisory experience preferred

. Forward a resume with cover letter to:

Human Resources
New York School for The Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603

.    fax 914-703-4004
.    email

The New York School For The Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Arkansas School for the Deaf is seeking applicants for:
.Cook . (1 position). Follow standardized recipes, adhere to portion
control. Maintain a sanitary clean and well organized work area. Rotate on
serving line, dish-room, and drink station. Some heavy lifting may be
required. Must be able to work every other Sunday. High school education
or equivalent; plus six months experience in institutional cooking or a
related field.
.Food Preparation Coordinator . (1 position). Supervise a small staff in
food production, meal services, cleaning kitchen and dining hall. Make
work assignments, monitor work, and train staff. Complete yearly
evaluations, weekly timesheets and leave forms. Some heavy lifting may be
required. Must be able to work every other Sunday. The formal education
equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in
institutional and/or commercial food service. One year of supervisory
For complete details of all positions advertised please visit our website
listed below:
Applications may be obtained and submitted to Arkansas School for the
Deaf, Personnel Department, 2606 W. Markham (Blind School Campus), LR, AR
fax 501-603-3533. Resume will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A
State application must be submitted. EOE
A background ground check will be conducted on all applicants. Direct
deposit and 6% contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory. All persons
selected must submit to a drug test for a precondition of employment. All
hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.

New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative Project
Assistant Project Coordinator
(Part-time: 10 – 15 hrs./week)

Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc. seeks a highly motivated
and skilled individual for the position of Assistant Project Coordinator
for the New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
â.¢ Assist Project Coordinator in the implementation of the state
guidelines for the education of Deaf and hard of hearing students.
â.¢ Assist Project Coordinator with development and maintenance of project
â.¢ Assist Project Coordinator with the planning, development and
implementation of professional development efforts.
â.¢ Maintain the stateâ..s instructional materials and FM loan program.
â.¢ Assist families, educators and the community with questions or
concerns related to the education of students who are Deaf or hard of
â.¢ Assist in the recruiting efforts to improve the critical shortage area
of service providers.
â.¢ Attend meetings and create reports as necessary to satisfy funding
â.¢ Other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

â.¢ Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
â.¢ Excellent writing skills
â.¢ Proficiency in Microsoft Work, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
â.¢ Bachelorâ..s degree required, Masters Degree preferred with
certification as a Teacher of the Deaf or in a field related to the
education of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
â.¢ Experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing students.
â.¢ Knowledge of the available statewide continuum of educational services
for Deaf and hard of hearing students, best practices and current research
in the field.
â.¢ Knowledge of federal and state laws and procedures related to the
education of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing.
â.¢ Proficiency in American Sign Language preferred

Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience.

Position Available: September 1, 2013

Application: Please provide a resume and three professional references to:

Kimberlee Pelkey, MSW
Project Coordinator â.” DHHEIP
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.
57 Regional Drive, Concord NH 03301

Deadline for Application: August 5, 2013 or until filled

For questions regarding this position please contact the Project
Coordinator at

Educational Interpreter Openings 2013-14

The Lane Regional Program, located in beautiful Lane County Oregon,
(Eugene and vicinity) has one Educational Interpreter position opening for
the 2012-13 school year.

This position:

7 hours a day

189 days per year (same days as teachers).

Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage.

Our program serves Kindergarten – 21 year old students who are Deaf or
hard of hearing who are mainstreamed throughout Lane County. We have 18
Educational Interpreters working with 22 students.

Minimum qualifications summary

· Graduation from an Interpreter Education Program or equivalent
combination of knowledge, experience and skills in interpreting.

· Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) at level 3.5 or
above or the ability to achieve within 1 year.

· Previous experience interpreting in an educational setting preferred.

The Lane Regional Program provides a exceptional environment where:

· Interpreter in-services are provided at least twice a year.

· Interpreters meet monthly for ongoing in-service and support.

· Scheduling provides a variety of assignments for challenging and
rewarding work.

The Educational Interpreter is responsible for the Deaf and hard of
hearing students (K-12) accessibility to education. Perform simultaneous
interpretation of spoken language and sign language for Deaf and hard of
hearing students within and outside the classroom environment.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please call or email:

Adelka Shawn, M.Ed, Ed: K-12
Interpreter Coordinator -Lane Regional Program
Assistive Technology – 4J School District
541-790-7850 office
VP 541-636-0077


Position:  Accounts Payable Clerk . Full time

Review, verify, code and enter invoices
Research and resolve discrepancies
Provide supporting documentation for audits
Reconcile monthly statements and transactions
Prepare and perform check run
File all related paperwork
Data entry for Accounts Receivable
Other duties as needed
Accounts payable experience a must
Proficient in Point Click Care data entry
Strong attention to detail
Sign Language a plus

Apply in person:
Columbus Colony Elderly Care
1150 Colony Dr
Westerville, OH 43081

*Applications accepted July 11 . 25, 2013


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