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DeafDigest – 15 February 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 15, 2012

— Deafness was a secret with a famous TV actress

Charlene Tilton, who played the role of Lucy Ewing
in the famous TV series – Dallas, during the early
eighties, was deaf. It was a secret with everyone.
Her TV producer and director knew nothing about it.
Her hearing aids were hidden in her hair. Why a
secret? She was afraid she would not be hired if
TV people knew of her deafness!

 

– An important deaf man in the Japanese court system

The courts in Japan operate differently from USA.
In Japan, lay judges handle non-jury court trials.
They have no law degrees, but investigate the cases,
study the evidence and decide if the defendants are
guilty or not guilty. One lay judge, Tomaru Takayuki,
is deaf and uses sign language. He has interpreters
in the court room. He is Japanese’s first deaf lay judge.


— New Zealand Parliament fights deaf legislator

New Zealand Parliament won’t pay for electronic
notetaking needs for Mojo Mathers, the first
deaf member of Parliament. Her party will pay but
may seek legal action to get money back from the
Parliament. She gave a speech, saying that Parliament
speaker’s attitude is wrong. New Zealand’s “ADA”
gives rights to the deaf. When Gary Malkowski
was in Ontario’s parliament, they paid for his
interpreters. It is different in New Zealand.
Already the New Zealand papers said the Speaker
spends money on trips, art, parties, but not
a penny on deaf devices!

 


— A comedy about audism in a theatrical play

Playwright Nina Raine, not deaf, wrote a play,
“Tribes” going on now in an Australian theater.
While the phrase – audism – is not mentioned
in the play, it is so obvious. The play is
about a deaf boy that struggles with his
hearing father that wants “perfect” speech,
“perfect” lipreading, “perfect” acceptance
into hearing world. The deaf boy rebels and
joins the Deaf Community. The father is upset.
The deaf character in the comedy is deaf
himself. The audience is mostly hearing and
they laugh at the comedy.

 

— Why was Super Bowl ASL Sing Signer ignored on TV?

The list below shows ASL Sing Signers that were shown
on TV in the past Super Bowls:

1993 – Marlee Matlin
1995 – Heather Whitestone
2007 – Marlee Matlin, again

all others were ignored on TV
It is obvious. If the signer is famous, she will be
televised. If she is not famous, the TV will ignore her.
Shame on these TV people for their attitude!

DeafDigest – 13 February 2012

DeafDigest Blue – February 12, 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/to-admit-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-changed-attitude/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-owned-barking-dogs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/only-election-candidate-was-deaf-man/

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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 Chuck Baird,
a much beloved deaf artist and actor that departed
us. To read more about Chuck, please visit:

http://deafdigest.com/chuck-baird-deaf-actor-artist-death/

A photograph of Chuck, with credits to Steve Baldwin &
Paul Rutowski, is at:

http://deafdigest.com/chuck-baird-photo-deaf/

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Theresa Franklin,
a British deaf businesswoman, that departed us. She owned
a prosperous dog-based business that had many clients
in the town of Hinckley, near Leicestershire, England.
Her business – My World of Dogs – specialized in grooming,
walking, training and day care. She also trained dogs for
the blind.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind was written up in
a newspaper story. Depending on how readers wish to interpret the story, the school is thriving, serving
1,400 deaf and hard of hearing students. Or the
school is suffering from a low enrollment, only 85
students on the Gooding campus. Thriving because the
school is #1 source of reference for deaf students
that reside hundreds of miles away from the Gooding
campus. Suffering because the Gooding campus enrollment
numbers is just too low.

The Kentridge HS (WA) swimming team has a deaf swimming coach –
Michael Dobner. And he is accompanied by his interpreter
during practices and meets. And much of his communication
with his swimmers is done by a white eraser board where
he writes down messages and comments. How good is the
team – only lost one dual meet and finishing up high
in the post season meets. When not coaching the team he
earns his pay by teaching ASL at three different schools.

– Very Hot News

When an elected public official promises something for
the deaf and then backs off, then he feels the heat
from the deaf community. This is what is happening to
Conservative MP George Eustice. He promised to give
opportunities for deaf children in 2010 while running
for election. Come 2012, he voted to reduce benefits
for deaf children.

Said an angry family:
We are angry and disappointed at Eustice’s inconsistency

– Sunday February 5th

DeafDigest feared that Rachel Mazique, the ASL signer
during Super Bowl opening ceremonies, would be cut off
from the TV set. The fear was correct; no one wanting
to see her sign-sing, was able to do so. Needless to
say, Rachel was upset about it. DeafDigest does not
blame her.

– Monday February 6th

A representative from Statistics Canada invited a deaf
husband and wife to participate in a survey about
technology. They accepted but requested services of
an interpreter. Their request was turned down. Said
Statistics Canada spokesperson:

the incident should never have happened and will be
investigated.

– Tuesday February 7th

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned a deaf man arrested during
the G20 protest in Toronto. It was learned that all
charges have been dropped. The attorney, arguing on behalf
of the deaf man, said he was just being curious as to
what was going on and was just crossing the street. The
police yelled at him, ordering him to go back, and while
he didn’t he was arrested.

– Wednesday February 8th

Andrew Sigmaringam, a young deaf man, was awarded the
Ontario Junior Citizen of Year. He was honored for his
work at a mentor and leader among deaf people his age.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Home Depot, accused of violating the ADA by discriminating
against deaf employees, reached agreement to settle the
class action lawsuit. This chain has agreed to make their
stores deaf-friendly for all deaf employees.

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

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THE BARKING DOG AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people own and love dogs. And many dogs bark –
for these reasons (hunger, wanting to walk, not feeling
too good, attention, etc)
When a dog barks at a hearing person, the dog is
immediately told to “shut up.” When a dog barks
at a deaf person and he sees it, then same thing – “shut up.”
But at night when the deaf person is sleeping or
has company, then the barking dog gets away with it.
And it is embarrassing when a cop, based on neighbor
complaints, comes to your house to discuss the barking dog!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-owned-barking-dogs/

(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:
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THE DEAF MAN WON IN A LUCKY ELECTION CAMPAIGN
Some years back in Florida, a deaf man, who never ran
for public office, decided to run for election for a
minor position.
His opponent won the election for many years for that
same minor position and was expected to win again.
As time neared the election time, the hearing opponent
dropped out of the election, leaving the deaf man as the
only candidate.
As the only candidate, he was immediately elected to
that minor public office!
A real weird election it was.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/only-election-candidate-was-deaf-man/

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

TRYING TO PRONOUNCE IS FRUSTRATING
A DeafDigest subscriber shared this tale for all
of us.
She was discussing a workplace issue with a hearing employee. The hearing employee did not understand
what she was trying to say.
The word she struggled was – consultation. She thought
pronouncing it was same as pronouncing consult!
The English language, sigh, the deaf woman said!

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WARREN BUFFETT AND THE DEAF
Warren Buffett is the world’s most famous and most
successful investor. He has pledged to give away 99
percent of his wealth towards philanthropic causes.
Well, what about it? He owns Kraft Foods. And
Kraft Foods would not spend a cent on their commercials
during the Super Bowl!
Should not place the blame on Buffett. He probably
has no clue as to what is important to us, the deaf,
while viewing TV programs.

REQUESTING A NEW UNIVERSITY IN KENYA
The Kenya Society for the Deaf Children has recently
asked the government to establish a university for
qualified deaf students.
The Kenyan leader said:

the deaf students are not destined to be carpenters, tailors or book shelf makers. We have top brains among these students

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that new interpreters cannot shadow veteran interpreters
to learn new tips and tricks

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Using the steno keyboard of STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDS, as you can see,
only four of the vowels actually appear on the keyboard.  Captioners
use the letters “EU” to make an “i.”

The same principle applies with the rest of the keys.  If a captioner
hits “TK” with his/her left hand, that is a “d.”  “TP” is “f.”  “PW”
is “b.”  “PH” is “m.”  “TPH” is “n.”

Every sound that is made as an initial consonant must be made with
the letters “STKPWHR.”  Therefore, when you see a captioning mistake
and you cannot possibly imagine how a captioner could be so far off
in the spelling of a word, it might be because he/she missed hitting
the correct sound by one letter.

For instance, if the captioner was trying to write “dad,” he/she
would write “TKAD.”  If “TPAD” were written instead, you would end up
with “fad.”

All sounds using final consonants in words must be written with the
right hand on the steno machine.  The only letters available for
final consonants are FRPBLGTSDZ.  Once again, we must use
combinations of letters to make other letters.

Since different letters are present on the right side of the keyboard
than the left, these combinations will be different than the ones we
use with the left hand.  For final consonants, “PB” would be “n.”
“PL” would be “m.”  “BG” is “k.”

AN IMPORTANT REASON FOR A CI
Why do many people get implanted? An audiologist
gave an important, but a simple, reason. He said:

When hearing aids aren’t enough, cochlear implants can help

He is right.

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

The nearest interpreter is 75 miles away, and there is no
bus or train service between my town and the interpreter’s
town.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The AgBell filed two briefs in the appeals court, supporting
the rights of the deaf to get CART services in the classroom.

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It was learned that deaf fisherman Dennis Bacon has
been profiled on the ESPN network.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Some of the nation’s best collegiate debating teams
(sorry, none from either at Gallaudet, CSUN or NTID)
will congregate at the National Ethics Bowl.
One of the topics to be debated is:

Should a deaf couple use a sperm donor who’s likely to
give them a deaf child?

We do need a deaf debating team to offer us a
Deaf Perspective on this hot issue as opposed to
listening to a Hearing Perspective.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Does it pay to be anti-hearing? There are some deaf people
that do not want to have anything to do with the hearing?

There was a Washington Post story on Jaime Contreras, not
deaf, but an activist with the Service Employees International Union. He came to USA, not knowing a word of English, but
taught himself the new language and after cleaning offices
for years, became an activist for the union, yet making
friends everywhere – politicians, the opposition, the
media. No matter how hot the issues were, he never lost
his cool. He was able to achieve results for his union.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the dentist’s office, the dental hygienist,
while working on the patient’s teeth, said something.

The deaf patient thought she said:

I am frosting your teeth

She actually said
I am flossing your teeth

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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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position opening
Rehabilitation Specialist-Part Time
Arundel Lodge, Inc
Edgewater, MD

Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a mental health agency located in Edgewater, MD. We provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to mentally ill adults. Rehabilitation Specialist (20 hours per week) will provide daily living skills support to deaf or hard of hearing clients in a classroom setting and in the community.  Duties also include; medication monitoring, transporting to appointments, and applying crisis intervention when needed.  Must be fluent in American Sign Language.  Minimum qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, related work experience and education in Human Services or related field preferred. Send resume to; Arundel Lodge, Inc., Human Resources, 2600 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD  21037; Email; mailto:Lmurphy@arundellodge.org , Fax: (410) 841-6045, http://www.arundellodge.org

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notice of vacancy
District-wide Special Education Teacher (anticipated)
Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

For students with moderate to severe disabilities including visual and hearing impairments
WORK YEAR:        School year 2012-2013
STARTING:          August 2012
SALARY RANGE:        $39,034 – $72,657

QUALIFICATIONS:         NH certified or eligible for Blind and Vision and Deaf and Hearing Disabilities, HQT in Elementary Ed. Must have experience working with students with moderate to severe disabilities presenting with visual and hearing impairments.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This position provides instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices.    Responsibilities of this position include conducting assessments, consult and collaborate with peers regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of service delivery, and assist in the development of student IEP.s so that students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.  Assist teachers to become familiar with the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of students with these impairments to enhance the instructional environment and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
External applicants should submit a completed application, a letter of interest, resume, copies of official college transcripts, three letters of professional recommendation, copy of NH certification or a statement of eligibility for the appropriate endorsement area and HQT documentation.

Please submit a completed application packet to: Nashua School District, Attn: Dana O.Gara, Human Resource Director, 141 Ledge Street, Nashua, NH 03060.

Applications are available on our website at http://www.nashua.edu

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

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position opening
Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position
Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Barre, Vermont

http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center

Vermont State Vocational Rehabilitation services has a full time Rehab Counselor for the Deaf/HOH (RCD) position to fill here in beautiful Vermont.

The position number is #760155, “VR counselor I AC: Deaf&HOH”.

The home office is based in Barre, which is central Vermont off interstate 89.  The position covers 3 other offices in the northeastern part of the state, “the northeast kingdom”.

Substantial traveling is required.  Fluency in ASL. Master’s degree requirement is explained in the job description.

Attractive office space in Barre.  Dedicated, professional staff to work with. There are several certified Interpreters nearby, Sorenson Ntouch VP in Barre, and Zphone in other 3 office locations.  Qualified candidate will have access to an iPhone 4.

Any questions, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehab Counselor Deaf/Hard of Hearing:  mailto:bill.hudson@state.vt.us   http://www.vocrehab.vermont.org

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong “people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person” the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS  candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment.  Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

For additional information about our company log on to our website
http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012; 2012 – 2013 school year:

– Secondary Science Teacher (Immediate)
– Secondary Social Studies Teacher (Immediate)
– Elementary Teacher (Fall 2012)

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at http://www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/780-6563

An EEO/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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position opening
Agency Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  This individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

Salary is $19.50 – $30.23 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Anne Levy, 10601 Lomas NE, STE 115, Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

Or email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or faxed to 505-255-8029.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Vocational Program Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 268 West Adams Street, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.

EOE

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3 open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-65014562

– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043216

– Telecommunications Consultant
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043224

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position opening
Civil Rights Program Manager
The Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people throughout Maine who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate our constituents. life experience, culture, history, and civil rights issues.  MCD currently delivers programs in the areas of civil rights advocacy and legal services, adaptive equipment distribution and sales, communications and outreach for Maine’s Relay Service, and other programs.

MCD seeks an energetic and experienced civil rights advocate and/or attorney with program management experience to serve as manager of our Civil Rights Program.  We are looking for the right person for this position, whether an attorney or advocate.  Because we have a part-time attorney on staff already, attorney experience is a plus but not required. Similarly, ability to communicate in American Sign Language (.ASL.) is a plus, but not required.  We will consider applicants seeking either full- or part-time positions.

The manager of the Civil Rights Program (CRP Manager) is responsible for ensuring that the Civil Rights Program meets the service delivery and reporting requirements of our funding grants/contracts, and is delivering high-quality legal and advocacy services.   The CRP Manager will meet personally with clients to deliver advocacy services; if an attorney, the CRP Manager will deliver legal services and represent the client in administrative and court proceedings.  The CRP Manager also leads interagency collaboration, grassroots activism/education efforts, and systemic advocacy at the Maine Legislature.  The CRP Manager is responsible for effectively managing and reporting quarterly and annually on program outcomes, including budget, staff, and grant/contract compliance.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director and contributes to the advancement of MCD.s mission and vision.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and written and communication skills.  Experience with civil rights issues in legislative and/or legal setting is a must.  Experience with ADA compliance, with civil rights law generally, and with special education law are greatly desired, as is experience with Maine’s legislative process.  Familiarity with ASL, alternative communication modalities, D/deafness, Deaf Culture, and hearing loss is preferred.  Attorneys will be required to maintain an active Maine license.

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.  D/deaf and hard of hearing, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Qualified candidates should send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to: Executive Director, Maine Center on Deafness, 68 Bishop Street, Suite #3, Portland ME 04103 or email to mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

MCD is an EOE.  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.

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
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 –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

TO APPLY for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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 – 30 January 2012

DeafDigest Gold – January 29, 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/deaf-employees-pushed-into-retirement/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-electronics-at-deaf-convention/

This week’s ASL Videos with text:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

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For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG012912

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
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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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– Special notice

The signed videos in this Gold edition come with text
on the screen. Text is located below the video. The
change is being made because of circumstances.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Video games are notorious for not being deaf-friendly
(lack of captions and subtitles). This may change, at
least a little, if a Japanese game programmer has his
way. He developed a game – Katawa Shoujo, which is
about a group of deaf and disabled students attending
a special needs school. This game involves interaction
between the group – and contestants need to make
game-choices, just like with other games on the market.

Ken Noll, who is deaf and has a college degree in
landscape architecture from University of Illinois,
was written up in a local newspaper. He owns
his business – Garden Kingdom, based in Glen Carbon,
Illinois but does business in the tri-state area.
Currently he has a staff of nine people working
for him, performing full service landscaping.

– Very Hot News

We have had deaf individuals donating money to Gallaudet;
we also have had deaf individuals donating money to NTID.
What about hearing colleges? Deaf architect Robert Nicol
has donated a 7-figure amount to Fresno State University.
Funds donated often come with strings attached, and in
Nicol’s case, it must go to a program to help hearing
parents work with their deaf children.

– Thursday January 26th

Another cause of deafness is antibiotics, according
to researcher Peter Steyger, himself deaf. Working as
a research scientist at Oregon Health & Science University
he has published his findings in a health publication.

– Friday January 27th

We have weather spotters, those individuals that enjoy looking
at the weather at a location and then reporting it to the
National Weather Service. Deaf weather spotters? A workshop
taking place in Nashville hopes to train a deaf group to become
weather spotters. The group is learning everything what it takes
to identify different types of weather.

– Saturday January 28th

A reality TV show is being launched in Mexico. The program –
Viaje Todo Incluyente – involves five disabled individuals,
two of them deaf, that love to travel and tour popular sites. The deaf participants are Julio Cesar, a student, and Alejandra, a teacher of the deaf.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Stem Cells going to help the deaf? The FDA has approved an
experiment that the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital,
Houston, TX will be performing. It is just an experiment,
and so, no conclusions should be reached until down the
road.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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PAYING FOR INTERPRETERS AT A WORKSHOP

A deaf person had to attend a workshop as part of his job
training. The issue was – who should pay for the interpreter?
Should the employer pay for it or should the workshop host
pay for it.
The deaf person came up with an idea. He made a suggestion
that he attend the workshop free. And in turn the fee that would
have normally paid for the workshop would go to the interpreters.
The workshop host liked the suggestion, and everyone was
happy about it.

– for ASL News version with text underneath, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/

(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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DEAFNESS ISSUES NEWSPAPER PULLOUT SECTION
In USA many newspapers have special pullout sections. These
pullouts are all about special issues like religion, country, political party, health, food, travel, the football Super Bowl, etc.
Deafness issues in a paid pullout section? Never saw one in American
newspapers. But in Great Britain, there were a couple of deafness-related
pullout sections in the past.
Wish we had one in USA – that would fairly cover deafness from A
to Z without showing bias.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

– for ASL News version with text underneath, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

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

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Communication Access and Accommodation Card

This New Year print your own personalized card to use when you visit
your doctor or any health care office.  You can make your own card to
state your communication and language needs.  Click on the “Create
Card” button when you have filled in the blanks below. Print the card
and keep it with your other identification cards.

Show the card to let doctors and other health care providers know
about your language and communication needs.  When you first schedule
an appointment too, let the office know what you need in advance to
ensure you have a visit where communication flows smoothly.

You can check this out in front page in http://www.healthbridges.info

HealthBridges is a website which offers behavioral health, advocacy
and resource information for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard
of hearing.

Happy New Year from the HealthBridges Team!

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THE RIGHT AND THE WRONG COMMENT ABOUT THE DEAF

A deaf activist said:

I feel the need to get the word out that the deaf are becoming invisible.

This comment is not correct; he should have said:

I feel the need to get the word out that the deaf have been always invisible.

EMBARRASSING TO MISPRONOUNCE
A DeafDigest subscriber shared this tale. She said:

My company gave us new mousepads. I told this colleague that my mousepad kinda smells like gas.

