DeafDigest Blue – September 21, 2014

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Top stories about the deaf:

Where did the scammed money go to? DeafDigest mentioned

a deaf British family scamming the British government

of nearly $1,500,000 by faking their interpreting fees.

The money went to buy property in Dubai.

Journal of Emergency Medical Services ran an article

saying that huge emergences have made medical personnel

aware of the needs of the deaf.

Drama critics and musical critics are saying this about

deaf actors in a Deaf West production. That deaf

actors have a great sense of musical anticipation

while performing on stage!

Austine School for the Deaf, always a privately-owned school,

has closed up due to lack of private funding. Deaf people in

Vermont are not giving up. They are collecting signatures on

a nationally distributed petition. And they are asking

Gov. Peter Shumlin to fund the deaf school as a state agency.

The legislative body in Northern Ireland enacted a new law

prohibiting discrimination against the deaf that need

mental care assistance.


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In Uganda, a nation in Africa, there is a group

of deaf people that cannot communicate – they do not

know sign language; they cannot read and write; and

they do not know how to gesture properly.

This makes it frustrating for police officers

and social workers that want to communicate with them.

This is a sad situation in Uganda.

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ALDAcon 2014 conference

Association of Late Deafened Adults

October 8th to 12th, 2014

Norfolk, VA





Many deaf employees face job discrimination

(no video TTY, no interpreters, no promotions, etc)

But what is the big irony? There are some social

service agencies that hire the deaf to work with

deaf and the disabled – yet would discriminate

against them!

To help the deaf and to discriminate against them?

This is a cruel irony.

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Federal government wants to hire the deaf





being forced to endure miserable working conditions

at some mainstreamed programs!


As we have seen, onsite CART providers are working in classrooms to

provide communication access. What sometimes happens is that the

people involved in the classroom forget that the CART provider is a

human being who needs to hear and understand what is being said in

order for it to translate properly on the screen.

A CART provider may be asked to sit in the far back corner of a room

in order not to disturb what is going on, but then the CART provider

may not be able to hear what is being said.

Sometimes, in a classroom, the students may get in a small group and

turn their backs on the CART provider. If the CART provider cannot

hear or understand what is being said, the text cannot come up on the

screen even if the screen is right in the center of the group.

Sometimes people look at the screen as being the point of access for

the CART consumer and forget that it’s the person who now may be

located outside of the group who is actually providing the access.


hearing people assuming that the deaf in USA are not

allowed to drive

(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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Many deaf people do not fully understand their legal

rights. This comment was made by an attorney that

works with deaf clients.


Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

- a speech and debate coach


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We all know about the New Jersey captioning lawsuit.

What does DeafDigest has to say about it?

It is that we are between rock and hard place. Regal

shows open captions (which is what we want) but which

is limited whereas the state of New Jersey has ordered

RWC, a piece of obsolete technology (which is not

what we want.

editor’s note: as far as Regal is concerned, it is the

case of What goes around comes Around, because right

now it is the Rochester people the is pushing for



News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

From time to time, reporters from mass media

(Washington Post, Washington City Paper, USA Today,

ESPN, and other local newspapers, have contacted

DeafDigest for questions on deaf-related issues.

Well, USA Today ran a piece on deaf athletes

on college teams, and mentioned DeafDigest as

the source. Almost instantly, DeafDigest was

also mentioned in the CEC news sweep-Council

for Exceptional Children (the very large North

American professional special education



Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

when interpreters are poorly paid in a mainstreamed

setting, they often take 2nd and 3rd jobs just to make

ends meet – and in the meantime they cannot afford these

high RID membership and exam fees!

Who suffers the most?

yes, the deaf kids.


Lipreading: What did that person say?

You thought the hearing person said:

There is floor in the kitchen


The hearing person actually said:

There is food in the kitchen




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* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – West Covina, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go

to our website:


If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume

and application to:

Jeff Fetterman

Human Resources Manager

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.

