DeafDigest Blue – August 18, 2013

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This just in -

Australian political leader Kate Lundy has

promised to push for laws to mandate captions

everywhere. This promise is on one condition -

that her Labor party wins the election!

Top stories about the deaf:

In Japan, there is a weekly magazine called “Weekly Boy Magazine” and it will feature a new comic series. It is titled “”The Form of Voice” and this series

involves a deaf girl. She is being bullied by a hearing boy. He, however, is haunted by his own inner conflicts regarding his cruel treatment of the deaf


The government of Zambia is boasting of its own

economic independence. It is being shot down by

Mukuma Chikwata, president, Zambia National Association of the Deaf. He says this independence

has completely ignored the needs of the deaf.

Secretary of State Kerry has supported the United

Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, saying it is the same as our own ADA.

A deaf British activist has accused non-profit organizations

of ignoring the needs of the deaf, of refusing to hire

the deaf while paying high salaries for its executives

and for pushing own political agendas.

DeafDigest mentioned sometime ago that some audiologists in New Zealand got lazy and certified some deaf children

as being hearing. The angry government disciplined these

lazy audiologists. It is happening again as one audiologist

recently certified two deaf children as hearing!


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A deaf person loves to watch wrestling on TV. Yes, TV

wrestling is fake but often it is fun to watch.

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) did not caption their

DVD wrestling videos.

The deaf wrestling fan was upset. He asked WWE about it, but

WWE was not cooperative.

He then used his Twitter and Facebook accounts to complain

about no captions. One famous pro wrestler (hearing) knows

sign language and he read about the complaints in Twitter and


This pro wrestler went to the WWE office to tell them to

caption their videos. The WWE agreed.

WWE would not listen to the deaf fan but would listen to the

pro wrestler!

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Deaf Seniors of America Conference

Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27





We have about 150-175 deaf attorneys in USA. One of them is

strange. He has been deaf for many years but did not know that

he was deaf! He learned late about Deaf Culture, and said he

hates Alexander Graham Bell (the person, not the organization).

He also hates oralism. But he knows nothing about sign language,

and also knows no deaf people. Strange! Yes.

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The joint TDI-ALDA Conference

October 16-20, 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico

more information at:

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An activist raised the issue of interpreting in a medical

setting in Florida.

This activist stressed that only professional interpreters

can be used, no matter if the deaf patient is accompanied by

a family member that knows sign language.

Reason is impartiality. The family member is emotionally involved with the deaf patient – and may distort the dialogue

between the doctor and the deaf patient.


The big and mighty Wal-Mart cannot escape woes. The latest

one is the lawsuit filed by the Texas Hearing Aid Association,

This group is accusing Wal-Mart of selling hearing aids

without appropriate licenses!

Is Wal-Mart all that bad? Well, this big chain has employed

a large number of deaf individuals across the nation – albeit

in entry level, dead-end, jobs.


being asked:

I can fingerspell; would that qualify me as an


(that person then proceeds to fingerspell A to Z

in a painstakingly slow and awkward manner!)7

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As students are preparing to head off to school this fall, some of

them may ask, “Is CART right for me?”

For people whose first language is ASL, a sign language interpreter

is probably the best choice for their educational needs.  However,

many people are still not aware of the possibilities of using CART in

an educational setting.  CART may be right for many people in high

school and college.  CART can help people who are deaf or hard of

hearing, and it may also be right for people with certain learning

disabilities and people for whom English is a second language.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the method of

providing immediate, verbatim, voice-to-text translation, and it is

an approved assistive device under the provisions of the Americans

with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In a university setting, a student can read along on a computer

screen what is being said by the professor and the students in the

class.  They may also be provided a rough draft transcript of the

class proceedings for future reference.

As more students and parents learn about CART services and the

benefits of CART, they may find that CART is right for them.


hearing people that walk away when you try to pass

a note to them

(hint: they may think you are one of these immigrant


(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,

Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user, etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)



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A hearing criminal in the Philippines was convicted solely

on basis of a 14-year-old deaf witness. The defense challenged

the testimony on basis of the deafness of the witness. The

higher court allowed the testimony, saying that “all persons who can perceive can make known their perception to others may be witnesses. Thus a deaf person is competent”


Did you know that -

Edith Kleberg achieved two firsts – hired as NAD’s first full

time librarian in the early seventies, and then as the first

NAD retiree in 1981. Under her watch, the NAD Library was

probably the #1 library of deaf related books in the nation.

