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February 11, 2015
Vol. 11, No. 15

Editor: Tom Willard

Deafweekly is an independent news report for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community that is mailed to subscribers on Wednesdays and available to read at www.deafweekly.com. These are the actual headlines and portions of recent deaf-related news articles, with links to the full story. Minor editing is done when necessary. Deafweekly is copyrighted 2015 and any unauthorized use is prohibited.

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Austin, TX
TEXAS BUDGET WRITERS TALK ABOUT SELLING SCHOOL FOR DEAF PROPERTY
Texas Senate budget writers on Monday discussed the possibility of downsizing or selling the 67-acre property south of downtown Austin where the School for the Deaf has operated for more than 150 years in an effort to raise revenue and cut costs. State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, launched the discussion by asking school officials whether they could run the operation on a smaller property. “You’re sitting on some of the most expensive land in Austin,” he said, calling for a study “of the most efficient use of such acreage” in the city. / Austin American-Statesman

See Also JOHN WHITMIRE: SCHOOL FOR DEAF SUGGESTION WAS HARMLESS / Austin American-Statesman

Denver, CO
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS SORELY LACKING IN COLORADO MEDICAL CARE
One evening in July 2013, George Baca’s friend wrote to say he heard on the news that Baca’s daughter was critically injured after being struck by a car. Baca rushed to Pueblo’s Parkview Medical Center where his 17-year-old, Eva, was losing lots of blood. The sight of his child comatose and on life support was traumatic enough. But what made things worse – far worse – was that Baca, who is profoundly deaf, couldn’t communicate with doctors or nurses because, he says, the hospital wouldn’t provide a sign language interpreter. / The Colorado Independent

Lincoln, NE
STATE ED BOARD CONSIDERS REQUIRING MORE HIGHLY TRAINED SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS
Advocates for Nebraska students who are deaf or hard of hearing want to increase standards for sign language interpreters for the first time in 15 years, though some school officials worry that would exacerbate an existing shortage. John Wyvill, executive director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, acknowledged there is a shortage of interpreters, but said raising the standards should be a priority. “Simply put, educational interpreters with inadequate interpreting skills render the classroom incoherent,” he said. / The Journal Star

St. Augustine, FL
GIRL SCOUTS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST MY DAUGHTER, MOM CLAIMS
The mother of an 8-year-old girl is accusing the Girl Scouts of discriminating against her deaf daughter. Florida mom Sloan LoSauro says she wanted Vanessa, whose cochlear implant allows her to both talk and sign, to be a Girl Scout because she thought “it would be good for her to get in with a group of girls and learn the ropes of life,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. But LoSauro says the local troop leader wouldn’t accept Vanessa into the group due to her hearing impairment. “I was told we were better off just to start a deaf troop,” she says. / Yahoo! News

Miami, FL
MEDICAID MANAGED CARE STILL POSING BARRIERS FOR DEAF, DISABLED
Six months after Florida rolled out its Medicaid managed care program -- transitioning almost 3 million Floridians into private insurers -- some recipients with disabilities say the new model hasn't fixed some of the old problems. Last week, about 30 people from the disabled community gathered at the Center for Independent Living of South Florida to discuss complaints about access and communication, ranging from lack of American Sign Language interpreters at doctor's offices to confusing paperwork. / InsuranceNewsNet.com

Spartanburg, SC
SC SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND TO BREAK GROUND ON FIELD HOUSE
Student athletes at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind will join donors from eight businesses and local organizations on Monday to break ground on a field house. The 1,700 square-foot facility will be constructed on the school's athletic field. The Fluor Field House will include locker rooms for home and visitor teams as well as fully accessible restrooms for fans attending athletic competitions and students. / FOX Carolina 21

Boise, ID
YBARRA PROPOSES CHANGE TO BOARD FOR DEAF AND BLIND EDUCATION
New Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is asking permission to appoint a replacement to chair a board supporting students who are visually impaired or have hearing loss. The House Education Committee introduced a bill Monday that would allow Ybarra to appoint a designee to oversee the eight-person board. Tim Corder, special assistant to the superintendent, says the move would help Ybarra manage her busy schedule, as well as bring continuity and expertise to the role. / The Associated Press

Washington, DC
SIGNS OF SEGREGATION: THE SINGULAR CHALLENGES FACING BLACK, DEAF FAMILIES
It’s no secret that the stamp of historic segregation is still seared into black and white Americans’ speech. But it did surprise readers to learn a few years ago that a group of linguists and sign language experts had published a book and DVD – “The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL” (Gallaudet University Press) — describing the history and structure of a distinct form of signing they had identified among deaf African Americans. / The Washington Post

