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DeafDigest – 23 March 2014

DeafDigest Gold – March 23, 2014

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wow-job-for-deaf-or-not-wow-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/subway-frustration-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv-remote-for-deaf-captions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cash-registers-discriminate-with-deaf/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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“Flying to the Light” at Harris Communications

“Flying to the Light” is currently on sale at Harris Communications
during our 10% off Entertainment Sale. The book tells the story of
seventeen year old Michael Anderson and his deaf younger brother, Danny.
Danny has a special gift-he knows what happens after a person dies-and
others want to know, too.

The brothers must outwit and outrun a lethal biophysicist, the FBI and
other Americans during a cross-country chase.

“Flying to the Light” (B1213) is a suspenseful tale with many twists and
turns that will keep you guessing into the final pages.

Find it at Harris Communications on sale for only $11.69.
Sale ends March 31, 2014.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG032314

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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Top stories about the deaf:

The deaf of Vancouver, British Columbia will
be getting 911 text services. It is said to
be the first such system in the nation.

The Health Sciences Center New Orleans, affiliated
with Louisiana State University, has won grant money
from The Eye on Jacob Foundation to research into
causes of Usher syndrome

The police of Helsinki, Finland are now warning
the public of East European vagrants that pose as
deaf and beg for donations from people on the street.

The wife of Japanese Prime Minister Abe has performed a sign language dance at a big public event in Tokyo

For years Mississippi State University hired temporary
interpreters upon need. This has changed. This university
has hired its first full-time interpreter.

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updated every Monday

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Read what they say

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says over the phone, letting you read everything that they
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A FRUSTRATION WITH A HOTEL TV REMOTE
DeafDigest editor stayed at a hotel during his vacation.
He wanted to watch TV so tried to set up captions.
He looked at the remote. It was a very big remote. He
spent a long time looking for cc symbol on one of these
remote buttons. He looked hard and could not find it.
Trying again, he looked and finally found it on the remote.
The cc symbol was so tiny that it was so easy to
overlook it!
Very frustrating.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv-remote-for-deaf-captions/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Gallaudet 150th anniversary reunion
Washington, DC

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 – Sunday, July 13, 2014

http://deafdigest.com/2014-gallaudet-deaf-150th-reunion/

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UPSIDE DOWN CASH REGISTERS
More and more cash registers are becoming deaf-unfriendly.
There is no digital read out that tells you the cost of
your purchase.
What can you do about it? Poke your head in front of
these cash registers and read your price from upside
down!
Cash registers discriminate against the deaf? Yes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cash-registers-discriminate-with-deaf/

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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Famous deaf scientists

http://deafdigest.com/scientists/

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A NEW DEAF PHYSICIAN
One of the graduates of West Virginia University School of Medicine is Mark Leekoff. He is deaf and people are saying that
he is the first deaf medical student in the school’s medical
school history.
He will be serving his residency at a hospital before becoming
a full fledged doctor.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

deaf banquet in year 1943
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hotel/

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Association of Deaf Medical Professionals
http://deafdigest.com/association-of-deaf-medical-professionals/

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35th World’s Largest Silent Weekend in Orlando, Florida June 19-22

See why over 500 ASL students, ASL teachers and interpreters from 32
states attended the World’s Largest Silent Weekend in 2013.   Check
out www.DrSign.com for information on the 35th venue this summer
offering over 150 hours of seminars from presenters, including the
former President of RID, an ASL book author, and others such as Crom
Saunders, Peter Cook, Trix Bruce, etc.  There are classes for
everyone ranging from no functional skills all the way to certified
interpreters (2.8 CEUs possible).

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

CEI – old organization of interpreters
http://deafdigest.com/old-organization-of-interpreters-for-deaf/

DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing
the photographs of these pins

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is a

– diamond cutter

this new website will be growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I still see some TV programs that are not captioned even
though captions were supposed to be turned on. Why?

A. TV engineers often forget to turn on captions.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Since 2007, the needs assessment data collected from DeafBlind people
in the State of Vermont has listed SSP services as number one.  It’s been a long wait.

The slump in the economy and the impacts of Tropical Storm Irene did
not help.

This year we pushed harder for our needs with the State Legislature.

A few days ago I was at a meeting that included the State
Transportation Agency, one of the departments which oversees public transportation.

They had a grant cancellation and want to give provision of an SSP
service a try!

If all goes well, SSP services will start July 1st!

Downside, it is a one year pilot project.  It is one time funding.

Nonetheless, this is a step in the right direction and will help us
collect data and information for next year’s legislative session!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that more and more deaf people will volunteer to
help the deaf-blind with the outside errands that
they need to do

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DeafHistory:

during late 19th century – sign language introduced to the
deaf of Australia

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

20 percent

of people with hearing losses actually use a hearing aid

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Pono Tokioka, a freshman, is a member of the men’s golf team
at University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

South Korea’s Lee Duck Hee, who is deaf, won the U-19 boys’ singles
at the 23rd Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship
in Malaysia. This win will probably elevate him from being the world’s 12th
best junior player to possibly 4th or 5th best

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Deaf Sports Library

Tony Tatum is Gallaudet’s latest professional
athlete. He plays for the Cleveland Gladiators team in Arena Football Team. His team won 63-53
with him as the starter on the defensive unit.
This is his 2nd season in pro football; he played last season with Utah Blaze, which
then went out of business.

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of Human Services – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate (Part-time) – Riverside, CA  (CODIE)

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 Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position opening
Residential Supervisor – Nights (Long-term substitute)
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is considered to be a long-term substitute basis and non-exempt position.  Responsibilities include supervising students’ activities before and during their sleeping hours and in the morning before school, safety and security of students and must know the students’ whereabouts at all times, responds quickly to accidents or injuries, apply first aid when necessary, and contact the Health Center and/or Security when necessary, report student concerns and progress to the Dean of Students or Assistant Dean of Students, manage routine student discipline as directed by the Dean of Students, document and report accidents, adverse behavior, suspected abuse and keeping other records/data as required.

MINIMUM UALIFICATIONS:    FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and Act 82 clearances required.

DEADLINE:    Until filled

STARTING DATE:    ASAP

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

E-mail: mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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open position
Visiting / Assistant / Associate Professor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies
(Division of Special Education)
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

(REVISED 3/11/14)

Recruitment Number: F1317

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have application materials in by 04/11/2014.

Start Date:  September 16, 2014.  Opportunities to begin teaching before September 2014 may be possible.

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting programs. Appointment at the Assistant or Associate level will be considered pending appropriate experience.  ABD applicants are encouraged to apply and will be placed at the non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor rank.

Coursework in the Interpreting programs are offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and condensed formats. The undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and prepares students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders, mentors, and teachers of interpreting. This program recently won the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Outstanding Credit Program Award. The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses, both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative calendar/off campus teaching, program development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.

Qualifications:
Required
–    Ph.D/Ed.D in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, linguistics, distance education, or adult education) required for appointment at Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Visiting Assistant Professor possible for ABD (renewable for three years). To be appointed at the Associate Professor level, applicants must have sufficient experience to qualify for promotion according to University guidelines. –    National interpreting certification (e.g., CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12; or CDI)
–    3 years experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level (specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)
–    Experience with online education and openness to online instruction.
–    Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on interpreting/interpreter education.
–    Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and interpreter practitioners
–    Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation skills
–    Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
–    Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting backgrounds
–    Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction

Preferred
–    Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)
–    Demonstrated commitment to scholarship –    Experience with training interpreter educators
–    Program development and coordination experience
–    Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting
–    Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Elisa Maroney, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at 503-838-8735503-838-8735 (TTY/V); mailto:maronee@wou.edu
For more information about the graduate and undergraduate programs, go to http://www.wou.edu/sped

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:
Required application materials:
–    A WOU Faculty Application Form – available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp
–    Letter of interest describing professional skills and experience related to the job requirements and duties, scholarly interests and accomplishments, and plans for future growth.
–    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity
–    Teaching philosophy
–    Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned
–    Names and contact information for three (3) references
(Three (3) current letters of reference will be required prior to a campus interview. At least one of the references must address teaching interpreting.)

Submit Application Materials to: F1317, Assistant Professor of ASL English Interpreting/Interpreting Studies
Human Resources
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s thriving Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5400 undergraduate and 800 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs, as well as the Teaching Research Institute and the Center on Sensory Disability.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce

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open positions in North Carolina

Deaf Services Specialist position is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=778196

Raleigh Regional Center Manager is located in Raleigh North Carolina.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=823781

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Vice Principal (Expected Start Date July 1)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-job-secondary-vice-principal/

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Teacher of the Deaf – Mathematics
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Substitute Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Walden School Family Partner
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Walden School Child Care Worker – Day
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Relief Child Care Worker
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

System Administrator & Desktop Support
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

Substitute Daycare Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Substitute Daycare Center Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Walden School Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website –
http://www.tlcdeaf.org  as well as three professional references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. The application packet must be complete in order to be considered for the position.

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position opening
Assistant Vice President for NTID Finance and Budget
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Finance and Budget

Staff Job Function
Accounting and Financial

Wage Band
123A

Employment Category
Fulltime

Department/College Description
NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest
technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education,
it represents the world’s first effort to educate large numbers of
deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing
students. Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students,
over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad
study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of
Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the
success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique
contributions that each person makes to the educational process based
on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge
and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit <a
href=“http://www.ntid.rit.edu”>http://www.ntid.rit.edu</a>

Position reports directly to the President of NTID and serves as the
principal financial officer for NTID. Areas of responsibility
include: financial reporting; financial and operations policy and
procedure for the financial sustainability of NTID; budget
preparation and monitoring of the college’s budget.

Detailed Job Description

Monitor $90 million in revenue and expenses for the College of NTID.

Prepare financial component of NTID?s annual budget request to the
Department of Education. Prepare responses for all questions from
Department of Education included as a part of the Supplementary Data
of the annual budget request.

Work in partnership with the RIT Budget Director, Controller, and
their staffs.

Assure that NTID expenditures are in compliance with all RIT policies
as well as any mandated by the Department of Education.

Present budget updates and financial analysis for the President of
NTID and the NTID Administrative Council. Advise the President of
NTID of challenges and opportunities for NTID and the RIT Budget
Committee based on multiple funding levels that may be approved by
Congress, and recommend funding amounts to be requested from the
Federal Government.

Advise NAC members, Chairpeople and Department heads to resolve
budget issues that may arise within their divisions/department,
including assisting them in creating financial rationales for
programs they are proposing to the President of NTID or to other RIT
colleges.

Manage multiple projects; demonstrate patience in dealing with
managers with little knowledge of finances; provide support and
advisement to decision makers; communicate effectively in writing,
verbally, and through the use of sign language; and maintain
confidentiality.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Advanced degree in related field: Master of Business Administration,
Accounting, Finance, and/or CPA or equivalent

8-10 years of budget management and financial analysis experience in
a medium to large size organization, preferably in higher education.
Experience in reporting and presenting complex financial information
to administration for decision-making purposes.

5-10 years personnel supervisory experience

Fluency in American Sign Language and familiarity with Deaf culture.
Candidates who are not fluent in American Sign

Language must commence learning immediately and be able to
demonstrate such proficiency within two years of hire.

Required Minimum Education Level
MBA

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
at: http://apptrkr.com/439694. Click the link for search openings and
in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the
BR number.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal
background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or
written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as
determined by Human Resources.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,
pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,
religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,
admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you
need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at
585-475-2424585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations
on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.

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position opening
full-time Case Manager position
Sanderson Community Center
Taylorsville, Utah,

Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
in Taylorsville, Utah, is seeking applicants for a *full-time Case
Manager position*, 40 hours per week, starting range at
$18.38-$24.59/hour, with full state benefits including medical,
dental, life insurance, retirement plan, vacation, sick and holiday leave, etc.

The person in this position will provide case management services
to individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing most often in
one-on-one settings (perform needs assessments, crisis intervention,
create service plans, make referrals, provide follow up support,
maintain confidentiality), coordinate with outside agencies to obtain
needed accommodations and coordinate service delivery, network to
develop community partnerships, provide workshops, as well as to
identify systems needs, develop policy and advocate for systems
change.  Requirements are a Bachelors or Masters degree in a human
service related field, ASL fluency and knowledge of Deaf culture, and
professional experience in a similar capacity.  Preference will be
given to candidates who are able to obtain qualifying licensure.

*For full list of requirements, job description, benefits,
supplemental information, and to apply for the position, please visit
the DSDHH Case Manager announcement:  https://statejobs.utah.gov

Applications will be accepted until March 12, 2014 11:59 PM

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position opening
The Project Manager/ Interim Director
Denali Deaf Community Center
Anchorage, Alaska

Ok well then that makes that easy to decide.
We would like to run the ad for 2 weeks.
Invoice: Denali Deaf Community Center
email: media.denalidcc@gmail.com

The Project Manager/ Interim Director is contracted to be the interim
Chief Executive Officer of Denali Deaf Community Center. The Director
reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the
organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, corporate
compliance and financial objectives. In program development, grant
management and administration, the Director will:

Specific Executive responsibilities:
1.    Provide Visionary Leadership by ensuring DDCC has an effective
strategic plan and objectives to achieve its mission, demonstrating
organizational movement toward goals with consistent and timely
progress.
2.    Ensure Fiscal Stability by developing program, organizational
and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry
out plans and policies authorized by the board.
3.    Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all
areas of the organization’s work.
4.    Maintain official records, ensure compliance with no profit
regulations, for profit business enterprise, federal, state and local
regulations, ensure grant compliance with the State of Alaska.
5.    Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and
trends in the field including social enterprise and business
development & participating in professional organizations.

In budget and finance, the Director will:
1.    Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial
practices for the DDCC as a non profit and corresponding for profit
companies including a cafe, commercial kitchen and facility rental.
2.    Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in
preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget
guidelines.
3.    Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the
organization to carry out its work by building unrestricted cash
reserves.
4.    Jointly, with the Executive Committee of the board of
directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and
jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
5.    Manage a 2.6 million dollar budget, ensuring appropriate fiscal
compliance is in place with state use of funds.

In Project Management the Director will:
1.    Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and
recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and
completing action plans; implementing production, productivity,
quality, and customer-service standards.
2.    Coordinate contracting, bids and monitor contractor
deliverables, resolving problems; completing audits; identifying
trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
3.    Mange project funds via financial objectives by forecasting
requirements; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances;
initiating corrective actions.

In communications, the Director will:
1.    See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of
the organization and all important factors influencing it.
2.    Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and
goals.
3.    Effectively communicate to Deaf and Hearing, in ASL, writing
English, verbalization and gesture.
4.    Establish sound working relationships and cooperative
arrangements with community groups and organizations.
5.    Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to
agencies, organizations, and the general public.  Participate in
community membership organizations.
6.    Enhance DDCC’s reputation by accepting ownership for
accomplishing new and different projects; exploring opportunities to
add value to agency accomplishments.

In relations with staff, the Director will:
1.    Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of
all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
2.    Accomplish human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting,
orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and
disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning,
monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and
reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and
procedures.           Ensure that job descriptions are developed,
that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human
resource practices are in place.
3.    See that an effective management team, with appropriate
provision for succession, is in place.
4.    Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and
assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total
program of the organization.
5.    Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a
diverse staff of top quality people.

Skills/Qualifications include but are not limited to: Proficiency
ASL, Developing Budgets, Coaching, Supervision, Staffing, Project
Management, Management Proficiency, Process Improvement, Tracking
Budget Expenses, Self-Development, Planning, Performance Management,
Inventory Control, Communication, and Corporate Compliance.

Physical Demands: sitting, speaking, reading, driving, use of
computers, video phones, some lifting, bending and moving objects and
equipment.

Email cover letter & resume to mailto:alaskadeafcenter@gmail.com by 3/7/14

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position opening
Associate Dean of Deaf Studies
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Provide educational and academic leadership for excellence in
teaching and learning within a Learning College philosophy and
environment. Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the programs
and activities of the Deaf Studies Division in Academic Affairs.
Exercise direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical
staff. Coordinate assigned activities with other College departments,
divisions, and outside agencies. Provide highly responsible and
complex administrative support to the Vice President of Academic
Affairs.

The Associate Dean is responsible for the following academic programs
and services: American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Program, Deaf
Education Para-Professional Program, Deaf Preparation Program,
Interpreter Preparation Program, Gallaudet University Regional
Center, and DeafTEC program.

ILLUSTRATIVE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a
combination of education and experience equivalent to:

Possession of a master’s degree; and one year of formal training,
internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the
administrator’s administrative assignment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Application packets must be submitted to the Human Resources Office
by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th at 5:00 PM. For full description
and to application instructions, visit http://apptrkr.com/438013

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position opening
Assistive Communication Technology Program Manager
State of Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services
Olympia, Washington

full information and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/assistive-communication-technology-program-manager-dual-language-asl/

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty positions
NTID
Rochester, NY

INSTRUCTIONAL/SUPPORT FACULTY POSITIONS-NTID
NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest
technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of   Education,
it represents the world’s first effort to educate large numbers of
deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing
students.   Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students,
over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad
study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of
Technology.

NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of
every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions
that each person makes to the educational process based on their
ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and
experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit
http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS:
NTID is currently accepting applications for the following
positions:

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty Keyword Search: 917BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty  Keyword Search: 916BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty   Keyword Search: 914BR.

Instructional Support Faculty: NTID Science and Mathematics. Details
regarding this position can be found at:
http://careers.rit.edu/faculty   Keyword Search: 915BR.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014 and will continue
until the position is filled. The hiring of successful candidates is
contingent on the availability of budgetary resources.

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in Pittsburgh, PA & Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides
residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH)
children, adolescents and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HOH community PAHrtners is
rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in
the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting
for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf culture to
fill the following positions:

WE ARE HIRING FOR PITTSBURGH RESIDENTIAL SITE NOW!!
opening soon!!

See below for opportunities located there:

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN GLENSIDE, PA AREA:
Job Title:      Staff Interpreter
Location:       Glenside, PA only
Employee Type:  Part time or Full time available
Description:    This position provides interpreting services for:
emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home
visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able
to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.
Qualifications:         AA degree with a minimum of three years.
interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of
experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental
disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel
required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH)
also required.

Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Job Title:                      HR Coordinator
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position takes the lead role in all aspects of human
resources including, but not limited to: hiring of staff-from recruitment,
arranging for interviews, checking references, insuring that all necessary
background clearances and regulatory requirements are met and entering the
new staff in our organizational HR databases, maintains personnel files,
directs employee disciplinary activities as needed including terminations,
coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, collaborates with
the benefits department and provides information to staff regarding their
benefits, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, and
ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.
Qualifications:         Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
Human Resources Management or related field, plus two years HR experience;
or AA Degree with at least five years of HR experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading
skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

Job Title:      Case Managers
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Full time position
Description:    This position provides resources and support to clients
and their families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess
service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service
plans; provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational services.
Qualifications:         BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred;
or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years.
behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel to various areas in the community. Knowledge
of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:      Counselors for Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various shifts available
Description:    This position provides direct care/supervision to
adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  Duties: provide life
skills training such as: provide opportunities for community integration,
participate in treatment of adolescents being served through observation,
interaction, limit setting, implementation of treatment plans and behavior
modification plans; assist in the development of positive peer culture,
assist with making meals, provide 1:1 in school, run daily and weekly
group meetings, assist with homework and provide support during family
home visits.
Qualifications:         One year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents); valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL;
demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach,
advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will
also be a strong team player who possesses a great amount of patience and
dedication to working with adolescents.

Job Title:      Residential Counselors
Location:       Glenside, PA
Employee Type:  Various positions available
Description:    This position provides direct client services, including:
encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training
and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and
training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and
social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:         HS diploma + one year related experience; valid
driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, HR Coordinator
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301
http://www.pahrtners.com

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Executive Director
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

American School for the Deaf (ASD) is seeking an Executive Director to lead and provide strategic vision to the nation’s oldest school for the deaf and the birthplace of deaf education in the U.S. ASD serves deaf and hard of hearing infants, children, youth, adults and their families and caregivers through its statewide Birth-to-Three program, the core pre K-12 grade campus-based program, outreach and support services provided to school districts, a licensed treatment center and academic program for behaviorally challenged deaf and hard of hearing students, an international program for high school-age students and an adult vocational program.

The Executive Director is the CEO and administrative head of the school and reports to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Administration or a related field; 8-10 years of progressive leadership experience in a complex and diverse educational institution; excellent written and communications skills and ASL proficiency; finance and budgeting expertise and strategic planning experience.

For more information including a complete job description and application procedure, please visit the ASD website at www.asd-1817.org. Application deadline is February 7, 2014.

EOE/ADA

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Job announcement
Superintendent, ND School for the Deaf/
Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State Department of Public Instruction
Devils Lake, North Dakota

position description & application instructions at:
http://deafdigest.com/job-announcement-superintendent-north-dakoka-deaf-schoolresource-center/

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position opening
Communication Specialist
HSDC
Seattle, Washington

Immediate Supervisor:
Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Department:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Position Summary Description:
Case management, peer counseling and coping skills to work with individuals who lost hearing later in life or who are hard of hearing. Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Case Management, Outreach and Advocacy Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened clients in Region 4&6: King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties.

