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DeafDigest Gold – June 20, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - June 20, 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/cartwithinterview/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/angerinface/ This week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/starbucksorder/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/discriminatory/ (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) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The HTC EVO[tm] 4G is Here-10x faster than 3G*! Shop the Deaf Pager Store for the new HTC EVO[tm]. It's America's first 4G phone and has wicked fast web speeds. Packed full of features, the HTC EVO[tm] has a 1GB Snapdragon[tm] processor for faster applications, dual cameras, and a huge 4.3" display. 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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: Valparaiso Law Review, a publication of the law school at Valparaiso University in Indiana, is coming up with a special edition, based on Disability Law issues. A group of deaf attorneys have been solicited to submit their articles about the deaf, with respect to Disability Law.   Last night Matt Hamill, the deaf high ranking Ultimate Fighter, won his match, but paid the heavy price. His eye was gashed; his hand was broken, and was pretty much bloodied up, not to mention a staph infection he hid from the public. After the post fight interview, he was rushed to the hospital. He probably would not be fighting again for 4-5 months until he's totally recovered. At any rate, the win was the biggest of his career. - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: a great obituary write up on legendary Lillian Beard http://deafdigest.com/lillianbeard/ Arizona's hard of hearing community fix-it man http://deafdigest.com/loutouchette/ - Very Hot News The highly controversial California AB 2072 bill has angered the Deaf Community, both state and national. The latest update was that the hearing has been postponed a week. It is supposed to take place on June 23rd. Will the hearing take place or be postponed again? Stay tuned! - Thursday June 17th On the water, be it cruises, fishing expeditions and dining trips, the ADA regs apply. The Department of Transportation has seen to that these water regs be enforced. Not only that, the deaf cannot be denied entry because of their hearing loss. - Friday June 18th Control of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf will revert to the board of trustees. This is what State Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist has recommended. - Saturday June 19th Usher syndrome, while an inherited condition, is not a recessive one, according to scientist Dr. Hanno Bolz. He is with the Bioscientia Centre for Human Genetics in Germany, and has addressed this issue at the European Society of Human Genetics conference. (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) .... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: Disneyland unfriendly to the deaf? Very unfriendly to those spur-of-the-moment deaf visitors that request interpreters on the spot. The company issued a policy requesting advance reservations, and to pass out schedules telling them which interpreters are available at which Disneyland sites. Not quite surprising knowing Disney's spotty record of treating deaf tourists in the past. ..... Living and working in the United States! Help highlight careers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People! Help identify resources Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth will need in preparing for the 21st century job market! Help improve employment services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults Help guide education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and adolescents! Look for the National Deaf Employment and Technology survey !!!!!COMING IN JULY, 2010!!!!! .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. 15% OFF SONIC ALERT ALARM CLOCK AND PHONE SIGNALER ON SALE! Whether it's a June graduation or wedding you'll be on time with the Sonic Alert Alarm Clock and phone signaler now on sale at 15% off! Features include powerful 12-volt bed shaker to get you up and moving, built-in phone signaler and battery backup. 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. 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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 ................................................................ ................................................................ BE CAREFUL IF YOU ORDER SAME THING EVERY DAY AT STARBUCKS A deaf person goes to Starbucks every day to order the same thing. The people at Starbucks know him and they do not have to listen to his order because he always order the same thing. One day, the deaf person was in mood for something different at Starbucks He has a hard time explaining to the Starbucks people that he wanted a different order. A hearing person could voice his different order, but it may be difficult for a deaf person. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/starbucksorder/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ IRS/DEAF Leadership Development Conference 2010 Announcement Released: 6/19/2010 The IRS/Deaf is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Conference which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The theme of the conference is "2010 and Beyond: Empowerment in the Next Decade." This Conference is open to all Federal Employees, State Government Employees, and interested persons that are interested in honing their leadership skills and network with their peers on best practices. We anticipate this distinct event will be bigger and better than ever. The Conference Planning Committee are coordinating a series of plenary keynote presentations, a job fair and exhibitions for a three-day conference August 9-13, 2010 at Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (a.k.a. the Deaf Center) at Taylorsville, UT near the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. A copy of the conference announcement flyer is provided online. Please visit http://www.IRSDEAF.org/2010LDC