DeafDigest Blue – July 7, 2013

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Top stories about the deaf:

The National Relay Service has made possible for the

deaf Australians to make relay calls for the first

time. The new service started this week.

Angry supporters of the closed Deaf Studies Centre

at University of Bristol have accused the university

officials of not telling the truth as to why they

have shut down the department.

The RID has announced its 50-year Plan, as part of

its new mission. This brand new mission is only as

good as interpreters willing to sign on as members.

RID is only as strong as the members behind it.

How many interpreters work with the deaf in Saudi

Arabia. Just eight that serve approximately 750,000

deaf Saudi Arabians. This has become an issue with the

Arab Federation of Organizations Working with the Deaf.

And even worse, five of them work at one school!

Connie Robinson has been appointed as the director of

the Deaf Family Literacy in the midsouth (Tennesee(

region. She is deaf.


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Many of us get our coffee from Starbucks and our

sandwiches from Subway.

Some Starbucks are deaf friendly. Other Starbucks

are not deaf friendly. Some Subways are also deaf

friendly. Other Subways are not.

Depends on the manager. Depends on the store


Some managers post signs that are near the

deaf customer. Some managers post signs that are

far away. Same with size; if shop is small, then

signs are near us; with big stores, signs are

far away.

DeafDigest editor prefers to go to small

stores – because of these near signs!

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Deaf Seniors of America Conference

Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27





Bury Hard of Hearing? We bury the hard of hearing?


Bury is the name of a town, about 60,000 people

in the northern part of England. And there is an

organization that is called – Bury Hard of Hearing!


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Hearing Loss Association of America to host 2016 IFHOH Congress

more information at:

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ADA never rests. It is never cast in stone. This being

said, there was a newspaper story of deaf and disabled

groups waiting for more court decisions and more

federal regulations on internet accessibility issues.

Once this is said, the deaf and disabled groups

will again go after the remaining weak portions of

the ADA.


Deaf leader Gustavo Vergara said:

Television programs do not think about the deaf, the museum and theater do not have sign-language interpreters so the deaf crave cultural opportunities in their own language

Gustavo Vergara, who? He is the president of the

Association for the Deaf, which is in Chile!


being interrupted by a hearing person in the audience that


I like that sign, could you repeat that sign for me?

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In the early 1970s, a number of court reporters and companies were

looking at the opportunities that were available by using

computer-aided translation (CAT).  However, in the initial stages of

CAT, the computer that was being used to translate the reporter’s

steno notes was not at the same location as the reporter.  The data

was sent over phone lines to a processing unit at another location

for some of the systems, and in other cases the data was sent on


The debate at this point became whether to use a mainframe computer

with a universal dictionary, which resulted in very fast translation,

or to use a minicomputer and a personalized dictionary, which

resulted in a much slower but more accurate translation because it

was tailored to the individual reporter’s writing style.  Even the

“minicomputers” were so large that they would take up most of one

wall of an office.


being asked this question -

how can deaf people enjoy parties if they can’t hear music?

(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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Job opening

kitchen and bathroom installer

Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,

painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at http://info@surdusremodeling.com

or VP at 202-400-2655



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A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed

against Tandy as a result of a physical scuffle between a

deaf customer and a Radio Shack salesperson. It started

when the salesperson challenged the authenticity of

the deaf customer’s credit card. The deaf customer reacted

by grabbing his credit card out of the salesperson’s hands.

A melee then resulted.


Did you know that -

Kirsten Cummings, a deaf woman, played basketball at University

of Arizona and then 14 seasons as a pro, first overseas and then

just as when her career was winding down, last season in USA.

She has been involved in a range of activities – National Senior Women’s Basketball Association, competitive sailing, physical

therapist for older athletes, California Senior Games Association,

in addition to teaching some college courses.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

In baseball news, Curtis Pride has finally come back to the majors after several seasons in the minor leagues. The Yankees have called

him up from their Columbus farm team. And in his first game with

the Yankees, he hit a homerun.

(Pride currently coaches baseball at Gallaudet)


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The AgBell-Deaf Bilingual Coalition confrontation,

or was it non-confrontation, took place last week

in Milwaukee.

Said an observer:

to DBC’s credit, they were very well-behaved. No

trouble at all. One person tried to enter the

Convention Center and was turned away. It was learned

he just wanted to go to the bathroom!

