DeafDigest Gold – August 17, 2014

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:



This week’s ASL Videos with captions:





Tablet Viewing Made Easy

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It works with virtually ANY tablet, full size or mini, that

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Top stories about the deaf:

Discovery Digital Networks, a provider of

videos, said that captions help increase the web traffic views.

The Wilmington Club for the Deaf Inc.

in Delaware has put its clubhouse building

for sale. Reason is low attendance at club

events. Club officers have reached out to the

deaf community to visit the clubhouse but

attendance continued to be low. The club will

continue but without its clubhouse.

If you are a fork lift operator, the NAD wishes

to hear from you. More information at:


A business dispute that has involved a deaf-owned

interpreting company in Great Britain resulted

in an arson attack of the company headquarters.

The police has arrested one person and is seeking

other suspects.

The North Dakota School for the Deaf has a new

superintendent – Connie Hovendick. While the

Devils Lake campus has very low enrollment,

the school serves the entire state and has outreach offices in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck, Minot and Rolla.



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True story about 40 years ago. At a national

deaf basketball tournament, a bus brought deaf

fans from the hotel to the tournament gym.

One night after the games were over, there

was a long line of deaf people waiting for the


They waited for almost one hour before the

bus finally arrived.

Why was the wait long? Because the tournament

committee was broke and had no money. The bus

drivers wanted to be paid first or they won’t

pick up deaf fans!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:


if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another

computer, click on bottom video



ALDAcon 2014 conference

Association of Late Deafened Adults

October 8th to 12th, 2014

Norfolk, VA





The ABCFamily network is supposed to show only family

friendly TV programs. Yet there are accusations that

the Switched at Birth is more of a Soap Opera than

as a Family Friendly TV show.

They are saying that if it is really a soap opera then it should be moved to these daytime soap opera channels.

There were many plots on the Switched at Birth episodes that are not appropriate for viewers of the ABCFamily network.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:


if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another

computer, click on bottom video



2014 Deaf Mid-Atlantic Festival

November 15-16, 2014

West Friendship, MD





(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

complaining about interpreters’ high salaries


Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may

not work with iPad.


Florida Association of the Deaf

read about it at:




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We specialize in remodeling kitchen, bath, and basement of your

dreams throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at http://www.surdusremodeling.com

Contact Elijah Gold for FREE ESTIMATE at:

mailto:info@surdusremodeling.com or VP at 202-400-2655



Deaf Book

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DeafDigest editor has many deafness-related books in his private library.

The posting is at no charge


Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who 1s/was a

– supermarket general manager

this website is growing every weekend:



Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do hearing people hate captions?

A. They say it distracts them while watching the



Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Public restrooms are difficult for me, since each

bathroom is designed differently. My 8 year old grandson

has been very helpful guiding me to the bathroom. He will

pull my arm then get in back of me and push me to the

urinal stall! Then he would take my arm and place my hand

under the soap dispenser and guide me to the water facet.

And. for a grand finale, he will guide me to the turbo

hand dryer! Very effective guide, I have!

By the way, my new cane, a few months old, has a rolling

tip. It does roll when I place it next to the stall.

Umm…. reaching under the urinal stall… that is another story to tell!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that movie captions will be automatically turned on

when there are deaf people watching the theater movies.



Year 1972 – serious CI research begins. As a result

the Deaf Community has never been the same


DeafNumbers of the Week:


Executive Directors that served the

National Association of the Deaf over the years


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Cassidy Walter is a new freshman player with the

women’s soccer team at Carroll College in Montana


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Demi Skinner, herself deaf, has been named to

the Australian National U-19 women’s basketball



DeafSports Library:

2014 Deaf Recreational Volleyball Tournament

Frederick, MD

open to all teams



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* EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

* Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

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

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, 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

Employment Specialist

Mill Neck Services

Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified Per Diem Employment Specialist to join a team of professionals who provide employment services for individuals who are Deaf and/or have additional disabilities.

Work with clients through all phases of job search through on the job training. Assume responsibility for client files, maintaining appropriate and contemporaneous documentation and materials relative to their employment. Job developing / sales experience a plus.

