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DeafDigest – 20 January 2013

DeafDigest Gold – January 20, 2013

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:

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


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cheerful mug to look at during cloudy winter months.

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:


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


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Top stories about the deaf:

The HUD has been accused of discriminating against
the deaf by not allowing “deaf-only” residential
units in an apartment complex. This is the accusation
lodged by the Arizona Deaf Senior Citizens Coalition,
which is involved with the Apache ASL Trails deaf
apartment complex.

The Traffic & Roads Agency of Dubai has expressed
concerns about safety on the road among deaf drivers
and have pledged workshops to ensure safe driving.

Deaf inmates complaining that they lack accommodations
while in prison. Same old story in USA – yes, but
British deaf prisoners are complaining about the same
thing! They are saying that the Prison Service is
not doing anything for them.

The Dorset Enterprises, a factory in West Howe in
Great Britain, will be going out of business. It
was a factory that hired the deaf and the disabled.
Lack of business was the reason for closing, and it means the laid off employees will have to find
work elsewhere.

The Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired (Whittier, CA)
has had 11 teachers resign from the school staff, leaving
the school with just one teacher on board. Cited as the reason
is lack of regular paychecks!


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What is a big Deaf Frustration in a restaurant?
You agree to meet a deaf friend at a restaurant. You
arrive first before him, and you tell the waiter that
you are waiting for your friend.
The waiter does not understand you and gives you
a hard time. Even if you point to your watch and
tell him “5 minutes” the waiter still does not
understand you!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf October 16-18, 2013 Sydney, Australia

more information at:


A deaf man and a hearing man did not get along in
a workplace office. They were always arguing over many
The hearing man was rude. He would confront the deaf
man, pointing to the mistake deaf man made with paperwork.
And the hearing man would not listen when the deaf man
tried to explain that it was not an error.
Then there was peace. How? The boss set up two boxes
on top of a table in the office. One box was for the
deaf employee. The other box was for the hearing employee.
If they wish to communicate or to pass papers with
each other, they put these in the box.
No more face to face. Just box to box. Peace!

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2013 NAD Youth Leadership Camp Applications Now Available

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

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help to offset the rising cost of tuition
to make this dream come true?*

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

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

* Scholarship support may be available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding. *

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

We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2013 (although we will accept applications until all the slots are

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

For more information and application materials visit

You may also contact:

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


The Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing sponsored
a legislative breakfast at the state Capitol building.
In that breakfast, deaf organizations across the state had
displays, showing the legislators how these groups serve the
deaf and the hard of hearing.

Newly born babies are immediately given hearing tests.
Most of them pass, and that may be where the problem is.
After passing the tests, some of these babies go deaf
for one reason or other, but no one knows about it – until
sometime later.
This was what the National Institutes of Health said.

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

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


Kentucky Association of the Deaf

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he suffers from a lifetime of minimized hearing

minimized hearing – meaning mildly deaf or moderately
deaf or severely deaf or profoundly deaf?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. There was a big story of deaf twins in Belgium wanting
to end their lives after learning they were going blind.

A. Possibly Belgium is not as advanced as USA when it comes to
ADA, and most important of all, support services for the deaf-blind.
For these reasons, they may have felt their future would be
bleak. If they lived in USA, they would have received support
services. Also did deaf-blind Belgian leaders come to them to
give them support (not sure because Belgium is a tri-lingual

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Ice Skating

I posted this on my Facebook status,

“Hey this DeafBlind man–> René Pellerin,<–is planning to skate! Come and laugh!”

I put on my skates, changed the tip at the bottom of my white cane, to “all terrain tip”.

Two ladies volunteered to be my SSPs.  One in front for me to follow and the other in back pulling my sweater to give me information.  It worked out okay until it became
very crowded.  Then,  I knocked down a little child!

Of course my friends didn’t laugh!  Their jaws were wide open, almost touching the floor!

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

You can email him at


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that eBay would have a much better common sense
and allow deaf sellers to use relay services to
obtain the important PIN numbers to be able to
sell goods. Currently eBay has no common sense!



