deafweekly

 

February 9, 2011
Vol. 7, No. 16

Editor: Tom Willard

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Acworth, GA
2 DEAD IN ACWORTH MURDER-SUICIDE
A man and a woman found dead after a house fire in Acworth apparently died in a murder-suicide, police said Sunday night. Dianne Hutcheson, 64, and Shawn Hutcheson, 42, both apparently died from gunshot wounds, Acworth police Chief Mike Wilkie said. Dianne Hutcheson was the mother of Shawn Hutcheson, a family member told the AJC late Sunday. Darren Muse, of Florida, said family members were shocked to learn of the deaths of his aunt and cousin. Shawn Hutcheson was handy with computers despite a hearing impairment, Muse said. / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

See Also MOTHER KILLS HER BEST KNOWN DEAF SON THEN HERSELF / Fookem and Bug

Morgantown, WV
PARENTS OFFER REWARD FOR MISSING DEAF TEENAGER
Grafton police have issued arrest warrants for a 20-year-old Nitro man who is believed to have taken off with a 15-year-old hearing-impaired girl. The Mountain Statesman reported Tuesday that the parents of Sara Isner are also offering a $1,000 reward in the case. Isner was reported missing Jan. 30 and is believed to be with Josh Duff, of Nitro, who also is hearing-impaired. Authorities say Duff is suspected of stealing a brown 2000 Saturn that was found abandoned last week near the Ritchie-Gilmer county line. / The Charleston Gazette

Tigard, OR
MISSING MAN WALKED 50 MILES TO KEIZER
A 33-year-old deaf man missing from Tigard since Monday was found, five days later, after he reportedly walked to Keizer. Freddy Brockman, who had been visiting family in Tigard, reportedly walked from his sister's home in Tigard almost 50 miles to Keizer. Brockman is deaf and possesses a limited vocabulary, said Tigard police spokesman Jim Wolf. Brockman had been traveling without any money or credit card and had not eaten since leaving his sister's home on Tuesday. / Tualatin Times

Spartanburg, SC
SPARTANBURG ELECTRICIAN DIES IN FALL AT JOB SITE
The Spartanburg County Coroner's Office is investigating a fatal fall at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind last Wednesday morning. In a written statement, coroner's investigator Dwayne Corn said Joseph Daniel Hall, 27, of Spartanburg, fell a short distance from a ladder while installing an electrical box. He was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:29 a.m. Katie Rice, communications director for SCSDB, said Hall was working on renovations at the Herbert Center when he fell. / Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Salt Lake City, UT
DEAF COMMUNITY MAKES ITSELF HEARD OVER POTENTIAL CUTS TO USDB SERVICES
Members of the deaf community want lawmakers to know the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind provide services that school districts cannot. At a hearing yesterday, the Public Education Appropriations Committee heard presentations from several programs offered through the Utah Office of Education, including programs for students who are blind and/or deaf. The committee has not cut any funds to the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and probably won't, Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, said after the meeting. / Standard-Examiner

St. Clair, WI
JUDGE ALLOWS DEAF WOMAN TO RE-FILE SUIT AGAINST QUIKTRIP
A legally deaf woman will be allowed to re-file a personal injury case against QuikTrip but only has until Feb. 24 until the statute of limitations runs out on her claims. Lois Nelson sued QuikTrip in 2007 claiming that due to the company's negligence, she tripped on a gas line and broke her leg. Nelson claims that she had pressed the button the company's gas pump that should have brought her help. / St. Clair Record

Denver, CO
JEFFCO DEAF SCHOOL LOOKING FOR MATCHING FUNDS TO HELP LAND NEW BUILDING GRANT
Students and faculty at Rocky Mountain Deaf School could probably make do with their small, crowded cafeteria. They might put up with not having a gym, or with the dingy, strip-mall building that houses their school, or even the leaks. But put all that together, add in the fact that the 65-student school is expanding, and it's a bit much. The Jefferson County charter school hopes to get a $10.8 million state grant that would allow it to leave the leaky Golden strip mall behind and build a new school from the ground up. / The Denver Post

