DeafDigest Gold – November 3, 2013

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“From Silence to Sound” at Harris Communications

“From Silence to Sound” is a moving documentary about Justin Garrett, a completely deaf young man who agreed to undergo radical cochlear implant surgery that could possibly make him hear for the first time. Follow Justin as he prepares for, submits to and recovers from the high-stakes surgery.

DVD includes behind the scene interviews, Q&A session with Justin Garrett after the Los Angeles premier and a theatrical trailer.

“From Silence to Sound” (DVD396) is available at Harris Communications for $24.95.

[DVD: (2007) 48  minutes; voiced; open captioned]

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddg110313

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com


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Top stories about the deaf:

The Gibraltar Hearing Impaired Association has hosted

a conference, in conjunction with the Ministry of Equality, Social Services and the Elderly to explain how the

deaf and the government agencies can work together.

The tug of war between parents of the deaf and the

Hamburg School District (Pennsylvania) has

continued over classroom interpreters. Because no

one could agree, the parents will be filing a formal

complaint with the state authorities.

The town of Liege in Belgium will be providing

sign language interpreters for the benefit of

the deaf in the court room. It is not known which

sign language will be used because this town is

divided between French-speaking and German-speaking


The Philadelphia Police is reaching out to the Deaf

Community in an effort to improve relations and


The Deaf World Library and Museum, based at Utah Valley University would be the biggest resource of on-line

Deaf Culture material, according to plans outlined by

Bryan Eldredge, the director of the American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. This department won a grant from the

Institute of Museum and Library Service for this purpose.


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Do we have a leader – such as a Senator or a big

corporate CEO or a famous TV person – that is deaf

but keeps it a secret?

President Roosevelt was in a wheelchair but ran

USA for 3 terms until he died. No one really knew

he was in a wheelchair!

So, maybe there are big and powerful leaders that

are secretly deaf?

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FCC’s Schedule for New Closed Captioning Rules





It is sad that many deaf people hate the hearing.

But when deaf people need jobs or SSDI advice

or unemployment benefits advice, apartment rental

help, etc, who do they depend on?

The hearing person!

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Deaf Women Conference of New England

Nov 7-9, 2014

Portsmouth, NH

The theme is “Deaf Women’s Amazing Soul”





Gerald Shea worked as an attorney for many years

without realizing he was deaf. He succeeded because he

was good at guessing the words.

But after years of guessing he got tired of it,

and walked away from the job that he loved.


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



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deaf placement in regular schools


Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may

not work with iPad.



Society of World Deaf Magicians




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We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of

your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

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


Job opening

kitchen and bathroom installer

Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5

years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,

painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

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

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

or VP at 202-400-2655

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Deaf Pin of the Week – a picture

Stuff that deaf peddlers sold many years ago


DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing

the photographs of these pins


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I am confused about cruises. Some are required to

provide accommodations for the deaf whereas others

are not. Please explain.

A. Cruises which start at an American port or touch an American

port on its way around are subject to ADA regulations.

Cruises which “avoid” American ports are not subject to

ADA regulations!

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:

The Clock Fall’s Back

Well, we change our time one hour backward, except Arizona (fall back, spring forward!).

For us with Usher Syndrome, this is not a great time of year.

The day gets shorter and it is dark earlier; we travel less.

We tend to be “stuck” at home until daylight.

So, friends, please check in on those DeafBlind community members in your area!

It will help a lot and enlighten our spirits!

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 electronics stores would stop calling amplifiers

as hearing aids, because these devices are certainly not that so!



Year 1989 – a group of deaf individuals interested in

Deaf History got together in an informal meeting

in Washington, DC. This led to the formation of the

Deaf History International two years later in 1991.


DeafNumbers of the Week:


people, on the average, in the audience that listen to deaf rapper Sean Forbes’ songs during on his current tour


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Rochester – Brok Kloeber, sr, football

was listed on the roster but apparently he has not played

a game this season


Elite Deaf Athletes:

Kevin Hall, pro golfer

very little has been heard about him in recent months


Deaf Sports Library

Q. First time Gallaudet football team wins on last play of game?

A. No. There were several wins in the past, but this win yesterday

was the most important one of them all.