During the fifties – the most popular singer in USA
was Johnnie Ray; he was profoundly deaf but used his
hearing aid. When his popularity went down at the
end of fifties, he continued his singing career in
Australia where he was still popular right up to his
death in 1990


DeafNumbers of the Week:


deaf people living in Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city


deaf people living in Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– Stonehill – Tori Faieta, SO, women’s basketball; team’s 3rd leading
scorer at 11.7 points per game

– Texas A & M – Jordan King, SR, women’s swimming; not among top swimmers
in her events

– Tulane – Kristen Ates, SR, women’s swimming; was not among top swimmers
in her team’s most recent event

– Western Oregon – Janna Vander Meulen, SR, indoor track; in the last
track meet, she was not mentioned as one of the top performers

– Wyoming – L.J. Helbig, SR, wrestling; 15-8 so far this season


Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Tim Currier, Syracuse, NY, DIRT sportsman series racer; waiting for
season to start

– Rebecca Dawson, National Welsh Archery team; no updates on her

– Reed Doughty, Washington Redskins, pro football; season ends and we
will see if he will be with the team in the 2013 season

– Omer Dungca, Philippines, offroad auto racer; no recent updates

– Evan Eck. Montana, outstanding triathlete; waiting for season to start


Deaf Sports Library (new feature)

Deaf athletes that won medals in the hearing Olympics (gold, silver, bronze)


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–  Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

–  Health Educator – Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

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

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


Please post the following position. Thanks!


position opening
Walden School Lead Child Care Worker
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Lead Child Care Worker

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – ),
as well as three professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.


position opening
Deaf Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(Tenure Track Position)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

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

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

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

TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at ), letter of application, resume, copies of
undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of
recommendation to:

Personnel Office,
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma,
1727 W. Alabama,
Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is a public liberal
arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts
Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding
interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the
liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program
features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the
senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO
seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized
fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal
arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles
southwest of Oklahoma City.


position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor II
Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
position based at Bangor, Maine

Equal Employment Opportunity
Person with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD) II Class Code 3082RCDB for the Bangor position

3082RCDL for the Lewiston position


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2010.

Value of State’s Share of Employee Retirement 11.54%

Opening: January 07, 2013               Closing: January 18, 2013

Typical duties include determining eligibility for rehabilitation services and supporting individuals with disabilities in a vocational program leading to an employment outcome.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary.  These positions may serve persons with a broad range of disabilities and ages, including transition services from school to work, mental health rehabilitation, and rehabilitation counseling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These are two year time limited positions.  One position will be based in the Lewiston Career Center, and the other position will be based in the Bangor Career Center. Occasional statewide travel will be required. Please state preference of location on your application.

Minimum qualifications: A six (6) year combination of training, experience, and or education providing knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation placement.
After meeting the above minimum qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelors Degree and two years of experience in rehabilitation counseling. Additional preference will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

A necessary special requirement for this position is proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Interested persons must complete the State of Maine Direct Hire Application.  Applications are available at Career Centers, the Employment & Security Service Center, Human Resources Office in Augusta, or online at:

Completed applications including a copy of CRC certification (If applicable) and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required. The completed application packet must be postmarked on or January 18, 2013 to the:

Employment and Security Service Center, Office of Human Resources, 45 Commerce Drive, State House Station #108, Augusta, Me 04333-0108.

Telephone: 207 623-6739, TTY 1-800-794-1110 or can be emailed to: ( )


position opening
Staff Interpreter Position
Knoxville, Tennessee

General Description
Responsibilities include but limited to:

1. Provides expressive and voice interpreting (may include ASL, PSE, oral, or tactile interpreting)

2. Records and reports all necessary data for interpreting
assignments and monthly statistics, in a timely manner.

3. Assists in office operations when in office and not committed to other duties.

4. Other duties as assigned by the CEO and/or the COO.

General Activities of the Position:
The Staff Interpreter provides interpreting in a wide range of interpreting environments and works as a team member in a multi-faceted service center.  The Staff Interpreter provides consumers with the highest quality interpreting/transliterating services possible in accordance with the RID Code of Ethics and KCD.s interpreting policies and procedures. The Staff Interpreter also strives to improve individual interpreting/ transliterating skills, increase professional knowledge of deaf culture, and seek an increased level of professional certification.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Interpreting preferred; RID Certification preferred; Community interpreting experience desired but not required

Salary Range: $27,000-$32,000 with benefits

Application deadline: 1/21/13.

