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DeafDigest – 10 June 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 10, 2012

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

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

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

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“Grads and Dads” Sale Ending Soon

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

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

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

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

*Free ground shipping on orders going to the contiguous US only. Sale
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To see all the sale items, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB061012

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

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

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

– Very Hot News

Times have changed at University of Central
Florida?

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

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

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

– Sunday June 3rd

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

– Monday June 4th

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

– Tuesday June 5th

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

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

– Wednesday June 6th

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

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Join us on this 7-day cruise!

Register here:
http://aslspiritquestcruise.weebly.com/

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Job Opportunities with Gallaudet University Athletics

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

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

Status: Accepting applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Help our deaf truck drivers

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

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

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

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

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

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SayWhatClub-2012 Convention

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

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

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

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

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

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

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

What is that toy you are wearing in your ear?

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

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

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

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

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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:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

How many universities in Ireland have profoundly
deaf students?

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

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Expensive to be deaf?

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

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

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

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

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

He actually said:
the grass mover is here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

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

Salary range: $ 48,000 – $55,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

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

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

POSTED:                May 23, 2012

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

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

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

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

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

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

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

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

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

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

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

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

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

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

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

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

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

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

POSTED: March 2, 2012

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

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

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/what-is-ada-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tours-at-museum/

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Last week DeafDigest mentioned that Jack Ashley, who
passed away, was the first elected deaf MP in Great
Britain. It may not be entirely accurate because it
was surfaced that the first deaf MP was Francis Humberstone Mackenzie, a Scot, who was elected to
the MP in 1784 and 1790. He became deaf at the
age of 12, but more or less functioned as a hearing
person.

What is Bummy Burstein’s real first name. It is Gerald
but we all know him only by Bummy. Why Bummy? He lost
a 1947 World Series bet; he rooted for Brooklyn Dodgers;
his Gallaudet buddy rooted for New York Yankees. the bet
was that the loser must be stuck with a nickname –
hence Bummy. Brooklyn Dodgers, in these days, were known
as the Bums.  Fast forward 65 years later, Bummy
was written up in a great newspaper story, announcing his
role as a benefactor among deaf and mainstreamed deaf
students in California’s Riverside county. He has
endowed the Gerald “Bummy” Burstein fund with The
Community Foundation. Scholarships and services from the
Bummy fund will go to these deserving county students.
Brooklyn Dodgers? It has been Los Angeles Dodgers since
1958.

– Very Hot News

The feud in Indiana between parents that support parental
choice for deaf children and supporters of Indiana
School for the Deaf is not just going away quietly.
Dispute has flared up again this week.

– Sunday April 22nd

Maitraya Kotecha is said to be one of India’s most
promising fashion models. He has finished 2nd
place in a modeling contest. He is deaf.

– Monday April 23rd

The FCC has amended its rules to make more hearing
aids compatible with voice mobile devices. The
transition period is one year.

– Tuesday April 24th

Years ago one of the chief causes of deafness was
meningitis, It supposedly has been wiped out thanks
to these vaccinations. But is it coming back? The
Confederation of Meningitis Organizations held its
World Meningitis Day and is trying to create awareness
on dangers of this disease.

– Wednesday April 25th

One of 10 Best Jobs in USA is deaf-related – Audiologist. It was announced by Careercast.com. Why best? It says
“to low physical demands, a relatively low-stress and safe working environment, combined with a good 2012 hiring outlook and income growth potential for those entering the profession” – and plus, good average income.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A tug of war is going on between the Plantation Woman’s Club and
the city hall of Plantation, Florida. The city people is asking
for accountability for funds the club has raised and
spent on civic projects. Possibly affected if this stalemate
goes nowhere is the city schools’ and the deaf and
hard-of-hearing program.

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

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WHAT IS ADA?
What is ADA? This question was asked by a
professor at Northern Illinois University
during a large lecture hall of about 300-350
students.
Only 4 or 5 hearing students knew what
was ADA!

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Bike with Gallaudet President Hurwitz

fun fundraiser for the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund

ride ends with BBQ on Gallaudet campus

Saturday, May 12, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/Bike with Gallaudet President Hurwitz/

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A MUSEUM CANCELED ASL TOURS
DeafDigest does not want to mention the
name of a museum. That museum advertised
ASL tours with an interpreter. It was because
the Deaf Community asked for it.
The ASL tour was canceled. Why? Because no
one showed up. It wasted the museum’s money
and time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tours-at-museum/

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

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Survey – Survivors of Deaf Domestic Violence

To read what it is all about, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/survivors of deaf domestic violence/

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A CAMPAIGN MANAGER
When a person is running for an election for a
public position, more often than not he has a
campaign manager.
This manager does everything possible – fund raising, political ads, pushing people to vote, etc, etc.
Could a deaf person function in this job?
DeafDigest does not know of a deaf person with this
kind of job in USA, but there was one in France.
It was Raphael Bouton. It is not known who he
was campaigning for or if his candidate won the
election.

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BRIISH LAW FIRMS UNDER FIRE BY DEAF ADVOCACY GROUPS
Do British law firms go out of their way to help and
to accommodate the needs of deaf clients?
No, according to representatives of the Royal Association for Deaf People. They are saying that 1,300 complaints have
been filed by the deaf regarding law firms’ indifference.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

after an interpreting assignment and while I am chatting
with a deaf person, a hearing person would interrupt
the conversation and say something to me, totally ignoring
the deaf person. While I do interpret what the hearing
person is saying, it is still rude

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

NO SUCH A THING AS SINGAPOREAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Deaf people all over the world have their own sign languages,
be it a national sign language or a home made sign language
or a gestural sign language or a body movements sign language.
Whatever. Deaf people of Singapore use sign language, but
it is not Singaporean Sign Language.
What is it? American Sign Language! A recent newspaper
story said:

the American Sign Language is the standard largely adopted by the hearing impaired Singaporeans

A DEAF SEVEN-YEAR ITCH
What is a Deaf Seven Year Itch? It has nothing to do with
marriage issues.
It has a lot to do with what one hearing aid advocate said:

Typically people wait about seven years beyond the time they should
before they try a hearing aid. That`s a lot of quality time lost

This, indeed, is the Deaf Seven Year Itch!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may not realize that most realtime broadcast captioning
and remote CART services are provided from captioners’ homes.  In the
early days of captioning, captioners worked from the offices of the
large captioning companies, but more and more captioners have begun
working from their homes over the last 20 years.  Captioners need
home offices with the proper equipment and backup systems in place to
assure reliable coverage.

Probably the most important element in a captioner’s home office is
electrical power.  Depending on where a captioner lives and what sort
of backup is in place with other captioners to cover assignments, a
captioner may need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in case of a
power failure.  This will keep the captioner’s equipment running for
15 to 30 minutes, which should be enough time to notify another
captioner to take over the assignment.

If a captioner does not have another captioner who could quickly take
over in an emergency, he or she will need to keep captioning for a
longer time in the event of a power outage.  Then a generator might
be necessary.

If a captioner is captioning a news broadcast for a California
station where the weather is beautiful, it would be hard to explain
to the viewers that the captions were interrupted because of
thunderstorms in Texas.

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN – last one in series

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

Deaf way of life in small towns are so different from the
Deaf way of life in London, which has everything

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The Deaf and the Law:

A late deafened man from Texas has filed a lawsuit against
his employer. For years as a salesman, he relied on voice
telephone to make contacts among prospective customers.
But because of his late-deafness, the telephone has
become useless. He asked his employer for a modified
telephone, and the company refused. The lawsuit is
based on ADA violation.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Some states refuse to allow deaf and hard of hearing truck
drivers while other states do.
What about Minnesota? It was learned that Minnesota Department
of Transportation gave waivers to 27 intrastate truck drivers
to allow them to drive trucks in the state.
Said the source “Thanks to the department for opening the
doors to these truckers regardless of their hearing losses.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Legislators in Ohio unanimously voted on a bill
to remove all references to “deaf and dumb” along
with other derogatory descriptions of other
disabilities when referring to the mentally ill,
and to describe these individuals as “incompetent.”
Gov. Ted Strickland, whose real job outside of his
political life is a psychologist, said he will sign
the bill.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A college recently disclosed settlement of three
pending lawsuits.

First lawsuit, not deaf-related, for $325,000
Second lawsuit, not deaf-related, for $306,500
Third lawsuit, deaf-related, for just $40,000, plus attorney fees

Are we, the deaf, selling ourselves short?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In a sandwich shop, my friend said:
I think I’m going to get a banana sandwich

I looked up at the menu. I didn’t see banana listed.

I asked him where is it listed and he pointed.

HUH? I still don’t see it and then I realized that he said: “panini” not “banana”

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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

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

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

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

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

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

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

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

POSTED: March 2, 2012

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

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

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 22 April 2012

DeafDigest Blue – April 22, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-heads-turn-deaf-wondering/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/job-fairs-discriminate-against-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

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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 Lord Ashley of Stoke
(former Labour MP Jack Ashley, Great Britain) who
departed us. Himself late deafened, he became British’s
only deaf MP, and he became a strong advocate for the
rights of the deaf and the disabled. He served 26 years
as MP (1966 to 1992).

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

SPAT may help determine which is better – ASL-fluent
mental health clinician or a non-ASL fluent clinician,
accommodated by an interpreter – when working with
deaf patients. SPAT? It stands for Signed Paired Associates Test, and it is a project administered by
teams of researchers from University of Rochester
and NTID.

The PBS, on the cable network, will be showing
a new series – Finding Your Root. Part of the
series includes The Spittoon, which details
overlooked deafness among a few long gone family
members. A researcher, curious about family
members, have found deafness in some mid-19th century family members.

– Very Hot News

Deaf people suffer job discrimination everywhere
in the world, especially in Great Britain. This
being said, the Deaf Law Center under the
Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) will no longer
give advice on job discrimination. Why? Because
British’s Equality and Human Rights Commission is
broke and cannot fund the Deaf Law Center any more.
As a result, free advice on job discrimination is
no more. The RAD is trying to find ways to get around the funding cutback.

– Sunday April 15th

In Glasgow, Scotland, there is a mix of bingo and
hearing aids! What is this all about? The Action On Hearing Loss Scotland is working together with the Gala Bingo Center to provide hearing aid services
for senior citizen bingo players. It is a community
service, at no cost to the hearing-aid wearing
bingo players.

– Monday April 16th

A deaf baton twirler competed as part of the Purdue
University team at the World Twirling Championships in Switzerland. Who was that deaf participant. No
one is saying anything!

– Tuesday April 17th

Good news for deaf contractors? President Obama
may require that 7 percent of federal contractors
be disabled, deaf included. If Obama succeeds with
this plan, then it may be the most important government assistance towards the disabled since the ADA.

– Wednesday April 18th

On a memorial cruise to honor the Titanic which sank
on its maiden voyage, there were numerous complaints
among the passengers. One of the complaints involved
an interpreter and her deaf mother that was using a
wheelchair. Despite requests, the ship management
did not provide her with a flashing door knocker,
a special telephone for the deaf, and with TV
captions. Later, the captions were activated – but
just for one channel. Other equipment requests
were ignored.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

T-Mobile has been penalized nearly $820,000
by the FCC for not providing hearing aid
accommodations on its’ cell phones.