Q. If Gallaudet wins the conference championship, first time in

football history?

A. No. Gallaudet won three conference championships in the past, but never been to NCAA. This would be the first time Gallaudet

would enter the NCAA-III playoffs if Gallaudet wins this coming



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-         Public Relations Director – Los Angeles, CA

-         Placement Coordinator – 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:jfetterman@gladinc.org


open positions

The Learning Center for Deaf

Framingham, MA

Secondary Science Teacher

Substitute Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)

Elementary Teacher

Walden School Family Partner

Walden School Mental Health Clinician

Elementary Classroom Assistant

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight Supervisor

Wraparound Family Partner

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor

Daycare Teacher

Daycare Substitute Teacher

Daycare Substitute Classroom Assistant

Computer Systems Administrator

Walden School ILS Specialist

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm

Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight

Walden School Relief Worker (CCW Substitute)

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as well as three professional references to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org


Position openings

Deaf Can Inc/Deaf Living Sober program

Northeast Minneapolis (Minnesota)

- Case Manager

Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis

Salary: $20.00 per hour

Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Employment Type: 32 hours a week

- Tenant Assistant

Location: Central Avenue Apartments, Northeast Minneapolis

Salary: $20.00 per hour

Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Employment Type: 14 hours bi-weekly

Description: Deaf Can Inc.’s, Deaf Living Sober program, has an opening for a Case Manager and Tenant Assistants working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind individuals who are in recovery and living in independent apartments utilizing the skills and experience of the Specialist to adapt and maintain a sober and meaningful life.   The Case Manager will work closely with the Central Avenue Apartment Staff and other RS Eden employees to assure safety and maintain communication between programs.  We provide a safe environment and teach residents the skills necessary to live, work, and socialize in a sober community. The primary mode of communication is American Sign Language (ASL). Therefore, fluency in ASL  and other various manual forms of communication is mandatory.

Duties: The Case Manager support for individual resident. Responsibilities include:

.    Provides individual instruction to resident on self-care, household-chores, and other general resident specific programs.

.    Acts as a role model demonstrating good skills in recovery approaches and understanding addiction philosophy.

.    Daily contact and accountability of residents to their schedules.

.    Assisting, locating, planning and developing appointments and follow up care for health, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, legal, spiritual health, transit and any other directed by the resident.

.    Provide hands on localized training on Twin Cities public transit such as bus and light rail systems and accompanying residents on initial appointments as needed. .    Complete charts, logs, incident reports and all other written documentation as required by program policies and procedures.

All program employees attend regular staff meetings.


Required Qualifications:

.    Minimum of 21 years of age

.    High school diploma/GED

.    Two years of Adult Foster Care /Human Services / Educational experience

.    Knowledge of addiction LADC, MN model 12 steps, relapse and recovery approaches

.    Additional work or volunteer experience with persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Deaf-Blind.


Preferred Qualification:

.    LADC, social services and human services degrees preferred

Contact mailto:mike.deafcan@gmail.com to express interest in applying for either positions


position opening

Technology Coordinator

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Clarks Summit, PA

REPORTS TO:        Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, 199-day position.  The Technology Coordinator is responsible for server and client computer maintenance, back-up and security, and maintenance of other technology on the campus.

The Technology Coordinator should possess an understanding of network distributed computing concepts and experience with both PC, MAC and tablet (iPad) platforms and should have a working knowledge of technology that is used in an educational setting such as SMARTboards, document cameras and related educational software. Experience instructing in the use of technology-based services is also recommended.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology or related field is preferred. Experience in a school setting also preferred.

The Technology Coordinator should have working knowledge of Windows 2008 Server; Active Directory; VMWare, file sharing, content-filtering firewalls, phone and communication systems, video conferencing technology, technology-based security systems, PC & MAC hardware maintenance; Windows XP . Windows 7, and MAC OS 10.5 . 10.8.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language

Proficiency Interview (SLPI) is “Survival Plus”.