Employment at HSDC is an .at-will. relationship. HSDC is an EOE

Position Duties & Responsibilities: Provide client assistance, case management and advocacy in dealing with public and private agencies through peer counseling and the development and implementation of an action plan to remove communication and/or independent living barriers. Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with governmental, community organizations, and agencies providing resources for clients. Develop and implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people concerning government, legal, communication, and community, cultural and self-advocacy issues. Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of HSDC. Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and enrich the lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind , Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing in the communities served. Prepare monthly reports on services provided. Other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: Microsoft Office, including word, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher and Excel Telephone, TTY, Videophone General office equipment, such as printer, copier, fax machine

Required/Preferred Qualifications: Preferred fluent in ASL or willingness to learn ASL and good computer skills required. Bachelors degree or higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields. Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Minimum of two years experience in case management. Proficient in written English and the ability to collect and monitor data.

Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff. Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours as needed. Drivers license, accessible vehicle and valid Washington auto insurance preferred.

Environmental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Professional office environment, typically Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with flexibility for to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

Physical & Mental Demands:
(e.g., Usual office conditions) Sitting for long intervals and extensive use of a computer

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.

4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Or e-mail to: mailto:abelo@hsdc.org

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position opening
Executive Director
Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.
St Louis, MO

(AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER)
Invites applications for the Executive Director position

SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

DESCRIPTION:
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of DEAF Inc. and is responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and services.

Examples of Work;
-Directs the day to day operations in the areas of fiscal and personnel management and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policies and applicable laws.

-Responsible for developing and implementing organization’s budget, coordinating the preparation and oversight of accounting functions including final authorization on all accounting transactions; selection, evaluation, direction, training and supervising of employees.

-Manages program development including analyzing, evaluating procedures and practices regarding organizational structure, staffing, work distribution and assignment of duties.

-Participates and leads the organizations. strategic planning efforts and progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.

-Is visible and involved in the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

-Studies and analyzes existing systems and the needs of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and recommends to the Board of Directors changes in policies, procedures and standards for programs and services to meet those needs.

-Communicates a focused vision for the organization for individual staff’s professional growth and performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

-Oversees the creation and preparation of grants and other fiscal resources for the development of special projects and services for serving individuals who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in administration, social service, or deaf-related field AND a minimum of 3 years of administration experience required; must include cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendations and completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or before closing date.

Preference given to applicants who have: Master’s degree, fluent in American Sign Language with grant-writing experiences.

Applications to be mailed to:
Attention: Karyn Houston, Board President 25 East Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

618-310-0055618-310-0055

Application can be emailed to: mailto:Board@deafinc.org

Interested applicants are encouraged to view the announcement in whole: http://www.deafinc.org/executive-director.html

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DeafDigest – 08 July 2012

DeafDigest Gold – July 8, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreters-invent-new-deaf-signs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/applause-for-deaf-in-marathon/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-hearing-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/green-light-and-deaf-driver/

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For Speed Demons: LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE is built for speed inside and out. A 1.2GHz dual-core processor helps you quickly switch between apps and enjoy super-fast Web browsing.

The Viper uses the Android 2.3 platform and has access to the hottest apps, games and widgets. Want to try Google Wallet[tm]? The Viper offers the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, so you can pay on-the-go at participating retailers.

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and 2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG070812

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Raphaël Bouton, himself deaf, was the campaign manager for
M. Philippe Vachieri who was campaigning for a city manager
position in Seine-Saint-Denis, a district in France.
Bouton’s candidate lost by 128 voutes out of 22,000
votes cast. Despite the defeat, Bouton campaigned for
the Substitute Deputy position, and won.

Anurag Basu, not deaf, is a filmmaker in India. He said that
some movies could be perfect for deaf actors because the
script asked for very few speaking parts. He said that deaf
actors could express themselves so much without saying
anything and that the audience will understand the plot.

– Very Hot News

PA Sangma. not deaf, is campaigning for the presidency
in India. He made a comment:

India should have a President, who is not blind, dumb and deaf

His comment elicited an angry response from the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled, and it was printed in newspapers
in India.

Do keep in mind that India is notorious for calling deaf people
as deaf mutes or as deaf and dumb.

– Thursday July 5th

Online hearing tests administered by the Hi HealthInnovations
has been shut down by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The American Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
all filed complaints with the FDA. This led the FDA to shut
down the hearing tests system.

– Friday July 6th

Google has announced a new feature – Hangout – a site
where the deaf could chat with each other on a computer
app

– Saturday July 7th

The deaf of New Zealand not able to get legal services?
Yes if the government has its way – because of funding
issues. The Public Service Association says the threat of
funding cutbacks is discriminatory.

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H3 Network Media Alliance: Seeking International Sign Coach

H3 Network Media Alliance, a not for profit organization in Toronto,
Canada is looking for an international sign coach.

SIGN COACH – candidate should be familiar with International Sign
(IS), and able to rehearse and coach signing talent in translating
and presenting English scripts in International Sign (IS).  Should be
familiar with translating and ways and means of presenting reports in
IS. Work remotely with signers twice a week through
videoconferencing.

For more information or to apply or get information, send cover
letter and resume to mailto:hannah@h3.tv

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A STRANGE HEARING GESTURE
DeafDigest editor stopped at a fast food restaurant
and ordered a hamburger.
The vendor pointed his thumb backwards (same as
ASL for “refuse”).
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor thought the vendor
was asking – to go instead of eating inside, and
nodded yes.
The vendor then put in french fries with the order.
This was not want the editor wanted.
It was realized the vendor’s backward thumb was
pointed at the french fries broiler.
A very strange gesture!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-hearing-gesture/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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List of events hosted by the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc.

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 events maryland deaf senior citizens/

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GREEN LIGHT NOT ALWAYS GREEN LIGHT
All drivers look for the green light. Is green
light always correct?
Well, often there is a green light but the
cars are not moving. Why?
Because they hear siren of police cars or
fire trucks.
This is important for the deaf driver to look
at other cars. If cars do not move on green light,
there is an important reason!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/green-light-and-deaf-driver/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 – 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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A NEW WORD FOR A CI?
Does the CI have a new word? Not really, but recently
a newspaper article mentioned it as:

implanted hearing aid

ALWAYS A MYSTERY
It is always a mystery – that when hearing parents find
out their newborn child is deaf – that grief and guilt
takes over.
And it is often that either the husband or the wife knows
what deafness is all about – because maybe a grandparent is
deaf or a childhood friend is deaf or because a fellow employee
at a workplace is deaf.
One would think that the deaf person could be asked for
advice on how to deal with a deaf child – but the grieving
parents would not have any of that.
Always a mystery!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

for a change of pace, this video is based on one of the DeafDigest
Mid-Week edition stories.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-or-hearing-unborn-baby/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

And the Mid-Week link, where the story appeared, is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20120620/

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Exchange Carrier Association

do visit:
http://deafdigest.org/neca/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

no one talks to me anyway so why wear a hearing aid

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a family with a listening disorder.

it means the father and the mother don’t listen to what
the deaf child has to say.

Very sad!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could heavy industry workers wear hearing aids on job
site?

A. Yes, according to several hearing aid manufacturers.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

NAD highlighted a workshop I presented on Usher Syndrome.

I am hoping that NAD and the Deaf Blind community have a relationship that will grow, as we mutually support each other!

We need Deaf Blind awareness at this and many Deaf events from here on

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that we have ASL interpreters on call at pharmacies.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1910 – Cadwaller Washburn, a noted drypoint etcher, was in
Mexico at the same time the Mexican Revolution took place. This
Gallaudet graduate took advantage of his location and the opportunity
to become war reporter for American newspapers.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

25 (approximately)

deaf physicians

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DeafLibrary Resources

Usher syndrome

http://deafdigest.com/ushersyndrome/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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two open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Desktop & Systems Support Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

School Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-school-counselor-position/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email
to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes
a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as
well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a NEVADA statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center.  DHHARC has offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas

Compensation: DOE

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Executive Director
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy resource Center. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:
Specific committee responsibilities:
1.    Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

2.    Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

3.    Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.

4.    Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

5.    Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In communications, the Executive Director  will:
1.    See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.

2.    Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.

3.    Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.

4.    Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:
1.    Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.

2.    Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

3.    See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.

4.    Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

5.    Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1.    Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.

2.    Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

3.    Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

4.    Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
Work Experience:

Required:
–    Minimum of 1-2 years working within Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations. –    Minimum 3-5 years of non-profit management experience.
–    Excellent interpersonal skills.
–    Fiscal compliance and management experience with regards to Federal, State and local grants.
–    Grant writing experience.

Preferred:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    Other advocacy position experience
–     Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers
Education Experience:
–    Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree Preferred: –    Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management or related field.

TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and compensation requirements via email ONLY to mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org  AND mailto:Farrell@nvasl.com

Applicants who fail to comply with this requirement will automatically be rejected.  Any and all questions regarding this position must be submitted via email to mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org AND mailto:Farrell@nvasl.com

Thank you.

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position opening
Superintendent
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, IL

position description, qualifications and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-illinois-school-for-the-deaf/

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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Coordinator of Professional Licensing, Staff Development and Program Quality
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-coordinator-of-state-standards/

Secondary Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-secondary-principa/

Classroom Assistants (Elementary & Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm) : Anticipated 2012/2013
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Child Care Worker (Day, Overnight, Residential) – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Family Partner (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email
to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes
a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as
well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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position available
Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, MO

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotion 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 and culturally competent in American Sign Language and therefore has the ability to communicate directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who sign.  They also need to be able to communicate directly with hard of hearing clients who do not use sign language.

Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self esteem issues associated with aging, job or career concerns, educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or relationship problems, as well as others.

Therapists need to be able to be flexible to work on a team and with in various structures in the community mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records.  The therapist must have knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word and have enough computer knowledge to be able to learn a new computer program.

Job duties will include therapy, intakes, and clinical case management

Must have a masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy
LCSW or LPC
2 – 4 years experienced required.

Please have interested candidates send their resume to:

Linda Warner
mailto:lmt1057@bjc.org 314-206-3721 (fax)

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Residential Advisors:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years
of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential
programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded individuals.

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part-time and per-diem

Responsibilities:
Medication Administration
Direct Student care
Scheduling of Doctors appointments, medication reordering
Documentation of student care
TEAM nursing approach

– Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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several positions
to help the deaf and hard of hearing clients
Arizona counties (Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa)

– Seeking out ASL signer (non-certified) that can communicate with hearing world to find jobs for individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing.  We have openings in Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa County.  The starting rate is $16.00 an hour, and depending on experience higher.

– We also have opening for tutors, career exploration and work adjustment which is at a higher rate. Full time and part time work.  Must pass background check, be fingerprinted, and have reliable transportation.  Must be organized, good communication skills (oral, and written).  Computer a must. Must be self directed.

To apply send resume to mailto:Martdepue@aol.com or call Stella (VP) 520-720-0855, or Pat (office) at 480-988-1189.

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position opening
Director HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Job Description

Position:
Ultimately administers and provides oversight to the day-to-day management of the program operations.

Duties:
–    Oversees intake, assessment, admission and discharge of Consumers;
–    Monitors and oversees evaluation of programs;
–    Ensures coordination of interagency programming and services to clients;
–    Ensures that programs collect appropriate program and client data and meet reporting requirements;
–    Interviews and hires HIV Program Specialists;
–    Carries out performance evaluations of Program Specialists;
–    Coordinates and arranges training activities for the HIV program;
–    Ensures that programs meet licensing and safety standards;
–    Coordinates services between consumers who do not receive CSA/sub-provider services from Deaf-REACH and their CSA;
–    Serves as a member on the Quality Improvement Committee;
–    Develops program design for new services;
–    Locates and assists with writing grant proposals;
–    Markets to recruit clients;
–    Attends staff meetings;
–    Supervises Program Specialists regularly;
–    Coordinates student interns to be interviewed and placed in various programs.

Qualifications:
Prefer Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, nursing or equivalent field with three years experience with deaf persons who have additional disabilities, especially with mental illness and mental retardation, and two years experience in administration; strong background in clinical consultation and behavior management; prefer fluency in sign language and knowledge of psycho-social-cultural aspects of deafness.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Hours:  40 Hours per week

send application and resume to:

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20017
ATTN: Joye Crump

mailto:Crumpj@Deaf-REACH.org

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open positions
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website: http://www.csdb.org under Non-Classified Employment.

Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation.  Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB – HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Phone:  719-578-2114
Fax:    719-578-2239
E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners 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:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health
direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services 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. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
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 field; 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.

– 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.  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.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
–    Provide the following services:  peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
–    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports. –    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organization/agencies in the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County that provide services to the Deaf community, as well as other agencies primarily serving deaf community.
–    Represents DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events.
–     Provide Deaf culture sensitivity trainings or  other related presentations at locations outside  the office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

Salary & Benefits
Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA  (Two positions)

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA(Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter –  Pacoima, 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 Manager
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

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 17 June 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 17, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teachers-hate-deaf-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-face-language/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lonely-successful-deaf-person/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

….

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http://deafdigest.com/  (updated every Monday)

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mark Gobble,
who departed us. He was jogging one morning last
week when a pickup truck hit him and left the
scene. Resuscitation efforts failed to revive him.
The police eventually caught and arrested the driver.

Said a person who knew him well:
Sad!   Hit us hard in the Austin community.   He was a well rounded person. When he was the Texas School for the Deaf principal he was our number one sports fan.

To read the press release, do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mark gobble deaf press release/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Mark Wafer, a deaf businessman, currently owns 6 Tim Hortons franchises in the Toronto area. Tim Hortons
is as well known in Canada as Starbucks is in USA.
Many Canadians go to Tim Hortons to grab their coffee
and donuts before going to work in the mornings.
As a way of helping the deaf and the disabled, 33 such
workers are employed in the Wafer business empire.

Is it worth the money to buy a hearing aid, knowing
new hearing aids go obsolete within three months?
This was a question asked of an audiologist. He
said hearing aid manufacturers are always racing
against each other to come up with the best model.
But “obsolete” hearing aids are just as great as
the latest hearing aid model.

– Very Hot News

Those using the Google+ video player are now able to
access Closed Captions. Just press on the CC button
located at the lower corner on the video screen.

– Sunday June 10th

The most deaf-friendly cruise line is the Cunard and the most deaf-unfriendly cruise line is the Fred Olsen.
Other nine cruise lines were rated either ok or fair.
These were the results of the survey taken of deaf
and disabled cruise passengers and announced on an
Australian web site. We are talking about interpreters,
signaling devices, and visual displays.

– Monday June 11th

Wayne Sharples, a deaf student at University of Central Lancashire in Great Britain, has been
selected to dance at the ceremony that kicks off
the Paralympic Games nezt month. Wayne had to
compete with thousands of other interested
dancers for the honor.

– Tuesday June 12th

Two individuals have tossed their hat in the ring
for the presidency of the National Association of
the Deaf –

Sheri Farinha
Chris Wagner

– Wednesday June 13th

Are things getting better for deaf prisoners? For the
past 1015 years deaf prisoners were complaining that
conditions were bad (no communications, no visual alerting
devices, no interpreters, etc). Have things improved?
No, according to observers that have tracked conditions,
past and present.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

No longer it will be the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U
station on the Washington, DC metro line. It is now the
NoMa-Gallaudet U stop. Much easier that way.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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REMEMBERING A DEAF CROOK
We have several deaf crooks that are in jail
for their crimes.
There is one deaf crook that DeafDigest editor
remembers very well.
That deaf person was a chairperson of a big
deaf national softball tournament. His committee
spent a lot of money for the tournament, but
it was a flop. Few people went to the tournament.
Few months later the committee had a party. The
deaf chairperson gave a short speech. Everyone wanted
to know if tournament made money or lost money.
The chairperson would not admit anything. Suddenly
he pointed to the table with delicious food and told
the committee to grab the food. The chairperson
then “disappeared” from the party. Did he steal the
money for himself?
That person is in jail but for something else.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Updates from National Association of the Deaf

– Governor Daugaard Unable to Attend NAD Conference
– NAD Responds to Community Discussion on Governor Daugaard
– Call for Proposed Priorities Deadline
– Workshop Updates
– Children’s Camp Deadline
– Certified Deaf Interpreter Workshop Deadline
– Exhibit Space Still Available!
– RID CEUs Offered for Some Workshops
– Hurry, Reserve Your Room at the Brown Hotel!

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 national association of the deaf conference updates/

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MANY EYES ON A SUCCESSFUL DEAF PERSON
A successful deaf person was invited to a big
banquet.
Many deaf and hearing eyes were on that deaf
person. Why?
They wanted to know if he was able to mingle
easily with the hearing?
That successful deaf person could not mingle
easily during the banquet. Hearing people smiled
at him; shook his hands; patted him on the back;
and made few gestures, etc. But they did not chat
with that deaf person!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lonely-successful-deaf-person/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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NAD award winners

who are the NAD award winners?

http://deafdigest.com/2012 national association of the deaf award winners/

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REDBOX VERSUS NETFLIX
We, the deaf, love to hate Netflix – for their refusal to
caption all of their videos – and for sending teams of
attorneys to fight us in the courts.
What about Redbox? It is a new video company that is
supposedly beating Netflix in sales.
Is Redbox captioning all of their videos? DeafDigest editor
has not heard any comments from the deaf re the up and coming
Redbox.

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GIVING BACK TO THE DEAF COMMUNITY
How many big companies give back to the Deaf Community.
Not too many.
But Whole Foods Fort Lauderdale (on Federal Highway) is. This supermarket has donated five percent of its one day
net sales to the Center for Hearing and Communication.
We need more companies that will follow suit.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

people give me funny looks when I tell them I am a Certified Deaf Interpreter

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC)
launched a new international media campaign this week.  Their mission
is the inclusion of quality captioning around the
world.

“Don’t Leave Me Out!” was released on June 13.  It is a 3.5-minute
film about why we need quality captioning universally.  The video was
created by CCAC using volunteers, and it features people from many
nations explaining why they need captions and subtitles every day.

It is a powerful statement that can raise global awareness about this
important aspect of access and inclusion.  You can view the video on
CCAC’s Web site, and it also appears on YouTube and a number of
other sites on the Web.

If you want to learn more about CCAC or their new campaign, you can
find them on Facebook, Twitter, or you can visit their Web site at
http://ccacaptioning.org/

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

It never fails. Every deaf person has heard this
phrase.

“Oh, never mind; it is not important”

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

It is not good enough to be just the best in your department.
In some cases, the deaf employee has to be way off the charts
in terms of job performance.

There is a deaf off-the-charts programmer for a huge
high tech company. The company cannot dare lay him off
even when there is an overturn in economy

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The Deaf and the Law:

Is Florida trying to cheat an unemployed deaf man?

Yes, according to many critics.

This deaf person wanted to receive unemployment benefits
while seeking a new job. The state has required all jobless
people to use the voice phone to apply for benefits, and
would not accept calls from a third party (VRS relay). Two
disabled rights organizations are now seeking legal action.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Dummy Hoy is on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of
Fame Old Timers’ category. It was learned just recently.

(he was not elected; to this day he is still not elected)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

We have a new national organization, the
CCIE.
CCIE? What is it? It is the Commission of
Collegiate Interpreter Education. It consists
of individuals involved in the education of
interpreters.
How and to what extent is it related, if
any, with any other interpreting and
sign language organizations?
The CCIE web site says it is a
collaboration.

(CCIE is still in business, according to the web site)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There are many deaf-related college degrees given by
colleges during graduation ceremonies.

Such degrees are:
Deaf Education
Deaf Social Work
Deaf Psychology
Deaf Studies
ASL Studies
ASL interpreting

A deaf man from India said, I have my bachelors degree
in Hearing Impairment.

A degree in Hearing Impairment? Not sure what it is
exactly?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A co-worker came up to me with an armful of papers and said “HE”.

I said, “He what”?

She showed me the “E” code on the papers. It pertains to something that I occasionally work on.

She said “E”, not “He”.

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position opening
Health Project Coordinator
The National Center for Deaf Health Research
at University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

The National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) at the University of Rochester will hire a new Health Project Coordinator this summer.
The Health Project Coordinator will work on several NCDHR research projects, in collaboration with the NCDHR Research Team.

Responsibilities include:
Recruitment and outreach about NCDHR research programs with the Rochester Deaf community
Lead healthy lifestyle intervention groups and individual intervention sessions over videophone
Coordinate recruitment and survey administration for the NCDHR Deaf Health Survey 2, starting Fall 2012
Coordinate outreach and education efforts to inform the Rochester Deaf community about HEART: Health Engagement and Action for Rochesters Transformation

Experience and familiarity with Deaf culture and Deaf health is highly preferred. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is required.  A Masters degree in health, education, or psychology related fields is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, such as a Bachelors degree with major coursework in a related field and at least 2 years of related experience.

