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DeafDigest Gold – March 28, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - March 28, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Interview with an Australian deaf software engineer http://deafdigest.com/liamblakers/ What is a hybrid cochlear implant? http://deafdigest.com/hybridcochlearimplant/ - Very Hot News A group of deaf individuals testified at the Maryland legislative session to push for captioning of movie houses in the state. As expected, the theatre group fought against the bill, saying Rear Window Captions is enough. Said one of the deaf individuals: I really think the theatre people painted themselves into a corner, pleading bankruptcy if they have to install captioning equipment A few days after the hearing took place, a newspaper headline said: Theaters Raising Prices on Heels of Record Year Theaters claiming bankruptcy if forced to install captioning equipment, on heels of raking in more money? An angry deaf attorney sarcastically remarked: you betcha! - Thursday March 18th It was announced that Vancouver, British Columbia, will be the site of the 2015 Winter Deaflympics - Friday March 19th We have a deaf professional standardbred racing driver in Rick Macomber; he races out of Hoosier Park in Indiana. It is a tradition at the track that once a year the top five drivers would give fans a ride for their money. Proceeds go half to the driver's favorite charity and half to the Harness Tracks of America scholarship fund. Anyway Rick's favorite charity, in which he donated money is Indiana School for the Deaf. - Saturday March 20th The disabled people in Casper, Wyoming are asked to fill out special forms to inform the police of this fact; this would help the police deal with 911 calls involving the disabled (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: Famed British deaf pro wrestler Alan Kilby, who wrestled in the seventies and eighties, may be profiled in an upcoming made-for-TV movie. Unfortunately, it will be played by a hearing actor, not by a deaf actor. .... Special announcement Don't Let NY Department of Education Choke "47" The New York City Department of Education (DOE) released an Educational Impact Statement to have another school's 250 students move to our beloved school "47" this fall. This plan will make our school overcrowded. We oppose this plan. Please come to support us at the Public Hearing! on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6 pm at 47 225 East 23rd Street New York, NY ASL Sign Language Interpreters will be provided email: mailto:alumni47@aol.com .............................................................. In 2010, there has never been a more exciting time to to be a part of the world's premier innovative event as the first Business Convention and Expo of the Deaf! When? May 27-30,2010, Houston, Texas Do you need to change your LIFE? Do you want SUCCESS? How do you become innovative? By getting out of the same old mindset and thinking outside the box! Join us for a training with a world class keynote speaker and trainer Steve Siebold: http://wpress.deafbiz.org/keynotes This is a great opportunity for you to connect and be inspired by an audience of business and professional minds from all around the world. You will become part of a dynamic team of motivated leaders who share a passion for creating change. 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The deaf employee sued and lost because the company lawyers told the court that the company rule was in the employee manual and everyone knew the rule. It was easier to fire the deaf employee for breaking a company rule than to fire him because of refusal to learn computers! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/firedemployee/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A SERIOUS IDENTITY PROBLEM A very hard of hearing person, who signs ASL smoothly, has a problem. Is he deaf like us because of his smooth signing ASL? Or is he hard of hearing because he can use the voice telephone easily. Or is he hearing because he socializes easily with hearing people. Deaf or hard of hearing or hearing - a serious identity problem! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafidentity/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) DID MR. GALLAUDET SERVE DEAFDIGEST EDITOR AT DINNER TIME? There was a local newspaper story about Mr. Gallaudet, actually Mark Gallaudet, who stepped down as executive chef at Boar's Head in Charlottesville, Virginia. Two years ago on one weekend, DeafDigest editor and his wife enjoyed a short stay at Boar's Head, and ate meals at the dining room. After reading the newspaper announcement, DeafDigest editor could not help but wonder if he crossed paths with Mr. Gallaudet? Is he part of the famous Gallaudet family lineage? No idea. Incidentally, during that same weekend, there was a sign language teachers conference at the same resort area. What a weekend of coincidences! AN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT AT A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF Years ago, there were no educational consultants that worked at schools for the deaf. Times have changed. So, exactly what would a consultant do? At one school for the deaf, the consultant works with: - audiologist - psychologist - speech-language pathologist - administration The consultant performs: - evaluations - observations - conducts inservice programs This is not to say every school for the deaf deals with consultants the same way. The list above only involved just one school for the deaf ONE SURGERY TOO MANY The late Michael Jackson was obsessed with his looks. Plastic surgeons got rich off his obsession; he had countless surgeries to try to make his nose look better. As a result, his nose got worse because of one surgery too many. DeafDigest is mentioning this because of a parallel story in a newspaper this week. It mentioned a desperate parent subjecting his child to 12 surgeries in an effort to try to make the deaf child a hearing child. Would the effects of excessive surgeries in the inner ear surface years later for the worse? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEAFNESS AND HEARING What is the difference between deafness and hearing? Christine Oddo, the Associate Director, Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults, in New York, said: Being Deaf doesn't hurt you; it's not a disease. Deaf people are not victims and don't "suffer" from deafness. In fact, the difference between deafness and hearing can only be measured by the effort in which it takes to communicate. She is correct. 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: The Hearing Loss Association of America For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: http://deafdigest.com/hlaa/ A COMMON DEAFPHOBIA GESTURE There are people who are deathly afraid of communicating with the deaf. This is unfortunate. And what is their common gesture? It is waving of hands in the air - as if they think this waving gesture is something "in sign language" that the deaf will easily understand. Yes, we understand - that is is a gesture of the deafphobia. AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID I'm uncomfortable 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? Now they know that on a deaf man's door you can knock forever this is not a funny remark, and besides after 5-6 knocks, the doorknocker would give up and leave the house or at walk around to look at the windows .............................................................. .............................................................. Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour Tour leaves from and returns to Boston, MA 12-days, September 18-September 29, 2010 For more info contact: Joy Carney mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net 302-436-5384 (FAX) .............................................................. .............................................................. Berrigan's Tax and Bookkeeping Service If you are looking for someone with tax and bookkeeping background who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) to provide bookkeeping & tax service for your personal, business or organization, I can provide the service. My bookkeeping service can be customized in any way to meet your financial needs and goals. It includes general bookkeeping, taxes, payroll, financial reporting, training and much more. To have accurate financial information will empower you to make wise and more accurate financial decisions. My tax service provides you with the preparation of individual federal and state tax returns and to answer questions that will help you get a better understanding of how the adjustments, deductions or credits may affect your tax situations in other possible ways. My firm is based on professionalism and confidentiality with a guarantee of complete satisfaction. Please feel free to contact me to make an appointment. Thank you. Terence Berrigan Berrigan's Tax & Bookkeeping Service Web Page: http://www.berrigans-taxbookkeeping.com VP: (866) 669-9616 Pager: mailto:TBerrigan@sprint.blackberry.net Email: mailto:Terry@berrigans-taxbookkeeping.com .............................................................. .............................................................. Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More from a Conference Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000 participants and include a medical interpreting track. Novice, beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as well as interpreters (CEUs offered) will have around 150 hours of seminars to choose from. The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other conferences' hotel prices. The room costs are even lower than last year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free internet! For your planning convenience, the website has the dates from 2010 to 2020 posted. Students, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign language classes! Many of our current interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the Silent Weekend! There are simply no other local, regional or national venues offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. Just check them out and register at http://www.DrSign.com Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com - A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help deaf babies! This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit run. Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast inns! See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos. These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to join us now in July 17, 2010? Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at: http://www.DrSign.com .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Grumbling is going on among leaders in the disability community that the Obama administration have been appointing non-disabled individuals for disability-related positions, completely bypassing the disabled individuals. .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Adam Kosa, Hungary; deaf member of the European Parliament http://kosa.fidesz-eu.hu/en/new/121/ ... Question of the week: Q. How can I teach sign language to deaf adults that have no language at all? A. Not easy but there are ways - web sites that self-teach ASL; and to point to a picture and to associate it with a sign - like a picture of a car. 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 rights of the deaf travelers be honored by airlines, railroads, hotels, and others in the hospitality industry. A web site regarding travelers' rights is at: http://currate.com/blog/index.php/2010/03/handicapped-traveler/ .