The fellow hearing employee thought the deaf employee
said:

cats

To be deaf is to mispronounce, guess so!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-advocate-and-hearing-aid-user/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Virginia Association of the Deaf

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

A NEW CAFE IN TOKYO
A new cafe has opened in Tokyo. Staff is all deaf. The
name is “SingwithMe” and it serves deli, including coffee.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

Who says I need a hearing aid? I hear fine without it.

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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?

A newspaper story said:

He is culturally deaf

Culturally deaf? Meaning that he is either:

– a deaf person involved in the Deaf Community
– a hearing person that is involved in the Deaf Community

Leads to more confusion if it is changed around to:

He is not culturally deaf!

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered
already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are deaf people invisible with their deafness?

A. Yes and no. A deaf person that does not sign and
does not have a hearing aid or a CI will appear to
be invisible in public. But once a deaf person uses
sign language or speaks with an obvious deaf voice,
then the invisibility disappears!

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:

Mail

Reading mail has been more difficult for me these days.

My small magnifying glass has become less and less effective.

Now I use a scanner and scan it into a PDF file.

Then I read my mail on my computer screen with my choice of large font size!

My simple solution was getting an “All in One Printer”

Now, send me all the mail you want!

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 every drive-in fast food outlets have a special push button
at the speaker kiosk to inform the inside staff that the
driver is deaf. The Culver’s chain in Wisconsin has this
feature, but other chains do not have it.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1760 – British’s first deaf school was established in
Edinburgh.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

51
states in USA plus DC

38 of them have deaf education programs in colleges

13 do not have deaf education programs in colleges

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf architecture? Deaf House? Same thing?

look at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/

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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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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills?
Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will
instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as:
psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the
classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade
of managing childrens behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior
specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong peoples person skills?  You
will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a
peoples person the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills
to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS  candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social
Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work
experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years
work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of
verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients
require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours
per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept
more than one assignment.  Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks
County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to
mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

For additional information about our company log on to our website
http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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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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seeking ASL Interpreter
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking American Sign
Language Interpreter for the period April 1—June 18, 2012 to
provide interpretation services between acting company members,
directors and creative personnel, and theatre staff at rehearsals,
technical and dress rehearsals, meetings and for other activities.

The assignment requires:

*  Strong signing and voicing skills
*  Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
*  Understand appropriate roles and individual responsibilities
relating to interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing persons
*  Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of
Professional Conduct
*  Strong understanding of theater culture
*  Flexibility to work within a changing schedule, including
evenings and weekends
*  Understanding of the fluid, collaborative process of theatrical
creation
*  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
*  Ability to interact with stakeholders with a variety of
perspectives and needs

This position’s internal contact is the Associate Producer, Company
or Associate Artistic Director. This position also works in close
collaboration with Associate Producer, Stage Management and the Stage
Management department.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

*  RID certification (CSC, CI, CT, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master)
*  Graduate of an ITP or related job experience
*  5 years professional experience; 3 years post-certification
*  Experience working in a theatrical context or organization
*  Experience with Shakespeare or verse drama preferred

Interpreter can expect to work between 25-35 hours per week, at an
hourly pay rate to be negotiated. This position works in OSF’s
rehearsal halls, theatres, meeting rooms, and other spaces. Requires
frequent repetitive hand and arm use. Standing for up to two hours
may be required, as well as climbing stairs and negotiating stages
and scenery. Evening/night and weekend work may be required as
dictated by the rehearsal and production schedule. OSF will provide
housing and round-trip travel for non-local interpreter, and access
to standard complimentary ticket package.

To apply, please send in a single e-mail a) cover letter addressing
your qualifications for the position, b) résumé, and c) 3
professional references (name and phone number) to
mailto:humanresources@osfashland.org

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials before February 1, 2012. All documents must be in Word or PDF format.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

Intensive Care Coordinator: Part-time (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

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

Please send resume, cover letter, three references to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Apply online: http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview.

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE.

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(revised posting)

Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or near completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..  A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, a member of COPLAC, is Oklahoma’s only publicly supported four-year liberal arts college. A function of the institution is to provide an outstanding general education program with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. The program features interdisciplinary team teaching and extends throughout the student’s entire undergraduate experience. Operating on a flexible trimester system which permits the opportunity for accelerated studies, USAO offers a limited number of career, professional and specialized degree programs which are especially strengthened when combined with an interdisciplinary, liberal arts foundation. The University is located in central Oklahoma, 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, in a community of 16,000.

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position opening
Vocational Program Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of
Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational
Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department
in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement
services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One,
WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement
options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or
related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with
either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental
health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and
qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department,
268 West Adams Street,
Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org
or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Worcester State Hospital
Worcester, MA

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-deafhard-of-hearing-worcester-state-hospital/

Seeking one part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs/wk) for a
specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for Deaf persons in Worcester,
Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. This is an excellent position
for an experienced interpreter with excellent ASL skills who has or wants
to develop a specialization in mental health interpreting. Candidates must
have at least two years of full-time or part-time professional experience
providing interpretation and/or transliteration services for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing population after successful completion of the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening.

Salary Range:  $22,543.04 to $30,627.22
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement,
free parking.

To apply, please send resumes to:
Attn:  Carolyn Burnett, Office of Health Human Resources
Department of Mental Health, Worcester State Hospital,
305 Belmont Street,
Worcester, MA 01604

or email: mailto:healthhr-customerservice-centralma@state.ma.us

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to: http://www.mpc.edu/employment/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

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

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

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.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– 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.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 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.

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

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

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

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

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– 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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

– 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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DeafDigest – 22 January 2012

DeafDigest Gold – January 22, 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employees-pushed-into-retirement/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-electronics-at-deaf-convention/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-lawsuits/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nightmare-in-mainstreamed-class/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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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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– Changed video setting and style

when you visit this week’s videos, you will find a
different setting and style. Because of circumstances,
this move was made necessary. Thank you for bearing
with DeafDigest.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that the Viuda Bistro
restaurant, near Austin, Texas, is deaf owned and
deaf operated. This restaurant has received good
reviews in a local newspaper. While the novelty
of a deaf restaurant has leveled off, there is a
core of loyal patrons that keep on coming in to eat
on a regular basis.

Many deaf people in Africa are unemployed. One such deaf man – Boniface Okutoyi, of Kenya, is a
successful businessman. He owns his carpentry business,
and word got around among hearing patrons of his
woodworking skills. He makes furniture from scratch –
sofa sets, dining tables, school chairs, desks,
stools, etc. Hearing patrons gesture to him or draw
on a piece of paper what they want, and Boniface
quickly catches on.

– Very Hot News

A $60.00 hearing aid? Yes, in India if C-DAC, a
manufacturer, has its way. It was announced that
C-DAC is going ahead with its plans.

– Thursday January 19th

Deaf leaders in Pakistan is asking the government to
set aside two percent of jobs for the deaf. They are
claiming that the government is backing out of its
promise to find jobs for the deaf.

– Friday January 20th

Deaf Britons no longer get Disability Living Allowance
(sort of like our SSDI). But it is being replaced by
Personal Independence Payment. And this is something
they are not familiar with and are trying to figure out
exactly what is this supposed to be.

– Saturday January 21st

It is bad enough for the deaf to be second class
citizens in South Africa, let alone being second
class collegiate students! The issue is that
aspiring deaf collegiate students are often not
able to take courses they want to take. Much has
to do with attitude against the deaf and lack of
qualified interpreters in classes.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

In almost all nations, there are deaf playing against the deaf
in a variety of sports, including the National Deaf Games.
How important are these National Deaf Games to the city’s
economy. The city officials of Adelaide, Australia, excited
over hosting the 2016 Australian Deaf Games, put a dollar
figure on economy. They estimated $1.5 million Australian
dollars being pumped into the Adelaide economy in 2016. Where does the money go to? To hotels, restaurants, gas,
souvenirs, photographers, game officials, taxi drivers, etc.

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THESE THREATS ON ADA LAWSUITS
There are deaf people that accept discrimination.
There are also other deaf people that won’t accept
discrimination and always talk about filing these
ADA lawsuits.
Should we always file a lawsuit over every little,
every tiny, and every small ADA violation? Or should
we wait till there is a major, and big-time ADA
violation before filing a lawsuit?
DeafDigest editor is not an attorney, and it is
up to you – but remember one thing – the only people
that win with these ADA lawsuits are these hearing
attorneys!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-lawsuits/

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

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(last call – deadline: February 1, 2012)

Announcement from Deaf Seniors of America President, Jim Potter

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-of-america-railroad-ride/

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A NIGHTMARE AT A HIGH SCHOOL MAINSTREAMED CLASS
This is a true story. This is not a joke. A deaf
student in a public high school mainstreamed program
has no speech skills.
Yet, a high school teacher forced him to stand up
in class and to speak out (with voice and without
interpreter) in a classroom discussion!
The stupid teacher immediately realized his mistake,
and told the deaf student he was excused from speaking!

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

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

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Communication Access and Accommodation Card

This New Year print your own personalized card to use when you visit
your doctor or any health care office.  You can make your own card to
state your communication and language needs.  Click on the “Create
Card” button when you have filled in the blanks below. Print the card
and keep it with your other identification cards.

Show the card to let doctors and other health care providers know
about your language and communication needs.  When you first schedule
an appointment too, let the office know what you need in advance to
ensure you have a visit where communication flows smoothly.

You can check this out in front page in http://www.healthbridges.info

HealthBridges is a website which offers behavioral health, advocacy
and resource information for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard
of hearing.

Happy New Year from the HealthBridges Team!

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PULLING A PRANK ON A DEAF FARMER
For one reason or other, there are always hearing people
that try to take advantage of the deaf.
Years ago, a deaf farmer was giving orders to oxen
that was to pull a load. The farmer would march on and then
take a peek to make sure the oxen was following him with the load.
A group of neighborhood boys would tell the oxen “whoa”
forcing the animal to stop. The deaf farmer, unaware of the
prank, would walk far ahead and be puzzled why the oxen
didn’t follow him!

THE ACCENT AND THE DEAF
The deaf struggle with regional accents more than the
hearing. A hearing person may hear an accent and may
possibly try to make adjustments with his speech. A deaf
person can’t.
And also, lipreading an accent can be frustrating.
A hearing person may hear an accent but can figure it out.
Accents and the deaf, always frustrating!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-agency-advocate/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Vermont Association of the Deaf

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

A WAY OF DESCRIBING A CAUSE OF DEAFNESS
A web news said:

Children who are deaf as a result of a genetic anomaly or syndrome

Genetic anomaly or syndrome? As in “deaf of deaf parents”?
Good question but possibly Hunter’s Syndrome, Treacher-Collins syndrome, Trisomy 18, CHARGE Association and some others.
An educator of the deaf said:

Very, very interesting wording!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid causes me to lost trust of my fellow employees

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

He is half-deaf

Half-deaf? Meaning he is deaf in one ear,
or he is either moderately deaf or
severely deaf (but not profoundly deaf)

Two completely different issues – deaf in one
ear and having hearing loss in both ears

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered
already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. India says $60.00 hearing aids will be manufactured.
Is it for real?

A. Doubtful, unless it is a no-frills, one size fits it all
hearing aid with cheap electronic parts that will break
down after short period of use.

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:

Organize

Keeping the kitchen organized is important for individuals who are blind or vision impaired.

When you have several people living in the house, it is a challenge!

I once cooked chicken fried rice that was declared an official disaster!

I always kept soy sauce in front on the shelf.

Somehow the Worchester sauce came in front of soy sauce.

You see how important to keep the kitchen cabinet organized.

Anyway, I do not recommend Worcester sauce in chicken fried rice!

Keep organized!

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:

The FCC has mandated January 1, 2014 as the compliance
deadline for content providers to come up with their
captions on “everything”

Just wished the deadline was January 1, 2012. Yes,
“due yesterday” not due almost two years from now.

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DeafHistory:

Fact or legend?

Year 1848 – Bethel, a British ship, sailed towards San
Francisco, its occupants wanting to mine gold during
the Gold Rush days. Something must spooked the ship
that when it arrived in San Francisco Bay, everyone
walked away, never to return. One of the occupants
that walked away was the ship’s cook, who was deaf!

It is not known if the ship was able to sail back
to England or if it sank into the waters of the
Bay.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Unemployment numbers –

30 percent
South African hearing people unemployed

93 percent
South African deaf people unemployed

Very sad!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Who were member of European royal families that were deaf?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-members-of-european-royal-families/

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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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seeking ASL Interpreter
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking American Sign
Language Interpreter for the period April 1—June 18, 2012 to
provide interpretation services between acting company members,
directors and creative personnel, and theatre staff at rehearsals,
technical and dress rehearsals, meetings and for other activities.

The assignment requires:

*  Strong signing and voicing skills
*  Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
*  Understand appropriate roles and individual responsibilities
relating to interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing persons
*  Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of
Professional Conduct
*  Strong understanding of theater culture
*  Flexibility to work within a changing schedule, including
evenings and weekends
*  Understanding of the fluid, collaborative process of theatrical
creation
*  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
*  Ability to interact with stakeholders with a variety of
perspectives and needs

This position’s internal contact is the Associate Producer, Company
or Associate Artistic Director. This position also works in close
collaboration with Associate Producer, Stage Management and the Stage
Management department.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

*  RID certification (CSC, CI, CT, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master)
*  Graduate of an ITP or related job experience
*  5 years professional experience; 3 years post-certification
*  Experience working in a theatrical context or organization
*  Experience with Shakespeare or verse drama preferred

Interpreter can expect to work between 25-35 hours per week, at an
hourly pay rate to be negotiated. This position works in OSF’s
rehearsal halls, theatres, meeting rooms, and other spaces. Requires
frequent repetitive hand and arm use. Standing for up to two hours
may be required, as well as climbing stairs and negotiating stages
and scenery. Evening/night and weekend work may be required as
dictated by the rehearsal and production schedule. OSF will provide
housing and round-trip travel for non-local interpreter, and access
to standard complimentary ticket package.

To apply, please send in a single e-mail a) cover letter addressing
your qualifications for the position, b) résumé, and c) 3
professional references (name and phone number) to
mailto:humanresources@osfashland.org

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials before February 1, 2012. All documents must be in Word or PDF format.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

Intensive Care Coordinator: Part-time (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

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

Please send resume, cover letter, three references to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Apply online: http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview.

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE.

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(revised posting)

Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or near completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..  A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, a member of COPLAC, is Oklahoma’s only publicly supported four-year liberal arts college. A function of the institution is to provide an outstanding general education program with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. The program features interdisciplinary team teaching and extends throughout the student’s entire undergraduate experience. Operating on a flexible trimester system which permits the opportunity for accelerated studies, USAO offers a limited number of career, professional and specialized degree programs which are especially strengthened when combined with an interdisciplinary, liberal arts foundation. The University is located in central Oklahoma, 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, in a community of 16,000.

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position opening
Vocational Program Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of
Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational
Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department
in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement
services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One,
WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement
options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or
related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with
either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental
health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and
qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department,
268 West Adams Street,
Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org
or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Worcester State Hospital
Worcester, MA

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-deafhard-of-hearing-worcester-state-hospital/

Seeking one part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs/wk) for a
specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for Deaf persons in Worcester,
Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. This is an excellent position
for an experienced interpreter with excellent ASL skills who has or wants
to develop a specialization in mental health interpreting. Candidates must
have at least two years of full-time or part-time professional experience
providing interpretation and/or transliteration services for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing population after successful completion of the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening.

Salary Range:  $22,543.04 to $30,627.22
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement,
free parking.

To apply, please send resumes to:
Attn:  Carolyn Burnett, Office of Health Human Resources
Department of Mental Health, Worcester State Hospital,
305 Belmont Street,
Worcester, MA 01604

or email: mailto:healthhr-customerservice-centralma@state.ma.us

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to: http://www.mpc.edu/employment/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

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

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

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.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– 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.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 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.

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

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

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

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

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– 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

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

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

–  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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DeafDigest – 22 January 2012

DeafDigest Blue – January 22, 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pointing-finger-at-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hairstylist-and-hairstyling-magazines/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-think-deaf-cannot-talk/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-hates-hearing-boss/

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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?

To raise funds for the Career Counselling Agency for the Deaf
in the Czech Republic, twelve most famous hearing individuals
have been modeling themselves, one month per model. The agency
sells calendars of these models at a “Deaf Cafe” in Prague.
This agency was founded in 2006 in an effort to teach the deaf
job training skills.

Malaysian parents are possibly the worst enemies of
their deaf children. Making this accusation is
Mastika Sijol, an administrator of a rehabilitation
center. She said that hearing parents refuse to
send their children to the center to help them
with their life goals.

– Very Hot News

Larry Taub, the first deaf headmaster in the storied history of
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, has resigned from his position.
This resignation takes effect when school closes for the summer.
The school press release said he wishes to pursue other
professional opportunities.

– Sunday January 15th

Tamil Nadu, one of the 28 states in India, has
established seven separate disabled people categories.
One such category is deaf, and the government is proposing
to try to help all the disabled, the deaf included.

– Monday January 16th

What is a reasonable accommodation and what is not, at least
in Great Britain. DeafDigest mentioned several times that
deaf diplomat Jean Cordell had her diplomatic job pulled
off the table when it was learned that cost of professional
lipreaders was too expensive. Great Britain explained that
“reasonable accommodation” is how critical is lipreading
to her job, how would deaf employee benefit from lipreading,
cost of lipreading professional in proportion to the office
budget, any precedence in the past with government professional
lipreaders, ability for any employer to spend that much money
on professional lipreading and would the expenditure be
appropriate. The government based its decision on such criteria.

– Tuesday January 17th

Canada, for some reason, is getting more and more
strict with their immigration guidelines as far as
deaf immigrants are concerned. It is so bad that
the Federal Court of Canada is looking into this
issue. A hearing engineer from Philippines originally
given a temporary worker visa, wanted to bring his
wife and family along. One of the children is deaf
and this was the reason for Canada saying no. He
filed a lawsuit. Canada was afraid that disabled
immigrants would impose a burden on the national
welfare system!

– Wednesday January 18th

Deaf residents of Forth Worth, Texas, interested in the city
council proceedings, are now able to watch the captioned
discussions. Captions are showed on a special screen that
is 3 feet wide, 9 inches high, and is claimed to be
clear to those that sit within 50 feet away. It didn’t
say, however, if deaf people, standing from the back of the
room would still be able to watch captions?

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

This past May, Hear USA filed for Chapter 11
bankruptcy. If the Southern District of Florida
approves it, this means the company can reorganize
while trying to pay off its debts. Whats’ the update?
An insider said there’s much confusion going on as
to the real direction Hear USA wants to take.

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

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A BLUSHING HEARING EMPLOYEE
A deaf employee that can speak very well, had a
problem with a hearing employee.
That hearing employee always thought the deaf
people were dumb, helpless, and cannot talk.
This hearing employee would use gestures every time
he saw that deaf employee.
Tired of these silly gestures, the angry deaf employee
shouted at the hearing employee:

Can you talk?

The hearing employee immediately blushed with a
red face.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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for people with disabilities (deaf, included)

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more information at:
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IF YOU HATE THE BOSS
Today’s economy is bad. Many people have no jobs.
If you are deaf and have a job, then you are lucky.
But suppose you have a job and you hate your boss,
then what should you do?
Quit the job and look for a better job with a
better boss. Or to stay in the job and still hate the
boss.
If you quit your job, it is a gamble, because it may
be a long time before you find a new job.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-hates-hearing-boss/

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

A STREET NAME SAME AS ONE OF OUR ASL GESTURES
Could there be a street anywhere that whose name
is the same as one of our ASL gestures?
Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/pah-road-auckland-new-zealand/

There is no such a word in a dictionary for the
phrase pah – but in ASL, it means either “finally”
or “about time.”
Why pah? More of a mouthing reaction to something
that is “about time” or “finally.”
Please read the text that comes with this picture.

