deafweekly

 

February 2, 2005
Vol. 1 No. 16

Editor: Tom Willard



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NATIONAL
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FLORIDA NEWSPAPER NOTES ‘FADING’ OF DEAF CULTURE

“Deaf Culture Fades” was the headline of an article in the Jan. 27 Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel. According to the article, deaf clubs used to be the center of the deaf community, but “not any more.” Younger deaf people are staying away from deaf clubs and instead using the Internet, text-messaging, captioned TV, video relay and e-mail to develop their own community. “There is a big fear we are going to lose deaf culture because of technology,” said Rosanne Trapani of Valencia Community College. The article noted that an estimated 38,400 deaf people live in Central Florida, but fewer than 30 are members of the Orlando Club of the Deaf, which has been around since 1949. “We tried to pull the youth in here,” said club historian Tim Wata, “but when they see the old people, it’s not their thing.”

FAMILY MOVES INTO NEW HOME BUILT BY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The Carver family of Oak Ridge, Tenn. moved into their new residence last week, a special home built by Habitat for Humanity that was designed to meet the unique needs of a family with three deaf members. Smoke detectors with flashing lights have been installed in every room, and the house is uncarpeted so the family can feel vibrations in the floors. According to WATE-6 TV News, Mary Carver asked that all of the bedrooms be located on the same floor so that the family can get out together in case of an emergency. Habitat for Humanity workers also installed flashing-light alarms for the telephone and doorbell. “They put it in for us so that’s very special to us,” said Carver.

WOMAN GETS SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR SLASHING HOUSEMATE

A hearing-impaired woman from New Britain, Conn. pleaded guilty last Wednesday to slashing the face of a deaf man who lived with her because she was angry that he had not yet moved out. Leila Dedam, 41, received a suspended one-year sentence and three years of probation. The victim, Ronald Binder, said he was not satisfied with the sentence and was still afraid of his attacker. According to The Herald, Binder asked the court for restitution for his injuries and for his loss of appetite since the attack. Judge Susan Handy denied the request due to lack of medical proof, since Binder never sought medical assistance after the attack. “All you had to do was take yourself to the hospital,” the judge told Binder. “Nobody prevented you from doing that.” She advised him that he could file a civil lawsuit to seek compensation for his injuries.

RENOVATION PLANS UNDERWAY FOR GALLAUDET’S ALUMNI HOUSE

Gallaudet University’s Peikoff Alumni House, a historic building known to many as “Ole Jim,” will undergo an extensive renovation over the next year and a half. Gallaudet’s Alumni Association said the project will cost $1.7 million and involve both exterior and interior renovations. The building was constructed in 1881 and served as the college’s first gymnasium. Boasting one of the nation’s first indoor swimming pools, along with a basketball court and two-lane bowling alley, the facilities were frequently used by members of Congress. Fall 2006 is the target date for completion of renovations to the building, which “is a campus treasure as well as a welcome center for Gallaudet alumni,” said Sam Sonnenstrahl, director of alumni relations.

15-YEAR-OLD BOY ACCUSED OF RAPING DEAF WOMAN

A 15-year-old boy being held in a juvenile detention center in Salt Lake County, Utah may be tried as an adult for allegedly assaulting two women last summer. According to testimony from a court hearing Monday that was reported in the Salt Lake Tribune, the boy decided to attack one of the women, who is deaf and has cerebral palsy, because he thought she was drunk. The woman was walking to a religious meeting July 12 when she was grabbed from behind, pulled into a construction site and raped. The boy did not become a suspect until a second woman was attacked Aug. 4. The woman escaped, pulling off the attacker’s shirt, and police later found a shirtless boy hiding nearby. The following week, the boy confessed to the first attack against the deaf woman. Authorities hope he winds up in adult court so that he will receive a longer sentence and be registered on the state’s sex offender list.

AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN MINNESOTA HEARING AID BUSINESS

It took several months and the assistance of the Better Business Bureau, the Minnesota attorney general, the Pioneer Press, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the St. Paul City Council President, but James Mock finally has his hearing aid back. Last spring he sent it for repair to Buyer’s Haven, a company he found on the Internet. After it didn’t come back, he found that he was one of many people around the country who had a similar problem with Buyer’s Haven. According to the Pioneer Press, the Postal Service tracked down the company’s owner, Heath Tigar and threatened him with a civil lawsuit. Tigar settled out of court, leaving the hearing aid business and turning over the hearing aids for 229 people. The Postal Service returned the aids to their owners, including Mock, but he doesn’t consider himself lucky, said the Pioneer Press: his $900 hearing aid arrived smashed beyond repair.

‘CHEERS’ ACTOR RATZENBERGER HELPS WILLIE ROSS SCHOOL

Many people know John Ratzenberger as the mailman “Cliff Clavin” on the long-running sitcom “Cheers,” but few know that the Hollywood actor also plays an important role at the Willie Ross School for the Deaf in Longmeadow, Mass. For the past 12 years, Ratzenberger has served as the honorary chairman of the school’s board. He prefers to keep a low profile, reported The Republican last week, but has a knack for quietly touching the school with unsolicited gifts that seem to arrive at just the right time. During the recent holiday season, four boxes showed up filled with action toys from Ratzenberger’s recent film, “The Incredibles.” Soon after, a shipment arrived with several hundred pencils bearing the school’s name. “I just like what they’re doing there at the school,” Ratzenberger told the newspaper in a phone interview. “They are good people and they work hard.”


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INTERNATIONAL
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TEEN TAKES OVER AS MISS DEAF SOUTH AFRICA 2004

Carin Marais, 19, has taken over the title of Miss Deaf South Africa 2004, just a week after her predecessor, Candice Morgan, announced she was stepping down. Morgan had to resign after having a baby, which is against the competition rules. Marais now has only five months to prepare for the Miss Deaf World contest in Germany, reported the Pretoria News on Monday. Marais was born deaf and grew up on a farm outside Pretoria, and she lipreads and uses sign language. After completing a modeling course, she entered the competition for fun. She was planning to study graphic design but put her plans on hold to represent South Africa in the Miss Deaf World competition. “I am looking forward to it so much that I am not scared,” she said.

STUDENTS TAKE PART IN SOCIETY’S DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

The National Deaf Children’s Society in the U.K. is marking its 60th (diamond) anniversary with a series of events this year, and the most recent took place last Friday, when more than 100 deaf children from schools across Northern Ireland performed dance and drama to celebrate their talents. The students also exhibited their artwork, which was inspired by Hollywood movies. Afterwards, each school was awarded an “Oscar” by Uncle Andy, who stars in the BBC’s “Give My Head Peace.” According to the BBC News, an estimated 840 children are born in the U.K. every year with a significant hearing loss, and another one million up to the age of eight experience temporary deafness and discomfort caused by “glue ear.”

MAN PLEADS GUILTY FOR SHOT THAT NARROWLY MISSED DEAF BOY

Neil Michael Rundell, 45, of Alberta, Canada, pleaded guilty last week to careless use of a firearm after firing a shot from a rifle that narrowly missed a deaf boy playing in his tree fort. The incident took place last June, when Rundell got out of his truck to shoot at a porcupine after leaving a nearby shooting range. Devon Strand, 7, heard the bullet whistle past him because he has a cochlear implant. He was in hysterics, Canada.com News reported, and his father chased after Rundell’s truck and took down the license plate number. Rundell was contacted by police and admitted that he fired the shot. “He is extremely remorseful for his actions,” said his attorney.

DEAF TEEN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER

A deaf teenager in the U.K. was sentenced to life in prison last Thursday for beating a man to death in his home and setting the body on fire in an attempt to destroy the evidence. Derek Dale, 18, was convicted of the murder of Paul Geddes, as he and fellow defendant Nabeel Aljubori, 24, went on an all-night rampage in Southeast London last June looking for money to buy drugs, “PA” News reported. “This was a particular brutal and callous murder of a mild and ineffectual man,” Judge Peter Fingret said. “It is hard to believe that a human being can behave in such a way to a fellow man.” Aljubori was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter, and he will be sentenced at a later date.