If you would like to apply, please send your resume to:
Carlene Mowl
Email: mailto:Carlene_mowl@urmc.rochester.edu

Mail:
Carlene Mowl
National Center for Deaf Health Research
University of Rochester Medical Center
Box 708
265 Crittenden Blvd
Rochester, NY 14642

If you have any questions about this position, please call Carlene at 585-286-5042 (videophone) or 585-273-1173 (voice)

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position opening
CRS Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
Oakland, California

The California Relay Service (CRS) Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) has an Administrative Assistant, part-time position available. This position is up to 32-hours a week and provides direct support to the CRS department manager. The position is located in the Oakland Headquarters office.

The essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Work directly with the California Relay Service (CRS) Manager in a support capacity, providing administrative, technical, and clerical support and performing general reception duties.

Assist with accessing documents and responding to inquiries related to DDTP’s CRS contract management, and gather and disseminate information related to the CRS contracts, invoices and other matters. For example: Annual Complaint log reports.

Request and schedule ASL interpreters for DDTP meetings, and coordinate logistical arrangements for meetings with internal and external parties, such as coordinating transportation for the Annual Staff Meeting.
Assist in gathering, entering data, and preparing and distributing information for monthly and annual activity reports.

Provide information and referrals regarding CRS related services to respond to miscellaneous inquiries. Assist with the arrangement and evaluation of CRS test calls.

Maintain CRS information and usage reports and add new fields of information as needed.

Interpret for the CRS Department Manager in ASL in one-on-one or small group meetings occasionally as needs dictate.
Other duties may be assigned by the CRS Manager.
Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:
Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills; be proficient in grammar and spelling; be attentive to details; and have analytical abilities.

They must also have the aptitude to write routine reports and correspondences. Have the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Able to converse fluently in American Sign Language, and interpret for CRS Manager as needed. Prior experience working with the disabled community is most desirable.

What we Offer
CCAF provides a comprehensive benefits package, consisting of medical and dental coverage, 401k, an employer sponsored retirement plan, holidays and vacation days, and much more. Salary offered $21.11.

How to Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to mailto:jobs@ccaf.org or fax to 510.225.2688. Please include CRS Administrative Assistant in the subject line. For additional information about DDTP please visit our website at http://www.ddtp.org

DDTP is managed and operated by the California Communications Access Foundation (CCAF). CCAF is an EOE; persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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position opening
MCD Finance and Operations Director
The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD)
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is seeking an experienced Finance Director.  The successful candidate will have experience in non-profit accounting, QuickBooks Financial and QuickBooks POS, and be proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word.  Applicants must have an understanding of and the ability to manage all financial processes, such as detailed daily accounting functions, as well as higher-level accounting functions.  Such functions to include: AP; AR; processing payroll; monitoring cash flow; financial and grant reporting; budgeting and analysis; monitoring internal controls; year-end accounting close; and preparing for annual audits conducted by the State of Maine and an independent CPA firm.

This position is also responsible for all HR functions as well as many operational duties.

This is a stand-alone position; therefore the candidate must be comfortable and experienced as a hands-on accounting/finance/HR/operational professional.  Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and follow-through skills.   They must be a self-starter able to manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, and must be able to work effectively as a member of a small team. Compensation depends on experience.  BS in accounting and 3-4 years of progressive experience in non-profit management and accounting are required. Knowledge of Deaf culture and ASL skills are highly desired.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St, Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

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position opening
Professional Child and Adolescent Therapist Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Volunteers of America – MN Mental Health Clinics St. Cloud, MN

Salary range: $ 48,000 – $55,000

Volunteers of America –  MN is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896. We are one of the oldest and largest health and human service organizations in the state.  With a rich history of developing innovative programs to meet emerging social issues, we have 900 employees in central MN allowing us to serve 14,000 people in need every year.

Our Mental Health Clinics is seeking a dynamic professional therapist as we expand our services for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) youth and their families in the St. Cloud area.  VOA-MN’s DHH program has been well established and successful in the greater Twin Cities and Faribault areas for over a decade in providing clinic, home and community-based mental health services; we are now looking to take our expertise and strong ability to create new sustainable programming to an area in need of our services. This effort is supported by the MN Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division who has provided a one-year grant to offset the financial cost of branching into this new territory.

We are looking for a Professional Therapist, fluent in ASL, who also possesses the passion and skills to build the program from the ground up. This involves community outreach skills in order to establish relationships including social networking and understanding business fundamentals such as budgets, and marketing to promote services and outcomes.  Within a 12-month period we would expect that the therapy role would be the primary focus as the program and client base would be established and able to sustain.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity serving youth and their families that also allows you to flex your therapist skills and business savvy simultaneously, this may be the position for you.

Qualifications:
–    Minimum of a M.A. degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed as a mental health professional in the state of MN
–    Ability to work independently with direct supervision occurring from a remote site -.    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner
–    Valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experienced in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovations that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org

We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference Mental Health Professional – St. Cloud in the subject line):

Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
Permanent Head of School for July 2013
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School
200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees has appointed an interim Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year.

It seeks a permanent Head of School for July 2013 who is:
– An energetic, dynamic and visionary educator who will take PSD to the forefront of educating deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for Deaf culture and the ability to communicate comfortably and well with both deaf and hearing people.
– An educator with proven school leadership experience, adept at problem solving, sound decision-making and prudent fiscal management.
– A person with an appreciation for diversity who will continue to foster it throughout the community. – A visible presence throughout the School–approachable, consultative and decisive. – An active listener and excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
– An articulate spokesperson for PSD who will be effective in advocating at the state level as well as with potential donors, prospective families, and the community at large.
– An individual who will work collaboratively with the Board, and together with them articulate a vision for the School, build consensus, and further the implementation of the strategic plan as well as commit to ongoing planning for the future.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent by August 10, 2012 to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:             $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED:                May 23, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)     Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 10 June 2012

DeafDigest Gold – June 10, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-agency-or-hearing-workplace/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-over-gesturing/

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New HTC EVO(tm) 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The new HTC EVO(tm) 4G LTE is a 4G LTE Android phone that has a gorgeous
4.7″ HD display that will allow you to take, view and send images and
videos with the amazing 8.0 MP camera featuring instant capture.
With a 1.5GHz Dual Core processor and kickstand, watch videos hands-free
on the ultra-fast 4G LTE network.

The HTC EVO(tm) 4G LTE is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant Savings.
Eligible upgrade (or new line activation), on a Sprint Relay Store Data
Only plan, Premium Data add-on and two-year Agreement. Other monthly
charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE network is expected in midyear 2012 in limited markets,
on select devices.  Until 4G LTE coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G
coverage nationwide.

Find the HTC EVO(tm) 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_ddg061012

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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– DeafDigest editor’s favorite Old Fogey

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Old Fogeys carried
in DeafDigest, here is one of DeafDigest editor’s favorite
Old Fogeys. It is a favorite because of the folly of
some school systems forcing oralism instead of teaching proper grammatical rules.

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Michael Sybert, a deaf student at North Posey HS in
Indiana, takes vocational training classes, especially with
masonry and bricklaying. It is in masonry where his
skills are the strongest. It had led him to championships
in the district and state Skills USA championships.
He will be moving on to the nationals real soon.

We have known of the adage that if you cannot find a job,
then go into business for yourself. Most job-seeking
deaf individuals don’t go the business route but a few do.
One of them is Angkie Yudistia, West Jakarta, Indonesia.
No one would hire her, and even more so, the two that hired
her, immediately fired her upon learning of her deafness.
Her qualifications are impressive – bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degree in marketing communications.
And she was a nominee for the Most Fearless Female by
Cosmopolitan Indonesia magazine and a finalist for
West Jakarta’s Abang None pageant. And also published a
book. Still, no one would hire her – so she set out and
founded her own company – Thisable Enterprise which
connects corporate social responsibility with disabled
individuals. It is a new enterprise that she is currently
putting her energies behind it.

– Very Hot News

There is a 37.5 percent spike in job discrimination
claims by deaf clients during the past three months. This is what the RAD Deaf Law Centre in United Kingdom is saying.

– Thursday June 7th

Alexander Graham Bell devised the telephone in 1876, supposedly because he thought it would help
the deaf to hear better. It didn’t – until the first
TTY machine came up in 1964.

And now this – there was a story going around that
the Internet was invented in 1934! Belgian engineer
Paul Otlet played around with the wires between the
telephone and the TV in hopes of sending messages
back and forth everywhere. It “sort of” worked but
it was so primitive that no one seriously pursued this
idea at that time.

Suppose it really worked, it could have tremendously
helped Deaf Communications at that time. Unfortunately
we had to wait decades later for something that worked
(TTY, internet).

– Friday June 8th

The Finnish Association of the Deaf is saying that up to 20 percent of the deaf adults are unemployed and blames employers for discriminating against deaf job applicants.

– Saturday June 9th

Goodwill, which hires the deaf, and the disabled, at their
sheltered workshops, has been accused of paying these
people wages below the minimum wages as dictated by federal law. While there is a minimum wage law, the some organizations
are allowed to pay these people as little as $1.00 per hour!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Join us on this 7-day cruise!

Register here:
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Job Opportunities with Gallaudet University Athletics

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-12060
Date Posted: 6/4/2012
Salary Range: $56,300 to $101,200

Status: Accepting applications

Administers a competitive men’s basketball program that emphasizes
integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes, and strives
for excellence within the University’s mission; coordinates recruitment; prepares
reports; serves as spokesperson for the needs and interests of all male
athletes; participates in program and budget planning to assure that men’s athletic
programs are fully integrated in the overall athletics program; develops
athletic event schedules; advises and assists the director with general operations
of the department; and represents the athletic department and attends
meetings in the absence of the director.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required and four years related
experience. (Significant playing and/or coaching experience in the field
may be considered.)

Significant coaching experience required. Thorough knowledge and
understanding of NCAA and NEAC guidelines required. Demonstrated skills in
developing and motivating students both athletically and academically.
Strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding
of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. American Sign
Language skills required.

To apply: www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Want to learn a new language in a deaf-friendly on-line context?

Gallaudet University is pleased to announce to the deaf community
the availability this fall of “Basic French I”.

For a descriptive flyer, navigate to:
http://quicktime.gallaudet.edu/forlangweb/basic_French_online.pdf

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BEST TO WORK WITH DEAF OR WITH HEARING?
Which is better – work with deaf (deaf school or
deaf agency) or work with hearing?
Deaf employees that work with deaf are stuck with
rumors, gossip and angry talk.
Deaf employees that work with hearing know nothing
about rumors, gossip and angry talk – unless hearing
tell deaf about it. Many times hearing don’t share
with deaf.
Which is better? You decide!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-agency-or-hearing-workplace/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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2012 National Symposium on Healthcare Interpreting
July 22-25, 2012
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 national symposium deaf healthcare interpreting/

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DO WE HATE IT WHEN HEARING USE TOO MUCH GESTURE?
There are many hearing people that use right
gestures to communicate with the deaf. But there
are also many other hearing people that “over-gesture”!
Do we hate it when hearing people over-gesture
with us?
Guess so.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-over-gesturing/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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SayWhatClub Convention
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 15-18, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-say-what-club-convention/

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A MATTER OF PRIORITIES
What is our #1 priority? Is it captions in movie houses?
Or is it more interpreters? Or is it better education for
deaf children? Or is it employment opportunities?
A deaf activist in Australia raised this issue. DeafDigest
editor has heard these complaints among some deaf American
activists – that the deaf community do not know what the
priorities are – and that their #1 priority is movie house
captions!

A FRUSTRATED DEAF LAW SCHOOL STUDENT
A deaf attorney, looking back at his law school days, had to
deal with frustration.
He said that in some classes there were no interpreters or
CART. At that time CART operators were tied up with depositions
and had no time for law school CART work.
He got around it by taking night classes – because depositions
took place in the daytime, making CART available at night!
Times have changed!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Detroit Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/detroit-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I have trouble hearing people talking on the telephone

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is an Honorary deaf person

as if he is a hearing person, but fully accepted
into the Deaf Community?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I heard that a CI implant will cure deaf individuals
suffering from tinnitus. Is it true?

A. In some cases, yes; in other cases no.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Hearing or Deaf Interpreters?

When we, the Deaf-Blind, need interpreter services, we face a decision whether to use Deaf or hearing interpreters.

It all comes to the type of event and personal needs.

For me, when I attend events that are all hearing, I typically use hearing interpreters.

When I attend Deaf events, I often use Deaf interpreters.

In some situations, I use both Deaf and hearing interpreters! (Half & Half)

So, for each situation or event, the Deaf-Blind consumer and interpreter referral agency needs to evaluate the event to schedule appropriate interpreter services.

Our fellow Deaf community members should still come up and talk with us one to one!

Interpreters, thank you for your valuable services!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

Arkansas just implemented its Smart911 emergency response
system. This is supposed to be of big help to the deaf.

This being said, the wish is that every state will also
implement Smart911 emergency response system, effective
immediately!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1990 – Senator Tom Harkin pushed hard for the ADA to
become a law, after seeing his deaf brother deal with
discrimination all his life. He did not want the deaf to
face the same thing.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Thomas Edison

won nearly 1,100 patents

his goal was as follows:
one minor patent every 10 days
one major patent every 6 months

at his research lab “invention factory” he had 20 full time scientists and craftsmen
working on different inventions at the same time!

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DeafLibrary Resources

added to the list of elected deaf public officials is
Charles Lemmond (Dedicated last week in DeafDigest)

http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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* 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

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open positions
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website: http://www.csdb.org under Non-Classified Employment.

Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation.  Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB – HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Phone:  719-578-2114
Fax:    719-578-2239
E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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(revised posting)

many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Classroom Assistant – Summer Session (Pre-K)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teacher (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Residential Counselor (Girls & Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

Overnight Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

Child Care Worker – Residential (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

ILS Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker – Child Care Worker Substitutes (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Family Partner (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

Therapeutic Mentor (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Head & Assistant Coaches
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners 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:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health
direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services 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. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
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 field; 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.

– 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.  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.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
–    Provide the following services:  peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
–    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports. –    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organization/agencies in the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County that provide services to the Deaf community, as well as other agencies primarily serving deaf community.
–    Represents DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events.
–     Provide Deaf culture sensitivity trainings or  other related presentations at locations outside  the office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

Salary & Benefits
Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

EO/AAE

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 10 June 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 10, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-research/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teachers-hate-deaf-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-face-language/

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“Grads and Dads” Sale Ending Soon

The “Grads and Dads Sale” at Harris Communications is ending June 14,
2012. With a 15% discount on select products and free shipping on all
orders over $75, you don’t want to miss the savings!

Save on the VibraLITE 12 Vibrating Watch with Black Wristband
(GAD-VL12LBK).

It’s only $84.96, you save $14.99! Many other styles and colors are
available.

Find a selection of gift items for the new interpreter, including the
Iris Interpreter Keytag (N506). In Greek mythology the goddess Iris
is the messenger of the gods. The design shows a beautifully detailed
iris with the sign for interpreter. Raised text reads “Carry the
Message”. Regularly priced at $9.95, it is now only $8.46.

*Free ground shipping on orders going to the contiguous US only. Sale
ends June 14, 2012.

To see all the sale items, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB061012

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/  (updated every Monday)

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
premier VRS provider.

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Jim Bonesteel, Hastings, Nebraska, was written up
in a newspaper story. He is hard of hearing but had a
full life – softball coach, owner of his handyman business, former police officer, trailer mechanic,
etc. He was born in New York but moved to Nebraska.

A probation officer is responsible for supervising
the lives of prisoners released on parole. Such
probation officers should be hearing, but there
are exception. One such exception is Gaynor Trilby,
and she is deaf. She is a probation officer with the
Barnstaple court system in England. According to her
supervisors she has no problems dealing with parolees.

– Very Hot News

Times have changed at University of Central
Florida?

Flashback – in 1997, much publicized deaf football player Dwight Collins was recruited by several big time universities, but chose University of Central Florida for one reason. Deaf students told him they were happy with interpreting services whereas deaf students at other universities grumbled about
these interpreting services.

Now this – in 2012, there was a big story in the
newspapers about University of Central Florida
being insensitive to the interpreting needs of
deaf students. The students want 24/7 availability
of interpreters and they’re not getting it.

An alternative solution? Go to Gallaudet or NTID! DeafDigest,
however, understands, that the only the deaf student
can make the best decision!

– Sunday June 3rd

THE Magazine has featured 50 Fabulous Women. One of them is
Jill Muhs, Vice President of programs, John Tracy Clinic.
She is not deaf,

– Monday June 4th

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(like our own FCC) said they will research on how to be able to
provide video relay services for deaf Canadians.

– Tuesday June 5th

From time to time we are always seeing “sign language”

converter machines. The latest one is from a team of
students from University of Houston. It was presented at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) — Gulf Southwest Annual Conference where the group won
first place. Now, we have to decide which one of the many,
many sign language machines is the best!

– Wednesday June 6th

As a result of Missouri’s Deaf Services Settlement
with respect to Mental Health Services, Elijah Buchholz
has been appointed the agency director. His first
day on the job is June 25, 2012.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Join us on this 7-day cruise!

Register here:
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Job Opportunities with Gallaudet University Athletics

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-12060
Date Posted: 6/4/2012
Salary Range: $56,300 to $101,200

Status: Accepting applications

Administers a competitive men’s basketball program that emphasizes
integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes, and strives
for excellence within the University’s mission; coordinates recruitment; prepares
reports; serves as spokesperson for the needs and interests of all male
athletes; participates in program and budget planning to assure that men’s athletic
programs are fully integrated in the overall athletics program; develops
athletic event schedules; advises and assists the director with general operations
of the department; and represents the athletic department and attends
meetings in the absence of the director.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required and four years related
experience. (Significant playing and/or coaching experience in the field
may be considered.)

Significant coaching experience required. Thorough knowledge and
understanding of NCAA and NEAC guidelines required. Demonstrated skills in
developing and motivating students both athletically and academically.
Strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding
of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. American Sign
Language skills required.

To apply: www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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Gallaudet University is pleased to announce to the deaf community the availability this fall of “Basic French I”.

For a descriptive flyer, navigate to:
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A TEACHER FLUNKS A VOLUNTEER INTERPRETER
Many years ago teachers did not want hearing
students to volunteer as interpreters for their
deaf classmates at mainstreamed high schools.
One hearing student volunteered and ignored
his teacher’s warnings to stop interpreting.
The teacher got so angry that he kicked the
student out of class and then gave him a failing
grade.
Yes, times have changed!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teachers-hate-deaf-interpreters/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Help our deaf truck drivers

We need to tell the US Department of Transportation that our deaf truck drivers deserve to earn a full
time living, driving trucks anywhere in USA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/help our deaf truck drivers/

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OUR FACE LANGUAGE
Deaf people read face language better than hearing
people?
Hard to say – but many people think deaf people
read faces better than hearing people.
How many different faces (smile, scowl, crying, etc)
are there in the Face Language?
About 15 different faces!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-face-language/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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SayWhatClub-2012 Convention

Red Lion Hotel – Downtown
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 15-18, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-say-what-club-convention/

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A DEAF-UNFRIENDLY RESTAURANT
Some restaurants are deaf-friendly. Some other restaurants
are not deaf-friendly.
A deaf-unfriendly restaurant means – no menu, hard to communicate
with the waiters, dark lights, etc.
Which restaurant is not deaf-friendly. It is the Brazilian
all-you can eat chain, the Fogo de Chão®, which is located in
nearly 20 American cities.
The restaurant tries hard to be deaf-friendly, but it is not.
Menus are hard to understand and to follow. Difficult for waiters
to explain the serving procedures (turning over the circle cards,
and which color is for which purpose, etc). The waiters are always
having their hands full. The meat servers, same thing – always
with their hands full. The floor managers are always running
around, from one “trouble” table to another “trouble” table, etc.
It is deaf-friendly if you have a sign language person with you.
If there is no sign-language person, then it is very deaf-unfriendly
place!

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ANOTHER LOW INCOME HOUSING FOR DEAF AND DISABLED
Pittsburgh joins a small but growing list of cities that
offer residential housing for low income deaf individuals.
This one is at the Famous Biscuit Company building which
is being converted to apartment units.
Getting this started is ACTION-Housing Inc, a non-profit
agency.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

as a Certified Deaf Interpreter, always having to answer questions from people confused between roles of hearing interpreter and deaf interpreter

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the major problems that closed-captioning advocates still face
is lack of public awareness about closed captioning.  Most people
have seen closed captioning on TVs at a gym, a bar, or an airport,
but there is still a lack of knowledge about how it is done.

I have heard people say, “Just turn on the captioning,” when a
video is being played that has not been captioned.  They just can’t
quite understand that until someone puts the captions on that tape or
DVD, there are NO captions to turn on.  Captions do not magically
appear.   Someone must be responsible for encoding the captions on
the video.

I have also heard people say, “Oh, this is just an old VHS tape, so
there must not be captioning,” or “This DVD must have
captioning.”  Both VHS tapes and DVDs may or may not have
captioning.

The producers of videos must take the time and go through the expense
of arranging for captioning of each video, or there will be no
captioning.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s something as old as a
VHS tape, a newer DVD, or an Internet or television broadcast;
someone must do the captioning.

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

What is that toy you are wearing in your ear?

(hearing aid as a toy?????)