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

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A SYRACUSE. NY JOB FAIR DISCRIMINATES AGAINST DEAF
There was a job fair at a New York State
government building in Syracuse, NY.
Thousands of job seekers were at the fair. But
for several deaf job seekers, they were frustrated.
There were no interpreters. And at the table
booths, the deaf applicants were told to apply
on-line. But hearing applicants could apply
at the booth!
Ironic, because the New York Vocational
Rehabilitation sponsored the fair and also
New York State government is strict about
laws on discrimination!

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

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

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The Silent Network returns and is on the internet

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/silent-network-for-deaf/

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AN OLD DEAF CAR WITH LOW MILEAGE
Few weeks ago there was a big story about a 93-year
old woman with a 1964 car with 576,000 miles. She
stopped driving because of vision problems.
Can’t happen to the deaf? Well, there was a deaf
person that DeafDigest editor knows. The deaf person’s
car was about 30 years old and with just 25,000
miles on it. That person used the car only to go shopping
and to go to deaf church on Sundays. For work, the
person used the subway.
Lonely social life? Yes, but that was the person’s choice.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/low-mileage-old-deaf-car/

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

A TRAPPED DEAF TEACHER
Many school districts teach one method in Deaf
Education – be it ASL, or Signed Essential English
or oral method.
There are a few school districts, and this is
where a trapped deaf teacher comes in. This
particular district allows their own schools to pick their own Deaf Education teaching method.
One school uses ASL; other school uses Cued
Speech, and the other school provides support
for CI students.
And the Trapped Deaf Teacher only knows ASL.
Not an easy situation there.

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NETWORKING IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE AMONG THE DEAF
What is “Hearing Networking”? To get good jobs,
hearing applicants go to trade conventions and
make new friends. And to stay in touch with these
new friends over the years.
Said the hearing person:

Dinners, drinks, talks at conventions – these are how connections are made

Not that always easy for deaf applicants
to make such connections. Yes, there are interpreters,
though. While hearing executive don’t mind
interpreters, others do.

TEACHING ARTISTS HOW TO TEACH ART
Graeme Smith, an Australian art instructor, always loved art and drawing. His love led him to a lifelong career in this field. A newspaper story said he was a
successful businessman and educator.
Now, at the age of 70, he is still at it in art –
only that he is joining a different endeavor – teaching
art teachers how to teach art – via on-line courses.
Graeme is deaf, been deaf since age of 18.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked to interpret at an event where
the interpreter was not familiar with the
subject matter.

Said the upset interpreter:

Talk about embarrassing.  The deaf people there were very supportive, knowing I was a “sub” and I was grateful for their kind understanding.  It taught me NEVER to accept any assignments where I
knew I would not be at my best for interpreting.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

For those of you who are interested in seeing more captioning,
especially on the Web, and better quality captioning in general, you
might be interested in checking out the Collaborative for
Communication Access via Captioning, also known as CCAC.

CCAC is an international membership community made up of volunteers.

It is not-for-profit and not selling any services or products.

Its mission is: “Advocate for inclusion of quality captioning
universally.” One of their goals is to “ensure that captioning is
mentioned and provided regularly in all places we need it,
universally, as a common everyday practice.”

You might find it interesting to know what is taking place in the
captioning and CART communities around the world.  You can visit
their Web site at http://ccacaptioning.org/ and also find them on
Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

TEXT BOOKS ON WAY OUT IN DEAF SCHOOLS?
Are text books on its way out in deaf schools,
in favor of e-books?
Well, at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf,
there is a pilot program where a class will be using
e-books.
Reason is that text books are more expensive,
whereas e-book apps are much lower in costs.

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

When we need an interpreter for an event, some of us have
to share the costs; this is not the best way but it is better
than having no interpreter at all.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Are dentists required to provide interpreters for
deaf patients under Medicaid?

Yes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Retired Supreme Court Justice Byron White passed away earlier
in the week.
While much admired among the justices on the bench, he opposed
the broader use of affirmative action to remedy past employment
discrimination.
We, the deaf have been unemployed and underemployed from Day One.
It didn’t matter to White.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The annual listing of typical incomes of typical
jobs posted in the recent edition of Parade Magazine,
unwittingly triggered a hot discussion among some
angry interpreters.
It was pointed out in that article that an interpreter
in Miami, Florida earns $59,300. Interpreters are now
using that figure as a benchmark, factoring their own
local cost of living rates, to press for better rates
in the locales where they work.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Many deaf people think they were the only deaf person
on maternal and paternal sides of family tree. Years
later they find they were wrong. They find deafness
among their distant ancestors as well as with their
younger and later generation family members. And
interestingly enough the upset parents of their
deaf children would not allow their deaf child to be
introduced their deaf relative. They are afraid
that their orally-trained deaf child would be
contaminated by their ASL deaf relative!

(editor’s note: for that “contamination” reason,
distant relatives would not allow DeafDigest
editor to meet their deaf children in person)

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said:

I am going to the ACME market

He actually said:

I am going to the A&P market

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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

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

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

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

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

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

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

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

POSTED: March 2, 2012

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

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

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-when-interpreter-leaves-group/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-user-worst-moment/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-heads-turn-deaf-wondering/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Could a deaf social service agency establish a new social
club for the hard of hearing? Apparently so in Great Britain. The West Norfolk Deaf Association, which is
a social service agency, has established the King’s Lynn Hard of Hearing Club. The goal was for people, wearing
hearing aids, to get together on a social basis. DeafDigest
wonders if this new social club is welcome to the signing
deaf and the oral deaf, both of may not wear hearing aids?

A late-deafened senior citizen is in hot water with the
police in Gosport, England. She turned up the music
full blast in her apartment for more than a year, ignoring complaints from her neighbors. the police stopped her
and issued her a Asbo, which stands for Anti-Social Behavior Order. It resulted in her not being allowed to listen
to music.

– Very Hot News

James Castle, an illiterate deaf artist who became famous
years after his death, has surfaced again in the news
this week. Because his scribbled pieces of drawings are
valued as much as $50,000 per piece, people are still
squabbling over his estate. At issue are recently-
discovered pieces of additional artwork found in
attic of Castle’s house. A judge will have to decide
who is the rightful owner of these pieces.

– Sunday April 8th

Yet, another sign language software – this one which
promises to convert sign language to speech, for the
benefit of the hearing that wish to communicate with
the deaf. It has been developed by an engineering
team at the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology
in India. It is not the first such software, nor would
it be the last one.

– Monday April 9th

A team of researchers at Germany’s Design Research Lab
is claiming a new Sign Language glove for the use by
the deaf-blind. A skeptical deaf-blind leader said:

Another glove for communication.  Will it work?

– Tuesday April 10th

Several deaf organizations have stated their opposition
to the suggested waivers by the FCC for videogames and
web-based TV and DVR features.

– Wednesday April 11th

The deaf-blind to communicate in Morse Code? This is the
dream of Anmol Anand, a student of the engineering
program at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
in Delhi, India. He is working on a special Morse Code
text pager. Will this work? Will the deaf-blind be
willing to learn Morse Code? These are the two questions
that this student has to face.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The World Deaf Chess Championship is taking place
on September 27th through October 7, 2012 at
Almaty, Kazakhstan. 160 chess players from 19
nations have signed up to take part. How many
from USA? Just one player!

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ALWAYS WONDERING WHY HEARING HEADS TURN
You are deaf and you walk your dog. Suddenly
your dog turns his head around.
Or you walk on the sidewalk. Suddenly you see
hearing people turn their heads around.
Dogs can hear. Hearing people hear. They
hear something – such as noise, or screaming
or shouting – somewhere far behind your back.
You know nothing about it but you see heads
turn and you get nervous, wondering what is wrong.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-heads-turn-deaf-wondering/

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

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FCC announces new and important video captioning dates

to read the announcement, visit:
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JOB DESCRIPTIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT
There was a job opening at a school for the deaf.
It was a high paying job and many deaf professional
people, all of them ASL-fluent, applied for the
job.
The job went to a hearing person who knew no ASL.
Why?
The job description required a special skill with
a certificate in that field. The hearing person had the
certificate. None of the deaf professionals had
that certificate.
This is why job descriptions are very important.
That job description did say that applicants become
ASL-fluent within 2 or 3 years, so the hearing person
is “safe” for now.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-get-job-for-a-reason/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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AN UNUSUAL CLUB
Somewhere in Indiana, there is a club. The name of
the club is:

Deaf People Anonymous

Each new member has to introduce himself. And the club
is based on the procedures of the Alcoholics Anonymous.
DeafDigest thinks it is for late-deafened people with
a denial of their hearing loss.

MENUS IN FUTURE RESTAURANTS
Go to a Chili’s chain restaurant and you may see
touch screens given to patrons.
They can pick out their meals and pay their checks.
Not sure if all restaurants will use the touch screen
technology. But DeafDigest editor has already seen
few restaurants in Washington, DC with this technology.
For us, the deaf, perhaps it makes our restaurant
experience much easier. Less hassling with waiter
communications?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Being asked by a speaker to help pass out pencils,
paper and other things whereas he should have an assistant for this task

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

A STRANGE LAW IN HARTFORD
There is a law on the books in Hartford, Connecticut.
Dog owners are not allowed to educate their dogs.
Educate the dogs, as in teaching the dogs some sign
language? Yes, but illegal in Hartford. Law is law.
What about dogs on the campus of American School
for the Deaf? Not against the law – because the school
is located in East Hartford, not Hartford – both cities
sit next to each other!
Dumb law? Yes, very much so.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

There are more situations these days where sign language interpreters
and CART providers are working together to provide access for people
with a hearing loss.  There are conventions, seminars, and meetings
where there are Deaf, late-deafened, and hard-of-hearing
participants.

What people need to realize is that the most important thing is that
all participants need access to what is taking place.  For people who
learned sign language as their first language, they may not be
comfortable reading CART from a computer screen.  However, there are
people who are late-deafened or hard of hearing who do not know sign
language well enough to be able to understand what is going on by
relying on a sign language interpreter.

It is important to remember that CART providers and interpreters have
different roles, but they have a common goal of providing
communication access to all participants.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (end of short series)

the most important of our basic needs is
full ADA implentation

what does that mean?

self-explanatory!

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

I am so lonely in the small town, with no deaf people around,
that I rely on basic gestures just to communicate with the
hearing people, no matter where I am – on the street, in the
pub, in the restaurant, etc.

