DeafDigest Gold – October 27, 2013

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Holiday Flashcards for Babies and Toddlers

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Gold section.


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Top stories about the deaf:

The White House has selected five students to serve

as interns. One of these new interns is Amanda Koski,

a Gallaudet student. And on the Capitol Hill, Alexander

Van Hook, a NTID/RIT student served as intern with the

office of the U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Washington

state. Just hope that our politicians which have serious

problems agreeing with each other, will listen to advice

and wisdom from our two deaf student interns!

The Department of Homeland Security has come up

with a new real-time emergency alert messages

to inform the deaf of emergencies in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Around

500 deaf families will be given these alerting

devices on an experimental basis.

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania

is coming up with Facts Sheets and videos

to educate the deaf on their medical rights.

The British Equality Human Rights Commission

is now pushing web developers to make their

web products deaf-accessible.


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What is a big Deaf Frustration in a restaurant?

You agree to meet a deaf friend at a restaurant. You

arrive first before him, and you tell the waiter that

you are waiting for your friend.

The waiter does not understand you and gives you

a hard time. Even if you point to your watch and

tell him “5 minutes” the waiter still does not

understand you!

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20th Annual Seminar

Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss

Warwick, Rhode Island

May 9, 2014

more information at:




A deaf man and a hearing man did not get along in

a workplace office. They were always arguing over many


The hearing man was rude. He would confront the deaf

man, pointing to the mistake deaf man made with paperwork.

And the hearing man would not listen when the deaf man

tried to explain that it was not an error.

Then there was peace. How? The boss set up two boxes

on top of a table in the office. One box was for the

deaf employee. The other box was for the hearing employee.

If they wish to communicate or to pass papers with

each other, they put these in the box.

No more face to face. Just box to box. Peace!

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Many types of hearing aids for the deaf





In Loughborough, a town of 60,000 people and part of the

Leicestershire metro area in England, there is a Bliss Hairdressing


The owner is Nick Tedd, and he is deaf. Been deaf all his life.

He has hairdressers working for him in that salon.



(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

not knowing who our national deaf leaders were


Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may

not work with iPad.



Rhode Island Association of the Deaf




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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,

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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

Lousy deaf ASL pin


DeafDigest thanks Robin Byers-Pierce for providing

the photographs of these pins


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are sign language classes valuable even if the

hearing students still cannot learn how to sign?

A. Once they’re exposed to a deaf ASL teacher, their

fear of the deaf disappears – meaning if they work on

the cash register and a deaf customer comes up, they

won’t run away out of fear!

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:

Fall Hiking

Hiking the mountain trails is popular in Vermont.

The Fall is the most popular time.

Comfortable weather and the changing of colors!

I searched for volunteers to be my support buddies to hike the trails.

The organization who provides volunteers insists that I give them at least 2 weeks notice in advance.

The frustrating part is not knowing the condition of the weather that far in advance!

Well, it turned out that it was going to rain and snow and the whole thing is cancelled.

The prior two weeks, the weather was picture perfect.

But I am asked to assess the weather two weeks in advance per their policy.

So hunting and winter is around the corner which mean wait till next year.

I will console myself with dusting off my snowshoes.

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 small town movie houses stop making threats to

close down if forced to install captioning equipment!



Year 1918 – students at Maryland School for the Deaf

were given military uniforms and given military

training. The school reverted to “civilian” attire

in 1955


DeafNumbers of the Week:


students enrolled at the Deaf Studies program at

San Diego State University in 2010. This low number was the reason why this program was closed.


Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

North Dakota – Josefine Jakobsen, jr, women’s hockey

is also a member of the national women’s hockey team of



Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tyson Gillies, minor league baseball, Philadelphia Phillies

hit .267 in 51 games for class AA Reading (PA) hit .220 in 63 games for class AAA Lehigh Valley


Deaf Sports Library

deaf rugby



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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


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 Case Manager


Pittsburgh, PA

Employee Type:

Full time position


This position provides resources and support to clients and their

families who reside in our residential programs. Duties: assess

service needs of individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop

service plans; provide independent living skills instructions;

advocate for access to public and private programs such as medical

and vocational services.