The minimum level accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:        Commensurate with experience


Until filled




Send letter of application and resume to:

Dori Bachar

Director of Human Resources

Western PA School for the Deaf

300 E Swissvale Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 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, race, religion, disability or gender preference.


career announcement

Interpreter IV/Coordinator

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf – Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-061

Status            Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose

Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program.  Manages the Interpreting Program with oversight from both the Agency Director and the Operations Director of Interpreting.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with administrative and operational policy development and monitoring of monthly expenditures. Completes interpreter status and staff productivity reports, ensuring quality of service, and develops agreements and contracts with customer businesses. Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings. Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

.    Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.

.    Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers

.    Documents interpreting time for billing purposes

.    Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed

.    Assists with emergency coverage as schedule permits

.    Meets the productivity requirements as assigned by supervisor .    Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff

.    Reviews with supervisor and develops select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists

.    Supervises Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters

.    Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters and reports to Director

.    Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices

.    Assists the Agency Director by Collaborating with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities

.    Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters as assigned by the Agency Director

.    Assists Interpreting Department with projects such as developing training, internship and mentoring for staff and contract interpreters

.    Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns

.    Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations

.    Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters

.    Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations .    Completes monthly interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports, and analyzes departmental functions; reports findings to the Advisory Board

.    Assists in coordinating/scheduling community and educational interpreters

.    Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services

.    Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community .    Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services

.    Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor

.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications

.    Completion of ITP or Associates degree or three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates

.    RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced

.    Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License

.    2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)

.    Pass drug screening

.    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications

.    Bachelor’s degree

.    Completion of formal internship/mentee program

.    Additional years of directly related experience .    Knowledge about/experience with VRI

Salary $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

How to Apply    Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

3908 Carlisle NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107


Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter . humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

For more information visit our website at: http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Selection    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

Open        October 24, 2013

Closing Date        When Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at:  http://www.ccs-soaz.org

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh!

New positions now open.


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:

- Job Title:

Administrative Assistant


Glenside, PA

Employee Type:

Full Time

Description: This position provides administrative support to all

programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP calls;

responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage calendars,

coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track supplies and

handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and assist

wherever and whenever possible

Qualifications: Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’ administrative

assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and excel.  AA degree

preferred.  Must possess strong writing and proofreading skills and

excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language

strongly preferred.

- Job Title:

Residential Program Director


Glenside, PA

Employee Type:

Full Time


Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel.

This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing

staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits

overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual

budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs

are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical,

dental and   psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation;

confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean,

safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates

in the completion of required documents, including but not limited

to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly

and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports,

behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms,

etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing,

hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential

support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along

with two years’ experience as a program director, or three years of

experience in a managerial level position in the human services field

working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or

behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

- Job Title:

Staff Interpreter


Glenside, PA

Employee Type:

Full time or Part time position


This position provides interpreting services for: psychiatrist

appointments, family therapy, home visits with Deaf children and

adults, staff meetings and trainings.  Must be able to work with a

team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters, as needed.


AA degree with a minimum of three years’ interpreting experience OR

BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of

mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.

Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance

with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

- Job Title:

Residential Counselors


Glenside, PA


Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:

Various positions available


This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging

client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and

aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and

training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual

disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence

and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening



HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license;

advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent

living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;

strong interpersonal skills.

- Job Title: Office Manager/Interpreter

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type: Full Time

Description: This position supervises support staff, directs various

aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees

payroll, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps

create procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the

benefits department, supervises audits and accreditations for all

programs, monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees

invoicing and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA

guidelines. Provides interpreting services for: emergency situations,

mental health evaluations, and staff meetings

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human

Resources Management or related field, plus three years

office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years

of supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language

required.  Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and

excellent organizational/time management skills. Compliance with PA

Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR

PAHrtners Deaf Services,

614 N. Easton Road,

Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

Visit us at:  http://www.pahrtners.com/careers

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Job Posting

Community Employment Services Coordinator

Deaf Adult Services Buffalo, NY

Responsible to: Executive Director

Status: Full time – Salaried


Manage all employment services offered at Deaf Adult Services by establishing and maintaining activities to develop, locate, and secure job openings for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in accordance with in-office directives and ACCES-VR contractual obligations. Responsibilities include providing assistance with job development/placement efforts; work in conjunction with traditional employment resources, develop employment opportunities, identify openings and opportunities for individuals in need of employment assistance; Other duties include job interview readiness, job counseling to individuals and employers, sensitivity awareness and training for existing and potential employers of deaf and hard of hearing clients. Responsible for accurate and timely billing documentation of services provided.

