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DeafDigest Gold – May 23, 2010

DeafDigest Gold – May 23, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
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Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
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Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Not being deaf enough !

Jules Dameron: 15 Reasons why I formed Deaf Women in Film

– Very Hot News

The Arizona Deaf Senior Citizens Coalition, Inc.
and Cardinal Capital Management both shook
hands earlier in the week to obtain funding.

It is for a proposed 75-apartment unit for
low income deaf residents in Tempe, Arizona.

Said Tom Posedly, a prime mover behind this

It will be 100 percent deaf occupied only if
all of them sign up on a timely manner. This
is why we have the ASL letters on the name !

– Thursday May 20th

Maggie Park, not deaf, will be the new
president of the South Carolina School for
the Deaf and Blind.

The board has selected her; it will just require
the approval of two state agencies, the state
Head Salary Commission and the state
Budget and Control Board. This is routine.

– Friday May 21st

On behalf of the deaf in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, the Disability Policy Consortium,
Inc has filed a lawsuit. The state has been
accused of not informing the deaf of updates
during emergencies.

Said a deaf leader:

The Disability Policy Consortium is our
greatest ally

This continues the trend of lawsuits filed
against state governments on different

– Saturday May 22nd

Deaf Ghosts thriving at Oregon School for the Deaf?
Well, this school has been hosting the West Coast
Haunters Convention.

Ghosts using ASL?  Yes, why not !

An individual, familiar with the school, said:

The Haunted House project is a HUGE community affair. 
It brings in more than $10,000. It is big time. 
It is a pretty good fund raiser for some student

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday
Hot Deaf News)


Gainesville State College, in Georgia, will be offering
a 4-year program that leads to a degree in Interpreting.

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

While some colleges have dropped their interpreting
programs in recent years, one college has just added
a new program.


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We know that many people that live in New York City
have never visited the Statue of Liberty. Or people
that live in Paris, France have never visited the
Eiffel Tower, etc, etc.
What about us, the deaf? There are many deaf people
that live in the Washington, DC area and have never
visited Gallaudet. Also, many deaf people in the
Rochester area that have never visited the RIT campus.
Are these deaf people bored with their own

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of each DeafDigest edition)

There was a short story in a newspaper in England
about two police officers that attended a social
event at a deaf club.
Why were the cops at the deaf club? This is
puzzling because most deaf people at club events
are well behaved while having fun socializing
with their friends.
Maybe England is different from USA?

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We have a number of graduate programs in
Education of the Deaf. These graduates become
teachers in classes and programs for the deaf.
A graduate student, quite complaining, raised
an issue on one of these deaf education blogs.
The complaint was that these graduate
programs are ASL-oriented, meaning no focus
on needs of severely, moderately and mildly
deaf students in the classrooms !

We watch these food shows on TV, and we know who
the celebrity chefs are. They are all hearing.
But do we have a deaf celebrity chef? Yes,
but not in USA.
The British celebrity chef that is deaf is
John Burton Race. He has appeared on a variety
of foodie shows in Great Britain and France.
No, he does not use sign language as he
functions as a hearing person.

If Gallaudet and NTID both have their way,
we will be seeing an influx of deaf physicians,
deaf dentists and other deaf professionals in
the health care field.
Both institutions are joining forces
with the National Center on Deaf Health Research
and the Rochester General Health Systems to
encourage the deaf to become health care
This is great. Take Washington, DC as
an example. While we have a deaf dentist
(Dr Steven Rattner), we do not have a single
deaf physician !
Speaking of Dr. Rattner, his dental practice
ad appears in DeafDigest once a month.

A past administrator of educational programs for the
deaf made this comment regarding mental health needs
of the deaf:

A family member, that is not deaf, has mental health
issues and I’ve witnessed his problems in trying to obtain
professional services. But for a deaf person, it is much
more difficult to get services as opposed to a hearing person

We have many, many creative deaf individuals that
use ASL. Take a look at our long list of deaf artists,
deaf poets, deaf writers, deaf actors, etc.
This being said, it is troubling to read a newspaper
headline which says:

Operation helps open student’s creative side

Below the headline is the first part of the story

Thanks to a cochlear implant in his right ear, he can now
hear almost as well as others in the class.

