DeafDigest Gold – May 4, 2014

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“The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People” at Harris


In this new book, author Karen Putz introduces people living full

passionate lives-without the full sense of hearing.

Karen wanted to become a nurse, but a college counselor discouraged

her from this path due to her being deaf. Years later Karen met

doctors, veterinarians, pilots, authors, CEOs and more. And yes, even

nurses. All of them were Deaf or Hard of Hearing. She recorded their

stories for this book, to inspire people from all walks of life and

with all levels of hearing.

“The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People”  (B1253) is

available at Harris Communications for only $10.95.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG050214

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com


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Top stories about the deaf:

The new director of the Chestnut Lane Assisted Living for Deaf and DeafBlind is Tom Galey. He is deaf and

is an experienced administrator, working with agencies

serving the deaf in the past.

Surfacing in the United Kingdom is the issue that has

been going on for a long time in USA – to be honest

or to lie re deafness when applying for jobs.

The European Patent Office has announced the nominees

in the lifetime achievement category. Two of the

nominees are Dr. Ingeborg and Prof. Dr. Erwin Hochmair

(Ingeborg’s first name was not mentioned in the press

release). They worked with the CI and had it patented.

West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind is in need

of funds to build new buildings on the campus – but

the state said no. Not sure what does that imply.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc will

be having a new look, meaning a new logo. We will wait

and see what it looks like.



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Some deaf organizations have hearing people on their

board of directors.

Some of these hearing people know nothing about ASL

and these board meetings have no interpreters.

So is it really a joke? Yes!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-on-deaf-board/

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computer, click on bottom video



Gallaudet Reunion

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 – Sunday, July 13, 2014

more information at:





For years we read of new deaf leaders that

get important jobs in deaf agencies. They work

for few years and then they leave their jobs,

and we never hear of them again.

A deaf leader told DeafDigest editor that

it is “big splash and big vanish.”

The deaf leader is correct.

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computer, click on bottom video



2014 Mental Health Interpreter Training

August 4-8, 2014

Montgomery, Alabama

more information at:



Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important

events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign – Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor

Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do

you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the

Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other


* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than

Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent

Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least

two times a year?

* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated

with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Full Time Deaf Dentist Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at

mailto:SLRDDS@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices are located in College Park, MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186

VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971

Our website is http://www.drrattner.com



The swimming pool at Kentucky School for the Deaf has been

closed for quite a few years because of maintenance and mechanical

issues.  The pool closure had a big impact on local and area swimmers.

Thanks to school and community fund raising efforts, the pool

is expected to reopen soon after repairs have been made.


(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

a deaf-hearing auto accident


Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may

not work with iPad.


Deaf International Basketball Federation




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Deaf Pin

Deaf Studies


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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who was a

- video operations director, sports

(that person videos games and practices of his

pro sports team) for coaches to review and


this new website is growing every weekend:



Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. ADA still confuses me. What are my rights during

job interviews?

A. The employer cannot say that “a deaf person can’t do

the job.” The employer, without mentioning deafness, can

explain the job duties and responsibilities.

He can’t say:

a deaf person may not be able to answer the telephone

He can say:

normal job requirements is answering the telephone

It may or may not be up to the deaf person to say that he

cannot answer the telephone.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Crossing the border

Last week I mentioned that I went to Quebec, Canada.

At both border crossings, Quebec and USA.

There was no DeafBlind profiling.  They didn’t ask me a single question!

However, they were very worried about the 8 years old boy in the backseat.

All they needed was a notarized letter from his parent.  Which I had.

Back to American soil!  Lots of travel coming up this summer!

Workshops and shows.   Check it out!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it

focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

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


Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that ADA will revise its regulations to require

interpreters at condominium association meetings



Year 1880 – the first electrical hearing aid was

patented by two inventors, Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster


DeafNumbers of the Week:


students enrolled in American Sign Language and interpreter training programs at San Antonio Community College in Texas


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Jesse Smith is an upcoming freshman with the

Butler University track team.


