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DeafDigest Gold – August 30, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - August 30, 2009

Gold 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 and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-houses/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-movieasl/ .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://deafdigest.com/comics/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Blackberry Devices and Data Plans at $29.99 a Month Save on Blackberry Smartphones at the Deaf Pager Store. The Blackberry Tour 9630 Smartphone is a fast and powerful international smartphone featuring 3G technology that keeps you connected in over 185 countries. The Blackberry Curve 8330 Smartphone is one of the fastest available today because it is rated for SprintSpeed[tm]! It comes in colors of red, platinum, and inferno. With data plans for only $29.99 a month, including unlimited text messaging, email and instant messaging, the Deaf Pager Store is the store for deaf and hard of hearing people. Check them all out at: http://www.deafpagerstore.com/?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g083009 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with representatives licensed and registered in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It offers a wide array of services and products including: Investments Life Insurance Long Term Care Insurance Retirement Planning Education Planning Tax Planning Estate Planning Two office locations, four financial advisors, and four staff members - working together as ONE team to help you work toward your financial goals. For further information or to make an appointment, click into http://www.kramerfinancial.com Kramer Financial 9099 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 240-379-6908 VP/TTY 240-379-6929 voice Securities and advisory services offered through FSC Securities Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor. 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Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the "Make & Receive Calls Now" icon to check it out. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to: http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- >>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<< Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be. Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time. Visit http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New AT&T Instant Message Relay Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from your friends and family http://relayservices.att.com/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Join The Zevolution! The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere else! The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone solution that's right for you. Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel. Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is simple to install? Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling. And there's so much more! Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our videophone solutions and features. Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- http://www.georgiarelay.org/ Staying Connected: Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week The Deaflympics are going on right now at Taipei. To click on a picture of some of the Americans, go to: http://deafdigest.com/usateam/ This picture was obtained through Kenneth Rothschild's on-going dialogue with an individual in the Taiwan post office philatelic section .. There is a lot of bickering in Canada regarding the decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC is to Canada what FCC is to us). The CRTC decided that Bell Canada would test its VRS in Ontario and that Telus would do the same in British Columbia and Alberta. The deaf in Canada has asked for a nationwide VRS as opposed to provincial VRS, but CRTC disagreed. The CRTC, however, was supportive of the Internet Relay and captioning needs of the deaf. .. The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf has honored Lillian Beard for her interpreting services. What is the big deal? Well, she is 100 years old and is the nation's oldest active interpreter! .. Good news for hearing aid users. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has agreed to co-sponsor the proposed Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 1019). This bill, if it becomes law, will allow tax deductions on hearing aid purchases. .. Beware - athletes and fans at the Deaflympics! Souvenirs being sold at stores in Taipei City may contain excessive lead. A councilman is upset and demands an investigation. .. Attention: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel Service, Inc (UPS) employees If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997, please read the announcement posted in the Blue edition. There is a proposed final settlement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. .. Join us on September 25th and 26th For the WPSD Homecoming Weekend & 140th Anniversary Celebration Spend the weekend catching up with old friends and cheering on the WPSD Lions at volleyball and soccer games against PSD. Enjoy the humor of CJ Jones on Friday evening and celebrate WPSD's long history at the dinner on Saturday evening. For more information, visit the wpsd website at: http://www.wpsd.org/special_events.html Please note: Hotel rooms in the Pittsburgh area are at a premium due to the G 20 Summit meeting we urge you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. .. wanted: a deaf male, age 8-12 to play Matt Hamill role in an upcoming movie Hamill the Movie Casting Announcement Hamill the Movie is looking for a young deaf student who can play the role of Young Matt Hamill. Please read the casting description below. [YOUNG MATT HAMILL] DEAF / Male / 8 - 12 / Caucasian. Matt Hamill is the hero of this film, which is based on the real UFC fighter, Matt Hamill ( http://www.matthamill.com ). As a child, Matt had a very difficult time fitting in with his all hearing classmates at school. As hard as he tried to get along with the other children, they would make fun of him. When his grandfather, Stanley, introduces him to wrestling, he finally finds an activity where he fits in and excels... LEAD. (MUST BE DEAF, BUT NO ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED) All parents who think their son fits the requirement, pls email the producer ASAP (deadline Sept 1st) a brief description of your son and a current picture mailto:eben@matthamillthemovie.com Compensation: approx $268 a day / approx 4 days of shooting. Also, meals, copy and credit. Requirements: Somewhat flexible schedule, good attitude and preferably a local (Rochester or the surrounding area). Dates: Shooting days would be sometime between Sept 14 - Oct 2 .