Is the newspaper reporter implying that only those
with CI are able to be creative? For sure we have many
creative deaf individuals with CI and also many
non-creative deaf individuals without CI!

We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Deaf Seniors of America

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site,
click on:


I cannot watch TV and wear a hearing aid at
the same time


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the referees are using unofficial sign language
of basketball

unofficial? The basketball signs among referees all
over the world are pretty much standardized. What is
so unofficial about it?


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is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
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“Important Notification” letter from Advanced Bionics about your
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CI is working. Many of our clients’ cochlear implants stopped working
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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

2.  Over 120 hours of seminars … see

3.  Registration beginning at $129 … see 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.  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 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.  Beginning this year, classy refreshment breaks including a
decadent chocolate fountain!

Best of all … you can still join more than 500 others at this
year’s 31st Silent Weekend and save $100 by forming a group as little
as five participants to register before June 10!  See

We also have DVDs and ASL art … see

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 June 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska.  This is
scheduled every year!  See

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!

It has become the trend for the deaf groups to
sue the state government on grounds of

California is the latest one. The Deaf and Hard of
Hearing State Workers United has filed a lawsuit
against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the
state on basis of not providing proper proper
accommodations according to ADA regs.

Next state, please !


Deaf Picture of the Week:

Clint Thomas
professional rodeo performer

He is a graduate of Georgia School for the Deaf
and has been in rodeo competitions for the past
several years


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I understand there are few restaurants that
are fully staffed by the deaf or with a majority
of employees being deaf. Where are these

A. Not in USA but in several Asian cities.

send your questions to

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


Wish List of the Week:

that the highly controversial California
AB 2072 amendment (to prevent ASL deaf groups
from giving input to parents of newly
born deaf) be shot down.


DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1725 – the deaf of Great Britain won the rights to
have services of interpreters in the court rooms


Deaf and the Money:

DeafDigest hopes that all service agencies serving
the deaf have complied with the IRS regulations
regarding annual tax returns. The deadline was
May 15th.


DeafNumbers of the Week:

not a Fun Deaf Number but a Sad Deaf Number

250-300 (rough estimate)

number of deaf prisoners at the Huntsville, Texas
prison, reputed to be one of the toughest in the
nation. All of them are kept apart from the
general inmate population for reasons of safety

A prison guard gave that estimate



listing of superintendents at schools for the deaf

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,

(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

– Anna Smither to play soccer at Randolph-Macon College

– a promising women’s basketball player with a bright future

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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.


position announcement
Case Management Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position available in Las Vegas, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: 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

Type of appointment: Full-Time
Location: Position available in Las Vegas
Posting date: May 17, 2010
Closing date: June 1, 2010

Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher
quality of life for its clients and promote equitable access to
health/medical, education, social, employment and legal services. 
Individual will also provide communication assistance/translation services
as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to clients’
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 provide expertise in the field as needed.  Will coordinate
training/mentoring activities for general public and the client DHHARC
serves.  Conducts developmental and implement program activities for
DHHARC.  Participate in technology/equipment distribution responsibilities
of the Center.  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.

– Knowledge of advocacy techniques
– Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
– Maintain effective record keeping practices

– Two years experience working with deaf and hard of hearing
populations in a social service sector setting

– Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Deaf and HOH

– Knowledge of all telecommunication equipments, Relay systems and

– Familiar with evaluation and assessment methodologies
– Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.

– 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.

– Fluency in ASL

All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and three
letters of reference to:

999 Pyramid Way,
Sparks, NV 89431.

(June 1, 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

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996
FAX or 775-434-0290 VP


position opening
Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services
NTID Access Services
Rochester, NY

The Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services provides strategic
leadership to and direction for the Institute’s access service functions
serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty/staff and visitors.

– PhD or EdD in educational administration/leadership, special
education, communication needs/assessment and similar programs.

– Minimum ten years experience in management responsibilities in
secondary and/or post-secondary education.

– A superior level of knowledge and skill in American Sign Language
and Deaf Culture.

– Ability to implement both strategic and tactical plans for Access

– Ability to effectively collaborate with institutional and external
research and development programs.

– Ability to demonstrate competencies using shared governance
processes and/or participative involvement in decision-making

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  Members of protected classes and individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
are encouraged to send an application.