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

A deaf employee in a factory was able to use his eyes to catch
assembly line production problems, much faster than hearing
employees!

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The Deaf and the Law:

Kirk C. Simoneau, not deaf, is with a law firm in New Hampshire.
He has been honored by the state Bar Association Pro Bono
Referral Program for his work with a deaf Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) case. It went to the Supreme Court and was
handled successfully.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

EBay providing a level playing field for the deaf? Well,
EBay recently announced a new feature – alerts appearing
on individuals’ wireless devices to update them on their
latest bids.
A level playing field for the deaf – able to compete against hearing pros in the auction game?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How many deaf students, those profoundly deaf,
attend colleges and universities in USA?
Many. Now this next question –

How many universities in Ireland have profoundly
deaf students?

According to Mary McAleese, president of Ireland,
just one university student during the past 10
years. Discrimination against the deaf? Yes, says
McAleese, whose younger brother is deaf.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Expensive to be deaf?

Well, if a hearing aid user loses his battery, he is out
few dollars.

If a CI user loses his rechargeable batteries, he is out
$200.00

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a friend was telling me:
the grass power is here

Grass power? As in helping the Greening of the Earth?

He actually said:
the grass mover is here

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position opening
MCD Finance and Operations Director
The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD)
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is seeking an experienced Finance Director.  The successful candidate will have experience in non-profit accounting, QuickBooks Financial and QuickBooks POS, and be proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word.  Applicants must have an understanding of and the ability to manage all financial processes, such as detailed daily accounting functions, as well as higher-level accounting functions.  Such functions to include: AP; AR; processing payroll; monitoring cash flow; financial and grant reporting; budgeting and analysis; monitoring internal controls; year-end accounting close; and preparing for annual audits conducted by the State of Maine and an independent CPA firm.

This position is also responsible for all HR functions as well as many operational duties.

This is a stand-alone position; therefore the candidate must be comfortable and experienced as a hands-on accounting/finance/HR/operational professional.  Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and follow-through skills.   They must be a self-starter able to manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, and must be able to work effectively as a member of a small team. Compensation depends on experience.  BS in accounting and 3-4 years of progressive experience in non-profit management and accounting are required. Knowledge of Deaf culture and ASL skills are highly desired.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St, Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

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position opening
Professional Child and Adolescent Therapist Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Volunteers of America – MN Mental Health Clinics St. Cloud, MN

Salary range: $ 48,000 – $55,000

Volunteers of America –  MN is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896. We are one of the oldest and largest health and human service organizations in the state.  With a rich history of developing innovative programs to meet emerging social issues, we have 900 employees in central MN allowing us to serve 14,000 people in need every year.

Our Mental Health Clinics is seeking a dynamic professional therapist as we expand our services for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) youth and their families in the St. Cloud area.  VOA-MN’s DHH program has been well established and successful in the greater Twin Cities and Faribault areas for over a decade in providing clinic, home and community-based mental health services; we are now looking to take our expertise and strong ability to create new sustainable programming to an area in need of our services. This effort is supported by the MN Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division who has provided a one-year grant to offset the financial cost of branching into this new territory.

We are looking for a Professional Therapist, fluent in ASL, who also possesses the passion and skills to build the program from the ground up. This involves community outreach skills in order to establish relationships including social networking and understanding business fundamentals such as budgets, and marketing to promote services and outcomes.  Within a 12-month period we would expect that the therapy role would be the primary focus as the program and client base would be established and able to sustain.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity serving youth and their families that also allows you to flex your therapist skills and business savvy simultaneously, this may be the position for you.

Qualifications:
–    Minimum of a M.A. degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed as a mental health professional in the state of MN
–    Ability to work independently with direct supervision occurring from a remote site -.    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner
–    Valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experienced in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovations that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org

We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference Mental Health Professional – St. Cloud in the subject line):

Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
Permanent Head of School for July 2013
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School
200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees has appointed an interim Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year.

It seeks a permanent Head of School for July 2013 who is:
– An energetic, dynamic and visionary educator who will take PSD to the forefront of educating deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for Deaf culture and the ability to communicate comfortably and well with both deaf and hearing people.
– An educator with proven school leadership experience, adept at problem solving, sound decision-making and prudent fiscal management.
– A person with an appreciation for diversity who will continue to foster it throughout the community. – A visible presence throughout the School–approachable, consultative and decisive. – An active listener and excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
– An articulate spokesperson for PSD who will be effective in advocating at the state level as well as with potential donors, prospective families, and the community at large.
– An individual who will work collaboratively with the Board, and together with them articulate a vision for the School, build consensus, and further the implementation of the strategic plan as well as commit to ongoing planning for the future.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent by August 10, 2012 to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:             $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED:                May 23, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)     Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 03 June 2012

DeafDigest Gold – June 3, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-avoid-writing-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/service-for-deaf-in-new-zealand/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

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Galaxy Nexus[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store

The sophisticated, stylish and speedy Galaxy Nexus[tm] is now at the
Deaf Pager Store.

Android 4.0 lovers who want an ultra-fast performance can zip around
the web, download movies in a flash and multitask like a madman with
4G LTE speeds and dual-core processor.*

The brilliant display and super speeds make for an epic entertainment
experience.

With massive amounts of storage and optional Mobile Hotspot
capability supporting Wi-Fi for ten devices, you can power serious
productivity from virtually anywhere.

The Galaxy Nexus[tm] is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant
Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and 2 year
agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the Galaxy Nexus[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing
people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG060312

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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– DeafDigest editor’s favorite Old Fogey

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Old Fogeys carried
in DeafDigest, here is one of DeafDigest editor’s favorite
Old Fogeys. It is a favorite because of this “special” rivalry.

What is this special rivalry?

do visit it at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/comics/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sheriff Kyle Overmyer of Sandusky County in Ohio is encouraging his police enforcement staff to learn ASL in order to communicate with county residents that have communication problems. He said:

I hope most of my deputies will at least be able to understand the basics and bring that communication gap together when they’re out on calls or at least understand what the issue is with the individual who can’t speak English

Sorn Sreyna, who is not deaf, learned much about
deafness from her mother who worked with the deaf while
she was growing up. As a manager of the Craft PEACE
store in Cambodia, she has made it a point to hire
as many deaf employees as possible. And she has
improved her sign language in order to communicate
with the deaf.

– Very Hot News

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has been traveling the state
to promote the needs and awareness of the deaf and the
disabled. He touted the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
as an example. This is puzzling – is he aware of the
existence of Tennessee School for the Deaf? And as a
politician he needs to be neutral – touting the oral
school and the sign language school as options for
parents. But he didn’t.

– Thursday May 31st

Oxford University is one of the world’s most prestigious
schools of learning. We’ve heard of the phrase “Oxford
Scholar” and we have one in Helen Willis. She is deaf.
She wants to do research on the CI.

– Friday June 1st

The Halton Region, which is not too far a driving
distance from Toronto, has been said to have the largest
number of deaf residents per capita in Canada. Despite
the area’s familiarity with the deaf, there have been
complaints that the employers do not hire the deaf.
And even more so, no one remembers if there have ever
been deaf people in employ anywhere in the area.
This was the main point being discussed in a meeting
with the area government officials.

– Saturday June 2nd

A magazine article read like this:

The loss of the sense of hearing should not necessarily mean deprivation of the power of speech also. Is it only within recent years that we have come to realize this fact, and in up-to-date institutions the old-fashioned finger alphabet is now unknown. Every child is taught to speak in the natural way by means of the vocal organs. The four or five years of the primary course are devoted almost exclusively to the acquirement of language and numbers

What magazine published that article?

It was Scientific Magazine.

Whoa, it was 105 years ago, the June 1907 edition!

You know the adage:
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Why are certain animals born deaf?

Joshua Akey, a University of Washington geneticist,
said it has a lot to do with gene mutation going weird, and
not following its normal processes. These are called mutants,
and which may, or may not be subject to evolutionary change.

All animals will be deaf in the future because of this
evolutionary change? No, just something quirky going on
with that particular animal birth.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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MORE HEARING ATTORNEYS HOPE TO HELP THE DEAF?
Are we seeing more and more hearing attorneys
that hope to help the deaf win lawsuits?
Why? Many attorneys lose hearing business because
of bad economy? Or attorneys think ADA will help them
win lawsuits for the deaf?
This is a good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 – 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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EVERYONE UPSET ABOUT A LOST FILE
A deaf person works in an office; he is the only
deaf person in the office. No one communicates with him.
One day, an important “file” was missing. Everyone in
the office got upset about it and they ran all over,
looking for that missing file; going through file cabinets;
going through “in and out” mailboxes; going through
piles of paperwork on all desks.
That deaf person happened to have that “missing”
file – but no one in the office asked him about it –
until about two hours later!
Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Conference hosted by

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

October 17-21, 2012

Charlotte, NC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf conference by CIT interpreter trainers/

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A COMMENT BY A DEAF ACTIVIST
A deaf activist made this comment:

If people working in deaf-related professions can’t access our language then they’ll be lost but worst of all, us deaf people lose

Who made this comment? An activist from Australia who was
protesting government funding cuts for interpreter training
programs.

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A PUZZLING BILL MURRAY TALE
Bill Murray, the famous comedian, is not deaf. But there
is a puzzling tale.
The story made its rounds this week that he hired a deaf
personal assistant, who signed in ASL only, just to annoy
the producers of the Groundhog Day movie (1993).
Don’t know if this was a fact or an exaggeration, but it
was the story this week in some entertainment publications,

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hairstylist-and-hairstyling-magazines/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/conference of interpreter trainers for deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I know what I can hear and what I can’t hear

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is hard of CI hearing

it was a comment in a newspaper story last week
that DeafDigest editor couldn’t believe his eyes!

There are always newspaper stories saying that a deaf person
is automatically a hearing person because of his CI.

Well, if that CI person is hard of hearing, it is implying
that the CI failed him? Not quite, but the implication
is there.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are businesses interested in attracting deaf
customers by learning sign language to communicate
with them?

A. A newspaper in Australia said:

Private businesses are highly unlikely to take responsibility for training in areas such as Australian Sign Language

There are always a few businesses that learn
sign language, but most don’t.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Summer Recreation

There are many opportunities to be involved with outdoor recreation.

But people with vision impairments like me require support services.

Some examples we could do together to enjoy the outdoors.

–      Biking – Bicycle built for two

–      Kayak – Tandem Kayak (seat for two)

–      Canoe – Bring back to the old days!

–      Walking – plan walking together on a regular basis

These few examples will keep us in shape!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

We have a few deaf individuals that work as models.
We wish we have more of them, gracing the glossy magazine
ads and in front of the TV during commercials.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1969 – The Silent News was born. It continued
operations until 2002 as the nation’s #1 deaf newspaper.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

60 percent to 80 percent

of deaf and hard of hearing students at hearing
colleges do not graduate and leave without getting
a degree (source: Liversidge, Anne Gray, her 2003
dissertation)

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DeafLibrary Resources

How many types of hearing aids have we had over the years.
For a listing, do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/many-types-of-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-secondary-principa/

Classroom Assistant (Summer Session – Pre-K, Elementary, Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistants (2012-2013 school year)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Teacher (2012-2013 school year)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

Overnight Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Temporary ASL Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/temporary-asl-staff-interpreter-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistants
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Overnight Child Care Worker (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

Residential Child Care Worker (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Mental Health Clinician (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

ILS Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker/Substitute (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Family Partner – Part-time (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Coaches (Varsity and Junior Varsity – Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

Please include a complete application packet which includes a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners 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:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health
direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services 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. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
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 field; 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.

– 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.  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.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
–    Provide the following services:  peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
–    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports. –    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organization/agencies in the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County that provide services to the Deaf community, as well as other agencies primarily serving deaf community.
–    Represents DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events.
–     Provide Deaf culture sensitivity trainings or  other related presentations at locations outside  the office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

Salary & Benefits
Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

EO/AAE

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for students, and a well respected Outreach program.

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in pre-school through grade 12.

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby. Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD’s Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social studies are encouraged to apply now

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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Special Notes:

DeafDigest – 03 June 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 3, 2012

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lipreading-teeth-braces/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-oral-deaf-person/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-research/

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“Grads and Dads” Sale at Harris Communications

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*Free ground shipping on orders going to the contiguous US only. Sale
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To see all the sale items, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB060312

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/  (updated every Monday)

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Charles Lemmond,
who departed us. He served five terms in the Pennsylvania state senate, and introduced a bill requiring hearing
screening exams for newborns. He had a special interest
in deaf babies, because he, himself, had a hearing
loss. DeafDigest does not know the extent of his
hearing loss.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sue Young, a deaf Australian woman, denied her
deafness all her life, resorting to bluffing
to get out of embarrassing social situations.
In school, she would either say yes or no,
in hopes either would be the right answer to teachers’ questions. Also she would rely on a
best friend to guide her through school, avoiding
“difficult” teachers and taking advantage of
“easy” teachers, etc. She depended on lipreading,
face reading and body language to get by. After
school she became a chef and for a while owned
a commercial kitchen. Unfortunately bluffing could
get her only so far – forcing her to give up her
business. Nowadays, she has owned up to her
deafness and is advising others not to bluff the
way she had been doing.

Could a 75-year old deaf man, retired for ten years, be
able to re-join the work force? A newspaper story
was written up about Joe Falgier, Maplewood, Missouri,
trying to find a job. Before he retired, he only had
two jobs in his life, and always had this strong
work ethic. He is willing to find any kind of job.

– Very Hot News

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, a Coda, accepted an
invitation to keynote his speech at the NAD Conference in
Louisville next month. This innocent-looking invitation became a firestorm in the Deaf Community because of his views on
issues that pretty much affect us. As a result, he withdrew
his invitation, leaving the NAD to find another keynote
speaker!

– Sunday May 27th

Are we seeing a turnabout face by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, which oversees our
Deaflympics? For years we have said that we are able
bodied and do not want to be part of the Paralympics.
Now this – Craig Crowley, the Deaflympics president,
has hinted that we may need to join the Paralympics
movement! Even when the Deaflympics is officially
taking place at Sofia, Bulgaria next year, our
affiliation with Paralympics continues as our #1 concern.

– Monday May 28th

The number of deaf social clubs in USA has been
declining for the past 2 or 3 decades. Well,
in Alton, Illinois, a group of deaf people is
bucking the trend by establishing their own
social club. It is called the Riverbend Deaf Chapter. This new club was written up in a
newspaper story.

– Tuesday May 29th

We, the deaf, in USA have captions on many channels
(broadcast and cable). In New Zealand, there was an
announcement of the SKY network adding captions to
just four channels!

– Wednesday May 30th

Are hearing aid dealers crooks? No, not all, as
99.9 percent of them are honest. Unfortunately
there is always that 0.01 percent that is crooked.
One such crooked hearing aid dealer, in Bellingham,
Washington, was not licensed by the state. And also
took money for hearing aids that were not delivered
to customers. The state is working hard to bring
justice to customers that were cheated out of their
hearing aids.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Jay Alan Zimmerman, a deaf composer, is having his
stage debut with his Incredibly Deaf Musical in
New York’s Broadway this week. The performance is
much based on his struggles to deal with his hearing
loss and deafness.

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A DEAF SEATING ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE
Sometimes deaf leaders, before a big deaf meeting
starts, would argue about where to pick seats around
a large conference table.
Do they seat next to the organization president?
Or do they seat across the organization president?
Or do they seat away from their enemies? Etc, Etc.
Hearing people also argue about seating. The same as
with the deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Go Six Flags at Bowie, Maryland

hosted by:
DC Area Black Deaf Advocates

Saturday, June 23, 2012
10:30 AM to 9 PM

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf six flags day maryland/

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A STRANGE CI RESEARCH
Some research assignments are strange. In India, the
Defense Research and Development Organization is supposed
to research better ways to make the Army stronger (weapons,
missiles, computer technology, etc).
Well, the government of India told this agency to do
a strange research.
What was that research? To find ways to make CI cheaper
for the deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-research/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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List of events hosted by the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc.

more information at:
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WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE CLOSED VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF-HAMPTON?
For years there were two schools for the deaf in Virginia –
one at Staunton and the other at Hampton. For years the legislators
did not know what to do with both schools – a continuing political
hot potato. Finally it was decided to keep Staunton open and
to close Hampton for good.
What has become the 70-acre campus at Hampton? The school campus
has been locked and boarded – but it did not stop vagrants from
invading the campus.
And there is still much indecision by the state and city officials
on what to do with the vacant property.
In the meantime, the Staunton school continues to prosper.

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A FINANCIAL SERVICES LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Financial Services institutions everywhere in the world, especially in Japan, have people working with legal and compliance issues.
Kim Su-rim is the Legal & Compliance assistant vice president of the Credit Suisse Securities in Tokyo.
She is deaf. She does not use sign language. A native
of South Korea, she is fluent in Japanese, English and
Spanish.
While she meets with clients on a one-on-one basis,
she is not able to participate in group meetings or
handle telephone calls.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Deaf clients “testing” the interpreter by
saying a dirty word.

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV shows,
movies, and online videos are captioned for accessibility.  Different
companies have been in the news lately because of their efforts in
providing captioning on the Internet or failing to provide captioning
of their material.

What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the
quality of captioning be maintained.  Captioning must be accurate in
order to provide meaningful accessibility.  If an organization says
that they caption their videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 80% to
90%, that is not good enough to be considered accessible.  If one or
two words out of every ten are wrong, it is impossible to understand
the message being conveyed.

We must educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and
we must not accept captioning that does not truly provide access.  It
is up to all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to
the companies so that they know where their captioning efforts are
succeeding and where they are failing.  Inaccurate captions are not
providing equal access.

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

A skeptical hearing friend said:

you are not allowed to drive because of your deafness!

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

A deaf advocate won the respect of his peers by
knowing more about the deafness issues than the lobbyists
his company hired!

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The Deaf and the Law:

If you are deaf and are fired from your job, and
you file a lawsuit, claiming your ADA rights were
violated, would you stand a chance of winning?
Depends. A disabled employee won a lawsuit –
she was fired because of her health issues whereas
the company said it was because of employer-employee
confrontation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The new superintendent at Missouri School for the Deaf is
Barbara Garrison. She will be moving from her present position
in South Carolina to assume the superintendency on July 8th

(editor’s note: She continues as a school superintendent,
a staying power inasmuch as many deaf schools suffer from
continuous turnover of superintendents. Not only that, this
school is enjoying an upsurge in enrollment, thanks to
the closing of a rival in-state oral school)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

People of Rochester that hit the highways soon
will be confronted with billboard posters that urge
them not to drive while drinking.
One such poster has been designed by a deaf student,
Staci Kuppe, a junior at Rochester School for
the Deaf.
In the Monroe County annual STOP DWI Poster Contest,
Staci came out first in a field of 60 other competing
entries, submitted by local high school students.
She has been honored in a ceremony that took place
on May 29th.
Congrats, Staci.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is there such a thing as right ways for a deaf person
to find a job and also wrong ways for a deaf person to
find a job?
Possibly. Jobs are not always found through help wanted
ads. Over the years DeafDigest editor found jobs through:

1. networking with contacts at conventions and conferences
2. staying in the DC area where jobs are a bit easier to find
3. moving out of town, thousands of miles away upon a job offer
4. chatting with a contact at a Gallaudet snack bar!
5. listening to tips from job hunting deaf friends
6. found an employer whose spot in heart is soft towards disabled

And deaf friends have said that:
1. they started their own businesses because of no job offers
2. they wrote letters to good friends, asking for job leads
3. majoring in “high demand jobs” majors at Gallaudet and NTID

Still, job hunting is always a pain!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the friend asked:
Are you cough next week?

Cough?

The friend actually asked:
Are you off next week?

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position opening
Permanent Head of School for July 2013
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School
200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees has appointed an interim Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year.

It seeks a permanent Head of School for July 2013 who is:
– An energetic, dynamic and visionary educator who will take PSD to the forefront of educating deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for Deaf culture and the ability to communicate comfortably and well with both deaf and hearing people.
– An educator with proven school leadership experience, adept at problem solving, sound decision-making and prudent fiscal management.
– A person with an appreciation for diversity who will continue to foster it throughout the community. – A visible presence throughout the School–approachable, consultative and decisive. – An active listener and excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
– An articulate spokesperson for PSD who will be effective in advocating at the state level as well as with potential donors, prospective families, and the community at large.
– An individual who will work collaboratively with the Board, and together with them articulate a vision for the School, build consensus, and further the implementation of the strategic plan as well as commit to ongoing planning for the future.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent by August 10, 2012 to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:            $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED:                May 23, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:         Buffalo, New York

SALARY:            Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:      Full-Time

REPORTS TO:         Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:         Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:  Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:  180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:    August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.  Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 27 May 2012

DeafDigest Blue – May 27, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-difficult-deaf-choices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ashamed-to-sign-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lipreading-teeth-braces/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-oral-deaf-person/

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New DVD! “WinK Presents: S.E.E. Me Fail”

This new DVD includes bits from Wink’s (Windell Smith, Jr.) on-the-road stand-up comedy performed in American Sign Language with additional in-studio videos for a one-to-one mentoring experience.

