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DeafDigest – 19 November 2012

DeafDigest Gold – November 18, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Samsung Galaxy Note® II at Deaf Pager Store

It’s a phone! It’s a tablet! It’s a superphone! The Samsung Galaxy
Note®II is an Android phone with LTE speeds and a monster battery.
Adding another dimension is the S Pen[tm] that allows you to hover,
explore, preview, scribble, doodle and draft like you would on a

Brilliant display and super speeds make for an epic entertainment
experience. Snap high-resolution pictures and video clips or
videochat on the front-facing camera.

Send snapshots or videos to a TV with AllShare[tm], or instantly
transfer content to another Galaxy Note® II or Galaxy S® III through

The Samsung Galaxy Note® II is available for only $299.99, after $350
Instant Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation), on a
Sprint Relay Store Data Only plan, Premium Data add-on and two-year
Agreement. Other monthly charges apply. Available in Titanium Gray
and Marble White.

Find the Samsung Galaxy Note® II at the Deaf Pager Store, the store
with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of
hearing people.

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Top stories about the deaf:

For many years deaf people of Adelaide, in Australia,
had their own clubhouse. Several deaf organizations
shared the club facilities to serve the deaf community.
This clubhouse may close – because expenses are so high
that no one can afford to keep it up with. The deaf
community is hoping a developer will buy the building
and then lease it back to them.

Many deaf people are taken to hospitals in Philippines
for various reasons. As a result, the Department of Health will be teaching hospital workers the Filipino Sign Language so they could communicate with the deaf

A British newspaper ran a piece on a critical shortage
of deaf individuals in a certain field – deaf teachers
of the deaf! A big reason is lack of money in the
budget to hire deaf teachers.

The Georgia Southern University football team has a
cheerleading unit rooting them on. One of the
cheerleaders is Hope Gasaway. She is deaf.

Why cannot every deaf person be able to discriminate what they hear through hearing
aids (or even through CI? Possibly because
deaf brains do not work together with the acoustics in the head? This was the theory
raised by researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.


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One Domino pizza place had a deaf driver for a long time.
He was the only deaf driver there.
One day that Domino pizza place hired another deaf driver.
Both deaf drivers did not know each other.
Anyway, that original deaf driver quit – he did not want to
work with another deaf driver!

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Triennial National Deaf People of Color Conference III
June 13-16, 2013
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

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A deaf man, whom DeafDigest editor knows from years back,
was a self-taught Deaf Historian. He never went to college
but had a lifelong interest in Deaf History. He would do
his research at Gallaudet library and at the Library of
Congress and write his findings in his notebooks.
At home he had many books in Deaf History plus many
He, however, never shared his findings with anyone,
pretty much keeping his discoveries to himself.
When he died, no one knew where to locate his
stuff. He lived alone and no close friends or family
A sad waste in Deaf History.

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference 2013
April 14-16, 2013
Glendale, Arizona

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In Nebraska, as with the rest of USA, there were Americans that
wanted to vote early and to get it over and done with.
Well, at the Lancaster County Election Office, if there were
deaf people that wanted to vote early with assistance, they couldn’t.
Official explanation from the state was this – machines, meant
for visually and hearing impaired voters weren’t ready yet because
of the  tight time constraints set by the state and the amount of time it takes to program the machines.
At any rate a legal challenge was issued – so have to wait and
see how it plays out in the courts.

What is the biggest and fastest growing industry that
many people have never heard of?
A newspaper headline ran this one –

the Biggest Industry You’ve Never Heard Of

The story focused on the hiring of interpreters for
the deaf!

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Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

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a newspaper story said:

More deaf Pinoys are hearing today

Pinoys are people of the Philippines. Anyway the story
is about the CI, making these implantees an automatic
hearing people.

What the newspaper fails to mention is the need to take
mapping sessions, to take coaching sessions and to develop
the need to discriminate the voices they hear. Many
implantees do not follow up and as a result, they continue
being deaf despite their implants!

…………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………..

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What was the most depressing thing about the presidential

A. It was not that Obama won OR Romney lost. It was that
$930,000,000 was collected from Obama’s supporters and
that $1,029,000,000 was collected from Romney’s supporters.
The money was used to pay for TV ads, for newspaper ads,
and other campaigning stuff.

We are talking about nearly 2 billion dollars – which could
easily be used to help the deaf – schools for the deaf,
employment training programs for the deaf, social services,
more captions for us, etc, etc. All this thrown at presidential
candidates instead on our needs!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Baking for Thanksgiving

Americans are firing up their ovens to bake some awesome desserts for

In the old days, the ovens had knobs instead of digital settings.

In the old days, we used to add “Braille markings” to help us set the

Today’s ovens most often use digital settings.  We “Braille mark” the
push buttons!

Many people who are blind cannot read the number that is displayed on

We learn how to use it without our eye sight!

Press the oven button and in a few second it will automatically
set at 350 degrees

If you need to change the temperature to higher or lower

Simply press the oven button and then press  the “higher or lower”

The trick is to count: every push will increase or decrease 5

For example, if recipe calls for a preheated oven of 375 degrees,

press the oven button and arrow up 5 times-that is 375!