for online registration and latest updates. Please mark your calendar and prepare travel authorization request form for your manager ASAP. Register online if you want to be kept informed of the upcoming conference announcements. Please go to http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/registration/ For more information about the conference registration, contact mailto:Registrar@IRSDeaf.org For more information on workshop presentation, sponsorship, advertisement and exhibition opportunities, please visit http://www.IRSDeaf.org and/or contact: mailto:Conference2010@IRSDeaf.org ...... IRS JOB Fair Released: 6/19/2010 IRS is partnering with IRS Deaf Empowerment and Advocacy Forum to host a career fair at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah. The purpose of the event is to assist and interview individuals who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind who qualify for federal employment under the Schedule A hiring authority. The fair takes place on August 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information regarding the career fair, please visit http://jobs.irs.gov/student/events.html Applicants attending the event will have the chance to speak with recruiters from several state and federal government agencies. To guarantee an interview slot, applicants must provide their resume and Schedule A package by close of business Friday July 16. For more information and an explanation of the Schedule A package, see page 2 of this release. Applicants who submit their resume packages after July 16 will not be guaranteed an interview at the event, However, agencies will be available to share information regarding career opportunities within their business operating division with everyone who attends the career fair. Interested applicants should forward their resumes and Schedule A package to HCO.recruiter4disability@irs.gov by 5 p.m. on July 16 in order to be considered for an interview by the hiring official. In the subject line, please make sure you type: "August 11, Salt Lake City Utah Career fair." Failure to do so may result in your package being overlooked. Notification of interview will be e-mailed to applicants the week of August 2. Anyone who does not receive an e-mail message by Wednesday, August 4 confirming a scheduled interview time has not been scheduled for an interview. Those applicants may still attend the Career Fair to speak with hiring officials in various operating divisions. Please note: applicants with late resume submission will not be scheduled for an interview; however hiring officials will be available and reserve the right to conduct an interview on the spot. For questions regarding the event, please contact: mailto:irsjobs@irsdeaf.org or visit the IRS-DEAF website at: http://www.irsdeaf.org/ ................................................................ BANK WEB SITES DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE DEAF More and more banks have web sites that require the customers to listen to certain words to prove their own identities. This is a different way of using logins and passwords. And there are no captions with these words. It is discriminatory against the deaf. And it is even double discrimination when these same banks refuse to accept relay calls from the deaf! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/discriminatory/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) DEAF CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE Not too long time ago there was a joint announcement by Gallaudet and NTID on working together to create job opportunities for the deaf in the health care field. Well, on the route between Washington, DC and Elmira, New York, there seems to be clusters of health care centers that surround these local hospitals. One can say it is a cottage industry - but which leads to increased employment opportunities for trained professionals that need jobs. The Gallaudet-NTID collaboration is certainly a step in the right direction for deaf professionals that seek employment. A TALE IN CHINA A deaf tourist was at a restaurant in Beijing in China. He struggled while communicating his order with the waitress, but was finally able to pull it off. After entering the kitchen, the waitress returned to the table with a handwritten note. It asked: Can you read? Trying to be funny, the deaf tourist said no. It resulted in the waitress looking funny at him all night! DO WE SURVIVE OR COPE OR DEAL WITH OUR DEAFNESS? A posting on a deaf blog said that a hearing student took up a project to demonstrate how we, the deaf, survive in a hearing world. Do we survive or do we cope or do we just deal with our deafness? To survive implies struggling with hardships and trauma of being deaf. To cope implies overcoming our deafness and lead good lives. What about dealing with deafness? To deal is to accept deafness and to move on. THE HARD TO SET-UP CAPTIONS A hearing relative has a big screen TV, but which was built before the law was passed to require built-in captioning chips. At his old residence he got a converter box from the cable company, that he was able to get captions for the benefit of his deaf father-in-law. This hearing relative moved away to another town. Expecting the visit from his deaf father-in-law he got the converter box. While captions worked in his past residence it didn't work in his current residence. He telephoned the cable company, and not surprisingly, the technicians knew nothing about it. As a result, the deaf father-in-law was stuck with a TV set without captions for the duration of the visit. THE EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT AND THE STRUGGLING DEAF STUDENT DeafDigest editor never forgot the comment by a friend in the Deaf Education field. He looked down on so called Educational Consultants that try to deal with struggling deaf students. Why is DeafDigest bringing this up just now? There was a comment on a deaf blog which went like this, as edited: If a problem persists for 30 years, is it really a problem? So many people have become Educational Consultants, doing research, recycling research, discussing their findings at conferences and then go home, forgetting all about it all! Is there merit to this argument? Do not know, but one thing is for sure - a good number of struggling deaf students have become successes later on. OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING We have many, many organizations, both national and local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people. One such organization is: National Deaf Black Advocates For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: http://www.nbda.org/ AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID I seem to speak louder even when wearing a hearing aid .............................................................. .............................................................. 