NUMBER OF DEAF-BLIND CANADIANS FOUR TIMES HIGHER THAN EXPECTED

A recent population study has identified 3,306 people in Canada who are both deaf and blind. The figure is four times higher than the number of those voluntarily counted in a national registry, CBC News reported last week. Ken Dryden, minister of social development, said the research will help determine how many people need assistance and will be used to evaluate existing services for people who are deaf-blind. Almost half of Canada’s deaf-blind citizens reside in the province of Quebec, found the study, which was conducted by the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies


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LIFE & LEISURE
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‘EMPTY BOWLS’ FUNDRAISER BENEFITS FOOD AGENCIES

Students from the Louisiana School for the Deaf in Baton Rouge are busy making bowls for the second annual “Empty Bowls” fundraiser, to take place Feb. 16. According to The Advocate, bowls in various stages of development currently fill the school’s art classroom, where teacher Julie Harrison oversees their production. Harrison decided last year to start a local version of the Empty Bowls program, which has been around nationally for over 10 years, and the first event raised more than $13,000. All of the proceeds benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room. Attendees who donate at least $10 get to choose a bowl and enjoy a meal contributed by Chef John Folse. Bowls are also being created by local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and students in private and public schools. The bowls, in every size and shape, “are symbolic,” said Harrison, and can be used around the house or placed on a table to collect loose change to be donated to charity.

‘MEET THE FOCKERS’ BOOSTS IDEA OF TEACHING SIGNS TO BABIES

A business that helps parents communicate in sign language with their babies has seen a fourfold increase in phone calls and e-mails in recent weeks after the hit movie “Meet the Fockers” showed a baby using sign language to talk with his grandfather. Baby Hands Productions, a company operated by Kathleen and Doug Waidhofer out of their garage in Scotts Valley, Calif., sells a DVD called “My Baby Can Talk,” which teaches 20 signs. At $19.95 apiece, the DVD has been selling well and the Waidhofers plan to expand it into a series. The couple were inspired by their own children, Jessica, 3, and John Conrad, 6. “By the time Jessica was 12 months old, she knew more than 100 signs,” Kathleen Waidhofer told the Monterey Herald. “Her ability to learn signs was only limited by my knowledge of American Sign Language.”

DEAF HOPE OFFERS HELP TO ABUSED DEAF WOMEN

The Castro Valley (Calif.) Forum featured an article recently on Deaf Hope, a group that offers help to abused deaf women and children. The non-profit agency was founded by eight deaf women in January 2003 and offers 24-hour TTY service, counseling, legal advocacy, education and emergency shelter for deaf women in need. Headquartered in Hayward, Calif., the organization offers its services to women all over the San Francisco Bay area. Julie Rems-Smario is the executive director, and four of the original founders work full time at the headquarters, along with 10 certified volunteers who staff the 24-hour hot line. For more information, visit www.Deaf-Hope.org.

DEAFIE.COM ALLOWS POSTING OF LOCAL EVENTS

DeafSpot.net, a website of deaf resources, has introduced a new service called Deafie.com. This service allows members of the deaf community to post local events simply by sending an email. Just visit www.Deafie.com to see or post events in your area. In addition, if you maintain a website, you can work with Deafie.com to post event listings on your site that will be updated automatically.


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WORKING WORLD
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ARIZONA PROGRAM OFFERS TOTAL IMMERSION IN SIGN LANGUAGE

Arizona Total Immersion (AZTI), a full-immersion program for people who are learning to use sign language, is now open for registration. According to AZTI founder/director Rocky De Buano, total immersion is the most interactive, comprehensive and effective method of learning American Sign Language. National leaders from the deaf community offer a diversity of exposure to the culture and language of the deaf. AZTI offers three different programs that are designed for professionals with deaf clients, Vocational Rehabilitation employees, teachers of the deaf, and sign language students and interpreters. For more information, visit www.arizonatotalimmersion.com.

FCC CALLS INCENTIVES TO MAKE RELAY CALLS IMPERMISSIBLE

Providers of Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) may not use incentive programs to reward people for placing TRS calls, the Federal Communications Commission has found. The FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Bureau issued a declaratory ruling after being asked by Hands On Video Relay Services, Inc. to find that its “Brown Bag Rewards Program” was in compliance with FCC rules. Hands On’s program allows consumers of its VRS service to earn points that can be redeemed by having Hands On pay their DSL or cable modem bill. As a result of the decision, effective March 1, any TRS provider offering such incentives will be ineligible for compensation from the Interstate TRS Fund.

