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DeafDigest Blue – July 19, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - July 19, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 13th year (to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://www.deafdigest.com ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://deafdigest.com/videos/videos-tiger/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-reunions/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Silent Call Lamplighter Receiver on Sale The Lamplighter Receiver (SC-LLREC) from Silent Call will notify you of sounds around your home, such as a doorbell, telephone, baby crying and smoke detector when used with the appropriate transmitter. It flashes a lamp with a unique flash code for each alert type it receives, up to 6 different signals. The palm-size receiver conveniently displays LED indicator lights for each alerting type. Easy to install, the unit is compatible with all 318Mhz Silent Call transmitters and has a five year warranty. 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Dial csdvrs.tv to make your call today! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week: A device that is being developed is supposed to help the blind. It is something like a headphone presenting acoustic maps of sights (trees, streets, cars, people, etc). The blind person would be able to navigate his way around after hearing these "acoustic images." A team from University of Laguna in Spain is working on that project Bottom line is - how is this going to help the deaf-blind? .. We may be seeing a new trend that would benefit world travelers that are deaf. It is an on-line travel guide that comes up with everything, meaning scripts and imagery. It is supposed to help the deaf pre-plan their tours. A requirement is a credit card that would allow the deaf travelers to download these guides and to pick the sites. A tab would be run on the credit card. DeafDigest fears that clicking errors would create hassles with the credit card companies and the tour operators. Or even those that change their minds after selecting their paid-for tours. .. Over the years we've had a few deaf professional dancers. One of them, the late Sam Edwards gave a dance performance on TV, way back in the seventies. What about Europe? There is a new deaf dancer in Armenia, of all the places - Hayk Hobosyan. Hayk is now a lead dancer of his troupe that performs at concerts in Armenia. He specializes in hip hop, break dancing and Latino. ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ 10% OFF ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS! It's a Star-Spangled Celebration at WCI with 10% off ALL Sonic Alert products in July! Take your pick on a variety of doorbell and telephone signalers, remote receivers and alarm clocks. There's a product to fit every situation whether it be college dorm room, office or house. Call us now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at http://www.weitbrecht.com (use code WCI709D when ordering). To receive our WCI catalog, email mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com to request it. WCI. 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HEARING TIGER AND DEAF TIGER When we mention Tiger, almost all of us will know it is Tiger Woods, the most famous golfer in the world. What about Deaf Tiger? Yes. Tiger Holland, was a deaf man in Australia. No, he was not a golfer, but he was involved with horse racing for many years as jockey and trainer. When he died last year, Australian horse racing people gave him great honors at his funeral. He did not know ASL (Australian Sign Language). - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/videos-tiger/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) THE DEAF AT HEARING FAMILY REUNIONS When a deaf member of a family is invited to a reunion, he is often surprised when family members tell him secrets he never knew in the past. A deaf person often grows up in a hearing family without knowing secrets such as a brother being arrested, a close cousin was actually adopted, etc, etc. Hearing family members know about these secrets but they often do not share these with the deaf family member. But it is always that many years later they will tell him the secrets that they never told him in the past. Are these hearing people afraid that "bad family news" is not good for the deaf to know? - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-reunions/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) BASEBALL, NAD AND WSAD? Tyson Gillies is deaf and is a professional baseball player. He recently took part at the recent minor all star game between the best minor league players from USA and the best from the world. After the game, a newspaper reporter wrote: he will speak to the National Association of the Deaf in Seattle This statement was puzzling. Tyson is a Canadian, and why would he be speaking to the NAD? And especially at Seattle? The next NAD Conference takes place in Philadelphia in 2010. Washington State Association of the Deaf is one of the NAD state chapters, but this group is meeting next month at Vancouver. Sigh! Some newspaper statements make no sense. HEARING AID DEALER CREDENTIALS You name the profession - barber, auto mechanic, accountant, etc - and these professionals have credentials to show for. What about hearing aid dispensers or hearing aid dealers? There is a national organization, called the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. It provides certificates for qualified hearing aid people. Next time you are shopping around for a hearing aid, do ask for the certificate. If the dispenser does not have it or gives excuses, just walk away! ................................................................ 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For more information....contact: United TTY Sales and Service (UTSS) TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY) In MD, DC and VA --- Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY) FAX: (301) 963-0785 VP: (866) 536-6781 E-Mail: info@unitedtty.com Web: http://www.unitedtty.com/ Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY ................................................................ PASSING A HEARING TEST Years ago a deaf person took a hearing test, to prove his deafness at the army draft board. He passed despite not hearing anything at all. The army officer said that if the deaf person could hear thunder, see lightning and feel rain, then he "passed" the test. This deaf person, however, was not drafted at all because of his other medical issues! AN ITEM ON THE CHECKLIST When people come up with something new that helps to improve the way we live, there is an item that is always missing. This item is: will it work with the deaf? We are always reading in the newspapers of inventions, innovations and ideas. And just almost all of them do not work with the deaf! DEAF ISSUES (short series; based on comments by educators and deaf service professionals) most school districts lack teachers that know how to work with the deaf (series to continue until it runs out) WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being complimented for great interpreting and being asked how long would it take to learn Braille? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series As you are considering whether to use remote CART or onsite CART in a high school or university setting, you will find that remote CART also has many advantages. For remote CART, the student would bring a laptop into the classroom and connect via the Internet with a CART provider who is located at some other location. There would be a microphone or microphones in the classroom so that the CART provider could hear what was going on over a phone line or Internet connection. One of the advantages of remote CART is that it is sometimes more affordable because you do not have the travel time and setup involved as you would with onsite CART. If a student is moving from classroom to classroom, sometimes remote CART is easier because the CART provider does not have to move all of the CART equipment from one location to another location. Everything onsite is done by the student, so there is no outside person involved onsite. Another advantage is if you do not have an experienced CART provider in your area, any CART provider anywhere in the country could cover the assignment. It could be especially helpful in a rural area where there are no CART providers. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT? program manager (in many school districts we would expect a principal, or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone with an appropriate title that would direct their mainstreamed programs; some districts are different and this reflects in a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week until series run out) ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ Tour of America's National Parks Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas July 11 - 30, 2010 For more info contact: Joy Carney at mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! iPods are no longer permitted at Marshalls Aerospace, a British aircraft manufacturer. The management felt this device would lead to deafness among its employees. .. The Deaf and the Law location: Virginia case: a deaf man and a hearing woman wanted to get married. Judge said no, because she wanted to hear the deaf man speak out his vows by voice and not by sign. result: the bickering between the judge, the couple and the court room clerks went on back and forth for a while before the judge relented and approved their marriage. comment: this incident took place near Staunton, Virginia. One would think that people that live near Staunton would be familiar with the deaf. Apparently this was not the case. .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: Always when the deaf travel, there are issues (interpreters, captions, signalers, etc). Keep in mind ADA regulations do not apply when travelers are not on American soil or on American waters. The cruise operators are always saying: we are not registered under American flag and therefore ADA regulations do not apply to us .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: only in small towns we find town scares (squares) .... What became of? Joey Kutcka - Past as a member of Gallaudet basketball team in the early nineties, was one of the nation's top 3-point shooters - Present faculty member, teaching ASL, Bethel College, Indiana mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Lack of vitamins causing hearing loss? This is what a magazine "New Choices: Living Even Better After 50" (July/August issue) is saying. It blames lack of Vitamin B 12 and folate for the hearing loss. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Many of us, for the sake of thrills, would love to ride in a Goodyear blimp. How easy is it to hitch up a ride? No! Rides are only extended at the invitation of the Goodyear Tires company, and normally extended only to important customers, assorted VIPs and winners of local charity auctions. Well, for 14-year old Katherine "Kat" Fuscolda, a student at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf (Allston, MA) she had a dream ride guaranteed to last a lifetime. A local store, Sullivan Tire, donated the blimp ride to the school's annual fund raiser. It was through a silent auction win that enabled Kat to get that prized ride. When school reopens this fall after a summer recess, Kat surely will be asked to give a tale of her once-in-a-lifetime blimp ride. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: One would think that the doctors know best on the issue on noise-induced deafness. Wrong! The media knows the best. This was the finding by a team at the University of Vanderbilt! .... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: A past customer who has an excellent record with you 16 years ago wants your services again -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 announcement Itinerant Field Operations Support II Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program position is in Northern California area starting salary: $51,937 with benefits for position description & application procedures, click on: http://deafdigest.com/ddtp -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Spurwink Services Portland, Maine - Therapeutic Couple for 6-8 Hearing Impaired Children 12-18 years of age - American Sign Language fluent Location: Portland, Maine Schedule: The work schedule is from Sunday to Friday Wage: Full Time Person: $12.00 per hour - annual wage $25,080 a year Part Time Person: $12.00 per hour - annual wage $10,944 a year Position: Come join us in providing a natural home setting for our clients with hearing impairment in our agency-owned home in Portland, Maine. Relevant experience helpful; ability to be nurturing and provide firm limit setting necessary. Team approach, training, supervision and on-call support provided. The couple MUST live in our agency home. Unfortunately, this position CANNOT accommodate couples who would wish to bring their own children to live with them in our home. This position requires that one person be a full time employee of 50 hours a week and fluent in American Sign Language and the other person be a part time employee of 24 hours and fluent in American Sign Language, which allows this person to work at another job during the day. The couple do not work Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and do not work during July and August. The couple can reside rent free and utility free at the house all year round, during the weekends and school breaks. Spurwink provides a vehicle for work related responsibilities, household expenses and food during the school year. Position to start August 2009. - Awake Night Counselor for 6-8 Hearing Impaired Children 12-18 years of age - American Sign Language fluent Location: Portland, Maine Schedule: The work schedule is 40 hours per week, from Sunday to Friday. The Awake Night Counselor does not work weekends, and does not work during the months of July or August. Wage: $12.00 per hour - annual wage $18,240 a year - Position: Direct Care position to work with deaf/hard of hearing children within our residential home. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Position to start August 2009. - Per Diem Workers to provide back up coverage for Therapeutic House Couple and Awake Night Counselor. Location: Portland, Maine Schedule: As needed, Sunday through Thursday evenings. Per Diem staff do not work weekends and do not work during the months of July or August. Wage: $12.00 an hour - Position: Direct Care positions to work with deaf/hard of hearing children within our residential home providing . fill in coverage for Therapeutic Couple and Awake Night Counselor. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. For more information, please call either Dan Hibbs or Kim Wilson at (207) 871-1200. To apply, please visit http://www.spurwink.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening (contingent on funding) Tenure Track Faculty position Gallaudet University Washington, DC seeking full time tenure track faculty member who will be assigned to one of the following departments: - Psychology - Linguistics - Education - ASL/Deaf Studies to read the position description and on application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetfaculty -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Domestic Violence Advocate Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center Reno/Sparks, Nevada (also includes rural areas) ORGANIZATION: 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/40 hrs a week/non-exempt Location: Reno/Sparks and Rural areas Posting date: July 7, 2009 Closing date: July 20, 2009 GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Domestic Violence Advocate will provide case management services to survivors, technical assistance to member programs of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, education to professionals, law enforcement and service providers outside of this field, and outreach to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. The Advocate will also provide education such as dating violence and stalking. Will go with the survivors to court, will support the survivors in the hospital and will support the survivors in advocating for communication rights. An integral part of the job is to conduct outreach/education responsibilities as assigned. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours when needed that may include 24/7 hours on call. Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential. Do other duties as assigned by Regional Office Supervisor. Require to attend 60 hours training of domestic violence and sexual assault. SALARY: $36,244 - $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits. WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: - Knowledge of case management techniques - Basic knowledge of the domestic violence, sexual assault field, and criminal justice systems - Empathy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence - Comfortable with sexual assault terminology and working with clients from diverse backgrounds - 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 populations - Knowledge of a deaf person?s legal rights to accessibility under state and federal law - Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices. - Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Database - Ability to articulate (via ASL, verbally, and/or in writing) the needs of a survivor EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: - Bachelor's of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Deaf and HOH populations TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to: DHHARC 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431. Contact DHHARC office for the application form. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on or before the closing date (July 20, 2009) 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. For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (ad has been updated, 7/19/09) open positions Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Brattleboro, Vermont The Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing is a state approved pre-k through 12th grade comprehensive educational program promoting excellence and life-long learning. Due to expanding programs, we are looking for quality people with the abilities to serve our students with compassion and energy. - Educational Interpreter Part-time (possible Full time) Location: Brattleboro, VT Responsibilities: Interpret for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing students at local high school. Work w/ individual students to promote desirable academic and behavioral progress. Promote Deaf Culture & the social, emotional & physical growth of students Requirements: Fluency in ASL Educational Interpreting Experience Successful completion of an Interpreter Training Program If not already RID certified, willingness to become certified within 3 years. - Director of Little Arrows Daycare-Brattleboro, VT Full time (40 hrs) 12 months BA in Early Childhood Ed, MA preferred 3 yrs teaching experience Fluency in ASL Develop and direct exciting new program to serve both Deaf and hearing children - Teacher of the Deaf at Brattleboro, VT Full-time (40 hrs/week) with benefits-10 month Proficiency in ASL & English Master Degree in Deaf Education VT License in Special Ed or Deaf Ed within 1 year of employment Apply knowledge of child development, special needs, curriculum, assessment, classroom management and discipline techniques, utilize technology in instruction position available in several subjects - Teacher of the Deaf/Blind at Brattleboro, VT Part-time (30hrs. /week) with benefits-10 month - Classroom Paraprofessional at Brattleboro, VT Part-time or full-time - Occupational Therapist/ Physical Therapist-Brattleboro, VT Part-time position, 4 -5 hrs a week - Knowledge of ASL preferred - Nursing Position-Brattleboro, VT VT state Licensure required Willingness to learn ASL CPR cert. preferred Per-Diem, some holiday/weekend resp. Application procedures: Interested persons are to apply in person at Austine School for the Deaf, off Maple Street (Building- Holton Hall, 2nd floor) in Brattleboro, VT or submit a resume or letter of interest to Kelly Therieau. Her email address is: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Secondary Math Teacher Tennessee School for the Deaf Knoxville, Tennessee Minimum qualifications: Licensure in Mathematics required; must be NCLB Highly Qualified; Deaf Education preferred; Tennessee License with endorsement in Secondary Mathematics. contact: Elaine Alexander Director of Instruction Tennessee School for the Deaf 2725 Island Home Blvd Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 865.579.2410 865.579.2428 FAX mailto:elainea@tsd.k12.tn.us -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay, Inc located in Albuquerque, NM, with required travel Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator: Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator. This position is responsible for promoting Relay New Mexico, thereby increasing the number of relay customers as well as educating individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses on the benefits of using relay services. The position is located in Albuquerque and travel is required Preferred education, experience and skills: Fluent in American Sign Language and written English, additional fluency in Spanish a benefit; experience in public relations activities; direct work experience with TRS is helpful. Hamilton offers competitive wages with Full-Time Company Paid Benefits. To apply, contact our corporate HR Dept at 800.821.1831 or apply online at http://www.hamilton.net/careers -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening 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 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 can submit a cover letter and resume to: Indiana School for the Deaf Attn: Human Resources 1200 E 42nd St Indianapolis, IN 46205 If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: mailto:cmorgan@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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- vacancy announcement in Hawaii Teachers of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii Job Description: Teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing provide specially designed instruction for students using ASL or total communication. The settings can be in either a school for the deaf, a resource classroom on a public school campus, or as an itinerant teacher. Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii. Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Special Education with emphasis on teaching the deaf and hard-of-hearing (must include student teaching in a K-12 setting) * Certified Teacher of the Hard-of-Hearing * Authorized to work in the U.S. * Proficient in ASL * Familiar with Cochlear implants and other assistive devices for the deaf and hard-of-hearing * Knowledgeable in IEP procedures Salary: $43,157 - 57,243/year Licensing: Anyone hired must be committed to getting a valid Hawaii teacher license. For more information on licensing requirements and procedures, please visit the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website at: http://www.htsb.org Incentives and Bonuses: Pending the availability of funding, a relocation bonus is available for qualified teachers: http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teacherbonusesandincentives.htm Application Procedures: http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teachers_applying.htm Closing Date: Until Filled Additional information: http://doe.k12.hi.us Contact: Jeff Hoover, Personnel Specialist Teacher Recruitment Department of Education 680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490 Honolulu, HI 96817 1-800-305-5104 Toll Free (808) 586-4050 Fax mailto:Jeff_Hoover@notes.k12.hi.us -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://www.deafdigest.com

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