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Ray Merrill, who is deaf, is working on a boxing career

and is part of the  Floyd Mayweather Sr’s Mayweather Boxing Club


Deaf Sports Library

Wisconsin girls’ basketball

Area all-star basketball pictures that includes Lori Koss



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*  EDD Program Manager

*  EDD Placement Coordinator – Norwalk, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available)- Riverside, CA (CODIE)

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, 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

English Language Institute trainer position

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

English Language Institute trainer position at Gallaudet University in Washington DC:

Main responsibility: to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for an audience of deaf and hard of hearing international and domestic students.

Please refer to Gallaudet University’s HR link for more details about job description, minimum qualifications, and contact information.


Gallaudet EEO statement: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/eeo_statement.html


current/anticipated vacancies for the 2014-2015 school year

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

Colorado Springs, CO


The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

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.   Applications are being accepted for current and/or anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2014-2015 school year, as follows:

-    Current Vacancies: Literacy Specialist / Coach

Elementary Education

Transition Teacher, Employability Center

- Future vacancies:

Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement(s) for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in their entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.  Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

interviews will be conducted on-site at

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE


position opening

Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category

Deaf Access Services, Inc

Buffalo, NY

Position Opening: Billing Assistant and Staff Interpreter Category: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Reports to: Manager of Interpreting Services

Posting Date: April 28, 2014

Major Responsibilities

1. Process accounts receivables for interpreting services customers (70% of position).

2. Provide sign language interpreting services to staff and customers, as needed (30% of position).

Specific Duties

1. Maintain receivables in a timely manner for submission to the business office.

2. Verify interpreter’s invoices for accuracy.

3. Review vouchers and timesheets for ACCES-VR billing.

4. Prepare monthly statistics of interpreting services, including quarterly ACCES-VR reports.

5. Provide sign language interpreting services for staff members and customers, as assigned.

6. Perform other duties as needed to assist the Manager of Interpreting Services, Scheduling Coordinator, and the business office staff.

Other Responsibilities

1. Assist, as needed, at DAS activities and events (including fundraising events).

2. Perform other tasks and projects, as assigned by the Manager of Interpreting Services and Executive Director

Required Minimum Qualifications

1. 1-2 years of receivables experience with college/business school education preferred

2. Keyboarding accuracy

3. Ability to adhere to deadlines

4. Strong written and verbal communication skills

5. Excellent telephone etiquette and strong customer service skills

6. At least two (2) years of training and experience working as a sign language interpreter

7. Knowledge of deaf culture and experience working with the deaf community

Required Application Documents Completion of DAS Application Form

Curriculum Vitae or Resume Cover Letter Start Date: Monday, May 12, 2014;

position posting open until filled.

How to Apply Submit application materials to Neil Burns, Interim Executive Director, at mailto:nburns@wnydas.org


position opening

Community Education Coordinator, Part-Time (20 hours/week)

Deaf Access Services, Inc

Buffalo, NY

Community Education Coordinator, Part-Time (20 hours/week) Deaf Access

Services, Inc. – Buffalo, NY Develop and oversee the American Sign Language

(ASL) program and other community outreach sessions designed to enhance the

Western New York community’s understanding of ASL, sign language, Deaf

Culture, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the rights and needs

of persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.


Experience teaching American Sign Language (ASL) classes Background in

developing curriculum for ASL/sign language classes Experience developing

and implementing in-service courses/sessions

Required Application Documents

Completion of DAS Application Form (available at www.wnydas.org) Curriculum

Vitae or Resume Cover Letter List of References

Start Date: As soon as possible; position posting open until filled.

How to Apply

Submit application materials to Neil Burns, Interim Executive Director;



open position

Math Teacher

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf

Mill Neck, NY

We are looking for a Math Teacher to start in September 2014.  The

successful candidate must possess:  Masters Degree in Deaf Education

or related field.  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.  Interested persons should apply to




Teachers for the deaf

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is presently recruiting for Teachers for the Deaf who are qualified and experienced. There may be varying teaching positions for different age levels at the school.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited

college/university in Deaf Education or a related field and be eligible for state certification. Master’s degree is preferable.