(Disclaimer-if yours is not a “Pellerin” oven, ask for an orientation
to your formula!)

Don’t forget the oven mitts!

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

You can email him at


Wish List of the Week:

that Chelsea Handler’s mocking of the New York interpreter
have already created awareness of this profession, thus
attracting more new (and qualified) interpreters.



around year 1700 – an instructional manual was published –
to teach the deaf how to communicate in sign language in Great Britain. This manual was discovered 4 years ago
but it was not until this week when this announcement
became sensational.


DeafNumbers of the Week:

70,000,000 deaf people

that use sign language

this estimate was given by the World Federation of the Deaf


Deaf College Athletes:

– Arizona State – Morgan Steigerwalt, SO, gymnastics;
waiting for the season to start in January

– Central Oklahoma – Ronald Norfleet, basketball; played
last season but is not on the roster this season; would have
been a senior

– Champlain (Quebec) – Zacharie Bérard, fr, men’s basketball;
college athletic web site does not show much, but personal
facebook says he is on the basketball team

– Colgate – Hannah Fitton, JR, women’s swimming; finished
2nd with her team in 800 free relay and finished 4th in
individual 200 free during the tri meet with Yale and

– Evansville – Connor Sprick, SO, men’s swimming; was not
listed among his team’s top swimmers in his events
during recent meets

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Katie Romano, Chicago Force women’s football team;
not listed on the 2013 roster; maybe she hung up her cleats?

– Archie Savannah – Austin Vipers, semi pro football; roster is
not yet posted up for the 2013 season so do not know if he is
still active

– Jaki Scheckter – Formula racing, South Africa; has not
raced competitively in two years; is being taken off the list

– Nick Schreiber, elite-level category, cycling, Arizona; last
race was in June according to his web site

– Felicia Schroeder, women’s pro soccer, Finland; her web site
said she is playing in Finland but there is no verification
by the club’s web site

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  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



position announcement
Interpreter Trainer/Outreach Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

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

Type of appointment: Full time, non-exempt employee
Location: Position available in Las Vegas, Nevada
Posting date: November 13th, 2012
Closing date:  December 11th, 2012

–    work closely with the Northern Nevada Interpreter Trainer on goals and objectives for interpreter training
–    assist with mentoring activities
–    educate entities regarding the use of sign language interpreters; will provide presentations and focus on improving existing systems and efforts
–    will be a liaison between DHHARC and RID/NVRID in Southern Nevada
–    focus on strengthening interpreting community in terms of training and networking
–    provide interpreter workshops with CEU.s on educational and legal subject matter –    proctor NIC/EIPA tests
–    travel in Southern Nevada and rural areas to provide on-site mentoring and training

The outreach specialist will:
–    work directly with the Deputy Director to coordinate outreach efforts to promote DHHARC services for the community, businesses, agencies and private interest groups
–    focus on building relationships in Southern Nevada with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to resolve concerns and respond to inquiries and information requests
–    coordinate outreach activities and represent DHHARC at community events in Southern Nevada
–    Perform other duties as assigned by Deputy Director

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

–    Experience in community relations and outreach
–    Experience and knowledge of local community agencies and resources
–    Comfortable with public speaking
–    Must be registered as an interpreter with the State of Nevada
–    Observe the professional conduct code (RID) –    Able to work independently as well as a part of a team
–    In-depth knowledge of Deaf Community’s needs
.    Ability to grow with the job’s demands and the Organization

–    Bachelor’s Degree
–    Must hold a nationally acclaimed certification (NIC or RID)

All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to:

DHHARC 1150 Corporate Blvd., Suite 1, Reno, NV 89502.


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

For further information contact Operations Manager Laura Daviton at or (775) 355-8994 (voice), (775) 355-8996 (fax), (775) 434-0290 (VP).


ASL/ITP Adjunct Faculty Job
William Woods University
Fulton, Missouri

William Woods University invites applicants for part-time Faculty
positions in the Interpretation Studies in ASL/English Online Degree
Completion Program.  WWU Seeks qualified applicants to teach course
topics that include ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Generalist
Interpreting Skills, Ethics, and Interpreting in Advanced Settings.
Faculty in this program will not be expected to relocate and are able
to work from their current place of residence.  This program is
offered online, asynchronously, and mirrors the upper level ASL and
Interpreting courses that are offered on-campus.  WWU provides
orientation and training to work in our online Learning Management
system as well as 24/7 ongoing live support for faculty.
Additionally, part-time faculty members are included in curriculum
revision and feedback to ensure success of the program.

For applicants planning to teach courses in the area of
–       Master’s Degree in related field (e.g., interpreting,
interpreter education/pedagogy, linguistics, education, distance
education, etc.)
–       RID certification.  (State certifications, such as BEI, will
be considered, so long as the applicant holds the state’s highest
level of certification.)
–       At least 5 years experience working as a certified
ASL/English interpreter.
–       At least 3 years experience mentoring and/or teaching
interpreting students part-time in higher education.