West Palm Beach, FL
SISTERS SENTENCED IN KIDNAPPING OF ELDERLY WOMAN
Two sisters who participated in the 2013 kidnapping and robbery of a hearing-impaired woman lured from her West Palm Beach home to a Belle Glade motel are now headed to prison. Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes sentenced Luquantra and Lenora Lane to 48 and 30 months in prison, respectively for their roles in the September 2013 kidnapping of Bobbie Guyton, who was bound with duct tape and held for more than two hours before her captors dropped her off somewhere in Belle Glade, where she was able to find a deputy. / Palm Beach Post

New York, NY
DEAF MAN STABBED GIRLFRIEND 38 TIMES: PROSECUTORS
A deaf Manhattan man could not let his 19-year-old love go so he savagely stabbed her 38 times and stuffed her in a 55-gallon drum before cleaning up the mess in his bedroom, prosecutors said Wednesday. Bismark Lithgow, 26, who is on trial for murder, killed Francis Pellerano, his girlfriend of just over two months who was also deaf. He then wrapped her body in a bed sheet inside his grandmother’s Harlem apartment and stored it for two days in a blue plastic container in March 2013. / NY Daily News

Denver, CO
HARD-OF-HEARING WOMAN ALLEGEDLY USED A SIGN DURING ROBBERY OF ELDERLY WOMAN
A woman from Aurora is accused of robbing elderly women across the Front Range with a variety of different methods.
Cathy Ann Begano, 58, remains in custody. Investigators believe she targeted victims in Denver, Englewood, Pueblo and Colorado Springs, where she was arrested Sunday. The arrest affidavit says the suspect is hard of hearing, and in one case approached a victim at her car holding a sign that said “gun” and “kill.” After a brief struggle the victim honked her horn and scared off the suspect. / CBS Denver


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Bristol, England
DEAF PEOPLE AT HIGHER RISK OF DEVELOPING HEART DISEASE, DIABETES
Deaf people who sign have poorer health than the general population, according to a recent study. Researchers at the School for Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK found that Deaf adults have high levels of risk factors for common conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. / University Herald

West Norfolk, England
DEAF SWIMMER'S RACE AGAINST TIME TO FUND HIS DREAM TRIP TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Oliver Kenny, 17, has been selected for the deaf world championships in San Antonio, Texas, in August. But he could be forced to stay at home because UK Sport’s funding excludes elite deaf sports - focusing instead on the Olympics and Paralympics. Now his family and West Norfolk Deaf Association are in a race against time to raise the £3,000 ($4,575 US) needed for the trip, competition and kit. / Eastern Daily Press

New Zealand
DEAF BURGLAR GIVEN FINAL CHANCE
A deaf burglar has been ordered to pay more than $9,000 ($6,650 US) in reparation, including the cost of damage for tagging properties belonging to the Whangarei District Council. Taylem Henry, 18, was given a last chance by the Whangarei District Court when he appeared for sentencing last week after earlier pleading guilty to four charges of burglary, two of using a document for pecuniary advantage, and single charges of theft from a car and wilful damage. He was assisted in court by a sign interpreter. / New Zealand Herald

New Zealand
DEAF COMMUNITIES IN PACIFIC FACE CHALLENGE TO PRESERVE INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES IN SIGN FORM
Conversations with Indigenous people in New Zealand, as well as Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia revealed the difficulty in maintaining Indigenous linguistic and cultural links while communicating in sign language. New Zealand film maker Brent McPherson's new documentary The Forgotten People tells the stories of deaf people from each of these countries and the challenges they face trying to preserve their Indigenous languages in sign language. / ABC News

Australia
GREENS: DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED COMMUNITY TO BE IMPACTED BY BROADCASTING BILL
The Australian Greens have tabled a dissenting report on the Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 which highlights the detrimental effect the proposed changes will have on deaf and hearing impaired consumers of free-to-air and subscription TV services. “The deregulation agenda of the current Liberal Government is again impacting on those least deserving and least able to bear the costs; in this case, the deaf community”, said Senator Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on Disability Services. / Australian Greens

Jamaica
SANDALS HOSTS 30 DEAF TOURISTS AT WHITEHOUSE PROPERTY
Sandals Resorts International, for the second year, hosted a group of 30 deaf and hard-of-hearing guests, this time at Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa. The group, organized and accompanied by travel agent Kerstin Fox of Kerstin's Deaf Travel, spent seven days on the island's south coast enjoying the beautiful property and exploring various tour locations through Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. / Jamaica Observer

