DeafDigest Blue – July 21, 2013

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Top stories about the deaf:

Another individual – Russia’ s Valery Rukhledev has surfaced

as the candidate for the presidency of the International

Committee of Sports for the Deaf.

Hardly a week goes by without another deaf ADA complaint

hitting the newspapers. This time it is the Pueblo County

Sheriff’s Office and Pueblo City Police Department (Colorado)

accused of not providing interpreters. It is now in the

U.S. District Court of Colorado.

One way to deal with deafness is to spend hours at a pond

with these lillies. This is what Richard Manganaro, Coplay,

PA, is doing. He is writing a book under his author name

Richard Osborne. He was written up in a newspaper story.

New Zealand giving CI’s at no cost. The government recently

announced a new goal, 40 CIs per year; yes, the waiting list

gets longer and longer.

Famed deaf South African Olympics swimmer Terence Parkin,

trying cycling at the Deaflympics, suffered a nasty spill

while in training. He posted on his facebook page that he

may withdraw!


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DeafDigest editor and his wife are vacationing in France. The plane to

France was from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC area.

There is an avatar (fake human being) at the airport. The name is TSA

Pre-check Avator.

The avatar talks all day, giving important airport information for


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Dulles International Aiport has a ticket booth clerk. His brother is

deaf. He said his brother will be enrolling at Gallaudet this new

semester. He also said that his brother has a CI.

Why do hearing people always mention CI everytime they mention deaf? If

the deaf brother has a hearing aid, would the brother mention hearing aid?

Doubt it.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)

2013-2015 goals





DeafDigest editor, while vacationing in France,

visited the Steum Langue Sourde. Official name is

Organisme de formation en langue sourde.

It is an all-deaf agency which teaches French

Sign Language to people interested in signs -

be it late deafened, oral deaf or hearing people.

The director, Stephane Amosse, is deaf and he has

led the agency to a great period of growth and

expansion. And for the first time this coming

September, the classes will be funded by the

Nantes city government!


France does not have deaf telephone relay services.

Money is tight and the French government do not like

to spend money on some services for the deaf.

Instead, deaf people use email to reach hearing



fellow interpreters not following the code of ethics

regarding client confidentiality

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Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, more and more court reporters began to

use computer-aided transcription (CAT). These court reporters were

able to take advantage of software and hardware being designed and

marketed for the individual user.

Using the same keyboard design, the steno machine manufacturers were

now designing machines that could interface with the personal

computer. The steno machines were able to capture the court

reporters’ steno strokes, and the reporters could then transfer the

data to their computer for translation, editing, and printing of


By the end of the 20th century, CAT had become the dominant method

for taking and preparing the record for court reporters.


hearing people that make this comment -

I know he is deaf but is he impaired?

(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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Melissa Pignatelli-O’Brien is a late deafened-attorney. She is taking

a time out from the legal profession but wanted to continue to

stay in touch wiht law. She is now volunteering for a part time

mediator position with the Summit County small-claims court in

Utah. Part of the reason for becoming is a mediator is to help

the deaf with their small claims legal needs.


Did you know that -

Betty Broecker was a long time activist on the rights and

needs of the deaf; she passed away in 2012. In a long

career she was a teacher, a sign language consultant,

administrator of agencies serving the deaf, etc, etc.

One career, however short, was something she never dreamed

of – editor of the Silent News, a newspaper which closed

up in 2003. The Silent News needed a new editor and so,

hired her then relocated to New Jersey after living on

the west coast. It was slightly misleading. She thought

her new job was as a full time writer. But on her first

day of the job she was told she was the editor. The

Silent News did not want to make it public they were

hiring a new editor until she came on board. to her.

She only lasted a short time because of disagreement

over direction the newspaper was to take.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Well-known deaf actor Ed Waterstreet was featured in the

July 10th edition of Wall Street Journal which chronicled his

career in drama.

(editor’s note: he has since then retired from the acting



News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is it possible for a nation to be considered

first rate (high standard of living) and to be

considered third world – at the same time?

This is in reference to New Zealand! This

nation has been rated as one of the best in

the world. Yet for the needs of the deaf, it

might very well as be considered the worst!

For Marlin Flanagan, a deaf resident of

New Zealand, the nation is the worst when it

comes to providing interpreters. The nation

only has a handful of interpreters. Marlin

wants to become a mechanic and needs to attend

a technical school. He cannot, because of

shortage of interpreters.

(editor’s note: a paradox – continuing

interpreting problems but a big increase

in free CI’s! )


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

While at Starbucks in Paris, DeafDigest editor was

standing in line behind a tourist that wanted to

place an order. A big language barrier took place,

and the first barista gave up and asked another barista

to help her.