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Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
EST….7 Days a Week

** Express TTY Repair Service Available **

For more information….contact:

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TOLL FREE: 1-866-889-4872 (Voice or TTY)
In MD, DC and VA — Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY)
FAX: (301) 963-0785
VP: (866) 536-6781
E-Mail: info@hearworldusa.com or info@unitedtty.com
Web:   http://www.HearWorldUSA.com or http://www.UnitedTTY.com
Live Online Support — AIM: UnitedTTY or HearWorld

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A DEAF LEAD SINGER IN A BAND
The band “History for Sale” is being led by a lead singer,
Mark Young, who is deaf and wears hearing aids while
performing on stage.
DeafDigest is not sure if he is late-deafened or has been
deaf all his life. A search of his bios on web sites do not
deal too much on his hearing loss. Do keep in mind hearing
loss is common with musicians everywhere.

LEARNING SOMETHING NEW
All of us learn something new every day, regardless of
our age.
One recent blog hooked DeafDigest editor. It said:

Learning to go Deaf

Never thought of it. It applies to those that are
losing their hearing, either because of age or illness
or accident.
Many people, when they lose hearing, go into denial,
refusing to learn what captions, relay services, signaling
devices, sign language are all about – and to join these hearing-loss self support groups.
This header (Learning to go Deaf) is a step in a
positive direction!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Without letting me know in advance, students that want to watch
a video instead of interacting with hearing students during
study hour

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because it is very important that all caption viewers become
advocates for better quality captioning, it is also important for us
to understand what kinds of errors are made in realtime captioning.

Sometimes people do not understand how a captioner could have made an
error because what came up on the screen seems to be totally
different from what was said.  They think that the captioner might
have misunderstood or misheard what was said.  Sometimes they think
that the captioner is not very smart.

That may not be the case.  What may have happened was a small
fingering error by the captioner, and that turned one word into
something totally different.

Because the steno keyboard is very different from a computer or
typewriter keyboard and because captioners are writing whole words
and phrases at the same time, the “typos” that a captioner makes look
very different from typos on a traditional QWERTY keyboard.

If a captioner slips with one finger, it may not just change one
letter in a word, but it can totally change the word into another
word.

Here is an example of a fingering error.

A captioner may have intended to write:

“We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial collapse.”

However, because of a slight misfingering error where the captioner
moved his or her right middle finger down slightly, it was
transcribed as:

“We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial clans.”

A GOOD RESOURCE FROM THE GOVERNMENT
Do visit:

http://disability.gov

It is a gold mine of information you may need to know about
many things.

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JAFFE VS MATALIN – A LIPREADING MYSTERY
Mr Jaffe, a past high school teacher, was easy to
lipread. The famous Mary Matalin was impossible to
lip read.
Why? A past school administrator was asked this
question. This administrator said:

People with great facial and body expressions are much
more easy to speech read. Some of that is cultural.
While it is stereotyping, certain cultural groups are
more expressive than others. For some reason, people
in politics (Matalin) are so poker-faced that they
cannot be lipread at all. Worst offenders were
university officials, though.

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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:

— Our rights as deaf passengers when flying

What are our rights as deaf passengers while flying?

** flight information must be visually displayed
** reservation requests by telephone cannot be hung up on relay calls
** ticket counter personnel and flight hosts must write notes for us
** on-flight announcements must be handwritten for us

This is the Air Carrier Access Act. There may be, sadly,
a loophole – if the flight is overseas, this Act may or may not
apply! Just ask beforehand.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A DeafDigest subscriber wanted the address of the ADA
agency!
It was explained to the subscriber that ADA is a set of
regulations and is not a government agency.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

This does not apply to Deaf Canadians that enjoy
coffee served by the Tim Horton’s chain. This
concerns Starbucks Canada’s refusal to provide
interpreters for a deaf Starbucks employee.
Settlement has been reached in that Starbucks
Canada will:

– design a “request interpreter” forms
– provide ASL interpreters upon need by deaf employees
– furnish a TTY machine for each deaf employee
– provide ASL interpreters at Starbucks job fairs
– compensate Barbara Burdick, who filed the lawsuit
– accommodate deaf employees that need shift replacements

Because Starbucks encourages American coffee drinkers
to get together at their outlets everywhere in USA, the
Canadian lawsuit settlement brings closure that is win-win
for North American patrons.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

More and more hearing people are becoming deaf,
thanks to noise pollution and refusal to protect
their ears.

A big question is this:

What makes people think they won’t go deaf?

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

An employee brought in donuts for everyone to eat

I asked who brought these donuts.

I thought someone said:
Texas

Texas?

That person actually said:
Sandy

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012; 2012 – 2013 school year:

– Secondary Science Teacher (Immediate)
– Secondary Social Studies Teacher (Immediate)
– Elementary Teacher (Fall 2012)

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at http://www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/780-6563

An EEO/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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position announcement
Job Developer
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position based in Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada. DHHARC has two offices: one in Las Vegas and one in Reno/Sparks.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Type of appointment: Full-time/40 hours a week/Non-Exempt

Location: Las Vegas

Posting Date: January 20th, 2012
Closing Date:  February 10th, 2012

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides advocacy training and support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients to develop or maintain a level of independence and ensure higher quality of life. Employee will conduct accurate assessments and develop service plans based on clients. needs and goals. Focus is on specific areas of job and career development but is not limited to: literacy, employment preparation, budget management, time management, job referral, career guidance, skill set training, and adult education classes. In addition, the employee will work closely with Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists to develop programs or classes based on perceived needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients. Employee will also participate in technology/ equipment distribution programs and any community education workshops they develop and facilitate for DHHARC. When needed, employee will work on evening and weekends and also may need to travel to rural areas.

SALARY:  $36,224-$39,202 Based on Experience, plus customary benefits.

REQUIREMENTS: –    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    At least 2 years. experience working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in areas of job development, advocacy, and community outreach
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language –    Ability to facilitate group discussions
–    Knowledge about key issues within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities
–    Ability to assess clients. interests and abilities based on testing provided by Vocational Assessment Professionals and discussions with consumers
–    Have a clear understanding of all telecommunications equipment, relay systems and related services
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights laws
–    Ability to carry out projects independently and be a team player
–    Valid drivers. license and reliable transportation is required
–    Knowledge of basic computer skills and ability to maintain effective record keeping practices

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: At least High School Diploma/GED plus experience of working in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a resume, application form and references to DHHARC at 2575 Westwind Rd Suite C Las Vegas, NV 89146. Contact the Las Vegas office for the application form.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (February 10th, 2012) For further information, please contact Acting Director Anne Urasky at mailto:anne.urasky@dhharc.org or at 702-475-4751 (VP) or 702 363-3323 (V/ TTY) or 702 685-0324 (FAX)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

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faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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position opening
Agency Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  This individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

Salary is $19.50 – $30.23 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Anne Levy, 10601 Lomas NE, STE 115, Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

Or email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or faxed to 505-255-8029.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Vocational Program Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 268 West Adams Street, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.

EOE

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3 open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-65014562

– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043216

– Telecommunications Consultant
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043224

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position opening
Civil Rights Program Manager
The Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people throughout Maine who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate our constituents. life experience, culture, history, and civil rights issues.  MCD currently delivers programs in the areas of civil rights advocacy and legal services, adaptive equipment distribution and sales, communications and outreach for Maine’s Relay Service, and other programs.

MCD seeks an energetic and experienced civil rights advocate and/or attorney with program management experience to serve as manager of our Civil Rights Program.  We are looking for the right person for this position, whether an attorney or advocate.  Because we have a part-time attorney on staff already, attorney experience is a plus but not required. Similarly, ability to communicate in American Sign Language (.ASL.) is a plus, but not required.  We will consider applicants seeking either full- or part-time positions.

The manager of the Civil Rights Program (CRP Manager) is responsible for ensuring that the Civil Rights Program meets the service delivery and reporting requirements of our funding grants/contracts, and is delivering high-quality legal and advocacy services.   The CRP Manager will meet personally with clients to deliver advocacy services; if an attorney, the CRP Manager will deliver legal services and represent the client in administrative and court proceedings.  The CRP Manager also leads interagency collaboration, grassroots activism/education efforts, and systemic advocacy at the Maine Legislature.  The CRP Manager is responsible for effectively managing and reporting quarterly and annually on program outcomes, including budget, staff, and grant/contract compliance.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director and contributes to the advancement of MCD.s mission and vision.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and written and communication skills.  Experience with civil rights issues in legislative and/or legal setting is a must.  Experience with ADA compliance, with civil rights law generally, and with special education law are greatly desired, as is experience with Maine’s legislative process.  Familiarity with ASL, alternative communication modalities, D/deafness, Deaf Culture, and hearing loss is preferred.  Attorneys will be required to maintain an active Maine license.

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.  D/deaf and hard of hearing, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Qualified candidates should send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to: Executive Director, Maine Center on Deafness, 68 Bishop Street, Suite #3, Portland ME 04103 or email to mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

MCD is an EOE.  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.

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
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 –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

TO APPLY for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health 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 complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

–  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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DeafDigest – 09 January 2012

DeafDigest Gold – January 8, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fax-machines-not-important-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-man-in-france/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/overlooked-deaf-members-in-family-tree/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gamblers-not-allowed/

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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 features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling, NFC support and full html web browsing.

Now priced at $99.99, after $400 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.

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_DDG010812

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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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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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?

Matthew Eby, a deaf teacher and coach (basketball and
soccer) at New York School for the Deaf-Fanwood, was
written up in a local newspaper. The story was titled:

Eby Teaches Students Through Coaching and by Playing Soccer at a High Level

Not only he is a member of the US National Deaf soccer
team, but he also played soccer professionally for a
while. He possibly is Gallaudet’s only soccer player
to have become a professional!

The primary form of communications at the Mozzeria
is mouthed “oops” and “excuse me” !
The Mozzeria is a new restaurant in San Francisco,
owned by a deaf husband-wife team. DeafDigest has
mentioned this restaurant a couple of times in recent
editions. Oops and Excuse Me are common phrases at
that restaurant. Why? the waitstaff is deaf, and
when the deaf waitress carries two full trays of food
on her two hands, she cannot tap on the shoulder of a
deaf patron to please move around a bit. Instead the
deaf waitress has to mouth “oops” or “excuse me”
when moving around the crowd to avoid bumping into
someone and dropping both trays on the floor.

– Very Hot News

Want to challenge The Donald? Marlee Matlin did last
year and it went nowhere. Now another deaf celebrity
has surfaced to challenge The Donald. It is Lou
Ferrigno (The Hulk). He and other challengers must
select a charitable organization of their choice
to give money to if they win. What is Lou’s charity.
Sorry, not a deaf organization – it is the
Muscular Dystrophy Association.

– Thursday January 5th

A paradox exists at the School for the Deaf in Mbabane, Swaziland. Every student in the high school class failed the qualifying exams. But every student in the primary classes passed the exam! Why? The high school and the primary school directors were vague, but said that some teachers do not know sign language.

– Friday January 6th

More and more deaf schools are reinventing themselves
because of declining enrollment and changing
demographics. The latest is the North Dakota School
for the Deaf. No more. It is now the North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Instead of just NDSD, it is the NDSDRCDHH. Easy to
remember NDSDRCDHH? No way, but it is the way to go.

– Saturday January 7th

The Washington Post is one of the world’s most important
newspapers. Yet, the newspaper videos are not captioned.
Why? This question was asked by a deaf subscriber. The
Washington Post response was this:

We want to be able to include closed captioning on all of our videos but can’t put a timetable on it.  We are looking for technologically feasible and cost-effective solutions to this challenge and are open to ideas.

Do we believe it?

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Ahem, what did Vint Cerf say? This hard of hearing technocrat,
considered the Father of the Internet, said:

Internet Access Is Not a Human Right

Curious? Do visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/opinion/internet-access-is-not-a-human-right.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Well, Cerf has always been outspoken.

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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20% OFF SONIC BOOM ALARM CLOCK!

What’s your New Years resolution?

If the answer is being on time then you’ve come to the right place!

Purchase either the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 20%
off in January!

It has many great features including a built-in receiver to pick up
transmissions from Simplicity and Sonic Alert signalers.

Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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To receive a copy of our WCI catalog, email mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com
to request it.

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

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SOME HEARING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THEIR GENES
A hearing woman was surprised to have two
deaf daughters. She had no deaf members in
her family or in her husband’s family for
about 2 or 3 generations.
She was still puzzled about it, and
decided to research her family tree. She
went to libraries, archives and spoke with
very distant members of the family tree.
Her research went back to about ten
generations. She then discovered she had
several deaf members way back in the past.
How many people want to do heavy
family history research? Some do, but many
don’t.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/overlooked-deaf-members-in-family-tree/

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

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deadline – January 17, 2012

National Institute of Mental Health mentoring project

on Virtual Mentoring Network to Enhance Diversity of the Mental
Health Research Workforce

covering the deaf, and other underrepresented groups

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mentor-project-mental-health-needs/

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KICKING OUT THE DEAF GAMBLERS
Many Americans love to gamble. Many deaf people also
love to gamble. There are many deaf poker tournaments
everywhere.
For many years the annual national deaf basketball
tournament, run by American Athletic Association
of the Deaf (AAAD) attracted well known deaf
gamblers. They liked to place bets on their favorite
deaf teams.
Not any more. The AAAD is also no more, replaced
by USA Deaf Basketball Association (USADB). And the
USADB officers are strict. Anyone caught gambling
on tournament games will be kicked out of the gym!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gamblers-not-allowed/

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

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Communication Access and Accommodation Card

This New Year print your own personalized card to use when you visit
your doctor or any health care office.  You can make your own card to
state your communication and language needs.  Click on the “Create
Card” button when you have filled in the blanks below. Print the card
and keep it with your other identification cards.

Show the card to let doctors and other health care providers know
about your language and communication needs.  When you first schedule
an appointment too, let the office know what you need in advance to
ensure you have a visit where communication flows smoothly.

You can check this out in front page in http://www.healthbridges.info

HealthBridges is a website which offers behavioral health, advocacy
and resource information for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard
of hearing.

Happy New Year from the HealthBridges Team!

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A LETTER FROM ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
Alexander Graham Bell wrote a letter in 1878. It was
saved for years until it is now being put up for auction
by Amherst-based RRAuction (New Hampshire).
What about it? The letter may be valued at $18,000
depending on the final winning bid.
The 7-page letter details a telephone prototype
and explaining, step by step, how it will work.
Would the proceeds of the auction go to a
deaf organization? Wish it would, but it wouldn’t.

WAS THE GIRLS SCOUTS FOUNDED BECAUSE OF FOUNDER’S BOREDOM?
Juliette Gordon Low, a deaf woman, was bored at the
age of 51. She wanted to do something useful with her
life, instead of sitting at home, bored with nothing
to do.
She went out and founded a group of hearing girls
to get involved in a range of activities. This led to
the founding of the Girl Scouts!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/painful-lesson-do-not-tease-deaf/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Texas Association of the Deaf

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

ALWAYS BEING TOLD THAT THE DEAF CAN’T
Operating a business has risks. A few hearing businesses succeed, but most hearing businesses fail.
What about the deaf? We’ve always had a number of
deaf people wanting to own businesses.
And many of these would-be deaf business owners have
heard this comment:

The deaf cannot own a business

Those that make this comment forget one thing – that many
hearing people, that can hear, have failed with their businesses!
A business success has nothing to with the owner’s ability
to hear!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid makes me look less professional

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

This same, old joke by a nightclub comedian:

Deaf people will complain about the noise

Not sure if the comedian is talking about deaf people without
hearing aids and/or CI – because they cannot hear noise?

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered
already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is there a difference between Sign Language and Hearing
Workplace gestures?

Yes. Sign Language is a language of its own. Gestures is just
communication of one word – like a baseball umpire indicating
out or safe, or construction worker gesturing the crane operator
on the next machinery move, etc.

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:

Winter is here!

Participating in winter activities outdoors is a challenge.

There are programs in your own state to provide support for various winter sports.

Here in Vermont, our program is called Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (VASS). They have trained volunteers to help people who are blind, Deaf-Blind and with other disabilities to enjoy outdoor sports.

Some examples of winter sports volunteers can be used for are
downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating.

In Vermont, we are lucky to find a few volunteers who are Deaf themselves and are willing to work with the Deaf-Blind like me!

So, check out your own state for similar organizations to our
VASS program!

Let’s ski!

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 anti-deaf supervisors are not allowed to supervise
the deaf at workplaces! If the new supervisor is found
to be anti-deaf, then it is the responsibility of human
resources people to make line-of-command adjustments.

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DeafHistory:

During the 19th century – Utsunomiya Mokurin was a deaf Japanese
deaf Buddhist priest, known for his social activism and influence
on scholars’ thoughts.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

According to a Think Tank survey, approximately 80 percent
of business places have no procedures to accommodate deaf
employees

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DeafLibrary Resources

In USA, the four major league sports are baseball, football,
hockey and basketball. We have had a few deaf athletes in
each of these sports. Do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-major-league-sports/

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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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position opening
Vocational Program Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of
Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational
Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department
in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement
services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One,
WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement
options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or
related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with
either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental
health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational
background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and
qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department,
268 West Adams Street,
Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org
or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Worcester State Hospital
Worcester, MA

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-deafhard-of-hearing-worcester-state-hospital/

Seeking one part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs/wk) for a
specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for Deaf persons in Worcester,
Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. This is an excellent position
for an experienced interpreter with excellent ASL skills who has or wants
to develop a specialization in mental health interpreting. Candidates must
have at least two years of full-time or part-time professional experience
providing interpretation and/or transliteration services for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing population after successful completion of the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening.

Salary Range:  $22,543.04 to $30,627.22
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement,
free parking.

To apply, please send resumes to:
Attn:  Carolyn Burnett, Office of Health Human Resources
Department of Mental Health, Worcester State Hospital,
305 Belmont Street,
Worcester, MA 01604

or email: mailto:healthhr-customerservice-centralma@state.ma.us

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to: http://www.mpc.edu/employment/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

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

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Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours. Other responsibilities include participating in recruiting efforts, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or their Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and participating in division and university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or nearing completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). USAO.s mandated mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. To support this charge, USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An AA/EOE

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

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.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– 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.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 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.

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

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

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

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

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– 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

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

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, 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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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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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?

ASL class students at Olympia HS, Greece, NY, are raising their sign language levels on a higher
level by performing during a stage rehearsal of
the play “Finding Nemo.” It was orchestrated by
ASL teacher Sharon Duffy.

Katie Leclerc, a deaf woman, who is featured in the
“Switched At Birth” TV series, was interviewed.
She told the reporter that she may have to work as
long as 14 hours a day just to get these scenes
in for the filming. This also includes work on
her hair and makeup and then the wardrobe.

– Very Hot News

Rick Macomber is deaf and is a professional horse
racer (standardbred trotters). He ended the 2011
racing season with over $20,000,000 in lifetime
earnings. He has been racing professionally since
1996 and is Gallaudet’s only professional athlete.

– Sunday January 1st

DiB Coffees of Hawaii, a coffee house in Malaysia, in the
Damansara Perdana locale, has opened for business. It is
fully operated by the deaf.

– Monday January 2nd

World University Debate Championships took place among
university debating teams. In the latter rounds, one of
the topics thrown at the teams was:

Should deaf parents to send their children (whether deaf or hearing) to mainstream schools for their primary and secondary
education

DeafDigest finds it strange that hearing children of deaf parents
should be sent to mainstreamed programs! At any rate, it is not
known what the viewpoints of these debating teams were.

