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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 Gold – February 12, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-revenge-on-the-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-interpreting-for-good-reason/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-mystery-in-iceland/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-discrimination-in-family-poker/

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

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

TV Ears has a product that helps the hard of hearing
hear the TV programs. This product is built in USA.
And yet – the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
terminated the contract and in turn, awarded it
to a Chinese company. This switch is costing VA
$3 million more. Why?

Seems hospitals do not know how to obey the ADA,
as far as interpreters are concerned. Another
hospital has been fined by the Department of Justice
for refusing to hire an interpreter for a deaf
patient in 2004. The hospital involved is the
Kingswood Hospital, Ferndale, Michigan.

– Very Hot News

Will the Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf close because
of lack of funding? This announcement was made by Chicago
deaf newscaster Karen Meyer. Years ago we had a number
of deaf law centers, but one by one these centers closed
up for the same reason – no funding.

– Thursday February 9th

The Detroit School for the Deaf was threatened with
closing few years ago but was saved by the bell.
This time, sadly, this school is being closed for good.
There are only 36 students remaining in the school and
they are all being transferred to other deaf programs
within the city of Detroit.

– Friday February 10th

Lillian Cossaboom, Tampa, FL, not deaf, was sentenced to six years in a federal prison. Her crime was cheating her deaf-blind
neighbor out of her lifetime fortune.

– Saturday February 11th

Colette Harrop, director, IMD Adsat, Ireland’s largest
disabled-based advocacy group, said that advertisers are
losing out on the deaf market – for one reason – they do
not caption their TV ads.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Is there such a thing as a drug to cure tinnitus, that
many deaf people suffer from? Yes, according to Lincoln Pharmaceuticals. This company has introduced
a new drug – in India. If this drug is introduced in
USA, it must be subject to U S Food and Drug Administration’s
stringent standards. No such standards, however, exist in India.

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A BIG DEAF MYSTERY IN ICELAND
Iceland is a small nation in terms of population, just
320,000 people. And only 200 deaf people live on that
island nation.
If we talk about this famous Martha’s Vineyard story,
for about 150 years, there were many deaf children born
and many people there, both deaf and hearing, used
sign language. There were distant cousins marring
distant cousins, thus causing deafness in newborns.
But at Iceland, no such deafness issue exists
even though small population often leads to
marriage between cousins.
Why? Good question!

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

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

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Do You See Yourself As A Counselor With Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients?*

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?

Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation Counselor Education
program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and
hard of hearing clients. The need for qualified rehabilitation
counselors is at an all time high. Graduates from this program
find employment in such professional areas as state vocational
rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering
agencies. The placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates
is 96 – 100%.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as
well as a proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified
students contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members
of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged
to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2012 school year.

*Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged
tuition at Oregon resident student rates. Those states include
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington,
and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit:
http://www.wou.edu/rehab

To read the brochure, visit:
http://35.182.75.222/western-oregon-university-rehab-brochure/

You may also contact:

Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

mailto:rceinfo@wou.edu

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DISCRIMINATION DURING FAMILY POKER SESSIONS
A family has a tradition every Sunday when family
members gather together for socializing. They play poker.
One family member is deaf, all others are hearing. That
deaf man loves to play poker with his deaf friends.
For some reason, the family members refused to let the
deaf man play poker with them. They felt sorry for his deafness
and were afraid to “take money” from him during poker sessions.
The deaf man begged every Sunday and he was always refused.
It is discrimination for many years – before ADA was created!

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

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

DEAF COFFEE OR HEARING COFFEE?
In India, a newspaper story was titled:

Coffee differently served

It was about a cafe, serving coffee that is 100 percent
staff-staffed. Always great for deaf people to find
employment. But the story title is puzzling.
It implies that coffee prepared by hearing hands is
different from coffee prepared by deaf hands!
Coffee is coffee; does not matter which hands as long
as coffee is good to drink.

CAN SCIENTISTS READ OUR DEAF MINDS?
There was a recent story about scientists trying to read the
hearing minds of people that can hear but cannot speak. They
are either victims of stroke or paralysis.
The scientists use electricity inside the head to figure out what these people are talking about.
What about the deaf? We cannot hear but we can talk in our heads. There was nothing in the story about the deaf.
Wondering would this electricity method work with the deaf?

VATICAN CASE DISMISSED BUT WHO WINS?
Hearing attorney Jeff Anderson, after two years, decided to
withdraw the lawsuit filed against the Vatican because of the
Milwaukee deaf abuse scandal that took place years ago.
The Vatican said they won, saying the lawsuit should never
have been filed in the first place. Anderson said the deaf clients
won because of publicity and unwanted attention onto the Vatican.
Attorneys have a way of claiming victories especially when there
were no winners nor losers in this sad case.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/margarita-invented-by-deaf/

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:

West Virginia Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid tells people they cannot communicate with me

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Induced Hearing Loss

not sure if this is an appropriate phrase;
to induce means to move by persuasion.

No one wants to be deaf; even these rock musicians
do not want to be 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. Why was the ASL signing left off the TV screen
during the pre-game Super Bowl ceremonies?

A. The TV powers do not care about the deaf viewers!

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:

Telecommunication

We all use some sort of telecommunication devices.

Cell phones, TTYs, Video Phone, Skype, etc.

While the video phone and video relay service have become so popular,
the TTY is starting to decline in the USA.

For the Deaf-Blind,  TTY is still very much needed.

Now NexTalk on computer and use of NexTalk for Relay service works so that Deaf-Blind individuals can use their computer with assistive devices such as ZoomText, Screen readers, Braille, etc.

So remember, when advocating for telecommunication, many Deaf-Blind people still use TTYs!

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 the NFL and TV people have made it mandatory that
pre-game ASL song signers be guaranteed a spot on the
TV screen,. lest the mighty FCC would fine them $100,000!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1967 – a certain new Gallaudet student went out for
the football team. That new student was Chuck Baird, who
went on to greater fame in acting and in art.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

200

number of deaf people living in Iceland

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DeafLibrary Resources

the link below is self-explanatory:
http://35.182.75.222/correct-police-procedures-dealing-with-deaf/

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DeafDigest Sports

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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT

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

– Educational Interpreter
Location: Brattleboro, VT, public high school
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
– College degree and completion of an interpreter training program
preferred.
– Holds current professional credentials from the Registry of
Interpreter for the Deaf,
– National Association of the Deaf or other sanctioned testing system
or willingness to work towards
– National Interpreter Certification(NIC), must pass the NIC knowledge
(written) exam within one year of hire and the NIC interview and Performance Exam within 3 years of hire.
– Educational Interpreting experience and other related interpreting
experience
– Knowledge of child development and an understanding of the uniqueness
and development of Deaf and hard of hearing students.
-Flexible with scheduling and other changes
Valid driver’s license and insurance coverage with the ability to
transport students as needed

Responsibilities:
– Follow the RID code of Professional Conduct within an educational
setting.
– Work in a team situations with other interpreters to ensure the
highest quality provision of interpreter services.
– Prepare for demanding course material as necessary for successful
interpreting/transliteration
– Educate consumers about interpreting services
– Tutor students as it relates to their mainstream class(es) when
needed

– Client Support Specialist for ACCESS for Deaf Vermonters
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time; 6-20 hours a week, Monday -Friday. Temporary
position till late March.

Qualifications:
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– BA Degree preferred or High School diploma with minimum 2 years
experiences in Human Service
– Experience with deafness and deaf culture preferred
– Drivers license and personal car required

Responsibilities:
– Teaching clients independent living skills(home management) and
accessing of community resources.
– Transitioning skills, employment community networking and on the job
coaching
– Communicating/meeting with home care provider, case manager and
referral agency as needed
– Providing crisis intervention as needed
– Assisting with organizing and caring our social and recreational
opportunities in the community

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH, Inc.
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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

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

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

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

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

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation and/or three references. In addition, please complete and submit an application (found on website – Inquiry Forms) to complete the application packet.