Any and everything you need to know about the deaf or of deafness,

Edith would have pointed you to the right book. Sad to say,

after she retired, the NAD has not hired a replacement librarian.

Not surprisingly, the NAD Library is no longer what it was.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Our Deaf Three Degrees Theory upstaging Hearing

Six Degrees Theory?

The hearing world is huge; the Deaf Community is


There was a story that broke out last week that

given a list of 18 strangers, a group of tested

Internet users (all hearing) were challenged to

track them down. And they did, using between five

and seven Internet connections.

If it is going to take the average hearing

person six Internet clicks to track down a stranger,

it will take us just three clicks, thanks to our

close-knit Deaf Community.


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How bad is shortage of interpreters at mainstreamed


Pretty much bad as far as deaf students in

Portsmouth, New Hampshire are concerned. They are

being forced to transfer to different schools because

of shortage of interpreters at their old schools.

The students are protesting the transfers. Will

the school district listen to them?

(DeafDigest does not know if it continues to be a problem)


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The United Nations is supposed to be protective and supportive

of rights and needs of the deaf. Their list of courts is

long. But to file a case complaining of Deaf Discrimination

will sit in their court system for as long as ten years!


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said:

I bought two miles

buying two miles?

He actually said:

I bought two pies




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*  Health Educator – Los Angeles

*  Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

*  Bookkeeper – Los Angeles

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org


Closing Date:  Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00pm Eastern Time

position opening

School Vocational Educator (Culinary Arts)

Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf

Wilson, NC

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA invites applications for the position of: School Vocational Educator (Culinary Arts)

The primary purpose of this position is to teach individual and small group instruction in career tech areas such as culinary arts, food and nutrition, interior design, apparel design, etc. as well as any academic areas, if necessary, which may be addressed by the IEP for students 9-12 depending on placement at Supervisor’s discretion.  Effective instruction requires becoming knowledgeable about and implementing assigned curricula, implementation of daily-prepared lessons, utilization of acquired and accumulated materials, resources, and manipulatives as well as assessing and documenting students. progress and performance.

This is a 10-month, paid 12-month position that works 1st shift (Monday – Friday) at Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf located in Wilson, NC.  This position will require occasional travel and is subject to a criminal background check.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Possess a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences and Hearing Impairment.

Dual certificate in the area in which you are teaching: Foods and Nutrition, Culinary Arts; Apparel Design; Child Development, Family Studies; Interior Design, Housing

For more information and to apply, please complete an online application at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/index.html

Closing Date:  Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00pm Eastern Time


Part-time Teaching Specialist – 2013-14

American Sign Language Program

Department of Educational Psychology

College of Education and Human Development

University of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational

Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, invites

applications for part-time Teaching Specialist positions in the area

of American Sign Language.  Responsibilities will include teaching

American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, and 3704) at the

undergraduate level as scheduled for Fall and/or Spring Semesters.

Individual(s) appointed will be expected to prepare content, evaluate

student performance, and to meet with individual students as needed.

Minimum qualifications for Assistant Ed Specialist Position:

·      BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or

related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be

considered only if that individual can provide evidence of three

years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)

·      Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Preferred qualifications

·      MA/MS degree

·      Two years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum

Appointment Details:  The person hired will be appointed to a

part-time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 26,


Application Process:            The search committee will begin

review of applications for Spring appointments August 15, 2013.

Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job

Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.  Complete

applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum

vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree and one letter of

recommendation by an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s

qualifications for this position.  Transcripts and letter of

recommendation may be attached with applicant’s on-line application

or sent to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington

240 Vocational and Technical Education Building

1954 Buford Ave

St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion

of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees

are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically

disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all

persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment

without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,

age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status,

or gender orientation.


career announcement

Vocational Program Director I

COPD Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-058

STATUS    Exempt

Primary function:

Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals.  Develops employment options and coordinates job placement efforts by improving the employment outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and persons with disabilities.  Coordinates with employers, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and training delivery systems.  Maintains contractual relationship with funding source, maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists while ensuring that all contractual documentation in client files is complete. Supervise and independently evaluate employees. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential functions:

.    Oversees consumers into the main COPD-NM service program performing intakes and triaging person to appropriate individuals

.    Works with team of COPD-NM staff to review intake information and to coordinate services