CLOSED CAPTIONS TO BE USED IN GOOGLE, YAHOO SEARCHES

Closed captioning has already been shown to benefit people other than deaf television viewers ... people in noisy environments, children learning to read, immigrants learning a new language. Now a new use for captioning has been announced. Google and Yahoo are introducing new services that allow people to search through television programs based on words spoken on the air. According to The Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) the services work by searching for keywords in the closed captioning information that is encoded in many programs. Google’s service, introduced last week, does not permit people to watch the videos on their computers. Yahoo, however, will let users watch 60-second spots.

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SEGUIN, TEXAS TO HOST FILM SHOWCASE, ‘CINEMA FOR EVERYONE’

Planning is underway for an international film showcase, Cinema For Everyone, which will have its first showcase March 3-6 at the historic Palace Theatre in Seguin, Texas. The first of an ongoing series, Cinema for Everyone is a presentation of Davideo Productions in association with the Chicago Institute for the Moving Image and InSight Cinema. Davideo CEO David Pierce, a 20-year veteran of the TV and film industry, said the showcase will provide “a unique theatrical experience” that can be enjoyed by all audiences. The first showcase will include Disney’s The Incredibles, the Japanese film I Love You, a 1924 classic silent film and five international shorts by deaf filmmakers. More information may be found at www.davideo.tv under “movies.”

FESTIVAL TO FEATURE FILM ON DEAF PEOPLE LIVING WITH AIDS

“Listen to the Hands of the People,” an award-winning documentary about seven deaf people living with AIDS, has been selected to be shown during the 8th Annual Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series. Produced by Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan’s JADE Films Productions, the film explores issues of fear, dying, being alone and accepting living with AIDS. The film festival takes place March 11-13 in New York, and more information may be obtained at www.reelsisters.org.

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Upcoming DIIT Workshops at NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
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Deaf Initiative in Information Technology (DIIT) would like to inform and invite you to attend their upcoming workshops held at NTID.

DIIT sponsors computer and information technology workshops designed especially for deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals.

The workshops provide a unique opportunity:
* An All Sign Environment
* Learn New Technical Skills
* Network with Other Deaf IT Professionals

Creating Web Pages with HTML
Instructor: Elissa Olsen
Date: February 21-25, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

Introduction to Microsoft Access Database
Instructor: Ari Ogoke
Date: February 21-25, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX 2004
Instructor: Karen Beiter
Date: February 28-March 4, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

PC Hardware Maintenance and Repair
Instructor: Tony Spiecker
Date: February 28-March 4, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $400

Building and Managing a Secure Wireless Network
Instructor: David Lawrence
Date: May 9-13, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

For more information visit: http://www.rit.edu/diit . If you are interested in attending, click "Registration" on the left side of that web page, or call 585-475-2225 V/TTY.

DIIT is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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BREWINGTON SHINES IN NATIONALLY TELEVISED GAME

Providence basketball player Dwight Brewington is starting to get noticed on the national stage, reported The Daily Item (Lynn, Mass.) Jan. 19. The 6-5 Brewington, a sophomore, led the Friars with 21 points and eight rebounds in a close loss, 75-71, to Syracuse at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. “When I was a kid I always dreamed of being on national TV,” said Brewington, who is deaf. “He’s progressed tremendously overall as a player and does everything for us on the court,” said his coach, Tim Welsh, who added that the Syracuse game “was one of his best games ever.” Even Syracuse’s coach, Jim Boeheim, was impressed. “He can put it on the floor, rebound and he’s athletic,” said Boeheim.


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NTID TO HOST DEAF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM IN JUNE

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf will host the International Symposium-Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf June 27-30 in Rochester, N.Y. The conference serves people working with deaf and hard-of-hearing K-12 and college students. Attendees will learn about current innovations and future developments in educational media and instructional technology. Early registration (before May 16) costs $225; students pay $125. Anyone who would like to make a presentation should complete the proposal form at www.rit.edu/~techsym, but hurry ... the deadline is Friday.