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL ALL SIMPLICITY PRODUCTS 10% OFF! Save 10% on all Simplicity Signalers during the month of September! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale. Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/specials.html?utm_source=dd for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order) For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. Attention - Deaf and Hearing Poker Players The 5th Annual Las Vegas World Deaf Poker Tournament Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10 am, at the world's famous and historical Binion's Gambling Hall. The popular "no limit, Texas hold'em" will be played. Hearing players are invited. Binion's Gambling Hall is known to be the first to host the World Series of Poker. They have two floors of poker tables which indicates they are the best in what they do. They have installed up to date TV monitors and other features to make this tournament a dream. Ask any of the previous players and fans from the past 4 years how they enjoyed the experience. They will tell you how exciting it was. This year will be better. For example, based on 300 entries, 1st place winner will receive $27,000. Las Vegas is designated as the Poker Capital of the world. There is no place in the world like it. Southern Nevada Silver Knights is a non-profit 501 c-3 organization and all of the volunteers are serving without pay. All net proceeds will go to charities to provide aid and welfare to the deaf communities in need. To access our web site for registrations, etc, go to http://www.lasvegasdeaf.org/poker Doors will be open for pre-paid and on site payments and registration on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 6 am. Tournament will start at 10 am Saturday, October 10, 2009. We are looking forward to see all of you in Las Vegas for many exciting poker experiences .............................................................. TWO DEAF HOUSES NEXT TO EACH OTHER Some time ago two deaf families lived in houses next to each other. Both houses had side doors that faced each other about 20 feet apart. When these deaf people from one house wanted to communicate with someone from the other house, they just stood in front of the windows of the side doors and chatted in ASL without leaving their houses. Not any more, both families moved away. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-houses/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) LEARNING ASL FOR A MOVIE ROLE A hearing actor won a role to play a deaf character in a movie. He knew nothing about ASL. It took him 44 days of private ASL training for him to use sign language in the movie. The movie itself took 11 days to finish. This means a 4 to 1 ratio - 44 days of ASL classes for a 11-day movie! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-movieasl/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) SIGN LANGUAGE AMONG HEARING EMPLOYEES At a certain factory in Pennsylvania, the hearing employees use sign language to communicate with each other. All of them Codas? No. Noise was so bad from everywhere - the furnace, the metals and the blowers that normal conversation was impossible. An industrial production consultant asked: Is this the most efficient way to operate a facility? Lower productivity due to high noise is a significant hidden cost in industrial plants A "DO NOT SOLICIT" ANNOUNCEMENT IN A NEWSPAPER A newspaper in West Virginia ran this announcement: Deaf, blind schools do not solicit ROMNEY, W.Va. - The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind do not solicit funds from individuals, businesses or organizations, according to Patsy K. Shank, school superintendent. Solicitations made on behalf of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind should be reported to the Romney detachment of the West Virginia State Police at (304) 822-3561 or to Shank at (304) 822-4801 DeafDigest thought this announcement was a bit strange since soliciting funds is a way of life among schools for the deaf. Just to make sure, DeafDigest contacted a retired administrator who has worked with a number of schools for the deaf, both state and private, in his long career. He said he was always soliciting for funds all the time! STORE REDESIGNED BECAUSE OF LATE-DEAFNESS A store owner became deaf in late age. He is no longer able to communicate with customers on their orders and requests. He did not want to sell his business because of his deafness. Instead he had the store completely redesigned; merchandise behind the counter were moved to the store shelves; signs were posted telling customers where to locate their merchandise. Price stickers were affixed to each merchandise. Communication was held to a minimum, and the store success has continued. SIGNMARK'S DEAL WITH A RECORDING COMPANY Marko Vuoriheimo, a deaf rap artist from Finland, who goes by the name Signmark, has signed a deal with Warner Music Group. Signmark's songs will be in an album that will be released early in 2010. It will be in ASL, instead of the Finnish Sign Language. "PERFECT" SPEECH BECOMES "IMPERFECT" SPEECH A deaf person, trained orally, may have high speech skills, understandable by people around him in his community. Yet, his "perfect" speech may become "imperfect"! Why? If that person travels to another city where the accents are different from where he is from, then his "perfect" deaf speech may betray him! HEARING AID VS CI (SHORT SERIES) A Hearing Aid vs a CI, who wins? Look at your hearing aid first. Will the hearing aid help you function as a hearing person? If so, you don't need a CI. If, because of age, the hearing aid helps you less and less, then you need a CI! TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS (series to be run on a weekly basis until list of tales run out) on my very first pizza delivery as a new driver, the customer came out of the door semi-naked! If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an interesting tale, please share it with: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. 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? In the Netherlands, there is an abbreviation that is spelled DEAF. DEAF as in deaf? No. Spelled out in full, it is: Dutch Electronic Art Festival .............................................................. .............................................................. 