Available at Harris Communications, Wink will have you laughing about Signing Exact English, forced oralism and just plain ignorance.

According to Wink, his DVD is “Perfect for recovering S.E.E. signers, ignorant Alexander Graham Bell members, interpreters whose all day job just got cancelled, ASL students (no joke here, they are fragile), and of course Deaf clubs to be able to entertain young CODAs at 2 am.”

Find “WinK Presents: S.E.E. Me Fail” (DVD387) at Harris Communications for only $19.99. (DVD is 85 minutes long with stand-up voice interpreted.)

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB052712

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Adele J Krug,
who departed us at the age of 104. She was pretty much a Gallaudet library legend during her much younger days, always shushing the noisy students
to quiet down, to help students find the material
they need to do their term papers. And most important
of all, she trained many Gallaudet students to become
librarians in libraries across the USA. At that time,
Gallaudet offered Library Science, a popular major
before it was shut down. She was the wife of Walter
Krug, himself a Gallaudet legend in his own right.
A few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned a Coda judge
– Warren Krug; his mother was Adele and the father
was Walter.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Carolyn Pimentel,
psychologist at Indiana School for the Deaf, who
departed us. She was actively involved in discussions
over the internet concerning rights and needs of
deaf children in schools for the deaf. Knowing
these deafness issues came naturally to her because
her father was Al Pimentel, a past NAD CEO.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Do we have a deaf-owned private museum? Yes, there is one
in South Lismore, a small town in Australia. This museum has
an unusual name – Recycled Building Materials, and is owned by
Peter Robertson, who is deaf. It originally was a store that
sold antique stuff, but which later on was converted to a
museum. All interesting tales must come to an end because
the building’s owner would not renew the lease, forcing
Robertson to get out soon. He plans to put up all of his
stuff for sale online.

We’ve had many deaf theaters in the past, some national
and mostly local. Many of these theaters have closed up.
Yet we are having a new one – the Las Vegas Deaf Theatre,
founded by Aaron Coulson. It has debuted last week with
much dancing and singing in ASL.

– Very Hot News

The Rocky Mountain Deaf School will most likely have a permanent home.  Despite fierce neighborhood opposition,
the Lakewood Planning Commission agreed to the land
rezoning for the school. It is now up to the City
Council to seal the deal.

– Sunday May 20th

the below statement last week, in DeafDigest, is not correct:

It was announced by the Postal News that the
Juliette Gordon Low commemorative stamp
will be issued on June 9th. Low, who was deaf,
founded the Girl Scouts.

correct statement is as follows:

It was announced by the Postal News that the
Girl Scouts, celebrating its 100th anniversary,
will be issued a commemorative stamp. This
group was founded by a deaf woman, Juliette Gordon Low

Apologies all around for this erroneous News of the Day
announcement

– Monday May 21st

Deaf Australians are having their first video relay
service – only that it won’t be in the privacy of
their homes. These services will be at kiosks at
public facilities. This service is being provided by
the Australian Communication Exchange.

– Tuesday May 22nd

India has now recognized testimonies in sign language
by deaf witnesses in the court room. The Indian Supreme
Court made this ruling, saying that the deaf can be a
competent witness and should not be prevented from making
a testimony.

– Wednesday May 23rd

Victoria, a state in Australia, shuts down interpreter training
programs. Why? The state is broke. Sounds familiar in USA?

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The FCC issued a ruling on internet captions.
Are we, the deaf, jumping with joy? Well, a list
of organizations are not too happy with it and
have asked the FCC to reconsider.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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TRYING TO LIPREAD THROUGH TEETH BRACES
A hearing friend, with teeth braces, tried to say
something to a deaf person.
The deaf person tried to lipread and could not
understand the hearing person.
The hearing person “apologized” and said that
teeth braces prevented him from clearly mouthing
the words.
Teeth braces preventing a hearing person from
mouthing words clearly?
DeafDigest editor does not know!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lipreading-teeth-braces/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Disability Hiring Fair

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Richardson, Texas

updated information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-disability-and-deaf-hiring-fair-richardson-texas/

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A FRUSTRATED ORAL PERSON
An oral deaf person is frustrated. He never saw
a deaf person in his life but he learned ASL in high
school and in college.
Result? He forgot almost all of what he has learned.
Why?
Because he has no deaf friends and could not use
ASL with them!
This is why he is very frustrated.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-oral-deaf-person/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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NAD welcomes submissions for proposed priorities

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 national association of the deaf priorities/

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THE QUEEN OF MEAN HELPING THE DEAF-BLIND
When she was living, Leona Helmsley, not deaf,  had this reputation as the Queen of Mean.
She built up a huge hotel empire in New York City but
would not pay taxes and sometimes would not pay the hired
help.
She went to jail for nearly two years because of her
misdeeds.
When she died, a foundation was established – The Helmsley Trust. And guess what, this foundation gifted the Helen
Keller Center for the Deaf-Blind with six million dollars!
Maybe Leona was mean to her own hearing people, but
certainly not with the deaf-blind.

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MORE LAW FIRMS TRY TO HELP INJURED VETERANS
We have a number of injured veterans that also
became deaf during combat.
A big issue is military compensation, called
Traumatic Service Members’ Group Life Insurance.
Many veterans, especially those that became deaf,
have been reluctant to apply for this compensation,
thinking it may jeopardize their disability benefits.
This is why there are more attorneys interested
in serving the needs of the injured vets.

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN LAW FIRM AND AGENCY SERVING THE DEAF
The Olinsky Law Group, a Syracuse, NY law firm, specializing
in disability rights, has announced a partnership with the
Aurora of Central New York, a service agency that works
with the deaf.
Both groups hope this partnership will lead to better services for the deaf, and the disabled.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to interpret a speech that is not relevant to deaf client’s needs

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you ever experienced your hands shaking when you have had to do
some sort of performance in public?  What many people may not realize
is that nervousness may play a role in the accuracy of some court
reporters, captioners, and CART providers.

As a court reporting/captioning student sits down at the steno
machine to take a speed test, that person may find that as the
dictation begins, his or her hands begin to shake, and it may become
difficult for that person to hit the correct keys.

Just like it may happen with public speaking or performing, the
captioner’s hands may shake or tremble in new or unfamiliar
circumstances.  The first time a captioner goes on air, it may take a
few seconds or a few minutes for that person to calm down and to
become more accurate.

Some court reporters or captioners learn different techniques in an
attempt to eliminate the nervousness.  They may practice relaxation
exercises like meditation, yoga, visualization, and deep breathing.
Some have tried hypnosis to eliminate the anxiety.

Usually after a short period of time, the person will settle down and
be able to write cleanly and accurately, but it’ that first few
minutes in a new or unfamiliar environment that are very difficult
for some court reporters or captioners.

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

At a restaurant, a waitress asks the deaf patron
if he wants a Braille menu

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

In the payroll department of one big company, there
was a high turnover of entry level high school
graduates who could not master the complicated
payroll system. Out of desperation, the company
hired a deaf person, himself a college graduate,
for this task. The turnover immediately stopped!
And the company executives were raving about that
deaf employee performing a task that hearing people
could not do.

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf employee does not use sign language to
communicate. The employer finds passing notes is
nonproductive, and wants to deaf employee to learn
signs to make communication much easier. The
deaf employee refuses to learn signs. Can he lose
his job for that reason? No, according to the ADA
(notes is a reasonable accommodation) and the EEOC
also said deaf employees cannot be forced to learn
signs.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Closed but never forgotten is Central North Carolina
School for the Deaf. Nearly a year after it closed permanently
on June 30th, the alumni association is hosting a picnic on
June 22nd.
Same thing with Nebraska School for the Deaf. The school
closed few years ago but the alumni continues to get together
from time to time to cherish the good old Nebraska days.
Politicians can close schools but cannot remove rich memories
of former students.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How long does it take for a charter school for the
deaf to win approval by the county school board of
trustees?
In the case of the Las Vegas Charter School of the
Deaf, it took six years.
Said charter school board president Elaine Haines:

a very long onerous 6 year process

The school will open its doors this fall in rented
facilities this fall.
Keep in mind Nevada is one of the few states without
a residential school for the deaf. There are mainstreamed
programs in Las Vegas and in Reno, though.

(editor’s note: this school, unfortunately, has run into
financial problems and has filed bankruptcy)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Feeling sorry for the parent of a deaf child?

Here is this comment, found in a newspaper –

Siobhan Corcoran, mother of three-year-old Steven, says that when he was diagnosed as deaf at the age of 16 months, the audiologist who tested him said to her:

Don’t be upset, or sad. He is going to have a fulfilling
life. He will drive, have a girlfriend, go to university. The person I feel most sorry for is you, because you will spend the rest of your life battling for him!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A chat between a hearing person and a very non-lipreading
deaf person

The deaf person guessed that the hearing person said:

Do you want milk?

The deaf person said yes.

The hearing person actually said:

Do you want beer?

The non-lipreading deaf person, who did not like
beer, was forced to drink it, out of politeness.

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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:             $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED:                May 23, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)     Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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DeafDigest – 20 May 2012

DeafDigest Blue – May 20, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/free-law-clinic-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-different-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-difficult-deaf-choices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ashamed-to-sign-with-deaf/

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“Flying to the Light” at Harris Communications

In the book, “Flying to the Light”, seventeen-year-old Michael
Anderson and his deaf younger brother, Danny, find themselves in
mortal danger after their parents are kidnapped. Michael discovers
Danny has a special gift – he knows what happens after a person dies
– and now others want to know too.

The brothers must outwit and outrun Samuel Herrington, a lethal
biophysicist, the FBI, and even fellow Americans in a harrowing
cross-country chase, because whoever gets to Danny first will have
the power to rule the world.

A story that will keep you in suspense, “Flying to the Light” (B1213)
is available at Harris Communications for only $12.99.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddb052012

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Colin McIntyre,
not deaf and a Briton, who departed us. As a long
time employee with the BBC, a leading TV network,
he developed the Teletext. This service provided
TV captions for the deaf. It preceded our Line 21
captions. A number of deaf American leaders had
proposed that Teletext, instead of Line 21, be
the TV captioning standard. It was not to be –
but this is besides the point – for it met the
captioning needs of the deaf in Great Britain.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Jennifer Hennderson, 53, a deaf woman from Jamaica, passed
away after leading a rather ordinary life. But she has become
the focal point of a family feud that led to police intervention.
The issue was where would she be buried. One group wanted her buried in their cemetery whereas the group wanted her body in
their own cemetery. It led to violence between these family
members! At this point, this issue has not been resolved.

One program at Purdue University is of interest to the
deaf and disabled would-be pilots. It is the Able Flight
program, founded by pilots that believe that deaf and
disabled individuals should have opportunities to
fly airplanes. This group offers summer program scholarships.
One recent deaf recipient is Jason Jernigan, a student at
Florida State University Panama City, who majors in
criminology.

– Very Hot News

Deaf people in Ireland are angry with the Broadcasting
Authority of Ireland (BAI is the equivalent of our own FCC). The BAI has proposed new rules that the deaf
believe would reduce the number of captioning hours.
The BAI says the new rules would be to the advantage
of the deaf, but the Deaf Community does not believe it.

– Sunday May 13th

The United States Department of State hosted an event –
Leadership Conference on International Disability Rights.
Over 100 participants from everywhere in the world
attended this event. The goal was to support inclusion
for the disabled and to push for rights of the disabled.
Were there deaf participants? Were deaf issues discussed?
Do not know!

– Monday May 14th

The Oregon State Police department said that hearing loss
is the second most reported injury among its employees

– Tuesday May 15th

Ambrose Murangira is campaigning to win election in Uganda’s
East African Legislative Assembly. He is deaf.

– Wednesday May 16th

Lulu Xingwana, the South African Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, is angry.
She has accused the police of not learning sign
language to be able to communicate with victims of
crime.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Marja Brandon has been appointed as the interim head
of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Her first day on
the job is July 1st. Her husband is deaf.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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ALWAYS 3 SCARY CHOICES FOR HEARING PARENTS
When hearing parents have a deaf baby, they face three
scary choices:

1. sign language or oral
2. hearing aid or cochlear implant or nothing
3. mainstream school or state school for the deaf or hearing school

And there are always opposing organizations that push these parents
to make these choices.
Not easy to be a parent of a deaf child!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-difficult-deaf-choices/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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National Alliance of Black Interpreters for Deaf Conference

June 20-24, 2012

Indianapolis, IN

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-alliance-of-black-interpreters-for-deaf-conference/

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ORAL DEAF FRIEND
DeafDigest editor had an oral friend, that signed
poorly.
When they both are alone, such as eating at a restaurant,
then there is a lot of conversation back and forth. It was
fun and enjoyable.
But when there is a hearing party, the oral deaf friend
would ignore DeafDigest editor to mix with hearing people
(struggling to communicate with them).
When DeafDigest editor wanted to chat with the oral
deaf friend during hearing party, he was ignored all the
time. Seems the oral deaf friend was ashamed to communicate
with deaf with sign language?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ashamed-to-sign-with-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Want to serve the National Association of the Deaf?

If so, do visit
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THE CAPTIONING CHALLENGE
The Final Cut Pro X is a video editor for use in
Apple computers.
After giving a lecture at Gallaudet, the company owner
Larry Jordan felt that his Final Cut Pro X training videos
needed to be captioned.
It was quite a challenge:

– over 90 separate video files had to be captioned
– over 11 hours of viewing in these 90 video files
– making sure that captions do not block the video viewing
– five months of captioning work
– 20 people were involved

Yes, Larry Jordan was successful with this captioning
mission.

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DEAFNESS AS PUNISHMENT
In the poorer parts of Nepal, hearing people believe that
they are being punished for having deaf children.
The punishment is for the wrong things hearing people have
done while much younger years ago.
It is sad to see this way of thinking among some hearing
Nepalese people.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Always feeling nervous, feeling unprepared, feeling
anxious, feeling not ready – before start of major
interpreting assignments.

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

A SMALL TOWN BEAUTY SHOP OWNER
How many deaf individuals own beauty shops, especially
in small towns?
There is one – in Maysville, Georgia, a town of less than
2,000 people, located not too far from the Georgia/South
Carolina border line.
DeafDigest editor does not know her full name but it an
experienced owner, with nearly 30 years in the business.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In addition to competing in the National Court Reporters
Association’s annual speed contest at speeds up to 280 words per
minute, court reporters, CART providers, and captioners have competed
at even higher speeds.

In 2004, Mark Kislingbury, a court reporter and broadcast captioner
from Houston, Texas, set a Guinness World Record when he successfully
transcribed dictation at 360 words per minute with over 97% accuracy.

Over the years, Mark studied how many strokes per second he was able
to achieve.  He found that by trying to shorten how many strokes he
wrote per word and by writing more strokes per second, he was able to
write faster than anyone else.

When he set the world record at 360 words per minute, he did it by
averaging .8 strokes per word and 4.8 strokes per second.

Mark and other fast writers from around the country are currently
making plans to attempt to break the world record once again, this
time by writing at 400 words per minute.

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

A misguided hearing friend accompanying a deaf person
at a store, says:

Let me help you around because you cannot hear

The angry deaf person says:
Yes, I can’t hear but I can see

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series
old

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

The workplace was “stuck” with pretty much outdated
software – it works very well but still too outdated.
The only employee that knows how to fix software
problems is a deaf person!

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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The Deaf and the Law:

Could CI mapping sessions be covered under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)?

No, according to the Circuit Court (Petit v. U.S. Dept. of
Education case).

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Golondrina Timewell, a pro motorcycle racer with the
NHRA, feels that because of the loud environment, sign
language would be the perfect means of communication
during the races.
Golondrina is trying to work with the NHRA to bring
the deaf and hearing community together during the races.

(editor’s note: nothing came out of it)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Well known evangelist Jerry Falwell passed
away this week.
What was his connection to the deaf? In the
early eighties he opened a TTY Medical Relay
hotline center in a building on the campus of
University of Virginia at Charlottesville.
Deaf people in need of medical assistance
could call the TTY hotline from anywhere in USA
to get medical emergency personnel dispatched
to their homes.
This center lasted for few years before
funding shortages closed it up for good.
This center was viewed with mixed acceptance
by the Deaf Community because of Falwell’s
background.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A Deaf Briton brought this up. He asked “What good is
Deaf Awareness Week? if hearing people forget about
the deaf 51 weeks of the year and remember the deaf
for one week”

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought an angry hearing person said, while pointing
his finger at someone:

he is some and I hate him

some?

He actually said:
he is scum and I hate him

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 13 May 2012

DeafDigest Gold – May 13, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-actors/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf asl in the courtroom/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

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For Speed Demons: LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE is built for speed inside and out. A 1.2GHz
dual-core processor helps you quickly switch between apps and enjoy
super-fast Web browsing.

The Viper uses the Android 2.3 platform and has access to the hottest
apps, games and widgets. Want to try Google Wallet[tm]? The Viper
offers the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, so you
can pay on-the-go at participating retailers.

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with
the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing
people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG051312

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Lara Steward, a deaf British woman, is an actor. But
acting alone does not support a full time living.
She tried farming, but again it did not work out.
She is now a pet shop owner in Hibaldstow, a small town. Already she has seen hearing customers come
to her shop to make purchases.

Some hospitals have this habit of misplacing patients’
personal possessions – such as watches, wireless
devices, eyeglasses – and – hearing aids! In the case of
a hospital in Great Britain, the administration had to reimburse the patients £131,000 for lost hearing aids.
That is $211,255 in American dollars.

– Very Hot News

A new group, the European Deaf Geographies Summit, had
first meeting at England’s Bristol Centre for Deaf
Studies. Their press release was vaguely worded but
it has a lot to do with research on deafness-related
topics.

– Thursday May 10th

Gallaudet senior Zach Ennis is serving as an intern for
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican. Yoder has a special
interest in the deaf because Kansas School for the Deaf
is located in his jurisdiction.

– Friday May 11th

Actor Johnny Depp laughed very hard when he was told
of his ASL errors during the Sir Paul Mccartney’s My
Valentine video. It was mentioned by DeafDigest a couple
of times. This shows his lack of sensitivity towards
our sign languages everywhere in the world.

– Saturday May 12th

Deafness among children in China is often because of
improper use of antibiotics such as streptomycin, kanamycin and gentamicin. As a result, China’s State Food and Drug Administration has approved use of a
gene detector in hopes of curbing deafness in future
children.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, in Chennai, is a famous eye treatment center in India. This hospital is
experimenting with a new gene therapy in which the staffers
hope will improve chances of sight among those with Usher syndrome. They’ve already experimented with a 24-year
old patient and they are seeing some improvement with him.

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BE CAREFUL IF YOU USE ASL IN THE COURT ROOM
A Coda and his deaf father were sitting in the court room,
just watching the court session.
The Coda used sign language to explain to the father
what the attorneys and defendants were saying.
The judge saw it and told the Coda to stop signing.
The Coda explained that he was interpreting for his
deaf father.
The judge then told both of them to go to the back
of the room and sit there so that the signing would
not interrupt the session.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf asl in the courtroom/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Disability & Hiring Fair
June 26, 2012
Richardson, TX (in Dallas & Collin counties)

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-disability-and-deaf-hiring-fair-richardson-texas/

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TV CAPTIONS AT A RESTAURANT BAR
DeafDigest editor was eating at a restaurant
bar and asked the bar tender to turn on the captions.
He struggled for a long time and failed, and then
asked the editor to move to another table where
captions were shown.
The bartender explained that captions are easy
to turn on with old TV sets but with new TV sets,
it is very difficult to turn on the captions!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research .
asks for your comments on Proposed Long Range Plan Comment

Period for your comments end June 18th

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf comments with national disability rehabilitation research/

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AN ISSUE WITH THE SEMESTER AT SEA
There was some discussion regarding interested deaf students
wanting to participate in the Semester at Sea programs.
This organization, under the sponsorship of University of
Virginia, enables students to spend a semester studying while
on a cruise ship.
Could a deaf student participate? Yes, if he is accompanied
by an interpreter(s).
But who pays for interpreters is another thing. There were
several suggestions that were thrown back and forth.
Still, no solution. Interpreters won’t interpret for free
even if rich once-in-a-lifetime experience is offered as
an incentive.

A CAREER EDUCATOR OF THE DEAF RESPONDS TO THE TEXAS OPTIONS
This weekend’s Blue edition said that Texas has these
three options in Deaf Education:

Local education agency
Regional Day School Programs
Texas School for the Deaf

A career educator of the deaf said Texas is, indeed, the
only state to make these options as simple and as clear
to hearing parents that know nothing about the deaf, much
less education of the deaf.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops forgetting deafness/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

World Federation of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/world-federation-of-the-dea/

TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE NEW YORK BIGS
Many would-be actors leave behind the small towns they
grew up all their lives to make it in the New York theatrical
community.
One such individual is Tad Cooley, who will move to
New York from Vanderbilt, Texas to study acting at the
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He has been
involved with high school drama, small films, small theatre
and Internet theater – taking such lessons in acting,
vocal and dancing.
What about it? He is deaf. He does not know sign language.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am very comfortable without my hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

the university serves students with all types of hearing disabilities

this means mildly deaf, moderately deaf, severely deaf and profoundly deaf

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are many deaf people more tense than hearing people
when it comes to home appointments (cable technicians,
electricians, plumbers, etc)?