Fargo, ND
DEAF TRANSLATORS NEEDED IN LOCAL SCHOOLS
A local high school is in need of a hand. The Fargo North principal has been searching for an extra translator for the school's five deaf students all year. The school got two new students after the devils lake school for the deaf closed last summer. The school is happy to have the new students, but its struggling to accommodate them. / Valley News Live

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Hong Kong
DEAF-MUTE, PORN-DEALER DOLE CHEAT OUT OF JAIL
An elderly deaf-mute porn hawker jailed after scamming more than HK$335,000 ($43,000 US) in dole over 24 years has been freed by an appeal court on humanitarian grounds. Leung Chung-kee, 76, is a senior citizen who is in poor health, Deputy High Court Judge Esther Toh Lye-ping said. But she stressed that a judge did not err last August when he sentenced Leung to 16 months in prison. She said Leung had to be punished with a heavy jail term for his dishonesty over a long period and for selling pornography. / The Standard

Siteki, Swaziland
FEARS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Fears of alleged human trafficking have gripped the School for the Deaf after two children disappeared. The children are said to have disappeared but one of them somehow returned and the other, Nhlanganiso Dlamini, 11, has not. Trouble started when two of the children vanished from the school leaving the administration in panic. Dlamini bypassed tight security at the school, which has been intensified after a similar occurrence last year. / Times of Swaziland

Dublin, Ireland
MAKING THE DECISION: MAINSTREAM OR SPECIALIST EDUCATION
Construction of a new Community Village for Deaf People is due to begin next month, on the site of St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys on the Navan Road in Dublin. The first phase of this “state-of-the-art campus”, being developed by the Catholic Institute for Deaf People (CIDP), includes a centre for deaf education, which parents will be able to turn to for co-ordinated information, resources and support. / The Irish Times

London, England
MIDDLESBROUGH DEAF MAN DETERMINED TO SUCCEED
A determined deaf man who never lets disability stand in his way has achieved his degree after making a move from Teesside to London. Raza Hussain, from Middlesbrough, was born profoundly deaf, but displayed a talent for art from an early age. The 22-year-old overcame initial difficulties after switching to the capital -- to ultimately be given a special award for being the best student of his year. And his dreams of becoming a graphic designer or film maker are now closer to coming true, after he achieved a 2:1 honours degree in computer animation at London Metropolitan University. / Gazette Live

Salisbury, England
PLANS FOR SITE OF FORMER DEAF CENTRE
A proposal to build three terraced houses in place of a former social centre for deaf people in Salisbury has gone back to Wiltshire Council because the planning permission is no longer valid. The plans to redevelop the site of the former Salisbury Deaf Centre in Love Lane, which has now been demolished, were approved on February 5, 2008. But one condition of planning permission is that building work must start within three years so the application is now past its deadline. / Salisbury Journal

Tees Valley, England
CHILD DEAF YOUTH PROJECT HOPES COURSE WILL IMPROVE FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS
A course teaching sign language to the brothers and sisters of deaf and hearing impaired youngsters in the Tees Valley is available free of charge. The CHILD Deaf Youth Project (CDYP) has been awarded a grant from Tees Valley Community Foundation to help fund the British Sign Language Level 1 course which is aimed at children aged from five to 11. / The Northern Echo

Coventry, England
COVENTRY PUPILS IN SIGN-LANGUAGE SINGING WORLD RECORD BID
Children from schools in Coventry will be taking part in a world record attempt today for the most people signing a song simultaneously. Pupils from five schools will be joining in with the sign2sing event organised by the charity SignHealth at 2.45 p.m. The current world record is 13,418 people signing and singing, and this year charity SignHealth estimate 70,000 children will be involved. / Coventry Telegraph

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
THE DEAF RAPPER SIGN MARK PERFORMING IN ETHIOPIA
Addis Ababa witnessed at Trofrical Garden last week a performance of the Finnish deaf rapper Marko Vuorihemo, aka Sign Mark. The show broke the rule that the two words ‘music’ and ‘deaf’ never go together. Coming here for the second time, Sign Mark has done a previous concert at the National Theatre here two years ago. Adding flavor to his previous show, he collaborated this year with Ethiopian artists Haile Roots, Teddy Yo, Betty and Nathy, in this concert entitled ‘Talk to the Hand’ with the motto of ‘disability is not inability’. / Ethiopian News