Zimbabwe
HIV-POSITIVE MAN IMPREGNATES, NEGLECTS DEAF/DUMB WOMAN
There was drama at Chitungwiza Civil Court Feb. 6 when a fuming woman accused her husband of being reckless and impregnating a deaf and dump churchmate despite being HIV positive. Tendai Kamoyo who got in a fit of rage outside the courtroom where she had escorted her husband, Jackson Mapurisa, said she was the one who was looking after him and his “out of wedlock child," but will not give him another cent. / NewsDay Zimbabwe


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St. Louis, MO
DEAF WOMAN SLOWLY LOSING HER SIGHT, BUT SEES LIFE MORE CLEARLY THAN EVER
She was 22 when she found out — a time when you’re figuring out the routes on life’s road map. She went from feeling like the world was full of options, to suddenly feeling hopeless and powerless. “When you are told you are going blind, all those things you thought you were going to be come into question,” said Megan Kennedy, now 30. “Am I going to be able to do what I wanted to do?” What made the diagnosis even scarier was that Kennedy was born profoundly deaf. / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Redwood City, CA
REACHING DEAF BABIES WITH IMPLANTS, IPADS AND THERAPY
Once a week, inside the 142-square-foot apartment he shares with his parents and two siblings in a rural California farming town, a two-year-old has a standing appointment with an iPad. Born deaf, the toddler received cochlear implants seven months ago. He and his mother use FaceTime video chat to have hour-long sessions in Spanish with a speech therapist who is helping the boy learn how to listen and understand the new sounds. / CNN

St. Augustine, FL
DEAF AND BLIND SCHOOLS CELEBRATE LITERACY
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind students took part in an array of fun and engaging literacy activities during Celebrate Literacy Week Florida! statewide reading initiative Jan. 26–30. A creative team of reading specialists at the school coordinated weeklong campuswide activities. During Monday‘s Million Minute Marathon, students read for an extra 20 minutes, doing so in crazy socks if they wished to tie into the theme of “Kick Up Your Heels and Read!” / The St. Augustine Record

Newport News, VA
DEAF THERAPY DOG AIDS PATIENTS AT HOSPITAL, RECOGNIZES SIGN LANGUAGE
As Lothair, a white Sheltie therapy dog, makes his way in to United States Air Force Hospital Langley in Hampton, Va., for his weekly visit to meet with patients, he walks tall and proud into the building and is immediately greeted with a hug from a receptionist at the front desk. Watching the way Lothair moves and interacts with patients at the hospital, it is not obvious that Lothair has been deaf since birth. Lothair began serving as a therapy dog several years ago. / San Angelo Standard Times


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Cambridge, MA
SOUND-RECOGNITION TECH STARTUP OTOSENSE PLANS TO RAISE $1.45M
OtoSense, a Cambridge-based sound-recognition technology startup, is planning to raise $1.45 million in investor funding, according to a Feb. 10 regulatory filing. OtoSense's advanced sound-recognition technology can identify a wide range of sounds including doorbells, dogs barking, alarm clocks, microwave beeps, telephone rings, smoke alarms and more. / Boston Business Journal

Fort Collins, CO
NEW DEVICE WOULD LET THE DEAF HEAR WITH THE TONGUE
In search for a cure for tinnitus, John Williams began to study hearing devices, one of them being the popular cochlear implant, which stimulates the auditory nerve. But he wanted to explore other ways the brain could receive information -- ways that didn't require an involved and expensive surgery. So he teamed up with CSU graduate student J.J. Moritz to try a totally new approach: hearing with the tongue. / CBS News

Bethesda, MD
EVENT -- DEAF IN GOVERNMENT
Deaf in Government is hosting a FREE One Day Seminar (ODS), which provides professional training to federal employees who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Hearing. A diverse group of leaders will lead workshops with the aim of promoting your professional potential. / CAP

Frederick, MD
DEAF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
A few months ago, I saw someone I knew from Gallaudet University at the C. Burr Artz Public Library. While we were catching up on each other’s lives, she asked me if I had ever tried any cupcakes from Patty Cakes of Frederick. I said no and that I had never heard of it. She then told me the cupcakes were really good and that the owner of the business (Patricia “Patty” Carter) was deaf. I was a bit surprised by this and curious to find out more about Carter and how she came to the decision to start her own business. / The Frederick News-Post