A. They have to constantly watch the flashing signalers
to make sure the visit is not missed. If they leave the
room for a few minutes to go to the bathroom, they are
afraid the lights would flash and the tech person will
think no one is home and leave!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Mobility

Traveling independently is important for many of us.

Being Deaf-Blind is a challenge.  We are the brave ones!

Anyway, let’s talk about the white cane that we use to
feel our way around.

Some sidewalks are built with bricks or cobblestones
to look pretty!

Having that thin tip at bottom of our cane can get us
caught in the crack!

It feels like being stabbed!

Here are a few other cane tips that we can change.

Marshmallow – Yeah it looks like it, plastic and can
roll

Tear drop – Yeah tear coming down our cheeks! Another
good tip.

Mushroom – umm not edible again it does the job!

Ever wonder why we are always hungry?

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

That all TV sets are required to be outfitted with a push button
captions. Fiddling around with the remote or with on-screen
instructions can be extremely frustrating!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1975 – Jack Ashley, the deaf British MP, made the first
TTY call across the ocean, from England to USA.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100

number of days to determine where a deaf person
stands with his new CI; is he making progress
or he is not making progress or he is at a standstill!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Dr Peter Hauser’s Deaf Brain:
http://deafdigest.com/the deaf brain/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Job announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(2) Classroom Assistant – Secondary Department
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistant(s) – Summer Session
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) and three letters of recommendation and/or three references.

Send complete application packet to mailto:inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
or to the address below:

Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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Open positions
Walden School & Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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Job search
Director of the American Sign Language Program
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

We are pleased to announce a job search for the position of
Director of the American Sign Language Program at the
Ohio State University.

Position start date is August 1, 2012.

See the job description below.

The deadline for submission of applications is June 1, 2012.

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State
University offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the
university’s undergraduate requirement for a general education
sequence in modern/foreign college credits. The Program is
administered under the Foreign Language Center within the
College of Arts and Sciences. (See: http://asl.osu.edu/ )
The Ohio State University is located in the heart of
Columbus, which is a thriving city with a large and active
Deaf Community.

Detailed Job Description:
Plans and manages the OSU American Sign Language (ASL) Program.
reporting to the Director of the Foreign Language Center;
coordinates curricular development for the ASL program,
including all ASL course offerings; teaches up to 4 courses
annually; leads ASL instructor meetings; develops and
implements program assessment; coordinates training and
professional development for ASL instructors; evaluates all
ASL instructors in conjunction with the Foreign Language
Center Director; oversees and develops content for ASL
program website; coordinates interpreting ASL for all
program events; assists in identifying and applying for
grant and funding/development opportunities; completes an
annual report for the ASL program; assists in preparing
and monitoring expenses for the annual ASL budget.

Duties Description:

40 percent of job:
Plans and Manages ASL Program: Coordinates the curricular
development for the ASL courses; participates in establishing
policies as they relate to the program. Develops and implements
program assessment, reviews and makes recommendations for
updates on program curricula. Acts as liaison to faculty, students, units, and community members inquiring about the
program; oversees ASL website. Oversees technology integration
in the ASL classroom. Coordinates placement testing, transfer,
and EM credit; plans and manages the preparation of articles,
proposals, reports and educational materials for publication.

30 percent of job:
Manages ASL Instructors and Staff: Convenes and leads ASL
instructor meetings; plans and supervises the scheduling of
events, special assignments, and outreach activities for the
program; coordinates training, evaluation, and professional
development of all ASL instructors; develops and selects
training materials upon recommendations from the faculty
oversight group; coordinates interpreting for ASL for
program events; interviews and trains support staff.

15 percent of job:
Budget and Operations: Assists in preparing budgets and
monitoring expenses for ASL budget; evaluates and
authorizes payments for materials, facilities, and
staff as appropriate; assists in identifying and
applying for grants and funding/development
opportunities; completes an annual report on the program.

15 percent of job:
Teaching: Teaches up to 4 ASL courses annually.

Experience:
Required: Master’s degree in relevant discipline or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in program planning and administration.

Desired: Three years ASL teaching experience in
postsecondary institutions; administrative and
managerial experience in postsecondary education.
Doctoral or terminal degree in relevant discipline
preferred.

Compensation:
Salary: $50,000-$58,000. The Ohio State University offers
a comprehensive package of benefits, state retirement
options and access to the cultural resources at one of
the nation’s largest universities.

Applications:
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and provides reasonable accommodations under
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The job will be posted on the OSU Human Resources website
on May 1st; see https://www.jobsatosu.com/
The complete application package includes a letter of interest
and a curriculum vita (resume) and must be submitted online.
Application deadline is June 1, 2012 or until the position
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job announcement
Director of Employment Services (Full Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont and San Leandro, California

DCARA has a full-time job opening for the position of Director of Employment Services.  This position has two major responsibilities:  1. Manage the Employment Services Department which is charged with the task of working with Deaf and hard of hearing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area to enhance their vocational skills, increase their employability, place them in jobs, and work with them to retain their employment; and 2. Develop and implement the Deaf Employment Training Center, a pre-employment skills training and development program for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.   This position will report to the Executive Director and will occupy an office at the Fremont EDD office (primarily) and at DCARA Headquarters in San Leandro.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Oversee the compliance of contracts that fund Employment Services department within the agency
–    Provide training and supervision to all Employment Services staff
–    Work with Executive Director and Program Developer to develop funding opportunities to implement Deaf Employment Training Center
–    Develop linkages and working relationships with other agencies serving the deaf and hard of hearing community
–    Conduct evaluations of services offered within Employment Services Department to ensure that services are meeting the current needs in the community
–    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients with employers
–    Monitor department budget
–    Facilitate regularly scheduled department meetings
–    Participate in management team meetings to support department as well as agency operations
–    Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    Bachelor’s degree in vocational services, social services, counseling, or related areas.  MA degree preferred
–    Experience in supervision and management
–    At least three years’ experience in employment service delivery
–    Demonstrated organizational, analytical and writing skills
–    Knowledge of MS Windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
–    Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
–    Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people
–    Able to travel during the week (and occasional weeknights/weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE:  Friday, May 18, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

DCARA – Human Resources
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for students, and a well respected Outreach program.

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in pre-school through grade 12.

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby. Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD’s Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social studies are encouraged to apply now

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

Essential functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-service,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

Method of application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Send cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 W 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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DeafDigest – 13 May 2012

DeafDigest Blue – May 13, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-with-artificial-finger/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/free-law-clinic-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-different-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to George Johnston
who departed us. Better known as GJ, this native of
New Jersey, he was many things – teacher, one-man comedy
show performer, athlete, deaf youth leader, sign language
instructor, and others too numerous to mention. And
most important of all, he was the pillar of the New Jersey
Deaf Community.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The National Deaf Children’s Society, in Great Britain, is
saying that deaf teenagers are not part of the family
communications loop – simply because they are deaf. This
group is trying to encourage hearing teenagers to always
involve the deaf in communications at all times.

If deaf tourists visit Jamaica they could stop at the
Sandals Royal Plantation, in St Ann, considered to be
one of the best hotels on the island. And to take in
a dinner. One of the chefs is Lorenzo Stephenson. He
is deaf, and just 20 years old. The hotel general
manager thinks highly of Lorenzo and feels he could move
up in the chef ranks.

– Very Hot News

Dr. Dimitri Kanevsky, a deaf noted inventor, was honored
by the White House, being awarded as Champion of Change.
With 150 patents to his credit, he is noted for his work
with real time captions.

– Sunday May 6th

University of Louisville has graduated its first ten
students that majored in the American Sign Language Interpreting Studies Program. Currently over 50 students are in that
program.

– Monday May 7th

The National Theatre of the Deaf is back to its roots, moving
its headquarters to the home grounds of the Eugene O’Neill
Theatre Center. This was when the deaf theatrical group
began operations in 1967.

– Tuesday May 8th

by Aziza Jackson Seven Alabama School for the Deaf seniors are members of
the first class of students to graduate from a dual enrollment program
between ASD and Central Alabama Community College. The students studied
college biology with instructor …

– Wednesday May 9th

A settlement was reached between the deaf and the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Department of Social Services over lack of interpreters. Both agencies agreed
to provide interpreters in addition to other improvements
in its operations while dealing with the deaf patients.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A warning for would-be-deaf thieves. There are burglar alarms
everywhere. A deaf British burglar broke into a school,
totally unaware that the alarm went off. Made it much easier
for the police to nab him in the act!

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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DO DEAF PEOPLE WANT FREE LEGAL CLINICS?
An agency serving the deaf started legal services because
deaf clients needed attorneys to help them.
Yet, that agency had to cancel the clinic. Why? Because
there were no deaf clients that showed up to meet with
attorneys!
Do deaf people really want free legal clinics or is
it just all talk?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/free-law-clinic-for-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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July 7th, 2012
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A FUTURE HEARING AID
For many years we have seen different types of hearing
aids – big boxes in our pockets, small boxes hidden
in our shirts, behind-the-ear hearing aids, inside-the-
ear hearing aids. Even the CI is really a hearing aid.
It is possible that we will have a new type of
hearing aid that is different. It is hidden in a person’s
tooth!
DeafDigest editor is not sure if it is a good idea –
if a dentist pulls out that bad tooth, maybe it has a
hearing aid inside it!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-different-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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A FACT THAT MOST STATES WON’T TELL
As far as Deaf Education is concerned, we have 50 different
states, and therefore 50 different state deaf education laws,
not to mention district by district laws!.
This being said, there was a posting on a web site which
explains Deaf Education programs in Texas.
It says that there are three options in Texas:

Local education agency
Regional Day School Programs
Texas School for the Deaf

Many states won’t even include a state school for the
deaf as an option!

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DON’T DRIVE AND DEAF-TEXT AT SAME TIME
It is costly in Spain to drive and text at the same
time, never mind if the driver is deaf or hearing.
Well, in Leon, a city in northwest Spain, a deaf
driver was fined 200 euros for that reason. He is upset
and plans to appeal the court ruling.
200 euros means almost $260.00.

THESE HIGH MAINTENANCE HEARING AIDS
A late-deafened group raised the issue of these
high maintenance hearing aids. Specifically they were talking about senior citizens, because of limited
use of hands, struggling just to change batteries
in their hearing aids. Another issue is difficulty
in taking out and then putting in their hearing aids
on a daily basis.
The easier options are:

– hearing aids with large battery size
– in-the-ear-hearing-aids
– using magnets to move batteries around

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Having to come up with creative interpreting to come up
with signs for words to prevent misunderstandings.

An example by a speaker is:

I hear that

a wrong sign may give the impression that the speaker is not deaf

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A question that people often ask me when they see me with the steno
machine is how fast someone can write with “one of those machines.”

Most captioners and CART providers start off as court reporters, and
so they have passed the same tests that court reporters take in court
reporting school.

In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225 words per
minute in order to be certified.  In order to achieve the Registered
Professional Reporter certification offered by the National Court
Reporters Association (NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass
tests at speeds up to 225 words per minute.  To obtain the Registered
Merit Reporter certification, one must pass tests at speeds up to 260
words per minute.

At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest where
contestants compete at speeds up to 280 words per minute.

A REASON TO BE ENVIOUS
A hearing person that works in the Wall Street, said:

I maintain job and sales leads because a lot of the social contacts were over meals, cocktails, playing squash and golf, and that one must have money for these endeavors

Yes, we have interpreters – but it is not the same thing!
So, should we be envious of those that are not deaf?
Well, all depends – every case is different.

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

during high level meetings of financial services
representatives, a deaf representative knew much more than hearing representatives in subject matter – and they
always deferred to his deep knowledge!

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The Deaf and the Law:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) does not
only cover the deaf, deaf-blind and hearing impaired students. It also covers hearing students under 10 other different disabilities.

These are:

autism, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury and visual impairment..

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Ronda Jo Miller, the greatest athlete of either gender
ever to play on Gallaudet athletic grounds, is now on the
pre-season roster of the Washington Mystics in the WNBA.
She just came back to the states after being voted as
the best foreign women’s basketball player in Denmark.

(editor’s note: she played one pre-season game before
being let go)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Forbes magazine, May 21st edition, featured a
story titled “Royal Boom.” It is about a relatively
new spectacle – called dB Drag racing. These dB road
racers drive with a goal, to steer autos with the
loudest stereos.
How loud? The goal is 194 dB, which, according
to physicists and sound engineers, would shatter
the stereo equipment!
Crazy? Yes, but it is becoming a popular event,
attracting sponsors such as Best Buy, XM Satellite
Radio and Circuit City. And some drivers spend
as much as $250,000 on the loudest stereo
equipment they could tinker with.
Do these drivers become deaf? Driving with
unprotected ears, some of them suffer from
ear ringing. And interestingly enough they
refuse to blame it on high dB levels but blame
it on something else!
Self-denial? Yes.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Many hearing people, with deaf children, suffer from
this Magic Bullet Syndrome. The dictionary defines
this phrase as follows:

Something regarded as a magical solution or cure

They want deafness eradicated through different
methods or different ways or different types of
equipment.

A deaf child is a deaf child, no matter what!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my friend said:

My jest is hurting

Jest? Yes, it is a word but it does not fit with
what he was trying to say.

He actually said:

My chest is hurting

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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DeafDigest Gold - May 6, 2012

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Last week's ASL Videos with captions
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Galaxy Nexus(tm) at the Deaf Pager Store

The sophisticated, stylish and speedy Galaxy Nexus(tm) 
is now at the Deaf Pager Store.

Android 4.0 lovers who want an ultra-fast performance 
can zip around the web, download movies in a flash and 
multitask like a madman with 4G LTE speeds and dual-core 
processor.* The brilliant display and super speeds 
make for an epic entertainment experience. With massive 
amounts of storage and optional Mobile Hotspot capability 
supporting Wi-Fi for ten devices, you can power serious 
productivity from virtually anywhere.

The Galaxy Nexus(tm) is priced at $199.99, after $350 
Instant Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) 
and 2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. 
Until 4G LTE coverage is available, you'll enjoy 3G coverage 
nationwide.

Find the Galaxy Nexus(tm) at the Deaf Pager Store, the 
store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for 
deaf and hard of hearing people.

For more information, go to: 
http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG050612

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

........

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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- What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Everyone in Arkansas roots for the Razorbacks football
team of University of Arkansas. Each game is an
event, much helped by the marching band. One of the
members of the band will be Mitchell Moore, an
incoming freshman. Moore is deaf.

Sarah Hajjar is a medical school student at University 
of Calgary. She is deaf and a product of mainstreaming
programs in Edmonton. How did she overcome problems
with the stethoscope? She connects it to a visual
display. Another method is to connect it to her CI.
After she graduates with a medical degree she is
contemplating a career in audiological sciences.

- Very Hot News

Georgia did not follow the ADA when it comes to the
needs of deaf residents of group homes. This was
what U.S. District Judge Richard Story ruled.
He said there are no mental care workers that know
ASL, thus placing the deaf residents at risk.

- Thursday May 3rd

Andy Bonheyo has stepped down from his position as
football coach at Maryland School for the Deaf.
It was not an easy decision for him to make. At
Maryland he produced ten teams that were #1 among
deaf schools during his 11-year run. He previously 
coached at Model Secondary School for the Deaf and 
Texas School for the Deaf and also produced these
national #1 teams at both schools. He continues as 
the school athletic director, saying he has some 
unfinished projects and goals. Both of his sons
are Gallaudet football players. Will Andy return
to coaching? He has not ruled it out!

- Friday May 4th

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Smith Personnel 
Solutions, a temp staffing agency, discriminated against a
deaf applicant that was seeking a position as a stock clerk.
The agency told her that because of her deafness her work at
the warehouse would be at risk. She filed with the EEOC and won.

- Saturday May 5th

Gallaudet has always stressed academics, especially among
many students that play on athletic teams ranging from
football to track. And speaking of football, we had a 
football player - Jeff Kurz winning the 1992 National Football
Foundation scholarship award. This was a big time honor
especially when Gallaudet had problems winning football
games during the early nineties. And now this, by this
very same National Football Foundation has honored
Caleb Hinton to its National Honor Society. Caleb was
one of the important, but unsung, offensive linemen
that helped Gallaudet to a football resurgence in
these past seasons. Congrats, Caleb!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Food and Drug Administration is being dragged
into a feud between The Hearing Industries Association
and the hearing aid providers. Seems the manufacturers
do not want personal sound amplification devices to
portray themselves as "hearing aids" - whereas the
providers say these are important hearing aid accessories.

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IMPORTANT DEAF ACTORS
   We have a few deaf actors that are very important.
Important? Why?
   They play deaf roles in police, fire and SWAT
emergency training films. These hearing officers
watch the training films to learn how to deal with
a deaf person.
   They learn that deaf hands are most important
of all - for writing notes, for gesturing and
for using ASL with interpreters.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-actors/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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NAD Call for Awards Nominations

to be presented at NAD Conference

July 3-7, 2012

Louisville, KY

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-deaf-awards/

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HEARING EMPLOYEE'S PANIC ATTACKS
   A hearing employee works in the same room with
a deaf employee. This hearing person is friendly,
always laughing and always joking around.
   But when there is a need for a simple communication
with a deaf employee to discuss a routine work
matter, then this hearing employee suffers panic
attacks.
   He never has panic attacks with other hearing
employees, always with that deaf employee.
   Fear? Scared? Nervous? Don't know why.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 - 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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IT ALMOST NEVER FAILS
   It almost never fails - that a deaf person grows
up avoiding the deaf, going to a hearing college,
avoiding sign language and then graduates and then 
goes job seeking.
   And where do they find their jobs - either at
Gallaudet or NTID or a deaf school or a deaf agency!
   One must get a job in order to have a roof over
his head and food on his dinner table!

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile - Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign - Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
    Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wand - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
   Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:doctorbyun@hotmail.com for Dr. Bo Byun or
mailto:SLRDDS@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. 
Our dental offices are located in College Park, 
MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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THE 888 OPTION
   What is the 888 option? We have no such option on our
TV sets in USA. But in Great Britain, every deaf person knows
what is the 888 option.
   It is a special button on the TV sets to turn on or to turn off
captions.
   And speaking of turning off captions, there was a debate
among some British deaf people - some want captions only and
to suppress the sign language window. Others want the other
way around.
   Sounds familiar in USA!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

Two surprised deaf cousins
http://35.182.75.222/videos/video-cousins/

   Do enjoy viewing that video! 

A DEAF POLITICAL CANDIDATE
   From time to time we read of deaf individuals wanting to
run for an office in public elections. A few of them have won
elections.
   The list of deaf political officers is at:
http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/
   The latest deaf person is Simeon Hart, a deaf British
man, who is running for election as a Green Party candidate
for a Central Ward in Liverpool.
   He was recently interviewed for a newspaper story.
He admitted his chances for winning is dim because his
political party is not a popular one in his Ward.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

USA Deaf Sports Federation

visit
http://deafdigest.com/usadsf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I know what I hear without my hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is highly hearing impaired

Highly hearing impaired? As if he is almost
hearing (mildly deaf) or he is very deaf
(profoundly deaf).

So vague that this statement is.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it possible for a deaf person to run a business
whose clientele is 100 percent hearing?

A. Yes, but it is not easy. The most successful deaf
business owners that DeafDigest editor knows hires
hearing employees to deal with hearing clients -
whereas the deaf owner stays in the background but
always staying on top of things.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin's corner: 

Reading the menu at a restaurant is difficult these days.

I have very narrow tunnel vision, so the low vision specialist 
didn't recommend stronger bi-focal glasses.

I would need to hold the menu closer to my face and it is too narrow
to read the words.

So he recommended a hand held magnifier with a light.  It's a work for
me.

But I need to remember to bring it with me!  One day I forgot to pack
it!

I had to ask my wife for some recommendations from the menu.

But, with an iPhone, you don't need a magnifying glass! 

There are free or low cost Apps available from the Apple store!

It is neat and who is willing to forget their iPhone? 

 Free App link herehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magnifying-glass-light-digital/id406048120?mt
=8

Oh, by the way, who else overlooks the Today's Specials?!!

Rene's show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that an inventor will come up with a police bull horn
that has a captioned display

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DeafHistory:

Year 1956 - the first CI operation took place. Yes, it was not
until the late eighties when CI took off, and the Deaf
Community was never the same!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

more than 100

art galleries in USA where the late deaf artist
Robert Peterson had his works exhibited

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DeafLibrary Resources

a Bill Clinton additional tidbit.

Look at:
http://deafdigest.com/usa-presidents-link-with-the-deaf/

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is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician - Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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Open positions
Walden School & Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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Job search
Director of the American Sign Language Program
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

We are pleased to announce a job search for the position of
Director of the American Sign Language Program at the
Ohio State University.

Position start date is August 1, 2012.

See the job description below.

The deadline for submission of applications is June 1, 2012.