Both sides won the publicity battle, and so, it was

a draw.


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

there was a story on a Phoenix TV news program about the

daughter of a traffic reporter getting implanted.

Yes, you guessed it – the report was not captioned!


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a deaf person was idly chatting with a hearing person

the deaf person thought the hearing person said:

I bought my camera at the born shop

born shop?

he actually said:

I bought my camera at the pawn shop




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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


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


position opening

General Manager

Communication Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Flint, Michigan (Genesee County)

Program:     Administration Reports to:    Board of Directors

Supervises:     Deputy Directors Status:         Exempt

Communication Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CACDHH) is looking for a General Manager.  This position will be the principle officer for CACDHH and report directly to the Board of Directors.

Duties will include:

.    Administer and evaluate the effectiveness of CACDHH.s four programs, Community Housing, Community interpreting, Senior citizens outreach and MSD.

.    Supervise day to day operations of five departments.

.    Negotiate, review and approve contracts with renters, funding agencies, various Community Mental Health organizations, Michigan School for the Deaf, and contract interpreters.

.    Prepare annual operating budgets, develop annual growth plans, projections and present them to the board for approval.

.    Maintain Organization’s records, prepare and present management, operations and cost analysis by program reports to the Board of Directors.

.    Insure Compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

.    Maintain relationships with the deaf community, all vendors, funding agencies, renters, landlords, community mental health organizations, contractors, and consultants.

.    Solicit new business, develop and implement new marketing plans and strategies.

.    Perform Human Resources function including hiring, terminations, employee reviews, and discipline. Review, maintain and update employee handbook, job descriptions and personnel files.   Present all changes for board approval.

.    Review benefit plans for compliance with all federal, state and local law.

.    Develop, improve and expand relationships with agencies and organizations serving the Deaf community. .    Perform any other duties, prepare reports, and act as liaison to the community, civic groups, government agencies and elected officials as directed by the board of directors or appointed committees.

Qualifications and Requirements:

.    BA Degree required Masters preferred

.    Must be fluent in American Sign Language(candidate will be tested using ASLPI)

Strong Communication skills (ASL, Verbal/Written)

.    Strong Communication skills (ASL, Verbal/Written).

.    Must have working knowledge of standard administrative, accounting and human resources practices.

.    Ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, a self starter with a proven track record leading an organization and have prior management experience.

.    Must be familiar with Michigan Public Act 204.

.    Public Speaking Skills

.    Non profit experience a plus.

Salary commensurate with Experience. Please submit cover letters, resume, wage history and expectations to mailto:jobs@cacdhh.org


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!

Glenside, PA


PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

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

- Job Title:      Residential Program Director

Location:    Glenside, PA

Employee Type:    Full Time

Description:    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.

Qualifications:     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:    Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:    Glenside, PA

Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides individualized supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:     BA in Psychology, Counseling or any other human services field; must have two years. experience with individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and able to work in a team environment.

- Job Title:    Residential Counselors

Location:    Glenside, PA

Employee Type:    Various positions available

Description:    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 shifts.

Qualifications:     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:                   Office Manager

Location:    Glenside, PA

Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position supervises support staff, directs various aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees payroll, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps create procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the benefits department, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees invoicing and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.

Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, plus three years office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

- Job Title:    Staff Interpreter

Location:    Glenside, PA

Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    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.

Qualifications:     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 Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/deafjobs


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 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.



Lovers Lane Academy for the Deaf (LLAD) Teaching Position

Lovers Lane Academy for the Deaf (LLAD) (location: 9200 Inwood Rd, Dallas) has an open teacher position in the elementary department. LLAD is seeking a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work and participate in the process of program expansion. The job posting is open and applications are currently being

accepted. The job posting will close when a qualified applicant is hired, but not before July 15, 2013. All potential candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.


- Cover letter

- Professional resume

- Three (3) signed letters of recent recommendation

- Photocopies of official transcripts


LLAD seeks an enthusiastic, energetic and creative individual with fluency in American Sign Language. The successful candidate will have:

1. Must be able to communicate in American Sign Language and English

2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in teaching children with varying types of challenges and abilities

3. Skilled in developing lesson plans and documentation specific to student.s needs, parent.s goals, and school.s requirements

4. Able to develop and use a variety of teaching strategies to meet student needs

5. Highly motivated to see each student succeed

6. Cooperative and able to work with a team of coworkers

7. Flexible when changes occur

8. Able to take direction and instruction from supervisor

9. Ability to communicate effectively with parents and staff.

Primary Purpose

Provide students who are deaf/hard of hearing with a language-rich environment designed to build an individual intact language system. Create activities for developing skills as established through parent and school meetings. Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curriculum and prepare lessons and other instructional materials according to ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, school capacity as assigned.