Candidate with BA/BS preferred. Must possess at least an AA/AS degree and be computer literate. Must be proficient in American Sign Language.

Must be willing and able to work weekend and evening/night hours as needed.

For Long Island locations, a valid driver’s license and dependable car needed. Ability to work in NYC metro area preferred.

Please send resume and letter of intent to:

Kathleen Lagalante

Mill Neck Services

40 Frost Mill Road

Mill Neck, NY 11765




vacancy announcement

Sign Language Interpreter

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

for position description and application procedures,

click on:



open positions

The Learning Center for Deaf

Framingham, MA

Daycare Center Teacher


Speech Language Pathologist (Fall 2014: Temporary/3-months)


Secondary Chemistry Teacher (Licensed)


Classroom Teacher of the Deaf (Licensed)


Walden School Secretary


Walden School Residential Child Care Worker


Walden School Teacher (Licensed)


Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time/As Needed)


Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)


Head & Assistant Coaches (see website for more details)



If you are interested in applying please submit a

cover letter, resume, application (found on website -

http://www.tlcdeaf.org as well as three professional

references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org. The application

packet must be complete in order to be considered

for the position.


Position Information

Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD Role Title: Counselor II – 49012 Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service

Augusta, VA (Staunton District)

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled


Job Type Detail

Definition: Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1 Hiring Range: Please see notation within job description Agency: Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262) Agency Website: www.vadars.org

Location: Augusta – 015 (Staunton District)

Position Number: 00389 Job Posting Number: 0081676 Does this position have telework options? Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: Yes, American Sign Language

Job Description: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is currently seeking a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor RCD (Rehab Counselor for the Deaf) to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services, in compliance with federal, state, and agency policy and procedures, which result in employment and enhanced independent living for persons with disabilities. Core case management services include guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental restoration, and job placement services. Caseloads consist of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and a general caseload of adults / students with disabilities.

Responsibilities: Provides case management services including guidance, counseling, training and physical/mental restoration services. Plans, develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify customer goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment outcome. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills training and rehabilitation technology services. Participates in community outreach, collaborates closely with local Community Services Boards and School Districts, and serves as a liaison to other treatment providers in the community.

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee) level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The minimum salary for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $28,782. The minimum salary for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $37,047. This is minimum, entry level salary and may be higher based on work history.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Demonstrated knowledge of the social, economic, medical, vocational and emotional issues impacting persons with disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods and tools for career counseling; ADA compliance; fluency in American Sign Language; extensive knowledge and understanding of the communication, cultural and psycho-social needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing; working knowledge of Windows based software; and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with community resources and individuals from diverse environments.

Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To be considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor’s degree in a human services or related field and applicable work experience. An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired in an academic program to obtain a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field. Successful candidate must pass criminal background investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must display the date the degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s) was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Requirements – This is a sensitive position, and the successful candidate will be fingerprinted, and a background investigation will be conducted.

Transcripts, copy of current CRC credential or documentation of CRC eligibility MUST accompany the application. Please note that transcripts MUST display the date that the degree was awarded.

Special Instructions to Applicants The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online state applications for all employment opportunities.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-726-1919 for assistance. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at: http://www.crccertification.com/pages/about_crc_certification/46.php

Optional Applicant Documents Other Document Required Applicant Documents Transcript

Contact Information: Name Human Resource Services Phone 804-726-1919 Fax 804-662-7662

Address: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services 8004 Franklin Farms Drive Henrico, VA 23229


position opening

MSSE Instructional/Support Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology


National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Rochester, NY


NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)


Faculty Discipline

Secondary Education

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Employment Category


Anticipated Start Date


Department/College Description



professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and

creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states

and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in

1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed,

coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career

education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000

undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest

private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree

programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home

to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been

honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the ?Great

Colleges to Work For? for four years. RIT is a National Science

Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is

responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in

the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region,

is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest

metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region,

which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and

ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16%

African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.

It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.

Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for ?raising

a family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as

?Best Places to Live in America? by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in

Expansion Management Magazine?s ranking of metropolitan areas having

the best ?quality of life in the nation?; and is among Essence

Magazine?s ?Top 10 Cities for Black Families.?