DCARA PLANNING 13-DAY DEAF TOUR OF CHINA

DCARA, an agency in California serving the deaf community, has announced plans for a fun, affordable and educational tour of China. The trip, set for June 19-July 1, is designed for deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing ASL users and their friends and family. The 13-day trip costs $2,450, and the rate covers airfare from San Francisco, meals, sightseeing, travel insurance, interpreters and five-star hotels. The final reservation deadline is Feb. 15 and a non-refundable $300 deposit is required. To request a fact sheet, email to dcara.hq@dcara.org or visit www.dcara.org.

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MILESTONES
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WILLIAM DAVIDSON, RETIRED V.R. COUNSELOR, DEAF ADVOCATE

William C. (Bill) Davidson of Los Angeles, Calif. died on Monday after suffering a heart attack in his backyard. Mr. Davidson was a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor for many years, serving deaf and hard-of-hearing clients from the Los Angeles area. He attended the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, Mo. and went on to study at Gallaudet University. He was active in numerous clubs and organizations for the deaf, including the California Association of the Deaf, Gallaudet University Alumni Association, Los Angeles Club of the Deaf and many more. He is survived by his wife Ellen and her family.


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READER RESPONSE
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In response to ‘Jenna Bush Adds BS to Inaugural Proceedings’ (Deafweekly, Jan. 26):
Actually the signs are different. The longhorn sign she was giving has the palm toward the receiver. The Deaf BS sign has the palm reversed toward the sender him/herself.
- MARSHALL WICK


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EMPLOYMENT
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The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center is conducting a national search for three high-level positions listed below. The Clerc Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation’s capitol.

JOB #05009: The Principal promotes national mission initiatives by serving as the chief instructional leader of the model high school that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from grades 9 - 12. Promotes and facilitates an innovative instructional and educational environment; establishes a school climate in which a variety of research and dissemination projects occurs in academic departments. Promotes a school culture of high expectations that yields corresponding results. Provides leadership, in collaborating with a range of personnel, to determine and identify long and short-range plans for the school. Supervises personnel and manages budgets.

(Salary range: $76,690 to $122,705).

Please apply if you are interested and possess the following qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, educational administration or related field. Five years experience in an educational setting; at least three years of successful teaching experiences. Three years administrative experience in an educational program. Thorough knowledge of educational trends and effective teaching methodologies. Evidence of competence in best educational practices with diverse students who are deaf or hard of hearing in programs from infancy to grade 12. Knowledge of personnel practices. Knowledge of effective evaluation procedures and techniques to provide optimum educational opportunity for all involved in the school. Evidence of ability to work and communicate with diverse groups of people for the optimum benefit of the educational program. Excellent command of written English. Fluency in American Sign Language required.

JOB #05001: The Director supervises all employees of the Information Systems and Computer Support department as well as the Media Services office; provides leadership for creating state-of-the-art computer support for the administrative and academic needs of the Clerc Center and in support of the national mission focus; disseminates knowledge nationwide about technological applications in classrooms with students who are deaf or hard of hearing; manages the budget for the units and approves expenditure of funds; serves as a link between the units and other offices and the demonstration schools.

(Salary range: $68,520 to $109,633).

Please apply if you are interested and possess the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or science related field. Five years experience in an information systems setting including knowledge of major information systems development and management. Working knowledge of data structures, file organization and access methods. Management or supervisory experience or clear evidence of management and supervisory capability. Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people.

JOB #05010: Provides support to national mission efforts by performing high-level administrative duties to ensure the smooth operation of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), including administering disciplinary procedures for the academic program. Coordinates the placement of interns, practicum students and volunteers. Serves as the first point of contact for MSSD visitors and families. Manages the recruitment and hiring processes for daily and short-term substitute teachers for KDES (the elementary school on campus) and MSSD. Coordinates the Extended School Year (ESY) Program at KDES and MSSD. Coordinates logistics for the Stanford Achievement Tests. Supervises the work of assigned personnel; assigns work, evaluates performance and recommends personnel actions.

(Salary range: $61,756 to $98,809).