. Must have a BA/BS in Deaf Education or a related field

Special Knowledge/Skills

. An earned degree in an education or related field.

. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.

. Able to exhibit depth of theoretical knowledge and EC-6 application of ASL/English bilingual philosophy and other evidence based practices in Deaf Education.

. Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of L1 and L2 learners.

. Demonstrated teaching skills.

. Knowledge of language development skills

. Appropriate sign language skills for instructional purposes required to achieve the goals of the assigned position

. Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area

. Ability to communicate with deaf and/or hard of hearing individuals

. General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

. Ability to swim/supervise students in pool and physical activities/exercises


. Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff

. Implement an instructional or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required

. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned

. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned

. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal


. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development students

. Manage student behavior and administer discipline, including intervening in crises

. Keep informed of and comply with regulations and policies

. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other required documents in timely manner

. Perform all other related duties as assigned in a timely manner


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

. Maintain emotional control under stress.

. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.

. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks and other classroom equipment.

. Must be able to swim/supervise students in pool and other physical activities/exercises

. Work with a wide variety of skills and needs

. Able to adjust quickly to changes and new demands

Please email all applications and questions to:

Dr. Kristen Dacres: kjdacres@deafacademy.com


Peggy Key: peggy.key@deafacademy.com

LLAD is located inside the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church at 9200 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX.


Life Skills Coach – Deaf Group Home

Aspire Indiana, Inc. currently has the following positions: full-time Life Skills Coach, part-time Life Skills Coach and PRN Life Skills Coach available at their 24-hour Deaf Group Home located in Indianapolis, IN. The Life Skills Coach (LSC) will provide skills training and development to seriously mentally ill adults.  Duties include, but are not limited to: orienting consumers/clients to psychiatric rehabilitation process, observing and documenting their independent living skills, teaching critical skills (e.g., hygiene, personal care, safety, meal preparation, housekeeping, money management, etc.), as needed to reach the individual’s goals, training consumers/clients in the use of community services (food pantry, library, public transportation, etc), as needed, transporting residents, monitoring their health and self-administration of medication, and any other duties assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience Requirements:

. High School Diploma or equivalent

. Minimum of one (1) year related experience in a service capacity to individuals in need (e.g., children, youth, elderly, physically, emotionally, and/or mentally disabled, special needs, nursing care, etc.)

. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines

. Must be capable of exercising good judgment in crisis situations

. Must be extremely detail oriented

. Good communicator

. Good presentation skills

. Must be flexible and cooperative

. Must be able to learn quickly and grasp new procedures and concepts

. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

. Ability to work and effectively deal with multiple types of personalities in a variety of situations

. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

. Must be results driven

. Professional presentation

. Must be self-motivated and research oriented

. Must possess and demonstrate good problem solving skills

. Must support diversity

. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals

. Must have knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness

. Must maintain a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance and a driving record that meets the guidelines and requirements of the organization

Desirable Qualifications:

. Previous work experience in a health care setting; preferably Mental Health

. Prior work or life experience with adults who have a serious mental illness

Job Title:Emergency Management Specialist (Disability Integration Advisor)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:FEMA-MJ007-IM/COR-13

SALARY RANGE:    $50,287.00 to $65,371.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Tuesday, July 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:    AD-0089-11

POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time – Excepted appointment not to exceed [2 years];


DUTY LOCATIONS:    MANY vacancies – Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. citizens and nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

This position is being announced under FEMA’s Incident Management CORE Program (Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery employees).  These positions are authorized under P.L. 93-288 to perform temporary disaster work and are funded from the Disaster Relief Fund.  Appointments are excepted service, temporary appointments.  This is a 2 year temporary appointment in the Excepted Service.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.


You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.

Travel will be required.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.


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As a Disability Integration Advisor in FEMA’s CORE Reservist Program, you will be responsible for:

Participating as part of a team in facility site evaluation for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) within 48 hours of a validated State’s request.