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Logan, UT
SPREADING THE MESSAGE WITHOUT HEARING A WORD
Deaf students and professors face a unique challenge in their day-to-day lives in overcoming common perceptions. Most assume that challenge has to do with the fact that they cannot hear like the majority of the world. While their deafness is a factor, the main problem they face is how other students and society view that deafness. "Stereotypes are damaging," said James Smith, current president of the Deaf Education Student Association, or DESA. / The Utah Statesman

Washington, DC
COUNTING MAY BE CULTURAL, NOT INNATE
Counting to ten may seem like child's play, but perhaps it's not as innate as we might think. A cross-cultural study of deaf Nicaraguans who communicate with home-made sign language finds that they aren't able to consistently communicate about groups of objects over three. That's a common trait in many hunter-gatherer societies, where the numbering system is often one-two-three-many. / USA Today

Cape Girardeau, MO
LEARNING THE SIGNS: SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES HELP THE HEARING IMPAIRED
Megan Goncher describes some days in her life as a dream where she can see everything going on around her, but she cannot hear or communicate with anyone. This scenario is what Goncher, a 26-year-old Cape Girardeau resident, said it is like to live the life of a deaf individual. Goncher decided to take action after her grandmother brought her pamphlets regarding American Sign Language classes. "It was so enlightening," she said. "It was a 'wow' moment." / Southeast Missourian

Honolulu, HI
GENEROSITY GIVES MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILD FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY
He's legally blind and 95 percent deaf, but that didn't stop Chance Matthews from turning 10 years old in style. On Saturday, he enjoyed his first birthday party, and it didn't cost his family a dime. His mom, Lei Ho, said, "This birthday today is something that I never thought would happen. / Hawaii News Now

New York, NY
DANCING WITH HER EYES DOWN SILENT STREETS
New York City is a puzzle of colors and fabrics for Patricia Ordonez. She loves the city’s diversity, its people. She loves Columbus Circle on a sunny day, yellow cabs racing the clock on busy streets. But those streets are silent for Ms. Ordonez, 40, who was born in Buffalo and suffered nerve loss as an infant. She is the creator of a fashion line called PattyO and works full time as a teaching assistant at the Lexington School for the Deaf. Out on the street, her biggest fear is misunderstanding. / The New York Times

Fulton, MO
DEAF DACHSHUND FINDS HOME AT MSD
Sparky is a 1-year-old dachshund who is full of energy and spunk. He is also deaf, a characteristic that made him useless to the dog breeder and then difficult to adopt at the shelter he was sent to. But Sparky recently was given a second chance. The animal rescue shelter where Sparky resided brought him to South Central Correctional Center in Licking. The prison participates in Puppies for Parole, a program that pairs rescued dogs with inmates. After eight-weeks of training at SCCC, the prisoners decided they wanted Sparky to find a home at a school for the deaf so he could help others. / The Fulton Sun


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New York, NY
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WITNESSED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DEAF JOB APPLICANTS?
Two young women walk into a coffee shop to apply for a job in the kitchen when something strange happens: the manager seems oddly reluctant to let them fill out an application. Then, in full view of customers, out it comes: the real reason the manager isn't interested in hiring them? They are deaf. It's a shocking violation of the law, or it would be if this weren't an episode of "What Would You Do?" The manager and the deaf job applicants are actors. Of course the customers don't know that. / ABC News

See Also IF HUMAN RESOURCES FOLKS ACT THAT WAY ... / About.com Deafness Blog

New York, NY
HOW THE FBI EXPLOITED A TRADER'S DEAFNESS TO MAKE ITS LATEST INSIDER TRADING CATCH
Samir Barai might as well have just handed over the evidence the FBI needs for their case against him in person. Barai is severely hearing-impaired, so much so that he records all of his calls and uses high-tech sound enhancers everyday. Imagine the smiles on the faces of the two FBI agents who raided Barai Capital in November when they found that stash. / Business Insider