– Tuesday January 3rd

Marlee Matlin said that the TV program – Switched at Birth
is a Deaf Breakthrough – because the theme is about the
deaf as played by real deaf actors, and not by fake-deaf
actors.

– Wednesday January 4th

In Singapore, an angry hearing stranger was riding on a bus, sitting next to a deaf man with his family. The deaf man turned his head away from the hearing man to chat with his family. This made the hearing man angry. As a result, the hearing man punched the deaf man twice in the face. He was arrested and had to pay nearly $2,500 in fines by the judge. Why was the hearing man angry? He was drunk!

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

When states are broke, then funding for social services
are cut, especially for counseling deaf patients with
mental illnesses. In Nevada, a deaf man, a schizophrenic,
was arrested for murdering his aunt. It was pointed out
that had Nevada provided complete mental health services
for the deaf man, this crime may not have happened.

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

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FAST NEWS IN OLD DAYS
We have email, videos, blogs, vlogs, AIM, pagers, etc.
All of these help us get news very quickly. An example
was when Ben Soukup introduced Alan Hurwitz as the
new Gallaudet president. Everyone knew about it within
few seconds.
What about the old days of TTY machines. Were the
news slow? Well, one news-hungry CEO of a deaf agency
used his TTY for about 2-3 hours a day just to get deaf
news from anywhere in USA?
Yes, telephone bills were high.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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The National Alliance Of Black Interpreters

biennial Professional Development 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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SALE OF A PROPERTY IN LITTLE ROCK
Some time ago there was a notice in a newspaper
of a sale of property in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The name of the property is Deaf Mute, and
it was valued at $181,000.
Deaf Mute property? DeafDigest cannot figure
it out.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/odd-deaf-property-in-little-rock/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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A PUZZLING NEWSPAPER STORY ON A CI
A newspaper said:

When a deaf child receives a cochlear implant — and how many implants he gets — have a significant impact on hearing and language outcomes, according to the results of two recent studies.

The issue is not the CI itself, but the statement – how many
implants he gets!

Two is the max (one in each ear), so is two defined as many?
Or is the writer talking about many re-implants?

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QUALIFIED DEAF STUDENTS CANNOT ATTEND COLLEGE IN GHANA
There are qualified deaf students that successfully
graduate from high school in Ghana.
And if they wish to pursue their education, in most
cases they cannot.
Reason is no money for interpreters. Students must
pay for interpreters out of their pockets in addition
to paying for college tuition and fees and incidentals.
And making it worse is lack of a computer network
to help the deaf students go through the system.

A COMPLEX INTERPRETING ARRANGEMENT
What is a complex interpreting arrangement? It took
place in King County (Washington) last year. In a court
case it involved a deaf couple, living in Korea, and
a deaf couple living in King County. One interpreter was
a hearing woman, who spoke Korean and knows Korean Sign
Language, but could not speak English. Another interpreter
had to translate spoken English into spoken Korean. And
a third interpreter had to do everything in Korean Sign
Language, and another one, with ASL.
A nightmare? Yes, but the mission was accomplished,
via the Skype for the benefit of the deaf Korean couple,
living in Korea.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

this comment –

your hands must have been blessed

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

What should we do if we have a complaint about closed captioning?
Here is information from the FCC’s Web site about what steps you
should take:

For captioning problems during non-emergency programming, you may
file a written complaint with either the FCC or your VPD (i.e., your
cable or satellite TV service, or the TV station if you do not pay
for cable, satellite or another subscription video service). If you
file your complaint with the FCC, the FCC will forward the complaint
to your VPD.

The FCC rules establish specific time limits for filing closed
captioning complaints. Your written complaint must be filed within 60
days of the captioning problem. After receiving a complaint, either
directly from you or from the FCC, the VPD will have 30 days to
respond to the complaint. If you filed your complaint with your VPD
and they do not respond within 30 days, or if a dispute remains, you
can send your complaint to the FCC.

You can file your written complaint by using an online complaint
form. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer
Center by faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20554

SWITCHED AT BIRTH SLOPPY SIGNING?
Many deaf people are happy that the TV show – Switched
at Birth – has come back.
Some of these deaf people are already complaining about
“sloppy signing” by some of the actors on the program!

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TIMES HAVE CHANGED
We are fortunate that times have changed. Way back in the early
part of 20th century, many deaf women worked in the textile
industry or in the garment industry or in other people’s homes.
Nowadays, the jobs are more diverse.

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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:

A deaf woman, continuously denied promotion over the years at a federal government agency, filed a lawsuit, accusing her
employer of discriminating against the deaf.

The court duly noted her habitual filing of formal complaints
over the years with her agency’s Office of Civil Rights.

Her agency claimed that she did not follow the pre-complaint
procedures that all employees are entitled to.

The district court, while acknowledging points raised by
both parties, dismissed her case on grounds that she
was not impacted by the workplace discrimination that
she claimed she was.

As expected, she has filed an appeal with a higher court
of authority.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A fly’s mission? A research team at Binghamton University,
New York, have patterned a new hearing aid model after a
parasitic fly (Ormia orchracea).
The patterned model, if perfected, would detect frontal
noises, but block out rear noises.
Why? Don’t the hard of hearing people want to hear those
tip toeing behind them or those that talk behind their backs?
At any rate, the researchers acknowledge that mass production
of this one-dimensional hearing aid is difficult.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Bob Davila’s first day message to everyone associated
with Gallaudet (faculty, teachers, staff, alumni and
friends) deserves a round of applause.
He stressed key points (healing, understanding,
openness, diversity and support) while planning
to soon make vital decisions, some immediate, some
long term.

(as mentioned in last week’s DeafDigest, Bob left Gallaudet
in a pretty good shape for the current president Alan
Hurwitz to inherit)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We are always reading these newspaper stories on how
“miraculous” a CI is, “immediately” restoring powers of
hearing in a life-long deaf person.
When we one stop and think about it, is it possible
that, thanks to powers of technology, which makes
today’s invention obsolete tomorrow, the CI will become
obsolete and become a piece of relic in a museum?
DeafDigest is saying this because there are parallel
newspaper stories of these “miraculous” invisible, but extremely powerful multi-dimensioned hearing aids, and of
gene-therapy procedures (these competing technologies).
We need to wait for year 2022 to come forward to see
what happens in the world of deafness.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend came to me and I thought he said:
your keyboard label is on the ground and I put it back on your porch table

Keyboard label?

He actually said:
your Kenmore label is on the ground and I put it back on your porch table

(it fell off the house air conditioner/heating unit)

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position opening
Vocational Program Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 268 West Adams Street, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Agency Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  This individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of budgeting and contract management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Rehabilitation, Social Work, or related field, and Fluency in American Sign Language. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program.

Salary is $19.50 – $30.23 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Anne Levy, 10601 Lomas NE, STE 115, Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

Or email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org , faxed to 505-255-8029. No agencies please.

EOE

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3 open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-65014562

– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043216

– Telecommunications Consultant
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043224

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position opening
Civil Rights Program Manager
The Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people throughout Maine who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate our constituents. life experience, culture, history, and civil rights issues.  MCD currently delivers programs in the areas of civil rights advocacy and legal services, adaptive equipment distribution and sales, communications and outreach for Maine’s Relay Service, and other programs.

MCD seeks an energetic and experienced civil rights advocate and/or attorney with program management experience to serve as manager of our Civil Rights Program.  We are looking for the right person for this position, whether an attorney or advocate.  Because we have a part-time attorney on staff already, attorney experience is a plus but not required. Similarly, ability to communicate in American Sign Language (.ASL.) is a plus, but not required.  We will consider applicants seeking either full- or part-time positions.

The manager of the Civil Rights Program (CRP Manager) is responsible for ensuring that the Civil Rights Program meets the service delivery and reporting requirements of our funding grants/contracts, and is delivering high-quality legal and advocacy services.   The CRP Manager will meet personally with clients to deliver advocacy services; if an attorney, the CRP Manager will deliver legal services and represent the client in administrative and court proceedings.  The CRP Manager also leads interagency collaboration, grassroots activism/education efforts, and systemic advocacy at the Maine Legislature.  The CRP Manager is responsible for effectively managing and reporting quarterly and annually on program outcomes, including budget, staff, and grant/contract compliance.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director and contributes to the advancement of MCD.s mission and vision.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and written and communication skills.  Experience with civil rights issues in legislative and/or legal setting is a must.  Experience with ADA compliance, with civil rights law generally, and with special education law are greatly desired, as is experience with Maine’s legislative process.  Familiarity with ASL, alternative communication modalities, D/deafness, Deaf Culture, and hearing loss is preferred.  Attorneys will be required to maintain an active Maine license.

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.  D/deaf and hard of hearing, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Qualified candidates should send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to: Executive Director, Maine Center on Deafness, 68 Bishop Street, Suite #3, Portland ME 04103 or email to mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

MCD is an EOE.  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.

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
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 –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

TO APPLY for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health 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 complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, 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 captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-big-shock/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/auto-dealership-or-deaf-social-club/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dog-for-the-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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Tony Nicholas was featured in a recent interview –
as a deaf artist, writer and producer; he previously
served as a deaf administrator of plays and programs.
He has lived in United Kingdom and in Australia.
He did not start out to be the way he is; he worked
for the Australian Taxation Office but found the
job boring and quit – to pursue his multiple interests.

In Ghana, the minister of Local Government and Rural
Development ordred all of the nation’s 170 municipalities
to hire interpreters at hospitals.

– Very Hot News

Just about every 2-year and 4-year college has Disabled
Student Services. One such college is College of Lake County,
a community college in Illinois. A newspaper story was
written up about that college – which stressed that
approximately 850 students were identified as disabled.
And that just 600 of them seek services from the Disabled
Student Services, which is about 70 percent. The story,
however, did not mention if there were deaf or hard of
hearing students that would refuse such services?

– Sunday December 25th

A seminar took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on how to
best address the needs of the deaf and the disabled. This
seminar was co-sponsored by several disabled-related
organizations in Malaysia.

– Monday December 26th

The Stanislaus County court system is becoming part of the six California county court systems in adopting video
conferencing to make ASL interpreters accessible to
the deaf and hard of hearing defendants.

– Tuesday December 27th

Is the congressional redistricting issue important in Maryland
or not important at all? Should be as far as Frederick County’s
large deaf community is concerned. Yet with all the arguing
going on back and forth, the political rights of deaf residents
were not addressed at all. The Maryland newspapers ran pieces
regarding this hot political potato.

– Wednesday November 28th

Ryan Flynn, not deaf and a former Motorola employee, is working
on an Andriod app that can do captioning wonders for us. Will it?
Time will tell.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Making its online debut is a must reading for mental
health professionals that work with the deaf.

It is at:
http://www.ijmhd.org/index.php/ijmhd

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

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A DEAF CLUB IN NEW CAR DEALERSHIP?
Years ago, a popular and a well-known deaf man worked
in a Washington, DC new car dealership. He specialized in
sales of new cars for deaf customers.
The dealership general manager hated it when many
deaf friends came to the dealership just to chat with
the deaf salesperson.
This general manager asked his deaf salesman:

is this an auto dealership or is this a deaf social club?

Few weeks later, the deaf salesman quit his job.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/auto-dealership-or-deaf-social-club/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Evelyn Preston, one of the Southern California’s most
notable advocates of sign language and interpreting,
passed away on December 21, 2011.

Her obituary can be read at:
http://deafdigest.com/evelyn-preston-deaf-obituary/

Her daughter, Carolyn Preston Bass, operates an interpreting agency in Las Vegas, Nevada

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A DOG AS A PET OR AS A HEARING EAR DOG?
DeafDigest editor and his wife, with the family dog,
were staying at a hotel in North Carolina as a stopover
on way to Holiday Season vacation in Florida.
The hotel in North Carolina allowed dogs, but there
is an extra charge for it.
The hotel policy is no charge if the dog is certified
as a Service Dog.
DeafDigest editor’s dog is a pet, not a Service
Dog. The hotel, however, said that if the dog’s owner
is deaf, then this dog is “certified” as a Service
Dog, no matter if the dog is a pet!
This was a surprise because DeafDigest editor expected
to pay extra for the dog in the hotel room.

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

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

DIFFICULT TO REMOVE BAD LAWS
Years ago DeafDigest ran a series that was titled:

You are deaf and are breaking the law if:

An example is – a resident of Jonesboro, GA would be
arrested if he said  “Oh, boy.” For some reason, lawmakers
made that comment illegal, and DeafDigest jokingly suggested
that if a deaf person signed in ASL  “Oh, boy” he would get
away with it, unless the police officer is a Coda and knows
ASL.
The Wall Street Journal ran a story on these bad laws, but
that efforts to repeal all of them were very difficult.
Amazingly enough there are people that do not want to
remove these bad laws!

RELATABLE: HOLLYWOOD’S RULE OF THUMB
A headline surfaced in a newspaper web posting. It said:

Deaf teens find relatable characters in TV drama “Switched at Birth”

Bingo! The phrase “relatable characters” should be the
absolute Hollywood Rule of Thumb.
If the audience does not relate to the main character,
then the movie is a joke. If a hearing character plays
a deaf role and is not relatable, then the movie is a
worse joke!

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THESE SLASH INTERPRETERS
Do interpreter job descriptions come with a slash? Well, in
Russia, movie credits came with these slashes –

cameraman/interpreter
camera assistant/interpreter

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

this comment –

you did such a great job, I watched you more than I watched the
speaker

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you ever begun to type on your computer keyboard without
realizing your fingers were on the wrong keys?  One or both hands may
have shifted one key to the right or left, and you may have ended up
with gibberish on your screen.  Sometimes you might have even gotten
something like “tune” when you meant to type “time.”

The same thing can occasionally happen to realtime captioners and
CART providers.  Because they write phonetically and write whole
words and phrases at the same time, they may end up with unusual
translations.  Hopefully they can correct the mistakes before someone
sees them, but the words may be sent to the encoder and then it would
be too late.

If the captioner’s left hand was one letter off, you could wind up
with “Kevin” instead of “seven.”  It would just be a matter of the
captioner depressing a “K” instead of an “S.”

Sometimes you can end up with a totally different word.  A person who
does not know steno may not understand that by simply shifting the
right hand one key to the right, a captioner who meant to write REPL
could write RULT.  These are actual steno outlines that some
captioners may use.

Instead of a sentence reading, “What do you recommend?” it now
becomes a nonsense sentence and reads, “What do you result?”

LEARNING ASL VIA VIDECONFERENCING
Could hearing students learn ASL via videoconferencing?
DeafDigest is not sure if this is the most effective way
but this is what a local high school is trying to work this
out with the Ohio School for the Deaf.
When hearing students look for “easy” credits to earn
by taking ASL, they will immediately forget what this
sign language is all about.

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THE DEVIL IN FOLKLORE CULTURE
In Folklore Culture, the Beelzebot is a devil that creates
situations and problems for people.
Devil involved with the deaf? There is a tale going on that
the Beelzebot fell in love with Leela, a late-deafened young
woman. Hoping to win her heart, he promises to restore her
hearing in exchange for her love.
What happened afterwards? Do not know!

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The Deaf and the Law:

The ADA does not cover everything. Here is the list of
what ADA does not cover:

– workplaces under 15 employees
– places of worship, private clubs and Native American tribes
– housing, since we have Fair Housing Act
– airline passengers, since we have the Air Carrier Access Act

If we feel being discriminated, check the facts first before
screaming!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

In the early eighties California began to distribute
TTYs for deaf residents, free of charge, no questions asked.
Taking the hint, though not in TTYs, England will be
distributing hearing aids for its deaf residents, free of
charge and no questions asked!

(DeafDigest is not sure if England is still distributing
these free hearing aids?)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Come January 2nd, many eyes will be on Bob Davila
as he comes on board as interim president of
Gallaudet University.
Gallaudet is entering the most critical period
of its 143-year existence.
As a career educator Davila has overcome and
solved problems and challenges in his profession.
He will draw on these years of experience to right
Gallaudet onto its future course.
We all welcome Davila on his first day on the
job.

(Davila had the “interim” tag removed, and under his direction, Gallaudet was left in a pretty good shape for the successor president Alan Hurwitz to inherit)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest editor spent the Holiday Season in
Florida to be with his family. He was told,
while driving the car, that there was a radio
ad. You guessed it, the ad was to urge people
to get their own CI’s!

If people are deaf how could they follow the
radio? If the message was aimed at Florida’s
senior citizens, then many of them are too
deaf to be able to follow the radio message?

This CI message is, indeed, puzzling.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Christmas dinner with family in restaurant

Asked sis in law, “what’s that”?

She said “combo”

I was thinking…Combo? Combo of what?

My brother nudged me and finger-spelled what she said

She said gumbo not combo

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position opening
Agency Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  This individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of budgeting and contract management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Rehabilitation, Social Work, or related field, and Fluency in American Sign Language. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program.

Salary is $19.50 – $30.23 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Anne Levy, 10601 Lomas NE, STE 115, Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

Or email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org , faxed to 505-255-8029. No agencies please.

EOE

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3 open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-65014562

– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043216

– Telecommunications Consultant
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043224

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position opening
Civil Rights Program Manager
The Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people throughout Maine who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate our constituents. life experience, culture, history, and civil rights issues.  MCD currently delivers programs in the areas of civil rights advocacy and legal services, adaptive equipment distribution and sales, communications and outreach for Maine’s Relay Service, and other programs.

MCD seeks an energetic and experienced civil rights advocate and/or attorney with program management experience to serve as manager of our Civil Rights Program.  We are looking for the right person for this position, whether an attorney or advocate.  Because we have a part-time attorney on staff already, attorney experience is a plus but not required. Similarly, ability to communicate in American Sign Language (.ASL.) is a plus, but not required.  We will consider applicants seeking either full- or part-time positions.

The manager of the Civil Rights Program (CRP Manager) is responsible for ensuring that the Civil Rights Program meets the service delivery and reporting requirements of our funding grants/contracts, and is delivering high-quality legal and advocacy services.   The CRP Manager will meet personally with clients to deliver advocacy services; if an attorney, the CRP Manager will deliver legal services and represent the client in administrative and court proceedings.  The CRP Manager also leads interagency collaboration, grassroots activism/education efforts, and systemic advocacy at the Maine Legislature.  The CRP Manager is responsible for effectively managing and reporting quarterly and annually on program outcomes, including budget, staff, and grant/contract compliance.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director and contributes to the advancement of MCD.s mission and vision.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and written and communication skills.  Experience with civil rights issues in legislative and/or legal setting is a must.  Experience with ADA compliance, with civil rights law generally, and with special education law are greatly desired, as is experience with Maine’s legislative process.  Familiarity with ASL, alternative communication modalities, D/deafness, Deaf Culture, and hearing loss is preferred.  Attorneys will be required to maintain an active Maine license.

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.  D/deaf and hard of hearing, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Qualified candidates should send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to: Executive Director, Maine Center on Deafness, 68 Bishop Street, Suite #3, Portland ME 04103 or email to mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

MCD is an EOE.  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.

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
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 –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

TO APPLY for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health 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 complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, 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 – 25 December 2011

DeafDigest Gold – December 25, 2011

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; 15th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-deaf-double-laughter/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-video-with-no-sound/

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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
features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling,
NFC support and full html web browsing.

Now priced at $99.99, after $400 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.

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_DDG122511

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

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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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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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?

The deaf people of Congo are furious at the government
because of a new law that bans text messages. While
this law was aimed at restoring peace, the deaf are
saying they would not be able to receive emergency
warning messages. The government did not want
warring factions to exchange text messages to plan
public attacks.