.    Develops consumer plans and coordinates consumer activities through the Agency system

.    Reviews referrals and provides intake and initial assessment for program eligibility; completes all required program paper work

.    Provides assessments addressing training needs, support needs and environmental adaptation needs of the work site

.    Develops relationships with community employers to provide a network of training and job placement opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and persons with disabilities

.    Performs vocational counseling, job development, and job coaching .    Collaborates and coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, Welfare to Work, youth opportunity programs, dislocated worker programs, school systems, employers, consumer based organizations, training delivery systems and community vocational rehabilitation programs to increase access to training and job opportunities

.    Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies

.    Management and oversight of contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities

.    Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs .    Acts as a liaison to other community agencies

.    Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures

.    Supports Agency growth through the development of enclave options and NISH contracts

.    Supports the Agency’s use of best practices

.    Consults with staff supervisor, as needed, to assure the competencies of the strategies with staff and the use and integration of techniques with consumers in the program

.    Meets with employers and supports the development of training and employment options for consumers

.    Enters data on consumer demographics, caseload size, and performance measures and develops reports, as requested

.    Maintains communication with referral sources

.    Works with schools and the County to set up classes for Deaf youth and adults in the areas of cognitive therapy and employment retention skills

.    Develops job options and markets potential job openings to include development of OJT contracts; monitors the expenditures of all OJT contracts

.    Writes monthly progress reports, as required

.    Maintains an up-to-date employer contract record

.    Maintains unit records of consumer contacts to include unit counts, attendance sheets, SOAP notes and daily checklists

.    Ensures all contractual documentation in client file is complete

.    Provides follow-up services to ensure client and employer satisfaction

.    Coordinates vocational information workshops for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers and employers

.    Represents agency on planning committees as determined by supervisor

.    Review staff monthly reports for submittal to state entity

.    Reviews all job placements and works with staff and employers on coaching needs

.    Supervise and independently evaluate employees

.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

Minimum qualifications:

.    Bachelor’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field

.    5 years of experience serving as a Vocational Counselor

.    2 years of experience working directly with Deaf individuals

.    Fluent in American Sign Language skills

.    1 year of supervisory experience

.    Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation system

.    Pass drug screening

.    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

Desired qualifications:

.    Master’s in Sociology, Rehabilitation, Counseling or related field .    Proficiency in American Sign Language

.    Additional years of directly related experience

.    2 or more  years of supervisory experience

.    1 year of experience working in Rehabilitation

.    1 year of experience working in Vocational Education

.    First Aid and CPR certification

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

3908 Carlisle NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107


Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068

OPEN        March 14, 2013

CLOSING DATE    Open Until Filled

Equal opportunity employer

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  As a value-driven organization we create an environment where everyone can thrive and meet their full potential. We strive to create the same sense of unity amongst our employees as we do the community members we serve. Through our work, we put into action what we believe in, have hope in, and envision.

Our total compensation package is above the average employer offering sick, vacation and holiday, a Pension Plan, and a 403(b) match, 100% paid health insurance, life, LTD and an array of other competitive benefits. The ideal candidate has a passion for providing support and services to individuals and families in need. This candidate also has hope in the abilities and strengths of the people we serve to find solutions to their struggles and improve their lives.


Job Announcements

The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations

Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations provides services to people who are Deaf and/or communicatively impaired in the areas of education, employment, and ministry.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  The following positions are available:

- Technology Coordinator

Install, modify, and make minor repairs to personal computer hardware and software systems.  Provide technical assistance and training to staff. Develop comprehensive technology plans for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations.  Assist Principals/Directors in troubleshooting computer equipment.  Preview software/hardware, install/assist personnel in installation of hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboards, printers.  Load specified software packages such as operating systems, word processing, or spreadsheet programs into computer. Coordinate activities with network or other information systems vendors. Provide updates, status, and completion information to Administration, problem request tracking system, and/or staff, via voice mail, email or in-person communication.  Advise the Executive Director of all pertinent technology related strengths and weaknesses.

Candidate must possess, previous experience in a school/social service setting.  Experienced with Apple computers and PC.s, knowledge of educational software and internet research.  Experience with SmartBoard technology.  Knowledge of inter/intranet systems.  Knowledge of wired/wireless systems (including servers, mainframes, etc).  Excellent communication skills with students and staff.  Excellent management and organizational skills.  Masters degree and fluency in Sign Language a plus.  Willingness to learn is required.  Proven ability to work as part of a team.