Frederick, MD
CAFE INTRODUCES SIGN LANGUAGE TO RESIDENTS
For the past year and a half, Joanie's Carroll Street Cafe owner Joanie Jenkins has held a sign language class at the restaurant every Saturday morning. It's an informal gathering that goes for an hour starting at 9 a.m. Sometimes there might be one person and sometimes 15. Jenkins will usually have someone teach the class, although at times she's the teacher. You don't have to sign up. There is a $5 charge, but that includes a cup of coffee. / The Capital

Shepherdstown, WV
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER AT SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY
Valerie Peacock bridges the gap between the voiced and the voiceless of the Shepherd campus community. She is the sign language interpreter within Shepherd's Disability Services. She has been with us since August of 2010, and is currently contracted to work with students for a year. She has been pursuing this profession for over four years. She currently works with two students, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, in order to help translate class lessons. / The Picket


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Internet
YOUTUBE -- BETTY WHITE MEETS KOKO (SLIDESHOW)
Koko, the famous lowland gorilla who can speak to us through the use of American Sign Language, has long been a fan and good friend of Betty White, the renowned actress and animal rights advocate. The Gorilla Foundation is kicking off this "Month-of-Love" by releasing a photo slideshow of some of Koko and Betty's tender moments together. White is a board member of the Foundation, and is a big Koko fan herself. / YouTube

Northridge, CA
CSUN'S D.E.A.F. VIDEO RELEASE: CHAMP!
CSUN did it! California State University, Northridge established a new project called Deaf Education And Families. D.E.A.F. consists of faculty and staff associated with the Family Focus Resource and Empowerment Center at CSUN, as well as faculty in the Deaf Education Program in the Department of Special Education. We consult with faculty in the Deaf Studies Department and National Center on Deafness. CSUN’s D.E.A.F. Project spearheaded an eye-catching video (with subtitles included) titled “Through Your Child’s Eyes : American Sign Language." / Deaf World as Eye See It

New York, NY
DEAF ARTIST LEON LIM WITH A MESSAGE MALAYSIA NEEDS TO HEAR
He’s been profoundly deaf since birth, but that won’t stop New York-based artist Leon Lim from bringing contemporary art back to his native Malaysia in the hope of shaking up a scene that he says has become overly reliant on a culture of borrowing. I met Lim last year and wrote this story about him. A lack of forward-planning on my part meant that the story didn't get used, so rather than let it go to waste, I have decided to post it here to give him what little exposure I can. / The Lost Boy

Cleveland, OH
CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS OPENING MOVIE
The 35th Cleveland International Film Festival announced last week that its opener on Thursday, March 24, will be “Hamill,” a film based on the life of deaf Ohio wrestler Matt “The Hammer” Hamill. The film stars deaf actor Russell Harvard, who appeared in “There Will Be Blood,” and is directed by Oren Kaplan. Opening night at Tower City Cinemas starts with the film at 7 p.m. and includes a party that begins at 9 p.m. / Crain's Cleveland Business

Washington, DC
QUEST TO PERFORM 'MOSAIC' AT ART FESTIVAL
Quest, one of the nation’s premier visual theatre companies, will present “Mosaic,” a play that explores societal pressure to conform and an individual’s need for freedom, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Sprenger Theatre, 1333 H Street, N.E., in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. “ ‘Mosaic’ will touch your soul,” says director Tim McCarty. / Quest Visual Theatre


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Internet
FOR FIRST TIME, SUPER BOWL TO BE FULLY CAPTIONED FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED
The NFL, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Fox are announcing that the Super Bowl will be completely captioned for the first time in history, including all nationally-televised TV commercials and promotions. The NAD estimates 36 million Americans are either deaf or hard-of-hearing. The game itself has been captioned for years. But not all TV spots and promos were captioned. Fox's broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday will mark the first time everything is fully captioned from start to finish. / USA Today