See detailed job description at our website under the IRC #38360.  Your
application and any relevant documentation such as resume and cover letter
should be uploaded via this website in order to be
considered for any positions you are interested in.


Employment opportunity – full time
Referral Services Supervisor
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Based out of our Boston office, this position is responsible for the
supervision of all interpreter/CART referral staff and the overall
operations of the referral department and related activities. 

The incumbent of this position will provide advocacy, training and
technical assistance related to interpreter and CART issues; evaluate
interpreter/CART referral activities in order to determine progress and
effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement; and participate in
the recruiting, training and monitoring of freelance interpreters and CART

This position is also responsible for assisting in training
and monitoring of computerized referral program and reporting to
management on activities, data and results related to Interpreter/CART

For a detailed description of this position, minimum entrance
requirements, or to send your resume, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kate Loughran, Human
Resources Liaison, at 617-740-1632 (v), 866-970-7177 (VP), 617-740-1732
(tty), or email at


faculty position 
Tenure Track Faculty Position/Technology Access Program Director
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Department:  Communication Studies/Technology Access Program

This is a tenure track position for a faculty member whose primary area of
responsibility is research (at the investigator or principal investigator
level), acquisition and management of research grants, and supervision of
staff and students toward effective completion of research and related
outcomes.  The focus of the research is accessibility and usability of
communication technologies by deaf and hard of hearing people. The
teaching load of this position, while it may vary depending on the
research load, is one course per year.  Responsibilities include assuming
project responsibilities and management in the conduct of a grant already
underway in this department (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on
Telecommunications Access, 2009-2014).  This RERC project is a subgrant
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Trace R&D Center, and is funded
by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.  For
an overview of the center grant, see:

Rank and salary at time of appointment will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience, at assistant professor or above.  Credit
for time in rank and progress toward tenure may be awarded at the time of
hire, depending on qualifications.  Due to the heavy emphasis on sponsored
research in a center-grant environment, this is an 11-month appointment.

The Technology Access Program (TAP) has been a thriving endeavor of
Gallaudet University since 1985.  The program has had ongoing sponsored
program (grant) support throughout its existence, as well as support from
Gallaudet University through the faculty appointment of its director.  The
program currently consists of the faculty director and 2.75 experienced
research staff, whose time is divided among three grants (the RERC on
Telecommunications Access, the RERC on Hearing Enhancement, a project of
Gallaudet’s Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences; and the
Visual Languages and Learning Science of Learning Center), as well as
teaching of undergraduate courses.  On average, two students per year,
usually one graduate and one undergraduate student, work in the TAP as
well.  Members of TAP have received numerous awards for their contribution
to accessibility of communications.  The program is highly collaborative,
interdisciplinary, efficient, and outcome-oriented.  TAP is part of the
undergraduate Department of Communication Studies and the director is a
faculty member in that department.

1. Ph.D. with research orientation.  Because this is an
interdisciplinary center, we are open to considering candidates with a
range of educational backgrounds (e.g., engineering, psychology/human
factors, management-related advanced degrees, public policy), if the
candidate has proven track record of active research and publication prior
to application and meets the other qualifications.

2. Communication competence in ASL that is sufficient for
conversation is necessary to begin work in this position, and a commitment
to rapid improvement in signing skills is essential if the candidate is
not fully fluent at time of hire.  Note that to acquire tenure at
Gallaudet, faculty must pass a proficiency exam in American Sign Language.

3. Evidence of strong interest in the accessibility of society to
people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and strong knowledge in this

4. Evidence of participation in acquisition of sponsorship for
university research.

Other characteristics desirable in a candidate:
1. Evidence of success in acquisition of grants through independent
securing of grant(s) or contribution to writing of grants.

2. Evidence of competency in teaching at the undergraduate or
graduate level.

3. Evidence of supervisory and/or mentoring ability.

4. Evidence of management competency.

5. Evidence of collaborative work, e.g., with consumers, industry,
university personnel, and government personnel.

Application deadline: We will begin reviewing applications immediately and
will continue to receive and review applications until the position is

Starting date:  August 15, 2010. 

To apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate
transcript, and contact information for three references.  The letter of
application must make reference to the applicant’s experience with
American Sign Language to date.  The application will be screened and
interviews may be conducted prior to receipt of the transcript, but the
transcript is required before a final decision will be made.  Send these

Dr. Judy Harkins, Director
Technology Access Program
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
SLCC 1116
Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many
different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the
diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard
of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with
disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.


position opening
Curriculum / Assessment Coordinator
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

(TOSA – Teacher on Special Assignment)

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in
Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains,
invites you to consider our employment opportunities. 

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at:

where the official job announcement for Curriculum / Assessment
Coordinator may be found in its entirety, including major duties/
responsibilities, under Non-classified employment. 

Position is open until filled.  Excellent benefits.  Salary
based on appropriate education and experience.

This position is responsible for contributing to the improvement of
educational programs and services provided at CSDB by supporting
efforts in curriculum development and instruction, student
assessment statewide and program accountability. 

This position reports to the Director of Special Education.

Interested persons are invited to send a formal letter of interest,
current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary
history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies
of transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification
(if applicable) to:

ATTN:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

719-578-2114 (phone);
719-578-2239 (fax)


two open positions
ASL Instructor
Boston University
Boston, MA

School of Education

Programs in Deaf Studies

School of Education – Boston University – Boston, MA

The Programs in Deaf Studies at Boston University is seeking two
full-time instructors to teach American Sign Language courses at
the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in the ASL
program which serves to fulfill the program requirements for
students in Deaf Studies degree program and to satisfy the foreign
language requirements for students in other programs throughout
the university.

Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of ASL courses
each semester and participating in the ASL laboratory. Depending
on background and experience responsibilities may include teaching
courses other than ASL. Other duties that may be included are
academic advising of major and minor students in the Deaf Studies
program, assisting in routine tasks such as scheduling of courses,
recommending adjunct faculty, and attendance at faculty meetings.

The individual will also be expected to collaborate effectively
with the Director in the Programs in Deaf Studies in curriculum
and material development and implementing program policies and

The list of courses included in the American Sign Language program
is: ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4, ASL 5, and ASL 6.

The ASL 1-4 courses are required for students in College of Arts and
Sciences who wish to study ASL to meet foreign language requirements.

The ASL 5-6 courses are the required additional courses for students
in both the Deaf Studies and the Education of the Deaf programs.

Some of the courses in the Deaf Studies program are:
Introduction to the Deaf World, Culture and History of Deaf people,
Deaf Literature, and Structure of ASL.

Masters degree in Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Linguistics, or related
fields is required.

Applicants must have college or university teaching experience and
demonstrate fluency in American Sign Language as well as documented
involvement with the Deaf Community.

ASLTA certification is desirable.

Posting date: May 12, 2010

Application deadline: Open until filled

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits

To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three
letters of recommendation by e-mail to:

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Marlon Kuntze, Director of Programs in Deaf Studies

Contact information:
Daniel Goncalves, Secretary, Department of Literacy and Language,
Counseling and Development

Boston University is an EO/Equal Access/Affirmative Action

The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sex orientation,
gender identity of expression, disability, veteran status, or
martial status.

Application by members of all underrepresented groups is


American Sign Language Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf (WSD)
Vancouver, WA

Recruitment #: 1007-LL-OC

OPENS: April 30, 2010
CLOSES: Open until filled
START DATE: 2010/2011 school year

Position Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Principal, the ASL Specialist provides
classroom and individual instruction to WSD students and staff
in acquisition, development, and refinement of American Sign
Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and supports school wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff.

Duties include:
– Develop and refine the ASL curriculum and coordinate,
train, and assist teachers in ASL curriculum implementation
in all classes & subject areas.

– Provide direct ASL instruction and support in development
of age-appropriate ASL skills and knowledge, design and
implement lessons and activities that support student
needs using best practices in bilingual strategies.

– Create, maintain, and coordinate administration of ASL
assessments for annual evaluations, 3-year evaluations,
and classroom progress monitoring.

– Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture
awareness through coordination of ASL/Deaf Culture
events and other related activities.

– Supervise and manage the ASL Lab on campus.

– Train and assist teachers in application of technologies
that support ASL skills development.

