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February 29, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 16

Editor: Tom Willard

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Mount Pleasant, MI
DEAF STUDENT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GRADUATE WITH TEACHING DEGREE BECAUSE OF INTERPRETER REGULATIONS
After completing almost all of the requirements to graduate from the College of Education, one student’s degree is at risk because of something she cannot control. Kelly Laatsch, a senior from Freeland, has been deaf since birth. She is in her final year of the education program and is completing her student teaching requirement in a class of hard-of-hearing students in Saginaw. Laatsch requested an interpreter to complete this requirement and was told that if she were to utilize an interpreter, she wouldn’t pass her student teaching requirements. / Central Michigan Life

See Also DEAF STUDENT WINS BATTLE AGAINST UNIVERSITY / WNEW TV 5

Indianapolis, IN
DEEP DIVISION ON DEAFNESS
A philosophical battle is raging at the Indiana Statehouse that is as bitter as any partisan divide this year. But it’s not about busting labor unions or a hot-button social issue. It’s about educating Indiana’s deaf and hard-of-hearing children. And Gov. Mitch Daniels’ administration has inserted itself in the middle of an enduring national debate between sign language and a listening/spoken approach. House Bill 1367 on its face seems innocuous – setting up an independent center for deaf and hard-of-hearing education. But it has galvanized the deaf community, which has turned out in droves to every movement of the legislation. / The Journal Gazette

See Also IS DEAF SCHOOL A TARGET? / The Indianapolis Star

Hartford, CT
PROPOSED BILL OF RIGHTS AIMS TO NARROW DEAF CHILDREN'S LEARNING GAP
Students in Connecticut who are deaf or hard of hearing have regularly scored far behind their peers on achievement tests -- a problem that deaf advocates attribute to how these students are being taught. "Their needs are not being addressed the way they should be, and that's resulting in this wide achievement gap," said Terry Bedard, president of the advocacy group Hear Here Hartford. With an eye toward narrowing that gap, Bedard and other advocates for deaf children are campaigning for a Deaf Child Bill of Rights, which the General Assembly's education committee is considering. / The Hartford Courant

Little Rock, AR
SMART911 AT ARK. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
The Arkansas School for the Deaf is promoting Smart911, a service to help the hearing impaired. Smart911is a system that allows dispatcher's to see an online profile of the person calling. It helps them know if the caller is deaf or if they have any allergies or health problems. Saturday, nearly 100 people met to show their support and bring awareness to their need for help with communication when it comes to emergencies. / todaysthv.com

Rome, GA
WINSTON FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MURDER, GUILTY OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER
A Rome man was found not guilty of murder by a jury Feb. 21, but was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and aggravated assault. John Talley Winston, 24, was on trial for killing Marlo Clowers, 17, who was shot to death on May 22 of last year. Marlo Clowers was not deaf, but both his mother and father are, said his aunt, Stephanie Clowers. She said the couple, now married 23 years, met at Georgia School for the Deaf but they could not care for their son and he was adopted by his grandmother in Rockmart. / Rome News-Tribune

Orange, TX
DEAF AND POTENTIALLY DRUNK MAN WITH LOADED GUN ARRESTED IN ORANGE HOME
A deaf and potentially intoxicated Orange man was arrested early Monday morning after witnesses reported him pulling out a gun in the residence that also contained four children and five other adults. The 34-year-old was jailed on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. / Beaumont Enterprise

Chicago, IL
PROSECUTORS: MAN CHARGED IN FLOWER SHOP ATTACK CLAIMED TO BE DEAF
A 24-year-old West Side man charged with stabbing a Wicker Park flower shop employee in the head and arm claimed to be deaf and communicated in writing before attacking her and robbing the store, prosecutors said. Alexander Hampton was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail. Hampton us accused of using a cutting instrument from the flower shop and a pocket knife to stab the female employee on Feb. 16. / Chicago Tribune

Boston, MA
AIDE: CUT TO DEAF-BLIND PROGRAM MEANT TO DO 'LEAST AMOUNT OF HARM'
The elimination of a program that serves 75 deaf-blind residents would hurt the quality of life for those people, Patrick administration officials said Wednesday, but they contended that the governor’s move to abolish it was intended to cause “the least amount of harm” to other deaf-blind residents who receive more intensive support from the state. / Boston Herald