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The Deaf and the Law:

In Swaziland, a hearing man was arrested on suspicion of
murder. While he was in prison, awaiting trial, he became
deaf. Since he was illiterate and knew no sign language,
the court is at a quandary on how to deal with this
murder case!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Much publicity was generated in the Deaf Media over the Majocha
civil rights lawsuit victory that stemmed over refusal of the
Pittsburgh Ear, Nose & Throat Associates to provide an interpreter.
DEAFDIGEST has two comments – first, an irony because in many
cases Ear, Nose and Throat medical centers are familiar with
the deaf, since it is ear-related.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A whammy took place at the Deaf History Conference
hosted at Gallaudet University on April 11th.
Ben Bahan was on the podium, as part of the
program, and he was talking about the importance
of electrical light in the building. Just as when
he signed these words “electrical light” to make a
point in the speech, the lights went out and stayed
out for three hours.
No, Ben did not plan to time the words “electrical
light” with the power blackout, which plunged half of
the campus into darkness.
An errant backhoe on the construction site was
the villain, cutting the power line.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A recent article, widely distributed early this week, said:

Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. With the new implants, children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything

This statement is puzzling. Many deaf children were
outfitted with hearing aids in schools. With such hearing
aids they can hear sounds. And as adults with CI, they
can hear everything, yes, but not necessarily always able to discriminate what they hear.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my friend, talking about lions, said:

The boat protects us from the lions

boat?

The friend actually said:

The moat protects us from the lions

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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

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

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

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

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

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

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

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

POSTED: March 2, 2012

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

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

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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other deaf-related jobs
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/almost-deaf-big-corporation-ceo/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-pointing-finger-at-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-when-interpreter-leaves-group/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-user-worst-moment/

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New CentralAlert[tm] CA360 Signaling System

Harris Communications is pleased to introduce the new
CentralAlert[tm] CA360 from Serene Innovations, the all-in-one
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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?

Ray Park, not deaf, moved to USA from South Korea in 1989, with
dreams of this Great American Life. As time went by, he now owns
four Charley’s Grilled Subs franchises in the Bellevue, Washington
area. He belongs to a church where a number of deaf parishioners
attend, and realized that they had problems finding jobs. He then
hired some of them to work at his franchise outlets. He has been
honored by the franchise headquarters for giving jobs to the deaf.

Stephanie Juge, one of the few deaf women to play in a
women’s football league, was written up in a California
newspaper. It was about her becoming a skilled TaeKwonDo
participant. She is hoping to move up the ranks in this
sport.

– Very Hot News

A new law is taking effect on August 1st in Minnesota. Deaf ASL children in need of mental health services could be sent to an out of state facility. Reason is that the state
does not have a specialized inpatient residential treatment program for these patients. This is different from outpatient and day programs for the deaf, that the state has.

– Sunday April 1st

Deaf Northern Ireland canoe racer Matthew Sykes has been
selected to join the relay, carrying the Olympic torch.
It is believed he is the first deaf person in his country
with this such honor.

– Monday April 2nd

If things run smoothly then there will be a residence building
for low-income deaf seniors at an abandoned school in
Stafford, Connecticut. All depends on the action by the
town Planning and Zoning Commission but things look favorable.

– Tuesday April 3rd

British government is broke (same as USA). And broke
governments often cut funding for deaf services. It
is happening in the United Kingdom. So far, it is happening
in Cumbria, in the northwestern part of England. Three
deaf social service agencies are closing up, and deaf people
are upset.

– Wednesday April 4th

It was mentioned a couple of times in the past that
a hearing aid manufacturer in India is trying to come up
with a low cost hearing aid. And now this, a German company
is trying to come up with a new hearing aid that costs
between $300 and $700. So far it seems to be much talk and
no action.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Microwaves causing hearing losses? Yes, according to a group
of scientists from Switzerland which conducted such
experiments. They are saying radiation has a lot to do with it.

Fact or fiction?

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WHEN THE INTERPRETER LEAVES GROUP
It happens from time to time that a deaf person, with an interpreter,
is enjoying a conversation with the hearing.
Then all of a sudden, without warning, the interpreter has to
leave the group?
Why? To go to the restroom! And when this happens, everything
is at a standstill.

– for ASL News version with text under it, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stuck-when-interpreter-leaves-group/

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

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Bloomington, Minnesota
May 29 – June 1, 2013

more information at:
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HEARING AID USER’S NIGHTMARE
What is the hearing aid user’s worst nightmare, and possibly
an ordeal? It is when everything goes fine while conversing
with hearing people.
It is when the battery dies and the user forgets to take the
back up battery with him.

– for ASL News version with text under it, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-user-worst-moment/

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

A FREE SIGN LANGUAGE BOOK IN ENGLAND
Every week a lucky hearing person wins a free
sign language book. It is a contest run by The
Telegraph, a famous newspaper in that nation.
A free sign language book? Yes, but it is
not British Sign Language. It is a book of
strange, weird and funny street signs.
For example, look at:
http://tinyurl.com/5r6qm3y

So, Sign Language means different things!

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HOW TO BRIDGE THE DEAF AND THE HEARING?
A workplace has a high number of deaf employees.
For years there has been friction, mostly communications,
between the deaf employees and the hearing employees.
Workshops and seminars on trying to solve these
communication issues all failed.
Then instantly the problem was solved. A newly hired
human resources person took it on his own to have the
deaf and the hearing employees meet with each other
to talk things out.
It didn’t matter – rumors, gossip, policy changes,
changes in work procedures, company developments, etc –
this human resources person made sure the deaf were never
left out of the loop.
And he did it all – without an interpreter – and none
of the deaf employees complained!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked this question:

Do deaf people appreciate your interpreting efforts since
they were not really paying attention to you at all?

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

AN ADMISSION FROM A SENIOR CITIZEN
In a guest newspaper editorial, a late-deafened senior
citizen said:

I hereby admit and confess that I have some hearing deficiency

He also said:
Some call this being acoustically challenged. Some call this being hearing impaired. Some just call this being deaf. Yes, I’m deaf as the proverbial post.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a relatively new
profession, and people may not know some of the differences from and
similarities to using sign language interpreters.

What people need to remember is that most of the time CART providers
are attempting to write everything that is going on as close to
verbatim as they possibly can.  Many times people speak quickly and
on top of one another.

If a speaker is being very dramatic and says, “I had a wonderful,
fantastic, magnificent, awesome trip,” the CART provider is usually
trying to write all four of those words, “wonderful, fantastic,
magnificent, awesome.”  Because ASL interpreters primarily are
interpreting concepts, they may only use one sign for all four of
those words.

Sometimes a speaker is speaking in sentence fragments and not
completing his sentences.  The CART provider is still trying to write
it verbatim, so the text may appear a little difficult to read or
confusing on the screen.  Once again, an ASL interpreter would be
conveying the concept, so people may not realize that the speaker is
speaking in fragments.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (short series)

– rights to a full range of relay services

what does that mean?

self-explanatory!

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

The biggest part of the budget of these small town deaf
people is for travel. They must travel long distances
to keep company with other deaf people, and it costs
a lot of money.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned an airplane accident
in which three deaf individuals filed lawsuits against
the aircraft manufacturer. Two deaf individuals reached
settlement with the aircraft manufacturer. The third
deaf person refused, and just while the case was about
to go the jury, he changed his mind and agreed to a
settlement. The case, with several lawsuits, is now over.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A new organization is on the block – it is NDBI, meaning
National Deaf Business Institute. Objective is to empower our
own deaf business owners and deaf entrepreneurs and to encourage
the younger ones to follow the lead.

(editor’s note: unfortunately, due to lack of consistent funding, NDBI got nowhere)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If you are deaf and want a CI, do not make the
mistake of living in Wales!
This nation has been accused by an angry
CI applicant of it being a “third world country
and being into cruelty.” This applicant wanted
a CI and Wales said no.
The Welch health commission reportedly
issued a ruling denying CI to all except for
those that contracted meningitis.
Welch people wanting a CI must move to
a CI-friendly nation.

(editor’s note: not sure if this rule is still
effective)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Few weeks ago DeafDigest featured a video that spun
the tale of a job applicant bringing his mother
to the interview. An administrator of a state school
for the deaf said it is more common than what one
would imagine. Not only that, a parent would
telephone the administrator to query about their
son’s job performances! And sadly, this happens
more often with the deaf than with the hearing!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a friend said:

Lets’ go to the Rick to play some games

Rick?

He actually said:

Lets’ go to the rink to play some games

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

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

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

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

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

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

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

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

POSTED: March 2, 2012

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

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

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 01 April 2012

DeafDigest Blue – April 1, 2012

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tapping-on-deaf-shoulder/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/happy-to-rid-of-deaf-employee/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/almost-deaf-big-corporation-ceo/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-pointing-finger-at-deaf/

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NEW! LightOn Cell Phone Signaler

Harris Communications is pleased to introduce an innovative new cell
phone signaler designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing
people. Simply place your cell phone on the LightOn. When a new call or
message comes in, a bright LED light is triggered and continues to flash
until the user notices the missed call and resets the unit. LightOn
technology is based on special vibration sensors that are responsive
only to the vibrations produced by mobile phones, ignoring disturbances
from external sources.

LightOn can also be used to facilitate the use of sign language via
mobile video phone. Powered by 3 AA batteries, LightOn is portable and
simple to operate. It is compatible with all mobile phones having a
vibration mode.

Available in white or black, the LightOn retails for $79.95.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB040112

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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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 LeRoy Christian,
resident of Northern Virginia, who departed us.
While he was a young man, he was a top notch duckpin
bowler, and in 1968 he was nationally ranked among
hearing duckpin bowlers, and won a major tournament
that year. He was a long time volunteer with deaf
civic organizations in the Northern Virginia area.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Three doctors wrote articles in the most recent edition
of the Journal of the American Medical Association,
all saying the same thing – that older individuals
are not being appropriately treated for their hearing
losses. Something to do with denials, and unwillingness
to do something about it.

Joe Greene, a deaf artist, residing in Lancaster, Ohio,
shows so much promise that he has agents and business contacts trying to help him out. His drawings lean on
cartoonish styles, which appeals to many potential
customers. So far he has done several commissioned works
and nearly 900 individual pieces. The adage that artists
are starving may hopefully not apply to him.

– Very Hot News

Dr. Robert Zorba Paster is a Wisconsin radio show host, discussing medical issues. He said that captions and
subtitles can keep minds active among hearing senior
citizens.

– Sunday March 25th

Yahoo News ran the topic – “illegal interview questions”
and one such question is deaf-related. It is illegal
for an employer to ask the deaf applicant:

Is English your first language?

If a deaf person uses ASL as his #1 language, then the
above question is illegal.

All questions must be job-related (can you do the job?)

– Monday March 26th

Merchants in the town of Galashiels, Scotland, have been
accused of discriminating against the deaf and the
disabled. A survey showed that two-thirds of the stores
do not help the deaf with their shopping needs.

– Tuesday March 27th

Many deaf Canadians order coffee and donuts at Tim Hortons,
a popular national chain. And for years they’ve had problems
with order takers at the drive in windows. Not any more, at
least at the Scarborough, Ontario outlet. The Order Assist
device has been installed to allow deaf customers to place
orders instead of hassling with order takers.