Please apply if you are interested and possess the following qualifications:
Master’s degree in deaf education, education, communication, counseling or a related field. Coursework or experience in administration and supervision; demonstrated leadership capabilities. Three years teaching, counseling and/or administrative experience in an educational program for deaf and hard of hearing students. Demonstrated knowledge of educational programming and effective school administration practices and techniques. Excellent writing and communication skills. Fluency in ASL required.

To apply, mail a resume or Gallaudet University application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office – College Hall - Room 106
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

Or FAX a resume or Gallaudet University application to: 202-651-5344

Email address: Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of 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, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES @ GLAD

GLAD is an Affirmative Action Employer with equal opportunity for men, women and people with disabilities.
For more information on the following positions, go to: www.gladinc.org
Status of all positions is: Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt, Full Fringe Benefits unless otherwise noted.
All positions are open until filled. Revised 02/01/05

HIV PROGRAM INTERPRETER

Location: Los Angeles
Program Name: Health Education/Services
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience
Brief Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Health/Education Services, the HIV Program Interpreter will perform all duties and tasks as outlined in the AESD program scope of work, interpret initial HIV antibody test and results, update and maintain a pool of qualified HIV-trained interpreters to assist with interpreting assignments, interpret and coordinate interpreter services to deaf and hard of hearing consumers with HIV/AIDS for any HIV-related services including but not limited to case management, medical and mental health within Los Angeles County, promote the availability of interpreter services to the deaf community and service providers, implement survey to assess consumer satisfaction of interpreter services provided….

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Location: Riverside
Program Name: CODIE
Salary Range/Status: Negotiable based on experience/Exempt
Brief Summary: Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Regional Director will plan and supervise the day-to-day activities of the CODIE office in Riverside; provide direct counseling, personal advocacy and other assistance to clients of all ages; develop and implement education, advocacy and resource development efforts in the service area; ensure programmatic objectives are carried out by monitoring program progress and contract compliance; provide ongoing consultation, support and training to staff and supervise staff; complete progress reports to government agencies; assist in the grant writing process and seek out additional funding to expand services….

RECEPTIONIST/CLERK
Location(s): Riverside & Ventura
Program Name(s): CODIE & TRI-COUNTY GLAD
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience
Brief Summary: Under the direction of the Regional Director the Receptionist/Clerk will answer and transfer all incoming TTY and voice calls, greet consumers and visitors in a professional manner, assist the Regional Director, perform clerical duties, including but not limited to typing, opening and logging all incoming mail, perform light housekeeping duties as needed. The Receptionist/Clerk will work with GLAD’s Resource Advocate regarding updates of the Directory of Resources, provides information and referral as needed, order all office supplies and maintain inventory of all office supplies, record/collect statistics on a daily basis related to provision of services.

JOB DEVELOPER/INTERPRETER
Location(s): Crenshaw & West Covina
Program Name: EDD
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience
Brief Summary: Under the direction of the EDD Program Manager, the Job Developer/Interpreter will provide assistance with Job Development/Placement efforts, work in conjunction with traditional employment resources, develop employment opportunities, identify openings and opportunities for clients in need of employment assistance, other duties include job interviews, job counseling to clients and employers…

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE
Location(s): Cypress & Ventura
Program Name(s): OC-DEAF & TRI-COUNTY GLAD
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience
Brief Summary: Under the direction of the Regional Director, the Community Advocate will assist deaf and hard of hearing consumers in the area of communication access via TTY relay, document translation, and other duties, provide advocacy in the areas of social security, education, employment, consumer affairs, and others, record statistics on a daily basis related to provision of services, counsel deaf and hard of hearing consumers with problems related to personal and family adjustments, finances, employment, food, clothing and housing….

OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Location: Bakersfield
Program Name: GLAD
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience/Exempt
Brief Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Human Services, the Outreach Coordinator will plan and supervise the day-to-day activities of the Bakersfield Outreach office; provide direct counseling, personal advocacy and other assistance to clients of all ages; develop and implement education, advocacy and resource development efforts in the service area; ensure programmatic objectives are carried out by monitoring program progress and contract compliance. Provide ongoing consultation…

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