St. Augustine, FL
CITY TO VOTE ON FSDB DEAL
City of St. Augustine commissioners will vote today on an agreement between the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and the city concerning the ongoing issue of the school’s right to eminent domain. The commission will vote on a memorandum of agreement with the 128-year-old state school excluding forever all lots in the Fullerwood and Nelmar Terrace historic register districts and two lots on the Genoply Tract from FSDB’s power of eminent domain. The agreement also exempts any city property from FSDB’s right to employ eminent domain for 10 years. / The St. Augustine Record

Charleston, WV
DEAF, BLIND STUDENTS SIGN WEST VIRGINIA'S PRAISES
Students from the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind performed musical numbers for members of the state House of Delegates Wednesday at the state Capitol. The students sang a reworked version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," changing it to "Sweet Home West Virginia." The school was created by an act of the Legislature in 1870. / Charleston Daily Mail


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Beit El, Israel
'SIGNS OF CHANGE' TO HELP DEAF SOLDIERS
The IDF has created a sign language course to help commanders communicate better with deaf and hearing-impaired soldiers. The first round of the course recently ended. A second round of the course is to begin this week with 60 participants -- three times as many as were in the first. More than 100 soldiers in the IDF are deaf or severely hearing impaired. / Arutz Sheva

London, England
ABUSED YOUNG WOMAN TELLS COURT OF NEW LIFE AFTER 'CELLAR ORDEAL'
A profoundly deaf and mute woman told a court how she was kept in a cellar and made to sleep on the floor during almost 10 years as a virtual slave. The orphaned youngster from Pakistan, now aged between 19 and 21, claims she was locked in a cellar each night and forced to cook and clean for the Ashar family and their friends for no pay, Minshull Street crown court in Manchester was told. Ilyas Ashar, 83, and his wife, Tallat, 66, deny false imprisonment, human trafficking, sexual offences, violence and benefit fraud. / The Guardian

London, England
EASTENDERS STAR RITA SIMONS TALKS ABOUT HER DEAF DAUGHTER MAIYA
At the end of yet another long and tiring day of filming, Rita Simons cherishes the happy chaos of the evening bathtime ritual. At home, as her boisterous twin daughters Maiya and Jaimee splash around in the water, she can shake off the dust – and inevitable trauma – of the EastEnders set and truly relax. There is only one complicating factor: communication. Maiya is deaf and cannot wear her hearing aids in the bath. / Daily Mail

Torquay, England
APPEAL FOR WITNESSES AFTER DEAF MAN ATTACKED BY GANG
A deaf man was robbed by a gang of five men in an attack at Torre Valley North playing fields in Torquay. The 29-year-old victim was taking a shortcut when he was surrounded by the gang in dark-coloured clothes. Because of his hearing problems, he did not know what they were saying as they bundled him into bushes before fleecing his pockets and stealing his wallet and cash. / This is South Devon

Wellington, New Zealand
PETITION FOR DEAF MP MOJO MATHERS TABLED AT PARLIAMENT
A petition demanding closed captioning of Question Time debates has been tabled at Parliament today. More than 5,000 people have signed the online petition, set up after it emerged deaf MP Mojo Mathers would have to fund a note-taker out of her own budget. Wellington student Merrin Macleod, 22, started the protest and is amazed so many have given their support. / Stuff.co.nz

Christchurch, New Zealand
DEAF WOMAN'S MURDERER REFUSED APPEAL
The man who raped and murdered Christchurch deaf woman Emma Agnew in 2007 has been refused the right to appeal his conviction. Liam James Reid was convicted in 2008 for the murder of Ms Agnew in Spencer Park, Christchurch on November 15, 2007. The Supreme Court said there was nothing before it which provided any basis to conclude either the DNA evidence or the mobile phone tracking evidence was unreliable. / MSN NZ News

Sydney, Australia
DEAF MAN IS EASY RIDER FOR PAPAL KNIGHTHOOD
Each morning, Stephen Lawlor, Director of the Archdiocese of Sydney's Ephpheta Centre, roars up the streets of Punchbowl to work on his Yamaha 1300 motorcycle. But from now on, whenever in Rome, he has permission to use another type of transport enabling him not only to ride a horse into St Peter's Square but into the Vatican itself. In a special ceremony hosted by the Archbishop of Sydney at Cathedral House this week, Stephen and four other outstanding Sydney Catholics will receive Papal awards in recognition of their faith and their significant contributions to the city and to the Church. / CathNews