– Wednesday March 28th

Could the deaf-blind be able to communicate better with
others on mutual interests? A team of researchers from
University of Kansas is working on this goal – not just
the deaf-blind but others with serious disabilities.
The team is saying communication could be in the form of
eye movements and gestures that others can grasp.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is
pointing its finger at the American Academy of Audiology,
(AAA) saying that AAA do not follow the best hearing aid
sales procedures. The AAA has not responded to ASHA’s
accusations.

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Support Deaf-REACH!

Deaf-REACH
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2nd Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Friday, April 20, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-reach-wine-tasting-event/

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

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AN ALMOST DEAF CEO OF A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY
We never had a deaf CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Will it
be possible some day in the future that a future CEO is a deaf
person?
Bill Marriott, Jr, the Marriott hotel empire CEO, stepped
down as the CEO.
One of the candidates that would have replaced him was Stephen Marriott, the executive vice president, culture. He is legally blind with a lifelong hearing problem.
Stephen did not make it. The corporation hired someone
outside of the family to be the CEO.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/almost-deaf-big-corporation-ceo/

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

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Boston Career Expo for people with disabilities,
the deaf included

ASL interpreters

Tuesday April 24, 2012
Boston, MA
10 AM – 3 PM

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/career-expo-for-deaf-boston/

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ALWAYS SCARED WHEN A HEARING PERSON POINTS FINGER
When a deaf person points his finger at you,
you are not scared because he would sign something
and you will know what it is about.
But when a hearing person points his finger
at you (or near you) then it is sometimes scary.
A hearing person says something that you don’t
understand – or he is really pointing his finger
at someone else that is “near” you.
Either way, it is always scary.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-pointing-finger-at-deaf/

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

DEAF MENTAL HEALTH FIELD NOW AND PAST
During the early eighties there was a serious shortage of
deaf clinicians (deaf psychologists included) in the Deaf
Mental Health Field.
Fast forward thirty years later, where do we stand as
far as this Deaf Mental Health Field is concerned?
The shortage continues though we are having some more
deaf psychologists nowadays. It has helped that Gallaudet
University’s Clinical Psychology program is helping ease
the shortage.
Yet, there just a few deaf clinical psychologists around
nowadays.

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TRAVELING 560 MILES FOR 8 MINUTES OF WORK
There was an uproar in England about an interpreter
traveling 560 miles just to show up for 8 minutes
of interpreting work.
Well, there have been cases of deaf clients needing
a special sign language interpreter because of their
inability to understand ASL or even of other sign
languages!
Some years ago, the state of Florida paid a
California interpreter to fly across the nation
for a half-day of interpreting work!

DESCANDANTS OF DEAF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS?
This week DeafDigest mentioned deaf fighters in the
Civil War. Again for your reference, the list is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-soldiers-in-civil-war/

Any deaf descendants of these fighters nowadays?
Maryte Dyess, who is deaf, said that the husband of
her great, great aunt Ann Lucretia Hoagland,
was John Blount. A native of Alabama he attended
Kentucky School for the Deaf because his home state,
at that time, had no state school for the deaf!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hearing people that are always assuming that the deaf client’s family is all 100 percent deaf

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that I think some people don’t consider when they are
working with CART providers is where the CART providers will sit or
how they will position themselves to the proceedings so that they can
hear what is going on.

I read somewhere that a person who was a CART consumer thought that,
as a group, sign language interpreters had better hearing than CART
providers.  I really don’t believe that that’s true.  I think, as a
group, our hearing is about the same.

I believe that one of the differences might be that interpreters are
many times right in the middle of what is being said, but a CART
provider might be positioned over to the side.  A sign language
interpreter is often able to look directly at the person speaking,
while the person speaking is often behind or out of sight of the CART
provider.

Sometimes a CART provider might be more looked upon as a machine
rather than as a person who has to be able to see and hear what is
going on.  People have to remember that just because a CART provider
is using a machine, it is not the machine that is inputting the
information to be translated.  The person sitting behind the keys has
to hear, understand, and input what is being said.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (short series)

– rights to captions on TV and movies

what does that mean?

24/7 captions on ALL TV programs, even on those
obscure cable channels shows on “how to crotchet?”
or “how to fly fish?” or “how to fix a lamp cord?”
shown at 2 AM that almost nobody watches!

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DEAF PERSON LIVING IN A SMALL BRITISH TOWN

(without a car and with erratic public transportation system)

A big event is taking place in a big town at a distance
away from the small town. This event is being interpreted
for the deaf.
The deaf person is not that really interested in what
that big event offers. But since it is interpreted and
that many deaf people will show up, the deaf person decides
to attend. This means suffering several hours of public transportation hassles.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Several employees of Vodacom Tanzania who became late-deafened because of working conditions lost their jobs. They sued the employer demanding back pay and the court agreed with them – ordering Vodacom Tanzania to pay one-year severance. This case jumped through the legal hoops before

the Commission for Mediation and Arbitration handed down the decision.

Vodacom Tanzania, however, is appealing the decision.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Hats off to Uncle Miltie (Milton Berle) who passed away
earlier in the week.
Uncle Miltie was not deaf, but he made many of us laugh…..
during his long career as a comedian, spanning silent films
through the early days of TV where his performances needed
no lipreading nor captions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bernard
Johnson, a Canadian from Ontario, who departed
us this week.
Johnson was probably the greatest athlete that
almost all deaf people have never heard of. His best
sport was hockey, and he could have made it in
the pros, perhaps in the NHL.
Johnson had one fault – he was so humble and
praises from everyone embarrassed him. He would
not push nor promote himself, and that was a
barrier to the stardom in the sports he played.
If Johnson was so great as an athlete then why
wasn’t he mentioned in the book “Deaf Heritage
in Canada” which is the must reading for deaf
people interested in history of the deaf in
Canada?
Author Clifton Carbin said Johnson would not
respond to repeated requests for background
information. Very reluctantly Carbin left him
off the book.
It is tantamount to a very humble Babe Ruth
being left off in baseball history books!
The biggest tribute given to Johnson was that
a bingo session scheduled at a club for the deaf
was cancelled upon learning of his death. His
funeral was well attended by many people in the
deaf community.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that when a child is discovered to be
deaf, many distraught parents would immediately
do two things:

1. run to a doctor for advice
2. get the child implanted

There are plenty of sources on deafness – at a
public library, on the internet, a local service
agency.

Do these parents glean all the information, sit
back and discuss these options back and forth
before making a decision?

In many cases, probably not!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend was introducing a new neighbor.

I thought he said:
This is Bob Churn

Churn? A strange last name

He actually said:
This is Bob Stern

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

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

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

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

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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position opening
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

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

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

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

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

POSTED: March 2, 2012

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

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

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 18 March 2012

DeafDigest Blue – March 18, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-attending-colleges-without-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-neighbors-deaf-person-knows-nothing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-refund/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant-menu-helps-deaf/

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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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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?

At Lewisburg, Tennessee, deaf people from nearby small
towns get together during church and social events.
This group has called themselves the Happy Fingers Deaf Fellowship. It has been estimated that 200 deaf people
live in the area, in these small towns.

Herminio and Tami Gonzalez, a deaf couple living in
Talladega, Alabama, was written up in a newspaper
story. This family, with two children, were
described as a close-knit bunch. Herminio has a
deaf brother that lives in Rochester.

– Very Hot News

Australia, being a democratic nation, has a puzzling
law on its books. The South Australia’s Evidence Act
does not allow an interpreter to assist a deaf person
in a court of law! This law is in the process of
being changed, helped by the outcry in the Deaf
Community. Because of that technicality, court
cases were thrown out if the victims of crime was
deaf!

– Sunday March 11th

Empire Theatres, a Canadian movie house chain, has fully
converted their screens to a digital format. This would
allow the deaf to watch captioned movies.

– Monday March 12th

911 cannot be texted in Southern Oregon; this is what
Margie Moulin, not deaf, the director of Emergency Communications, is saying. Software upgrade issues
is the reason why these 911 calls are useless.
Scary? Yes, very much so.

– Tuesday March 13th

The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
was facing the threat of consolidation with other
state agencies. This threat is no more as The
House and Senate Conference Committee would not
recommend that consolidation.

– Wednesday March 14th

The Brain Prize 2012 was given to Christine Petit and Karen Steel. They worked on the genetics of deafness
to find out why we, the deaf, have been deaf.
This award is given annually by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The US Department of Education wants all schools
to shift from one-size-fits-all classrooms for
the deaf and the disabled. And to replace it with
a more balanced system, whatever that is supposed
to mean.

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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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HEARING AIDS RETURNED FOR A REFUND
Someone did research and did some math and found out
that one hearing aid out of every five hearing aids
are returned for a refund.
Why? DeafDigest guesses it may be the wrong hearing
aid for the wrong person. Not every hearing aid is the
same.
Is this one out of five math correct? DeafDigest does
not know.

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

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

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National Cued Speech Association 2012

Austin, Texas

April 20, 2012 weekend

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-cued-speech-association-2012-austin-texas/

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A LAW IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Greensboro, North Carolina has a law. It requires
all restaurants to post their menus on the windows.
This is a great law. Many restaurants do not post
their menus, and it is sometimes a hassle for the deaf to ask the restaurant staff for the menu. And to see
their dirty looks on face if we look at the menu and
walk out.
Also sometimes we go into a restaurant and sit down
and they give us a “surprise” menu with expensive meals
or food that we don’t like. Again, communications hassle
with the restaurant staff.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant-menu-helps-deaf/

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

A COMMENT AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The International Film Festival took place this
week at New Delhi.
There were films that were subtitled; others
that were captioned.
According to a newspaper report, the general
attitude is that “being deaf is not a disability; it is only a different way of experiencing the world.”
DeafDigest agrees with that attitude.

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ATTENTION: DEAF ARTISTS
Deaf chef/owner Jonathan B. Weiss, Big Mango, Inc., A Special Events Company, is soon opening a new cafe in Playa Vista, CA (Los Angeles area). The new cafe is named Big Mango Café. ( www.Bigmangocatering.Com )
He is seeking a deaf artist that can do a mural painting on canvas for this new cafe.
If you can do murals and are interested in this project, please get in touch with Jonathan at mailto:bigmango99@aol.com or via  VP, 424-238-1625. He wants to discuss ideas to
“add punch” to the cafe’s appearance.
The cafe is scheduled to open in Mid April if all permits are approved by the Health Department.

GLOVES HELPING THE DEAF TO SPEAK?
The DiVA (Digital Ventriloquist Actor) designed by a research
team at University of British Columbia uses high tech gloves
to possibly help the deaf to speak?
DeafDigest is not sure exactly how is this to operate but
this announcement was published in a newspaper recently.
The special glove is outfitted with such sensors and uses
3-D space. A series of glove movements is supposed to trigger
vowel sounds.
There is a catch – it would require 100 hours of training to
make it work. How many of us have patience to withstand these
100 long hours?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

deaf clients that think sign language interpreting is
an easy job

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Today, captioning is not only for people who are deaf or
hard-of-hearing.  More and more people are becoming aware of the
benefits of captioning and its many uses.