2222 Laverna Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD: (323) 550-4207

Fax #: (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:gladhr@gladinc.org


position opening

Continuing Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL)

School of Languages and Cultures,

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

Full time continuing position for the academic year beginning January 5,


Required Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in Sign Language Teaching, Deaf Studies, ASL

Linguistics, or closely related field

- 3 or more years of experience teaching ASL, Deaf Culture, Deaf

Studies or related courses at a university/college level

- American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification

or ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Interview) proficiency level

of 4 or better

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience developing ASL curriculum

- Evidence of successful stand-alone teaching

- Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds and/or

who have challenges to learning

- Use of technology to enhance learning

- Ability to collaborate with colleagues at Purdue to develop

expanded curriculum offerings in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies

- Knowledge of research and best practices in Deaf Culture

- American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) Certification

and ASLPI proficiency level of 4 or better

The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester in ASL and

work with a team of colleagues to expand undergraduate course offerings in

ASL and Deaf Studies.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three

letters of recommendation through the mail in paper form only to:

Chair, ASL/Deaf Studies Search Committee

School of Languages and Cultures

Purdue University

640 Oval Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and the position will

remain open until it is filled. For best consideration, materials must be

received by October 31, 2014. Incomplete applications and electronic

applications will not be considered. A background check is required for

employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA. All

individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities,

and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


position opening

Agency Director

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to

include budget development, staff management, contract/license compliance,

grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management. This

individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community

by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding


This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear

sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of

budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation,

Psychology, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work

or Education. You should have five years progressive experience

supervising and managing a community service program plus fluency in

American Sign Language.

Salary is $40,560 – $62,878 depending on experience and educational

background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and

qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org.

Resume to:

Catholic Community Services

Attn: Human Resources,

140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230,

Tucson, AZ 85705

Or email mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

faxed to 520-770-8505.

No agencies please.



position opening

Educational Interpreter

Iowa School for the Deaf

Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is located on a 115 acre campus located on the

southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The campus is within 15 minutes of

downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and


QUALIFICATIONS: An associate degree or a Bachelor of Science degree from

an interpreter training program is preferred. Must possess or have the

ability to obtain a license from the Iowa Board of Sign Language

Interpreters and Transliterators. Ability to work well with students,

teachers, and other providers of educational services. Applicant must

have satisfactory criminal history, adult and child abuse registry, and

pass offenders registry background checks before hire.

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found from the Iowa

Board of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators at

http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/ or (515) 281-0254.


Applications accepted until position is filled. Send

application, cover letter, and any other

credentials/certifications/licensure to:


attn: Human Resources

3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.

Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898

Also include a video portfolio, if you do not have a permanent Iowa

license or an EIPA score of at least 3.5.

Applications are available in the main building at ISD campus or call

712-366-0571 to have an application mailed to you; or applications may be

printed from the Employment section of the ISD webpage:

www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org. Complete job description also located on

the webpage.


Position opening

Contracted Sign Language Instructor

Iowa School for the Deaf

Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa School for the Deaf is seeking individual(s) interested in providing

sign language instruction on a contracted basis. Sign classes may be in

the Council Bluffs area; and/or the Des Moines area; and/or other to be

determined areas around Iowa. Sign Instructor would provide sign language

classes to professionals working in Deaf Education; and/or others

(parents; families). Requirements: native or native-like signing ability

is required; must consistently demonstrate the highest levels of

professionalism and positive attitudes about communicants; previous work

experience in the field of deaf education preferred and/or in teaching

sign language; exceptional communication and organization skills.

Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in ASL Linguistics,

Interpreting, Deaf Education or related field. Preference for ASLTA

certification. For more information or to apply, send resume to Deb

Cates: mailto:dcates@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org


Position Opening

Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist

Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center

Santa Monica, CA

Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)

Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People

Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults,

children, adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of

Deaf Culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two

years. experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are

essential. Position is 20 hours per week with part-time benefits.

CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff

development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.

Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family

therapy or PHD in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible;

ability to respond to crisis situations.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:

Susan Hajiani LCSW

Program Coordinator

Providence Saint John’s CFDC

1339 20th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90404



position opening

Residential Counselor (2nd Shift)

The Learning Center for the Deaf

Framingham, MA

position description at:


If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application

(found on website – http:// www.tlcdeaf.org ) as well as three professional



Seeking Executive Director

Nexus Inland NW

Spokane, WA

Nexus is seeking a new Executive Director to replace a long time Executive

Director who is retiring. The center is looking for someone who

understands the center’s mission and has innovative leadership with which

to steer the center into a new chapter of its 30 year history. Nexus

recently updated its name: Nexus Inland NW . Serving the Deaf and Hard of

Hearing since 1980 and its mission statement: Bridging communication and


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is

responsible for the Agency’s overall leadership and operations in

accordance with the mission and policies approved by the Board. The

Executive Director will lead a highly qualified team focused on serving

the deaf and hard of hearing community. Skills and knowledge valuable to

the center’s future success include: 1) Leadership and Management:

Demonstrates the leadership, initiative and persistence needed to

accomplish the goals and objectives of Nexus; has understanding of

federal, state and local laws regarding non-profits and ensure compliance

with their regulations and a working knowledge of significant developments

and trends in the field of deafness and hearing loss issues as well as

having expertise in entrepreneurism that include development and marketing

which will promote the Center’s mission, values, objectives and


2) Communication: Ability to develop sound working relationships and

cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations through

effective communication with a wide variety of people (written, oral and

other possible modalities). 3) Budget and Finance: Knowledge of community

foundations, governmental bodies and philanthropic communities, ability to

procure funding for the center, contract management by ensuring

established funding requirements are maintained as prescribed by the

lender, expertise in financial management and understanding financial

sources as well as the ability to adapt to ongoing changes. 4) Personnel:

Expertise in organizational management and supervision of

staff/volunteers, maintain a climate which attracts, motivates and retains

a diverse staff of top quality people, ability to manage and or delegate

all aspects of the center as well as cross training of the different

programs within Nexus.

A master’s degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s or equivalent, with 5

years. experience, will be considered. Traveling in order to provide

training and outreach is required. Salary will be based on experience and


Please send a letter of interest with your resume and references to:

Executive Director Search Committee


1206 North Howard

Spokane, WA 99201


position announcement

Director of Business Operations

Rochester School for the Deaf

Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible


The Director of Business Operations is the chief financial officer of the

Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD), responsible for the overall financial

operations of the school, including budget development and administration,

payroll and benefits, cash flow management, accounting, records management,

financial reporting, and purchasing and supply management. The Director

supervises an office staff of four people. Additionally, the Manager of

Facilities and the Manager of Information Technology (IT) are directly

responsible to the Director.

Reporting to the Superintendent/CEO, the Director is a key member of the

administrative team. The Director works closely with the Finance and Audit

Committee of the Board of Directors and consults with the New York State

Education Department (SED) on budget issues.


The ideal candidate should possess a broad training and background in

financial administration, strong leadership and conceptual skills, and

strong communication and interpersonal skills. A bachelor’s degree in

accounting or a closely related field with at least three years of experience

in accounting; a Master’s degree in business administration or Certified

Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.


Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO

Rochester School for the Deaf

1545 St. Paul Street

Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will

be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in

employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression,

age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, gender

orientation, or military status.


position opening

School Counselor

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado

Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to

consider our employment opportunities for School Counselor (School for the

Deaf) for the 2014-2015 school year.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website

http://www.csdb.org/ to view the official job announcement; follow the

instructions to submit a complete on-line application. Contact


Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

33 North Institute Street;

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail: clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)


position opening

Recovery Support Specialist

North Suffolk Mental Health Association

Chelsea, MA

Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health

Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve.

For more than 50 years, we.ve been helping individuals with mental health,

disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve

independence and explore possibilities. A career here is a commitment to

opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our

dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so

deeply for.

The Recovery Support Specialist reports to the Recovery Team Leader. The

Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the coordination

of rehabilitative services for CBFS people and integration/coordination of

all rehabilitative services for their caseload. This paraprofessional

position provides direct services to people under CBFS to include housing,

support, transportation, promote self-determination and decision making,

didactic teaching, advocacy, service coordination, outreach and assistance

with community integration with a person centered treatment approach.

