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DeafDigest – 26 November 2012

DeafDigest Gold – November 25, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Connect, Capture, and Share with the Samsung Galaxy S® III

Snap photos and pick the best to share. The Samsung Galaxy S® III
features S Beam, so you can instantly transfer pics, music and more
directly to another Galaxy S III. Want to stream your snaps and
videos to a TV? AllShare lets you do that. When you need a little
assistance, your personal, portable helper S Voice answers the call.

The new Samsung Galaxy S® III is an Android 4.0 phone with coverage
on Sprint 4G LTE* and is available in Marble White and Pebble Blue.
Samsung Galaxy S® III 16GB is now priced at $199.99 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.

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devices. Visit for info.

Find the Samsung Galaxy S® III 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:

Implants come in two pieces, inner and outer. Future CI’s
may come in one piece, all that go inside. A major CI
manufacturer introduced this device, saying it is the
world’s first single unit processor, claiming FDA has
approved it.

Dr Philip Zazove, a deaf physician, has moved up the
chain, becoming the department chair of the University
of Michigan Family Medicine.

Because of a tough new law in New Zealand regarding
noise-induced deafness in the workplace, the Accident
Compensation Corporation, has been accepting less and
less deafness claims. Workers that have become deaf
have a hard time getting their claims heard by the
government – and this is making many people unhappy.

To make sure the emergency notification system is working in Deaf Homes in Travis County, Texas, a test is being
conducted this week with volunteers using TTY machines
and those using internet relay.

The city council of Ashland, Oregon has received 7 applicants
for a recently vacated seat. One of the seven applicants is
Kevin Bernadt. He is deaf, and in his application letter,
he wants to see diversity among council members.


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About 30 years ago, a young deaf woman, very intelligent,
wanted to attend Gallaudet.
Her mother, an immigrant, felt that college was a waste
of time for young deaf women and that they are better off
finding jobs and finding husbands.
That young deaf woman argued, argued and argued with the
mother – but the mother was stubborn.
DeafDigest editor knew that young deaf woman and felt
very bad for her.
Times have changed.

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Quest, an arts company devoted to giving theatrical opportunities
to the deaf and the disabled, is celebrating its 15th anniversary

December 16, 2012
Busboys & Poets
Hyattsville, MD

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For years one small town in USA had plenty of
jobs for both deaf and hearing.
Bad economy is the reason why it is hard to
find jobs.
For years an agency serving the deaf in that
small town would refer deaf clients to a hearing
disabled agency to find jobs for them.
Times have changed. The disabled agency is
sending back these deaf clients back to the
deaf agency!
Hopefully the economy will get better soon
and deaf job applicants will find employment.

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FCC rules on emergency alert captions


Louis Gan Yee Loong, a deaf artist, was commissioned by the
town of George Town, in Penang, part of Malaysia, to do four
murals in the town center.
He was expected to draw up murals to honor the town’s cultural
heritage. Instead he drew up two murals that promoted family values.
The angry town council told him to stop drawing the two remaining
When tempers got hot, his hearing brother had to step in to
defend the deaf artist.
This deaf artist will not be doing any more murals. It is not
known what will become of the two completed murals.

DeafDigest Blue, this weekend, announced that Rachel
Kolb may be the first deaf person to become a Rhodes Scholar
(at Oxford University).
A clarification is in order. While Kolb may be the first
deaf Rhodes Scholar, she is not the first deaf student to attend
Oxford University.
Being a Rhodes Scholar and being a regular Oxford University
student are two separate things.

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A newspaper story said the person suffers from “defensive

Defensive deafness?

probably means that a person would not listen to something
he does not want to hear

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

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Voice-captioning and automated-captioning is the
best thing to happen for us?

A. DeafDigest does not think so. Quality is not the best
with these auto-captioning software.

send your questions to

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

The Thanksgiving feast is over!  But, the Holiday season feasts are

Speaking of food, we tend to cook more for the Holidays.

Since I am home most of the day, I do the cooking for the family.

Here is a helpful hint for people with who are Blind and vision

When a family member bring home groceries, let the individual who
is Blind and vision impaired put the groceries away.

I find this helpful; I can then remember where it is!

Also, identify any new item or new item shape!

Remind me to tell you the story of when I added baking powder to a
recipe instead of cornstarch.  Are you familiar with the gag reflex?

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 every police department in every American municipality
will reach out to the deaf community



Year 1901 – Miller Reese Hutchinson won a patent to
manufacture the world’s first portable electric
hearing aid. It was called the “acousticon.”
The batteries, used to power the hearing aid, only
had a life of few hours!


DeafNumbers of the Week:


colleges that offer degrees in ASK Interpreting


Deaf College Athletes:

– Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Brittney Daughtry, SO, women’s basketball;
scored 8 points coming off the bench in a recent game; coach said she played
her best game so far in her junior college career

– Hawaii – Peggy Liang, SO, women’s swimming; while swimming in her events, she
is not considered among the team’s top swimmers

– Kalamazoo – Tyler McFarland, so, men’s swimming; was not among the winners
in his team’s most recent meet

– King’s University, Canada – Jonathan Kassian, JR, volleyball; is listed on
the team roster, but stats is not on the web site

– Lake Erie – Eric Klucar, JR, indoor track; is not listed on the roster

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Garrett Scott, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Texas; in a recent interview, he
said his goal was to become the first deaf Black Belt in Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu

– Taylor Seavey, Alaska, off-road triathlon; has posted impressive results

– Victoria Secor – Nebraska Stampede, women’s pro football team; is still
on the team roster, as TE/DE; season starts this coming spring 2013

– Silencer, The, (Carlos Rexach) pro wrestling circuit, Florida

– David Smith, pro volleyball, took part in the Olympics; last season
played in the France’s A League

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–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA   (Three 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 openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Awake Overnight Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm

Secondary Classroom Assistant

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 position.


seeking applicants
MOST Program Counselor
Rockville, Maryland


JFGH is currently looking to hire a MOST Program Counselor fluent in ASL.
Please see the job description below for details.  The hours are 9a – 3p
Monday – Friday.  The pay rate would be between $10.00 – $15.00 per hour
depending on education and experience.  If you know of any good candidates
that might be interested, please share my contact information with them,
or ask them fill out a job application on our website

Resumes can also be faxed to 240.715.9139 Attn: Human Resources.