The primary purpose of captioning is to provide equal access for
people with a hearing loss, but many hearing people are using it in
different ways.  Most of us have probably seen captioning on the
television screens in health and fitness clubs, hospitals, airports,
and bars and lounges.

Captioning can also be used to help people who are learning English
as a second language and children who are learning to read.  It can
increase the literacy skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and
hearing students alike.

Even people who read very well can use captioning to help them hear,
understand, and remember the details of a television show, movie,
convention, or seminar.  Studies have been done that show that people
remember more of what they see.

All of us should work together to get the very best captioning
possible because it is helping all of us to become better at what we
do.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (short series)

– equal employment rights

what does that mean?

that qualified deaf employees have equal rights
to promotion and training opportunities to move
up the employment ladder, and to be given interpreters during training sessions. If training
session is in videos, then it must be captioned.

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DEAFNESS AND MENTAL ISSUES
Would being deaf incur more mental issues than hearing
people?
Yes, according to a recent article published in the HealthDay News.
The article cited two important reasons – isolation from the
Hearing Society and lack of access to mental health services
(professionals that work with the deaf and interpreters).

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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:

Costs of interpreters cannot be billed to
deaf patients. And these interpreting charges
cannot show up on the patient’s bill or on the
health insurance claims

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It is legal for deaf tourists to drive rental cars in Jamaica. It is illegal for deaf residents of Jamaica to drive cars. Leaders of Jamaica
Association for the Deaf is fighting that discriminatory law and they are gathering information to show the government how wrong they are.

(editor’s note: Jamaica has lifted the restrictions
against the deaf that want to obtain drivers’
licenses)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If legislators in Washington have their way,
then we will be reading of this acronym – WSCCDHL.
WSCCDHL? What is that? It is spelled in full as
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and
Hearing Loss. Confused? You’re not the only one
for it is being proposed to replace WSD – which
is simply Washington School for the Deaf!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

see the News of the Week, 10 years ago

Deaf people of Jamaica cannot drive cars

Deaf people touring Jamaica can drive cars

why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend asked me for the newspaper I was reading.
I thought she said:

I wanted to look at the sports open

sports open?

She actually said:
I wanted to look at the horoscope

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Educational Developmental Aide II – position # 60039223, closes 03/28/2012

– Residential Life Trainer 2nd shift – position # 60039265, closes 03/28/2012

– Residential Life Trainer 2nd shift sub – position # 60039355, closes 03/20/2012

– Residential Life Trainer 3rd shift sub – position # 60039357, closes 03/20/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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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:

– 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

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KSD Embraces Diversity

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

DeafDigest – 11 March 2012

DeafDigest Blue – March 11, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-in-jury-waiting-room/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-boss-gives-interpreters-for-deaf-employees/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-attending-colleges-without-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-neighbors-deaf-person-knows-nothing/

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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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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?

Terri Goldstein wrote an article in the Los Angeles
Times, explaining her predicament as a hard of hearing
person, but not deaf. She does not read lips, nor sign
nor wear a hearing aid or a CI. She copes with her
hearing losses via different strategies depending
on her plans for each day and each venue.

Gene therapy for Usher syndrome becoming a reality?
This is what the research team, at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, is
hoping. They are working with the British
biopharmaceutical company – Oxford BioMedica. This method works with Usher syndrome type 1B.

– Very Hot News

New Zealand parliament speaker Lockwood Smith was
vilified for refusing to pay for electronic
notetaking needs of deaf MP Mojo Mathers. For three
weeks he ignored the outrage the nation heaped on
him. And in the meantime Mojo’s party – Green Party
had to fight him tooth and nail. Then suddenly, it
was all over – Smith agreed to pay, and hopefully
everyone is happy now!

– Sunday March 4th

Nevada is one of the few states without a deaf
school. The Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf,
had hoped to make a difference in education of
the deaf. Sadly, it was not to be, as the school,
after filing bankruptcy, has been closed for good.
Blamed for the bankruptcy was insufficient state
funding. It is not the deaf problem but the
charter school problem in the state – the state
“starves” all of their charter schools to death!

– Monday March 5th

Lloyd Coleman, a Briton, will be composing music
for the upcoming Olympics in London. He is
deaf-blind and is only 19 years old.

– Tuesday March 6th

Disabled and deafness groups in Alabama are massing
together to urge legislators not to cut funds earmarked
for them. This rally was orchestrated by the
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Network.

– Wednesday March 7th

The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) has released a new video – Emergency Preparedness:
Together We Prepare

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The worry among the deaf in United Kingdom is the budget axe
impacting Remploy Ltd, and its 54 factories. Remploy hires
the deaf and the disabled. If deaf people lose their factory
jobs the fear is that they may never again find another job –
since employment discrimination is pretty much everywhere.

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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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Seeking Deaf People & Interpreters to evaluate the
National Interpreter Certification exam

With the enhancements to the NAD-RID National
Interpreter Certification exam, RID is now
accepting applications for both deaf and hearing
exam raters- those who can successfully evaluate
the competency of potential interpreters.

All applications due March 14, 2012.

For more information, including the ASL version of
the call for raters, please visit http://www.rid.org/NICNews

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DEAF COLLEGE STUDENTS EARNING DEGREES WITHOUT INTERPRETED CLASSES!

Many deaf students attend hearing colleges. Quality of interpreting
services at these colleges range from poor to excellent.
This is one way to avoid worrying about interpreting services
at hearing colleges. It is to attend college classes online!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-attending-colleges-without-interpreters/

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

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Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists

Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

May 17-18, 2012

Deadline: April 1, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-young-scientists-workshop/

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FAMOUS HEARING NEIGHBORS A DEAF PERSON KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT
Deaf people often do not mingle with hearing neighbors.
The same can be said for hearing neighbors that do not mingle
with the deaf.
Years ago, DeafDigest editor lived in a nice neighborhood in
Annapolis, MD. The editor did not realize till years later that
four neighbors, on the same street, are famous.
These neighbors were:

– a former Washington Redskins football player
– a former Washington Wizards basketball head coach
– a former horse racing jockey
– a former athletic director at US Naval Academy (Navy)

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-neighbors-deaf-person-knows-nothing/

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

ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL’S AGENDA
From time to time we see deaf individuals win
elections to public office.
We would question what are their agendas during
legislative sessions. Do they address deaf-related
issues or do they address issues of public concerns?
Almost all deaf elected public officials deal
with public issues and rarely on deaf issues.
This the reality of political life.

THE WORST POSSIBLE NEWSPAPER HEADLINE
DeafDigest editor surfs the web every morning,
looking for deaf-related newspaper stories.
Just this week, the worst possible newspaper
headline was this:

Bionic boy saved from a life of sign language reliance

Bionic? As in CI? Yes, but the remainder of the
headline says that it is so terrible for us, the deaf,
to rely on sign language.
Is it that so terrible to use ASL?

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complaints about “bad” interpreting, though not the
interpreter’s fault. The client never specified if
he wanted ASL, or Signed English. The interpreter
shows up and the client complains he cannot understand
the signing.

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

AN OLD PICTURE OF A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
What did the Oregon School for the Deaf look like
in the good, old days? Do visit:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20120304/COLUMN0107/203040327/College-moves-former-institute-site-1969

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV shows,
movies, and online videos are captioned for accessibility.  Lately
there have been many individuals and organizations advocating for
captioning in movie theaters, at live political events, and on the
Internet.

What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the
quality of captioning be maintained.  Captioning must be accurate in
order to provide meaningful accessibility.  If an organization says
that they caption their videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 60-70%,
that is not good enough to be considered accessible.

We must educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and
we must not accept captioning that does not truly provide access.  It
is up to all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to
the companies and organizations providing captioning so that they
know where their captioning efforts are succeeding and where they are
failing.  Inaccurate captions are not providing equal access.

OUR BASIC DEAF NEEDS (short series)

– Our rights to a quality education

what does that mean?

Not every school is right for every deaf person; must find
a school that is a right fit for the deaf person. Not that
easy – look at the plight of education of the deaf in
Indiana. The governor wants parental options; the Deaf
Community opposes it.

A parental educational mistake may mess up the deaf child for the rest of his life!

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

While deaf people get free public transportation,
it is not an advantage because of long distance
rides to bigger towns and cities from my small town.
It would take practically half of the day on these
rides alone.

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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:

ADA has 5 sections, Title I through Title V

I – private employers, 15 or more employees
II – state and local governments
III – accessibility of facilities and services
IV – telecommunications (relays, captions, etc)
V – 10 Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DC Comics ran through a 2nd printing of its Supergirl #65
edition. It was pointed out through DEAFDIGEST subscribers
that the original printing had the “R” fingerspelled letter
done all wrong.
The 2nd printing, however, corrected the error.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It does not pay to utter a joke regarding the
deaf as far as a town council in New Hampshire
is concerned.
The council was addressing a deaf-related
issue when a couple of council members made
a remark, thinking it would make everyone
in the room laugh.
It backfired as one irate deaf resident
demanded and won a public apology from the
council.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A true story nearly 40 years ago. At a deaf banquet
in New Jersey, two Gallaudet individuals were invited
to give keynote speeches. The first individual, who
shall remain unnamed, gave a long winded speech
that lasted nearly two hours. The audience was restless.
The banquet chairperson gave the speaker body language
hints – as to say “that is enough” only to be ignored.
The first speech finally ended. The second speaker,
Mervyn Garretson, sensing the audience restlessness,
gave a speech that lasted only two seconds – and was met
with a thunderous applause. What about it?

Well, the next time we are stuck with a boring keynote
speech that just won’t stop, we could use speech-jamming gun! This device was announced last week as a new invention by Japanese researchers. It is supposed to be
painless and would target the speaker’s brain, making
him dizzy and then making him stop signing!

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the person said:
This makes no scene

Makes no scene?

He actually said:
This makes no sense

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position opening
Director of Outreach Services
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Great Falls, MT

MONTANA SCHOOL for the Deaf & Blind
giving kids the building blocks to independence

DEPARTMENT:  Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
START DATE:  July 1, 2012
STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience LOCATION OF JOB:  Great Falls
STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (230 duty days) SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes
PAY BAND:  Exempt ungraded
SALARY: $50,000 – $70,000, depending on education and experience
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327
BARGAINING UNIT:  N/A

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES: Administration
–    Serves as a member of the administration team.
–    Assists in development and management of the Outreach program budget.
–    Ensures that the outreach program policies and procedures comply with best practices. –    Communicates with the campus-based program administrators and human resource/payroll staff on a regular basis regarding outreach operations.
–    Works with other school administrators to develop grants and other sources of program funding, measures project outcomes, and prepares reports for grants related to outreach services.