Specific Duties:

. Assist individuals in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes

. Provide job search/career information workshops and presentations as needed

. Make arrangements for interpreters and interviews for individuals and potential employers

. Monitor individual performance on the job and advocate as needed

. Counsel and support individual when job performance is not satisfactory and work with them to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or review other employment options

. Provide program information to various businesses, non-profit agencies, schools, and update information as needed including the removal of employment barriers

. Recruit potential Deaf and Hard of Hearing candidates for job placement services

. Ensure the delivery of services reflect Independent Living philosophy and Consumer empowerment and self-advocacy

. Other duties as assigned by Executive Director within the objectives of the position

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:

. 3 years Job Placement experience with demonstrated placement success

. Sign Language and Deaf Culture knowledge

. Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 5 years experience

. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

. General computer knowledge including Word and Excel

. Sensitivity to the confidential nature of program and individual information

. Ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritize work assignments

. Must have reliable transportation, a valid New York driver’s license and current automobile insurance as required by law

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to: mailto:Steve@wnydas.org; Position available immediately.


Job Posting

Manager of Interpreting Services

Deaf Adult Services

Buffalo, NY

Responsible to: Executive Director

Status: Full time, Salaried


The Manager of Interpreting Services is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the Interpreting Department at Deaf Adult Services including interpreter relations, customer satisfaction and vendor accounts . Participate as part of agency management team with Executive Director, Business Manager and Director of Advocacy and Community Education Services to ensure continuous quality and stability of programs.

Specific Duties:

. Supervise all interpreting services staff. Participate in annual review, hiring and any disciplinary measures needed.

. Review all customer contracts and prepare for signature

. Oversee and ensure appropriateness of all interpreting assignments

. Assess/evaluate the skills/certification of all interpreters at least annually

. Submit a written monthly report, including program statistics, to the Executive Director

. Coordinate CEU training opportunities for Western NY interpreters.

. Stay abreast of current relevant technology and standards of the industry through knowledge of disability law, RID and NAD.

. Coordinate the ACCES-VR/MWBE and ECDSS interpreting contracts including ensuring timely and effective tracking and reporting as required by contract.

. Work with Executive Director on Interpreting specific grant projects and funding opportunities

. Conduct outreach and marketing in order to recruit new business.

. Remain knowledgeable about local interpreting dynamics as a method to evaluate and mentor inexperienced community interpreters.

. Submit current news and information for dissemination in DAS E-News

. Attend staff development opportunities

. Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:

. Must possess NIC or equivalent certification or CDI certification

. At least 6 years of professional interpreting experience

. Diplomacy and strong people skills

. Effective problem solving and communication skills.

. Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Cultures

. Knowledge of RID Code of Professional Conduct

. Thorough knowledge of ADA

. Relevant education and training required to obtain knowledge and experience of the interpreting industry

. Proven successful relationships with local Deaf and HH communities

. Organizational and time management capabilities

. Computer competency and knowledge of customer service principles

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Steve Lovi, Executive Director, Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St, #446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to: mailto:Steve@wnydas.org; Position available immediately.



Looking for a part time employee who signs

I work for the Mary Lee Foundation, which is a non-profit in South Austin that provides services for people with disabilities.

One of the people we provide for is deaf and has a mild developmental disability.   I am looking for a female employee to work part time who signs to work with this 19 year old young lady.  The hours would Tuesdays and Thursdays after school (around 5p-7p) and 2-4 hours on a Saturday or Sunday (times are flexible).  They would be taking her on activities and teaching her good social and community skills.  She likes playing basketball, bowling, and she loves animals.  She needs help with homework, working on her cooking skills and wants to learn to drive.

The job requirements are being at least 21 years old, valid Texas drivers license and vehicle  insurance, good driving record, good criminal history, non-smoker, ability to lift without restriction, good writing skills and being very patient.

The pay is $9 per hour plus mileage for driving the person on outings.

She lives in north Austin (almost in Pflugerville) so ideally, this person lives north so they do not have to drive very far to pick her up.

Please email me back with a resume if someone is interested.