Responsible for developing confidential rehabilitation files for all

persons assigned.


High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly

preferred. At least two years experience with population who has severe

and persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must be fluent

in American Sign Language. Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP

certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of

employment/date of hire.

Interested in this position, please send resume to:

North Suffolk Mental Health Association

Attn: HR / Recruiter

301 Broadway,

Chelsea, MA 02150

Phone: 617-488-5712

Fax: 617-912-7971

Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Affirmative Action Employer – EEO/AA


posting a permanent position

Executive Director

Maine Center on Deafness

Portland, Maine

Maine Center on Deafness is posting a permanent position for

Executive Director at this time. This position is currently occupied

by an Interim ED and we invite qualified candidates to apply for this

position. MCD is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine

who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing

resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general

public to better understand and appreciate Deaf culture and effective

ways of communication.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management

of the organization which will include refinement of current programs

and development of new programs; management of budgeting and financial

planning, maintain compliance of state and local contracts/grants;

fundraising and recruitment, selection, and evaluation of the

management team.

The entire Job description, unfortunately can not be publicized by NAD

but you can view it in its entirety from



https://www.facebook.com/MCDBoard (& click on the link citing

the Executive Director Job description).

If you feel you have the qualifications and are up for a challenge,

please send us your resume to David Pileck, President of the Board at

MCD at mailto:davidmcdboard@gmail.com , Darleen Hutchins

( mailto: darleenmcdboard@gmail.com ), or Echo Kaply-Smith

( mailto:echomcdboard@gmail.com )


vacancy notice

ASL Specialist

Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Mail or email application materials to:

RI School for the Deaf

Office of Human Resources

One Corliss Park

Providence, RI 02908


Application requirements

- Cover letter

- Resume

- CS-14 application

- Responses to supplemental questions

- Two Letters of Reference

- Equal Employment Opportunity Form (optional)

Employment opportunities, application requirements and instructions posted

at http://www.dlt.ri.gov

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be

arranged in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit

official transcripts.

*Subject to FTE approval and available funding

(Position is part of Board of Regents non union staff)


RI School for the Deaf


TITLE: ASL Specialist

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides leadership in ASL development to

students and staff in the acquisition, development and refinement of

American Sign Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and support school-wide

programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff and parents.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Director with

latitude to exercise independent judgment in the performance of

assignments. Work is subject to review on a periodic basis or upon

completion for results achieved and for adherence to professional

standards of conduct.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Generally none. Will work as part of teams and in

collaboration with others to achieve results. May supervise specific ASL

tasks of Teachers and other staff and follow-up on assignments delegated

by the Director.


Develop, refine, coordinate, train and assist teachers in implementation

of ASL curriculum in all classes and subject areas.

Provide ASL instruction and support in development of age-appropriate ASL

skills and knowledge in the classroom group instruction and support to the

teacher including designing and implementing lessons/activities that

support student needs using best practice bilingual strategies.

Provide support to teachers as they develop, implement, monitor, and

revise Individual Education Plans (IEP) related to ASL language


Create, maintain and coordinate administration of ASL assessments for

entering students, 3 year evaluations, annual evaluations and classroom

progress monitoring.

Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture awareness

school-wide through coordination of the ASL/Deaf Culture Events Committee,

Statewide ASL Poetry Competition and other similar activities and events.

Work with the school librarian to expand and maintain ASL and Deaf Studies

resources for students and staff.

Keep abreast of current research & best practices in ASL teaching and


Consistently model ASL/English bilingual communication.

Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

Coordinate and assist with family signacy & literacy events.

Provide direct ASL instruction and support to families to develop ASL

skills and knowledge to communicate with and advocate for their child.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing


Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and


In-depth knowledge and appreciation of Deaf culture and community.

Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents,

school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL

and English.


Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English as evidenced by a

SLPI rating of Superior plus

Experience providing ASL services to students who are deaf and hard of


ASLTA training preferred.

Teamwork and leadership skills.