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State
University offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the
university's undergraduate requirement for a general education
sequence in modern/foreign college credits. The Program is
administered under the Foreign Language Center within the
College of Arts and Sciences. (See: http://asl.osu.edu/ )
The Ohio State University is located in the heart of
Columbus, which is a thriving city with a large and active
Deaf Community.

Detailed Job Description:
Plans and manages the OSU American Sign Language (ASL) Program.
reporting to the Director of the Foreign Language Center;
coordinates curricular development for the ASL program,
including all ASL course offerings; teaches up to 4 courses
annually; leads ASL instructor meetings; develops and
implements program assessment; coordinates training and
professional development for ASL instructors; evaluates all
ASL instructors in conjunction with the Foreign Language
Center Director; oversees and develops content for ASL
program website; coordinates interpreting ASL for all
program events; assists in identifying and applying for
grant and funding/development opportunities; completes an
annual report for the ASL program; assists in preparing
and monitoring expenses for the annual ASL budget.

Duties Description:

Duty PCT (%) 40
Plans and Manages ASL Program: Coordinates the curricular
development for the ASL courses; participates in establishing
policies as they relate to the program. Develops and implements
program assessment, reviews and makes recommendations for
updates on program curricula. Acts as liaison to faculty, 
students, units, and community members inquiring about the
program; oversees ASL website. Oversees technology integration
in the ASL classroom. Coordinates placement testing, transfer,
and EM credit; plans and manages the preparation of articles,
proposals, reports and educational materials for publication.

Duty PCT (%) 30
Manages ASL Instructors and Staff: Convenes and leads ASL
instructor meetings; plans and supervises the scheduling of
events, special assignments, and outreach activities for the
program; coordinates training, evaluation, and professional
development of all ASL instructors; develops and selects
training materials upon recommendations from the faculty
oversight group; coordinates interpreting for ASL for
program events; interviews and trains support staff.

Duty PCT (%) 15
Budget and Operations: Assists in preparing budgets and
monitoring expenses for ASL budget; evaluates and
authorizes payments for materials, facilities, and
staff as appropriate; assists in identifying and
applying for grants and funding/development
opportunities; completes an annual report on the program.

Duty PCT (%) 15
Teaching: Teaches up to 4 ASL courses annually.

Experience:
Required: Master's degree in relevant discipline or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in program planning and administration.

Desired: Three years ASL teaching experience in
postsecondary institutions; administrative and
managerial experience in postsecondary education.
Doctoral or terminal degree in relevant discipline
preferred.

Compensation:
Salary: $50,000-$58,000. The Ohio State University offers
a comprehensive package of benefits, state retirement
options and access to the cultural resources at one of
the nation's largest universities.

Applications:
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and provides reasonable accommodations under
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Qualified women, 
minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The job will be posted on the OSU Human Resources website
on May 1st; see https://www.jobsatosu.com/
The complete application package includes a letter of interest
and a curriculum vita (resume) and must be submitted online.
Application deadline is June 1, 2012 or until the position
is filled or closed.

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job announcement
Director of Employment Services (Full Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont and San Leandro, California

DCARA has a full-time job opening for the position of Director of 
Employment Services.  This position has two major responsibilities:  1.  
Manage the Employment Services Department which is charged with the task 
of working with Deaf and hard of hearing residents of the San Francisco 
Bay Area to enhance their vocational skills, increase their employability, 
place them in jobs, and work with them to retain their employment; and 2.  
Develop and implement the Deaf Employment Training Center, a 
pre-employment skills training and development program for Deaf and hard 
of hearing individuals.   This position will report to the Executive 
Director and will occupy an office at the Fremont EDD office (primarily) 
and at DCARA Headquarters in San Leandro.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-	Oversee the compliance of contracts that fund Employment Services 
department within the agency
-	Provide training and supervision to all Employment Services staff
-	Work with Executive Director and Program Developer to develop 
funding opportunities to implement Deaf Employment Training Center
-	Develop linkages and working relationships with other agencies 
serving the deaf and hard of hearing community
-	Conduct evaluations of services offered within Employment Services 
Department to ensure that services are meeting the current needs in the 
community
-	Advocate for employability and communication access for clients 
with employers
-	Monitor department budget
-	Facilitate regularly scheduled department meetings
-	Participate in management team meetings to support department as 
well as agency operations
-	Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

REQUIRED SKILLS:
-	Bachelor's degree in vocational services, social services, 
counseling, or related areas.  MA degree preferred
-	Experience in supervision and management
-	At least three years’ experience in employment service delivery
-	Demonstrated organizational, analytical and writing skills
-	Knowledge of MS Windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 
Outlook)
-	Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
-	Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people
-	Able to travel during the week (and occasional 
weeknights/weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA 
offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and full 
medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE:  Friday, May 18, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:	Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under 
"About"/"Jobs"), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email 
or fax to:

DCARA - Human Resources
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the 
third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier 
provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and 
hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful 
employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention 
programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school 
program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary 
and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 
faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 
and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior 
administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing 
services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, 
and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, 
mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, 
mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com  

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont 
(203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY 

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 
Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to 
fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with 
an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a 
variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or 
tutoring all aspects of:

- Digital photography technology and processes
- Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, 
Photojournalism, Fine Arts
- Biomedical photographic illustration
- Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction 
in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, 
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for 
a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate 
application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing 
students interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree and/or 
master's degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: 
http://apptrkr.com/243489 - Faculty search for IRC57319. 

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the 
work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified 
individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, 
color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender 
orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national 
origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, 
educational programs and activities. 

The following persons have been designated to handle 
inquiries regarding RIT's non-discrimination policies:                               
Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 
5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President 
for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman 
Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of 
Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: 
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address 
and phone number of the office that serves your area, 
or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, 
helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple 
products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all 
inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and 
dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any 
customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative 
style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services 
suit the end user's needs better than competitor's products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
- Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
- Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
- Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
- Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
- 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on 
customer satisfaction
- Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
- Requires an energetic and outgoing person
- Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be 
able to multi-task effectively
- Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via 
VideoPhone
- Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical 
demands for extended periods of time:
- Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
- Keyboarding (40-60%)
- Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision 
(40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some 
travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out 
of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and 
energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive 
organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve 
as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will 
build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the 
outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 
after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced 
educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep 
commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an 
outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation 
that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional 
needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was 
founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf 
children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow 
Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in 
the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model - 
combining English-based sign language with spoken language - underscores 
the school's prioritization of individual student needs above any 
particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings 
in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition 
to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and 
educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western 
Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has 
become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to 
take the next step in its evolution.  

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that 
enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach 
division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, 
faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. 
The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an 
institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he 
should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, 
parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating 
children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to 
assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and 
resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in 
confidence to: 

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal 
Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who 
contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012 

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

- Interior Design
- Industrial Design
- 3D Arts
- Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
- Computer Aided Design/Drafting
- 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399. 

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012 

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

- Graphic Design
- Media Arts & Technology
- Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. 

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400. 

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video 
Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed 
programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student 
Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team 
at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for 
students, and a well respected Outreach program. 

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as 
preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written 
English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access 
needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to 
special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, 
athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, 
leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in 
pre-school through grade 12.  

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse 
neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city 
with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major 
sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple 
museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby.  
Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild 
winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD's 
Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very 
reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social 
studies are encouraged to apply now 

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD 
teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the 
SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 
month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits 
package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face 
interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official 
posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and 
enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: 
http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr 

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Job announcement 
Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) - Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

Essential functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-service,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience requirements:
A master's degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in 
Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

Method of application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during 
office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying. 

Send cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 W 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years' experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners 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:

- ASSISTANT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR for RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: (Full Time
Position) The qualified candidate shall possess: Bachelor's degree in
Human Services field with two years of supervisory experience in
behavioral health and/or developmental disabilities program; OR a HS
with 5 plus years of experience working in the mental health field,
two of which must be in a supervisory role. Advanced ASL fluency
required.  Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and
interpersonal communication skills (both in person and in writing)
required. Strong ability to manage and complete multiple tasks,
priorities and projects as well as the ability to lead, teach, advise
and motivate staff and consumers. Responsibilities include:
Regulatory Compliance -Insure compliance with the health, safety, and
occupancy regulations and contract requirements of all relevant
Governmental and professional accreditation entities. Assure the
maintenance of DPW and other licensures as required. Budget -Insures
that program expenses are kept within budgetary limits. Work with
Operations Director and other fiscal management personnel to develop
yearly budgets.. Supervision -Maintain a supervisory process
including both individual and group meetings of all program staff for
direction, guidance and support. Communicate agency policies and
procedures, client information, and all other relevant information to
staff as needed. Personnel -Oversee and recruit, hire and train
qualified staff to provide sufficient supervision and support to meet
client needs, agency standards, and contractual or regulatory
requirements. Develop department/division standards in compliance
with agency policies. Liaison - Maintain effective working
relationships with clients, officials, families and agency personnel.
Insure full participation in an interagency planning process for
individual clients as well as for service system development and
problem solving. Provide ongoing communication with psychiatric
service providers such as the psychiatrist, therapists and
specialized consultants or practitioners as well as county and state
governmental agencies.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services 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. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

- RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications: 
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

- 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.  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.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers'
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills. 

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  
Fax: 215-884-6301

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-  Staff Interpreter - Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

-  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

-  Staff Interpreter - Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
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

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DeafDigest – 29 April 2012

DeafDigest Blue – April 29, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/job-fairs-discriminate-against-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/what-is-ada-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tours-at-museum/

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“Four Days in Michigan” at Harris Communications

In 1942, Europe was in the midst of a war. In a small town in
Michigan, a young, deaf Jewish woman and a hearing soldier preparing
to join that war are falling in love. In four days, their entire
lives are turned upside down.

This heartfelt story is told in the new book “Four Days in Michigan”
(B1192), written by Deaf author Philip Zazove and now available at
Harris Communications for only $15.95.

Find this new book and many other new products at Harris
Communications. Click on the “New Products” section on our website,
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For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG042912

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Last week DeafDigest mentioned that Jack Ashley, who
passed away, was the first elected deaf MP in Great
Britain. It may not be entirely accurate because it
was surfaced that the first deaf MP was Francis Humberstone Mackenzie, a Scot, who was elected to
the MP in 1784 and 1790. He became deaf at the
age of 12, but more or less functioned as a hearing
person.

What is Bummy Burstein’s real first name. It is Gerald
but we all know him only by Bummy. Why Bummy? He lost
a 1947 World Series bet; he rooted for Brooklyn Dodgers;
his Gallaudet buddy rooted for New York Yankees. the bet
was that the loser must be stuck with a nickname –
hence Bummy. Brooklyn Dodgers, in these days, were known
as the Bums.  Fast forward 65 years later, Bummy
was written up in a great newspaper story, announcing his
role as a benefactor among deaf and mainstreamed deaf
students in California’s Riverside county. He has
endowed the Gerald “Bummy” Burstein fund with The
Community Foundation. Scholarships and services from the
Bummy fund will go to these deserving county students.
Brooklyn Dodgers? It has been Los Angeles Dodgers since
1958.

– Very Hot News

The feud in Indiana between parents that support parental
choice for deaf children and supporters of Indiana
School for the Deaf is not just going away quietly.
Dispute has flared up again this week.

– Sunday April 22nd

Maitraya Kotecha is said to be one of India’s most
promising fashion models. He has finished 2nd
place in a modeling contest. He is deaf.

– Monday April 23rd

The FCC has amended its rules to make more hearing
aids compatible with voice mobile devices. The
transition period is one year.

– Tuesday April 24th

Years ago one of the chief causes of deafness was
meningitis, It supposedly has been wiped out thanks
to these vaccinations. But is it coming back? The
Confederation of Meningitis Organizations held its
World Meningitis Day and is trying to create awareness
on dangers of this disease.

– Wednesday April 25th

One of 10 Best Jobs in USA is deaf-related – Audiologist. It was announced by Careercast.com. Why best? It says
“to low physical demands, a relatively low-stress and safe working environment, combined with a good 2012 hiring outlook and income growth potential for those entering the profession” – and plus, good average income.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A tug of war is going on between the Plantation Woman’s Club and
the city hall of Plantation, Florida. The city people is asking
for accountability for funds the club has raised and
spent on civic projects. Possibly affected if this stalemate
goes nowhere is the city schools’ and the deaf and
hard-of-hearing program.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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WHAT IS ADA?
What is ADA? This question was asked by a
professor at Northern Illinois University
during a large lecture hall of about 300-350
students.
Only 4 or 5 hearing students knew what
was ADA!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/what-is-ada-for-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Bike with Gallaudet President Hurwitz

fun fundraiser for the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund

ride ends with BBQ on Gallaudet campus

Saturday, May 12, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/Bike with Gallaudet President Hurwitz/

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A MUSEUM CANCELED ASL TOURS
DeafDigest does not want to mention the
name of a museum. That museum advertised
ASL tours with an interpreter. It was because
the Deaf Community asked for it.
The ASL tour was canceled. Why? Because no
one showed up. It wasted the museum’s money
and time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tours-at-museum/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Survey – Survivors of Deaf Domestic Violence

To read what it is all about, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/survivors of deaf domestic violence/

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A CAMPAIGN MANAGER
When a person is running for an election for a
public position, more often than not he has a
campaign manager.
This manager does everything possible – fund raising, political ads, pushing people to vote, etc, etc.
Could a deaf person function in this job?
DeafDigest does not know of a deaf person with this
kind of job in USA, but there was one in France.
It was Raphael Bouton. It is not known who he
was campaigning for or if his candidate won the
election.

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BRIISH LAW FIRMS UNDER FIRE BY DEAF ADVOCACY GROUPS
Do British law firms go out of their way to help and
to accommodate the needs of deaf clients?
No, according to representatives of the Royal Association for Deaf People. They are saying that 1,300 complaints have
been filed by the deaf regarding law firms’ indifference.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

after an interpreting assignment and while I am chatting
with a deaf person, a hearing person would interrupt
the conversation and say something to me, totally ignoring
the deaf person. While I do interpret what the hearing
person is saying, it is still rude

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

NO SUCH A THING AS SINGAPOREAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Deaf people all over the world have their own sign languages,
be it a national sign language or a home made sign language
or a gestural sign language or a body movements sign language.
Whatever. Deaf people of Singapore use sign language, but
it is not Singaporean Sign Language.
What is it? American Sign Language! A recent newspaper
story said:

the American Sign Language is the standard largely adopted by the hearing impaired Singaporeans

A DEAF SEVEN-YEAR ITCH
What is a Deaf Seven Year Itch? It has nothing to do with
marriage issues.
It has a lot to do with what one hearing aid advocate said:

Typically people wait about seven years beyond the time they should
before they try a hearing aid. That`s a lot of quality time lost

This, indeed, is the Deaf Seven Year Itch!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may not realize that most realtime broadcast captioning
and remote CART services are provided from captioners’ homes.  In the
early days of captioning, captioners worked from the offices of the
large captioning companies, but more and more captioners have begun
working from their homes over the last 20 years.  Captioners need
home offices with the proper equipment and backup systems in place to
assure reliable coverage.

Probably the most important element in a captioner’s home office is
electrical power.  Depending on where a captioner lives and what sort
of backup is in place with other captioners to cover assignments, a
captioner may need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in case of a
power failure.  This will keep the captioner’s equipment running for
15 to 30 minutes, which should be enough time to notify another
captioner to take over the assignment.

If a captioner does not have another captioner who could quickly take
over in an emergency, he or she will need to keep captioning for a
longer time in the event of a power outage.  Then a generator might
be necessary.

If a captioner is captioning a news broadcast for a California
station where the weather is beautiful, it would be hard to explain
to the viewers that the captions were interrupted because of
thunderstorms in Texas.

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN – last one in series

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

Deaf way of life in small towns are so different from the
Deaf way of life in London, which has everything

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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

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The Deaf and the Law:

A late deafened man from Texas has filed a lawsuit against
his employer. For years as a salesman, he relied on voice
telephone to make contacts among prospective customers.
But because of his late-deafness, the telephone has
become useless. He asked his employer for a modified
telephone, and the company refused. The lawsuit is
based on ADA violation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Some states refuse to allow deaf and hard of hearing truck
drivers while other states do.
What about Minnesota? It was learned that Minnesota Department
of Transportation gave waivers to 27 intrastate truck drivers
to allow them to drive trucks in the state.
Said the source “Thanks to the department for opening the
doors to these truckers regardless of their hearing losses.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Legislators in Ohio unanimously voted on a bill
to remove all references to “deaf and dumb” along
with other derogatory descriptions of other
disabilities when referring to the mentally ill,
and to describe these individuals as “incompetent.”
Gov. Ted Strickland, whose real job outside of his
political life is a psychologist, said he will sign
the bill.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A college recently disclosed settlement of three
pending lawsuits.

First lawsuit, not deaf-related, for $325,000
Second lawsuit, not deaf-related, for $306,500
Third lawsuit, deaf-related, for just $40,000, plus attorney fees

Are we, the deaf, selling ourselves short?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In a sandwich shop, my friend said:
I think I’m going to get a banana sandwich

I looked up at the menu. I didn’t see banana listed.

I asked him where is it listed and he pointed.

HUH? I still don’t see it and then I realized that he said: “panini” not “banana”

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experience in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovation that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn up to 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, 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 Manager
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

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DeafDigest – 22 April 2012

DeafDigest Blue – April 22, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-heads-turn-deaf-wondering/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/job-fairs-discriminate-against-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Lord Ashley of Stoke
(former Labour MP Jack Ashley, Great Britain) who
departed us. Himself late deafened, he became British’s
only deaf MP, and he became a strong advocate for the
rights of the deaf and the disabled. He served 26 years
as MP (1966 to 1992).

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

SPAT may help determine which is better – ASL-fluent
mental health clinician or a non-ASL fluent clinician,
accommodated by an interpreter – when working with
deaf patients. SPAT? It stands for Signed Paired Associates Test, and it is a project administered by
teams of researchers from University of Rochester
and NTID.

The PBS, on the cable network, will be showing
a new series – Finding Your Root. Part of the
series includes The Spittoon, which details
overlooked deafness among a few long gone family
members. A researcher, curious about family
members, have found deafness in some mid-19th century family members.

– Very Hot News

Deaf people suffer job discrimination everywhere
in the world, especially in Great Britain. This
being said, the Deaf Law Center under the
Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) will no longer
give advice on job discrimination. Why? Because
British’s Equality and Human Rights Commission is
broke and cannot fund the Deaf Law Center any more.
As a result, free advice on job discrimination is
no more. The RAD is trying to find ways to get around the funding cutback.

– Sunday April 15th

In Glasgow, Scotland, there is a mix of bingo and
hearing aids! What is this all about? The Action On Hearing Loss Scotland is working together with the Gala Bingo Center to provide hearing aid services
for senior citizen bingo players. It is a community
service, at no cost to the hearing-aid wearing
bingo players.

– Monday April 16th

A deaf baton twirler competed as part of the Purdue
University team at the World Twirling Championships in Switzerland. Who was that deaf participant. No
one is saying anything!

– Tuesday April 17th

Good news for deaf contractors? President Obama
may require that 7 percent of federal contractors
be disabled, deaf included. If Obama succeeds with
this plan, then it may be the most important government assistance towards the disabled since the ADA.

– Wednesday April 18th

On a memorial cruise to honor the Titanic which sank
on its maiden voyage, there were numerous complaints
among the passengers. One of the complaints involved
an interpreter and her deaf mother that was using a
wheelchair. Despite requests, the ship management
did not provide her with a flashing door knocker,
a special telephone for the deaf, and with TV
captions. Later, the captions were activated – but
just for one channel. Other equipment requests
were ignored.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

T-Mobile has been penalized nearly $820,000
by the FCC for not providing hearing aid
accommodations on its’ cell phones.

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A SYRACUSE. NY JOB FAIR DISCRIMINATES AGAINST DEAF
There was a job fair at a New York State
government building in Syracuse, NY.
Thousands of job seekers were at the fair. But
for several deaf job seekers, they were frustrated.
There were no interpreters. And at the table
booths, the deaf applicants were told to apply
on-line. But hearing applicants could apply
at the booth!
Ironic, because the New York Vocational
Rehabilitation sponsored the fair and also
New York State government is strict about
laws on discrimination!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/job-fairs-discriminate-against-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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The Silent Network returns and is on the internet

more information at:
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AN OLD DEAF CAR WITH LOW MILEAGE
Few weeks ago there was a big story about a 93-year
old woman with a 1964 car with 576,000 miles. She
stopped driving because of vision problems.
Can’t happen to the deaf? Well, there was a deaf
person that DeafDigest editor knows. The deaf person’s
car was about 30 years old and with just 25,000
miles on it. That person used the car only to go shopping
and to go to deaf church on Sundays. For work, the
person used the subway.
Lonely social life? Yes, but that was the person’s choice.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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A TRAPPED DEAF TEACHER
Many school districts teach one method in Deaf
Education – be it ASL, or Signed Essential English
or oral method.
There are a few school districts, and this is
where a trapped deaf teacher comes in. This
particular district allows their own schools to pick their own Deaf Education teaching method.
One school uses ASL; other school uses Cued
Speech, and the other school provides support
for CI students.
And the Trapped Deaf Teacher only knows ASL.
Not an easy situation there.

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NETWORKING IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE AMONG THE DEAF
What is “Hearing Networking”? To get good jobs,
hearing applicants go to trade conventions and
make new friends. And to stay in touch with these
new friends over the years.
Said the hearing person:

Dinners, drinks, talks at conventions – these are how connections are made

Not that always easy for deaf applicants
to make such connections. Yes, there are interpreters,
though. While hearing executive don’t mind
interpreters, others do.

TEACHING ARTISTS HOW TO TEACH ART
Graeme Smith, an Australian art instructor, always loved art and drawing. His love led him to a lifelong career in this field. A newspaper story said he was a
successful businessman and educator.
Now, at the age of 70, he is still at it in art –
only that he is joining a different endeavor – teaching
art teachers how to teach art – via on-line courses.
Graeme is deaf, been deaf since age of 18.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked to interpret at an event where
the interpreter was not familiar with the
subject matter.

Said the upset interpreter:

Talk about embarrassing.  The deaf people there were very supportive, knowing I was a “sub” and I was grateful for their kind understanding.  It taught me NEVER to accept any assignments where I
knew I would not be at my best for interpreting.

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

For those of you who are interested in seeing more captioning,
especially on the Web, and better quality captioning in general, you
might be interested in checking out the Collaborative for
Communication Access via Captioning, also known as CCAC.

CCAC is an international membership community made up of volunteers.

It is not-for-profit and not selling any services or products.

Its mission is: “Advocate for inclusion of quality captioning
universally.” One of their goals is to “ensure that captioning is
mentioned and provided regularly in all places we need it,
universally, as a common everyday practice.”

You might find it interesting to know what is taking place in the
captioning and CART communities around the world.  You can visit
their Web site at http://ccacaptioning.org/ and also find them on
Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

TEXT BOOKS ON WAY OUT IN DEAF SCHOOLS?
Are text books on its way out in deaf schools,
in favor of e-books?
Well, at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf,
there is a pilot program where a class will be using
e-books.
Reason is that text books are more expensive,
whereas e-book apps are much lower in costs.

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

When we need an interpreter for an event, some of us have
to share the costs; this is not the best way but it is better
than having no interpreter at all.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Are dentists required to provide interpreters for
deaf patients under Medicaid?

Yes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Retired Supreme Court Justice Byron White passed away earlier
in the week.
While much admired among the justices on the bench, he opposed
the broader use of affirmative action to remedy past employment
discrimination.
We, the deaf have been unemployed and underemployed from Day One.
It didn’t matter to White.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The annual listing of typical incomes of typical
jobs posted in the recent edition of Parade Magazine,
unwittingly triggered a hot discussion among some
angry interpreters.
It was pointed out in that article that an interpreter
in Miami, Florida earns $59,300. Interpreters are now
using that figure as a benchmark, factoring their own
local cost of living rates, to press for better rates
in the locales where they work.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Many deaf people think they were the only deaf person
on maternal and paternal sides of family tree. Years
later they find they were wrong. They find deafness
among their distant ancestors as well as with their
younger and later generation family members. And
interestingly enough the upset parents of their
deaf children would not allow their deaf child to be
introduced their deaf relative. They are afraid
that their orally-trained deaf child would be
contaminated by their ASL deaf relative!

(editor’s note: for that “contamination” reason,
distant relatives would not allow DeafDigest
editor to meet their deaf children in person)

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said:

I am going to the ACME market

He actually said:

I am going to the A&P market

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experience in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovation that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn up to 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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 Manager
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

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 15 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 15, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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at no cost to you

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(to unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this edition)

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it: captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/four-different-sign-languages-usa/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talkative-hearing-kid-at-deaf-party/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/telecommunications-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-flight-hostess/

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Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] – One of the Fastest on the Market

With a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the Nexus S[tm]
4G from Google[tm] is one of the fastest mobile phones on the market
today. The Nexus S[tm] 4G comes pre-installed with all the Google
apps you’ve come to know and love and is enabled with new and popular
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NFC support and full html web browsing.

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rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the
store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard
of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG041512

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton
HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Russell Harvard, the hottest deaf actor right now
this moment, was written up in a long newspaper
story. He stressed that deaf actors rarely appear
in New York playhouses, pointing out to just two
plays that involved the deaf in the past three
decades – Children of a Lesser God and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Rebecca Klooz, a deaf teacher in the Marshall Public Schools system in Minnesota, was profiled in a
newspaper story. She lost much of her hearing shortly after birth because of an open heart surgery. Her
ability to hear got worse over the years. Wearing
hearing aids she relies on lipreading to function
in a classroom with deaf kids.

– Very Hot News

People in Texas are in celebration of Erastus “Deaf”
Smith’s 225th birthday. As many of us know, Deaf Smith
was a spy, a scout and a soldier in the Texas
Revolution. He was instrumental in helping Texas
break away from Mexico. The celebration is going on
right now at the Texas Capitol. Helping orchestrate the
event is Steve Baldwin, probably the nation’s most
eminent Deaf Smith historian.

He said:
The exhibit is an accumulation of my 30-year passion on the subject matter; I chose an artistic angle to simply a crucial aspect of Texas history in which Deaf Smith made an impact in securing a pivotal victory for Texas’ independence

– Thursday April 12th

Deaf New Zealanders wanting to watch DVD movies
with subtitles are out of luck. It was pointed out
by deaf MP Mojo Mathers that there is no law
requiring that all DVD movies be subtitled.

– Friday April 13th

West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
allows use of ASL in its classrooms and anywhere
on the campus. But this school has never had such a written policy on faculty and staff ASL
requirements. This may change, according to a
newspaper story.

– Saturday April 14th

The Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
will be part of the state-wide reorganization of
state agencies, as implemented by the administration
of Governor Sam Brownback. How and to what extent
would it impact on the deaf agency is not yet known.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

We have watched TV programs about undercover people looking
for things that go wrong in restaurants and in workplaces.
What about us, the deaf? Yes, but not a TV show but a government grant in Texas to help the Austin Tenants’ Council find out which landlords discriminate against the deaf that
want to rent apartments! There will be “secret shoppers”
that will pretend to rent apartments but will expose the
excuses landlords use to avoid renting to the deaf. This
grant is being funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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ORGANIZATIONS FOR DEAF AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR ORAL DEAF
We have some organizations for deaf people. We also
have some organizations for the oral deaf.
Members in deaf organizations use ASL. Members in
oral deaf organizations communicate orally and some
also communicate in sign language.
Which national organization was the first one
that both ASL deaf and oral deaf joined as members?
It was the Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.
or TDI.
TDI was founded in 1964 to help distribute TTY
machines that deaf and oral deaf both use!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/telecommunications-for-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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51st Biennial NAD Conference
Louisville, KY
July 3-7, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-the-deaf-conference/

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A SIGN LANGUAGE FLIGHT HOSTESS
One European airline has a hearing hostess
who is very good with her sign language.
She would use sign language to interpret
flight emergency instructions.
This is great for Europeans that know that
sign language. This is not great for Americans
that only know ASL!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-flight-hostess/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

DEAF DEVICES OF THE FUTURE
What are our future Deaf Devices? Take a look at:

http://tinyurl.com/6r66lqe

A HEARING BUSINESSMAN EXPLOITS A LOOPHOLE
A hearing owner, of a small business, is
successful. He is busy all the time and often
has to turn down more businesses.
Why does he turn down more businesses? To
expand his business, he has to hire more
employees. He currently has 10 full time employees
but won’t hire more of them.
Why? The ADA regulations do not require small
businesses with less than 15 employees to hire
interpreters if the need arises. He constantly
stays at 10 employees just to make sure he
is on the safe side of the ADA regulations!

LATE DEAFENED POLICE OFFICER WINS CASE
Karen Beasley, a detective with the Birmingham,
England police force, has become late-deafened. She
is using hearing aids to help her function with
her police duties.
She filed a formal complaint with the police
department, saying they didn’t do enough to accommodate
her hearing loss. They would not give her promotions
and extra responsibilities because of her hearing loss.
She won the case. The police department now has
to decide how to best accommodate her needs on the
force.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-linotypists/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/junior-national-association-dea/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

no one really talks to me anyway

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A Deaf Student Uses Cochlear Implants To Hear

This statement is puzzling. Yes, we all know that CI users
use this device to hear, but is the writer implying that
CI has other purposes asides from being able to hear?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I want to learn American Sign Language. What is the
best way to learn?

A. While there are sign language classes and on-line classes,
nothing beats being assimilated with the ASL users. Of course
that option is not always possible.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

I still can call via Video Relay Service (VRS).

When I place a call via VRS interpreters, I began by telling the interpreter:

“Interpreter, FYI, I am Deaf-Blind”.  The VRS interpreter seems to be frozen.

I think I can read their minds: “How in the world can this Deaf-Blind man see?”

It is that “shock and awe” thing.

That brought me to the point of changing how I inform VRS interpreters about my needs.

Now, when I call someone via VRS interpreters, I say this:

“Interpreter, I have Usher Syndrome.”

The video interpreters now say this….

“You need me to change to a black top?  Can you see me?  Do you want me to sign smaller?  Do you want me closer to camera?”

Wow, what a big difference when I changed how I identified myself!

Thank you VRS interpreters for your good work.

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that we will have an “all-deaf” cable TV channel which is
24/7 and will show all these past deaf movies – such as
Love is Never Silent, Johnny Belinda, My Name is Jonah, etc.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1912 – Roger Demosthenes O’Kelly graduated from Yale
University. The Yale people were saying he was the second
deaf person to graduate from that university. He went
straight to Yale from the North Carolina School for the
Negro Deaf. Coming home, he then became an attorney,
specializing in Corporate Law.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

26 million Americans

that need hearing aids but are not able to get them because it is so costly

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DeafLibrary Resources

short list of Cued Speech facts
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-cued-speech-facts/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Walden School
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Dispensing Audiologist
http://deafdigest.com/dispensing-audiologist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Billing Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/billing-specialist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Human Resource Director
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-human-resources-director/

Overnight Child Care Worker – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Teacher – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Family Partner (Part-time) – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

In order to process application packet, a resume, cover letter, and three references and/or three letters of recommendation are required.

Please apply online or send to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: (508) 875-3355

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for students, and a well respected Outreach program.

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in pre-school through grade 12.

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby. Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD’s Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social studies are encouraged to apply now

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

Essential functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-service,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

Method of application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Send cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 W 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners 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:

– ASSISTANT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR for RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: (Full Time
Position) The qualified candidate shall possess: Bachelor’s degree in
Human Services field with two years of supervisory experience in
behavioral health and/or developmental disabilities program; OR a HS
with 5 plus years of experience working in the mental health field,
two of which must be in a supervisory role. Advanced ASL fluency
required.  Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and
interpersonal communication skills (both in person and in writing)
required. Strong ability to manage and complete multiple tasks,
priorities and projects as well as the ability to lead, teach, advise
and motivate staff and consumers. Responsibilities include:
Regulatory Compliance -Insure compliance with the health, safety, and
occupancy regulations and contract requirements of all relevant
Governmental and professional accreditation entities. Assure the
maintenance of DPW and other licensures as required. Budget -Insures
that program expenses are kept within budgetary limits. Work with
Operations Director and other fiscal management personnel to develop
yearly budgets.. Supervision -Maintain a supervisory process
including both individual and group meetings of all program staff for
direction, guidance and support. Communicate agency policies and
procedures, client information, and all other relevant information to
staff as needed. Personnel -Oversee and recruit, hire and train
qualified staff to provide sufficient supervision and support to meet
client needs, agency standards, and contractual or regulatory
requirements. Develop department/division standards in compliance
with agency policies. Liaison – Maintain effective working
relationships with clients, officials, families and agency personnel.
Insure full participation in an interagency planning process for
individual clients as well as for service system development and
problem solving. Provide ongoing communication with psychiatric
service providers such as the psychiatrist, therapists and
specialized consultants or practitioners as well as county and state
governmental agencies.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services 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. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

– 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.  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.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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position opening
Principal
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

SALARY: $ 81,100 – $145,800

Summary:
The Principal serves as the chief instructional leader of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy to grade 8. The KDES Principal focuses on high student achievement; building a positive school climate that supports the whole student; leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction; and building a high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve the school’s vision and goals. The principal collaborates with teachers, staff, parents, and the school community members to implement innovative educational programs and school systems that accelerate student achievement.  The principal leads the school’s leadership team and directs all aspects of the instructional and support service programs provided to students enrolled at KDES and their families.  The Principal is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and collaborates with other Clerc Center leaders in order to achieve the mandates for the Clerc Center contained in the Education of the Deaf Act (EDA). The Principal supervises and evaluates the Assistant Principal, the instructional coordinators, teachers, managers and the administrative support staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Master’s degree in education of the deaf, educational administration or related field.
–    Three years successful teaching experience with elementary or secondary age deaf or hard of hearing students
–    Three years. successful experience in a school leadership position.
–    Applicant must possess Administrative certification or license at the time of hire or obtain within two years from date of hire.

TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, resume, Gallaudet employment application to:

MAIL:
Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall 106
Washington, DC 20002

ELECTRONIC:
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

FAX:
202-651-5344

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Opening teaching positions at
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2012-2013

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    English Teacher-MSSD
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD
–    Elementary Teacher-KDES –    Art Teacher-KDES

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University . KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 13th, 2012.  New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 13th, 2012.  The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2012.

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position opening
Instructor, Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio

Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300
academic degree programs, for the more than 29,000 students
representing 46 U.S. states and 80 foreign countries.  They’re a
culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic
spectrum.  Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you
in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the
pulse of business, government and the community. Most important, here
you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new
academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation
and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on
campus.  Excellence, opportunity and energy.  You will find all three
at The University of Akron.

Requires a relevant Master’s degree, and three years experience
teaching American Sign Language (ASL) at the college level. Native or
near native fluency in ASL, with extensive knowledge of ASL
linguistics and deaf culture is required. Responsibilities for this
job include; teach classroom instruction to include any offered ASL
studies course, collaborate with ASL Coordinator on ASL program
projects, cultivate and mentor new part-time faculty, work with Early
High School program to maintain enrollment and address retention
issues, and attend faculty meetings.

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:
http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/  Requisition number: 007234. The
University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment
opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance
with state and federal laws.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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 Manager
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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-when-interpreter-leaves-group/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-user-worst-moment/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-heads-turn-deaf-wondering/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Could a deaf social service agency establish a new social
club for the hard of hearing? Apparently so in Great Britain. The West Norfolk Deaf Association, which is
a social service agency, has established the King’s Lynn Hard of Hearing Club. The goal was for people, wearing
hearing aids, to get together on a social basis. DeafDigest
wonders if this new social club is welcome to the signing
deaf and the oral deaf, both of may not wear hearing aids?

A late-deafened senior citizen is in hot water with the
police in Gosport, England. She turned up the music
full blast in her apartment for more than a year, ignoring complaints from her neighbors. the police stopped her
and issued her a Asbo, which stands for Anti-Social Behavior Order. It resulted in her not being allowed to listen
to music.

– Very Hot News

James Castle, an illiterate deaf artist who became famous
years after his death, has surfaced again in the news
this week. Because his scribbled pieces of drawings are
valued as much as $50,000 per piece, people are still
squabbling over his estate. At issue are recently-
discovered pieces of additional artwork found in
attic of Castle’s house. A judge will have to decide
who is the rightful owner of these pieces.

– Sunday April 8th

Yet, another sign language software – this one which
promises to convert sign language to speech, for the
benefit of the hearing that wish to communicate with
the deaf. It has been developed by an engineering
team at the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology
in India. It is not the first such software, nor would
it be the last one.

– Monday April 9th

A team of researchers at Germany’s Design Research Lab
is claiming a new Sign Language glove for the use by
the deaf-blind. A skeptical deaf-blind leader said:

Another glove for communication.  Will it work?

– Tuesday April 10th

Several deaf organizations have stated their opposition
to the suggested waivers by the FCC for videogames and
web-based TV and DVR features.

– Wednesday April 11th

The deaf-blind to communicate in Morse Code? This is the
dream of Anmol Anand, a student of the engineering
program at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
in Delhi, India. He is working on a special Morse Code
text pager. Will this work? Will the deaf-blind be
willing to learn Morse Code? These are the two questions
that this student has to face.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The World Deaf Chess Championship is taking place
on September 27th through October 7, 2012 at
Almaty, Kazakhstan. 160 chess players from 19
nations have signed up to take part. How many
from USA? Just one player!

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ALWAYS WONDERING WHY HEARING HEADS TURN
You are deaf and you walk your dog. Suddenly
your dog turns his head around.
Or you walk on the sidewalk. Suddenly you see
hearing people turn their heads around.
Dogs can hear. Hearing people hear. They
hear something – such as noise, or screaming
or shouting – somewhere far behind your back.
You know nothing about it but you see heads
turn and you get nervous, wondering what is wrong.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-heads-turn-deaf-wondering/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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FCC announces new and important video captioning dates

to read the announcement, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/fcc-new-video-captioning-dates/

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JOB DESCRIPTIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT
There was a job opening at a school for the deaf.
It was a high paying job and many deaf professional
people, all of them ASL-fluent, applied for the
job.
The job went to a hearing person who knew no ASL.
Why?
The job description required a special skill with
a certificate in that field. The hearing person had the
certificate. None of the deaf professionals had
that certificate.
This is why job descriptions are very important.
That job description did say that applicants become
ASL-fluent within 2 or 3 years, so the hearing person
is “safe” for now.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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AN UNUSUAL CLUB
Somewhere in Indiana, there is a club. The name of
the club is:

Deaf People Anonymous

Each new member has to introduce himself. And the club
is based on the procedures of the Alcoholics Anonymous.
DeafDigest thinks it is for late-deafened people with
a denial of their hearing loss.

MENUS IN FUTURE RESTAURANTS
Go to a Chili’s chain restaurant and you may see
touch screens given to patrons.
They can pick out their meals and pay their checks.
Not sure if all restaurants will use the touch screen
technology. But DeafDigest editor has already seen
few restaurants in Washington, DC with this technology.
For us, the deaf, perhaps it makes our restaurant
experience much easier. Less hassling with waiter
communications?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked by a speaker to help pass out pencils,
paper and other things whereas he should have an assistant for this task

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

A STRANGE LAW IN HARTFORD
There is a law on the books in Hartford, Connecticut.
Dog owners are not allowed to educate their dogs.
Educate the dogs, as in teaching the dogs some sign
language? Yes, but illegal in Hartford. Law is law.
What about dogs on the campus of American School
for the Deaf? Not against the law – because the school
is located in East Hartford, not Hartford – both cities
sit next to each other!
Dumb law? Yes, very much so.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

There are more situations these days where sign language interpreters
and CART providers are working together to provide access for people
with a hearing loss.  There are conventions, seminars, and meetings
where there are Deaf, late-deafened, and hard-of-hearing
participants.

What people need to realize is that the most important thing is that
all participants need access to what is taking place.  For people who
learned sign language as their first language, they may not be
comfortable reading CART from a computer screen.  However, there are
people who are late-deafened or hard of hearing who do not know sign
language well enough to be able to understand what is going on by
relying on a sign language interpreter.

It is important to remember that CART providers and interpreters have
different roles, but they have a common goal of providing
communication access to all participants.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (end of short series)

the most important of our basic needs is
full ADA implentation

what does that mean?

self-explanatory!

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

I am so lonely in the small town, with no deaf people around,
that I rely on basic gestures just to communicate with the
hearing people, no matter where I am – on the street, in the
pub, in the restaurant, etc.

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The Deaf and the Law:

In Swaziland, a hearing man was arrested on suspicion of
murder. While he was in prison, awaiting trial, he became
deaf. Since he was illiterate and knew no sign language,
the court is at a quandary on how to deal with this
murder case!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Much publicity was generated in the Deaf Media over the Majocha
civil rights lawsuit victory that stemmed over refusal of the
Pittsburgh Ear, Nose & Throat Associates to provide an interpreter.
DEAFDIGEST has two comments – first, an irony because in many
cases Ear, Nose and Throat medical centers are familiar with
the deaf, since it is ear-related.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A whammy took place at the Deaf History Conference
hosted at Gallaudet University on April 11th.
Ben Bahan was on the podium, as part of the
program, and he was talking about the importance
of electrical light in the building. Just as when
he signed these words “electrical light” to make a
point in the speech, the lights went out and stayed
out for three hours.
No, Ben did not plan to time the words “electrical
light” with the power blackout, which plunged half of
the campus into darkness.
An errant backhoe on the construction site was
the villain, cutting the power line.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A recent article, widely distributed early this week, said:

Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. With the new implants, children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything

This statement is puzzling. Many deaf children were
outfitted with hearing aids in schools. With such hearing
aids they can hear sounds. And as adults with CI, they
can hear everything, yes, but not necessarily always able to discriminate what they hear.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my friend, talking about lions, said:

The boat protects us from the lions

boat?

The friend actually said:

The moat protects us from the lions

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.