Thanks very much!

Leigh Dunson


Mary Lee Foundation

Email: ldunson@maryleefoundation.org

Voice: 512-442-6077

Cell: 512-922-1587

Fax: 512-442-6825

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We have some positions available in Student Life!!

Part time position

Student Center Assistant

Maintain communication between ISD and parents through newsletter and social media

Part time position

Behavior specialist

The Behavior Specialist serves as the school counselor to all residential students who reside in the residential halls.  The Behavior Specialist works independently with limited guidance and instructions from the Director of Student Life.   This person is required to provide counseling to residential students on an individual and group basis, implement, coordinate and oversee prevention programs and group discussions, and perform a variety of tasks.

Full time position

Residential Mentor

Supervise elementary girls

Part time and full time positions

Teacher Aide

Crosswinds Arts & Science Magnet School located in Woodbury, MN is seeking an ASL Interpreter.

This position is responsible for providing professional level sign language interpreter services to the students, staff, parents, and others at Crosswinds Arts and Science School. Interpreter services will be provided in a variety of situations demanding a high level of skill and proficiency.  Translates spoken materials into sign language (ASL) for deaf individuals; Interprets sign language (ASL) for hearing individuals or others not conversant in sign language (ASL).

Crosswinds serves students year-round in grades 6 through 10 and is multicultural, diverse, integrated and academically challenging. Crosswinds is a tuition-free, public magnet school founded by a collaborative of east metro area schools with the goal of providing an integrated learning environment and serving as a model for all schools. Crosswinds is an IB World School maintaining an accredited International Baccalaureate Middle-Years Program. Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE) will be managing Crosswinds under agreement with East Metro Integration District and Minnesota Department of Education.

Kellie McNamara

HR Director

Perpich Ctr for Arts Education\Crosswinds Arts and Science School\Minnesota State Academies

mobile: 507-384-8954

e-mail: kellie.mcnamara@msa.state.mn.us

3 Job openings at Paraquad

Disability Policy Analyst.- Responsible for providing information, research analysis and advice on matters of policy and planning, utilizing the principles and values of the Independent Living Movement. Works closely with the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy to initiate and undertake research and analysis in support of disability rights and Missourians with Disabilities.

Community Access Coordinator – Will engage community partners at the local and state level to promote and ensure full and equal access for individuals with disabilities. Responsible for the coordination and oversight of the AccessibleSTL program. Will work collaboratively to build and sustain relationships with community partners, especially potential and current AccessibleSTL organizations.

Community Organizer – Responsible for maintaining and growing a grassroots base of disability advocates; providing guidance and support to community based advocacy groups; developing leadership among members; and promoting disability rights throughout the community through grassroots organizing and civic engagement campaigns.

Resumes and cover letters to Kay:

Kay Tucker

Human Resources Coordinator

Paraquad, Inc.

5240 Oakland Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63110

314-289-4201 (fax)


Broken Arrow Schools has an opening for a full-time interpreter to begin immediately through the end of the school year in May. The interpreter will work 6.5 hours daily at a rate commensurate with the level of certification. We are hiring QAST level III and above or EIPA level 3.5 and above. If you qualify and are interested, please contact me directly:

Marlene Truesdale

email mtruesdale at baschools dot org


Employment Opportunities: Habiliation & Respite Provider

Employment opportunities with a community services organization that helps people with developmental disabilities.

We are in need of habilitation and respite providers who are experienced in ASL.  We have part time positions available and it is a great opportunity for college students or people who have a passion for working in the deaf community to earn some extra money while making a difference in these consumers lives.

If interested, contact Heather Hinshaw.  See contact information below.

Heather Hinshaw, MT-BC

HCBS Program Coordinator

Sonoran Sky Community Services, Inc.

9601 N. Black Canyon Highway

Phoenix, AZ, 85021

(602) 216-0518, ext. 117

Fax:  (602) 216-3704

Employment Opportunity: Sign Language/Interpreter Training position

Pima Community College


The deadline to apply for the Sign Language/Interpreter Training position is November 5th.

For any questions, feel free to contact Leticia Anduaga; landuaga@pima.edu – Human Resources Analyst assigned to this position. Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and be contacted at (520) 206-4624.


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