Scotland has always been behind England and Wales
(in Great Britain) when it comes to services for
the deaf. But the Scots are taking one step forward
by establishing its first British Sign Language
interpreting classes at the Heriot-Watt’s School of Management & Languages.

– Very Hot News

The AMC Theatres chain will provide captions at its
approximately 130 movie houses in California and
nationwide within the next six months. And that the
number will grow to nearly 600 by year 2013. No, it
not open captions but through a device that is called
“personal captioning system”. The chain, however, did not
elaborate on exactly what is a personal captioning system!

– Thursday December 22nd

A deaf man, with substance abuse problems, is being
helped with a GPS device that vibrates if he walks near
a bar or a wrong apartment building or another wrong
location. He is a client of a counseling center
that rigged his GPS to force him to walk the straight
line. This story was written up in a local newspaper.

– Friday December 23rd

Joene Nicolaisen has stepped down as the Executive
Director of the Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf
in Utah, to accept a new position as a counselor with
the state government. Replacing her is Stephanie Mathis.
Her first day on the job is January 1, 2012.

– Saturday December 24th

The National Institute of Mental Health is working with the Department of Psychiatry at University of Rochester
Medical Center to offer mentorship opportunities for
deaf professionals that desire a career in the mental
health field.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Few years ago there was a lot of guessing who would be
the next CEO of the Marriott hotel empire, when the long time CEO Bill Marriott, Jr would step down. It
was mentioned that one of the potential successors could
be corporation executive Stephen Marriott. He is deaf.
It was not to be – because the announcement was made of
a new CEO, an outsider, who is not a family member.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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FREE GROUND SHIPPING IN DECEMBER

Avoid the hassle of crowds and do your holiday shopping at WCI
from the comfort of your home!

Choose from a wide selection of products on our website or catalog.

And here’s a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING on orders over
$50.00! (excludes CapTel 800 or 800i)

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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DISABLED STUDENT SERVICES AT HEARING COLLEGES
A deaf student in high school has two choices –
to attend Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN. The second
choice is to attend a hearing college.
Those attending Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN – no problem
with interpreters.
Those wanting to attend hearing college may have a
hard time looking on the web sites for the colleges’
disabled student services! Most hearing colleges do not
have a full web site explaining their interpreting
services or CART services. These colleges know about
ADA requiring interpreters or CART, but do not want
to tell the deaf about it!
Why? These services are very expensive.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/

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

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The Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL) wants to establish state-level chapters.

It is an association of deaf professionals in the medical
field (nursing, counseling, physical therapists, veterinarians,
physicians, dentists, etc).

To read what this is all about, do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/association-medical-professionals-deaf/

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ASL VIDEO WITH NO SOUND
An interpreter was watching ASL video at work. A hearing
person came around and looked at the video and was confused.
Confused because the video had no sound. That hearing
person asked the interpreter where to turn on the sound!
This shows that many hearing people do not realize
that we, the deaf, live in a world of no sound!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-video-with-no-sound/

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

TOP DEAF NEWS OF 2011, JULY THROUGH DECEMBER

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011-top-deaf-news-july-thru-dec/

2011 NOTABLE DEAF DEATHS, N TO Z, LAST NAMES

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011-notable-deaf-deaths-second-part/

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/voc-rehab-counselor-forgetting-sign-language/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

South Dakota Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

on an one-on-one basis with someone, I don’t need a hearing aid

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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?

an artificial cochlea was implanted

An artificial cochlea? Sounds familiar?
Wouldn’t that be the same as the CI?

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

DeafDigest subscribers have a $50 discount until December 31, 2011.  Enter $50 in Promotion Code upon checkout.  Does not apply to fledgling registration or DVDs or ASL Art.

Thursday  pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by Paula Browning.  There will also be four separate entertainment venues concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.  Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.  Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Many high schools discriminate against volunteer deaf coaches
that want to coach sports. Yet, there are a few deaf coaches
in a few high schools. How were they able to get jobs?

A. Is it because some high schools are sensitive to the needs
of the deaf? Possibly, but another big reason is that some
private schools offer tuition reductions if the students’
fathers would coach sports. That was how one deaf father was
able to coach football in a private school. It was not the
best situation since other coaches were not willing to communicate with the deaf coach, away from the football field!

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

I have difficulty reading regular print these days.

There are several devices that help me to read.

ZoomText for my computer can make the font size larger.

It also can change background color to prevent glare.

Library books in large print can be borrowed from the special
services department of the library.

Additionally,  more books are available via electronic format!

Using computer, laptop and iPad, I can purchase ebooks on-line.

Then, I can adjust the size of font for my reading enjoyment!

If your Deaf-Blind friends have not tried these technologies, spread
the word!

Happy reading!

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 someone would invent a device to force videos to be
captioned; if it is not captioned, then the video won’t work!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1965 – Deaf Culture was given an official
identity when Dr William Stokoe proclaimed his
announcement that ASL was a legitimate language
of its own

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1500 implants need to be recalled (removed from people’s skulls)

2800 implants sitting on shelves need to be recalled

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf members of European royal families

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-members-of-european-royal-families/

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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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best in the nation.

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position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Worcester State Hospital
Worcester, MA

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-deafhard-of-hearing-worcester-state-hospital/

Seeking one part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs/wk) for a
specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for Deaf persons in Worcester,
Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. This is an excellent position
for an experienced interpreter with excellent ASL skills who has or wants
to develop a specialization in mental health interpreting. Candidates must
have at least two years of full-time or part-time professional experience
providing interpretation and/or transliteration services for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing population after successful completion of the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening.

Salary Range:  $22,543.04 to $30,627.22
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement,
free parking.

To apply, please send resumes to:
Attn:  Carolyn Burnett, Office of Health Human Resources
Department of Mental Health, Worcester State Hospital,
305 Belmont Street,
Worcester, MA 01604

or email: mailto:healthhr-customerservice-centralma@state.ma.us

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to: http://www.mpc.edu/employment/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

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

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Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours. Other responsibilities include participating in recruiting efforts, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or their Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and participating in division and university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or nearing completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). USAO.s mandated mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. To support this charge, USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An AA/EOE

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

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.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– 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.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 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.

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

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

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

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

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– 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

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

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

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

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (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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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) 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.

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

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

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

– 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 or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center, 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 !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, 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 – 19 December 2011

DeafDigest Gold – December 18, 2011

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; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-deaf-double-laughter/

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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
features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling,
NFC support and full html web browsing.

Now priced at $99.99, after $400 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.

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_DDG121811

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton
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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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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
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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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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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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?

Shezad Nawab, who is deaf, owns Deaf Business Services Ltd,
based in London. Very ambitious, he wants to expand internationally,
helping deaf business owners with finance, marketing, software
applications, etc. He was written up in the Featured Entrepreneur
publication.

We have several deaf individuals that perform as mimes.
One of these deaf mimes is James Jones, Overland Park. KS.
He gives mime performances at local schools, and most
recently gave a performance in Paris at the World of Mime festival. His real job, however, is Program Manager at
The Whole Person, a service agency that works with the
disabled.

– Very Hot News

Which pair of eyes are faster in catching things – Deaf Eyes
or Hearing Eyes? According to a French-Italian research team,
the Deaf Eyes win. The findings were published in a recent
edition of PLoS ONE (yes, this the name of the publication
even if the name is a strange-looking one).

– Thursday December 15th

Next month the Australian Deaf Games is taking place.
And to alert deaf fans to emergencies (weather, power
blackouts, natural disasters, etc) a special tweet
will surface on their paging devices. It is called
Silent Tweets, and it works with Apple and Android phones for now. Later it will work with Blackberry
and Windows Phone 7.

– Friday December 16th

The Skadden Law Fellowship has been great to the
National Association of the Deaf. This organization
is getting its fourth Fellow attorney – Caroline
Jackson, from the Stanford Law School. She is a past
ASL interpreter. The first three such Fellows were Michael Stein, Claudia Gordon and Mary Vargas. This
Fellowship basically gives NAD “a free attorney” run
for a year or so, thus cutting down on legal expenses
as NAD continues to file legal cases on many fronts.

– Saturday December 17th

The Gallaudet University athletic department is now
accepting nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame.
If you have a past Gallaudet athlete in mind, please
visit:

http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2011-12/hofnominations

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Newly-minted New Zealand MP Mojo Mathers, who is deaf,
has made her “first” parliamentary request. It is real-time captioning of the parliamentary proceedings
so that she can follow what is being discussed.
Keep in mind Gary Malkowski, when he became the MP
in Ontario in 1990, the Canadian parliament immediately
provided him with interpreters. This body did not wait
for Gary to make a request!

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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FREE GROUND SHIPPING IN DECEMBER

Avoid the hassle of crowds and do your holiday shopping at WCI
from the comfort of your home!

Choose from a wide selection of products on our website or catalog.

And here’s a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING on orders over
$50.00! (excludes CapTel 800 or 800i)

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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NEWSPAPER REPORTERS ALWAYS WRONG ABOUT HEARING LOSS
We often read in the newspapers such as “80 percent
hearing loss” or “50 percent hearing loss” etc.
This is not correct. No such a thing as a hearing
loss in percentages.
Hearing loss is measured in decibels, not in
percentages.
We almost never read in the newspapers “80dB
hearing loss” or “50dB hearing loss” etc.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/

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

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HLAA Convention 2012
June 21-24, 2012
Providence, Rhode Island

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/hearing-loss-association-of-america-convention/

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DOUBLE LAUGH BY HEARING PEOPLE
What is Double Laugh by Hearing People? Happens
too often.
A hearing person would tell a joke. The hearing
people will laugh at it, and then look at the
deaf person to see if he laughs.
If the deaf person does not laugh, then the
hearing people laugh again (at the deaf person,
not at the hearing story teller)!
This is embarrassing and uncomfortable.

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

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

INSTEAD OF A CI
Are there alternatives to a CI operation? A newspaper
story said:

Use of some combination of lip reading, cued speech,
sign language, and powerful hearing aids are alternatives to implant surgery

A CI versus a powerful hearing aid? Interesting.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-basketball-star-in-hoosiers-movie/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

South Carolina Association of the Deaf

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

A SURPISE BASKETBALL COACH AT A DEAF SCHOOL
American School for the Deaf, West Hartford, CT
has a non-varsity basketball team, the American Recreation
Team, consisting of overage students and lesser-skilled
players. This team appeared in a recent deaf schools tournament.
The coach of this team is Ed Peltier. His real day job
is school CEO! Peltier in sports? Yes, if one may consider
his background – all-state football quarterback and
basketball point guard, and an athletic scholarship athlete
at University of Hartford in basketball and baseball.
He was described as this:

Ed is as enthusiastic, full of energy and as devoted to the game of basketball as ever!

See a picture of him coaching his team:
http://deafdigest.com/ed-peltier-ceo-and-basketball-coach-of-deaf-team/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

my hearing aid makes everyone yell louder at me

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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?

I have been acquired deaf for many years

last week it was –

He is newly deaf

This is the same as:
late deafened

or

postlingually deaf
(a pretty much obsolete phrase)

still same thing – newly or late or postlingually or acquired

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

DeafDigest subscribers have a $50 discount until December 31, 2011.  Enter $50 in Promotion Code upon checkout.  Does not apply to fledgling registration or DVDs or ASL Art.

Thursday  pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by Paula Browning.  There will also be four separate entertainment venues concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.  Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.  Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. The 1965 Deaflympics took place in Washington, DC. One of
the venues, asides from Gallaudet University, was University
of Maryland. Communications between game reporters and the
University of Maryland scoreboard at Byrd Stadium was a big
success even though there was no TTY or cell phones or pagers.
What made it a success?

A. The electrowriter (per last week’s DeafDigest video). As
recalled one of the scoreboard “operators”:

I know this myself because I was one of the scoreboard “operators” – that is to put the info up just like what they do in Fenway Park today.

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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Wish List of the Week:

that some states stop doing “audits” of students in
their deaf schools. These students would be pulled out
of the state schools if the state thinks they would
function better in mainstreamed program. It would not
matter to the state if the deaf students are happier
in a state school environment.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1899 – fire destroyed Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf. There were no fatalities. The school has
since then been rebuilt and continues to thrive to
this day.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

130

national associations of the deaf that are members of the
World Federation of the Deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

Alexander Graham Bell’s accomplishments versus Thomas Edison’s accomplishments

do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/alexander-graham-bell-versus-thomas-edison/

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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
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position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to: http://www.mpc.edu/employment/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

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

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Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours. Other responsibilities include participating in recruiting efforts, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or their Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and participating in division and university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or nearing completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). USAO.s mandated mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. To support this charge, USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An AA/EOE

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

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.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– 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.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 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.

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

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

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

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

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– 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

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

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

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

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (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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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) 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.

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

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

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

– 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 or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

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

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

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position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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 – 12 December 2011

DeafDigest Gold – December 11, 2011

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; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-forgetting-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-communications-in-elevator/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
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ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
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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?

AirFlo Cooling Technologies, a parts manufacturer, in Tulsa,
has been praised for hiring a deaf employee and making sure
he is fully accommodated with his needs in the workplace.
And because the company is happy with the deaf employee, they
are seeking to hire more deaf people.

We have approximately 50 deaf and hard of hearing firefighters
in USA. This was a recent posting on a firefighting web site.

– Very Hot News

It is official. After a long time of waiting to see if
she has been elected, Mojo Mathers has become MP in
New Zealand, representing the Green Party. She is deaf.
She has pledged to fight on behalf of the deaf and the
disabled New Zealanders.

– Thursday December 8th

The Department of Education has awarded California Lutheran University
a $1.2 million grant to help train students to become teachers
of the deaf.

– Friday December 9th

Michael Tuccelli, or better known as Dr. ASL won a victory
against University of Florida. He teaches ASL at the university
and he wanted his students to sign-sing the national anthem
during commencement ceremonies. The administration said no,
saying anthem display on the screen would make signing moot.
But the university changed its mind and allowed signing
at the ceremony.

– Saturday December 10th

The ITU (not the union many deaf printers of past years
belonged to but the International Telecommunications Union)
has enacted a new resolution. It is to make TV accessible to
the deaf anywhere and everywhere in the world. A resolution
is one thing, willingness of TV stations and TV producers
to caption is another thing.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Australian businesses are able to receive $6,000 in realtime
captioning services for each deaf employee that have requested
these captions. This is part of the JobAccess Employment Assistance Fund.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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FREE GROUND SHIPPING IN DECEMBER

Avoid the hassle of crowds and do your holiday shopping at WCI
from the comfort of your home!

Choose from a wide selection of products on our website or catalog.

And here’s a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING on orders over
$50.00! (excludes CapTel 800 or 800i)

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

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DEAF PERSON AND HARD OF HEARING PERSON ON STREET
DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown
Washington, DC, and was stopped by a stranger who
asked for directions.
DeafDigest editor told the person he was deaf;
the stranger suddenly signed, saying he is
hard of hearing.
The stranger wanted to know where the Audiology
Center building was. DeafDigest editor pointed to
the Audiology building in front of the stranger,
that he overlooked.
Never know if a stranger coming to you is deaf

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/

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

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Upcoming consortium

The Path to Bilingualism:
The Child and Family

March 16-17, 2012

Newark, DE

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bilingualism-consortium/

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OLD DEAF BOOKS AT OLD BOOKSTORES
From time to time DeafDigest editor likes to go
to private bookstores (not Barnes & Noble or Borders)
to look for interesting used books to buy.
And it is surprising to find deaf books at these
old bookstores.
He bought a deaf sports book at Cooperstown, NY
bookstore, which is near the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Also an old AAAD basketball tournament program
book at a Los Angeles bookstore. And also Doug Bullard’s
novel – Islay at a Philadelphia bookstore.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

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

THE UNIQLO COMPANY POLICY
Uniqlo is a nationwide chain of clothing stores in Japan.
This company has a policy – that each store must have at least
one deaf or disabled employee. This company has 850 stores.
And a good percentage of these stores have at least one deaf
employee.
And that their tasks are the same as with hearing employees,
including serving the needs of the customers!

A NON-CAPTIONED PERFECT VIDEO FOR THE DEAF
When a deaf video is not captioned, it is unfair
to the deaf that don’t use ASL.
Captioning is a lot of hard work, that is for sure. Yet
there is a new video that is not captioned but easy for
everyone to follow and understand. What is it?
Do visit:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DSA2013Baltimore
DeafDigest requires all videos to be captioned but the
above video is a perfect exception!

DENNIS COKELY’S ARTICLE
Dennis Cokely, the ASL program director at Northeastern
University in Massachusetts, wrote an article that expresses
his strong views on the interpreting profession.
It is interesting and serious, and it can be read at:
http://www.streetleverage.com/?p=1164

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/odd-state-law-deaf-club/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Rhode Island Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I get disoriented by the noise I don’t understand

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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?

A newspaper story said:

He is newly deaf

This is the same as:
late deafened

or

postlingually deaf
(a pretty much obsolete phrase)

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

DeafDigest subscribers have a $50 discount until December 31, 2011.  Enter $50 in Promotion Code upon checkout.  Does not apply to fledgling registration or DVDs or ASL Art.

Thursday  pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by Paula Browning.  There will also be four separate entertainment venues concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.  Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.  Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do newspapers continuously refer to hearing loss in
terms of percentages instead of in decibels?

A. They think decibel numbers is the same as percentages.

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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Wish List of the Week:

that all ASL videos be captioned. Yes, it is a lot of
hard work – but what good are these ASL captions if the
majority of deaf people do not understand it.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Holidays Shopping,

It is difficult for us Deaf-Blind to do Holidays shopping
independently.

The stores tend to add more things in between the aisles.

Store clerks are too busy to help us, Deaf-Blind folks.

In Boston area, Deaf-Blind CONTACT Center is a consumer driven social
agency.

They have donations and grants to provide social activities for
Deaf-Blind folks in the area.

One of the events is Christmas shopping to a local mall with SSP
services!

This opportunity does not exist everywhere.  Friends, check on your
Deaf-Blind friends.

See if they would like assistance with Christmas or Holidays shopping!

Happy shopping!

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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DeafHistory:

Year 1987 – the Gallaudet Encyclopedia of Deaf People and Deafness has been published.

It was to be the first and the last time such an American encyclopedia on deafness has been published

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

29

football players taking ASL courses at University
of Oregon (possibly because they think it is an
easy course to pass)

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DeafLibrary Resources

two additions to the list of elected deaf public officials;
Diego Lombana, Panama and Mojo Mathers, New Zealand

see the full list at:
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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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

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

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Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours. Other responsibilities include participating in recruiting efforts, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or their Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and participating in division and university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or nearing completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). USAO.s mandated mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. To support this charge, USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An AA/EOE

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

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.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– 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.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 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.

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

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

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

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

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– 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

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

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

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

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (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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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) 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.

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

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

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

– 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 or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

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

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

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position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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position opening
School Counselor/Psychologist
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d.
Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at http://www.thescrantonschool.org to view the full position posting.

Send resume to:
WPSD Human Resources
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211
mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

*  Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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 – 12 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 11, 2011

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; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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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
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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 David Conyer, who
departed us. When NTID needed to produce films, movies
and videos, he was the man to see.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sebastien Lathuile, not deaf, is a French transplant in China, is a
florist with a booming business in several big Chinese cities. When
hiring people, his #1 priority is hiring the deaf. And he currently
has a number deaf florists under his employ.

Did NFL ever have a head coach that was deaf? Sort of. It
was mentioned in a newspaper story that Blanton Collier, who
coached Cleveland Browns from 1963 to 1970, had to leave
the coaching profession because of his deafness. He led the
team to a NFL championship in 1964. At that time there
was no Super Bowl. He passed away in 1983.