Send resume and letter of interest to:

or send to KCD, 3731 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

KCD is an equal opportunity employer.


position opening
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Lecturer II: American Sign Language (ASL)
Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Department of Linguistics seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer II position in the Signed Language Interpreting Program to begin August 2013. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in American Sign Language (ASL) and signed language studies, and service.

The UNM Bachelor of Science degree in Signed Language Interpreting has been meeting the needs of the deaf citizens of New Mexico, the region, and indeed the country since 1983, having trained and graduated 326 professional interpreters in that period. The program is a part of the Department of Linguistics. The Department of Linguistics specializes in cognitive-functional approaches to the study of language, including corpus and empirically-based studies, cross-linguistic research, and typology. In addition to the linguistic study of signed languages, we have special strength in Native American linguistics and language revitalization, and Spanish linguistics.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Master’s Degree in ASL, deaf studies, linguistics, or related field
–    Native or near-native ASL competence

Preferred Qualifications: –    A strong record of teaching ASL or related studies in a university or college setting
–    Ability to teach courses in the interpreter education program
–    Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues
–    Bicultural; ability to interact comfortably in Deaf and hearing communities; deaf applicants preferred
–    Desire and ability to assume administrative duties as needed
–    ASLTA and/or RID certification
–    Experience with instructional media (video, digital media, computer technology for signed language learning)

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to and click on the Benefits link.

Date for best consideration:     February 8, 2013

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please provide a CV and a list of three references with contact information. The cover letter should address the preferred qualifications for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a copy of their college or university transcripts.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to present a lecture in ASL.

Enquiries about this position can be addressed to:
Yvonne Martinez-Ingram, or (505) 277-6353.

For details on application requirements or to apply, visit the UNMJobs website: Please reference Posting Number 0818845.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of New Mexico
Department of Linguistics
Albuquerque, NM 87131


position opening
Educational Interpreter
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, please visit:

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website –, as well as three professional
references and/or three letters of recommendation to

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.


position opening
Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm (2nd Shift)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, visit:

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – ), as well as three professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.


position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Preschool/Kindergarten Classroom Teacher

Preschool/Kindergarten Classroom Assistant

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume,
application (found on website – ), as well as three
professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the

please scroll down in this employment section for more position
openings at The Learning Center for the Deaf


high-performing. innovative. committed.

position opening
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Golden, CO

Executive Director of a bilingual charter school

Nature of work:
Provide innovative leadership to guide RMDS in its vision and assume responsibilities to ensure accountability of school’s rigorous academics, finances, and overall school management.

Responsible for building partnerships with parents and community; supervising and establishing working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies; and implementing new and current research in the field of Deaf education. Represents and advocates on behalf of the school with governmental bodies, private agencies, and the community about issues pertaining to Deaf education. Accountable for annual School Improvement Plan and other documentation required by the district and state.

Master’s Degree with licensure in Deaf Education required. Administrative and leadership credentials, such as Director of Special Education or Principal license, preferred. Proficiency in American Sign Language and written English; excellent communication skills; knowledge of Bilingual Education practices, financial management, and applicable Special Education laws, codes, regulations and procedures; experience in leadership roles, public relations, fundraising and recruitment.

Commensurate with education and experience (11 month administrative position).

To apply:
Interested persons should submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three recent employment references to:

Search Committee
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
1921 Youngfield St., #204
Golden, CO 80401

Closing date:
Completed applications must be received on or before February 1, 2013.
Applications will be pre-screened before candidates are invited for an interview.

Rocky Mountain Deaf School is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, or genetic information.


vacancy notice
Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

*Long-Term Substitute Teacher of the Deaf: Pre-School

Application Period: November 29, 2012 until filled.