- Teacher Assistant (Leave Replacement)

Assist Teacher in implementing IEP goals for students in the class. Provide assistance in all ADL skills for the student.  Assist with the set-up and preparation for daily classroom activities. Candidate must possess a BA in Education or related area, experience working in a classroom setting, excellent communication skills and fluency in American Sign Language.

Please send resume and letter of intent to: Kathleen Lagalante

Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations

Frost Mill Road, P.O. Box 12 Mill Neck, N.Y.  11765

Or fax to: (516) 922-0093

Email: mailto:Klagalante@millneck.org


position opening

Executive Director

Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Opening Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Closing Date:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required.

Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required.

Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Chairman Apodaca via email at mailto:Mark.Apodaca@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us


until filled

Job Announcement

Supervising Teacher III

California School for the Deaf

Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

California Department of Education

Position: Supervising Teacher III

Director of Instruction

Area: Instruction

Work Schedule:

This position is a 12 month position with vacation hours accrued monthly.


Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Director of Instruction

oversees and supervises the Curriculum Supervisor, Technology and Training

Services Supervisor, Special Instructional Projects Supervisor and all

Instructional Principals.


Provide daily leadership, guidance, supervision and direction to nine

program supervisors

Provide training, support, and visionary leadership in the areas of

curriculum implementation, dual language philosophy, positive behavior

intervention, professional learning communities, standards- based

education and classroom observations

Conduct Instructional Management Team meetings as well as some general

faculty meetings

Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet team with the other

Directors to discuss school wide issues

Provide leadership and training to ensure school wide consistency to

school and state policies, state education code, and federal legislation.

Utilize communication systems which promote and maintain a positive,

professional school climate

Oversee the recruitment and hiring processes for teachers, teaching

assistants, and program supervisors.

Supervise Director of Instruction secretary in the overall operations of

the Instruction Division

Promote positive relationships with staff, parents, students and the

community by soliciting their input and participation in school programs

and activities

Work closely with administrators and support staff in the Business office,

Student Services and Residential program to facilitate coordination of all

services which support the Instructional program

Coordinate and monitor all visiting interns and substitute teachers

Serve as a Disaster Team Leader for the Instructional staff in all

practice drills and in the event of disaster.

Work with Instructional supervisors on staff evaluations and all

disciplinary actions

Required Qualifications:

Five years experience as a classroom teacher in a program for the Deaf

Three years experience as a Supervisor or Principal of teachers

Fluency in ASL and standard written English

Master’s degree and possession of or eligibility for California

credentials authorizing teaching and administrative services

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education

- Ability to use technology effectively

Desired Qualifications:

- Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in

fulfilling the mission of the school

- Knowledge of the professional standards for the teaching profession

- Knowledge of dual language philosophy

- Ability to make presentations to groups and using effective techniques

for decision making

- Skill in managing multiple tasks at all times

- Ability to work collaboratively with others

- Ability to provide mentoring to program supervisors

- Ability to model effective leadership techniques

Salary: Monthly $7,407 – $9,922

*Plus $400 per month or $4800 annually Recruitment & Retention Pay

*Plus $100 per month or $1200 annually upon passing a bilingual fluency

examination or upon providing a certified passing score on the ASLPI

Conditions of Employment:

Pre-employment background checks, fingerprints, tuberculosis test, and

verification of transcripts and


How to Apply:

Submit a completed Employee School Application, official transcripts,

and copies of credential(s) to:

California School for the Deaf, Riverside

3044 Horace Street

Riverside, CA 92506

Attention: Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

Deadline to file:

until filled

Applications are accessible on the Internet ( http://www.cdsr-cde.ca.gov )

in the CSDR Jobs Section, Instructional Application link, or by contacting Rachel Armstrong at (951) 248-7700 ext. 6562

California State Government an Affirmative Action Employer- Equal

Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,

ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religion or

political affiliation, age or gender orientation


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!


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:

Job Title: Residential Program Director


Glenside, PA

Employee Type:

Full Time


Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel. This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing

staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits

overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual

budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs

are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical,

dental and   psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation;

confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean,

safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates

in the completion of required documents, including but not limited

to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly

and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports,

behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms,

etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing,

hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential

support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along

with two years’ experience as a program director, or three years of

experience in a managerial level position in the human services field

working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or

behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

Job Title:

Case Manager


Glenside, PA

Employee Type:

Full time position


This position provides resources and support to clients and their

families who reside in the community and in our residential programs.