BA/BS degree in a human services field preferred; or high school

diploma + 12 credit hours in social science with two years’

behavioral health direct care experience. Must have strong

organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with other

visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to

work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various areas

in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and

Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; must have

a valid driver’s license.

- 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.


open positions

The Learning Center for Deaf

Framingham, MA

Substitute Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)

Elementary Teacher

Walden School Family Partner

Walden School Mental Health Clinician

Secondary Classroom Assistant (Intensive Needs)

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight Supervisor

Wraparound Family Partner

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor

Daycare Teacher

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 and/or three letters

of recommendation to hr@tlcdeaf.org. All documents must be present

in application packet to be considered for the position.


position opening

Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Education/ASL Interpreting

Utah State University

at Salt Lake Campus

Department  Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education (COMD)

Location  Salt Lake Campus

Position Summary The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month position at the Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) level beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will have a background in Deaf Education/ ASL Interpreting and provide leadership to a cooperative program between Salt Lake Community College Interpreter Training Program (Associate degree level) and Utah State University (Bachelor degree level), While a member of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education in Logan, UT, the successful candidate will be housed at the USU Regional Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Responsibilities 1. Serve as a liaison between the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Interpreter Training Program and Utah State University (USU) Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education 2. Develop upper division undergraduate ASL and interpreting curricula leading to a bachelor degree in consultation with the SLCC Interpreter Training coordinator 3. Assess student ASL and interpreting competencies; provide supervision and mentoring to undergraduate students having completed a major in interpreting at SLCC and assist them in upper division curriculum choices to achieve their bachelor’s degree at USU 4. Teach 3-4 courses (12-16 credit hours) per semester (Fall and Spring) in American Sign Language, interpreter related courses, and Deaf culture courses, using current pedagogical practices 5. Present professional information to the profession and the public 6. Participate in state and national professional associations.

Minimum Qualifications 1. An earned doctorate degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Educational Administration and Supervision, Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, Instructional Design, or a related area 2. Demonstrated strength in ASL, interpreting, and English 3. Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary and inter-higher education institution team 4. Advanced or superior proficiency in American Sign Language with demonstrated ability to converse fluently in high-level professional and academic conversations 5. State or national certification with American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Preferred Qualifications 1. Five years of teaching ASL/interpreting in higher education 2. Five or more years in Educational Administration /Supervision related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting; and, an in-depth knowledge of Deaf culture, deafness, and communication issues 3. Experience in curriculum development 4. International Deaf Education and/or interpreting experience 5. Record of writing and receiving grants related to Deaf Education and/or interpreting 6. Experience in community outreach and recruitment 7. Evidence of involvement and leadership on the national level in Deaf Education and/or interpreting (Council on Education of the Deaf, RID, etc.)

Review Date  11-07-2013

Position Close Date  Open Until Filled

Salary  Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits

See http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59371 for more information and to apply online.

Requisition Number  054168

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.


position openings

Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors


locations across New Jersey

ACCESS, a statewide program providing behavioral health services to Deaf

and hard of hearing people throughout NJ, has the following positions


Supportive Housing Caseworker and Residential Counselors

JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible to provide direct services, case management and

linkage to other services/HH adults with mental illness in the community

and in the home.

1.  Coordinate receipt of entitlements, linkages to medical and

non-medical services, provide transportation when necessary.

2.  Complete all documentation requirements, including development of a

comprehensive care plan and progress notes.

3.  Teach independent living skills, recreational/leisure skills, oversee

medications coordinate medical appointments.

4.  Use appropriate therapeutic approaches to engage and motivate clients.

5.  Identify potential crisis situations and use appropriate crisis

intervention skills to diffuse situations and/or coordinate care.