31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010 Signing Greeting Cards ASL and Interpreting DVDs We had over 600 at the recent 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 next year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free internet! Students and professionals seeking to improve their skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign language classes for just $89 per person! There will be group registration opportunities online after July 1 at www.DrSign.com . There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. Just check them out! Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost per person is as low as $149 per person and exhibit tables at $150. 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. The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies is finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle benefit run. See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html for an article from a newspaper. 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 2010 for a Bed and Breakfast tour? Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at: http://www.DrSign.com .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The Department of Justice reached agreement with Port St. Lucie, Florida to make the city fully accessible to the disabled, the deaf included. This means everything - facilities, services and programs. Despite signing the agreement, the city fathers aren't too happy, especially when staring at a 14 million budget shortfall. .. DeafLibrary Page of the Week What is a typical day of a CEO of a local deaf service agency? Click on: http://deafdigest.com/ceo (on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic will be featured every week) .. Deaf Picture of the Week: A football sign language by a hearing team http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/54429252.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUqPk4DyCc75DiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUHDYaGEP7eyckcUr what could this mean in ASL? .. Question of the week: Q. We have a good number of deaf attorneys. Why cannot some of them do pro bono work on behalf of low income deaf clients? A. Below is a comment from a deaf attorney: the deaf attorneys, as a whole, are really no exception. Quite a variety of attitudes. Some attorneys have never done any pro bono work or just cannot afford to do any. So, as far as pro bono is concerned, not just the attitude but the mission of the law firm is a big factor. Some law firms encourage it; some don't. And government lawyers, as a whole, don't do pro bono work. 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 our deaf friends in Canada be blessed with full and unlimited VRS services, that we, the deaf, enjoy in USA. .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 595 BC - 547 BC - King Croesus, of Lydia (in modern day Greece) had a deaf son. The king refused to acknowledge the son's deafness; the son somehow learned of an assassination attempt on his father and ran to warn him about it. The father relented and acknowledged his son's deafness. Not sure if this is a fact or a myth. .. Deaf and the Money: The Association of The Tanzanian Disabled Society is accusing the government of withholding funds earmarked for deaf service programs .. DeafNumbers of the Week: 17 the number of colleges in Arizona that offer sign language classes .. DeafDigest Sports to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on: http://deafdigest.com/deafsports DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com there are no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports; you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports in depth! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 opening Instructor/Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL) Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 77341 Instructor/Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL), Fall 2009. Graduate degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related field required. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise required, publications, service. Letter of interest, CV, referee list or 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (all electronic preferred) to: Dr. Debra D. Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, Box 2147, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341. mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Email acknowledgements. SHSU is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action plan employer. Classes available immediately include: ASL 141 TT 8-9:20 ASL 141 TT 9:30-10:50 ASL 142 TT 12:30-1:50 ASL 263 TT 11-12:30 ASL 263 TT 2-3:20 ASL 264 TT 3:30-4:50 FL 361 Deaf Culture TT 5-6:20 Two hearing, signing, undergraduate TA assistants. Videophone in office. Lab testing with individual cameras. Summer teaching additional pay. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (re-posted) 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 opening TITLE: Program Coordinator North Suffolk Mental Health Association Revere, Massachusetts DIVISION: CBFS / NSMHA LOCATION: Bay House, Revere Massachusetts HOURS: 40 hours (Monday - Friday, 9a-5p) JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the clinical and administrative aspects of a small group home program, as well as the overall health and safety of the residents, under the supervision of the Program Manager of Maverick Square CBFS program. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and facilitate progressive discipline as needed for all staff in conjunction with the Assistant Director. 2. Arrange staff schedules to meet the health and safety requirements, as well as the individual needs of the residents. 3. Supervises the development and implementation of Quality Indicators through the ISP process and Program Goals. 4. Participates in the assessment of individual referrals, admissions and discharges. 5. Insures the program and individual records are current, comprehensive and meet agency and funding source standards. 6. Liaison with families/guardians, DMH, and other outside service providers. 7. Supervises and participates in the housekeeping and maintenance of the house and vehicle. 8. Participates in the development of the program budget, and monitors the program expenses. 9. Supervises the management of individual?s funds and possessions, within the guidelines of the ISP and agency. 