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Internet
HARD-OF-HEARING YOUTUBE STAR CAMPAIGNS FOR BETTER CLOSED CAPTIONING
Hard-of-hearing YouTube star Rikki Poynter has garnered hundreds of thousands of views for her beauty and lifestyle videos, and now she is using her audience to shed light on what she says is a need for better closed captioning on the video-sharing website. The automatic closed captioning service, which can be turned on by pressing the CC on the bottom right bar of YouTube's video player, often produces "a bunch of nonsensical mumbo jumbo," Poynter, 23, told ABC News. "I've tried to watch a video about concealers and the automatic CC was talking about zebras," she said. / ABC News

Portland, OR
ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE'S 'TRIBES' PUTS DEAF CHARACTER AT CENTER OF DRAMA
The first thing audiences will hear in "Tribes," a hilarious and poignant play about a deaf young man, is the hum of an orchestra tuning up. Just as the noise builds to a climax, the lights come up on a family eating dinner and talking over one another. Pay attention to the music in Nina Raine's much-praised play about hearing and listening, opening Feb. 7 at Artists Repertory Theatre. Music is something we take for granted, but here, it becomes significant for exposing fault lines between the hearing and the deaf. / The Oregonian

San Antonio, TX
DEAF STUDENTS CREATE QUILT FOR TEACHER FIGHTING CANCER
Two Marshall High School students created a beautiful hand-made gift for one of their teachers who has endured so much heartache, and Thursday was the perfect day to give her the heartwarming present. Senior Mercedes Mendoza is meticulous, carefully sewing the very last seams into place, while Nayeli Teran studies every stitch to make sure their project is perfect. "I'm really proud that we were able to make this quilt for her," Mendoza signed. She and Teran are both deaf and both love their former teacher who inspired this quilt. / WOAI

Hagerstown, MD
LOCAL AUDIOLOGIST AND HUSBAND DONATE TO AID HEARING IMPAIRED AT MARYLAND THEATRE
A local audiologist, Dr. Karen Hamilton, and her husband, Dr. Scott Hamilton, are contributing to the revitalization of the Maryland Theatre. Both made a donation to install a hearing looping system within the Theatre that would enhance the experience for the hearing-impaired. "Forty-eight million people have hearing loss in at least one ear - that's significant," said Dr. Karen Hamilton of Audiology Services. / Your4State.com

Nashville, TN
VINCE GILL ASKS HEARING-IMPAIRED MUSICIAN TO PLAY WITH HIM
Vince Gill helped a fellow musician create a lasting memory at a recent concert. Joe Hannigan — an artist in his own right, a fan of Gill’s band the Time Jumpers and a hearing-impaired individual — joined Gill and the Time Jumpers on stage at their Feb. 2 concert at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, Tenn., to play "When I Call Your Name." / The Boot

Indianapolis, IN
NEW ISD LOGO!
After a few months' anxious wait, the Indiana School for the Deaf has chosen a new and stunning logo which will represent our fantastic school in the coming years. Our Superintendent Dr. David Geeslin and our Willard School students share an exciting video showcasing how the logo was chosen. / Deaf Hoosiers


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Palm Springs, CA
DEAF BASEBALL PLAYER TOMMY BARKSDALE PLAYING TO INSPIRE
Tommy Barksdale threw on a pair of shades, grabbed his glove and shuffled into the outfield at Palm Springs Stadium. It was the second week of the California Winter League. Barksdale was the hero on that day and, from the stands, looked like every other player on the field. He's 5-foot-9, weighs 190 pounds and wears a scruffy brown beard with shag under his cap that covers the tops of his ears. Many know that Barksdale is legally deaf, and that makes watching him play the game all the more inspiring. / The Desert Sun

Perry Township, OH
PERRY'S GODFREY ADDS MEANING TO SPECIAL SEASON
Watch closely as Perry coach Matt Tabler calls his team into a huddle to discuss strategy. Then look for Stacy Smith, as she stands by the huddle and listens intently to Tabler. As soon as Tabler is finished, Smith begins flashing her hands and fingers and it quickly becomes apparent that she is using sign language to communicate with one of the Perry players. Wesley Godfrey, a 5-foot-10 junior, is deaf and plays basketball for the Commodores with no thoughts of looking at his deafness as more than a minor annoyance. / LimaOhio.com

Fort Wayne, IN
OLYMPIC DREAM A REALITY
Ice hockey has been important to Grant Isenbarger since he could talk. Although not his first word, he said “hockey” before he ever said “mommy.” The sport has presented Isenbarger, 21, with several opportunities throughout his life, many of which would not have been possible if he had all five senses; he is deaf. Grant was selected to travel to Khanty-Mansiysk, in Central Russia, in March to participate in the 18th Winter Deaflympics. / The Journal Gazette