EDUCATION: Master degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Deaf

Studies or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years experience in providing ASL services to

students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. and/or any combination of

education, knowledge, skills, and experience that is substantially



Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Describe your qualifications for the ASL Specialist position and be

specific about your educational background and experiences that make you

an ideal candidate for this position.

Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.

Explain why you want to be the ASL Specialist and describe your

philosophy/approach to teaching staff how to develop and implement an

ASL/English bilingual learning environment.


employment opportunity

Principal, School for the Deaf

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), invites you to consider

our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to visit

CSDB’s website at: http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/ where the official job

announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its

entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified

employment. This job announcement is open until the position is filled.

The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate

education and experience. Annual Salary Range: $82,506 to $94,021.

Excellent benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

33 North Institute Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

(719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)


open positions

Center for Human Development

Springfield, MA

Center for Human Development is seeking dedicated, compassionate staff for

a new, innovative program providing residential services to deaf

individuals with developmental disabilities in a house adjacent to

Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Residents will have access to

campus activities, facilities and entertainment.

- Program Supervisor

The ASL proficient supervisor responsibilities include supervision of

direct care staff and coordination of Springfield College intern

activities; interfacing with Springfield College to recruit interns;

implementation of client treatment plans; participation in on-call

rotation, oversight of documentation, oversight of facility upkeep and

maintenance; serving as a liaison to external providers and the community


Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the

population as well supervisory experience. Must have excellent oral and

written communication and must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf

and hard of hearing encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree in related

field required. Reliable automobile and valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition


- Assistant Supervisor

The ASL proficient assistant supervisor responsibilities include assisting

with the supervision of direct care staff and coordination of Springfield

College intern activities; implementation of client treatment plans,

participation in on-call rotation; assisting supervisor with oversight of

facility upkeep and maintenance; participating with supervision in

liaising with external providers and the community at-large.

Qualifications: ASL proficient; minimum two years’ experience with the

population. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and

must be proficient in use of computers. Deaf and hard of hearing

encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Reliable automobile and

valid driver’s license required.

To Apply: Visit www.chd.org/careers and apply online to requisition


- Residential Staff

The ASL proficient Direct Care Staff responsibilities include supporting

clients’ activities of daily living, administering medications as needed,

advocating for individuals within various community settings, providing

opportunities to optimize clients’ independence and quality of life, and

interfacing with Springfield College and the Springfield College interns

working within the residence. Staff will develop professional and

supportive relationships with clients and provide support and guidance

with a person-centered focus.

Qualifications: Candidates will be ASL proficient; ideally have a

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; possess strong interpersonal

skills; empathy for others; demonstrated commitment to serving those with

significant needs; ability to work well within a team model and

independently. Computer skills necessary. Must have a vehicle for work

use and current driver’s license; ability to complete medication

administration training; deaf and hard of hearing encouraged to apply.

All candidates must complete and pass background record screening process.

To Apply: Visit http://www.chd.org/careers and apply online to




Employment Opportunity

School Leader – Delaware School for the Deaf

Newark, Delaware

Salary: $106,965 – $113,793

Start Date: Mutually Agreeable Date


- Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related field

- Delaware Eligibility for School Principal/Assistant Principal


- Administrative experience preferred

- Minimum five years of teaching experience in deaf education

- Knowledge of Federal (IDEA) regulations for Special Education

- Knowledge of current research and best practices in education of

the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

- Fluency in American Sign Language

- Successful completion of the Praxis I or Praxis Core (Only for

those candidates not already certified)

- Prior experience with scheduling, professional development and

curriculum for students/staff preferred

See complete posting on the Christina School District Website

Website: www.christinak12.org


Human Resources Office

600 North Lombard Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

PH: 302-552-2650 – FX: 302-552-2651

The Christina School District is an EOE/M/F/H/V


open positions

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

positions in different parts of the state


Middle GA


Macon, Georgia – the “Song and Soul of the South”! Where you can hike

through the ancient Indian mounds and experience the state’s largest

collection of African American history, art, and culture. Sit on the

dock with R&B music icon Otis Redding’s life size bronze statue, or

stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and

architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Sample mouth

watering soul food or try signature dishes from local restaurants in

a town where a night out means fine dining, drinks, or dancing, but

also a moonlit walk among Old South mansions, a Broadway play, or a

live show at the birthplace of Southern rock.