10. Completes all necessary weekly/monthly reports. 11. Implements agency/department policies and procedures. 12. Perform on-call duties as required. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: BA/BS preferred in human services or equivalent experience. Medication, CPR/First-Aid certification or ability to receive certifications required. Two (2) years experience in human services. Supervisory experience preferred. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Knowledge of DMH regulations needed. Computer literacy required. Valid Mass driver's license required. send resume to: North Suffolk Mental Health Association Attn: HR / Recruiter 301 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 Phone: 617-488-5712 Fax: 617-912-7971 Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org Affirmative Action Employer - EEO/AA -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Announcement Job Coach Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc Salisbury, Maryland Full/Part Time Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life. Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals with various levels of hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication for successful employment outcomes. Requirements: High school diploma or GED required. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or sign language a must. Excellent people and interpersonal skills. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver's license. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills (such as sequence, quality, and quantity); job-related skills (such as grooming, socializing with coworkers, or managing one's paycheck); and work behaviors (such as accepting supervision, following instruction). Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays; 10 paid annual leave days ; 2 personal leave days; 10 paid sick days and more. To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to: Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or fax to 410-543-4874 Or email mailto:dila@dila.org You may also apply on line at http://www.dila.org Position is open until filled -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions ADVOCATES INC. Framingham, MA Has open positions for: - Direct Care Counselors - Awake Overnight Counselors Full and Part Time positions are available to work in our Deaf programs. If you are interested please go to http://www.advocatesinc.org and fill out an online application under jobs. Advocates' philosophy is based on common values and principles that guide the delivery of all of the services we provide. We believe that all individuals have the right to pursue their personal goals and to contribute to the community. We believe they are entitled to receive accessible services; to live in decent and affordable housing; to be treated with dignity and respect; and to live in inclusive and diverse communities. The employees of Advocates and the recipients of the services we provide work together with the community to ensure that these universal rights are promoted and protected. Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package. Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Seeking Applicants For Faculty Positions (Tenure/Non-Tenure Track) Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing students. The department of Science and Mathematics at NTID seeks faculty to teach/tutor deaf and hard of hearing students in the fields of chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics. For detailed job descriptions please visit: RIT Career Zone at https://mycareer.rit.edu and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf for College/ Division. Discipline Job Category IRC# Chemistry Non-tenure track 30317 Chemistry Tenure track 30459 Biology Tenure track 30318 Math/Physics Tenure track 30301 Review of applications will begin Aug 31, 2009 and continue until position is filled. All applicants must apply online at https://mycareer.rit.edu Search under IRC# We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 high school diploma or equivalent. Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred. Fluent in ASL preferred. American Sign Language training provided on site. FT and Per Diem, 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. EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Vacancy Notice Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (ASLIE) National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY DESCRIPTION: NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence. It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100 American cities in which to raise a family. The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven. Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and students. In addition, the ASLIE department educates students seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English interpretation. Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID stakeholders as well as national stakeholders; and provide programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and ASL/English Interpreting education. Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until position is filled. For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career Zone: http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398 Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (latest update 8/30/09) position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: - Assistant Director for Student Services http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=785 - Assistant Director of Residential Services http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752 - Residential Advisor http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc - Teacher (Blind/Deaf) http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc - Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly) http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (latest update 8/30/09) more position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: - School Social Worker http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=775 - Teacher - Middle School Science http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated August 30th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - * Job Developer/Interpreterd -- Anaheim, Pacoima, CA * Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA * Community Advocate - Bakersfield, CA * Placement Coordinator - Crenshaw, 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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