For applicants planning to teach courses in the area of American Sign
Language, Linguistics, etc:
–       Master’s Degree in related field (e.g., interpreting,
interpreter education/pedagogy, linguistics, education, Deaf
education, distance education, etc.)
–       ASLTA Certification preferred, willingness to pursue ASLTA
certification required.
–       At least 3 years experience teaching ASL in higher
education.  (Applicants certified to teach in public schools and
teaching ASL at the high school level with at least 5 years
experience using nationally recognized curriculum will also be
–       Native use of ASL
–       Deaf applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

For all applicants:
–       Knowledge of national standards for interpreter
practitioners, and research on interpreting.
–       Willingness to learn various state certification requirements
(based on the students enrolled in the program).
–       Knowledge, skills and abilities.
–       Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written and
presentation skills.
–       Demonstration of collaborating successfully as part of a
–       Ability to work with students and faculty from a wide range
of professional and personal backgrounds.
–       Preferred experience in teaching and/or learning through
distance education.
–       Ability to pass background check.

Contact Information:
For information regarding WWU, please go to
You will find the Online program at

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please
contact Human Resources at:

Application Process
To apply, please visit our website:
Choose “adjunct Instructor,” then “Online,” “then ASL/Interpreting.”

Please complete the questions and click “submit.”  The next page that
appears will allow you to upload files.  WWU requires ALL applicants
to apply through our website and complete the online application.  In
addition, please upload files for the following materials:
–       Letter of interest
–       Curriculum Vitae
–       Unofficial graduate transcripts of highest degree earned
–       Name and contact information of three references we may

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please
contact Human Resources at:


position opening
Board Liaison/Presidential Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Provides high-level executive support to the President and the Board
of Trustees; coordinates the activities of the Board; responsible for
all meeting logistics; coordinates the processing of correspondence
regarding sponsorship requests and responds on behalf of the
President; provides high-level executive support to the Office of the
President and the Board of Trustees for a variety of other special
projects, events, and requests, as assigned.    Serves as a member of
institutional committees as requested. Reports directly to the

For more information, go to:

or contact the Human Resources Office at 202-651-5352.  Application
deadline is December 7, 2012.


position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Teacher – Walden School

Overnight Awake Child Care Worker – Walden School

Residential Child Care Worker – Walden School

Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)

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.


more position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Secondary Classroom Assistant

Secondary Job Coach (Part-time)

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

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

Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas
Posting date: October 30, 2012
Closing date:  January 31, 2013

Compensation: DOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1.      Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial
2.      Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing
a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

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

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

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

–       Fluent in American Sign Language
–       Other advocacy position experience
–       Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers

Education Experience:
–       Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree

–       Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in
Non-Profit Management or related field.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and compensation
requirements via email ONLY to  AND

THE CLOSING DATE (January 31, 2013)

Applicants who fail to comply with this requirement will automatically be
rejected.  Any and all questions regarding this position must be submitted
via email to  AND

Thank you.


Faculty position opening
Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2013

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor 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 must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment.  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to 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 Deaf Studies-related 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/or national levels.  Commitment to 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 all of the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
Statements of teaching and research interests
Summary of prior relevant experience
Evidence of commitment to Deaf bilingual and bicultural experience
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
Educational background
Prior teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
3.    Evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (provide sample course syllabi and copies of automated student evaluations)
4.    Photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates
5.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation 6.    Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 18, 2013.    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 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs 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:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at   Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services 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 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


(revised posting

posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glendale, PA

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

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

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

position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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 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 license.

– 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

Fax: 215-884-6301


Job Opportunity: Attendant at Heritage Assisted Living Facility . DFW

DATE: Current

DEAF, Inc. at Heritage Square Assisted Living
500 South Beach Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76105

DEAF, inc. at Heritage Assisted Living Facility

(The ONLY Assisted Living Facility for Deaf and Deaf/Blind Citizens in Texas)

Job Opening: ATTENDANT

Attendant Duties include:

*Special loving care for Deaf and Deaf/Blind Senior Citizen Residents
*Passing Medications to the Deaf and Deaf/Blind Residents
*Doing Laundry
*Serving Meals
*Working with Team Members

*Must be patient, caring, hard worker, willing to help and work with others
*Clean Background Check
*Clean Drug Test
*ASL Fluent

Salary: To be discussed at interview

Position Schedule:
Work 4 Days & Off 2 Days

Work Shifts:
6:00am . 2:00pm
2:00pm . 10:00pm (Current vacancy)
10:00pm . 6:00am (Current vacancy)

Interview Location:
Heritage Square Assisted Living
500 South Beach, Fort Worth, TX 76105

Please apply in person, and interview will be set up after application along with copy of ID and SS card is completed.

Please visit at Heritage Square and ask to fill out an application
Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.


Deaf Ed Teacher Wanted – San Antonio

Deaf Ed teacher needed at Northside Independent School District in San Antonio.

I am the parent of a Deaf child about to enter High School. At our last ARD we realized that the “Regional Day School for the Deaf” high school had hired a non-ASL Deaf Ed teacher.

I spoke to the Director of the AI (Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing) department, who also can’t sign and she said that they didn’t have the time to find someone that could actually assist the Deaf students.  I told her that I would help her identify potential candidates.

Please help if you can buy having any qualified teachers apply at


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