- Athens

Athens: North East GA, College Town


In the sweltering Georgia heat, no place is as cool as Athens. This

hip college town is home to the University of Georgia, Pulitzer Prize

winning authors and famous rock musicians. Explore the downtown area,

where Victorian buildings are filled with an eclectic combination of

independent coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Named “Live

Music Central,” Athens’ busy music venues are known around the world.

Throughout the decades, this classic city has grown in sophistication

to become a unique portrait of Southern heritage and hospitality.

Rome has a strong arts community, a passion for history and a respect

for the three gentle rivers winding through the heart of the city.

Our attractions, historic sites and natural beauty are tempting, but

what really stands out are the people – the smiles – the Southern

hospitality that offers an open invitation.

Whether you are visiting to shop for antiques or to hike our rich

mountain trails, you will never forget “where the rivers meets the

mountains begin.


Current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year

The Georgia School for the Deaf

Cave Spring, Georgia


All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals

in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to

make successful life choices.


The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and

extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further

academic, social and career success. This is achieved in a fully

accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment,

which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group.

This fosters positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each

student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter

beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning

philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their

use of both ASL and written English.


Northwest Georgia’s picturesque Vann’s Valley is the home of the Georgia

School for the Deaf, Georgia’s only residential school serving Deaf and

Hard-of-Hearing students. GSD was established in 1846 on the grounds of

the Hearn Academy by one of its teachers, O. P. Fannin. A log cabin and a

$5000 legislative grant began a more than 160-year-long tradition of

service to children across the state. GSD was the eleventh residential

school for the Deaf established in the United States. GSD has an

expansive campus of 480 acres in the small community of Cave Spring. The

relationship between Cave Spring and GSD is unique because many residents

and business owners are able to communicate with sign language.

Below are vacancies for the upcoming school year:

- Paraprofessional

- Residential Advisor

- Nurse, School Clinic

- Teacher

- Graduation Coach

- American Sign Language Specialist

- Reading Content Specialist

- Life Adjustment Supervisor

- Sign Language Interpreter

- Recreation Director

We invite interested parties to visit the GSD website at:

http://gsdweb.org and learn more about our school and campus. For

specific information on the vacancies listed above, click on the

Employment link (home page) for the official job announcements in their

entirety, including a description of duties, minimum/preferred

qualifications, salary/benefits information, application instructions as

well as the required State of Georgia Application for Employment form.

The Georgia School for the Deaf is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia School for the Deaf

Personnel Office

232 Perry Farm Road SW

Cave Spring, GA 30124


position opening

Clinician LSW/LCSW

ACCESS Outpatient Services

Paterson, NJ


As a key member of our ACCESS Outpatient Services, providing behavioral

health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people in NJ, you will provide

psychotherapy and case management services to Deaf/HOH individuals and

their families.

Recognized as the leading provider of behavioral health services to this

population in NJ, you will have opportunities to provide consultation to

various agencies, psychiatric service providers, and school settings,

on-site and in the community.

As needed, your expertise in working with Deaf individuals will also be

called upon to assist agencies by providing assessment and recommendations

about the deaf individual to increase their understanding and their

capacity to provide appropriate accommodated services to Deaf/HOH people.

To qualify, you must have:

- Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling

- NJ State licensure or eligibility

- Superior American Sign Language skills/experience working with


- Demonstrated clinical skills, treatment planning, coordination of


- Excellent written communication, analytical, problem-solving, and

organizational skills

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a

comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please email

your resume to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


career opportunities

PAHrtners Deaf Services

positions in Pittsburgh, PA & 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 and in Pittsburgh,

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!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is

rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school

graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of

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 in Deaf

culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

- Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults

with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full

Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program – Full

Time; Glenside location

Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with

Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs – Full Time;

Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for

Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside


Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each


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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager

PAHrtners Deaf Services,

614 N. Easton Road,

Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:ewilliams@pahrtners.com

Fax: 215-884-6301


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