6.  Perform outreach services to absent and/or missing clients.

7.  Educate and advocate for clients.


Caseworker – Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related


Residential Counselor – BA/BS Social Work/Counseling/MH/Health discipline

OR 1 or more years college PLUS related work or life experience OR h.s.

diploma PLUS 4 years of related work exp. Valid NJ drivers license, first

aid/CPR certification.  Team-oriented, ASL fluency, written communication

skills, organizational and problem-solving skills are required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For

immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.5599, or email your resume to:



position opening

High School Classroom Teacher: Future Transitions

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) is presently looking for a High

School Classroom Teacher: Future Transitions. This is a full-time 10 month

position with competitive salary and benefits.


1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Deaf

Education or a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.

2. Possession of or eligibility for appropriate certification from the

Pennsylvania Department of Education.

3. Level 3 ASL competence as measured by the ASLPI preferred.

4. Experience working with high school age Deaf children.

5. Understanding of and support for an exploratory, experimental approach

to teaching and learning. Experience with an interdisciplinary curriculum.

6. Understanding and knowledge of normal child growth and development.

7. Understanding of and experience with a culturally diverse population.

8. Experience working as a member of an instructional team is preferred.

9. Excellent professional communication skills are a must.


The Future Transition Teacher will be responsible for implementing Media

Literacy, Soft Skills and Financial Literacy along with job readiness

skills into the classroom. This position requires the teacher to be in

contact with outside agencies for student internships and mentorships. In

addition, teachers work with other support personnel (e.g. therapists,

curriculum and behavior support staff, communication specialists, etc.) to

provide an integrated and well-rounded instructional program for each


Classroom teachers are responsible for the development and implementation

of IEP’s with the involvement of parents and school districts, and for

implementing instructional activities consistent with the educational

mission and philosophy of the school.

Only candidates with above qualifications will be considered.

HR Coordinator

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

100 W. School House Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19144





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.

Position Announcement . Teacher Aide

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the Position of

Teacher Aide

Location: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 59-13

Orem, UT Schedule IN

DPR 50214/5330

JOB SUMMARY Assists classroom instructor in working with deaf/hard-of-hearing students, who may have additional disabilities; prepares teaching materials and tutors individual students under the supervision of the instructor; communicates the progress of the students to the instructor; performs such duties as may relate to the motivation and achievement of students in academic and skills areas; assists with behavior interventions under the direction of the instructor; assists with routine daily activities, i.e. bus duty, recess, lunch, bathroom, etc.; performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS Practical knowledge of basic classroom techniques and organization; techniques for assisting and providing effective support to classroom instructors; practical skills in effective interpersonal student contact; safe and timely response to special classroom situations. Ability to follow written and/or oral instructions; communicate clearly and effectively; enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form; deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; maintain strict confidentiality. This position has strenuous physical requirements such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting of students (some with limited mobility) and their personal needs equipment. Must be able to lift and carry over 50 pounds. There are risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack. (Risks are related to the possibility of working with students who are non-compliant, self-abusive, and/or aggressive.) Preference may be given to applicants who can communicate fluently in Spanish. Preference may be given to applicants with previous experience working with disabled children; MANDT training; a valid Utah driver license with clean driving record. In order to drive a State vehicle, employee hired for this recruitment will be subject to the completion of criminal background check is required for this position.

SALARY AND BENEFITS Hourly rate $9.60. Benefits will be limited to Social Security. This position is exempted by law from the provisions of competitive career service. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit or on a payroll debit card account.

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD This is a part-time position for nine (9) months (181 days) each school year. Work schedule Monday through Friday, six (6) hours per day.

OPENING DATE: October 17, 2013 CLOSING DATE: October 23, 2013

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for a position, you must register and submit an electronic application and resume on the Utah State Jobs website

The requisition number for this position is 31187.

Reasonable accommodation is provided in the interview process for known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants. To request a reasonable accommodation in the interviewing process, please contact the Human Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 or (801) 629-4726, at least 24 hours prior to the interview.

The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants.


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