Management –    Hires, trains, supervises, and leads outreach staff.
–    Manages daily operations of the Outreach program and resolves problems related to providing statewide services to students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Maintains records and documentation of all outreach activities; including weekly logs, contact reports, time sheets, leave requests, travel vouchers and makes caseload assignments.
–    Performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Researches and coordinates staff development and training and performs effective staff evaluations for outreach consultants and program staff.
–    Manages implementation of goals and strategies from strategic and school improvement plans. –    Develops manuals, guidelines other resources needed by program staff in the performance of their work. –    Ensures that program staff has the resources and support necessary to complete their work tasks effectively and efficiently. –    Work collaboratively with the consulting audiologist to process referrals for program services from parents, schools, early intervention and medical providers, Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), and other agencies and service providers and facilitates referrals, evaluations and placement of students at MSDB.
–    Participates in IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.
–    Analyzes data from the Children’s Health Referral Information System (CHRIS) to make recommendations about program services and delivery, and oversees consultant’s use of CHRIS.
–    Schedules and facilitates regular outreach department meetings and participates in additional MSDB staff meetings as needed.
–    Travels extensively statewide on a regular basis, typically one to two days per week.

Communication and Relations
–    Provides leadership, training, and support to program staff in maintaining positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with parents. –    Develops and maintains positive, supportive, and constructive working relationships with consultants. –    Develops and maintains on-going relationships between MSDB and special education directors, the Office of Public Instruction, CSHS, and collaborates with education partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind and Low Vision Services, the Montana Association for the Blind, the Montana Association of the Deaf, the Montana Council ASE, APH, AER, NAPVI, and other organizations related to DHH or BLV.
–    Develops and maintains memorandums of understanding with Part C providers as needed to support infants and preschool students who are DHH or BLV.
–    Works with consultants to provide and coordinate statewide conferences, workshops and in-service opportunities for educators and families.
–    Participates in professional development activities and attends regional, state, and national conferences and represents MSDB in statewide and national initiatives and projects to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills.
–    Serves on advisory councils and state level task forces. –    Assumes other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, special education, or specialist degree required.  Completion of a course of study in special education required with completion of a course of study in the area of deaf or blind education preferred.  Ability to obtain a Montana Class 3 Administrator License with supervisor’s endorsement within 3 years of date of hire is required.  Five years experience as a classroom teacher, special education program manager, itinerant consultant, or any combination of experience in these positions is required.

Experience working in a special purpose school for the deaf or the blind preferred.  Experience managing an outreach/itinerant services program or working as a consultant or itinerant teacher or specialist in deaf or blind education preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: –    Ability to manage budgets and data programs.
–    Ability to interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations for state and federal programs.
–    Ability to supervise, schedule and perform evaluations for program staff.
–    Knowledge of consultation protocol and process for calling on LEAs, Cooperatives, and parents.
–    Ability to organize workload, lead and train others, work cooperatively as a member of a team. –    Knowledge of accommodations, technology and adaptive devices needed by children that are DHH or BLV.
–    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing children with DHH or BLV and ability to interpret assessment data and write meaningful reports.
–    Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with educators, administrators, parents, and the public, on controversial or complex topics. –    Ability to operate Windows operating system; Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. –    Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Braille code and /or sign language systems necessary for some students to access communication and develop literacy skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This position requires a “Survival Plus” rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview within three years of date of hire.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible.  (A resume or vitae may not be substituted for any portion of the application.)
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Three letters of reference.
4.    Transcripts of all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 5.    Copies of professional licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
6.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
7.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
8.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000 V/TTY, 406-205-0060 VP, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This position is a contracted position 230 days. Salary is dependant on qualifications and experience.  Other benefits include a deferred compensation program and retirement.  The employee is also eligible for all leave benefits which includes sick leave, annual leave, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to operate word processing software that requires repetitive motion of hands and arms, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or run.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment consists of an 18 acre campus with 4 buildings housing the education program and 3 buildings housing the residential program.  This position requires frequent and independent travel between all buildings.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind using the information provided above.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek  You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an “Applicant Release Form” must be completed and signed as part of the application.

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – Application Supplement

Division:  Education
JOB TITLE:  Director of Outreach Services
POSITION NUMBER:  51300327

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2012 or until filled

This supplement must accompany the application.  Use additional space to answer questions if necessary.

1.     What program components and characteristics are critical to providing an effective statewide outreach services through the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind?

2.    What processes or strategies would you use to ensure that MSDB.s outreach program and staff are providing effective services to their constituents?

3.     In your experience as a program administrator what have you found to be the most effective styles or strategies for leadership and why?

4.    What strategies do you recommend to ensure that children with vision or hearing loss, educated in local school districts, receive services that are appropriate and meet their identified educational needs.

5.    Define the .least restrictive environment. as it applies to the educational placement of children with vision or hearing loss.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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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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(revised posting – February 26, 2012)

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:

– 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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-labels-in-stories/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-in-jury-waiting-room/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-boss-gives-interpreters-for-deaf-employees/

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A concern was raised in an article in the student newspaper
of Fresno State University that the deaf people on the
campus are the last to know in case of emergencies. Hearing
people, just simply by hearing others yell or scream, may
know what is going on. Not that so with the deaf. It was
pointed out that the university police was supposed to create
a pager alerting system, but they haven’t.

In Seocho-dong, a neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea,
there is a Starbucks outlet for Koreans and tourists
that want coffee. One of the Starbucks baristas is
Hwang Jin. She is deaf, and married with a family. Interestingly enough, this is her first job. After
staying home for years raising her family, she learned
about this job offer. After training and learning on
the job, she serves coffee just as well as other
hearing baristas, able to follow customers’ orders.

– Very Hot News

Ed Waterstreet, who started Deaf West from scratch to
become the nation’s #1 deaf theatrical group, has
retired as the Artistic Director. Replacing him is David Kurs.
Very difficult for a theatrical group to survive these
tough economic times, no matter if it is a deaf group
or a hearing group. That Deaf West has survived over
the years is a testimony to Ed’s skills. Thank you,
Ed for enriching our cultural horizons. Kurs, after
graduating from Gallaudet, worked for the famous
comedian Danny DeVito, as a young man before
moving on.

– Sunday February 26th

A CI issue is part of a new movie Take Shelter.
The story revolves around a hearing family with a deaf
daughter. The doctor advises the family that the daughter
needs a CI. Normally, cost is not a problem because of
the father’s work medical insurance coverage. But the
father has mental illness issues and quits his job.
As a result, there is no CI operation because of no
insurance coverage! The film story was written by
Jeff Nichols, not deaf.

– Monday February 27th

We do not see USA’s National Association of the Deaf reaching
a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Association
of the Deaf on anything. But it is happening right there in
the Oceania. The Deafness Forum of Australia reached
agreement with The National Foundation for the Deaf in New Zealand. This agreement outlines joint advocacy efforts in
both island nations. Canada is just across the border from
USA, whereas approximately 1340 miles separate Australia
from New Zealand at its shortest points.

– Tuesday February 28th

We have had many different types of hearing aids. One such
new hearing aid coming out is in the person’s mouth. Actually
it is inserted inside the tooth’s hard bone. It sends signals to
the inner ear. This such hearing aid was introduced at a
clinic in Texas. How much will it cost? How much would insurance
cover? Not yet known, but some audiologists say it is the best.

– Wednesday February 29th

Especially in Asia, there are more and more restaurants that are “deaf-run” or “deaf-operated” or with majority of staff being
deaf. Yet there is a twist with a restaurant in Yantai city, in
the Chinese province of Shandong. The majority of the staff is
deaf – and that there are 3 hearing interpreters that help
the deaf waitresses communicate with the hearing patrons! Not
sure why this is important – because the menu is printed on
tick off sheets, where patrons pencil in their meal choices!
Perhaps some of the patrons are illiterate, meaning the need
of interpreters is crucial.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

2012 DeafDigest Sports Boys’ Basketball Team of the Year
California School for the Deaf at Fremont

2012 DeafDigest Sports Girls’ Basketball Team of the Year
California School for the Deaf at Fremont

the runner up team in both categories is Maryland SD

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

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Sophomores and Juniors: Explore Your Future!

College-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about careers in art, business, computers, engineering and science, can attend Explore Your Future (EYF), a summer career exploration program offered at Rochester Institute of Technology. Two sessions are scheduled for summer 2012: July 14 – 19  and July 21 – 26.

The program brings together more than 200 students from around the country to live in RIT residence halls, take part in career-related activities, and enjoy social events during an exciting week of fun and friendship. On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps them prepare their student for life after high school.

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Application deadline is April 30.

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INTERPRETER SYSTEM IN THE COURTHOUSE IS NOT PERFECT
A deaf person was asked to come to the courthouse
in Washington, DC to possibly serve on the jury.
There is an office for interpreters in the courthouse. There is a system – the intepreter coordinator gets an automatic voice alert when the jury coordinator needs an interpreter.
This system is not perfect. Often there is no
one at the interpreter’s office when the voice
alert is turned on. As a result, the deaf person
sits on the waiting room, waiting all day to be
called – until the room is empty and everyone goes home!
The puzzled deaf person had to go to the
interpreter’s office to find out what was
going on.
Yes, the interpreter coordinator and the
jury coordinator both said – oops!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-in-jury-waiting-room/

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

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SOLICITING APPLICATIONS

Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards

more information at:
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Deadline – March 14, 2012

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DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOP IMPORTANT FOR SOME, BUT NOT ALL
A deaf employee was lucky. His boss went to a Deaf
Awareness workshop. He left the workshop after five
minutes, aware that interpreters are very important.
Later he gave interpreters for his deaf employee at every staff meeting and at every workshop, etc.
But other deaf employees at other companies are
not lucky. Their bosses attend Deaf Awareness workshops
all day and still refuse to give interpreters for their
deaf employees!
Why?

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

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

TARA CHEVRESTT HAS CHANGED GEARS
Tara Chevrestt, a deaf woman, was written up in last year’s
edition of SigNews. She experienced problems with the personnel
department at her job as sheet metal mechanic, working on military jets. They felt a deaf person cannot work on a job of that level,
citing safety concerns.
She was not able to get doctors to sign papers that would have
authorized her to continue employment at the military base in Utah.
She wanted to fight the authorities. One year later she has
given up the fight, abandoning the career that was a dream for
her.
Instead she has shifted gears, becoming a professional writer!

A REASON FOR LEARNING ASL
There are sign language classes everywhere in USA. People want to learn signs for various reasons – maybe a
fellow employee is deaf, maybe a deaf child in the family,
etc.
But for one teacher, she is learning signs – just in case a deaf student enrolls at the school and is entered
into her class.
DeafDigest wonders – if the teacher never has a deaf
child in her classes, then her acquired sign language
skills will get rusty.

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EXPENSIVE TO BE A DEAF INVENTOR
From time to time we have read about a deaf inventor
winning a patent for his invention. It does not mean
he will be a rich man. It means he has to market
his invention. If the marketplace rejects it, then
he will not be a rich man.
There is a new law that allows fast track of
patent applications. It costs $4,000 plus all these
other filing fees.
A hearing inventor can network among his friends
and create an investment group to market his
invention.
A deaf person can do the same, but not that easy
to network because of his deafness.
This is not to say a deaf person cannot patent
his invention – just that the path becomes harder.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to interpret a tough classroom lecture without
knowing the signs for terminology that the professor
and the deaf students use

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The software program that a realtime captioner or CART provider uses
must be trained to translate the captioner’s brief forms in the
proper manner. All steno strokes must be entered into a computer
dictionary and matched to an English translation.