No luck; he left Starbucks, frustrated at not being

able to order something.

DeafDigest editor? He simply pointed at a sign and

immediately got his coffee.


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

With so many English-speaking people on the streets

of Paris, a single English word may result in different

lipreaded pronounciations from Britons, Americans,

Australians, India, New Zealanders, Canadians,

South Africans, etc.

For example, the word – automobile – can be pronounced

in different ways that would give DeafDigest editor

terrible fits.




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- Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

- HIV Educator – Los Angeles o LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

- Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

- Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

- Staff Interpreter – Riverside

- LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – 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


vacancies in Accounting

American School for the Deaf

West Hartford, CT


Performs a variety of advanced accounting functions; state and grant

reporting; the school’s accounts receivable functions; and other related

duties as directed.

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 3 years.

experience. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and

Blackbaud Software, including Financial Edge. Experience with accounting

systems preferred. Excellent communication and written skills a must.

Ability to sign or willingness to learn sign language.


Responsible for cashiering functions, performs routine accounting

functions, and prepares Blackbaud accounting information, including

general clerical duties.

Applicant must be a high school graduate; additional post-secondary

education in business is helpful. Must be proficient in the use of

Microsoft Office and Blackbaud Software, including Financial Edge.

Experience with accounting systems preferred. Excellent communication and

written skills a must. Must be able to sign, or be willing to learn sign


For formal/detailed job description visit www.asd-1817.org and click on


Send resume/application and letter of interest to:

Human Resources

American School for the Deaf

139 North Main Street

West Hartford, CT 06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants

will be invited to interview.


position opening

Mental Health Clinician – Deaf Services

Sound Mental Health

Seattle, WA

Join Western Washington’s largest CMHC in beautiful Seattle.

Provide mental health evaluation and treatment to Deaf and hard

of hearing individuals of all ages. Fluency in ASL & knowledge

of Deaf Culture & sign language continuum essential. Master’s

in Counseling or related field and two years job related experience

required. MHP preferred, Chemical Dependency Professional

Certification or CD treatment experience desired. Position is

full time with outstanding benefits, salary DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:

Sound Mental Health,

Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #13-095,

1600 E. Olive St.,

Seattle, WA 98122,

or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to mailto:AnneB@smh.org


Final filing date: July 26, 2013

Job Announcement

Supervising Teacher III

California School for the Deaf

Riverside, CA

Salary: $7,407 – $9,922 Monthly

Final filing date: July 26, 2013

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:

Applications must be received no later than July 26, 2013 by 4:30p.m.

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.


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


job announcement

Executive Assistant

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency

San Leandro, CA

Full-time * Exempt *

This position performs complex administrative and secretarial duties for

the Executive Director. The work performed may include a broad range of

complex responsibilities involving confidential and technical information,

such as scheduling meetings and preparing agendas, taking minutes of

meetings, responding to routine correspondence, visitors and telephone

calls, and researching background material related to political or

community issues. This position reports to the Executive Director.


.        Provide clerical and administrative support for the Executive


.        Prepare legislative letters and other correspondence.

.        Coordinate logistical support, including meeting minutes, meeting

materials, communication access, and scheduling for Board of Directors

meetings, Management Team meetings, agency-wide staff meetings and

functions attended by Executive Director.

.        Coordinate communication and correspondence as needed among Board

of Directors, Executive Director, Management Team, staff, and outside


.        Arrange for travel needs of Executive Director.

.        Manage the headquarters facility to ensure operability of space.

.        Provide support for agency record retention.

.        Arrange for communication access needs within the agency.

.        Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.


.        Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years experience in and knowledge

of office procedures.

.        Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS windows software

(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

.        Proficiency in American Sign Language and fluency in English


.        Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize, analyze,

coordinate, and complete multiple tasks independently.

.        Ability to develop and review letters, reports, policies,

presentations and other management-related documents.

.        Ability to safeguard confidential information from disclosure or


.        Ability to be proactive, motivated, and able to work in a

fast-paced, team-oriented environment

.        Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people.

.        Ability to work odd hours or have a flexible schedule.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and

education. DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance

benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter


DEADLINE: Monday, July 31, 2013 at 5:00pm PST

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:        Send an application (available at

www.dcara.org/jobs), cover letter, three references, and resume to:

Human Resources


14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200

San Leandro, CA 94578

or mailto:hr@dcara.org

Fax: 510-483-2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.


job announcement

Employment Specialist

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency

Campbell, CA

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

DCARA has an opening for the position of Employment Specialist. This

position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in

Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services. The

Employment Specialist will provide services including interpretation for

employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document

assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.