– Work with the School Librarian to expand and maintain ASL
and Deaf Studies resources for students and staff.

– Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

– Keep abreast of current research & best practices related
to ASL linguistics, ASL coursework, and ASL curriculum.

General Qualifications:
– Master’s degree in Deaf Education or related field.
– Fluency in ASL and written English.
– Ability to obtain Washington State Teacher Certification.
– Experience teaching deaf children ages birth-12th grade.
– Professional ASL teaching experience.
– In-depth knowledge of Deaf Culture.
– Good communication & interpersonal skills.
– Strong leadership and teamwork skills.

– Documentation of fluency as demonstrated by the
SLPI:ASL rating level of Advanced Plus to Superior Plus or
an ASLPI score of 4 or 5.

Full-time school-year position (185 days).
Salary range: $41,954 – $65,956 per year + benefits

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume,
transcripts, and a completed Washington State Application
packet to:

Washington School for the Deaf
Human Resources Department
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 418-0418 Fax

Special Notes:
Completed ASL coursework, completed CAEBER or AEBPD
training preferred. Degree in ASL Linguistics preferred. ASLTA
Certification a plus!

Equal Opportunity Employer


open positions – please read below
DeafServices Center
Glenside, PA

DSC 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:


– STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current
national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are

– BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.  Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master’s Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The
qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services fields; must have 2 years experience with
individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL
required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team
environment.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management
services for adults and children who reside in the community.
Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day
management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services
and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program
expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in
training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a
minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social
sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either
developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent
interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize
various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide
assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff
and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers’ independence and social relationships.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community or in a residential program. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High
school diploma & 12 credit hours in social science with 2 years
mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community.
Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid
driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers,
primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service
plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to
public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational
and other services.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA;
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years
experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide supported
living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers’ independence and social relationships. Positions open for
weekend and evening shifts.

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:

– MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

– RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers’
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.

Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: or Fax: 215-884-6301         


(deadline extended to May 28th)

position opening
Program Developer, Part-time Non-Exempt
San Leandro, CA

DCARA has an opening for the Program Developer position, which is
part-time (30 hours/week).  This position is responsible for all
aspects of program development.  This includes working with program
and finance staff to ensure compliance with all grant reporting

The major tasks are researching and developing summaries of potential
funding sources for administrative staff; making recommendations
regarding various aspects of potential funding resources; coordinating
the development of goals and activities for funding proposals; writing
proposals and attending pre/post meetings needed to draft proposals;
submitting required reports; and monitoring the program and financial
requirements of the funder. This position reports to the Director of
Client Support Services and is effective July 1, 2010.

– Work with program and finance staff to ensure compliance with all
grant reporting requirements

– Maintain current grant records in database and in paper files,
including grant tracking and reporting

– Track statistics in conjunction with program staff

– Researches and makes recommendations on appropriate funding

– Works with Management Team to develop appropriate goals and
activities for applications

– Develops and coordinates the proposal process
– Attends pre/post meeting with funders
– Monitors evaluation and measurement tools

– Prepares statistical and narrative reports for all funders in a
timely manner

– Maintain strong and consistent relations with funders

– Work with Director of Client Support Services to provide input for
all written materials (including Annual Report and quarterly newsletter)

Required Skills:
– BA degree in Social Services or Business field or five years of
professional experience in diversified funding development activities

– Knowledge of nonprofit organization structure
– Excellent communication and writing skills
– Strong organizational and analytical skills
– Proficiency in American Sign Language
– Proficiency in MS Windows including MS Word and MS Excel

Desired Skills:
– Master’s degree strongly desired

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and
education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life
insurance benefits in addition to 11 days of holiday leave plus one week
paid winter holiday. 

DEADLINE (EXTENDED):  Friday, May 28th, 2010, 5:00pm

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at , click on “Jobs” under “About”), cover letter,
three references and resume to:

Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578



job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health
needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC
2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to:
Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath,
1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at
any questions you may have about this position


job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Graduation Coach
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Literary Content Specialist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


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:


job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:


(updated May 23rd)


– Community Advocate — Bakersfield, CA

– Community Advocate — Riverside, CA

– Community Interpreter — Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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



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