Mistakes are sometimes made by stenocaptioners who may think they
have certain strokes defined in their dictionary in a certain way,
but they really do not. Sometimes they may fail to load a dictionary
in their software program that has the required entries in it.
Occasionally there may also be a computer malfunction that fails to
load the proper dictionaries.

For instance, if the name of the president of Iran were to come up,
the captioner probably has a brief form designated for that. He or
she might have determined the name Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could be
written PHAUPL/PHAUPL. Unfortunately, if for some reason that
information wasn’t properly entered in the computer, that steno
might translate as “President Mom Mom.”

INTERPRETERS IN ARKANSAS ARE ANGRY
Interpreters in Arkansas are angry. the Arkansas
Rehabilitation Services hired an applicant as an interpreter.
The position was advertised and there was a number of
certified interpreters, both in-state and nationally,
that have sent in applications.
Yet, the hired “interpreter” was said to have minimal sign language skills, and has no certificates at all!
Some of the disappointed applicants are pondering some kind of action.

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

I am in my mid-fifties and there is a deaf/hard of hearing
club in my small town. they meet once a month at a community
center. But these members are much older than I am. I have nothing in common with them, and so, I don’t attend these
club sessions.

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The Deaf and the Law:

What is ADA and what is not ADA?

It is a civil rights law that bans discrimination
because of deafness.

It does not give deaf money or jobs or advocates for them

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There is a Deaf Urban Legend posted on a web site. Not telling
you what it is – you gotta click on:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/cc.htm

(this web link is still alive! – go and visit it)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Clarke School for the Deaf has produced many
graduates, and many of them cherish these rich
school memories.
If one woman, not deaf, has her way, part of
Clarke School will change, and it has nothing to
do with the educational methods.
It has something to do with a building on
the campus being converted to expensive
condominium units.
The town planning board is getting this
proposal and may decide on it.
Possibly it will not sit too well with a
legion of Clarke alumni members. No one likes
to see their alma mater change, even if it
may be for the better.

(editor’s note: Clarke School went ahead with its
plans to disappear the campus. This school continues
to thrive “campus-less” but with satellite campuses
scattered across the nation)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Jeremy Lin, not deaf, is a newly famous professional
basketball player with the New York Knicks. He has
become the world’s most talked about basketball player.
He is also Chinese-American, a fact that people of
China and also of Taiwan are thrilled. After a bad
game that Lin played, two ESPN sportswriters used
this phase “Chink in the Armor” – a phrase that
Chinese people found offensive. These sportswriters
were fired – and the Asian American Journalists Association issued guidelines on how to properly
write about Lin in all future articles – without
accidentally writing something that is insulting.

Guidelines!

There is such a thing as a Asian American Journalists Association.

But there is no such a thing as Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Journalists Association, much less guidelines on how
to write about the deaf or of deafness.

As a result, we continue to read these offensive
phrases – deaf-mute, deaf-dumb, and so on!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

did he say “walls”?

or did he say

walks?

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
–    Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. –    Excellent presentation skills. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
–    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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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:

– 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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 26 February 2012

DeafDigest Blue – February 26, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legally-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/casper-wyoming-deaf-community/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-to-be-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-labels-in-stories/

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Tell Your Employer: The LRS Paging System is On Sale

The LRS On-Premise Paging System is an easy and economical way to
keep in contact with deaf or hard of hearing employees in the
workplace. There are no monthly service fees and businesses can send
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and also helps maintain a quiet environment because there is no need
for an overhead paging system.

The LRS Paging System consists of a Transmitter with USB Keyboard
that supports up to 9999 pagers. (Pagers are sold separately.) The
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If this product could benefit you in the workplace, be sure to
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Sale ends March 8, 2012.

For more detailed 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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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

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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,
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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 Monita Hara who departed
us few days ago. Because of ill health, she stepped down as the
head of the Louisiana School for the Deaf only last month.

Said a colleague:
She was very supportive of programs at the school. I am going
to miss her

Said a superintendent of another school:
She took over the school at a very difficult time and brought back
stability. She was quiet and calm and didn’t ruffle easily
and was a very stabilizing leader

Said DeafDigest editor:
One of her first moves was to restart the dormant school football
program, and to immediately let me know, just to make sure the
school was part of the DeafDigest Sports football loop. She also
had a sense of humor – pretended to explode in rage when I accidentally
addressed her as Bonita, instead of her real name – Monita

We all will miss you, Monita. The school prospered in the short time
you served as the head

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Liz Abernathey is a first year medical student at the
University of Vermont College of Medicine. She is now
shadowing doctors at the Fletcher Allen Health Care.
She is deaf.

Linda Cundy, Edmonton, Alberta, was written up in
a newspaper story, pushing for a video relay service
that would cover Alberta, as well as British Columbia.
She consults the Edmonton Public Schools on behalf
of deaf and hard of hearing students and also serves as the secretary of the Alberta Association of the Deaf.
She made it a point on the difficulties of setting
up medical appointments or getting pizza delivered
to her home, etc.

– Very Hot News

Another moviehouse captioning lawsuit! This one has been
filed against the Silver Cinemas Acquisition Company.

– Sunday February 19th

The National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers
and the Mano a Mano are working together to establish
a directory of interpreters that know sign language
other than just ASL. There are many deaf people that
know Spanish and need Spanish signing interpreters.

– Monday February 20th

Ayako Imamura, a deaf Japanese woman, is an amateur filmmaker.
She has shot nearly 30 short documentaries during the past
10 years, focusing on the life of the deaf in her nation.
A reason for her filmmaking is to deal with personal
frustrations about being deaf in Japan, and the lack of
social services.

– Tuesday February 21st

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reached
agreement with the Advanced Dialysis Centers for them to give equal access to deaf patients, meaning interpreters
for them.

– Wednesday February 22nd

Some banks in Great Britain have been accused of discriminating
against the deaf. Cited as an example is telephone banking
being difficult for the deaf. Making the accusation is the
Action on Hearing Loss.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Our bad 20 genes? The average person has 20 bad genes,
these genes that do not function at all. This was what
Daniel G. MacArthur, not deaf, of the Wellcome Trust
Sanger Institute (UK) is saying. His report was published
in Science.  DeafDigest is not sure if he had the deaf
in mind, with these “bad” genes that we carry!

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

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Sophomores and Juniors: Explore Your Future!

College-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about careers in art, business, computers, engineering and science, can attend Explore Your Future (EYF), a summer career exploration program offered at Rochester Institute of Technology. Two sessions are scheduled for summer 2012: July 14 – 19  and July 21 – 26.

The program brings together more than 200 students from around the country to live in RIT residence halls, take part in career-related activities, and enjoy social events during an exciting week of fun and friendship. On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps them prepare their student for life after high school.

Cost is $650 and includes everything except spending money and transportation.

To apply online, go to http://www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFDD

For more information, call 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or e-mail mailto:EYFinfo@rit.edu

Application deadline is April 30.

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LUCKY TO BE DEAF
We are lucky to be deaf in one way. It is noise.
Hearing people are always complaining about fan noise,
tea kettle noise, kitchen blender noise, hair dryer
noise, dishwasher noise, alarm clock noise, washing
dryer noise, etc, etc.
Even when a person opens and closes the desk
drawer, it still is noisy.
This is why we are lucky to be deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-to-be-deaf/

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

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State of Delaware’s reach with the deaf through
following programs:

– Delaware School for the Deaf
– Statewide Programs, Deaf & Hard of Hearing
– Statewide Programs, Deaf-Blind
– Family Advocacy & Child Educational Services (FACES)

more information with captioned videos at:
http://deafdigest.com/delaware-programs-for-the-deaf

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DEAF WITH SOMETHING?
We get tired of reading newspaper stories that
say “he is deaf with a CI” or “he is deaf with
a hearing aid”, etc, etc.
We do not read newspaper stories that say
“he is hearing with eyeglasses”.
We never read a newspaper story that says
“he is deaf without devices.”
Must deaf people have labels with them in
newspaper stories?

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

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

A SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
Many high schools and colleges have ASL Clubs,
for beginners wanting to learn and use ASL.
One such club is interesting. It is the club at
the Widener School of Law in Harrisburg, PA.
Future attorneys wanting to use ASL to help
deaf clients? Great, on one condition, that they
become fluent. Attorneys that struggle with ASL
are not helping deaf clients!

A DEAF PERSON AS AN AUDIOLOGIST
Tina Childress is a deaf audiologist with a school
system in Illinois.
In an interview, she was asked for advice to give to a
deaf person that wants to be an audiologist.
She said:

Being an audiologist with hearing loss means that you will have a unique empathy for working with your patients. You have walked in their shoes! Be careful though as you talk to patients that it remains about THEM and not
about YOU.

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15 YEARS TO ACCEPT CAPTIONS!
The Harkins Theatres issued a press release announcing
the captioned movies at their movie houses. Mike
Bowers, the Harkins president, said:

We are thrilled to introduce this new technology to our moviegoers

What Harkins does not say in the press release was that they
fought for 15 years against movie captions, and they spent a
lot of money on attorneys in the courts.

Said a deaf attorney:
Finally, after 15 years!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A theatrical group that refuses to allow an interpreter
to stand on the stage for the benefit of the deaf in the
audience.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another area that may sometimes cause translation difficulties for
stenocaptioners is when they use what we call brief forms.  Just like
in traditional shorthand, brief forms are necessary for the
captioners to achieve the speed necessary for captioning.  Whole
words and phrases can be written in one stroke on the steno
keyboard.

Brief forms for high-frequency words are absolutely invaluable.
However, problems can occur when a brief form conflicts with another
word or phrase or when a stenocaptioner misstrokes that brief form,
and the result is that another word or phrase may translate instead
of the intended wording.

A captioning error that occurs when a captioner is using a brief form
may be one of the more difficult errors for someone to “read
through.”  Many times these types of errors occur with proper names
or places, so if you are trying to read through this type of error,
try replacing the erroneous word with an appropriate name.

A couple examples would be:
“President Kennedy told crutch to take his missiles and go home.”

“The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and adroit Tiger.”

These should read:
“President Kennedy told Khruschev to take his missiles and go home.”

“The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and a Detroit Tiger.”

A COMMENT BY MOJO MATHERS
Mojo Mathers, who is deaf, is an elected member of the
New Zealand parliament. The parliament speaker refused to
pay for her accommodation needs, thus causing outcry and
fury everywhere.
She said:

missing Parliament’s “pointless yelling, heckling and
carrying on” as a bright side of being deaf!

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

I love to watch interpreted theatrical performances. But
there were only two recent performances, one at a theater
100 miles away and the other, 60 miles away. Not easy
if you have no public transportation and no car.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Last week’s DeafDigest brought up the issue of a relay operator
interpreting a felony committed by a deaf person.