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? she is bilaterally deaf means exactly the same as she is deaf so why use an unnecessary extra word? .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not Find a Conference Offering All of This! 1. Scheduled every year to the year 2020 ... see http://www.drsign.com/future.html 2. Over 120 hours of seminars ... see http://www.drsign.com/2010%20topics.html 3. Registration beginning at $129 ... see www.DrSign.com after July 1 for information for 2011 event 4. Free parking and free in-room internet ... some hotels charge $36 per day for parking 5. Food court with complete meals for less than $6 ... you can't even get a hot dog for this at other hotels! 6. No oily beaches! Convenient Orlando, Florida location ... direct access from I-4 and close to airport 7. World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Shannon Simon, Keith Wann, Maureen Longo Tuccelli, Jon Barr, Bill Ross, Francisco Olivera, Faith Powell and over a dozen other highly recommended presenters See ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the silent weekend. 8. Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING fledging (starting at only $89 per person)'; beginners, intermediate and advanced signers. 9. Many exhibitors ... 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 being our 9th year, starting July 17, 2010 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 Veterans Administration announced these facts: - nearly 800 audiologists are employed by the VA - nearly 20 audiologists are hearing loss researchers - nearly 10 hearing aid manufacturers work with VA - there is a ratio of 2 hearing aids for every late-deafened vets - the VA funds 18 percent of hearing aids purchased in USA - the VA is involved with about 15 CI centers - the VA-funded CIs consist of just over 10 percent of CI's around - nearly 1.5 million vets have some type of hearing loss .... Deaf Picture of the Week: a video of international sign language about World Cup soccer play http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/internationalsign/video/video=1242826/index.html though their signs are different, we can get an idea of what the deaf signer is saying ..... Deaf Question of the Week: Q. Is it true that the longer the interpreter interprets, the less effective the interpreter is? A. Though some "iron man" interpreters won't admit it, interpreters do get tired after some 15-20 minutes of interpreting and need relief. This is why we see interpreters rotating every 15-20 minutes. 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 out of four announced candidates for the NAD CEO, the board will select the best person to steer the organization out of its troubled financial waters. ..... DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1875 - the wrong superintendent was hired at Texas School for the Deaf. As a result, there was a near campus mutiny, with mass departures. The full story is at: http://deafdigest.com/tsdsuperintendent/ ..... Deaf and the Money: $400 paid by the recycling center for 450 pounds of trash, including recyclable bottles and cans that Seth Prudhomme, a deaf resident of Incline Village, Nevada picked off the town streets. He is not keeping the money, though, but to be put back into continuing clean up efforts! ..... DeafNumbers of the Week: go back to this edition's Boring News above and digest all these VA numbers ..... DeafResources History of Sign Language http://deafdigest.com/signlanguagehistory/ 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 newspaper story of rugby at Model Secondary School for the Deaf http://deafdigest.com/modelrugby/ newspaper story of a mainstreamed pitcher in Michigan http://deafdigest.com/brandonholsworth/ DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com last edition of DeafDigest Sports: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports061710/ 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting Western Oregon University Monmouth, Oregon Division of Special Education Recruitment Number: F1008 Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The ASL/English Interpreting program faculty prepares students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their professional practice. The Division of Special Education seeks qualified applicants for an Adjunct Instructor with experience in teaching American Sign Language/English Interpreting. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position with a 12-credit hour load per quarter. The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package. Qualifications: Required MA in applicable field (e.g. interpreting, interpreter education, linguistics, or adult education) National interpreting certification (CDI, CI and CT, NIC, ASLTA, Ed:k-12) required Preferred Ph.D/Ed.D in related field 3 years experience teaching ASL/English Interpreting at university level (specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses) Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L) Program development and coordination experience Start date: September 16, 2010 Responsibilities: The individual hired for this position will teach undergraduate classes and supervise students. field study experience. Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative calendar/off campus teaching, and program development as required by the union contract. Summer employment is a possibility. Contact information: For questions regarding this position contact Amanda R. Smith, Program Coordinator, at 503-838-8650 (V) or mailto:smithar@wou.edu - For more information about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/interpreting For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form ( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact information for three references Teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree earned Submit Application Materials to: F1008 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361 -OR- E-mail documents to employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144. Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, which serves a large number of Oregon's first-generation college students. WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state's capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state's cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5000 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoy a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community comparable to the environment in a small liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs. Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of its workforce. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies Western Oregon University Monmouth, Oregon Division of Special Education Recruitment Number: F1009 Application deadline: Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Division of Special Education is seeking a non-tenure-track instructor to teach undergraduate courses in American Sign Language. This is a full-time fixed term, 9-month position including benefits with a 12-credit hour load per term. Additional responsibilities include advising, committee work for the program, division and university, and assisting the Program Coordinator with curriculum development. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package. Qualifications: Required 3 years experience teaching ASL required (post secondary preferred) Master's degree preferred or completion date required Preferred ASLTA certification preferred Experience with Vista Signing Naturally Curriculum preferred Experience teaching linguistics Start date: September 16, 2010 For more information about this position, contact Kara Gournaris, ASL Studies Coordinator, mailto:gournark@wou.edu. For more information about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/rrcd Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form ( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact information for three references Teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree earned Submit Application Materials to: F1009 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361 -OR- E-mail documents to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144 Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts university located in an increasingly diverse rural area in the Willamette Valley approximately one hour from Portland, the coast, or mountains, and only 15 miles from Salem and the Oregon School for the Deaf. The University has a long history in teacher education and the College of Education has won several national awards. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs. Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Executive Director Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) Seattle, WA Calling for dynamic and visionary leadership at Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS), Seattle, WA The Executive Director position announcement is now posted on the ADWAS website: http://www.adwas.org/about/jobs.html Deadline: July 30, 2010 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Case Management Specialist Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center position based in Las Vegas, Nevada ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada. DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas. GENERAL INFORMATION: Type of appointment: Full-Time Location: Position available in Las Vegas Posting date: June 8, 2010 Closing date: June 22, 2010 GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher quality of life for clients with specific focus on mental health and counseling areas. Individual will also promote equitable access to medical, education, social, employment and legal services. In addition, Individual will provide communication assistance/translation services as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to individual client’s needs is accurately met. Individual will provide accurate Identification/assessment of clients’ telecommunication needs and will conduct appropriate equipment distribution tailored to the needs of the client. Will coordinate training/mentoring activities for general public and the client DHHARC serves and will conduct developmental and implement program activities for DHHARC. Willingness to conduct outreach/education responsibilities as assigned. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours when needed. Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential. SALARY: $36,244 - $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits. WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: - Knowledge of counseling techniques - Knowledge of mental health service delivery models - Knowledge of advocacy techniques - Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws - Maintain effective record keeping practices - Two years experience working with hard of hearing and/or deaf populations in a social service sector setting - Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations - Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the Relay system and related services - Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs - Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: - Bachelor's of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations - Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of persons with communication disorders. (i.e., hard of hearing, deaf, speech disabled and late-deafened) TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and three letters of reference to: DHHARC 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on or before the closing date (June 22, 2010) DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. 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