.        Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard

of hearing persons employed

.        Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community

and employers

.        Provide employer education on employability of

deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and

technical assistance workshops

.        Advocate for employability and communication access for clients

.        Arrange job interviews and interpreter client’s job interviews and


.        Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed

.        Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as


.        Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine

eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services

.        Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on


.        Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as

assigned by Director of Employment Services


.        Fluent in American Sign Language

.        BA preferred

.        Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf


.        Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of

MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred

.        Able to travel to appointments within the work week

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.

DEADLINE: Until position filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under

About/Jobs)., cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email

or fax to:

Human Resources

DCARA Headquarters

14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200

San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto: hr@DCARA.org

Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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

Program Manager – Community Rehabilitation Services

Maine Center on Deafness

Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is on the fast track, seeking applications

for the position of Program Manager for a newly developed,

grant-funded position to provide Community Rehabilitation Services to

Deaf individuals and people with hearing loss in the Greater Portland

area. This is a position for a highly motivated self-starter with

management skills and experience who can comply with new requirements

and expectations for job development and job coaching. The Program

Manager will follow enhanced standards for serving nontraditional job

seekers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. This is a 20 hour per week

benefits-eligible position with the potential to expand.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will be responsible for the

following duties and expectations:

* Work with the State of Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to

learn the newly-developed structure of Community Rehabilitation

Providers (CRP) in Maine

* Develop relationships with employers to “sell” them on the idea

of hiring these job seekers

* Develop and direct an Advisory Council of invested partners to

meet on a quarterly basis to ensure program quality and service


* Recruit, manage, and supervise three CRP’s (job coaches) in their

work directly with job seekers and employers, and the completion

of required paperwork

* Prepare and report to Director of Financial Operations

qualitative and quantitative program data to satisfy City of

Portland HUD grant funding requirements

* Provide some direct CRP service to job seekers.

Position Requirements: The Program Manager must meet the following


* Fluency in American Sign Language along with strong written

English and face-to-face communication skills

* Comfort and ability to communicate via live video technology and

other adaptive equipment

* Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint computer systems,

including documentation in a standardized database

* Completion of ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation

Educators) certification course or commitment to successfully

complete the course by January 1, 2014

* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with clients of

varying communication methods who may have multiple disabilities

* The chosen candidate will be required to submit to a criminal

background and a motor vehicle record check that meets company


Additional Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent

interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and

follow-through skills. Any applicant must be a self-starter able to

manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, must be able to

work effectively as a member of a small team and in collaboration

with the community, and be fluent in American Sign Language.

Interviews will contain components in both English (may be written)

and ASL. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of

a reliable, insured vehicle. Extensive travel expected and some

periodic overnight travel may be required. Experience in office

management, Microsoft Office and Access, and front-line service

delivery is a must. Strong customer relations and/or sales background

and previous experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing,

Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind populations is greatly desired.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director, coordinates

projects with other managers and contributes to the advancement of

MCD’s mission and vision.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants shall receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,

creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental

disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Elissa Moran

Maine Center on Deafness

68 Bishop St., Suite 3

Portland, ME 04103



Employment Opportunities

Independent Living Skills Instructors (ILS)

Pathways Services

South Bay Area/East Bay Area (California)


We are currently seeking the following:

Independent Living Skills Instructors (ILS)

San Jose/Santa Clara – South Bay Area

Alameda County – East Bay

Applicants must have:

.        Fluency in ASL/Sign Language (for working with the Deaf)

.        Vehicle with valid registration and insurance

.        Valid CA. Drivers License

.        HS Diploma/GED

.        Current First Aid/CPR certification

Submit resume via:

877- 408-8197 Fax



job opening announcement

Teacher – Elementary

Kansas State School for the Deaf

Olathe, KS

SALARY: Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule

depending upon professional background and experience.

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE: 180 School Days / 2013 – 2014 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:        August 2013

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state

and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other

materials/tests deemed necessary. Implement ASL/English bilingual

methodology in daily instruction. Perform work associated with student

instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials,

direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain

classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students

on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use

appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as

determined by the ASL/English evaluation. Complete and turn in to the

designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub

plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written

reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as

mandated by the State.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for

Elementary and Hearing Impaired. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of

Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract. (ASL and

writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are

required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of

Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services. Also a

Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of

employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled. Send resume and copies of all

college transcripts. For consideration request an official KSD

application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.


CONTACT: Ann Troyer, Human Resources Office; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty

E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment /Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity


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


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


To apply or for more information go to: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu or

contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.