Fluency in American Sign Language at the advanced level is expected.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

100 W. School House Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19144

The starting date for this is August 25, 2014

You can also send via email: mailto:recruitment@psd.org



Job Description

Itinerant Teacher for the deaf

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Philadelphia, PA

Title: Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf

Reports to: Outreach Supervisor

Employment Information: This is a full- time 12 month position.

Summary: The office of Educational Outreach is seeking an itinerant teacher of the deaf to address the educational, social and communication needs of the students in partnership with their family and school personnel. The itinerant teacher will travel to various school locations to directly serve students and consult with staff to address individual student needs.


- Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Master’s Degree preferred

- Pennsylvania Deaf Education Certification

- Experience working with deaf/hard of hearing students ages 3-21.

- Proficiency in American Sign Language.

- Experience in utilizing strategies for optimizing listening and spoken

language development.

- Working knowledge of hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM equipment and

interpretation of audiograms.


- Review/obtain updated audiological/medical information regarding the

student’s hearing loss.

- Perform listening checks and simple troubleshooting procedures on

various amplification devices and assistive technology.

- Provide in-service presentations for mainstream teachers and support

personnel including suggestions for environmental accommodations,

preferential seating, communication, understanding hearing aids, FM

systems and using a sign language interpreter as appropriate.

- Create an environment that allows optimal visual and acoustic access to

allow for full participation of students with hearing loss.

- Plan instructional strategies for adapting and modifying curriculum and

materials to meet individual student needs.

- Utilize data to develop and implement Individualized Education Plans to

meet the unique needs of the student.

- Effectively utilize computer-based web-systems for documentation of

progress including goal development, progress monitoring,

accommodations and Individualized Education Plan writing.

- Acquire knowledge of statewide goals and school/site goals. Work to

achieve those goals.

- Foster self-advocacy skills among deaf/hard of hearing students.

- Facilitate positive interactions between staff and students.

- Act as liaison between student, teachers, parents and administration.

- Coordinate meetings with outside agencies as needed.

- Maintain ongoing communication with parents regarding student progress.

- Support and collaborate with educational interpreters.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

100 W. School House Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19144

The starting date for this job is July 1, 2014

You can also send via email: mailto:recruitment@psd.org



Job Vacancy ID # 140259

Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf and Hard of Hearing

(DHH), Student Services

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Title: Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), Student Services

Employing Departments: World Languages and Cultures AND Student Disability Resources

Appointment Conditions: Non Tenure Track, 9 months, Full Time, Appointment ending 5/15/17 with the possibility of renewal

Proposed Start Date: 08/16/2014

Job Description: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Dean of Students Office, and the Student Disability Resources Office invite applications for a Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) who will develop/teach courses in the area of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture while collaborating with the Student Disability Resources Office to provide student services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students at Iowa State University.

The individual selected for this position will develop and teach courses related to deaf culture and communication as well as provide direct services for ISU students (including interpreting/transliterating). The successful candidate will be a motivated instructor with a background in deaf culture/awareness.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (www.language.iastate.edu) is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching, research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from a global perspective.

Iowa State University (www.iastate.edu) is an AAU-member, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 33,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation’s most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size (http://www.iastate.edu/about/ames.php).

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in related discipline. Experience teaching sign language, interpreting, deaf culture, or related courses at a postsecondary institution Permanent Professional license with the Iowa Board of Sign Language Interpreters & Transliterators at the time of hire Demonstrated ability to interpret both consecutively and simultaneously between ASL and spoken/written English.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please go to www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85237 and click on “Apply for this Vacancy” and complete the Employment Application.