Job description:
The MOST Program Counselor is responsible for transition programming for MOST
program participants. The MOST Program Counselor will initiate and promote
individuals’ participation in activities necessary to support their Individualized
Transition Plans (ITP), on which each participants goals toward
Self-Sufficiency, Community, and Vocation are identified.

This includes but is not limited to:
– Teaching and facilitating participants’ independence in self-help,
activities of daily living, and safety skills
– Identifying and introducing participants to social, recreational, and
transportation resources in the community, and promoting development of social
– Assisting in determining work readiness, abilities, interests, and preferences,
conducting work readiness training, assisting with completion of
applications and job interviews, and providing job development and job coaching.
Candidates with background in special education, vocational rehabilitation, or
job coaching are encouraged to apply.

–       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience.
–       Fluent in ASL
–       Experience with behavior management and task analysis.
–       Experience with job coaching and job development.
–       Excellent interpersonal communication and problem solving skills.
–       Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
–       Valid MD, VA, or DC driver’s license.
–       Must pass all background checks.
–       Must successfully pass required Drug Screening test.
–       Must be able to lift 50-100 pounds and be capable of kneeling on the floor
to provide assistance to participants.
–       Must be familiar with computers.


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 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



742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Custodian I


Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 70-12

Salt Lake Campus and Orem Location Schedule B

1655 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 DPR 50448/6730

424 South 350 East, Orem UT 84058

JOB SUMMARY   Maintains building and facilities in a clean and orderly condition; removes snow from sidewalks, doorways, etc. as needed; cleans and maintains floors, dusts, waxes and polishes furniture, washes windows, mirrors and other glass or plastic items, empties trash and garbage, cleans walls and bathrooms, etc.; cleans and disinfects areas and equipment; sets up and arranges tables and chairs; repairs, cleans, adjusts and/or performs preventive maintenance on equipment, tools, machinery, etc.; daily travel between Salt Lake City and Orem is required for this position; performs other duties as assigned.


the Position of

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, USDB

Location:          Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 72-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule AD

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50401/6400

JOB SUMMARY   This is an appointed job and reports to the Superintendent of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB).  The incumbent serves as a member of the executive staff in a close and confidential relationship and at the will of the Superintendent.  May respond to management, staff, the public, legislative and/or other entity requests on behalf of the Superintendent; coordinates and/or acts as a liaison between USDB and other agencies, work units, organizations, suppliers, etc.; receives assignments from the Superintendent and relieves Superintendent of administrative detail; provides administrative support; maintains calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments; coordinates travel plans; receives, researches and responds to incoming questions or complaints; provides information, explains policy and procedures and/or facilitates a resolution; tracks current events, legislation and other issues of interest to management and the agency; drafts talking points, takes notes, writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other materials; reviews incoming correspondence; initiates replies as appropriate; routes matters requiring action by staff or other organizations and follows up to ensure actions are completed; reviews outgoing correspondence, edits for procedural and grammatical accuracy, conformance to general policy and accuracy; edits written material, formats and arranges material; some travel required to attend meetings; performs other duties as assigned.

Job Title: Legal and Policy Research Specialist

Date: October, 2012

Department: Policy and Advocacy

Prepared by: K. Lackey

Reports to: Staff Attorney

Approved by: S. Durbin

FLSA Status: Exempt

Basic Function

Responsible for providing legal and policy research to support Paraquad’s policy and advocacy agenda.

Working with the legal, policy and organizing teams on various projects.

Applying legal and policy research to support various projects.

Creating valid methods and tools for collecting data and statistics to support various projects.


.Perform legal and policy research.

.Analyze legal and policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities.

.Apply research to various policy and advocacy projects.

.Maintain current knowledge of the ADA and all other disability rights laws.

.Create and Implement valid methods and tools for collecting data and statistics to support various policy and advocacy projects.

.Other related duties as assigned.

.Perform other tasks as required.

.Complete all mandatory trainings per fiscal year.

.Obtain required advocacy points per fiscal year.

Skills Required

Knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy

Excellent data collection and analysis skills

Knowledge of disability-related laws

Good research, analysis and writing skills

Clear and persuasive communication

Knowledge of various research methods

Ability to work independently and with a team

Education and Training

.J.D. degree preferred or Masters degree in related field


.2 years of legal/legislative data collection and evaluation.

.2 years of experience with disability desired.

.Personal experience with a disability preferred.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
c/o Kay Tucker
5240 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110 or
email to


742 Harrison Blvd.

Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4700 Voice, 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 298-3311 Voice and TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Office Technician I

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 73-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50192/6610

JOB SUMMARY   Receptionist duties to include answering and routing calls, receiving and delivering messages and providing directions to staff and visitors; tracks all vehicle usage and maintenance at the Ogden campus of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) using the state motor pool’s software program; composes, types, and proofreads correspondence and other printed and electronic documents; prepares and processes all incoming and outgoing mail, including collating and addressing envelopes, small packages, and sorting mail for internal recipients; provides supplemental clerical support to program directors and staff; provides copy and FAX services for administration and staff; performs other duties as assigned.

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.



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