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

Teacher Aide

(Two positions available)

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 31-13

742 Harrison Blvd Schedule IN

Ogden, UT 84404 DPRs 50107, 50425/5210

JOB SUMMARY Assists classroom instructor in working with blind/visually

impaired students, who may have additional disabilities; prepares teaching

materials and tutors individual students under the supervision of the

instructor; communicates the progress of the students to the instructor;

performs such duties as may relate to the motivation and achievement of

students in academic and skills areas; assists with behavior interventions

under the direction of the instructor; assists with routine daily

activities, i.e. bus duty, recess, lunch, bathroom (including diapering),

etc.; drives students to and from activities as necessary; performs other

duties as assigned.


the Position of

Office Technician II

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 30-13

3098 South Highland Drive . Lower Level Schedule TL

Salt Lake City, UT 84106 DPR 50135/6150

JOB SUMMARY Assists and provides clerical support to the Audiology and ALS

departments of USDB; composes and prepares in draft and final form

correspondence, reports, and other printed and electronic documents using a

personal computer and applicable computer software programs; proofreads

documents, reviewing, refining and correcting as necessary to ensure proper

spelling, grammar, format, arrangement of material, and conformity with

standard acceptable English; answers telephone, takes messages, and directs

calls appropriately; does filing; uses various office machines; works with

Audiology department to schedule appointments in rural areas; assists with

organization and updating of hearing aid inventory; communicates clearly


effectively with public, parents, staff, etc.; responsible for paper work

and filling reservations for state fleet vehicles; provides Alternative

Language support by taking and placing phone calls from Spanish-speaking

parents; performs other duties as assigned.

Hiring Full-Time Interpreter or Office Assistant

Aspen Camp in Colorado is looking for a full-time interpreter as well as

an office assistant to join our year-round team. Benefits include salary

based on experience, lodging in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, free

utilities, free activities, and many more.

Check out the job description and apply now at


Email info@aspencamp.org or call 970-315-0513 for more information or


Katie Murch

Outreach Coordinator

Aspen Camp

Office: (970) 315-0513


Discover your adventure at Aspen Camp.

Job Opportunity: Sign Language Interpreter at San Jacinto College .


If you can help San Jacinto College in our search for Sign Language

Interpreters or are interested in the positions, please contact me. Please

allow me to introduce myself; my name is Toni Lerch, Employment Recruiter

supporting San Jacinto College in Pasadena-Houston, Texas for faculty and

staff hiring needs.

Sign Language Interpreter at San Jacinto College in Houston-Pasadena,


Required education/experience/skills (minimum qualifications)

- Must have a Bachelor’s degree (or higher level degree) from an


institution required.

- Must have proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

- Must have American Sign Language (ASL) certification, through State

Board for

Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) or National Registry Interpreter for the



- Must have at least two (2) years of interpreting experience in an


or community-based setting.

- Must be able to travel to all San Jacinto Campuses as needed.

FIVE Full-time positions are available

Salary Grade 23 . typical starting range is $3,676.00/monthly . based on

qualifications, skills and experience.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to contact me for information or if you have any

questions. I would be happy to speak with you.

Thank you.

Toni Lerch, Employment Recruiter

San Jacinto College . Human Resources

4624 Fairmont Pkwy, Suite 106 . Pasadena, Texas 77504

281-998-6192 (office)

Interpreter Staff Position:

Requirements: Nationally certified strongly preferred with at least a few

years experience, computer skills, office support abilities and GREAT

Customer Service.

Benefits: paid time off, health, dental etc…

Team interprets for FAMILY WEEK, M/T/W full days and THURS morning WHEN a

family comes for the program(happens maybe once every couple of months,

but could be more).

Interprets for 8:30 and 12:30 lectures, psyche appointments and nursing

assessments as needed, full office support(copying/filing/phones/assisting

with all intakes), patient care for general things, may take patients out

as needed to see sober houses or to bank(not too often). Assists in

whatever is needed within the program.

HOURS ARE, M/T/W: 8:00-3:00 7 hr shifts w/ half hour lunch taken, so 6.5

paid those 3 days. TH: 8:00-1:30 which is 5.5 for a total 25 hrs/week or

50 hours/pay period.

Elly Carpenter

Supervisor/Lead Counselor

Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program

for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview

2450 Riverside Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55454

612-273-4402 (v/tty)

1-651-964-1439 (VP)

1-800-282-3323 (v/tty/vp)



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Columbus Colony Elderly Care is a unique

150 bed Nursing and Rehab Facility which

provides loving care to deaf, deaf/blind and

hearing residents.

Responsibilities include serving line prep,

service, and clean-up for meals served.

Experience in food service and ASL skills

preferred .

American Sign Language classes

are provided at no cost. We offer

competitive wages and benefits.

Applications are being accepted from

July 8 . July 22, 2013




(614) 891-5055

Haverhill Cooperative School District is looking for

a part time teacher contact ntuite@@sau23.org

New Hampshire


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