Duties: assess service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of

care; develop service plans; provide independent living skills

instructions; advocate for access to public and private programs such

as medical and vocational services.


BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school

diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’

behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong

organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other

visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to

work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas

in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and

Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have

a valid driver’s license.

Job Title:

Residential Counselors


Glenside, PA

Employee Type:

Various positions available


This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging

client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and

aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and

training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual

disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence

and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening



HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license;

advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent

living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;

strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:

Staff Interpreter


Glenside, PA

Employee Type:

Full time position


This position provides interpreting services for: emergency

situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits

with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able

to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.


AA degree with a minimum of three years’ interpreting experience OR

BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of

mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus. Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance

with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR

PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers

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position opening

University Ombuds

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

Requirements: Master’s degree and five years of experience in conflict management, organizational change or closely related experience.  Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Fluent American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.  Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and — as necessary– help the inquirers develop appropriate options and actions.  Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and networking skills regarding the University’s structure, culture, policies and practices.  Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level in the University.  Must have reputation for integrity.  Proven discretion and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, presentations and written correspondence.  Must be able to work as a team member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on hand.

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.


position opening

Chief Enrollment Management Officer

Gallaudet University

Washington, D.C.

Reporting to the President and as a member of the President’s cabinet, the Chief Enrollment Management Officer is responsible to provide leadership for undergraduate enrollment and financial aid, shaping an enrollment program that meets strategic recruitment, retention, and financial goals; leads the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan that fosters an integrative recruitment and admission effort consistent with the University’s strategic goals and direction; engages the entire community to establish strong collaborative efforts in enrollment and retention through to graduation of all undergraduate students, including international students; has direct managerial responsibility and oversight for the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Visitors Center, and Youth and Outreach Programs including pre-college programs such as summer youth programs, career exploration and preparation for college, and transition to college, all to support enrollment growth. This position requires continuous interaction with the President, Provost, academic deans, department chairs, and faculty committees and is expected to develop and enhance valuable partnerships with internal and external constituents to support enrollment growth; assesses the impact of admissions policies as determined by faculty committees, departments and councils; coordinates total enrollment projections, and the reporting on recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of all students; ensures the strategic and responsible awarding of financial aid; and serves as liaison with the Vocational Rehabilitation community including CSAVR and with many other external stakeholders involved with enrollment.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree required. At least ten years of management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff.  Ability to communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and English.

To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.




Caring Works Treatment and Recovery Services located at Hope House in downtown Atlanta is now serving the Deaf and HoH population.

We are a 15 bed treatment center, housing men who want to recover from substance and alcohol abuse. Hope House is the 6th drug and alcohol treatment center for the Deaf in America. Hence, we need to employ sign FLUENT staff.

Currently, we have the following positions open.

1. Full-time Interpreter. The ASL Interpreter will support Deaf staff and clients with oral communications and interactions in various work-place settings. REQUIREMENTS: Only certified interpreters will be considered.

2. Case Manager. The role of a case manager is to work with clients to set personal goals for recovery, identify relevant community resources and maintain accurate documentation of client progress and activities.

3. Addiction Counselor. The Addiction Counselor will engage in individual and group psycho educational and process counseling, relapse prevention planning, and recovery skills development

REQUIREMENTS: Must beASL fluent, have addiction counselor certification or a minimum of three years addiction counseling experience.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be ASL fluent, be able to work in a team environment, experience working with homeless populations helpful. Must adhere to strict confidentiality policies.

If you are interested in a position, please send your resume ASAP to:

OR fax to Wanda Rainey Reed, VP


I am in need of captionists services for the upcoming fall semester. The semester starts on August 19, 2013 and ends on December 13, 2013, with the exception of mini terms course that are noted.

Philana Suggs, MA

Student Services Specialist

Lawson State Community College


Job Opportunity: ASL Teacher . DFW

Announcing immediate opening for a High Scool ASL teacher in Mansfield, Texas to begin as soon as possible.

Certified and qualified teachers may email your resume to the principal, Mrs. Catherine Hudgins at Ben Barber Career Tech Academy. Also, please watch for the online posting for the position to complete the application process online at http://www.mansfieldisd.org

Send resume to catherine.hudgins@misdmail.org


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