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

OR

Submit 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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position announcement
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

DHHARC has two offices: one in Las Vegas, Nevada and
one in Reno/Sparks, Nevada

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.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
DHHARC is seeking a talented and visionary leader for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and an understanding of disability civil rights, history and law. This person will have responsibility for the overall statewide operation of the agency. Responsibilities are both managerial and representational and include program planning, strategic budgeting, evaluation and reporting, financial planning and monitoring, organizational development, human resources, legislative and public policy advocacy, fundraising, public affairs and public relations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director (ED) provides leadership and direction for the operations and programs of DHHARC and ensures the organization is financially sustainable. The ED is responsible to promote increased awareness of the organization in the local community and the disability community. Specific responsibilities include:

Board of Directors: –    Responsible for nurturing the development of a proactive, supportive and knowledgeable Board of Directors. –    Engages the Board in the work of DHHARC, strategic development and articulation of vision. –    Assists the Board in creating and maintaining active committees to supervise specific areas of the ED.s role. The ED coordinates staff support to the Board and its committees. –    Assists the Board in development of annual plan for activities.
–    Implements the policies and directives of the Board.
–    Prepares and submits timely administrative reports as required by the Board. –    Attends and participates in Board and committee meetings to provide information and receive general direction as required by the Board. –    Assists the Board in an assessment of its skills and aides in recruitment and orientation of new members. –    Supports the Board in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility including development of resources. Planning and Evaluation:
–    Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, direction, supervision and evaluation of DHHARC and its activities.
–    Develop an annual strategic plan and budget with the Board that maximizes the effectiveness of resources.
–    Conduct staff planning retreats to receive input on the overall direction of DHHARC and management issues and to assess progress toward goals and objectives, identify needs, set priorities and develop strategies. –    Develop structure for DHHARC that maximizes the effectiveness of staff resources.
–    Conduct regular evaluations of DHHARC services and develop reports and analysis on specific topics on a proactive basis. –    Assist the Supervisors in the planning, evaluation and supervision of all advocacy work of DHHARC.
–    Ensure ongoing and meaningful input in the services of DHHARC from key stakeholder communities including persons with disabilities.

Emerging Issues:
–    Responsible for anticipating and planning for emerging needs of the agency.
–    Review state and Congressional action, federal laws, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) policies, etc. to determine actions that need to be taken by DHHARC.
–    Proactively develop strategies to ensure DHHARC continues to grow as an organization.

Human Resources:
–    Responsible for creating a progressive and productive work environment for employees.
–    Motivate and inspire staff members. –    Oversee procedures for selection and hire of competent personnel.
–    Evaluate, budget, and identify a set of employee benefits that will enhance the health, welfare and productivity of the staff and present recommendations to the Board for approval. –    Create job descriptions, job classifications and performance measures for all staff positions. –    Organize personnel resources statewide in a structure which effectively enables DHHARC to carry out its goals and objectives. –    Make staff advancements, probationary measure and terminations as appropriate. –    Support employees in personnel matters related to disability, family leave, etc.

Community Relations:
Coordinate with and support the effort of Supervisors in creating an overall favorable image of DHHARC, its services and its role in advancing and protecting the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Nevada. –    Promote and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, public and private officials, and other such persons involved in direct or indirect services to individuals with disabilities. –    Increase awareness of DHHARC among Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. –    Assume an ongoing public information program through the media, newsletters, and other publications to apprise citizens of the services of DHHARC and the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. –    Serve as chief spokesperson for DHHARC in the media, or designate that role to a more appropriate person.
–    Participate on local, state, and national Boards and Committees concerned with the needs of people with disabilities.

Development: Coordinate with the Board of Directors to increase the diversity and amount of funding for its programs and services.

Legislative and Public Policy Advocacy:

Coordinate with private and public entities in the development of policy initiatives, positions, legislation and other activities that protect or further the legal rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the Nevada State Legislature and Congress.

Fiscal and Program Management:
–    Responsible for the overall financial management of the agency’s approximate $900,000 budget. –    Develop the annual strategic budget. –    Monitor and control the financial affairs of DHHARC. –    Conduct all financial management practices according to generally accepted accounting principles and ensure internal control systems are in place to provide accurate accounting of funds. –    Arrange for an annual independent audit of DHHARC and ensure that each audit is clean.
–    Regularly report the financial status of DHHARC to Board, appropriate funding sources and other bodies as required. –    Responsible for the accurate completion of all financial and program reports required by federal, state, local and private funding sources. –    Perform related tasks consistent with skills, abilities and general responsibilities as assigned.

DIMENSIONS

Budget: $900,000 approximately

Staff:
10 employees (full and part-time)

Clientele: Staff and Board of Directors of DHHARC, Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons living in the state of Nevada, federal, state and local government officials and agencies, federal and private funders and the broader disability communities.

Relationships:
This Executive Director works directly with staff and the Board of Directors of DHHARC, elected officials at the state and national level, other community based organizations and the leadership of Nevada’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Cooperative working relationships are maintained with these individuals/agencies to ensure that DHHARC functions well internally and is seen as an effective, efficient and responsible agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be sensitive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and knowledgeable about federal and state laws, programs and issues concerning persons with disabilities. Requires excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must have management skills to train personnel, delegate responsibility, and develop an effective organization, must be able to prepare a budget and monitor expenditures. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, encouragement and opportunities for staff development. Position requires personal flexibility, energy, stamina, and diplomacy. Must be able to travel statewide and nationally.

Problem Solving: Must be able to solve problems independently. Must have the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to conduct staff and client assessments for the purposes of planning and evaluation of DHHARC services, strategies and goals.

Required Work Experience: Minimum of three years of job related work experience with demonstrated competence in the following areas: working with people with disabilities, familiarity with the legislative process, budget, program planning, grant writing and non-profit or government management responsibility.

Decision Making and Problem Solving:
Selection, discipline, and termination of agency personnel. Develops programs and works with staff to set agency priorities. Represents agency in community. Negotiates agency contractual agreements, sets budgets and approved expenditures.

Freedom to Act: The incumbent has general freedom to act within the assigned responsibilities and with consultation of the President of the Board of Directors. Reporting is accomplished through oral and written reports to the Board.

QUALIFICATIONS
–    At least Bachelors of Arts/Science Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration Human Services or other related field. –    Experience managing a complex organization.
–    Not less than three years professional experience in positions with increasing administrative and managerial responsibilities –    A passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. –    Knowledge about disability and/or civil rights law and history.
–    Proven successful experience in working with non-profit organizations and with volunteer Boards of Directors. –    Proven successful experience in working with governmental entities on issues related to systemic advocacy for people with disabilities or other populations with similar needs.

Past work experience should include successful: –    Advocacy skills at the individual and systematic levels; including state and federal issues. –    Budget creation and management.
–    Direct responsibility for personnel and human resource management. –    Working with a board of Directors. –    Business management decisions based on fiscal realities and organizational missions and values. –    Analysis of political landscapes and programmatic trends. –    Interagency coordination/cooperation. –    Quality relations with the media.

Demonstrated skills must include: –    Excellent verbal and written communication. –    Building linkages to the legal, political, foundation and disability communities. –    Successful strategies in solving problems and bringing together divergent agendas. –    Managing multiple funding sources and agendas. –    Planning long-term goals and implementing strategies to accomplish said goals.

Knowledge of: –    State, local and federal programs and services for people with disabilities and their families. –    Current trends in the field of disabilities and human services. –    Applicable rules, laws and regulations related to personnel management, fiscal management of organizational resources. –    Internal management and fiscal controls.

Ability to: –    Comprehend and communicate in American Sign Language as well as other communication modes of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
–    Provide the overall direction to the organization in carrying out its mission.
–    Serve as the lead staff and professional resource to the Board of Directors. –    Serve as a role model for the agency staff, mentor the growth of all staff and set the pattern of work expectations for other staff. –    Provides leadership and vision within the disability community.
–    Willingness to work irregular and extended schedules.
–    Willingness to travel statewide and throughout the United States.
–    Self-starter, with proven ability to manage schedule and establish priorities that respond to the mission and the goals of DHHARC.

COMPENSATION
DHHARC offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary range for this position is $57,000-$62,000, depending on education and experience. DHHARC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically, which includes a list of at least three professional references and compensation requirements via email to mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com and mailto:Laura.daviton@dhharc.org

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF March 13, 2012.

For further information, please contact Search Committee Chair J. Farrell Cafferata Jenkins at mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com

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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Career Opportunities PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

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

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

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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RIT FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM/NTID
Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for
the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
PC#: 0375 IRC55237

Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
Education

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Fall 2012

This position is subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
– Teach ASL-English Interpretation courses to students in the
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at NTID and
RIT
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for ASL-English Interpretation courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of Interpreting education
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in
rank

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

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

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive
years. The Rochester area has a diverse population which
includes African Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County)
and Latin Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In
addition, more than 7% of the population is foreign born. It is also
home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the United
States. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan region for “Raising a
Family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion
Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best
“Quality of Life in the Nation”; is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10
Cities for Black Families”; and was twice named one of America’s
Friendliest Cities by American Demographics Magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:
– Doctoral degree or ABD* in an appropriate discipline related to the
field of interpreting/interpreter education
– Native or Native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
– Current National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

PREFERRED:
– Significant experience with curriculum development in postsecondary
setting
– Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of
second language teaching/learning and adult learners and teaching
interpreting skills
– Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of
interpreting education
– Knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relevant to
interpreting education
– Evidence of scholarly activity
– Teaching experience in a post-secondary setting
– Contribution to professional organizations
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position*

*If the successful candidate is currently in a doctoral program or
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer status.
The position will be converted to tenure-track at the start of the
contract year after the candidate has completed the doctoral degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants should apply online at
http://careers.rit.edu . Faculty search for IRC55237. Applications
should include a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a
vita; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee regarding this position at:

Barbara Ray Holcomb, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3247
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:brhncm@rit.edu

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 10,
2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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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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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– 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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DeafDigest – 13 February 2012

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-changed-attitude/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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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:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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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
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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.