Applications: Send resume, ASL proficiency, transcripts, certification(s) and two current letters of reference to:

Sharon M. Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Rhode Island School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Salary pro-rated from Teachers. Salary Schedule – No Benefits

Position: Teacher – Rhode Island School for the Deaf
General Duties: Teachers provide instruction to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or language delayed children.

Teachers create, with the students, a community of learners where students feel respected and honored.

Teachers set instructional objectives, design and prepare instruction, and plan and implement various supportive activities that meet age-appropriate emotional, physical and instructional needs of students.

Teachers communicate learning goals, high standards, and expected outcomes to students. Teachers build positive relationships with parents and collaborate with colleagues, in order to enhance each student’s ability to
learn most effectively.

Requirements: – Advanced Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education preferred.
– ASL proficiency required
– Written language competency
– Must possess or be eligible to possess upon appointment Rhode Island Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Pre-School Teacher

Highly qualified credentials, as established by RI Department of Educator Certification
– Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
– Knowledge and respect for the cultural norms and language of the Deaf community.
Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Director
Functions and Responsibilities:
– Establishes an organized physical space and a creative classroom environment that is positive for student
learning and involvement.
– Complies with school, state, and federal policies and procedures and supports the mission of the school at
all times.
– Communicates clearly with students in their identified language of instruction.
– Maintains a current working knowledge of the Common Core Standards, the RI Standards, and state
testing procedures.
– Plans instruction effectively, engages learners. and uses appropriate instructional techniques for deaf and
hard-of-hearing learners.
– Monitors student understanding of the curriculum and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments,
where appropriate.
– Maintains appropriate classroom standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
– Makes learning goals clear to the students and maintains high standards and expectations.
– Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students, the department, and the school.
– Promotes confidence and perseverance in the students, while stimulating increased personal
responsibility and independence for achieving individual goals.
– Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individual students.
– Cooperates in a constructive relationship with parents and is receptive to their contributions.
– Maintains professional boundaries and refrains from gossip. Maintains student and staff confidentiality
– Works collaboratively with other school staff on planning and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum
and works constructively to suggest improvements and possible approaches.
– Uses available resources to analyze, expand, reflect upon, and refine professional knowledge and skills.
– Develops and uses authentic assessment of student learning and uses assessment to drive classroom
instruction (formative and summative assessments).
– Plans and completes necessary testing or data collection, documentation, and interpretation of data.
– Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with RISD.s handbook.
– Contributes to self-growth and continuous improvement of the school through active
participation in professional development activities and meetings.
– Writes annual IEP student goals and works steadily to ensure that students attain these goals.
– Monitors and reports IEP progress quarterly; Attends IEP meetings.
– Integrates the implementation of behavior plans designed for individual students.
– Prepares lesson plans, maintains accurate records and submits required paperwork on time.
– Participates in diagnostic and other planning meetings.
– May occasionally be delegated medication administration duties or certain health care responsibilities by
the school nurse, if needed.
– Performs other tasks, as directed by the Director or Educational Supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations can be made for qualified individuals with a disability.


Career Opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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


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

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301



Branson Community School District is accepting applications for a Contracted Certified/Licensed Interpreter approximately 34 hrs week (Self-employed/no benefits.)

Preferred MICS Intermediate, Advanced or Comprehensive.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Julia Scott SPED Coordinator: and to TOD Erin Proffitt

From Wed Jan 16 16:16:18 2013

Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:09:25 -0500
From: “Rueda-Caraballo, Blas – OASAM” <>
Subject: US Department of Labor Employment Opportunity in Oklahoma

Good Morning:

US Department of Labor employment opportunity in Oklahoma City, OK
for people with disabilities and 30% or more disable veterans.
Interested applicants, please visit USAJobs for complete
information.  Please disseminate to customers, thanks for your

Job Title: Administrative Specialist

Job Announcement Number:SCHA-13-DAL-WH-0001


$18.59 to $29.55 / Per Hour


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 to Thursday, January 31, 2013