Bend, OR
DEAF SKI RACER FROM CENTRAL OREGON SET TO RACE IN RUSSIA
It’s a ski bum’s dream – skiing four days a week or more, and then to compete in an international race in Russia with other like-mind skiers. The difference? Everyone is deaf, including Central Oregon native Nicolas Yopp. Yopp, now a 29-year-old Bend resident, was born hearing -- but 12 hours after his birth, things went south quick. It was discovered that Yopp had an obstructed intestine and needed surgical intervention. / KTVZ

Dallas, TX
DALLAS HOSTS CLINIC FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED TENNIS PLAYERS
The US Tennis Association's professional circuit tour has come to Dallas, and some big names will be battling it out on the courts. But equally important is a special group of young players. They were treated Thursday to a unique clinic courtesy of the Dallas Tennis Association. For these players, the bounce of a ball or the pop of a racket make no sound at all. The group is hearing impaired, and does just fine on the court. / WFAA


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Rochester Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice


Detailed Job Description
The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in Criminal Justice to start August 2015. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in the Criminal Justice major, as well as relevant interdisciplinary courses in the General Education core as needed.

Required Minimum Qualifications
• Ph.D, or ABD, in Criminal Justice, Juris Doctor, or terminal degree in a closely related field completed by June 2015.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559100, search openings, then KEYWORD SEARCH: 1459BR.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor - Psychology

Detailed Job Description

The National Technical Institute of the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in clinical, cognitive, developmental, behavioral, educational, or social psychology, starting August 2015. Responsibilities include teaching and tutoring introductory psychology courses, and related courses as needed.

Required Minimum Qualifications
• Ph.D., or ABD, in Psychology, or in a closely related field completed by June 2015.
• Experience teaching and mentoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing undergraduate students in introductory psychology and related courses.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/559111. KEYWORD SEARCH:1460BR.

EOE

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Gallaudet University is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track 9-month appointment position to teach French and Spanish beginning in the fall of 2015. POSITION CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING. For more details please visit: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=University%20Faculty#UF-141215143753

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Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) is on the lookout for one remarkably encouraging and culturally competent Service Integration Program Manager for our Olympia office.

As the Service Integration Program Manager you are responsible for the organization, administration, and effective coordination of the integration of niche services within the provision of DSHS or State of Washington programs, services and activities. The position requires the incumbent to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) or the ability to effectively and accurately interpret with people who communicate in ASL.

Please go to www.careers.wa.gov and type in 00951 in the keyword to find out more.

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Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) is on the lookout for one remarkably encouraging and culturally competent Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager for our Olympia office.

As the Deaf-Blind Services Program Manager you are responsible for the organization, administration, and effective coordination of a statewide program concerning the provision of deaf-blind services. The position requires the incumbent to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) or the ability to effectively and accurately interpret with people who communicate in ASL.

Please go to www.careers.wa.gov and type in 00950 in the keyword to find out more.

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Supervisor I / Student Life – Dean of Students

This position is responsible for providing leadership to administration of Student Life services for students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or blind/low vision. Also responsible to oversee student discipline campus wide.

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB's website at http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/classified-3/ where the official job announcement may be found in its entirety.

Full-Time; 210 days during academic year, beginning 2015-2016.
Salary: $60,000 to $75,000 / year;

Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114; (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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The Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is now accepting applications for open faculty positions:

Requisition Number: 1362BR: American Sign Language (tenure-track; PhD required)
Requisition number 1466BR (Non-tenure-track lecturer; MA required)

To view the full job descriptions go to:
http://apptrkr.com/553679

Click on "Search openings". You can access all three positions at once by selecting "National Technical Institute for the Deaf" in the 'College/Division' box. Otherwise, you can search for individual positions by using the requisition number indicated above

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Come Work With The Best!

Northeast Arc
has full and part-time positions, working with adult individuals who are deaf, available in Lynn, Salem, Swampscott and Beverly, MA. You'll be working with deaf individuals using various communication skills including gestural, written and Signed English. Do you know ASL? If so, I'd like to speak with you about our direct care positions. We offer an excellent benefits package, paid trainings and the support you will need to become a successful part of our experienced, long-term team of professionals. For additional information or to send your resume, please email Kathy Tracy Ktracy@ne-arc.org.

Compensation: $15-$16 an hour for full-time $13-$13.50 an hour for part-time

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PAHrtners Deaf Services
www.pahrtners.com/careers

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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting for you! E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors
for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director
for Residential Services for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full Time; Glenside location

Case Managers
for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full Time; Glenside location

Residential Counselors
for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each position.

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Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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