……

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.

……

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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DeafDigest – 06 February 2012

DeafDigest Gold – February 5, 2012

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-revenge-on-the-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-interpreting-for-good-reason/

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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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an
agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wants to make sure that the food we eat is safe and healthy. And that
we are educated about what we eat. FSIS has a deaf employee –
Bridgette Keefe-Hodgson, a Gallaudet graduate, whose mission
is to educate the deaf about food health. She was
written up in an agency publication.

Tyler Hansen, who is deaf, is a full time employee at the
Boys & Girls Club of Cascade County in Montana. He works
with hearing children in a variety of club activities,
such as sign language, art, cooking and helps them with
their class homework assignments.

– Very Hot News

CNN’s efforts to have a lawsuit by the deaf of California
over lack of video captions was blocked by the judge.
The lawsuit will proceed as scheduled. CNN is arguing that
video captioning is not subject to government regulations
on captions.

– Thursday February 2nd

In Australia, a deaf boy was bullied in his hearing
classroom. The angry mother pulled her deaf son out
of the school, hoping to place him in a better
educational environment. Unfortunately, the apartment
rental rates are too high in the area where the new
school is located, At this point the mother does not
know what to do.

– Friday February 3rd

A new drug helping restore hearing among late
deafened individuals? Yes, if Colleen LePrell
has her way. She directs a lab team at University
of Florida, working on a new drug, named SPI-1005.
They are using volunteers as guinea pigs. This
drug is supposed to protect the hair cells
in the inner ear.

– Saturday February 4th

Uttar Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India.
This state recently conducted a vote to elect members for the
state assembly. Three individuals were assigned to serve
as the election day presiding officers – two of them were
blind and the third person was deaf. No one trained them
for the tasks they were supposed to perform on election day.
Needless to say, the procedures for handling the election
was chaotic, leaving these three individuals, including the deaf man, humiliated and helpless.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deaf people living in Dorset county in England are
able to watch sign language films to learn of the
services they are entitled to as residents. This
was made available by several service groups,
working together to produce these films.

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A DEAF REVENGE AT A WORKPLACE
Many deaf people work for many years at one job,
with no promotions, no raises, no opportunities for
training and development, etc.
Some of them have enjoyed a big and sweet revenge.
When they announce their retirements, the employers
are very upset.
Why upset? Because they were the only workers
at the job that have a specialized knowledge of
tasks and duties – that other hearing employees
know nothing about.
As a result, these employers hire the retired
deaf back with big contracts.
This is the sweet revenge!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-revenge-on-the-job/

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

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2012 ADARA Conference
June 28-30, 2012
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-adara-conference/

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SOME HEARING PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW WHAT A TERP IS DOING
At many public events, we see ASL interpreters.
Most hearing people know what is an interpreter and
know that deaf people depend on interpreters.
But there are still some few hearing people that
do not understand the duties of an interpreter.
Some hearing people think that interpreters just
move their hands and use gestures for the fun of it!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-interpreting-for-good-reason/

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

A FAMOUS “FAILURE”
A deaf person was repeatedly told by his peers that
he will be a failure and is a hopeless case and that he
just cannot succeed.
That deaf person did not listen. That stubborn
deaf person was Ludwig Beethoven!

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
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Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
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* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
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Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
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Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

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If you have any more questions, contact us at
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VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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HOTELS DEAF-UNAWARE IN GREAT BRITAIN!
Do hotel employees (front desk, general manager, cleaning
staff, etc) know anything about deafness? No, at least in
Great Britain. The Charity Action on Hearing Loss (akin
to our HLAA) made discreet telephone calls to over 230
hotels, asking them if there were accommodations for
deaf guests. The Charity people are now saying that less
than ten percent are “deaf-aware”

CHANGE OF SOCIAL SERVICES GOOD OR BAD IN ENGLAND?
At Derbyshire county in England, the social workers
would treat all deaf clients on a first come, first
served basis.
This method has changed. There will be one adult
social services specialist and one child social
services specialist dealing with respective groups.
Is this good or bad?

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/parachute-jump-by-famous-deaf-boxer/

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:

Washington State Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

Said a DeafDigest subscriber:

My mom doesn’t wear her hearing aid because she says it makes her tired to hear all day.

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

differently-abled hearers audially-challenged

a mumbo- jumbo way of describing a hearing loss without
owning up to this “horrid” phrase – 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. When a deaf child speaks perfectly and does not sign,
is he guaranteed a great future?

A. No one is ever guaranteed a great future, regardless of
methods learned as a deaf child growing up! There are many
oral successes, and many oral failures; there are many
ASL successes, and many ASL failures – and so on. Even
a hearing person with a 4.0 grades from Harvard is not
always guaranteed a great future!

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:

Bills in the mail!

No one likes to get bills in the mailbox!

But, we have the responsibility to pay our bills!

For people who are blind, Deaf-Blind and vision impaired, getting
written bills in the mail and deciphering them can be a daunting task.

Last week’s Gold edition explained the use of a scanner and computer
screen.

That is one option, but it is a time consuming task.

Another good option is to contact the company and switch to billing
on line.

Since I use ZoomText, I can set the font size and colors to view the
bills optimally.

All our bills can be posted via e-mail and viewed on-line securely.

If you are comfortable with this approach, you can pay your bills
on-line as well.

You can also send a written check; large print checks are available
from your bank.

On-line can offer you environmentally friendly billing!  Vermont would
appreciate that!

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:

A win-win agreement reached between pro-HB1367 forces
and anti-HB1367 forces in Indiana that makes everyone
happy – the deaf, the hearing parents of deaf children
and the state government of Indiana. No one wins if
this strife continues.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1850 – deaf activists have accused deaf schools
of steering students into vocational programs that
train students for dead-end factory jobs

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13, just an estimate

of Black deaf individuals with doctorates

(information posted on Gallaudet web site)

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DeafLibrary Resources

Elite NTID athletes that made it in the professional ranks

http://deafdigest.com/ntid-elite-deaf-athletes/

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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 announcement
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

DHHARC has two offices: one in Las Vegas, Nevada and
one in Reno/Sparks, Nevada

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.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
DHHARC is seeking a talented and visionary leader for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and an understanding of disability civil rights, history and law. This person will have responsibility for the overall statewide operation of the agency. Responsibilities are both managerial and representational and include program planning, strategic budgeting, evaluation and reporting, financial planning and monitoring, organizational development, human resources, legislative and public policy advocacy, fundraising, public affairs and public relations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director (ED) provides leadership and direction for the operations and programs of DHHARC and ensures the organization is financially sustainable. The ED is responsible to promote increased awareness of the organization in the local community and the disability community. Specific responsibilities include:

Board of Directors: –    Responsible for nurturing the development of a proactive, supportive and knowledgeable Board of Directors. –    Engages the Board in the work of DHHARC, strategic development and articulation of vision. –    Assists the Board in creating and maintaining active committees to supervise specific areas of the ED.s role. The ED coordinates staff support to the Board and its committees. –    Assists the Board in development of annual plan for activities.
–    Implements the policies and directives of the Board.
–    Prepares and submits timely administrative reports as required by the Board. –    Attends and participates in Board and committee meetings to provide information and receive general direction as required by the Board. –    Assists the Board in an assessment of its skills and aides in recruitment and orientation of new members. –    Supports the Board in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility including development of resources. Planning and Evaluation:
–    Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, direction, supervision and evaluation of DHHARC and its activities.
–    Develop an annual strategic plan and budget with the Board that maximizes the effectiveness of resources.
–    Conduct staff planning retreats to receive input on the overall direction of DHHARC and management issues and to assess progress toward goals and objectives, identify needs, set priorities and develop strategies. –    Develop structure for DHHARC that maximizes the effectiveness of staff resources.
–    Conduct regular evaluations of DHHARC services and develop reports and analysis on specific topics on a proactive basis. –    Assist the Supervisors in the planning, evaluation and supervision of all advocacy work of DHHARC.
–    Ensure ongoing and meaningful input in the services of DHHARC from key stakeholder communities including persons with disabilities.