Part-Time – Permanent

Blas Rueda-Caraballo, Recruitment Coordinator

U.S. Department of Labor,

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
525 South Griffin Street, Suite 738
Dallas, TX 75202-5096
Phone# 972-850-4459
Fax# 972-850-4440

Vacancy Announcement: Executive Director, National Council on Disability

Vacancy Announcement: Executive Director, National Council on Disability Series & Grade: AD-0301-00 Open Period: January 17, 2013 until Filled Position Information: Full-Time Excepted Service Duty Location: Washington, DC Key Requirements: You must be a US Citizen or National

The National Council on Disability (NCD) invites qualified individuals to submit applications for consideration to be appointed as the NCD Executive Director. NCD remains committed to actively recruiting and retaining qualified people with disabilities and encourages qualified people with disabilities to apply for the Executive Director position.

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. The Executive Director is responsible for overall day-to-day management of the agency and expected to serve both as a substantive leader regarding NCD.s policy work and be ultimately responsible for various executive functions required of all federal agencies. NCD.s Bylaws, Strategic Plan, and budget information are available at

The ideal candidate for Executive Director will be an individual who is (1) deeply experienced in disability policy issues and well-positioned to become the substantive policy leader and public face of NCD, (2) knowledgeable and experienced in management of a federal agency, including all aspects of personnel management and preparation of annual budgets and written justifications to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and U.S. Congress, and (3) an effective communicator and coalition-builder who can work effectively with NCD.s stakeholders, the White House, Administration, and Congress.

Candidates should meet the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.s Executive Core Qualifications, which are available at Your resume must demonstrate your experience, accomplishments, training, education and awards reflecting your ability to meet each of the executive core qualifications. Compensation and benefits for the Executive Director position are comparable to Level IV of the Executive Schedule.

How to Apply:

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to Jonathan Young, Chairman of the National Council on Disability, and either emailed to (with a subject line of ED Application) or mailed to NCD at 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004. Applications should include (1) a cover letter summarizing an individual.s qualifications for, interest in, and vision for being NCD Executive Director, (2) a resume specifically developed to demonstrate qualification for serving as the next Executive Director, and (3) references. To ensure consideration for the position, prospective applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letters and resumes as soon as possible.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Step 1: Resume Screening

Step 2: Structured Interviews to determine Best Qualified (BQ) Candidates Step 3: Selection by the Chair, NCD.

*Note: Interviews will begin in February and continue until the position is filled.

Reasonable Accommodations: NCD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, with sufficient notice. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please contact

EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

This vacancy announcement can also found on NCD’s website at:

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National Council on Disability

1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850

Washington, DC 20004

Ph: 202-272-2004

Fax: 202-272-2022

TTY: 202-272-2074


Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Support Services Provider
Hours Vary
Job Summary: SSP services are individually designed for helping a Deaf-Blind and/or
individual with moderate vision loss learn skills and get supports needed to pursue personal
interests, integration, and independence. These services are provided in the person.s home and
in the community. The SSP staff provides access to the community by making transportation
available and serves as a human guide while walking.
. Provide services such as one-on-one communication assistance and supervision with
activities of daily living such as meal preparation, light household tasks, safety in the
community, public transportation, shopping, socialization, and/or other tasks chosen by
the individual.
. Document progress notes related to travel/assistance provided
. Report attendance and daily activities to Manager of Deaf Services
. Be reliable and punctual
Knowledge and Skills:
. Knowledge of Deaf and Deaf-Blind Culture
. Have good written communication skills
. Ability to be flexible and be able to handle unknown situations
. Ability to tolerate individuals and activities from various cultural backgrounds
. Ability to be flexible, may include evening and weekend shifts
. Valid driver.s license and reliable transportation is needed
Education and Work Experience:
Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
Must have high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old
One year of experience working with Deaf individuals in human services field, preferred
Ability to comprehend and communicate through written dialogue
*All persons hired are subject to a Background Check Prior to the First Day of Work*
No Phone Calls, Please
Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:
Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Michelle Prohov
497 State Street
Rochester NY 14608
Fax: (585) 546-1724
CDR is an Equal Opportunity Employer
People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply!

Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – RCDHH
Qual Voc Rehab Counselor (C)
Agency Name: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Official Title: Qual Voc Rehab Counselor (C)
Functional Title: Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – RCDHH
Occupational Group: Social Service
Position Type: Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary Range: $50,065.08 to $68,301.74 Annually
Bargaining Unit: 08
Shift: Day
Confidential: No
Number Of Vacancies: 1
City/Town: Pittsfield
Region: Western
Facility Location: 6 Clinton Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Application Deadline: 01-22-2013
Apply Online: Yes
Posting ID: J33659

This position is funded from federal grant funds.

Employees will have sign off authority for individual caseload once there is a record of satisfactory compliance. Employees in this series manage a caseload of 85-100 consumers with disabilities of hearing loss, including deaf, late deafened and hard of hearing covering the geographical areas of Boston and South Shore. Work as a member of a statewide Deaf Services team and with a staff interpreter. Strong employment focus and commitment to teamwork required. Evaluate individuals with physical, mental, emotional or other impairments to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services; review and analyze diagnostic consumer information through different resources. Serves as liaison between public and private high school programs that have deaf and hard of hearing students (junior and senior level). Coordinate private high school services, referral to appropriate resources, attend team meetings and work with guidance counselors to meet needs of students. Advocate for access to career centers, post secondary programs, and other training sites for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. Work with staff to educate them regarding accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. The purpose of this position is to approach teaching with disabilities in maximizing vocational potential and to maintain employment.

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in rehabilitation counseling.

LICENSES AND REQUIRED EDUCATION: One of the following is required:

– A Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 48 semester hours in Rehabilitation Counseling from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited university program; OR

– A Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 48 semester hours in an approved related field (Counselor Education, Psychology, Counseling, Psychology, Education with a concentration in Counseling, or Education with a concentration in Psychology) with the completion of graduate coursework at a CORE accredited university program in all of the following: Job Placement/Development/ Vocational Analysis/Transferable Skills Development; Vocational Assessment and Evaluation; Vocational and Affective Counseling; Rehabilitation Plan Development; and Medical Aspects of Disabilities; or as determined by CORE and as specified in the Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor statute; OR

– Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification with the completion of graduate coursework at a CORE accredited university program in all of the following: Job Placement/ Development/ Vocational Analysis/Transferable Skills Development; Vocational Assessment and Evaluation; Vocational and Affective Counseling; Rehabilitation Plan Development; and Medical Aspects of Disabilities; or as determined by CORE and as specified in the Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor statute; OR

– Licensure as a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals; OR

– A Bachelor’s degree, commitment to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling under the terms of the hiring agency’s Individual Education Plan and possession of requirements determined by the hiring agency and consistent with the Rehabilitation Act.

– Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state.
Preferred Qualifications:
Proficiency in American Sign Language required and applicants should be able to communicate effectively in the mode of communication most comfortable for the full range of consumers served by rehabilitation counselors for the deaf and hard of hearing. Also must have knowledge of deaf culture and of the deaf community; knowledge of resources and adaptive technologies used by individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or late deafened; knowledge and understanding of developmental issues related to hearing loss. ASL skills proficiency will be screened by the Deaf professionals on the Interview Team.
This is a Civil Service position.

Subject to the rules and regulations of Civil Service and Collective Bargaining, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service, Reinstatement/Re-employment or Recall as applicable.

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
How To Apply:
If you are applying for this position on-line, you must create a profile and log in . If you do not wish to apply for this position on-line, and would prefer to send your resume and cover letter by mail or fax please forward it to:

Tawanya Sanders, Hiring Coordinator
Disabilities and Community Services
Employment and Staffing
600 Washington Street, 7th Flr. Boston, MA 02111

Fax# (617) 348-5266


For questions regarding this posting, please contact DCS Customer Service at 1 (800) 393-9324.
Agency Web Address: Diversity Officer:
Ms. Mary Connelly (617)204-3736 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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