To ensure consideration, submit application by: 04-25-2014

Quick Link: http://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85237

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.


job opening

Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator

Hamilton Relay

either Reno, NV or Las Vegas, NV

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for Relay Nevada

Outreach Coordinator

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis

of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating

and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication

Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for

Relay Nevada.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

-       Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the

design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or

related marketing experience are required.

-       Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay

Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.

-       Excellent presentation skills

-       Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns

-       Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide

variety of audiences

-       Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects

-       Ability to understand and follow directions

-       Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships

with Relay Administrator, public organizations, private and non-profit sectors

-       Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes

used by current and potential relay users

-       Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from

relay services:

Senior Community

Hard of Hearing Community

Deaf Community

Speech Disabled

-       Able to travel alone

-       Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to


For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com

or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in

Aurora, NE


Gallaudet University faculty positions

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

The university is currently accepting applications for one or more faculty positions in the following departments:

ASL & Deaf Studies





Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences



Physical Education and Recreation

Social Work

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html


position opening


Lexington School for the Deaf

Jackson Heights, NY

Position:                  Principal

Department:                School

Position Summary: The Principal serves as the Lexington School’s instructional leader and is responsible for all instructional supervision, program administration, curriculum implementation/ initiatives, and staff development.

Essential Duties:

-    Provide leadership to all education program personnel while working within the requirements of New York State education law and regulations as well as the policies of the Board of Trustees.

-    Supervise department/related services supervisors.

-    Administer all aspects of school programs.

-    Promote curriculum improvement and ensure that instructional programs and courses are implemented consistent with the New York State Common Core and other mandated standards.

-    Maintain program compliance with all applicable education law and regulations.

-    Keep informed and up to date regarding new developments in curriculum, instruction, and administration.

-    Serve as the liaison between the Parents Staff Association and the School.

-    Supervise the use of the approved budget for the School. -    Implement School’s disciplinary policy. -    Set the tone for a positive school climate, establishing clear standards for  student deportment commensurate with the Lexington’s philosophy and policies, and current school law.

-    Manage the selection of staff, performance evaluation, tenure procedure, and administration of disciplinary actions for School program personnel.

-    Support technology integration practices in the school educational programs.

-    Oversee the New York State Assessment program.

-    Represent the school programs during Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.

-    Work as part of the Lexington Executive Administrative Team.


-    Experience as an Educational Supervisor.

-    Experience as a Certified Teacher of the Deaf.

-    Knowledge of the psychological and physiological development of children. -    Ability to apply cognitive theories of teaching and learning required; knowledge of the Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) preferred.

-    Knowledge of curriculum and principles of learning.

-    Knowledge of language and literacy development.

-    Knowledge of Deaf Culture needs and issues.

.    Ability to develop a school improvement plan and make decisions to facilitate its fulfillment.

-    Proficient in American Sign Language. Attributes:

-    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

-    Ability to maintain confidentiality.

-    Ability to respond professionally if faced with difficult situations.

-    Leadership, organizational and time management skills.

-    Ability to multi-task, comply with identified priorities and deadlines, and respond to changing environment.

-    Ability to collect data and make sound decisions.

-    Ability to supervise and motivate employees at different levels.

-    Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.


-    Masters Degree required.

-    Teacher of the Deaf Certification required.

-    New York State Certification-School Administration and Supervision or School Building Leaders required..

To Apply, Email Resume to: mailto:jobopportunities@lexnyc.org or fax at 718-350-3332

(Please indicate “Principal” in subject line)


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


position opening

Residential Supervisor – Nights (Long-term substitute)

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is considered to be a long-term substitute basis and non-exempt position.  Responsibilities include supervising students’ activities before and during their sleeping hours and in the morning before school, safety and security of students and must know the students’ whereabouts at all times, responds quickly to accidents or injuries, apply first aid when necessary, and contact the Health Center and/or Security when necessary, report student concerns and progress to the Dean of Students or Assistant Dean of Students, manage routine student discipline as directed by the Dean of Students, document and report accidents, adverse behavior, suspected abuse and keeping other records/data as required.