Emerging Issues:
–    Responsible for anticipating and planning for emerging needs of the agency.
–    Review state and Congressional action, federal laws, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) policies, etc. to determine actions that need to be taken by DHHARC.
–    Proactively develop strategies to ensure DHHARC continues to grow as an organization.

Human Resources:
–    Responsible for creating a progressive and productive work environment for employees.
–    Motivate and inspire staff members. –    Oversee procedures for selection and hire of competent personnel.
–    Evaluate, budget, and identify a set of employee benefits that will enhance the health, welfare and productivity of the staff and present recommendations to the Board for approval. –    Create job descriptions, job classifications and performance measures for all staff positions. –    Organize personnel resources statewide in a structure which effectively enables DHHARC to carry out its goals and objectives. –    Make staff advancements, probationary measure and terminations as appropriate. –    Support employees in personnel matters related to disability, family leave, etc.

Community Relations:
Coordinate with and support the effort of Supervisors in creating an overall favorable image of DHHARC, its services and its role in advancing and protecting the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Nevada. –    Promote and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, public and private officials, and other such persons involved in direct or indirect services to individuals with disabilities. –    Increase awareness of DHHARC among Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. –    Assume an ongoing public information program through the media, newsletters, and other publications to apprise citizens of the services of DHHARC and the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. –    Serve as chief spokesperson for DHHARC in the media, or designate that role to a more appropriate person.
–    Participate on local, state, and national Boards and Committees concerned with the needs of people with disabilities.

Development: Coordinate with the Board of Directors to increase the diversity and amount of funding for its programs and services.

Legislative and Public Policy Advocacy:

Coordinate with private and public entities in the development of policy initiatives, positions, legislation and other activities that protect or further the legal rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the Nevada State Legislature and Congress.

Fiscal and Program Management:
–    Responsible for the overall financial management of the agency’s approximate $900,000 budget. –    Develop the annual strategic budget. –    Monitor and control the financial affairs of DHHARC. –    Conduct all financial management practices according to generally accepted accounting principles and ensure internal control systems are in place to provide accurate accounting of funds. –    Arrange for an annual independent audit of DHHARC and ensure that each audit is clean.
–    Regularly report the financial status of DHHARC to Board, appropriate funding sources and other bodies as required. –    Responsible for the accurate completion of all financial and program reports required by federal, state, local and private funding sources. –    Perform related tasks consistent with skills, abilities and general responsibilities as assigned.

DIMENSIONS

Budget: $900,000 approximately

Staff:
10 employees (full and part-time)

Clientele: Staff and Board of Directors of DHHARC, Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons living in the state of Nevada, federal, state and local government officials and agencies, federal and private funders and the broader disability communities.

Relationships:
This Executive Director works directly with staff and the Board of Directors of DHHARC, elected officials at the state and national level, other community based organizations and the leadership of Nevada’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Cooperative working relationships are maintained with these individuals/agencies to ensure that DHHARC functions well internally and is seen as an effective, efficient and responsible agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be sensitive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and knowledgeable about federal and state laws, programs and issues concerning persons with disabilities. Requires excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must have management skills to train personnel, delegate responsibility, and develop an effective organization, must be able to prepare a budget and monitor expenditures. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, encouragement and opportunities for staff development. Position requires personal flexibility, energy, stamina, and diplomacy. Must be able to travel statewide and nationally.

Problem Solving: Must be able to solve problems independently. Must have the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to conduct staff and client assessments for the purposes of planning and evaluation of DHHARC services, strategies and goals.

Required Work Experience: Minimum of three years of job related work experience with demonstrated competence in the following areas: working with people with disabilities, familiarity with the legislative process, budget, program planning, grant writing and non-profit or government management responsibility.

Decision Making and Problem Solving:
Selection, discipline, and termination of agency personnel. Develops programs and works with staff to set agency priorities. Represents agency in community. Negotiates agency contractual agreements, sets budgets and approved expenditures.

Freedom to Act: The incumbent has general freedom to act within the assigned responsibilities and with consultation of the President of the Board of Directors. Reporting is accomplished through oral and written reports to the Board.

QUALIFICATIONS
–    At least Bachelors of Arts/Science Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration Human Services or other related field. –    Experience managing a complex organization.
–    Not less than three years professional experience in positions with increasing administrative and managerial responsibilities –    A passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. –    Knowledge about disability and/or civil rights law and history.
–    Proven successful experience in working with non-profit organizations and with volunteer Boards of Directors. –    Proven successful experience in working with governmental entities on issues related to systemic advocacy for people with disabilities or other populations with similar needs.

Past work experience should include successful: –    Advocacy skills at the individual and systematic levels; including state and federal issues. –    Budget creation and management.
–    Direct responsibility for personnel and human resource management. –    Working with a board of Directors. –    Business management decisions based on fiscal realities and organizational missions and values. –    Analysis of political landscapes and programmatic trends. –    Interagency coordination/cooperation. –    Quality relations with the media.

Demonstrated skills must include: –    Excellent verbal and written communication. –    Building linkages to the legal, political, foundation and disability communities. –    Successful strategies in solving problems and bringing together divergent agendas. –    Managing multiple funding sources and agendas. –    Planning long-term goals and implementing strategies to accomplish said goals.

Knowledge of: –    State, local and federal programs and services for people with disabilities and their families. –    Current trends in the field of disabilities and human services. –    Applicable rules, laws and regulations related to personnel management, fiscal management of organizational resources. –    Internal management and fiscal controls.

Ability to: –    Comprehend and communicate in American Sign Language as well as other communication modes of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
–    Provide the overall direction to the organization in carrying out its mission.
–    Serve as the lead staff and professional resource to the Board of Directors. –    Serve as a role model for the agency staff, mentor the growth of all staff and set the pattern of work expectations for other staff. –    Provides leadership and vision within the disability community.
–    Willingness to work irregular and extended schedules.
–    Willingness to travel statewide and throughout the United States.
–    Self-starter, with proven ability to manage schedule and establish priorities that respond to the mission and the goals of DHHARC.

COMPENSATION
DHHARC offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary range for this position is $57,000-$62,000, depending on education and experience. DHHARC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically, which includes a list of at least three professional references and compensation requirements via email to mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com and mailto:Laura.daviton@dhharc.org

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF March 13, 2012.

For further information, please contact Search Committee Chair J. Farrell Cafferata Jenkins at mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com

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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Career Opportunities PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

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

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

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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RIT FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM/NTID
Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for
the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
PC#: 0375 IRC55237

Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
Education

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Fall 2012

This position is subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
– Teach ASL-English Interpretation courses to students in the
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at NTID and
RIT
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for ASL-English Interpretation courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of Interpreting education
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in
rank

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

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

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive
years. The Rochester area has a diverse population which
includes African Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County)
and Latin Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In
addition, more than 7% of the population is foreign born. It is also
home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the United
States. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan region for “Raising a
Family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion
Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best
“Quality of Life in the Nation”; is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10
Cities for Black Families”; and was twice named one of America’s
Friendliest Cities by American Demographics Magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:
– Doctoral degree or ABD* in an appropriate discipline related to the
field of interpreting/interpreter education
– Native or Native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
– Current National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

PREFERRED:
– Significant experience with curriculum development in postsecondary
setting
– Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of
second language teaching/learning and adult learners and teaching
interpreting skills
– Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of
interpreting education
– Knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relevant to
interpreting education
– Evidence of scholarly activity
– Teaching experience in a post-secondary setting
– Contribution to professional organizations
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position*

*If the successful candidate is currently in a doctoral program or
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer status.
The position will be converted to tenure-track at the start of the
contract year after the candidate has completed the doctoral degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants should apply online at
http://careers.rit.edu . Faculty search for IRC55237. Applications
should include a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a
vita; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee regarding this position at:

Barbara Ray Holcomb, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3247
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:brhncm@rit.edu

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 10,
2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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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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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– 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

– 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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Special Notes:

Copyright 2012 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/to-admit-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-changed-attitude/

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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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Super Bowl stuff:

#1- Super Bowl special announcement

Rachel Mazique, a young deaf woman, will be signing the
National Anthem and America the Beautiful during the
Super Bowl pre-game ceremonies. Big question is – will the
TV show her in full screen or cut her out or reduce her to a hidden corner? Past experience with ASL signers
have not been good.

#2 – please click on the Fogey. It is important.
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-super-bowl-captioning/

#3 – May the best team win; and please, be respectful
of your friends’ choice of team. We do not want the
terrible Egyptian soccer riot to occur here in USA!