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1963 - the New York Education Department assumes control of the New York State School for the Deaf at Rome, NY. When we are talking about other schools for the deaf in the state - St Mary's, Rochester, Lexington, Fanwood and Mill Neck, all of these schools are privately-run. Not that so with the school at Rome ! .. Deaf and the Money: between $100 and $1000 cost of genetical testing on deafness the more options in the testing, the higher the costs .. DeafNumbers of the Week: over 700 number of requests asked of the FCC to waive captioning requirements each waiver request is bad news to us .. DeafResources Marlee Matlin's list of movie & TV roles http://deafdigest.com/marleematlin/ 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 2010 DeafDigest Sports All-American basketball teams http://deafdigest.com/2010allamerican-basketball-teams/ story on deaf goalie on Namibia national hearing soccer team http://deafdigest.com/namibiagoalie/ DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com - DeafDigest Sports archives: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsportsarchives/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Selected Deaf Events - National Sign Language & Interpreting Conference April 30 - May 1, 2010 Anaheim, California - NAD Conference July 7 - 11, 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (if you have a deaf event you wish to be posted, email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com - there is no charge, but certain conditions apply and DeafDigest reserves the right to refuse event submissions) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position vacancy Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary Kansas School for the Deaf Olathe, KS The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS 66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following position opening effective July 1, 2010. - Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only). Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. The position is open until filled. KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/ For an application and a job announcement on this position, please refer to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Office, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the position. E-mail: mailto:tchandler@ksd.state.ks.us Fax #: 913/780-6563 An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency Tobacco Free Campus KSD Embraces Diversity -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position availability Educational Sign Language Interpreter Chadron Public Schools Chadron, Nebraska Educational Sign Language Interpreter for Middle School needed for 2010-11 school year. ASL preferred. Minimum requirements include HS Diploma/GED and 3.5 competency level on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) or 4.0 competency level on either the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) or the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) or hold a Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf Certification (RID). Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Contact Lou Alcorn, Special Education Director, Chadron Public Schools, at 308-432-0717. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcements Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job Title Posting # Posting Dates Substitute Teacher 567174 3/19/10 - 4/11/10 Audiologist 567165 3/19/10 - 4/7/10 ASL Interpreter/Administrative Ast 567544 3/24/10 - 4/4/10 Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/spd If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail: mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us Website: http://www.deafhoosiers.com/ Mission Statement-The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking qualified candidates ASL Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to interview for an ASL Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent position. The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, residential school, founded in 1843, which serves a student population of 425+ students with more the 25% living in the residential halls. ISD is nationally recognized for its on-going commitment to bilingual/bicultural education for Deaf students. This is a non-exempt, full-time 12-month position. Provides interpreting, administrative and secretarial support for the Superintendent. In addition to interpreting, typing, filing, scheduling, and making copies, the administrative assistant performs other duties such as coordinating meetings and conferences, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies and general office management. Strong computer skills required. Must have a high level of interpersonal skills. Excellent computer skills and good overall organizational skills required. Applicants must have Possession of an Indiana Interpreter Certification (IIC) and four (4) years full-time interpreting experience. (Provisional certifications will not be accepted. Proof of the certificate must accompany the application.) Substitution: Valid possession of at least one of the following: Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration (CT), Comprehensive Skills Certification (CSC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); Level IV or Level V from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD); National Interpreter Certification from NAD-RID and four (4) years full-time interpreting experience. (Proof of the certificate must accompany the application.) Special Requirement: Interpreter must be able to interpret from American Sign Language (ASL) to spoken English and from spoken English to American Sign Language (ASL) effectively, accurately and impartially, both receptively and expressively, using any necessary specialized vocabulary. The interpreter must also have the ability to interpret context to facilitate effective communication between sign language users and non-sign language users. Individual must have a valid driver’s license. Advanced level skills are required at time of hire. Expanded criminal history (ISP & FBI) clearance required. Benefits: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave. Application Procedure: Applicants must apply online at http://www.in.gov/spd Position will be posted from 3/24/2010-4/04/2010 If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail: mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us Mission Statement: The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Program Manager - Deaf Services Lutheran Social Services Westbrook, Maine The Program Manager provides leadership and oversight for a program(s) The Program Manager has responsibility for the operation of a site program including provision of services, hiring, and supervision of staff. May also include oversight of a property and the promotion of the program to constituents and the community. The right candidate must be bi-lingual, proficient in speaking English and ASL. Essential Responsibilities: - Responsible for providing effective leadership to program staff and deliver quality services to the individuals served. - Responsible for training programs to ensure all staff are adequately trained in all required areas. - Participation and cooperation with program committees that meet regularly and support new programs. - Representation of LSSNE to churches and community events. - Ensure all reports and documentation is submitted in timely and professional manner. - Maintain program performance and budgets to assure that programs meet financial objectives. - Job must be conducted at all times in a way that respects the rights, privacy and the dignity of the client and adheres to all contractual regulations. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree preferred with at least 3 years program management/supervisory experience. - Knowledge of state, federal and international regulations as indicated by service lines. - Ability to work within the Mission of the organization, “In response to Christ’s love, Lutheran Social Services of New England serves and cares for people in need.” - Excellent verbal and written communication skills including evidence of ability to write reports and grants that result in funding. - Computer skills including use of word processing and spreadsheet programs. - Ability to handle conflict, stress, and to respond effectively to a changing environment - Satisfactory criminal check and drivers license check - Ability to provide documentation that includes: valid driver's license, evidence of automobile insurance and an acceptable criminal record check as required. - Ability to provide on-call coverage and work a flexible schedule. - Able to lift, transfer, and restrain individuals served; Able to lift 50 pounds. - Able to pass all required regulatory trainings. - Must be Bi-lingual; proficient in ASL and English speaking, To apply: Send Resume to: mailto:hrme@lssne.org Lutheran Social Services is an EOE. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Jobs Available, www.tsd.jobs Texas School for the Deaf Austin, Texas Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of hearing children can learn, grow, and belong. Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions in our Residential Services division for the 2010-2011 school year. To view the job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, visit our website at: http://www.tsd.jobs Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan. About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country's best cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, best "chill" cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs. TSD is an EEO employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position opening Executive Director The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc Philadelphia, PA area The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD), a community based organization located in West Chester, PA, serves the Deaf and hard of hearing community (D/HoH). CHAD is the only general, drop-in, social service agency of its kind in the five-county Philadelphia area. CHAD's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families through information, social services, education and advocacy. Reporting to the Board of Directors, CHAD seeks a full-time Executive Director. The candidate should have the ability of overseeing financial operations of a smaller organization, a record of successful fundraising for nonprofit organizations, and demonstrated accomplishments in administering and managing programs, and contracts. CHAD is looking for an experienced leader with the management skills and vision to continue the growth and development of the organization. The Executive Director must embrace CHAD's mission and purpose. Requirements: A minimum of 5 years experience at a supervisory/management level, preferably in a non-profit health or human service field. In depth knowledge of issues and resources within the hearing loss field, including a conversational fluency with American Sign is strongly desired. Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position opening Program Director The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc Philadelphia, PA area The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD) seeks a full-time Program Director to coordinate and supervise all CHAD programs and program staff so as to meet all contracted requirements, satisfy all program descriptions and to insure top quality services. CHAD, a community based non-profit organization, is the only general, drop-in, social service agency of its kind in the five-county Philadelphia area. CHAD's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing and their families through information, social services, education and advocacy. Position Requirements: - Minimum of BA or BS degree in health or human service field. - Minimum of three years experience in providing health or human services. - At least one year of experience in human service management, including supervision, administration and finances. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - an effective team player. - Excellent writing and good computer skills. - Must be able to independently develop and manage multiple projects at once. - Background in working with deaf and hard of hearing people and their families preferred. - Competent conversational American Sign Language ability strongly desired. Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Mental Health Technician National Deaf Academy Mt Dora, Florida Responsible for the daily supervision and monitoring of residents safety, activities of daily living, school attendance and recreation activities. Requires minimum high school diploma Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred. Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred. Fluent in ASL preferred. American Sign Language training provided on site. All shifts available. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 or send resume to: National Deaf Academy, Attention: Human Resources, 19650 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, Florida 32757. Phone (352)735-9500 mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Postings Teachers at Preparatory School at the National Deaf Academy Mt Dora, Florida Full-Time Teachers Wanted This position required full-time teachers to obtain current Bachelor's degree and Florida certification. Two years in Special Education and working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Dual-Sensory with Communication Disorders is preferred. - Teacher in Special Needs Program must have Varied Exceptionality or Exceptional Student Education certification - Teach in Deaf Education Program must have Hearing Impaired certification. This position exists to provide direct instruction and other educational services to children, adolescents, and young adults in treatment in order to help them maintain or improve their academic performance levels/standing, as well as help them make a smooth post-discharge transition back into their home school setting. This responsibility is carried out by careful instructional planning utilizing a well designed Individualized Educational Plan. The classroom instruction follows unit planning that based on the best practices and evidence-based researches for Exceptional Student Education students. The teachers are able to communicate fluently through American Sign Language (ASL) and deliver multi-sensory and innovative strategies in all instructions. In addition, the teachers provide positive behavioral support and interventions in their classroom. - Contractual Visually-Impaired Teacher Wanted This position is a contractual basis that requires a certified teacher specialized in Visually Impaired with a background in American Sign Language. This position focuses on working with Visually Impaired and Deaf-Blind students who are in a behavioral health residential facility. This position also requires extensive knowledge of assessments and services in order to help the visually-impaired students maintain or improve their quality of life while they are in treatment and for transition. Teacher must be familiar with multi-modality instruction, including instructional and Braille materials. To be a partner with the educational team, Visually Impaired teacher is responsible providing an array of education service delivery to meet the needs and abilities of the students based on the recommendations from the assessments and Individualized Educational Plan. In this position, the teacher who works with visually impaired students with behavioral disorders requires flexibility with unexpected setbacks and fluctuated schedule. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 or send resume to: National Deaf Academy, Attention: Human Resources, 19650 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, Florida 32757. Phone (352)735-9500 mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Deaf Services Manager BJC Behavioral Health St Louis, MO for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/bjcdeaf/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Vacancy Notice Position: Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind Begin Date: August 2010 Position: Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Nature of Work: Provide academic programs for elementary and/or middle/high school students and other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement or ability to obtain; excellent receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language; Bachelor’s degree acceptable, Master's degree preferred; Desired Math, Science or Language Arts Certification. Salary: Commensurate with education and experience Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package included To Apply: Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of recommendations to: Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind Attn: Human Resources 1450 Main St Gooding, ID 83330 Location: ISDB campus in Gooding. Closing Date: Open until filled. Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later than five days after the employees' first day of employment with the school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, whichever is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (new) job announcement Assistant Director for Instruction Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/assistantdirectorforinstruction/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (new) job announcement Graduation Coach Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/graduationcoach/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (new) job announcement Literary Content Specialist Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/literarycontentspecialist/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School English/Language Arts) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/english/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/hsmath -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/subteach -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated March 28th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA - Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- teacher San Bernardino City, California http://deafdigest.com/jobs4-3/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- counselor near Rome, GA http://deafdigest.com/jobs5-3/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2010 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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