Aurora, ON, Canada
DEAF PLAYER'S SKILL COMES THROUGH LOUD AND CLEAR
Asked about the challenges associated with coaching a Deaf player, Chris Clarke says it’s really not much of an issue. “Our manager uses a laptop for practices and before games and can type really fast. Plus her dad showed us some simply sign language at the start of the season and we’ve always got the whiteboard for instructions,” explained Clarke, referring to communication with Brittany Mallach, his lone Deaf player. “Honestly, I don’t think of the communication as a challenge at all.” / Inside Halton

West Bengal, India
ANOTHER RAPE IN WEST BENGAL, VICTIM DEAF AND MUTE
In another incident of rape in West Bengal, a physically challenged woman was allegedly raped by a junior doctor in a government hospital in Bankura district, police said Wednesday. "We have received a complaint that a deaf and mute woman was raped by a junior doctor of Bankura Sammilani Medical College. The victim was medical examined locally and we are taking her to Kolkata for another medical test," Bankura Superintendent of Police Pranav Kumar said. / The Times of India

Zimbabwe
MAN GETS 20 YEARS FOR RAPING DEAF WOMAN
A rapist stunned the court Monday when he attempted to flee seconds after he was convicted of raping a deaf woman. Robson Makaka, 24, was on bail and had come from home for his judgment when presiding magistrate Ms Memory Chigwaza convicted him of the offence after a fully contested trial. He was sentenced to an effective 12-year-jail term for raping a 20-year-old deaf woman. When Ms Chigwaza delivered judgment, Makaka bolted from the dock heading towards the door. / allAfrica.com


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Anaheim, CA
DISNEYLAND RESORT CELEBRATES CREATIVITY IN DEAF COMMUNITY
I am excited to announce a very special event coming to Disneyland Resort. On the weekend of March 17 and 18, Downtown Disney District will host a celebration of creativity in the deaf community – SIGNin’ in the Street. The event will spotlight top performers, interactive workshops, film screenings and appearances by the stars of ABC Family’s hit series, “Switched at Birth”: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, Lea Thompson, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Sean Berdy and Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin. / Disney Parks Blog

Washington, DC
YOUTUBE MAKES CAPTIONING MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR DEAF VIEWERS
Millions of people enjoy viral videos each day, but some people aren’t getting the jokes — and it’s not for a lack of humor, either. Because many videos on YouTube do not include closed captioning, deaf viewers can be left out. But thanks to a new change at YouTube, more hard-of-hearing people will be able to indulge in the wealth of online videos. The video sharing site enabled caption support in 2006, but it announced Tuesday options that make user-uploaded videos more accessible for those who rely on closed captioning, with new languages, search options, and settings for video text. / The Washington Post

Elon, NC
AN ENCOUNTER WITH DESTINY ABOARD THE SEMESTER AT SEA SHIP
There is a deaf girl on my voyage with Semester at Sea. She attends Brigham Young University in Utah. She was fortunate for a few things. She got to bring an interpreter who happens to be her close friend. This will allow her to have a friend, to understand everyone around her, and to not become lonely. The thing that has amazed me on our voyage from the beginning is that when we have all campus meetings in the Union, people notice the signing. They don’t just notice; they understand most of the signing. / The Pendulum

Prescott, AZ
PRESCOTT MAN ACTIVE IN HELPING HEARING-IMPAIRED
Hearing impaired? Yes. Deaf to the needs of others who share his loss? Definitely not. Prescott resident Jack Clevenger, 62, lost his hearing when he was only a month old, likely because he was ill and ran a temperature of 105 degrees, he said. "Actually, I'm lucky to be alive," he said of an illness that struck him when he was a newborn. / KTAR

Washington, DC
SIGN LANGUAGE USERS OVERLOOKED BY THE CHURCH
Sign language is the fifth-largest minority language in the United States, but those who use it are often overlooked by the church. In the United States alone, as many as 2 million deaf individuals are unable to listen to church sermons or speak with members of their congregation. / The Christian Post


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Fulton, MO
DO DEAF EMPLOYEES FACE FIRING FASTER THAN NON-DEAF?
It seems that most non-deaf employers tend to terminate or demote deaf employees quicker and easier for any unprofessional acts than non-deaf employees. I believe that most deaf people will agree with what I write in this article. The non-deaf employers, especially those acting as administrators in fields such as deaf education, deaf services or rehabilitation services for the deaf, are more likely to demote or terminate deaf staff than the non-deaf staff. / Fulton Sun