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Even though the FCC ordered churches to caption their
TV programs, there are still some churches that are
fighting back. They saying they will go broke if they have to caption. Approximately 80 churches are filing “financial-hardship exemptions”.
DeafDigest wonders how many of these churches have
millions of dollars in assets and are claiming
they are broke?

Much talk is going on about United Kingdom being broke
and cannot afford to fund social services for the deaf.
Well, in the South Central part of England, SignHealth won
a contract to provide social services for the deaf in
the area. Deaf leaders in this area is excited about
this new contract.

– Very Hot News

Effective immediately, Dom Bonura, a veteran administrator
of programs of the deaf over the years, is the interim
Provost at SWCID. Past provost Mark Myers is now the
SWCID Development Officer.

– Sunday January 29nd

Women may go deaf because of diabetes? Yes, according to
a study conducted by the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan.
The important thing is to control diabetes with medication.

– Monday January 30th

Service agencies in Alabama are worried about the
threat of the state slashing funds earmarked for
services for the deaf and the disabled. These groups
of service agencies are working together to picket
the legislators during the budget hearings later
in the month.

– Tuesday January 31st

The court of Appeals threw out a claim by a deaf woman
that lack of an interpreter was the cause of injuries
she suffered during childbirth. The reason was lack of
appropriate paperwork that the deaf patient needed to
fill out prior to childbirth delivery.

– Wednesday February 1st

A Smithsonian publication profiled two deaf sisters that
were adept photographers way back in the late 19th century –
Frances and Mary Allen. They received many honors for their
work with the cameras.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The White House has scheduled a list of disability
conferences:

Columbus, OH – March 14, 2012
Austin, TX – March 28, 2012
Los Angeles, CA – April 12, 2012
Denver, CO – April 25, 2102
Atlanta, GA  – May 11, 2012
Boston, MA – May 23, 2012
Minneapolis, MN – June 6, 2012
Orlando, FL – June 15, 2012
Kansas City, MO – July 11, 2012

will these disability conferences translate into jobs for
the deaf?

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

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BETTER TO ADMIT DEAFNESS THAN TO ADMIT DIABETES?
Paula Deen, hearing, is a famous hostess of her own
TV cooking shows. She just revealed to the world that
she has diabetes and that she hid it from public.
Many people are very angry at her – they think
she is a hypocrite for encouraging us to eat
“dangerous” food.
Many hearing people hide their hearing loss for
a long time – until they finally admit it. Are
people angry at them? No.
Angry at Paula? Yes. Not angry at a late-deafened
person? No.
Why? Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/to-admit-deafness/

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

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Deaf magicians of the world getting together at a festival

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/world-deaf-magicians-festival/

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CHANGING ATTITUDE AMONG FEW DEAF PEOPLE
In the past, many deaf people (graduates from
Gallaudet, NTID and deaf schools) were proud people –
deaf, but successful at their jobs and at life.
Times have changed. After years of accepting their
deafness, some of them no longer accept it. Some of them
tell their friends:

I am not deaf

This is strange – because they went to Gallaudet
or NTID or deaf schools. And some of them participated
at few Deaflympics!
Changing times?

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

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

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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of each DeafDigest edition)

ALWAYS LINKING DEAFNESS INTO SOME OTHER ILLNESS
Seems almost every other week we see a story that
links deafness to some other illness. Last week it
was diabetes.
And now this, linking deafness into Alzheimer’s disease. This finding was made by Dr. Frank Lin and
his team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF FEAR OF THE DEAF
Here is another workplace example of deafphobia
(fear of the deaf). A hearing woman does not have
the strength to twist open a soft drink bottle cap.
Her desk is next to a deaf man. She avoids asking
that deaf man. She waits a few hours for a “strong”
hearing man to come by.
This hearing man comes around and immediately
twists open the cap.
Because of that fear, that hearing woman “suffered”
for a few hours without having something to satisfy
her thirst!

WHAT DID THE LOBBYIST TELL THE DEAF ACTIVIST?
A veteran lobbyist became friends with a deaf activist.
But the advice the lobbyist gave the deaf person was
interesting. The lobbyist said:

You just can’t care only about deaf-related issues.
You have to care about all the issues, both deaf and
hearing!

The deaf activist was stunned.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

ongoing feud between RID-certified interpreters and
non-RID interpreters

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When some people see a steno machine up close for the first time,
they are often amazed that there are so few keys.  They cannot
understand how a stenocaptioner or court reporter can write all of
the words they write.

Because there are only 22 keys plus a number bar on a steno machine,
stenocaptioners must use combinations of letters to make other
letters.  The only keys actually present on a steno keyboard are
STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDZ.  All words and phrases and every sound made
in the English language must be written using only those letters.

The letters on the left-hand side of the keyboard are used for the
initial consonants in words, and the letters on the right-hand side
of the keyboard are used for the final consonants.  What that means
is that a captioner will use his/her left hand for initial
consonants, his/her thumbs for vowels, and his/her right hand for
final consonants.

Stenocaptioners do not depress one key at a time.  Rather, whole
words and phrases are written at the same time, as if someone were
striking a chord on a piano.

COULD PAMELA HICKMAN HELP INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF?
Pamela Hickman, not deaf, was written up in a newspaper
in Indianapolis. She is a newly elected member of the
City-County Council.
As we all know, the Deaf Community has been fighting
on two fronts – fighting Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican, on his stacking of the school board of directors with hearing people, and fighting HB1367 in the state legislative chambers.
Pamela Hickman, a Democrat? What about her? She previously
taught at Indiana School for the Deaf before moving on to other endeavors. Possibly because of her experience at the school,
she may be sensitive to the needs of the deaf. And if she
is an adept politician, she could help mend fences between
the Deaf Community and the outside forces (Daniels, legislators)?
Politics have a way of making strange bedfellows, never mind
that Hickman deals with city-county issues and Daniels deals
with state-wide issues!

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(a new series – to be run for a number of weeks)

In a town where I live, there are about 10 pubs, five
sports clubs, several churches, several social clubs, and
classes at a community center. And the town square is always
full of people walking around.
How many of these people are deaf that I could chat in
British Sign Language?
Zero!

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The Deaf and the Law:

If a school district complies with the IDEA, does it mean that
it is also in compliance with the ADA? No, according to the
The U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit against the
Tustin Unified School District (California). The student involved
did not get the CART services that she requested even though
the school district accommodated her needs in different ways.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The National Association of the Deaf hosted a mortgage burning
party to celebrate its property paid-up status.
Next step for the NAD is to conduct a massive fund raising drive
to renovate the building, which is badly in need of repairs and
face lifting. The NAD has a roster of nearly 500 benefactors, up
from 25 when Nancy Bloch took over as Executive Director nearly
a decade ago.
Perhaps with 1,000-2,000 benefactors the money will be there
for the badly-needed facelift undertaking.

(editor’s note: The NAD has since then sold the building and has
relocated to an office suite in the vicinity)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

To honor this Super Bowl weekend, an all-time
Hollywood All-Pro team was announced.
The all-time tight end is Brian Murphy, who
“graduated” from Gallaudet University and played
for the Washington Sentinels.
Is that a joke? Yes and no. This “deaf” tight end
caught a winning pass for a touchdown in the movie
“The Replacements.”
This Hollywood All-Pro team consists of “best”
players that played in football movies and TV.
This poll was posted on the American University
on-line newsletter.
Unfortunately, this “deaf” Murphy was played
by a hearing actor. The producers apparently
never realized that Gallaudet has had many
great football players over the years and could
have selected just one of them for the “deaf”
deaf movie role.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

How many times has it happened that a deaf person
has been told by his family that he cannot do what
he dreamed of doing – because of his deafness.

And that by the time the deaf person succeeded,
the family, that told him he would not succeed,
have passed away without realizing the success
of their son!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

from a DeafDigest subscriber:
A friend was telling me the name of her newborn baby girl

Lisa

But later on, I was reading a Congratulations card to her and
on the card, the girl’s name was spelled

Alissa

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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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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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– 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

– 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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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com/

DeafDigest – 30 January 2012

DeafDigest Gold – January 29, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/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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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:

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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.

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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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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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20% OFF SONIC BOOM ALARM CLOCK!

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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:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd

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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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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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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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-hates-hearing-boss/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Terry Halpine,
or better known as the Legendary New York Strongman of the
fifties and sixties, who departed us.

Growing up in New York City during the fifties and sixties,
everyone in the Deaf Community talked all about Terry, who was so strong (there was no weightlifting in these days) that he was a force in Fanwood football, semi pro football and in boxing for a short time.