Detailed Job Description

The Master of Science in Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf

or Hard of Hearing (MSSE) Program prepares teachers to work in public

high schools and schools for the deaf. Program graduates receive

certification in a subject area (grades 7-12) and in the education of

deaf and hard of hearing students (K-12). We are seeking an

individual with expertise in English Education and Deaf Education.

The responsibilities of this faculty position include:

- Design, develop, implement and assess student teaching.

- Teach courses from the pedagogy sequence and/or other courses

within one’s expertise.

- Conduct research in areas related to the department such as:

pedagogy, language/communication development, foundations of

education, history/legal aspects of education, cognition, or

instruction of a secondary content area.

- Provide academic and job placement advising.

- Assist the chair in writing grants.

- Assist the chair in marketing the program and in reviewing

applications for admission.

- Participate in department, college and university committees and


- Participate in professional organizations and professional

development activities regarding teacher education and supervision.

Required Minimum Qualifications

- Earned doctorate degree (or ABD*) in education of the deaf, English

or a relevant field, for example, English literacy, reading,

linguistics, English Education.

- Professional certification from the Council on Education of the

Deaf (CED) and New York State professional or permanent certification

in teaching deaf and hearing students (or equivalent from other

states), grades 7-12.

- Minimum of three years teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing

students at the middle-school or secondary levels.

- Record of scholarly productivity: for example, recent relevant

publications, presentations, editorship, professional service and

contributions in relevant area of expertise.

- Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf


- Two years experience as a cooperating teacher or university


- Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following

areas: language development of deaf people, educational change,

curriculum studies, history and philosophy of education, cognition,

theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal aspects of the

education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

- We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to

RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

*This tenure-track position requires that the candidate possess a

doctoral degree in a relevant field. If the successful candidate is

ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer

status. The position will be converted to tenure track at the start

of the contract year after the candidate has completed the degree.

At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified

in the letter of hire will begin.

Required Minimum Education Level EdD


Required Application Documents

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Cover Letter

List of References

How To Apply

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/497409

Keyword Search: 1179BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the

listed qualifications and the following attachments:

- A brief teaching philosophy

- The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a

suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity,

pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal

opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on

the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender,

religion, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression,

national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring,

admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with

disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you

need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and

hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at

585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations

on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a

case-by-case basis.


position opening

Residence Director

Lexington School for the Deaf

Jackson Heights, NY

Nature of Work: Supervise the Five-Day Residence program, which offers academic tutoring and independent skills training in a residence setting.

Percentage: 100% for 10 months from September through June

Responsibilities: – Plan and supervise all aspects of the residence academic, social and recreational program. – Assure compliance with State Education Dept. regulations

- Manage budget allocated to the residence – Comply with policies and procedures of Lexington School

- Develop and maintain policies and procedures for staff and students within the residence

- Develop and maintain contact with students. families

- Develop and maintain contact with educational staff

Qualifications: – MSW or MA in counseling preferred; MA in teaching field or BA with experience in the position considered

- Fluency in sign language

- Experience in working with adolescents

- Residency experience

Available: September 2014

To Apply, Send resume as a word attachment to: mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax to 718-350-3332.

Please put (Residence Director) on the subject line.


Job Announcements

Rehabilitation Counselor (2 positions) Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

positions in August County (Fishersville)

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

- Rehabilitation Counselor

We are currently seeking applications for two (2) positions.

Both positions are located in August County (Fishersville), which is

part of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Rehabilitation Counselor / Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee – RCD Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services

Position Number: 00389 Location: Augusta (Fishersville DRS Office)

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

- Interpreter for the Deaf

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center

Position Number: W0287

Location: Fishersville

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

For detailed information, review the positions at our Interactive Job

Listing website: http://www.vadsa.org/jobs/


job description


RHA Behavioral Health Services

offices in several North Carolina cities

RHA Behavioral Health Services Wilmington, Lumberton, Greensboro, & Charlotte Locations


Applicant MUST know American Sign Language.