Bloomington, IL
LEGALLY DEAF, ESON EARNS MCDONALD'S ANNUAL HONOR
Olivia Eson is legally deaf, but that doesn’t prevent her from effectively communicating with customers who patronize the McDonald’s restaurant where she works. Eson, who has suffered from a severe hearing loss in both ears since the age of 11, employs her lip-reading skills to take orders from customers and talk with co-workers at the McDonald’s on East Oakland Avenue. “It makes me pay a lot more attention to customers and they usually appreciate me making sure their orders are right,” said Eson, 20, of Normal. / Bloomington Pantagraph

Lodi, NJ
LODI-MADE DOLLS IN SCHOOLS FOR DEAF NATIONWIDE
Growing up, Emily Paige wasn’t a big fan of dolls. But now they’ve taken over her home and her heart. Emily Paige and her mother Judy Harrison invented “I Can Sign” dolls. It’s the first doll with posable fingers that children can use to practice sign language. They first got into the hands of children in September 2011, and the pair are still reeling at the impact their creation has made. / Lodi News-Sentinel

Austin, TX
DEAF COMMUNITY RALLIES BEHIND HOT CHEF KURT RAMBORGER
ViUDA Bistro's Kurt "The Irish Chef" Ramborger, officially the Hottest Chef in Austin, beat Portland's Greg Gourdet of Departure yesterday to advance to the next round of Eater's annual Hottest Chef in America competition, and we can't say we're surprised: not only is Ramborger dead sexy, he's also garnered incredible support from the worldwide deaf community thanks to online activism from his sister, Heidi Branch. Ramborger is deaf, and so are several of his colleagues at ViUDA Bistro. / Eater Austin

Cedar Rapids, IA
REGULATORY LAPSE LEADS TO DEAF SERVICE CENTER CLOSURE
A Cedar Rapids company that provides relay services for the deaf and hearing-impaired closed Monday after problems with federal certification led to a loss in revenue. URrelay laid off its 55 employees Monday, telling them its future is uncertain. URrelay found itself out of compliance with new FCC rules enacted last year in an effort to prevent relay service billing fraud, according to Bill McClelland, partner and chief operating officer in the business. / KCRG

Morganton, NC
NCSD, MCDONALD'S INSTALL AN INCLUSION SOLUTION
About three weeks ago, the five students in Rene Skelton’s occupational causes study class at North Carolina School for the Deaf started working on a project about how to make businesses deaf-friendly. Around the same time, Heather and Patrick Joyner, owners of four McDonald’s locations in Burke, started looking for ways to make the drive-through lanes of their restaurants more deaf-friendly. Both groups separately found an answer in Inclusion Solutions, a company run by Patrick Hughes, through searches on the Internet. / The News Herald


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Charlotte, NC
PLAY EXPLORES DEAF CULTURE AND LINKS TO HEARING WORLD
A hunger for connection, both personal and societal, permeates Davidson Community Players' absorbing current production, "Children of a Lesser God." Structured as a memory play, all the action takes place inside the mind of James Leeds (Mike Corrigan), a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. It is his story, yet he doesn't spare himself, or the audience, learning about his flaws during the course of the action. The deaf may require an interpreter, but he's the real co-dependent. / The Charlotte Observer

The Tennessean
CHORDS STRIKE HARMONY FOR DEAF EDUCATION AIDE
Frances Cunningham is a sign-language interpreter for a fourth-grader as part of the deaf education program at Ashland City Elementary School. In her after-school hours, the self-taught musician pursues her passion for striking chords through Irish music and old time tunes. She grew up learning sign language because she had a number of friends that were hearing impaired. / The Tennessean

Fargo, ND
DEAF EIGHTH-GRADER A PART OF MOORHEAD SCHOOL THEATER
Imagine being deaf in middle school and getting up on stage to sing and act and dance in front of complete strangers. For some, it’s the kind of thought that might convince them to be home-schooled for the rest of their school years. But not for Keith Larson. / In-Forum


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Communication Access and Accommodation Card

This New Year print your own personalized card to use when you visit your doctor or any health care office. You can make your own card to state your communication and language needs. Click on the “Create Card” button when you have filled in the blanks below. Print the card and keep it with your other identification cards.