He was a peacemaker at deaf parties where some people,
with too much to drink, wanted to stir trouble. The
mere sight of Terry staring at them immediately
restored peace. Despite his immense strength, he was a
very friendly fellow.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to James Leland Jespersen,
not deaf. He departed us in November but news of his
departure was not made known until this week. To make a
long story short, he co-invented closed captioning way back
in the seventies.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sports possibly no more free at Illinois School for the Deaf?
Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill to allow the school to charge parents for their children’s participation in sports.
Illinois is broke and the state is looking for ways to
save money. Already there are complaints that this bill
violates federal law. And also low-income families may not have to pay for their children’s participation.
Its’ all so vague and so murky right now.

People that work with the deaf in Salford, a town, near
Manchester, England, are complaining. They are saying
that proposed budget cuts for services for deaf children
are “”among the worst seen”. Town officials wish to
reduce from 3 full time teachers and 2 part time
teachers to just two positions. Already the leaders
in the deaf and the disabled community have been
waging war against the town council.

– Very Hot News

Many members of the military forces lose their hearing, but
for the most part Pentagon has ignored this issue. Not any more,
at least with the Marine Corps. All Marines must undergo an
annual hearing exam!

In Indiana, the House Education Committee passed HB1367, a bill vigorously opposed by the Deaf Community and vigorously supported by parents of the deaf. This bill then goes to the House for
full vote. If House passes it, it then goes to the committee in
the senate.  HB1367 gives parents choices in how to best educate
their deaf children, including Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD)
as one of the options. Opponents feel it would destroy ISD, a
comment parents of the deaf do not agree! One battle done; several
more battles to go.

– Sunday January 22nd

Andy Rihs, not deaf, is pouring money into an Australian cycle racing team, called GreenEDGE, which hopes to win major races,
like the Tour de France. What about it? The money he is pouring
comes from his sale of his company, Phonak, a hearing aid
manufacturer. He is no longer involved in the hearing aid
business.

– Monday January 23rd

A big issue in Bangalore is the no-show of important
hearing people that accept invitations as keynote
speakers at big deaf events only to never to show up!
The audiences at such big events had to wait as long
as 90 minutes waiting for the keynote speakers only
to painfully realize they were never going to show up.

– Tuesday January 24th

Sleep apnea causing sudden deafness? DeafDigest editor
knows of a deaf person who went to bed a hearing
person and woke up as a deaf person. Why? Doctors
couldn’t figure it out in his case. That was years
ago. Is it possible that Sleep apnea may be the
reason? Yes, according to a study team from Taiwan
whose findings were in agreement with Dr. Seva Polotsky, a sleep apnea researcher from Johns Hopkins University.

– Wednesday January 25th

Timothy M. Kelly, the superintendent of St Mary’s
School for the Deaf, is the new chairperson of
New York State’s 4201 Schools Association. As
mentioned in DeafDigest in the past, these 4201
schools are privately run, but get funds from
the state. And for the past several years, the
state governor and the legislators have been
making noises about cutting these 4201 funds.
And at the 11th hour, these 4201 schools have
been granted a reprieve.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A prize that culture groups in northwest England try
to win is the Lever Prize, valued at 10,000 British
Pounds. And the winner was the DaDa, the British’s
largest disability and deaf arts festival. Selecting
the winner were representatives of British’s largest
corporations in the northwest region.

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AN EMBARRASSMENT AT ART GALLERY
Many years ago in Mexico, Carlos Merida, himself
deaf, was a famous artist.
He went to an art show at a gallery. A few of his
drawings were shown at the event.
He was alone, by himself, without an interpreter.
Two women did not like one of his drawings and
told him that his drawing was bad.
Carlos, without an interpreter and not able to
read lips, thought these women were praising his
work. He then kissed the hands of both women.
Everyone that watched it were very shocked!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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National American Sign Language & English Bilingual
Consortium for Early Childhood Education: Summit III

March 16-17, 2012
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more information at:
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TINNITUS: A CHOICE
In Scotland few years ago, a hearing woman was
suffering from tinnitus. It is a stubborn ringing
of noise in a person’s head that almost never stops.
The doctor told the woman that she had a
choice – to have an operation to cure tinnitus but
to become deaf for good or to ignore the operation
and suffer tinnitus for life but to remain
hearing.
An awful choice!

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THE DEAF AND THE MUSIC
Do deaf people like music? A music professor from
Nigeria said:

People who are deaf cannot perceive music and, they are always not happy

No music, we, the deaf, not happy? This comment is puzzling
because we have Sean Forbes and Signmark, both of whom made
strides with Deaf Music in the hearing world.

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CROSS TALK, DEAF OR NOT DEAF?
DeafDigest editor knows of two individuals. One is
hearing with almost perfectly normal hearing. The other
is labeled as “deaf” but with almost perfectly normal
hearing!
Hearing or deaf? It has a lot to do with ability to
hear cross talk. To define cross talk is to sit on a
meeting table in a closed room. A dozen people are seated
around the meeting table and they all talk at the same
time – to someone next to them, or someone across the
table.
The hearing person DeafDigest editor knows cannot
catch cross talk, but that person is always defined
as a hearing person. The other person was labeled
as deaf by his school district only because he cannot
catch cross talk.
But apart from cross talk, both function perfectly
as hearing. Guess no two school districts define
deafness the same.

PRO GOLF TOURNAMENTS AND THE DEAF
The most recent edition of Sports Illustrated ran
a piece on Bill Clinton’s involvement with pro golf.
It said:

Every PGA Tour event has a cause.

Bill Clinton’s cause is lowering cholesterol and
raising metabolism.
There are many, many causes, deaf-related causes
included.
And we are not seeing PGA Tour event promoting
a deaf cause.
Examples are:

– more captions on TV
– more interpreters everywhere
– better educational opportunities for the deaf

These causes are not group-specific, such as CI,
Cued Speech, ASL, oralism, etc – rather captions
help everyone that is deaf regardless of their
group-specific affiliations. The same goes for
interpreters and educational opportunities.
Anyway, we need just one high profile celebrity
sensitive to the needs of the deaf.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

comment like this –

hearing students have the same rights as deaf students!

(DeafDigest is not sure why that interpreter made that
comment)

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have asked me about the “dictionaries” that I often speak
about that captioners, CART providers, and court reporters use.

A captioner’s dictionary is not a book where he or she looks up the
spellings of words.  The dictionary is a computer file in the
translation software system that the captioner uses, and it consists
of the steno strokes and English definitions of the words that a
captioner writes on his or her steno machine.

Many captioners and court reporters begin with a basic translation
dictionary when they are in school, and they build it up word by word
as they write about new topics.  A word’s stroke combination must be
defined in the dictionary before it can come up in English during the
translation process.

Every new word or name that a captioner encounters must be entered
into the dictionary in order for it to translate properly.  Because
captioners write phonetically, they may have multiple ways of
entering the same English word.  For instance, captioners may have
many phonetic entries for a word like “cacophony.”   They may hear it
as ka-koff-o-ny, ko-kauf-a-ny, kau-kauf-ny, or many other ways.  A
captioner may have to define each of those phonetic pronunciations.

A COMMENT BY A DEAF ACTIVIST
A Deaf Activist posted this comment on a blog:

I won’t shop till it’s ADA Approved!

Well, there is a choice:

– wait a long time for ADA to approve your issue, and it
may never get approved

or

– Find a way around to get your shopping done without having
to worry about ADA issues.

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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? Possibly because no two people are the same.
Everyone talks differently, everyone has different
voice, everyone talks either fast or slow, everyone
speaks with accent from their own home regions, etc.
In other words, no two people have the same
mouth and lip movements!

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The Deaf and the Law:

Every college knows what ADA is all about and they all have
deaf and disabled students. As a result, many college Disabled
Student Services have a staff member whose job is to make
sure their college is in full compliance with the ADA
regulations.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

When South Carolina legislators argue over the state budget
and over the governor’s legislative proposals, they will
thumb thru documents that were distributed by the governor.
The document cover design, consisting of a state flag asides
with the American flag, was rendered by Noi Nilsuwankosit,
a graduate of South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.
Currently she attends NTID, majoring in Graphic Design.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Do we have deaf individuals designing their own
clothes in the high fashion trades?
Years back there was a deaf woman who attempted
to break into the fashion field but was not
successful.
We have one – in United Kingdom. Jane Farwell,
who is deaf, designs her clothes under the
label “Think! Clothing.”
Her clothes are made by factories in India
for re-sale in the United Kingdom.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper story ran like this –

In one case, a deaf student with college dreams dropped out of high
school after DC Public Schools failed to provide an adequate sign language interpreter

This story accused the DC Public Schools of reporting the student’s
case as a “success story.”