By employing deaf professionals, RHA ensures that the unique needs of the deaf community and deaf culture are respected and integrated into all services, including mental health and employment services.

Our services are designed to offer support to deaf individuals as they seek to establish stable living arrangements, learn new skills and information, find helpful resources, and gain meaningful employment. We believe that people should be as independent as possible in their lives, while receiving the support they need to be successful in reaching their goals.

Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Therapists provides comprehensive clinical assessments and evaluations, as well as medically necessary outpatient therapy services to deaf and hard of hearing adults and children with mental health, developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse challenges so they may attain personal outcomes and lead full, meaningful lives that they envision.

Our DHH Therapists rely on experience, knowledge and education with limited direction to provide quality services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations.

Quality Management/Clinical

- Facilitates clinical intakes and assessments for adults and children with a wide variety of mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse challenges – Provides comprehensive clinical assessments to determine services needed and medically necessary – Effectively evaluates and treats clients – Formulates comprehensive person-centered treatment plans that are individualized to the individual/family’s specific treatment needs and are based on clinical experience and knowledge. – Utilizes various, best practice therapy modalities of treatment – Provides individual and group therapy services to promote optimum mental health and overall wellbeing – Establishes and maintains the confidence and cooperation of individuals and families on service, other staff members, and community stakeholders in carrying out the goals and objectives of the treatment plan – Maintains and exhibits self-awareness and professional boundaries – Establishes a non-threatening therapeutic treatment environment – Prepares/obtains correspondence reports as necessary to implement effective assessments, treatment plans and therapy services – Performs clinical role consistent with RHA policy and procedures, State and Federal rules and statutes – Serves as a member of the QA Audit Team to review various charts for accuracy

Advocacy and Mentoring/Coaching

- Encourages individuals and families receiving services to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and to develop insights into themselves, their relationships, and how to achieve their desired outcomes


- Submits and obtains authorizations from Value Options and Local Management Entities – Ensures that services rendered to persons served are billable via management of cases and/or providing direct services – Ensures treatment service records are in compliance with and corrected in accordance to agency, state, local, federal, and accreditation standards. – Ensures that documentation of service planning, authorization, billing and provision is completed in a manner consistent with RHA policy and procedure and state rules, definitions, or laws – Ensures adherence to confidentiality of records and documentation consistent with HIPPA guidelines . Ensures that incident reports are completed and submitted to appropriate state/local agencies and consistent with RHA policy and procedure.

Team Work

- Participates in treatment team meetings – Provides on-call/first responder services as scheduled at local office. Provides crisis intervention and response for individuals assigned to caseload or as additional on-call role. – Refers individuals inquiring about services or receiving services to appropriate community agencies and resources – Communicates ideas on improving services to Team Leader and/ or Director – Provides clinical, technical assistance to team in case conceptualization, development, and/or implementation of PCP – Attends clinical team meetings – Coordinates clinical team meetings as requested or directed by the Director or Team Leader to enhance clinical knowledge and ensure quality provision of integrated services – Provides training other teams on clinical and diagnostic material at the request of the Director or Vice President of Operations


- Maintains consistent communication with Team Leader, Therapist, and State Director (as appropriate) regarding documentation, authorizations, consumer progress toward goals, and consumer satisfaction. – Maintains regular contact with the persons served, their treatment teams, guardian and significant others in the person’s life – Business Performance – Provides clinical services and supports in attainment of budgetary goals – Collaborates with management to promote the growth of the company by making sound clinical decisions regarding revenue and expenditures as related to current and new services.



- The minimum requirement for this position is either:

* A Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing, Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services experience; or

* Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing, Sociology, or related field with at least two years of mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse clinical services experience; or

- Licensure or provisional licensure in one or more of the following categories: Psychologist (PhD-level), Licensed Psychological Associated (LPA), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nurse Practitioners approved to practice and certified by the American Nurses Credential Center as an advanced practice nurse practitioner in psychiatric nursing.

- Must have knowledge and experience with the age and population served

- Fluent in sign language

- Valid driver’s license including personal vehicle coverage.


- To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- as may be required or amended by company policy. Develop organizational and communication skills that foster TEAMWORK.