Show the card to let doctors and other health care providers know about your language and communication needs. When you first schedule an appointment too, let the office know what you need in advance to ensure you have a visit where communication flows smoothly.

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Lee's Summit, MO
DEAF FANS HOLD MU/KU WATCH PARTY
KU and MU fans all over the metro spent Saturday afternoon in front of their t-vs. About 75 deaf fans attended a watch party at Side Pockets in Lee’s Summit to cheer on their teams. Many of the die hard fans at Saturday’s event have been friends for years. The KU fans were outnumbered by MU fans at the bar but it didn’t stop them from talking up their Jayhawks. Interpreter Jeff Dunlap helped Jennifer Babgy express her excitement about Kansas. / WDAF

Jacksonville, IL
DIVEHEART GROUP IMMERSED IN SHARING EXPERIENCE
Morgan County/Jacksonville Search and Rescue Dive Team member Bob Fitzsimmons showed Illinois School for the Deaf student Adam Lyke how to do underwater somersaults and upside-down handstands Thursday afternoon in the Illinois School for the Deaf pool. The junior from Chicago had to use his arms to float higher or sink lower. “I really appreciate him teaching me so much,” Lyke said through an interpreter. / Jacksonville Journal Courier

Grand Rapids, MI
DEAF, BLIND ADVENTURER 'LIVES MARATHON'
Let it never be said that Bill Barkeley isn't up for a challenge. In fact, he lives for the next one. "I call myself a blind, deaf adventurer," Barkeley told 24 Hour News 8. And the next adventure he has planned is a doozy: a 26.2-mile, crowded, competitive doozy. Barkeley, 49, is training for the 116th Annual Boston Marathon. Running the marathon is an impressive feat in itself -- and it's make all the more remarkable because Barkeley is legally blind and deaf. / WOOD TV8


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HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President

February 8, 2012

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas. After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family. We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution. You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720. The letter should summarize the candidate's qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate's fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Education…For Learning, For Earning, For Life

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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JOB OPENING
OUTREACH COORDINATOR (UTAH)

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for “Outreach Coordinator-Utah”.

Location: Salt Lake City area

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Utah.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

Knowledge of:
Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
o Senior Community
o Hard of Hearing Community
o Deaf Community

Skill in:
Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay Utah Facebook and Twitter sites.
Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
Excellent presentation skills
Experience in public relations activities.
Hold a valid driver’s license.
Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at: www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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JOB OPENING
OUTREACH COORDINATOR (GEORGIA)

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for “Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator”.

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Georgia Relay.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
o Senior Community
o Hard of Hearing Community
o Deaf Community

Skill in:
Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
Excellent presentation skills.
Experience in public relations activities.
Hold a valid driver’s license.
Fluency in English and American Sign Language.
Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at: www.workforhamilton.com or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services

Two positions available:
St. Cloud, MN
Mankato, MN

$ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually / Full benefits

Job Description:
This position provides culturally affirmative mental health services to D/HH adults coping with mental health issues. The main responsibility of the Mental Health Specialist is to provide psychotherapy/ counseling services and the remaining of time will include clinical case management/coordination, consultation, training, aftercare planning, and community placement assistance for D/HH adults.

Minimum Qualifications:
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
At least 2 years advanced profession experience, OR 1 year advanced professional experience plus 2 years professional experience providing direct mental health services to D/HH individuals.
Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or behavioral-health related field
Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota

Contact: Dr. John Gournaris
e-mail: john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Therapeutic Staff Support—TSS Professionals

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further! Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis. Have strong “people’s person skills? You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person” the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home. Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment. Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

For additional information about our company log on to our website: www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

JOB TITLE: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC55598
DEPARTMENT: National Technical Institute for the Deaf
JOB CATEGORY: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
STARTING DATE: August 20, 2012

Filling this position is contingent on future budget approvals.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Teach deaf and hard of hearing students accounting courses at the Associate degree level, to include financial accounting, managerial accounting and cost accounting, and personal finance courses. Provide tutoring support to deaf and hard of hearing students taking courses in the College of Business at the bachelor level (financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, corporate finance and accounting information systems, personal/small business tax). Participate fully in the department's curricular initiatives and related faculty duties.This is a one year appointment with possibility of annual renewal, contingent on performance and enrollment.

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE:

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world's first effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000 full and part-time students, over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds-and from 50 states and more than 95 countries-have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experimental learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their "Great Colleges to Work For" list for three consecutive years.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.s. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for "Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as "best Places to Live in America" by places Rate Almanac, 1st in Expansion Management Magazine's ranking of metropolitan areas having the best "Quality of Life in the Nation;" and is among Essence Magazine's "Top 10 Cities for Black Families."

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:

• Masters in Business Administration (MBA), CPA or Masters in Education plus BS degree in Accounting. Sign Language Fluency

PREFERRED:

• Secondary or post-secondary level teaching experience in teaching/tutoring Accounting.
• Relevant business experience.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

SALARY: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/235329. Applications should include a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita, and the names addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

Rochester Institute of Technology
National Institute for the Deaf
Business Studies Department
Search Committee Co-Chairperson, Ann Hager/Mark Pfuntner
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
Fax: 585-475-7900

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012, and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application.

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R·I·T
FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

JOB TITLE: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC55558
DEPARTMENT: NTID Business Studies
JOB CATEGORY: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
STARTING DATE: August 20, 2012

Filling this position is contingent on future budget approvals.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Teach deaf and hard of hearing students General Business courses at the Associate degree level, to include management, marketing, global business, entrepreneurship, business ethics, Micorosoft business software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). Provide tutoring support to deaf and hard of hearing students taking courses in the College of Business at the bachelor level in management, marketing, global business, entrepreneurship, business ethics, economics and human resources. Participate fully in the department's curricular initiatives and related faculty duties.This a one year appointment with possibility of annual renewal, contingent on performance and enrollment.

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE:

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world's first effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds-and from 50 states and more than 95 countries-have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive years.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for "Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as "Best Places to Live in America" by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine's ranking of metropolitan areas having the best "Quality of Life in the Nation;" and is among Essence Magazine's "Top 10 Cities for Black Families."

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:

• Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or Masters in Education plus BS degree in Business Sign Language Fluency.

PREFERRED:

• Secondary or post-secondary level teaching/tutoring experience in teaching business.
• Demonstrated knowledge in Business, Economics, Management, Marketing, Ethics, Personal Finance, business document production, and other business related disciplines.
• Relevant business experience.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

SALARY: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/235336. Faculty Search : IRC55558. Applications should include cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita, and the names addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Business Studies Department
Search Committee Co-Chairpersons, Ann Hager/Mark Pfuntner
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 146223
Fax: 585-475-7900

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012, and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application.

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R·I·T
FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive,
Rochester, NY 14623

JOB TITLE: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC55617
DEPARTMENT: NTID Business Studies
JOB CATEGORY: Faculty, Tenure Track
STARTING DATE: August 20, 2012

Filling this position is contingent on future budget approvals.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Provide tutoring support to deaf and hard of hearing students taking courses in the College of Business at the bachelor level in management, marketing, global business, entrepreneurship and business ethics. Teach deaf and hard of hearing students business courses at the Associate degree level (management, marketing, global business, entrepreneurship, business ethics and human resources). Participate fully in the department’s curricular initiatives and related faculty duties.

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE:

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world's first effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds-and from 50 states and more than 95 countries-have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive years.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation;” and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:

• Earned Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership, Higher Education, Business Education or Business (Management, Organizational Change or Organizational Leadership) or ABD*, plus Undergraduate and/or Masters Degrees in business related disciplines, for example, Management, Marketing , Finance, Economics.

STRONGLY PREFERRED:

• Full-time secondary or post-secondary experience teaching or tutoring Business courses.
• Relevant experience working in industry.
• Experience in curriculum development
• Evidence of scholarship
• Contributions to professional organizations
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
• American Sign Language Skills

*The tenure-track position requires that the candidate possess either a doctoral degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience, as well as sign language fluency at the intermediate level or above. NTID provides an intensive sign language program for new faculty. Lacking one or other of these qualifications, the successful candidate will begin his or her employment with lecturer status. The position will be converted to tenure track at the start of the contract year after the candidate has obtained both qualifications. At that time, the probationary period for tenure review, as specified in the letter of hire, will begin.

SALARY: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/235320. Faculty Search: IRC55617. Applications should include cover letter addressing all listed qualifications for the position; a vita, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Business Studies Department
Search Committee Co-Chairpersons, Ann Hager/Mark Pfuntner
52 Lomb Memorial Drive,
Rochester, New York 14623
Fax: 585-475-7900

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012, and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application.

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