– Very Hot News

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned an interpreter at Oregon’s
Occupy Portland who was beaten up by the cops. The interpreter,
James Bridges, has testified during the Portland City Council hearing regarding police brutality. He said he surfaced as an
interpreter at the last minute when he saw several deaf protesters and knew they needed interpreting. His injuries are still severe and might be permanent.

– Sunday December 4th

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, not deaf, has been announced as the
keynote speaker at the GoFredX event in New Brunswick.
This event encourages young inventors to invent anything
that will help the mankind, especially the deaf and the
disabled. Kurzwell has been credited for inventing the
text-to-speech software that is supposed to help the deaf.

– Monday December 5th

Corey Reutlinger, a student at Hastings College in
Nebraska, has won many awards while competing at the
national collegiate forensics circuit. He is deaf.
Not sure if it is criminal forensics or forensics
of something else.

– Tuesday December 6th

The Australian Sign Language will be part of the
national educational agenda. This decision by the
Australian educational group was applauded by Deaf
Australia.

– Wednesday November 7th

Jack Kelly is the vice-captain of his beach patrol club
in Australia. He is deaf – yet he is responsible for the
safety of Australians that surf the beach waves.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Candidates for police cadet jobs that wear hearing aids
cannot be discriminated against. This was the agreement
that the Illinois State Police reached with the Department
of Justice. The discriminatory wording was this:

if the applicant has a hearing loss and was not permitted the use of assistive devices, such as a hearing aids

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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THE DOCTOR’S MASK
We have a few deaf physicians. All of them are afraid
of the masks that surgeons use while in the operating
room.
It is impossible for a deaf doctor to lipread other
doctors if masks hide their lips.
For one deaf doctor, he was surprised when other
doctors told him that in the operating room they don’t
talk about the operation itself, but talk about sports,
dogs, weather, politics, etc!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/

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

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2012 National Deaf Basketball Tournament (Men’s & Women’s)

and

2012 National Deaf High School Basketball All-Star game
(boys & girls)

April 18-21, 2012
Houston, Texas

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-national-deaf-basketball-tournament/

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A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE BEFORE THE TTY
The first TTY was manufactured in 1964, but the
TTY network did not grow until the early 1970’s.
We, the deaf, had a good communications device,
but it was not too popular. The high cost of leasing
the device prevented many deaf people from using it.
The device was the Electrowriter. It was almost
like a TTY, except that the caller would write out
his message on an electronic pad with his electronic
pen. The Electrowriter on the other end of the telephone
line would copy the handwritten message. And
communications would go on back and forth.
Yes, if the writer had a lousy penmanship, it
would be hard to read the message!
Gallaudet University used this Electrowriter
network in a few offices on the campus.
The popularity of the TTY immediately killed
the Electrowriter.
An Electrowriter picture is at:
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/a/5/1/doc/a51462.shtml

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

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

SEALED CAPTIONING?
What is Sealed Captioning? Never heard of it and so,
ran a google search – it probably means the same as
Closed Captioning. There was a web posting that was
titled – Advantages of Sealed Captioning.
Why is the word Sealed used instead of Closed?

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THESE ELECTED DEAF PUBLIC OFFICIALS
DeafDigest maintains a list of elected deaf public officials,
current and past. Yet this list may not be necessarily complete.
It is because many towns and cities do not make it known that
they may have had elected deaf officials.
A perfect example is Diego Lombana, a deaf elected member of the
Asemblea Nacional of Panama.
It was a Gallaudet University press release that caught the
attention of DeafDigest editor.

A DEAF COMIC BOOK CHARACTER MAKING AN ENEMY?
Echo is a deaf character in the Moon Knight comic book series.
And she is friends with the leading character.
There was a posted hint on a web site that Echo may no longer
be friends with the main character.
DeafDigest does not read comics and so, has no clue as to
what is going on.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

this question:
are you worried that computers will render your job obsolete?

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 is:  “Who hired you to be
here?”  What they are really usually asking is:  “Who is paying
you?”

Some people think that the users or consumers of our services have to
pay for a CART provider to be present at an event.  However, usually
a college, university, court, company, or agency will hire the CART
provider because they are required to provide accommodations or equal
access under the law.

There are a number of laws that govern accessibility for people with
a hearing loss, including the American with Disabilities Act (ADA),
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Some people with a hearing loss think that they could not use the
services of a CART provider because they could not afford to pay for
them.  But most public and many private entities are obligated to
provide communication access.  These include places of employment,
public and private educational institutions, and performances and
events open to the public.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the services of a CART
provider, you may want to investigate your rights to equal access
under the law.

TEN YEARS ON THE JOB
Charles Dilbeck was a famous architect, designing and building
these fancy homes in the Dallas area. He passed away in 1990.
A house buyer wanted his house to look exactly the same as a
Dilbeck-styled home. He hired Steven Guest, a woodworker. Guest
spent ten years on the job, creating “miracles” such as
double folding hinged doors that would hide shelves, vent
screens that looked like those in the 18th century, a 500-pound
entrance door that fit with the curving walls.
What about it? Guest is deaf. He does not use sign language,
though.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

An oral deaf person, isolated from the ASL-community all
his life, became part of that community as he got older.
He started to date an ASL-signing girl friend and soon
afterwards, they became an item. Because this oral
deaf person lacked social skills, thanks to years of
isolation, he could not cope with his girl friend
idly chatting with other friends at deaf social events. He became possessive, ordering her not to socialize with other deaf people. The relationship got worse and worse, and she split from him and married someone else.

next week – another example

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits, end of series

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #4, as explained by Gorrell:

In 2004, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued notice that
Howard Gorrell’s disability had ended due to substantial gainful
employment activity, and it sought to recoup overpaid [SSDI] benefits.

full report at:
http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-ssdi-deaf-overpayment-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It pays to bark in Pittsburgh. Last week’s DEAFDIGEST mentioned
First Night Pittsburgh people not wanting to hire more
interpreters.
A compromise has been reached – deaf celebrants needing
interpreters are asked to put in advance requests for interpreters
at events they wish to attend.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In the backyard of the American School for the
Deaf (ASD), West Hartford, CT, something strange
seemed to be going on, according to clueless
neighbors.
Three houses, sitting next to each other on
Fern Street, suddenly had “For Sale” signs
propped up in front.
Was there a neighborhood feud that involved
these three households? Or was is it something
spooky, despite Halloween being gone for a month
and half?
Nope. These three houses were owned by ASD
for years for occupancy by some staff members.
Times have changed and school priorities have
changed, hence these 3 surprise “For Sale” signs.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The first hearing person tells the second hearing person that his son is deaf.

That second hearing person thinks that he needs to shout much louder than usual to help the deaf son
hear the conversation

The first hearing person should have explained
that his deaf son is deaf as in deaf and not
deaf as in hearing – two completely different
things

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A childhood friend asked DeafDigest editor many years
ago:

Do you want to play rards?

Rards?

He actually asked:

Do you want to play cards?

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
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 –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

TO APPLY for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health 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 complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

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
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

*  Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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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DeafDigest – 05 December 2011

DeafDigest Gold – December 4, 2011

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

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

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The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-research-difficulties/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-forgetting-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-communications-in-elevator/

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
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The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
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or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
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Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
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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 Mid-Week edition

The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A deaf woman was upset over the way the hospital treated
her deaf father. He was going through an operation and
was in his room, recovering from it. The daughter left
his room for a short time before returning – and saw
the fathers’ hands being strapped down. She confronted
the nurses, and was told his hands were “flailing”
up and down. The nurses did not realize the patient
was deaf and was trying to communicate via sign language!

What the daughter could have done was to post up a sign
on the wall saying “deaf patient” which was what a Coda
did few years ago when his mother had an operation.

Jordan Levin operates a nonprofit foundation – the
Jordan Levin Childhood Obesity Foundation. This group
works with hospitals on dealing with low income
children and their obesity issues. Jordan, of
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is deaf, but does not use
sign language. Been deaf all his life.

– Very Hot News

The Ice Cream man of Talladega, Alabama is making the
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind Foundation
$100,000 richer. Robert Weaver, who goes by that
nickname, won the NASCAR’s first Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The winner has the right to
direct the funds to a charitable or nonprofit organization
of his choice and he chose Alabama School for the Deaf and
Blind.

– Thursday December 1st

Meggie Zahneis, age 14, was selected by major league
baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to serve as its first
Youth Reporter for the MLB.com web site. Meggie
is deaf.

– Friday December 2nd

The Egyptian Coalition for the Disabled complained that
during this week’s national vote, there were no
interpreters around to help the deaf that needed
assistance at the polling places.

– Saturday December 3rd

Continental Airlines has announced that their in-flight
movies will be closed captioned. It will work through
DIRECTV’s satellite television.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The District of Columbia is a city of eleven different
universities, Gallaudet included. And of these eleven
universities, Gallaudet has been mentioned in a web
posting as the most picturesque of them all! It mentions
some of these historic buildings on the campus.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
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We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

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EASY FOR COPS TO FORGET DEAFNESS
All police officers attend Police Academy training
classes. These classes teach future cops all about
ADA and what deafness is all about.
But when they graduate from the Police Academy
and become real cops, they often forget what they
learn about deafness.
This is the reason why many cops have problems
when they arrest deaf people.
Why do they forget? A cop can be on duty for
25 years and never met a deaf person. Then all of a
sudden he arrests a deaf person and it is hard to
remember classroom lessons 25 years ago!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-forgetting-deafness/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America 2013 Conference Dates Changed

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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CORRECT FLOORS BUTTON IN ELEVATORS
Why that 99 percent of time when hearing people
with a deaf person enter an elevator, the hearing
person always whispers the floor number to push
the button. Sometimes hard to lipread what floor
the hearing person wanted.
But one percent of the time, the hearing person
knows about a deaf person in the elevator. Instead
of whispering the floor number, he will flash
his fingers, telling him which floor button to
push. Five fingers in one hand and two fingers in
other hand tells the deaf person it is 7th floor.
Rare that hearing person thinks to use his hands.
He whispers all the time.

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

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

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A BUSY DEAF GENERAL MANAGER
Last week DeafDigest ran a video about a deaf
person, himself a former general manager of a pizza
chain, who quit because of struggles with people
that cannot communicate with him.
Said a deaf businessman:

I don’t agree. I feel it is the Deaf General Manager’s
fault. He wanted the job and had to face the consequences
that he couldn’t live up to it. I was a general manager
of a produce company and of a restaurant, and I have
learned how to deal with daily problems without interpreters
helping me. I think he didn’t have strong management
background like I had. I wished he stood up to the
challenges.

TO COVER FACE OR NOT TO COVER FACE?
Someone from the workplace human resources office
came up to a fellow employee and covered his face.
It was because it was a confidential issue and he
was afraid a deaf employee, whose desk was nearby,
would be able to lipread.
Was the human resources person right to cover
his face in front of a deaf employee? This human
resources person does not cover his face when
hearing people are around.
Are we, the deaf, Super Lip Readers??????

A POPULAR RESTAURANT IN ANTIGUA ST JOHN’S
In Antigua St John’s, in the Caribbeans, a popular
restaurant is Papa Zouk.
The owners of that restaurant are not deaf, but
it was named after a deaf man.
Said the restaurant owner:

He was the happiest person I ever met. He was deaf, but
whenever they would play some music, he must have felt the vibration of the bass, as he would get up and dance. So everyone called him Papa Zouk.

When he died, it was decided to name the restaurant
after him.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/tunnel-under-deaf-school/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/pennsylvania-society-for-the-advancement-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I work in a factory, machinery and equipment are both too
loud for me to hear with my 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 newspaper story said:

He is severely hearing-impaired and she is deaf

Why are these newspaper reporters splitting hairs?

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with more
than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences
charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels
charge $12.95 per day).

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels
charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.
Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available.  With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.
Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories
in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI.  The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why would some police officers arrest the deaf and
do not provide interpreters?

A. These officers are stupid; they do not know what
ADA is all about!

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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Wish List of the Week:

that every city in USA will have at least one deaf-owned
restaurant; we already have deaf-owned restaurants in
Austin, Texas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Maybe there
are others we do not know about.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Holiday time, people tend to send greeting cards.

I am sure many of us, with vision impairment, enjoy hearing from
families and friends.

For me, reading greeting cards can be difficult.

I now need to use a magnifying glass.

Here are some suggestions when you want to send greeting cards to
your friends.

Pick cards that have large and bold fonts.

Use a felt marker to write a note and sign your signature.

You know you can make your own holidays greeting cards that meet your
Deaf-Blind friend’s needs on your computer as well!

Happy Holidays!

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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DeafHistory:

during 1700’s – Samuel Heinicke “invented” the oral
method of Deaf Education in Germany. Even though Alexander Graham Bell has been strongly identified with Oral Education, it actually was Heinicke that started the whole thing

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
minimum standards

3.0 is intermediate
4.0 is advanced intermediate
5.0 is advanced

this is for interpreters in mainstreamed classes

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DeafLibrary Resources

Is it expensive to be deaf?

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/expensive-to-be-deaf/

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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
delivery
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

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.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– 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.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 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.

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

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

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

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

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– 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

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

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive
Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department
directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs
or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget
projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for
Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and
interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed
regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other
agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and
public functions; participate in legislative activities that include
presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during
legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public
Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this
position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include
strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or
services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple
parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management.
Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets,
significant experience in the administration of programs and services for
the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with
disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human
Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls
will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please
visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:
http://deafdigest.com/open-positions-walden-school-tlc-deaf/

Please apply online http://www.tlcdeaf.org

OR

Send resume packet to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

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

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (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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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) 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.

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

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

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

– 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 or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

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

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

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position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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job openings
– Day Child Care Worker
– Overnight Supervisor
Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Day Child Care Worker – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-day-child-care-worker-deaf-job/

– Overnight Supervisor – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-overnight-child-care-supervisor-deaf-jobs/

Please send resume to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

OR apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
School Counselor/Psychologist
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d.
Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at http://www.thescrantonschool.org to view the full position posting.

Send resume to:
WPSD Human Resources
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211
mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
•    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
•    Prepare course content
•    Evaluate student performance
•    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
•    BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications •    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
•    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 12, 2012 and ending May 27, 2012.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 19, 2011.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html – search requisition number 174273.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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 – 05 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 4, 2011

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; 15th year

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The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit: http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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Super Holiday Sales at Harris Communications

The Harris Communications’ Super Holiday Sale on all books, DVDs and
novelties* is ending soon. Hurry, to get 15% off! This sale ends
December 4, 2011. In addition, all orders over $100 will receive free
shipping.

As this sale ends, a new one begins. From December 5 – December 11, save
15% on all equipment products* with free shipping on orders over $100!
Find products from well-known manufacturers like Sonic Alert, Clarity
and Silent Call.

Mark your calendars to get the best buy for whatever product is on your
gift list. Be sure to visit our website to find the latest deals. Need
help making your selection? Contact us at mailto:info@harriscomm.com or
use our Holiday Gift Guide.

*Certain product exclusions may apply.

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB120411

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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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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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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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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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 Clyde D. Wilson, Akron,
Ohio, who departed us at the age of 91. He has been long
involved with deaf athletics in Ohio, having led several
athletic groups as president. He also found time away
from athletics to teach ASL to students at University of
Akron.

– DeafDigest Mid-Week edition

The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Selina Ooi, a deaf woman of Malaysia, is involved with
her job as a multi-media engineer with the KDU University College.
She works with websites, flash, graphics and illustrations every
day. She hopes she is setting herself up as a great example
for the deaf Malaysians to live up to.

School districts which send their deaf students to
the state school for the deaf are expected to pay
for students’ education and boarding. In the
case of Rhode Island, certain districts refused
to pay Rhode Island School for the Deaf. As a result
the deaf school filed a lawsuit to collect funds.
the court ruled in the deaf school’s favor.

– Very Hot News

Deaf Health different from Hearing Health, or to be specific,
ASL Deaf Health different from Other Deaf Health? Yes, according
to researchers from the Rochester-based National Center for Deaf Health Research team. The team is saying that rates of obesity, domestic violence and suicide is higher among ASL users. On a more positive side, numbers of ASL smokers are lower than Other Deaf and Hearing smokers. These findings were published in the American Journal of Public Health. Bottom line – does DeafDigest believe these gloomy stats? DeafDigest is always skeptical when stats based on a limited
local sample is deemed to be representative of the national ASL Deaf People.

– Sunday November 27th

The First International Investments, an investment company
in Swaziland, promised to give prizes for the top three
contestants in the Miss Swaziland Deaf Pageant. The pageant
ended 3 months ago and the top 3 winners were still waiting
for their promised prizes. A story broke out in a newspaper
about this broken promise. Embarrassed, this investment
company suddenly gave prizes the next day to these three
patient (or impatient) deaf finishers!

– Monday November 28th

The Deaf Women of Rochester is now celebrating its
30th birthday.

– Tuesday November 29th

We have another Deaf Restaurant. It is the Mozzeria,
a pizza eatery in San Francisco, owned by Russ and
Melody Stein. It was not too long time ago when
a deaf owned restaurant in Texas opened up.

– Wednesday November 30th

Louder is the demand by the Deaf Community of Jamaica
for interpreters at public events. They have made
this demand known with the new Prime Minister.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

We, in USA, take our video relay services for granted.
Not that so in Canada’s British Columbia and Alberta
provinces. This service will close on January 15, 2012.
Reason? No money. The hope is that the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
(which is like our FCC) will find a way to continue
this service.

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ASL COURSES POPULAR WITH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS?
There are many, many college football players that
take ASL classes.
Do these football players love ASL and love Deaf
Culture?
No. Many football coaches tell these players to
take ASL classes because they think it is an easy
class for them to pass and to continue playing
football.
An example was a group of 29 football players at
University of Oregon taking these ASL classes.
Maybe this is why the team is very strong since
all of them passed their classes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/

(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:
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ONE REASON WHY SOME DEAF PEOPLE HAVE CI
Some deaf people accept CI for different reasons.
Some may be late-deafened and a CI will help them
follow voices and sounds. Some just want to follow
noises – such as police siren, hearing people yelling
at them, a firecracker explosion, etc.
But there is another reason why some deaf people
want CI. They suffer from tinnitus. And for some
of them CI helps kill off tinnitus.
Always kill off? Yes, in some cases – and no, in
other cases.
Those that accept CI to kill off tinnitus and when
it doesn’t, are very disappointed.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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

THE KAPPA GAMMA BAND?
Kappa Gamma is Gallaudet’s oldest fraternity,
been in existence since 1901.
Kappa Gamma members in a musical band? Yes, and
no.
The Gallaudet Kappa Gamma group do not play in
a band, but there is a Kappa Gamma band!
It is based in Nottingham, a town in England.
This band shows promise of becoming number one in
England. Why the Kappa Gamma band?
Said a spokesperson, in an interview:

I was searching the internet one day and I saw this thing called Kappa Gamma and I thought that’s a
cool band name. It’s a fraternity in America for deaf people

What does DeafDigest have to say about it? Already
there are too many bands in Great Britain with a
name “deaf” in it!

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A SPEAKERPHONE THAT WE DO NOT REALIZE
Many workplace offices have speakerphone. And if
it is not carefully maintained, then it may cause
embarrassment – such as someone on the other end
arguing with someone in the office.
Hearing people hear it, and may “laugh” about
the domestic arguments. But we, the deaf, do not
know it!