- Fluency in American Sign Language and a thorough knowledge of deaf culture

- Knowledge of social, cultural, economic and special needs of deaf, deaf-blind, late deafened, and hard of hearing persons and their relation to vocational and social adjustment.

- Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the role and responsibilities of interpreters.

- Ability to work cooperatively with local officials, social service agencies and the general public and to make effective use of community resources.

- Ability to write in English and present effectively.

- Knowledge and skill in computer operation, video communication equipment.

- Ability to travel in assigned geographical areas across the state to monitor services sites.


RHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible full-time employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

We understand your desire to continue to grow in the role; we are known for providing high quality services, excellent staff training and opportunities for advancement into supervisory and other roles within the organization.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package includes:

- Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and prescription insurance – 403(b) retirement program – Paid Time Off . up to 26 days of PTO for full time employees! – Life and AD&D Insurance – Extensive wellness reimbursement benefit – Discounted premiums for participation in wellness initiative – Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities – Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve! – Many more benefit choices!


Employment Type Full-Time Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit – Social Services Education Graduate Degree Experience 2 to greater than 15 years Manages Others Not Specified Relocation No Industry Social Services, Healthcare – Health Services, Not for Profit – Charitable Required Travel Not Specified


announcement of position openings for School Year 2014-2015

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

(on campus of Gallaudet University)

Washington, DC

- Athletics and Recreation Program Coordinator

- Assistant Principal, KDES

- Evaluation Association

Application Information:

Send a completed Gallaudet University Application Form & up-to-date resume and email electronically to:


Gallaudet University

800 Florida Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002

202-651-5352-Voice, 202-250-2284 Videophone

Fax: 202-651-5344

Job employment application can be found at: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

by clicking on Job application


employment opening

Math Teacher

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf

Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf seeks a qualified New York State

certified High School Math Teacher. The successful candidate must


MA in Deaf Education or related area, NYS Certification in Math for grades

7-12. Previous experience with teaching Math to deaf students.

Excellent communication skills.

Fluency in Sign Language.

Proven ability to work as part of a team.

Fax resume & cover letter to 516-922-0093 or email to


Mill Neck is an equal opportunity employer.


position opening

Assistant Director/Principal

Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-monthposition. Responsibilities include

regularly observing, evaluating, and advising academic staff regarding

educational techniques and procedures, developing written reports as

necessary with the Director. Supervising student discipline and serves

as a resource to teachers in planning and implementing behavior

management procedures. Obtains support services for students in

need of counseling, evaluation, or diagnosis not provided within the

department. Reviews student progress, makes recommendations, and develop reports regarding changes in curriculum, classes or program. Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units,

and/or other service agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate

programs with compliant IEPs and IFSPs. Support parents in efforts

to obtain the most appropriate placement for their children.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PDE Principal Certification or PDE Supervisory Certification and PA

Instructional II Certification in Hearing Impaired are required. Master’s Degree in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing is highly preferred. The extensive knowledge of the educational needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and the ability to develop, revise, and adapt curriculum to meet program needs is required. In addition, extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including IEP process is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,

FBI Clearance, Act 82.

the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Advanced”. The minimum level accepted at hire is “Intermediate”.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori L. Bachar

Director of Human Resources

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

300 East Swissvale Avenue

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218


The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.


position announcement

Classroom Teacher

Rochester School for the Deaf

Rochester, NY


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success. Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests. Write and implement student IEPs.


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or in a content area. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience working with Deaf students. Advanced Rating on the SLPI.


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 non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.


position announcement

Residential Counselor

Rochester School for the Deaf

Rochester, NY

TO BE FILLED BY: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises assigned residential students in dormitory setting Provides general supervision during the out of school hours for a group of deaf students to insure a climate for intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

Provides training, guidance, and counseling for a group of deaf students in the areas of: social interaction, personal hygiene, responsibility and freedom, homework; making constructive use of leisure time; and respect for privacy and belongings of others and self.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Associate’s Degree in Human Services with experience working with deaf children. Advanced Rating on the SLPI


Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO

Rochester School for the Deaf

1545 St. Paul Street

Rochester, NY 14621

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.


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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