Without knowing the real facts behind this case, DeafDigest editor
cannot help but wonder why wasn’t that student sent to the
Model Secondary School for the Deaf? Maybe there is a reason that
we do not know about.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing mother asked her son for a favor

The deaf son thought the mother asked:
please go to the store and buy a box of “Call” detergent

She actually asked:
please go to the store and buy a box of “All” detergent

Call detergent?

Fortunately the deaf son had it all figured out when he noticed “All” detergent” on the supermarket shelf
and knew it was a lipreading issue!

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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.

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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

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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)

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–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
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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.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
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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

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-think-deaf-cannot-talk/

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for people with disabilities (deaf, included)

Washington, DC
Friday, March 16, 2012

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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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(revised posting)

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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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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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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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
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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
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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Don’t have a Z phone?

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
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.

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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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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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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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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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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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
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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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
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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
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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

…..

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.

…….

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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best in the nation.

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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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DeafDigest – 19 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 18, 2011

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Last 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/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/loud-applause-for-interpreter-not-deaf/

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to interpreter Deborah Gunter,
who departed us. She owned and operated her own interpreting
agency – Sign Shares in Houston, Texas. She was always
striving to maintain high standards among interpreters.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Emmett Casey, who
departed us. He worked in the field of deafness for many
years, mostly on the west coast. It was at Gallaudet, as a
young man, that he got his start working with the deaf. As a
former great college basketball player, he spent a lot of
time mingling with the Gallaudet athletes and coaches
during practices and games. That was before he moved on
to different deaf-related positions over the years and
decades.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Julius Seeger,
Austin, Texas, who departed us. Impossible to describe
him briefly in this article – and so, please go to
http://deafdigest.com/julius-seeger-deaf-obituary/

Thank you, Deborah, Emmett and Julius for serving us
so well over the years.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A nice story was written in a Wisconsin newspaper
on handyman services of Jeff Maure, Sheboygan
Falls, WI, who is deaf. He owns his own handyman
services business and he is capable of doing work
around the houses – kitchen, recreation rooms, painting,
flooring, drywalling, decks, etc, etc.

A restaurant waiter, not deaf, was written up in a
newspaper story. He was asked what was his memorable
moment as a waiter. He said one night a group of four
deaf men, all of them drunk, sat down at his table.
While ordering food, they behaved obnoxiously, making
inappropriate comments. The waiter hated serving
that deaf group. But when they left, and paid their
check – surprise, the tip was very big!

– Very Hot News

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality came up
with this finding – that deaf patients get better medical
care if the health providers use ASL themselves as
opposed to using interpreters. This finding was published
in a recent edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

– Sunday December 11th

When people walk out of a fully catered banquet, what would
the hosts do with the uneaten food? Give it to the deaf!
Employees with the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation
walked out of the banquet, angry at their CEO. The stuck
hosts then gave these meals to the Francistown Centre for the Deaf!

– Monday December 12th

East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System has
reached agreement with The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to provide
interpreters during visits to the medical offices.

– Tuesday December 13th

Clive Robbins, not deaf, passed away. He believed that
Music Therapy would help the deaf, and in fact, developed
that program at New York State School for the Deaf (Rome)
for a few years during the seventies.

– Wednesday November 14th

While campaigning for UK election as Prime Minister
David Cameron promised to uphold the slogan – Every Disabled Child
Matters. He has been accused by deaf activists of not living
up to this promise.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The Department of Labor is proposing a new rule, requiring
federal contractors and subcontractors to set up a 7 percent
hiring goal. This means at least 7 percent of their workforce
must be deaf and/or disabled.

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TINNITUS DOCTOR AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people suffer from tinnitus. We have
some doctors that work with people that suffer from
tinnitus.
There is one doctor, who said she is the only one
in USA with a doctorate, specializing in tinnitus. Her
name is Dr. Marsha Johnson and her practice is in
Oregon.
Yet, how many deaf patients have seen her in her
15 years of practice?
Zero! Why?

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Announcement

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more information at:
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AN APPLAUSE THAT A DEAF SPEAKER HATES
What is an applause from the hearing people that the
deaf speaker, with interpreter, hates?
It is when a deaf speaker gives a wonderful speech
about something. The hearing people stand up and give
a very loud applause after that speech.
One thing was wrong. The applause was for the
interpreter, not for the deaf speaker!

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

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

A DEAF CLUB THAT IS NOT DEAF
Saw a posting on the web that said “Deaf Riders Automotive Club.”
Never heard of it so ran a google, and it is a
One Stop Automotive Resource.
Why Deaf Riders?  Good question!

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A HEARTBREAKING COMMENT FROM A MOTHER IN INDIA
A mother of a deaf child in India told a newspaper
reporter:

When I first learned that my son was deaf, I stopped
speaking to him. I thought there was no use in speaking
to a child who cannot hear

This comment is always heartbreaking – no matter
where it is – USA or India or anywhere.

LOUSY CAPTIONS IN A GAME
Deaf gamers that play the Resistance 3 video game
will be disappointed with captions.
The game review said that it is very small and hard
to read. And that deaf gamers will always be at a disadvantage for that reason only!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

the comment –

you spell a lot of words, don’t you know signs for these words?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people occasionally type “teh” when they really want to type
“the.”  Sometimes stenocaptioners and CART providers also make
fingering errors.  Because captioners do not type one key at a time,
but instead they write whole words or phrases at one time, their
errors look different from the errors of someone typing on a computer
keyboard.

If a stenocaptioner realizes that he or she made a mistake, it can be
corrected immediately.  The usual method for a captioner to correct
an error is to hit the asterisk key, and that will delete the
immediately prior stroke.  However, if the captioner has already
entered two or three more strokes after the mistake, it is usually
too late to go back and correct it.

If a captioner realizes that he or she made a mistake two or more
strokes previously, what most captioners do is enter a dash stroke
(–) and attempt to rewrite the wrong words.  This is also the same
method most stenocaptioners use to indicate a mistake or change of
thought by the speaker, so you may not be able to tell if it was the
captioner’s mistake or the speaker’s mistake.

If you see a sentence captioned like, “They did an analysis of the
fail you’re rate among — failure rate among students at the
university,” that would probably be a correction of a fingering error
by the captioner.

WHAT GOES ROUND, COMES ROUND IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Years back, Kent LaPage, chaired the Portsmouth (NH) School
Board which voted to eliminate a Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.
Lack of funding was the reason.
Fast forward today. LaPage has become late-deafened, while still
continuing to serve on the School Board.
He is now advocating the needs of the deaf and the hard of hearing
students in his school district!
New Hampshire, by the way, is one of the few states in USA without
its own school for the deaf. The school, located in the state, was
Crotched Mountain School for the Deaf. It closed for good in 1979.

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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 person, attending a hearing college, looked down
on those that attended Gallaudet and NTID, implying they
were intellectually inferior. Yet that person was so lonely
throughout four full years at hearing college and only made
one friend – a hearing student, who did not fit socially with the college campus life. After graduation, this deaf
person found a job at – guess what, Gallaudet. And that
person married a Gallaudet graduate!

next week – another example

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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf mother, living in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
(Japan) wanted her deaf daughter to take a vocational
course in Tokyo. She filled out application papers
to obtain interpreting services. Her request was
turned down. Why? Because she didn’t live in Tokyo, which
is where she wanted the interpreter for her daughter.

She is filing a lawsuit and is being assisted by the
Federation of the Deaf, National Study Association on
Interpreting Issues, and Japanese Association of Certified Interpreters.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Disappeared and gone for good! On January 9, 2001,
the domain name clark.net will be gone for good.
Jamie Clark, a deaf man and a Gallaudet graduate,
founded Clark Internet Services in 1993. It grew to become
a major player among Internet Service Providers in the
Mid-Atlantic states. Verio purchased Clark.Net several
years later, but has always allowed the clark.net domain
name to continue.
Not any more – Verio has sold their dial up business
to Earthlink and individuals with the clark.net email
addresses will not be able to use these any longer.
Meaning the trace of deafness in the clark.net
domain address will be then gone for good.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

This coming December 21st will be something special
for us, the deaf.
Liberty University will play against Lipscomb University
in a NCAA-I basketball game.
Just another NCAA-I basketball game? Not quite.
Dwight Brewington, who is deaf, plays for Liberty
University. Ryan Daniel, who also is deaf, plays for
Lipscomb University.
They are transfers from another NCAA-I basketball
schools; Dwight from Providence and Ryan from Auburn.