See Also SUPER BOWL (2011) COMMERCIALS: 82% CAPTIONED / Seek Geo

Spartanburg, SC
BASKETBALL TOURNEY FOR THE DEAF IS A GAME APART
The stands are half-full, yet no one is talking, especially the players. They warm up silently, dribbling, passing, shooting. In any other high school gym in America, it might seem odd: no shouts of encouragement, no fan chatter. Just silence punctuated by the drumming of the ball on the floor. But this is the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind in Spartanburg. And this is no average basketball game. It’s opening day for the largest high school basketball tournament for deaf students in the country. / The Greenville News

Hampton Roads, VA
WRESTLING NOTES: DEAFNESS HASN'T SLOWED STANLEY
Churchland’s Dale Stanley has always maintained an independent streak. It’s the reason he was drawn to wrestling. “I can go on my own,” Stanley said. “It’s the ultimate individual sport.” The senior has done quite well for himself, winning a second straight Eastern District championship at 152 pounds Saturday. Stanley’s independent streak is more beneficial because he’s deaf in one ear, a condition that won’t allow him to play the other sport he’d like to try – football. / The Virginian-Pilot


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Health Human Services
Website: www.ncdhhs.gov/

Position: School Educator IV
Working Title: School Educator IV
Vacancy Number: 60039531
Salary Grade: 23
Salary Range: $45898 - $82429
Hiring Range: $45898 - $82429
Department: Health Human Services
Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES Early Inter DHH East
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Location: Wilson
Posting Date: 02/03/2011
Closing Date: 02/16/2011
Number of Positions: 1

Description of Work
Provide overall leadership, supervision, technical assistance and support to Early Intervention staff in eastern North Carolina. Travel with teachers on a regular rotating basis. Model best practices in early intervention sessions. Guide teachers in developing specific language targets for children with hearing losses. Monitor assessment process and assist with assessments and report writing. Monitor records for compliance and maintain databases of required timeliness. Collaborate with Program Director and Lead Teacher.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated competence in early childhood development and early intervention. Teaching experience with children who have hearing losses and other special needs. Ability to model best practices teaching strategies with children ages birth to three years who have hearing losses. Strong understanding of implications of hearing loss on language development and cognition. Demonstrated experience with current communication modes and hearing devices including cochlear implants. Management prefers Early Childhood Education or Birth through Kindergarten credentials. Current non-expired license issued by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Education of the Deaf, or related field. Experience in leadership including training, supervising and evaluating teachers.

Training and Experience Requirements
Master s degree or above in Teaching Area with or eligible to receive a licensure level of one of the following: M, S, D. Must be highly qualified for EC, Elementary, or Core Area. Management prefers Early Childhood Education or Birth through Kindergarten credentials. Experience in leadership including training, supervising and evaluating teachers. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct State/Federal criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All applicants must submit a State Application (PD-107) to the HR Office on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in the appropriate HR Office by 5:00 p.m.on the closing date. Postings and a (PD-107) found at public libraries, ESC, DHHS HR, OSP web site http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

Contact Person: Tonia Hartley
Contact Agency: Health Human Services
Contact Address: 1311 U.S. Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893
Contact Phone: 252-237-2450
Contact Fax: 252-234-1145

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FACULTY POSITION OPENING

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330

Department: Deaf Studies
Effective Date of Appointment: August 2011
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Department Chair Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Salary: Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, ASL or related field appropriate for Deaf Studies. Must have experience as tenured faculty at a 4-year college or university. Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community. Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor and teach in a diverse student population. Possess successful administrative experience including management and budgeting at the department, college or university level. Experience with curriculum planning and design. Experience organizing and coordinating activities/events. Publications and equivalencies demonstrating scholarly activities and evidence for continued scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of positive relationships with university students, staff and colleagues, including collegiality-building. Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Administer a Department of 2 full-time and 18 part-time faculty, 1 academic support staff, and over 300 majors. Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses. Provide advisement and academic counseling to undergraduate students. Lead continued development of departmental curriculum and program development. Manage recruitment efforts for both faculty and students. Carry out student assessment plan. Administer Department budget. Coordinate the development of curriculum. Establish strategic goals, objectives and policies. Assure the application of new technologies to the curriculum. Manage Advisory Board for special funds. Implement Department’s civic engagement and community service activities. Serve on the College Administrative Council. Participate in activities of the Department of Deaf Studies, the College of Education, and the University. Act as liaison to local Deaf Community. Participate in appropriate ASL, Deaf Studies and Deaf community-related organizations on the local, state and national level.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statements indicating administrative, teaching and research interests, photocopies of all degrees and certificates, the names and contact information for at least three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Jordan Eickman, Administrator in Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, California 91330 – 8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation – in community service and hands-on experience – and rigor. A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies. 1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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FACULTY POSITION OPENING
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE

Northridge, California 91330

Department: Deaf Studies
Effective Date of Appointment: August 2011
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

Salary:
$49,716-62,664 (assistant professor)
$57,084-79,236 (associate professor)
(dependent upon qualifications)

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2011). General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation. Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies. Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels. Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests; a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available); photocopies of all degrees and certificates; the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Jordan Eickman, Administrator-in-Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330–8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation – in community service and hands-on experience – and rigor. A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies. 1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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ADVOCATES INC.

www.advocatesinc.org

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Advocates-Inc/109340295781878?v=app_4949752878

Director, Deaf Services

Advocates is looking for a full-time 40 hour a week Director for our Deaf services programs. Deaf candidate strongly preferred or candidates that are fluent in ASL (American Sign Language).

The Director of Deaf Services is responsible for the successful administration and management of the clinical, budgetary and business operations of the residential services and programs assigned. Provide clinical and administrative supervision to all employees who work in the residential services and programs assigned to the Director of Clinical Services.

Qualification/Education/Experience:
Master’s degree in social service or related field plus 5 yrs supervisory/clinical experience. Provides crisis on call coverage as assigned.

1. Master’s degree in social services or related field supervisory experience.
2. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
3. Must have sensitivity to the needs of the population.
4. Strong computer knowledge.
5. High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
6. Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.
7. Ability to execute a variety of decision-making models.
8. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, and ability to use good judgment.
9. Ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the programs as assigned ( ASL and English).
10. Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

Deaf candidate strongly preferred and candidates that are ASL (American Sign Language) fluent.

Advocates' philosophy is based on common values and principles that guide the delivery of all of the services we provide. We believe that all individuals have the right to pursue their personal goals and to contribute to the community. We believe they are entitled to receive accessible services; to live in decent and affordable housing; to be treated with dignity and respect; and to live in inclusive and diverse communities. The employees of Advocates and the recipients of the services we provide work together with the community to ensure that these universal rights are promoted and protected.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

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ADVOCATES INC.
Framingham, MA 01702

www.advocatesinc.org

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Advocates-Inc/109340295781878?v=app_4949752878

Advocates has a few full-time 40 hr and part-time Direct Care Counselor and Awake Overnight positions opened in some of our Deaf programs. The Direct Care Counselor is responsible for supervising the daily activities of the clients, providing ongoing support, guidance and role modeling. He/she facilitates client improvement in the areas of personal responsibility, social skills, community living skills and behavior. We are looking for people that have great interpersonal skills, are good with people and have experience working and communicating with people with disabilities. Qualities we look at include being helpful, energetic and willingness to work weekends.

Advocates, Inc. believes that the best way to effectively serve Deaf clients and to become an "employer of choice" for Deaf professionals and paraprofessionals is to honor the culture and values of the Deaf community. Advocates achieves this by carefully attending to 4 key components of the workplace: providing a culturally competent environment; employing Deaf professionals and paraprofessionals in Deaf programs as well as in key leadership positions; maximizing communication access across the organization; and offering a comprehensive training curriculum.

Qualification/Education/Experience:
1. BA/BS in related field; or HS diploma/GED and 1 year related experience.
2. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
3. Ability to communicate effectively including in writing and ability to use good judgment.
4. Ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the program to which he/she is assigned
5. Must have sensitivity to the needs of the population.
6. High energy level and ability to function in a team atmosphere.

Please send resumes to snathan@advocatesinc.org or go to our website www.advocatesinc.org to fill in an online application

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

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