Working collaboratively and providing guidance to External Affairs, Community Relations, Individual Assistance, Recovery and other program areas that interface with the community.

Providing guidance for State and local governmental agencies to assist with ensuring people with disabilities and/or other access and functional needs, have equal access to programs and services.

In collaboration with Support Services Branch or designee, provides guidance & technical assistance to Individual Assistance, IT and Logistics staff to establish accessibility at Disaster Recovery Center locations.

Advising Support Services Branch and Equal Rights Advisors in the identification and evaluation of disability laws and regulations as they relate to space compliance in the various field locations.

Working with various entities to insure all programs and services meet the needs of individuals, agency priorities and policies, as well as federal laws and guidelines.

Collaborating with disability community members, advocates, and service organizations to meet the needs of survivors affected by a disaster. Acts as a liaison with community members and FEMA programs to address survivor needs.

Working with Voluntary Agency Liaisons in support of long term recovery efforts.

Providing guidance and technical assistance to the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, National Recovery Coordination Office and participating agencies. Participates in the National Disaster Recovery Framework when necessary.

Constructing and maintaining a local advocacy and services network.

Providing guidance regarding physical, programmatic, and effective communication access in all phases of emergency response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness.


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You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

The incumbent must have extensive knowledge and experience in disability related civil rights, laws, and regulations, integration, full inclusion and independent living philosophy Skilled vs medical model.


Your application includes your:

1.  Resume,

2.  Responses to the online questions,

3.  Required supporting documents;

Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position.  You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If you are qualified, you will be referred to a selection panel for consideration.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

To preview questions please click here.


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Benefits:  DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select .benefits..


Other info:

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

You may be required to work overtime, shift and weekend work with little advance notice.

You will be subject to a one-year trial period (unless already completed)

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time. When activated and deployed, you serve in a federal travel status and are entitled to lodging, transportation and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel regulations.

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.


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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday) – see Agency Contact Information. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us as soon as possible.

Step 1 – Create or Upload a Resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.com)

We suggest you go to the end of the “Qualifications & Evaluations” section of the job announcement to preview the online questions. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Resume Tips

Step 2 – Apply Online

Click the “Apply Online” link on this page. You will then be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. After selecting a resume, click on the “Apply for this position now!” link, and follow the prompts to register (if you have not already done so). You will then be required to answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on “Application Status.” Click on the position title, and then select “Apply Online” to continue.

Step 3 – Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application

If this is your first time on FEMA’s CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select “Take me to the assessment” and click on the “Continue” button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the “Finished” button.

Step 4 – Review and Confirm Your Submission

You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents. (See Step 5 for details.) Once you click “Done,” you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click “Finished” at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted. You may also track your application status from your USAJOBS account.

Step 5 – Submit Required Documents

You can submit any required or optional documents (described below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your social security number from anything you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:

1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you have already loaded on USAJOBS. OR

2. You may upload a document to an existing application by logging in to your USAJOBS account. Click on “My Applications” and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on it and select “Apply Online.” Move through your existing application until you reach the “Documents” page and select “Upload” to add a document to your application. Be sure to review your complete application to confirm that the document(s) uploaded properly.

In the “Application Review” section, you should see your uploaded documents listed on the “Vacancy Documents” screen. Once you see them, click “Finished;” you will then be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the “Faxing Supporting Documentation” instructions. The fax number is on the cover-sheet.


1.  Your résumé

2.  Your responses to the job questionnaire. You can preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process. Please refer to the link under the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section of this announcement.

3.  Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf“>here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx“>here for more veterans. information.


Marie Jordan

Phone: 800-879-6076

Fax: 999-999-9999

TDD: 800-877-8339

Email: virginia.jordan@fema.dhs.gov

Agency Information:

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

Please read entire announcement

Please apply online

Washington, DC



Fax: 999-999-9999


Open Date: June 13th, 2013

Close Date: June 25th, 2013

Employer: Arizona Center for Disability Law

Contact: Peri Jude Radecic

Email: pradecic@azdisabilitylaw.org

Phone 1: (520) 327-7754

Phone 2: (520) 327-9547

Job Title: Staff Attorney Location: Tucson or Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:

POSITION:                Part-Time Staff Attorney (Tucson or Phoenix)


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