(editor’s note: Dwight applied for NBA draft as a
hardship case, and was not drafted at all. Ryan
left the team after the season)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a posting on a deafblog regarding a hearing
teacher whose class included a deaf student. And that
she was showing a video in the classroom. The video
did not show captions – only because the teacher
refused to turn it on, despite repeated requests
by the deaf student!

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a friend said:
my mother had to get a Lowe’s to pay for the truck transmission

Lowe’s ?

My friend actually said:
my mother had to get a loan to pay for the truck transmission

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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
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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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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
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

– 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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The Android-powered Samsung Epic[tm] 4G was engineered for a
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rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade or new-line activation and
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Find the Samsung Epic[tm] 4G 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_DDG121111

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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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HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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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
Gold section.

……

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.

…..

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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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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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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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 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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(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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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

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

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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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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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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/

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:

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

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

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The Deaf and the Law:

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.

……

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.

……

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

….

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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best in the nation.

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

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

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/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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Superior Speed and Display with the Samsung Epic[tm] 4G

The Android-powered Samsung Epic[tm] 4G was engineered for a
legendary entertainment experience with superior speed and display
innovation. Its 3G/4G speeds allow you to stream and download videos,
applications and games at blink-and-you’ll-miss-it speeds.

Now priced at $99.99 after $350 instant savings and $50 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade or new-line activation and
two-year agreement required.

Find the Samsung Epic[tm] 4G 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_DDG120411

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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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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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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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updated every Monday

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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:
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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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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
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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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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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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
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Mark your calendars to get the best buy for whatever product is on your
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use our Holiday Gift Guide.

*Certain product exclusions may apply.

For more information, go to:
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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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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
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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(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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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:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-the-deaf-conference/

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/

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:

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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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com/

DeafDigest – 28 November 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 27, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-looking-for-jobs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-research-difficulties/

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Super Sale at the Superstore

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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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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:
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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?

A CI Catch-22 situation is taking place in Scotland
right how. Adel Wilson is a 14-year old musician,
already deaf in one ear and slowly losing the hearing
in her other ear. She wants a CI, but the government
told her she is not deaf enough to get implanted.
But if she is not implanted, she would lose her
musical skills. Her mother is currently fighting
the government.

The USA Today ran a piece titled “Schools lack interpreters for deaf students.” Quoted in the
story was Jeanne Prickett, superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf. She said:

It’s the individual student whose education may be compromised by less-than-qualified professionals.

Prickett, incidentally, will be leaving Iowa to take
over the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind at
the end of the school year.

– Very Hot News

The judge threw out the lawsuit in Alabama filed
by the Alabama Public Service Commission against
the state. This lawsuit was about $30 million dollars
that the Alabama Dual Party Relay Board collected
from landline telephone customers to fund the relay services. The state wanted the money to be used
for education, and the relay group said no.

– Thursday November 24th

The U.S. Department of Education is funding, to the tune of
$1.1 million for five years, a program for 40 Florida speech
pathologists to teach the Spanish-speaking deaf children how to hear. Will it work?

– Friday November 25th

The Silent Network is back. To read the press release, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/silent-network-is-back/

– Saturday November 26th

A deaf man, who was jailed for 25 days with no charges, and without
an interpreter around, has filed a lawsuit against the Adams County
in Colorado. He was living in a motel with his fiancee two years ago and they had an argument. He raised his voice during the argument;
the cops heard it and immediately arrested him.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Teacher Eowyn Glass, not deaf, is caught in a tug of war
between parents and school administrators with the
West Perry School Board in Pennsylvania. This teacher
has many skills, including ASL, and she has been
shuttled back and forth between different classes at
different schools. It was pointed out that this school
district has one deaf student, and that the teacher was
a perfect fit in that situation.

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updated every Monday

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FREE GROUND SHIPPING IN NOVEMBER

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Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
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LIES IN STORE ADS
Sometimes we see ads which mention “ASL speaking
staff” in shops or stores.
Are these ads honest? Many times the “ASL hearing
person” will struggle with fingerspelling – when trying
to spell:

Hi, my name is ……………”

Are these stores and shops liars? You decide.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/

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

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Call for papers 5th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness
Monterrey, Mexico
May 23-25, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mental-health-conference/

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DEAF HISTORY AND DEAF CULTURE RESEARCH IS VERY DIFFICULT
Is it easy to research Deaf History and Deaf Culture?
Just go to any library and find books on deafness? Just
go into any web site and google the word “deaf history”?
Very difficult. Information in books and web site
is not enough. A deaf researcher must pick little
bits and pieces of information from as many as 15-20
different books or web sites and put them together.
It is the same as putting together 1,000 piece
jigsaw puzzle in one hour! It is impossible.

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

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

WHY WAS THE DORM NAMED AFTER GALLAUDET?
Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned that a dormitory
on the campus of Central Connecticut State University
was named after Gallaudet. Why?
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was one of the founders
of the State Normal School (a college for future
teachers). And he gave the inaugural address
at the college just before he died in 1851.

CLERK, FLUENT IN ASL, COMMUNICATING VIA NOTES
This is a true story. A clerk, fluent in ASL,
was waiting on a father-and-son customers
at the counter of an auto supply store

They wrote a note that said:
We want to buy some auto parts

The clerk signed in ASL:
Yes, what parts are you looking for?

The customer whispered to his son (that the clerk overheard):
Why does he think I’m deaf?

The clerk interrupted and said:
Oh, I’m sorry. I thought you were deaf because you passed
the note to me

The customer said:
How dare you think I am disabled?

The clerk said:
I’m sorry, but why did you pass the note to me?

The customer said:
You’re an immigrant. How was I supposed to know that you
could speak English?

They walked out of the store!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-half-deaf-actors/

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:

Oregon Association of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/oregon-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXPLOITED DEAF FOOTBALL PLAYER
About 25 years ago a school for the deaf had a great
football player. His play attracted offers from some
colleges, including CSUN.
That player went to a community college and played
two seasons. The CSUN coaches offered him a football
scholarship – but there was a complication.
The complication was that the CSUN coaches wanted
him to be accommodated by the National Center on Deafness
(NCOD) which provides interpreters and support services for
its deaf students.
The NCOD said no, because the football player was not
academically qualified and refused to accept him.
This deaf player played two seasons and the coaching
staff had to advise him on classes to take! Needless
to say, he never graduated. And he is struggling in
everyday life.
CSUN football? Yes, before this sport was dropped
in 2001.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

too much static goes to my hearing aid

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

A hearing-impaired nonhearing person

This is not a joke. This phrase was written up
in a newspaper story. If one wishes to write
proper English – then it is:

a deaf deaf person!

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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!

Deaf people getting “artificial” hearing, whatever that
is supposed to mean? Well, researchers from Japan’s Kyoto
University crafted an artificial membrane implant that is supposed to mimic what the real membranes are supposed
to do. Their findings were published in a Japanese
medical journal.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it often front page news when a deaf person
gets implanted?

A. The newspaper reporters think it is so sensational that
a deaf person would “automatically” become a hearing person
after years of deafness!

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:

the state of North Carolina will permanently keep open
North Carolina SD and Eastern North Carolina SD. While
both schools will continue for the foreseeable future,
what are the long term prospects?

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Let the Holiday Shopping begin!

When I need to do Christmas shopping, a ride and an SSP are needed.

When gift shopping for my wife, she has to bring me to the stores or
shopping malls.

That’s no secret!

Shopping on-line is OK though it can be slow for us Deaf-Blind
people.

I once read a note posted on a listserv for Deaf-Blind people.

One Deaf-blind woman had to spend hours on one specific website to
find a book for her young son.

Once she succeeded, she was happy and felt independent!

How can you help individuals who are Deaf-Blind in your community?

Offer them your volunteer service to bring them Holiday Shopping.

Your help can make us happy and more than that it allows us to make
some independent decisions!

Happy Holidays Shopping!

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 1937 – a Springfield, Ohio newspaper mentioned a deaf resident
with a great invention – a bed shaker that helps the deaf person
wake up in the morning

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

2

years that a deaf person would find a job in the
vocational rehabilitation field during the early
sixties. VR offices did not want to hire the deaf!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Golden Era of Deafness of Fifties through Seventies

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/golden-era-of-deafness-of-fifties-thru-seventies/

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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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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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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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December 1, 2011 deadline

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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– 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 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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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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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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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
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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Don’t have a Z phone?

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
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

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FREE GROUND SHIPPING on orders over $50.00!
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Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
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Come visit us!

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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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– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
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If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

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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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DeafLibrary Resources

Do we have a Deaf Culture? The late prominent Deaf Psychologist
disagreed. Why?

Do visit;
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-disagreement-by-larry-stewart/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Job 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,