A DEAF DOCTOR IN OREGON
There was a newspaper story of a doctor in Eugene,
Oregon that is deaf.
It is Dr. Sharon Meyers. The story said that she is
learning sign language and was twice voted as the
area’s best doctor according to a local newspaper survey.
It is not known, however, if she was deaf all her life
but trained orally or became late-deafened – two different
things.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

this question:
did you know there is an operation that will cure deafness?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people find out what I do for a living, one topic that many
people immediately bring up is captioning errors.  People are always
reading the screens of CART providers and realtime captioners as we
write what is being said, and because we are human, there will always
be some mistakes.  Captioners and CART providers cannot stop and go
back to correct mistakes.  Everyone sees the mistakes that we
make.

It is very important that users of realtime captioning understand
what an acceptable error rate is and what is not acceptable.
Unfortunately, even if a captioner is writing at 99.9% accuracy,
there will still be 10 misstrokes for every 10,000 steno strokes.
People often focus on those 10 misstrokes rather than the 9,990
strokes that are correct.

To do a little comparison with something that most of us are familiar
with, imagine if you were typing on a computer keyboard and you were
typing 10,000 keystrokes without taking a break.  If you only had 10
incorrect keystrokes, you would probably be very happy with your
accuracy.

Of course, there are some captioners and captioning programs out
there that may not be doing a good job, and consumers of captioning
should voice their concerns to help to improve the quality.  If there
is a mistake in every sentence or if one in every 10 or 20 words is
wrong, let the people in charge know that the captioning is not good
enough.  Sometimes the people in charge have no idea what good
captioning is.

THE VALUE OF VOLUNTEERS
There was a story in one of these magazines that
was titled:

Volunteerism Rising as Way to Contribute in Uncertain
Economy

At TDI, DCARA and NAD in the past where DeafDigest
editor worked in these years as a young man, there
were always volunteers. They did tasks that saved
the agencies a lot of money.
The volunteers are always valuable, any time, any
where.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

An outstanding deaf football player, that played for one
of the best college football teams, was praised for
overcoming his deafness. He also wrote a book, detailing
his lifelong loneliness and frustrations because of his
deafness and thanked football for making him a success
story. He was a featured speaker at some deafness awareness
events.

Alas, he was arrested few years later for the same
reasons that we are seeing these Penn State football and Syracuse basketball scandal stories in newspapers these days!

He is now in prison.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Drug-induced deafness? By drugs, we are talking about
antibiotics, which is supposed to treat something, but
according to Peter Steyger, may cause deafness. Steyger,
who is deaf, is a research scientist with the Oregon Health & Science University, says that certain antibiotics may
cause deafness. His findings were published in the
Scientific Reports publication.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #2, as explained by Gorrell:

Second Complaint (ADA) with the District of District against the Delaware State Trooper for not dealing with deaf people. This case was ruled in favor of the Police but afterwards the State Police modified some policies in dealing with the deaf.

http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-bike-accident-no-interpreter-for-deaf-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A hearing aid that vibrates or a vibrator that functions
as a hearing aid? Researchers working with selected NTID
students raised the idea that a hearing aid could decipher
sounds and spit them out as vibrations.
Meaning future deaf people should rely on hearing aids
to feel out vibrations as opposed to the using hands to
feel out these vibrations?

(one of these zany ideas that never made it to the
marketplace)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gil
Eastman, the much beloved long time director of
Gallaudet Theater, who departed us.
What do Ed Waterstreet, Linda Bove, Phyllis
Frelich, Peter Wolf, John Corrado, Julianna Fjeld,
Susan Jackson and others have in common?
They were trained by Gil Eastman during the
Golden Era of Gallaudet Theater of the Sixties and
they rose to success on the stage, TV and the
screen.
Thank you Gil, for all the work you have done.
Your legacy continues to this day – as these
pioneers have paved the way for newcomers to
entertain us.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper in Uganda ran this headline –

Deaf and Dumb but an Efficient Receptionist

Praising this efficient receptionist for being
deaf and dumb?

Go figure!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf softball player on a hearing team thought his
coach said:
You go to pat for him

The coach actually said:
You go to bat for him

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health 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 complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

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
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent 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
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, 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
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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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DeafDigest – 27 November 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 27, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology-of-deafness/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

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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?

DeafDigest has mentioned Mojo Mathers of New Zealand who is hoping to become the nation’s first deaf elected
MP. Present polling trends have been favorable to her
Greens political party. If her party gets at least
12 percent of vote, then Mathers gets in as the new MP.

Love of lizards was what led Trent Bell, a deaf New
New Zealander to a growing business operation in
the field of herpetology (lizards, frogs, etc).
His company, EcoGecko Consultants has won two years
of consulting contracts with clients. He advises
clients with ecological concerns and issues.

– Very Hot News

One of the North Carolina’s two schools for the deaf was
supposed to be shut down for good, but at the last minute
the state administrators crafted a Solomonic solution.
The Eastern North Carolina SD would take over the operations
of the school for the blind in Raleigh. This blind school
would then function as a satellite campus. And the North
Carolina SD would continue as is. And both deaf schools would
be encouraged to lease out empty space for other educational
programs. This was important because the Morganton and
the Wilson economies would plunge overnight if both schools
closed.

– Sunday November 20th

How often is it that a TV station will reach out to the
Deaf Community to address captioning concerns? KSL-TV,
in Salt Lake City, did – and it has resulted in improved
captions. And going one up, the TV station has inserted at the
bottom of its web site – a “Closed Caption Assistance” link.
That way when there are no captions, the deaf person could
link and follow whatever the screen says.

– Monday November 21st

Nearly 200 deaf Filipinos rallied in front of the House of
Representatives to demand the passing of two bills, for interpreters for the deaf in the court room, and for captioning of TV news.

– Tuesday November 22nd

If the state of Virginia has its way, the following agencies
will be consolidated – Department of Rehabilitative Services,
Department for the Aging AND Department for Deaf and Hard
of Hearing. Already, the deaf community is upset about it.

– Wednesday November 23rd

Kathi Johnson is no longer the superintendent of
the Jean Massieu Academy, a charter school for the
deaf in Texas. No reason was given for her departure.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

You can watch mtvU’s Quiet Campus (Gallaudet) series
on video. The link is:
http://www.mtvu.com/category/shows/quiet-campus/

The series are as follows:
An Unseen Look Inside Deaf Culture
Welcome to Gallaudet
Anticipation
Homecoming
Epilogue

The series are both in ASL and with captions.

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

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AN UGLY DEAF INCIDENT AT MCDONALDS
A deaf husband and wife couple, both of them
anti-hearing extremists, walked into a local
McDonalds. They used ASL to order their food.
Of course, the woman behind the counter
did not understand ASL. She called for her manager
to help. Yes, the manager also did not understand
ASL.
It only made the deaf couple angrier and angrier.
At this point, another deaf couple entered McDonalds
and saw this incident. They were so embarrassed that
they quickly left the place.
DeafDigest does not know what happened afterwards.
But signing ASL with hearing people that does not
know ASL is the worst example of Deaf Extremism!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/

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

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June 28-30, 2012

more information at:
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WHY DID A DEAF GENERAL MANAGER QUIT HIS JOB?
A deaf man was a general manager of a pizza place,
which is part of a well-known pizza chain. He was the
top boss at the pizza place. Everybody reported to
him.
One day he quit. Why? He had no interpreter and
the job was stressful. Customers complaining. Kitchen
staff arguing. Waiters arguing. Health inspectors show
up without warning. Executives from the national
chain headquarters show up without warning. Truck
drivers arrive and complain about not being paid
for the deliveries, etc, etc.
Hearing managers face the same thing, but they
can communicate. The deaf manager, without interpreter,
was almost helpless in communications!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

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

A VIETNAMESE HERBALIST HEALING THE DEAF?
There was a newspaper story of Vo Hoang Yen, a
herbalist in Vietnam. A herbalist works with plants
to try to heal paralysis, spinal issues AND deafness.
Is deafness actually being healed? The story said
that Nguyen Thi Hang, a 14-year old deaf girl,
is now hearing, thanks to sessions with this herbalist.
Fact or fiction? You decide!

INTERRPETERS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS
After watching the video last week (Cheap or Expensive),
a veteran administrator of a deaf agency said:

The issue is not the cost but the quality of classroom
interpreters. Some schools can hire high quality
interpreters for the rates they offer and others cannot.
The real issue is to hire interpreters who can provide
quality interpreting and are qualified at the
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) state required level. Many states allow schools to hire interpreters below the state EIPA level of 3.5. That
means the state considers the deaf to be of low priority
in the education totem pole. The cost does play a factor
but is not the only factor.

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A DEAF ARTIST WITH A RARE SKILL IN NEW YORK CITY
New York is considered the capital of art. Many
hungry artists move to New York and hope to strike
gold.
Striking gold, in a way, is what deaf artist
Jerry Pagane was able to accomplish. He is a gold
leaf artist, a skill so rare that only a few of them
can be found in New York City.
Before making it great in the world of art, Pagane
attended NTID.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

losing job as a school interpreter only because the sole deaf child in the district graduates!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another question I frequently hear is:  Aren’t you going to be
replaced soon by tape recorders or other newer technology?

This has been a question that has been asked for over 40 years.  As
far back as the 1960s, people were predicting that court reporting
was a doomed profession because tape recorders would soon replace
court reporters.  When videotape came upon the scene, some people
were sure that videotaping proceedings would soon take the place of
court reporting.

The key to success for court reporters, CART providers, and realtime
captioners has been that they have embraced technology over the
years.  Rather than simply fearing that they would be replaced by
technology, they have used technology to change the way that they do
their jobs.

When you see a realtime reporter writing on a steno machine today,
the one thing that remains basically the same is the layout of the
steno keyboard.  Other than that, the look is quite different.
Instead of steno paper flowing out of the back of their steno
machines, for realtime reporters you will find computers connected to
their steno machines.

Court reporters can synchronize their transcripts with the video or
audio that has been recorded, and they can provide compressed and
e-mailed transcripts.  Captioners and CART providers provide an
instantaneous translation of what is being said to provide access for
the consumers who rely upon their services. Court reporting is a
career where people have taken advantage of changes in technology to
make sure that their profession continues to stay in demand.

WHAT IS IEP?
IEP stands for the Individualized Education Plan.
It was created by the law called the Individualized Education Plan
IEP is a “road map” for a deaf child to meet its
specific educational goals, with assistance of
school district (or school for the deaf) services
and accommodations.
Is it possible that a deaf child, moving from one
school district to another, would have different IEPs?
Yes, but DeafDigest does not want to get into that!

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updated every Monday

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

A deaf girl, the smartest student in her mainstreamed classes, was sheltered by her domineering mother everywhere she went. She was not allowed to go out
on her own to mingle with people. As a result, her
personality has become fragile, unable to deal with life’s setbacks – demanding college courses, broken romances, employment frustrations, etc.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Researchers, from Children’s Hospital Boston and the
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, are saying that a new gene therapy is available
that could just possibly reverse deafness in some people.
This type of gene therapy was not made available in the
past.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The IEP stands for the Individualized Education Plan.
The law states that deaf and disabled students must
be guided by IEP, which is a legal piece of paper.
The IEP is a plan on for the mainstreamed student to
be educated with assistance of services and accommodations.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Tennessee Council for the Hearing Impaired is no more!
Whoa – not what you may think – that agency has formally
changed its name to Tennessee Council for the Deaf and
Hearing Impaired/
Said the agency officer “finally!”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There are serious behavioral problems on the
Mackworth Island, which houses the Governor Baxter
School for the Deaf, in Maine, not too far from
Portland.
Serious behavioral problems, yes, but whoa –
it has nothing to do with human beings!
The island is overrun with wild, unruly turkeys,
the source of these behavioral problems. The
state fish and game officials stocked the island
with birds two years ago as part of a conservational
program. This plan backfired since these birds
block the road and deposit their droppings everywhere.
The school officials need to make a decision to
solve this behavioral problem.
And this is not a new problem. Way back in the
late eighties the island was overrun with menacing,
wild dogs!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest has said it before and will say it again,
that Rochester is the world’s most Deaf Friendly city.

Yet why is the police living in the Dark Ages?

A newspaper story said:
According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Helfer: “The TTY has been the industry standard for many
years and is still widely used”

Huh! We, the deaf use video phones and text pagers. TTY?
Get real!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

During the employee Thanksgiving lunch, I asked what
did she bring for us?

I thought she said:
whatnot pie

She actually said:
walnut pie

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December 1, 2011 deadline

position opening
Director
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Austin, Texas

December 1, 2011 deadline

full position description and application instructions at:
http://deafdigest.com/texas-deaf-director-position/

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:         Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health 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 complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

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
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent 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
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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position opening
Clinical Psychology Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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/

DeafDigest – 20 November 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 20, 2011

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; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/codas-hard-to-get-along/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hiding-rumor-from-the-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-looking-for-jobs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

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Do Everything with the Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm]

The Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm] is a 7″ touchscreen mobile tablet that takes multi-tasking to the extreme.

Read a book, take pictures, video conference, watch
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Now only $199.99 after $230 instant savings. (Eligible upgrade or new line activation and 2 year agreement required.) Other monthly charges apply.

Find the Samsung Galaxy Tab[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_DDG112011

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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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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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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?

From time to time in the past DeafDigest has mentioned

the possibility of a robot communicating in sign language.
Well, Honda, the famous automobile manufacturer, has come
up with a new robot that can communicate in sign
language. How proficient is it in signs remains to be seen!

At St. Charles HS in Missouri, the librarian is Mary Stodden.
She is deaf. She was written up in a local newspaper, which
said that she uses her hearing impairment to motivate students.

– Very Hot News

Optus, a leading Australian mobile communications carrier, is
staging a contest – the Optus Business apps face-off. The
winner would get a full range of support services in use
of its mobile communications. It attracted 100 applications,
but most of them were eliminated. Still surviving and hoping
to win is the Deaf Services Queensland, an agency serving
the deaf in this Australian state. If this agency wins, they
would develop on-line job search opportunities for the deaf.

– Thursday November 17th

Justin Osmond, of the famous Osmond singing family,
wishes to have hearing aids distributed, at no cost,
to deaf children of Idaho. He is trying to work this
out with the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind
Foundation. Justin is not deaf, but there are two
deaf members of the Osmond family – George Virl Osmond, Jr. (Virl) and Tom Osmond.

– Friday November 18th

In a meeting in Wilson, NC, among community and business
leaders, the sole issue was “how to save Eastern North
Carolina School for the Deaf from being closed.” It was
moderated by a state legislator. She said “think outside
the box.” Many ideas came out during that meeting – all
in agreement that the school could be converted for
many different purposes – community recreation, independent
living center, family weekends, cooperative programs
with local school districts, etc, etc.

– Saturday November 19th

Those that loved watching the TV pilot series
Switched at Birth can relax. This program will
continue for the next TV season. First showing
will be January 3rd, 2012

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The FEMA, concerned that the deaf may be out of loop
in case of disasters, has come up with a relay set up.
This was the result of efforts by FEMA’s bilingual and multilingual Community Relations specialists. This
group identified ASL as a language that deaf survivors
use.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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FREE GROUND SHIPPING IN NOVEMBER

It’s not too early to start holiday shopping!

WCI is here to help with gifts for all your family and friends.

FREE GROUND SHIPPING on orders over $50.00!
(excludes CapTel 800 or 800i)

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter!

Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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LOOKING FOR A JOB
When deaf people look for a job, sometimes results are
funny, and even sad.
A Coda boss may refuse to hire the deaf. Or a boss, that
knows sign language, may also refuse to hire the deaf.
Yet, there are bosses that are not Coda or ASL signers
but are happy to hire the deaf.
Why? Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-looking-for-jobs/

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

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HLAA Convention 2012
June 21-24, 2012
Providence, Rhode Island

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/hearing-loss-association-of-america-convention/

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CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE
Many states are broke; many school systems are
broke.
They have a hard time deciding – to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
operators.
A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.
What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

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

INCORRECT EXPLANATION WITH A NEWSPAPER REPORTER
In an interview, an interpreter told the newspaper
reporter:

When a deaf person goes to a store or restaurant, they still have to write everything down

The interpreter is wrong. When a deaf person knows
where the stuff is in the store that he wants, he will
not write it down. Instead he will pick it up off the
shelf and then go to the checkout counter.
When a deaf person goes to the restaurant, he will
simply point to something on the menu.
A deaf person will write it down only if he needs
assistance or wishes to explain something different.

A STRANGE COMPANY NAME
There is a company in New York with the name of
Two Deaf Frogs.
It is an educational consulting and support company,
and it has nothing to do with the deaf or of Deaf
Education.
Why Two Deaf Frogs? A mighty good question!

A CHANGE OF LOGO BY A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
The New York School for the Deaf has changed its
logo.
The new one is at:
http://deafdigest.com/fanwood-deaf-athletics-new-logo/

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/garbage-is-money-for-deaf-school/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Oklahoma Association of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/oklahoma-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

too much bother having to make hearing aid adjustments all the time

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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 deaf and she is mute

It was a short newspaper story of the Mass 11/11/11
marriage ceremony in China. It emphasized that of
the mass marriage ceremony, one couple was deaf.

Yes he is described as deaf and she is described as
mute.

Mute and deaf? Or Mute and hearing?

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*Year-round American Sign Language Master Tutor Lessons via Web-Cam or VP*

Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long
distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a
video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

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Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00
One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site)
http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with more
than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences
charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels
charge $12.95 per day).

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels
charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.
Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available.  With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.
Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories
in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI.  The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC is asking for new standards on compatibility
with wireless hearing aids.

More information at:
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db1101/DA-11-1707A1.doc

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. All RID-certified interpreters are skilled, master interpreters?

A. No. Almost all RID-certified interpreters are skilled, master
interpreters. Unfortunately, just a few of them do not sign very
well, despite their RID certification. They were certified even
though they were not supposed to be. This is an issue that RID
is dealing with right now.

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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Wish List of the Week:

that the Harkins Theatres chain will caption movies in other
states than just Arizona only.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

The Holidays are approaching! We are readying ourselves for visiting friends and families.

Many of us who are Deaf-Blind individuals do attend these functions.

One frustrating thing when we are with friends or families is that
they want to help guide us.

Often this means just grabbing our hand and pulling!

YIKES!

It is important to let the Deaf-Blind individual choose the way they want to be guided.

The best way is to ask “May I guide you to the table?”  Then, the Deaf-Blind person will ask for your elbow.

Just remember that guiding an individual is like pulling a wagon.

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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DeafHistory:

Year 1961 – Helen Muse, a deaf teacher at Georgia School for
the Deaf, had her novel “Green Pavilions” published. This
book, not deaf-related, focused on the French and Indian War.

It was her first and last novel.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

400

deaf mainstreamed students in West Virginia

70

interpreters serving them

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disagreed. Why?

Do visit;
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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:           Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive
Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department
directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs
or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget
projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for
Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and
interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed
regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other
agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and
public functions; participate in legislative activities that include
presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during
legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public
Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this
position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include
strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or
services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple
parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management.
Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets,
significant experience in the administration of programs and services for
the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with
disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human
Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls
will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please
visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS:
To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D. terminal degree in their field.  Applicants without a terminal degree may be granted up to three years in a pre-tenure track position to work toward such terminal degree prior to being awarded a tenure-track position.

The following departments and programs are accepting applications for one or more faculty positions:

ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:
http://deafdigest.com/open-positions-walden-school-tlc-deaf/

Please apply online http://www.tlcdeaf.org

OR

Send resume packet to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

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

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (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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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) 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.

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

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

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

– 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 or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

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

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

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position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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job openings
– Day Child Care Worker
– Overnight Supervisor
Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Day Child Care Worker – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-day-child-care-worker-deaf-job/

– Overnight Supervisor – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-overnight-child-care-supervisor-deaf-jobs/

Please send resume to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

OR apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
School Counselor/Psychologist
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d.
Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at http://www.thescrantonschool.org to view the full position posting.