A deaf administrator, of an agency serving the deaf, said:

I believe that the interpreter is unable to report what is heard and transmitted.  That interpreter is a transmitter.  I believe various courts have clarified this.  For one thing, the interpreter won’t know where the call is coming from or going to

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We continue to read all about the acute shortage of
interpreters! An example is a student wanting to enroll
at an interpreting program in a low population state.
There are no interpreting training programs elsewhere in
the locale; the nearest one is 250 miles away; the subscriber
wishes to mix with the deaf community to pick up signs, but
no one in the deaf community wishes to accept that person.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned AgBell looking
for a new Executive Director/CEO, with the hope that
a deaf person would be hired for this position.
A clarification is in order – AgBell, at one time,
had a late-deafened Executive Director/CEO at the
helm. It was Donna Sorkin, who only served for a short
time before moving on to her current position with
the Cochlear Corporation.
Because Sorkin moved through a succession of
deaf-related high level positions within a short
time frame years ago, it was easy to forget that
she was a past AgBell Executive Director/CEO.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The sponsoring organization of a big deaf event coming up in a
major American city is offering the event participants a
chance to save money on car rentals. On the event web site
is the discount code that is needed to get that discount from
a major auto rental chain. It was later learned that the regular
rates of that major auto rental chain was much lower than the discount supposedly offered through that deaf event discount code!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the boss said:
I am going to Best Barn. Do you need anything?

Best Barn?

the boss actually said:
I am going to Petsmart. Do you need anything?

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
Atlanta, Georgia

visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081689&entry_timestamp=2012-02-10-14.34.36.815152

or

http://tinyurl.com/7mffw5s

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

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

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

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

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Two positions are available
Mental Health Specialist
Minnesota Department of Human Services/
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

Positions based at:
1.    St. Cloud 2.    Mankato

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually/ Full benefits

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris e-mail: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

Job Description: This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for deaf and hard of hearing adults.

– The St. Cloud position will be housed in St. Cloud, MN and will travel in Central Minnesota on a regular basis.

– The Mankato position will be housed in Mankato, MN and will travel in South Minnesota on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include: Provide direct mental health services (independently or with supervision) to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and their families. Responsibilities include: individual/couples/family/group psychotherapy, intake evaluation, treatment planning, some clinical case management, inter-agency coordination, and psycho-education. Complete intake evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other reports as required. Some consultation duties are also involved (in-services and workshops on Deaf culture and mental health). Maintain close contact with local acute psychiatric units and group homes ensuring that their services are accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Assist in client capacity building in the regions covered.

Minimum Qualifications: – Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) – At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. – Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field – Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota – Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications – Ability to provide consultation services to mental health care organizations – Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties accurately and in a timely manner – Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances – Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills – Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM diagnoses – Through knowledge in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures – Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications: – Experienced or familiar with a statewide system of mental health services – Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Note: To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed above and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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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:

– 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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/casper-wyoming-deaf-community/

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

More and more cafes in Asia are 100 percent staffed
by the deaf. The latest to go all-deaf is the
Costa Coffee outlet in India. The general manager
noticed another cafe chain hiring the deaf and
decided he might just as well as hire the deaf
himself!

Could deaf people, those with organ implants, be able
to have CI’s? Yes, according to Dr. Brian J. McKinnon,
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences
University. His findings were published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology. He said:

if the patient waits at least six months after the organ transplant and also takes the right antibiotic before and after the cochlear implant procedure, cochlear implant surgery can be safely performed

– Very Hot News

A recent program on the BBC News (United Kingdom’s
premier TV station) focused on the CI. The key
question was:

Do implants to improve hearing help deaf people?

Yes, there were pros and cons.

– Sunday February 12th

University of Iowa may start a new program in
interpreter training if some officials have their
way.

– Monday February 13th

The state government of Madras, in India, is planning
to introduce a bill to allow the deaf to run for
public office in local elections.

– Tuesday February 14th

Some time ago a father of a deaf son was clocking car
speeds in front of his house. He was afraid a speeding
car may hit his deaf son that is playing in front
of the house. The father was advised that if there
were car accidents because of quick stops to avoid
the radar, then there may be law suits against him!

– Wednesday February 15th

Media Access Australia distributed its report, saying that more
captioned movies are found at movie houses, stressing that
multi-screen movie houses must follow this formula – one
captioned screen for 6 screens or less, two captioned screens
for 7 to 12 screens, and 3 captioned screens for 13 or more
screens. The report, however, did not address one thing –
small town one-screen movie houses!

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Because of a lawsuit, University of Kentucky has agreed to
caption its football scoreboard. This lawsuit was brought on
by a lifelong U of Kentucky football fan, who is deaf.

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

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TO BE LEGALLY DEAF?
A newspaper reporter emailed DeafDigest a question
about a “legally deaf” man that he was interviewing.
DeafDigest editor was angry at the word “legally
deaf” and asked the newspaper reporter if it means
a deaf person must go to the court to sign papers
to become “legally deaf.”
The newspaper reporter shut up!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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The National Alliance Of Black Interpreters

biennial Professional Development Conference

June 20-24, 2012

Indianapolis, IN

more information at:
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DEAF COMMUNITY IN CASPER, WYOMING
Casper, Wyoming is the second largest city
in Wyoming, It has 55,000 people, and the Deaf
Community is small.
Are there deaf clubs in Casper? No, how do
deaf people socialize with each other?
Several times a month they meet at Starbucks,
at Dairy Queen and at a bowling alley. This
is their social life.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/casper-wyoming-deaf-community/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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A FRUSTRATION IN PRONOUNCIATION
Many deaf people mispronounce many words. Another
example is this:

South…pronounced one way

Southerner…pronounced another way

SIGN LANGUAGE PROBLEMS IN UGANDA
We, the Deaf Americans, are fortunate that we have
the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, which
upholds standards in sign language interpreting.
A deaf student in a science class in Uganda
struggles with such terms like atom, molecules, cells, veins, aorta. Not because these words are
difficult but because there are no signs for these
words. The Ugandan interpreters are stuck when
the teacher comes up with a technical phrase.

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A CODA’S COMMENT
Regarding TV captions, a Coda said, on a web posting:

Captioning hasn’t really improved in the 30 years my father has been exposed to it, and in fact, it isn’t even readily available on everything yet!

The Coda is correct.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Interpreters that constantly say, RID allows me to do this, and
RID allows me to do that, and so on

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Do you ever hit the wrong key when you are typing?  No matter how
skilled and talented a stenocaptioner or CART provider may be, there
are going to be times when he or she will make mistakes.

For people who rely on realtime captioning, it is important to
understand what kinds of errors might be made so that one can “read
through” the errors without losing the meaning or context of what is
being said.

We have all probably typed “teh” for the word “the.”  Just as on the
typewriter, certain types of errors are more likely to be made on the
steno keyboard.  The more familiar with realtime captioning someone
becomes, the easier it is for you to figure out what the mistake was
and to simply read through it.

One type of error that people do not make on the typewriter but is
very common for stenocaptioners is something called a stacking error.
Stacking is caused by one hand moving down for a new stroke before
the other hand comes all the way up or the keys don’t completely
release from the previous stroke.

One example of a stacking mistake would be strokes like WAPBT/-D/A.
Those are three separate strokes on the steno keyboard that should
translate as the words “wanted a.”  Occasionally the “-D” and “A”
could end up in the same stroke.  Instead of translating “wanted a,”
it would then translate as either “want ad” or “want add,” depending
on the stenocaptioner’s theory of shorthand.  If you saw “He want add
promotion on his job,” it probably should have been “He wanted a
promotion on his job.”

A HEARING ASSUMPTION OF ASL SIGNING
It is often that a hearing person, that knows ASL, would
see two people signing to each other. This hearing person
would join in (uninvited) by using ASL – but assuming that
these two people are deaf.
These two people may actually be Codas or interpreters
or sign language students signing to each other!
The hearing person would then leave, still assuming
that both signers were deaf, while actually they weren’t!

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STRUGGLES OF A DEAF PERSON IN AN ISOLATED BRITISH TOWN

(continuing series)

the last time a deaf social event took place where I was able to
get transportation was two years ago and before that, 15
years ago

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The Deaf and the Law:

(found on a web posting)

Q. if a deaf person confesses a crime with a person over the phone, is the relay interpreter required by law to report the caller?

A. by an unnamed attorney:

Probably, only if it is a felony and the interpreter is required to
report to appropriate police officer

(this is just one attorney’s opinion; other attorneys may disagree)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Under fire in Wisconsin is Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
in West Allis. The Wisconsin Deaf Citizens Task Force has been
demanding that the executive director, a hearing person who knows
no sign language, resign.
This agency is not listed in the TDI directory and does not
seem to have its own web site. A friend of DEAFDIGEST editor
had to surf the white pages on the web site to learn of its
phone number. Calling up the number on TTY – the receptionist
answered “GA.”  Not even something like “Hello, this is the
CDHH, how may we help you?”. Just a cold GA greets all incoming
TTY calls.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Wicked snow storms pretty much hit us
in parts of USA.
Let us take Washington, DC as an example
with this emergency captioning/streaming scorecard:

– NBC local news – captions barely above bottom streaming
– Fox local news – captions barely above bottom streaming
– ABC local news – great, streaming on top, captions bottom
– Independent local news – no captions but with streaming
– CBS local news – great, streaming on top, captions bottom

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Health providers insensitive to the needs and
problems of the deaf? A deaf woman in Great Britain
needed to make an emergency dental appointment. She
ran into hassles with the relay service and with
public transportation and as a result, was not able
to arrive at her appointment on time. As a result
she was turned away at the dental office. Her arguments
went nowhere and she was branded as a “troublemaker patient”
with the public health authorities. It took her two days
to find another dentist that was willing to accept her.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the supermarket, you are paying for your groceries
at the check out counter. The woman at the counter
asks you something.

I thought she said:
are you marking?

Marking?

she actually said:
are you parking

(so that she can validate the parking lot ticket)

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position opening
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
Atlanta, Georgia

visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081689&entry_timestamp=2012-02-10-14.34.36.815152

or

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(Deadline to apply for this position is February 24th, 2012)

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
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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
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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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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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DeafDigest – 15 February 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 15, 2012

— Deafness was a secret with a famous TV actress

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

 

– An important deaf man in the Japanese court system

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


— New Zealand Parliament fights deaf legislator

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

 


— A comedy about audism in a theatrical play

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

 

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

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 13 February 2012

DeafDigest Blue – February 12, 2012

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

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

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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 Blue – February 5, 2012

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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
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Deaf magicians of the world getting together at a festival

visit:
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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:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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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

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

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of each DeafDigest edition)

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National American Sign Language & English Bilingual
Consortium for Early Childhood Education: Summit III

March 16-17, 2012
Newark, DE

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bilingualism-consortium/

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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!

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

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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.

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

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

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No agencies please.

EOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No agencies please.

EOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

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

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

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

Typical Work activities

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

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
–    Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%) –    Keyboarding (40-60%) –    Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

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

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

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

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

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

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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

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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 pr