MINIMUM UALIFICATIONS:    FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background and Act 82 clearances required.

DEADLINE:    Until filled



Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar

Director of Human Resources

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

300 East Swissvale Avenue

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

E-mail: mailto:dbachar@wpsd.org

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 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.


open position

Visiting / Assistant / Associate Professor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies

(Division of Special Education)

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

(REVISED 3/11/14)

Recruitment Number: F1317

Application Deadline:  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure priority review of your file, have application materials in by 04/11/2014.

Start Date:  September 16, 2014.  Opportunities to begin teaching before September 2014 may be possible.

The Division of Special Education at Western Oregon University seeks qualified applicants with experience in interpreter education for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the graduate Interpreting Studies and undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting programs. Appointment at the Assistant or Associate level will be considered pending appropriate experience.  ABD applicants are encouraged to apply and will be placed at the non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor rank.

Coursework in the Interpreting programs are offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, blended, online, and condensed formats. The undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting program at WOU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and prepares students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their professional practice. WOU.s undergraduate interpreting program was the inaugural winner of the Sorenson VRS Interpreter Education Award of Excellence in 2008. The primarily online graduate program in Interpreting Studies prepares experienced interpreters to become leaders, mentors, and teachers of interpreting. This program recently won the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Outstanding Credit Program Award. The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Excellent benefits package included.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses, both online and on campus, in the growing MA in Interpreting Studies program and will teach campus-based and/or online undergraduate courses focusing on ASL/English Interpreting. Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative calendar/off campus teaching, program development and coordination, graduate thesis supervision and project supervision, clinical supervision, teaching condensed courses in the summer, and committee work as required by the union contract.



-    Ph.D/Ed.D in applicable field (e.g., interpreting, interpreter education, linguistics, distance education, or adult education) required for appointment at Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Visiting Assistant Professor possible for ABD (renewable for three years). To be appointed at the Associate Professor level, applicants must have sufficient experience to qualify for promotion according to University guidelines. -    National interpreting certification (e.g., CI and CT; NIC; Ed:k-12; or CDI)

-    3 years experience teaching interpreting at the postsecondary level (specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses)

-    Experience with online education and openness to online instruction.

-    Knowledge of theories of meaning transfer and research on interpreting/interpreter education.

-    Knowledge of national standards for interpreter education and interpreter practitioners

-    Excellent signed and/or spoken communication, written, and presentation skills

-    Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills

-    Ability to collaborate with faculty from a wide range of interpreting backgrounds

-    Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction


-    Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L)

-    Demonstrated commitment to scholarship -    Experience with training interpreter educators

-    Program development and coordination experience

-    Demonstrated leadership in the field of interpreting

-    Ability to provide professional interpreters with the opportunity for growth and development beyond the undergraduate level and to participate in observation, practice, and supervision.

Contact information:

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Elisa Maroney, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at 503-838-8735 (TTY/V); mailto:maronee@wou.edu

For more information about the graduate and undergraduate programs, go to http://www.wou.edu/sped

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu

Application Process:

Required application materials:

-    A WOU Faculty Application Form – available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp

-    Letter of interest describing professional skills and experience related to the job requirements and duties, scholarly interests and accomplishments, and plans for future growth.

-    Curriculum vita including evidence of scholarly activity

-    Teaching philosophy

-    Unofficial graduate transcripts for highest degree earned

-    Names and contact information for three (3) references

(Three (3) current letters of reference will be required prior to a campus interview. At least one of the references must address teaching interpreting.)

Submit Application Materials to: F1317, Assistant Professor of ASL English Interpreting/Interpreting Studies

Human Resources

Western Oregon University

345 N. Monmouth Ave.

Monmouth, OR  97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to mailto:employment@wou.edu  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s thriving Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5400 undergraduate and 800 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are Deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, ASL/English Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs, as well as the Teaching Research Institute and the Center on Sensory Disability.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce


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