Send resume to:
WPSD Human Resources
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211
mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
•    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
•    Prepare course content
•    Evaluate student performance
•    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
•    BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications •    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
•    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 12, 2012 and ending May 27, 2012.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 19, 2011.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html – search requisition number 174273.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation.

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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:  mailto: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 October 15, 2011.

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an EOE

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announces openings for
Community Inclusion Specialists
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time available

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.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
This position, under the supervision of the Adult Vocational Services Director, provides community living supports to a deaf individual with cognitive limitations and/or other additional disabilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess a High School Diploma. Familiarity with mental retardation and physical disabilities. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language and/or manual communication system.  Driver’s license and personal car. Availability during evening hours and weekends is required.  Must be flexible in scheduling to meet client coverage needs.  In-state travel is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
(a)    Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
(b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY:
You may download an application from our website:  http://www.asd-1817.org

Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX:  (860) 570-1832

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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 – 20 November 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 20, 2011

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; 15th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/complicated-job-training-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology-of-deafness/

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New 2012 Harris Communications Catalog

The 2012 Harris Communications catalog is now available.

Request a free equipment catalog, a book/novelty catalog, or both!

Start shopping for assistive devices, books, DVDs and novelties for the holidays.

Hundreds of gift ideas can be found with the latest products from your favorite manufacturers such as Sonic Alert, Clarity, Williams Sound and more!

It is easy to sign-up for your free catalog, simply go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB112011

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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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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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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 Vinette Fern Doree,
a Minnesota deaf woman, that departed us. Do mention
her name with national deaf leaders and the chances
we should shrug our shoulders as to say “we never heard
of her.” She was a local mover and shaker, in her quiet
way in the Twin Cities area – fighting for rights and
needs of the deaf – be it new laws, more interpreters
and more money, etc, etc. Said her daughter:

She was a pioneer in the deaf community long before it was popular, and she fought very hard for deaf rights

Thank you, Vinette Fern.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

At risk is the shutting down of the well known wildlife park,
the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park in United Kingdom.
Funds needed to keep the park operating and to feed the
animals is desperately short. The owners of the park are
John Denerley and wife Kathryn. They are deaf.

How to best integrate Gallaudet University with the
neighborhood has been a topic of considerable debate
with the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Program
panel. We care about Deaf Culture that Gallaudet fosters,
but the neighbors basically do not care about it. The
big question is – how to pull Gallaudet out of its isolation and be a major part of the neighborhood,
especially the thriving Farmers Market across the street.
The panel is suggesting deaf-owned rental properties and
deaf owned stores and shops. But there is no silver
bullet answer.

– Very Hot News

The School Sports Australia lost and Deaf Sport Australia
won. It was a lawsuit to allow a visual starter to be used
in a track meet so that a deaf runner would know the race
has started. Without it, the hearing runners would already
have taken off by the time the deaf runner realized the
race has started! The Australian Human Rights Commission
ruled in favor of the deaf runner.

– Sunday November 13th

After spending 18 years as director of Texas Office for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, David Myers has announced
his retirement. His last day of work is December 31st. David
is the last of the Old Guard, those who started in the vocational
rehabilitation field during the sixties as one of the first
deaf counselors in USA. Over the years he has moved on to
a number of administrative positions in various agencies
serving the deaf.

– Monday November 14th

Did the FCC emergency broadcast warning test of last
week perform well? According to a deaf resident of
Houston, TX, there was an ASL interpreter on the
TV screen. That interpreter, however, was pictured
“half on the screen, half off the screen”!

– Tuesday November 15th

The deaf people of Cebu, a province in the Philippines,
have been urging each store to designate one hearing
employee to learn sign language in order to communicate
with deaf customers.

– Wednesday November 16th

CI manufacturer Advanced Bionics has been slapped with
lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Texas, Kentucky and
Oklahoma, on basis of product malfunctioning. It was
alleged that patients had to go through another surgery
to have the implants exchanged.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Jobs are so hard to find that a job at a casino is one
to be cherished. Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino has been praised for hiring seven deaf individuals. Said an appreciative employment placement specialist for the deaf:

They’re not hesitant to hire our candidates

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TO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE FAMOUS DEAF
Who is Dummy Hoy? A famous baseball player.
Who is Beethoven? A famous musical composer.
Who is Thomas Edison? A famous inventor.
We have many other famous deaf people.
Is this an old story to us?
No, because many hearing people and also
many deaf people never heard of these famous
deaf people !
This is a shame.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/

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

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Announcement

Deaf History International Conference

July 24th to 29th, 2012

Toronto, Canada

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/dhitoronto/

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TWO GROUPS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS OF THE DEAF
Psychologists always disagree on many
things. It is the same with psychologists
that work with the deaf.
One group of psychologists working with the
deaf would look on the deaf from a cultural
point of view. Another group of psychologists
that work with the deaf look on the deaf from
a medical and audiological point of view!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology-of-deafness/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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A FULL STORY ON THE DEAF BRAIN
The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition showed a picture of
the “Deaf Brain”.
The full story is at:
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/news/unlocking-mysteries-deaf-brain

A MISLEADING NEWSPAPER STORY
There was a story of a woman, who “became” deaf overnight
upon birth of her third child.
But upon reading the story further, it said that with each
birth (two of them) she lost more and more of her hearing. And that the third delivery made her “completely” deaf.
It was not as if she quickly became deaf after being
hearing all her life.
At any rate, she can hear again – thanks to a CI.

A PLAYGROUND FOR PRE-SCHOOL DEAF CHILDREN
There was a story in the papers about deaf pre-school
kids in Monterey, California getting a new playground.
This makes DeafDigest editor wonder. Is there such
a thing as a Deaf Playground – as opposed to a regular
playground for all kids?
A Deaf Playground means total visibility; nothing
would block deaf kids from seeing everything. If
there is a Deaf House, then there should be a
Deaf Playground?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told by a hearing client:

I feel sorry for your client because of his deafness. His future is bleak

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

THERE IS A GALLAUDET DORM
There is a number of dormitories on the
Gallaudet campus.
But one dorm is interesting. The name of that
dorm is:

Gallaudet Residence Hall

No, it is not on the Gallaudet campus. It is on
the campus of Central Connecticut State University!
How and why is there a Gallaudet dorm on that campus?
DeafDigest does not know. Probably because of its
proximity to the American School for the Deaf,
West Hartford, CT, which has a strong Gallaudet
heritage.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people see me providing CART services, I am frequently asked how
someone becomes a CART provider or realtime captioner and how long it
takes.

CART providers and realtime captioners use the same basic skills as
court reporters, so you would attend a school that teaches court
reporting.  The National Court Reporters Association has a list of
NCRA certified schools and participating programs.  You can get that
information on their website at www.ncraonline.org

As far as how long it will take you to get through court reporting
school, that is a more difficult question to answer.  Every person is
different.   First you will learn the shorthand theory, and then you
will spend time building your speed.  It is essentially up to you how
long it will take.  It may take between two to five years, depending
on what school you attend.

The programs in the schools are set up so that you must pass one
speed to progress to the next higher speed.  For example, you must
pass tests at 100 words a minute in order to progress to the next
class at 120 words per minute.  If that takes you six weeks or six
months, it is totally up to you.  Most schools require that you pass
tests at 225 words a minute in order to complete your training.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

A high school football star was recruited to play for a
hearing college, and was praised for ignoring Gallaudet’s
recruiting efforts. And after he finished his football
eligibility at the hearing college, no one was willing
to help him find a job or to get funding for his
hearing aid. He contacted DeafDigest editor, very bitter
about the way he was being “used” at the hearing college
for his football skills.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A new book is being marketed –  Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II, as
written by Philip Eade. The book said that Philip’s mother
was Princess Alice of Battenberg, a deaf woman, who did not
sign and relied on lipreading. She married Prince Andrew, but
during the marriage ceremony, the Orthodox priest asked
her if she agreed to the marriage. Not understanding what
he was asking, she said no! The marriage took place, anyway.
Princess Alice, as the mother, and Philip, as the son, were
not close. They hardly knew each other. This explains why
Philip had a reputation for being insensitive to the needs
of the deaf and of the disabled, often mouthing off bad jokes
about them.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Third Complaint (non-ADA) with the District of Maryland against the
Maryland Government (specifically Child Support Enforcement). The Court granted my motion for appointment of counsel AND a motion for extension of time (for allowing time to see if the Maryland General Assembly would pass my SB 928).  The case was
honorably dismissed after the Governor signed SB 928 into law.

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-child-support-enforcement-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Do parents of the deaf in the Ontario province of Canada care?
Schools for the deaf in Brantford, Belleville, Milton and London
are threatened with closing. The government staged meetings
throughout the province to hear out parents. Yet at one meeting
just one parent showed up!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A true story, though hard to believe. A
certain movie theater in Texas ran into
sound problems. A deaf man ran to the rescue
and restored the theater sound system!
A joke? No. The sound problem took place at
the Palace Theatre in Sequin, Texas. The only
person who knew how to fix the problem was
out of town. The only other person who knew how
to fix it was a deaf man. Not a hard of hearing
person with a hearing aid but a bonafide deaf
person. As deaf in deaf.
The deaf person was David Pierce who
rushed to the theatre. It took him two hours of
tinkering but got the sound system restored.
Said Pierce “Funny how hearies are depending
on a Deafie to fix the sound system.”
When DeafDigest expressed surprise that a deaf
person could fix sound, David said “One does not
have to hear to work with sound equipment.”
David Pierce? Palace Theatre? Sequin, Texas?
Sounds familiar?
Yes – David Pierce, a man of multiple skills,
is the one that owns Davideo Productions, draws
up weekly Old Fogeys for DeafDigest and promotes
these Deaf Film Festivals at the Palace Theatre
in Sequin, Texas.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The judge turned down Netflix’s motion to dismiss the
case filed against them by a group of plaintiffs in a
Massachusetts courtroom. A win for us? Not really,
unless the FCC changes its regulations to require
internet web sites to provide captions. If the FCC
does not change the regulations, then Netflix may
likely win the lawsuit!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the house of the in-laws, I thought the daughter-in-law
asked me:

Do you want June?

Puzzled, I asked her again.

She actually asked me:

Do you want juice?

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:         Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health 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 complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

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
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent 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
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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position opening
Clinical Psychology Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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position openings in Rehabilitation field
in Georgia

–  Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deafness
program is seeking a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) serving
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload in Dublin and surrounding
counties.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082276
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-15.05.05.916369

–  Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Life Adjustment
Supervisor responsible for the direction and operation of the 52 bed
dormitory and the coordination of Independent Living Skills Training
for the students. Duties include supervision of the dormitory staff,
coordinating the staff’s work schedules and activities, managing the
physical maintenance of the dormitory, and ensuring the safety and
accountability of all students.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00155920
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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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 November 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 13, 2011

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-eat-at-diner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-communications-struggle/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/complicated-job-training-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

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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?

A panel was hosted by the American Sign Language department
at Alamo College in Texas. Topic was discrimination that
the deaf and hard of hearing people face in the real world.
Several panelists, each explaining their versions of how
they face and deal with discrimination.

Not really about the deaf specifically, but it might as
well as be deaf-related. Many local governments are broke,
and as a result, some of them are beginning to charge
drivers responsible for accidents. Many of these accidents
send fire trucks and police to the scene – and it costs
money. Now – the big question is – what if the driver
is deaf and gets into an accident? Does he have to pay
for interpreters that are sent to the scene?

– Very Hot News

Many companies in many nations would not hire the deaf.
But Take One Animation Studio, based in the Philippines,
was willing to hire the deaf to become animators. Yes,
these deaf candidates had to be trained to learn how to
become animators. And after a group of seven deaf
individuals completed the training sessions, they were
hired.

A lawsuit has been filed against the state of Maryland
on basis of the state’s new congressional districts.
It was charged that the new district has lumped together
the Western Maryland farming communities with the urban areas of Montgomery County, which sits above
the District of Columbia. The individual that filed
the lawsuit is Howard Gorrell. He is deaf. And he
received good news when Iowa’s Legacy Foundation
has jumped into the lawsuit with financial support!

– Sunday November 6th

An article re CI said that the best CI candidates are:

* those without hair cells in the inner ear
* those that have been recently late-deafened
* those with good speech and English skills
* those that are willing to trained to learn new skills
* those not afraid of anesthesia and surgery
* those that want to function in hearing world
* those that are realistic about CI’s limitations

Bottom line – people who want CI may not necessarily be
best qualified

– Monday November 7th

Not a good time to be in North Carolina because the decision to close either North Carolina School for the
Deaf or Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf or
the Governor Morehead School for the Blind lies with
the state education department. As a result, instead of
working together, the blind groups are fighting the
deaf groups! Decision must be made “soon”.

– Tuesday November 8th

Janet Gordon has been appointed as the interim superintendent
of Ohio School for the Deaf. She previously served as the
school principal.

– Wednesday November 9th

What we, the deaf, take for granted in USA, will be something
new to the deaf Filipinos. It is the relay center. Plans are
underway to set up the first relay center in the nation.
Already 30 to-be relay operators are going through training
sessions to learn how to operate the brand new relay center.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Could sign language video clips not be captioned for
the benefit of non-signers that want to learn signs?
This is happening in United Kingdom. The sign clip
presentation was a partnership between the
Sign Health and the National Health Service. Already
many late-deafened people are upset about it.

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

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JOB TRAINING UNFAIR TO THE DEAF?
Sometimes a deaf employee is being trained to do a
complicated job task. A hearing employee trains the
deaf employee but gives up because of communication
problems.
But this same hearing employee shows patience with
a new hearing employee that is being trained for this
same complicated job task.
Is it fair to the deaf? No, but we now have ADA,
interpreters and job coaches. In the past we didn’t.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/complicated-job-training-for-deaf/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America 2013 Conference Dates Changed

more information at:
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DON’T ALWAYS ASSUME DEAF PERSON WANTS AN INTERPRETER!
A deaf employee told a hearing employee that he did not
want to attend an event.
The hearing employee told the deaf employee that they will
hire an interpreter for that event.
The deaf employee said “No, because I will not attend the
event.”
The hearing employee did not listen and hired an interpreter.
The deaf employee did not show up. The hearing employee had to
pay the interpreter for nothing.
If a deaf employee says no, then hearing people must listen
and respect.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

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

THE DEAF OF ERITREA
The Eritrean National Association of the Deaf has asked the government to encourage the deaf to pursue higher education.
This is a good goal, but one thing troubles DeafDigest.
Eritrea is not a thriving nation in Africa. Many hearing
people of Eritrea have problems getting jobs. If they could not
find jobs then what are the chances of the deaf, even those
with degrees in higher education.
Just something that is a concern.

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COUGHLIN’S DEAF PLAYERS
Every football fan knows who Tom Coughlin is. He was voted
#1 as the most hated coach in the NFL, according to a recent
poll among pro football players.
Tom Coughlin’s deaf players? Yes. Way back in the early
eighties, RIT had a football club. Several players on
the club team were NTID students.
Said one deaf player, in an interview few years ago:

Tom was tough, but fair!

RIT football? Not any more. RIT disbanded its football
team after operating the program for only a few years.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

How did your client become deaf?

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

A DEAF CANDIDATE IN NEW ZEALAND
Mojo Mathers, a deaf woman, is running for election, on behalf
of the Green Party.
Many deaf candidates make deafness an agenda while campaigning.
But Mojo is different.
Her agenda is to clean up New Zealand’s rural waterways by
forcing the farmers to clean up waste.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have asked why captioning sometimes appears when a program is
aired on one channel and then disappears when the program is later
broadcast on a different channel or on the Internet.

Just because something is captioned once does not mean it will remain
captioned in future broadcasts.  Sometimes a television program is
shown in different forms on different stations.  The program may be
shown on broadcast TV, cable, satellite, in-home video, or
syndication.

Many times the program may be re-edited for later broadcast.  If a
program is re-edited, it needs to be captioned again.  Sometimes a
new distributor of a program may be unaware that the program was
captioned when it first aired and may show it without captions.

Another problem occurs when shows are broadcast on TV and later
appear on the Internet.   Even though the programming was captioned
when shown on TV, most times it will not be captioned on the
Internet.  While the FCC requires closed captioning for most
television broadcasts, that is not true for the Internet.  The FCC
does not currently require captioning on the Internet, DVDs, or video
games.

THESE GOOD OLD NEWSPAPER DAYS
Years way back, printing was a great profession for the deaf.
Many schools for the deaf taught printing as part of their
vocational programs.
Was there a reason for printing as a great profession for
the deaf? Possibly, noise as the reason.
Newspaper plants were so noisy that hearing printers
had problems communicating with each other. Not so with
deaf printers.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

One day during the 1960’s a deaf man, probably a drifter,
was passing through Frederick, MD and stopped at a house,
across the street from Maryland School for the Deaf. He had no sign language skills, and basically communicated
via gestures. The landlord “felt sorry” for him and
allowed him to stay at a room in her house, rent free,
meals provided on one condition – that he do work
around the house (yard work, painting, fixing up things,
etc). The deaf man did not understand that he had to do
the work around the house to earn his keep. Communication
difficulties took place. The concerned landlord then asked for communication help from two deaf teachers at the
school. After much struggling the deaf man managed to
understand what he was supposed to do. The next day, however, he disappeared and was never seen again!

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Tennessee attorney Tim Edwards, not deaf, has filed a
lawsuit on behalf of his clients, alleging that the Advanced Bionics HiRes90k cochlear implant device, with this AstroSeal feedthru, has been failing at an unprecedented rate and that
the manufacturer ignored the problem from way back in 2004.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #1, as explained by Gorrell:

First Complaint (ADA) with the District of Delaware against the Legal Aid of Delaware for ignoring deaf applicants. The Court granted my motion for appointment of counsel and so, the case was settled and then the Legal Aid started to
accept deaf applicants.

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-deaf-rights-lawsuit-1/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If Teleportec, a Dallas high tech company, has its way
then interpreters and TTY relay services may be obsolete – perhaps
not in this lifetime, but in the next!
Teleportec proposes to transmit holographic images of people
through high-speed digital circuits.
What this means is we can communicate in sign language with
friends 3,000 miles away by watching each other on huge screens.

(pretty much looks like our Deaf web cam/video cam network
that is thriving these days)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What does DeafDigest feel about Sen. John McCain’s
resignation from the Gallaudet Board of Trustees?
For one thing, he rarely attended the board
meetings. And another thing, instead of using his
political powers to broker a peaceful solution to
the presidential selection dispute, he chose to
stay away and to remain silent. He spoke up only after
the board voted to terminate the presidential-
designate appointment.
Apparently he was more concerned with his chances
in the 2008 presidential elections than to worry
about Gallaudet’s needs. Keep in mind he is from
Arizona, a state with an interlinking network of
cooperating regional programs for the deaf and two
anchor-based state schools for the deaf in Tucson and
Phoenix.
His biggest mistake was not to get fully involved
while on the Board of Trustees. A huge shame!

(fast forward five years to now; peace is the rule
on the Gallaudet campus)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In some states, a high school diploma is only required for
people that sell hearing aids, in addition to passing
the required state exams.

But audiologists must have a masters’ degree.

Hearing aid sellers and audiologists do some things that
are basically the same. A high school diploma for some
and a masters’ degree for some?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Football talk between deaf man and his hearing son-in-law

Deaf man thought son-in-law asked:
Do you like the Colts?

Deaf man was puzzled because both of them are not Colts fans
and never talk about Colts at all. Colts are way there in
Indianapolis, and this was on the East Coast.

He actually asked:
Do you like the coach?

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunica