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March 2, 2016
Vol. 12, No. 19

Editor: Tom Willard

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Minneapolis, MN
STARKEY SUPER BOWL EVENT SPARKS TENSION BETWEEN DEAF, FOUNDATION
Stefanie Ellis-Gonzales was looking forward to picking up free hearing aids for two of her children, a gift worth thousands of dollars, at an event the Starkey Hearing Foundation hosted this month at Super Bowl 50. After the experience, she said she felt exploited. “Many of us felt very put down by this and embarrassed by how we were portrayed,” said Ellis-Gonzales. The event has revealed tensions between some in the deaf community and Starkey, a company and related foundation that take pride in channeling hearing aids to people in need. / Minneapolis Star Tribune

New York, NY
DEAF WOMAN SUES CITY FOR FALSE ARREST, DENYING INTERPRETER
A deaf woman was mocked and wrongly arrested by NYPD cops after a minor car accident — all because they refused to get an interpreter to hear her side of the story, a new Manhattan federal lawsuit alleges. Tanya Ingram's alleged ordeal began around 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2013, when she and another car collided at the intersection of Second Ave. and E. 120th Street. The other driver got out of her car and rushed toward Ingram, apparently angry and shouting, the suit claims. / NY Daily News

Maui, Hawaii
MOM SUES AGAIN OVER EDUCATION FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED GIRL
The mother of a hearing-impaired girl is again suing over education services. Coty Luke says daughter Taysia-Lee Alexander is being denied summer services as well as programs after school, the Maui News reported. Luke had settled a lawsuit against the education department last year, warning that she would sue again if the proper services were not provided. Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said in email last week that the agency is confident it is providing appropriate services. / The Associated Press

El Paso, TX
UNPASSABLE: WHY A PRIVATE COMPANY CONTROLS NATIONAL SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER LICENSES
Sign language interpreters across the country are having a hard time getting the certifications they need to work legally. A few states like Texas offer their own testing and licensure processes. However, many others rely on the Registry for the Interpreters of the Deaf, a private company not associated with the government, for their licenses. Several interpreters KFOX14 spoke with who did not want to be identified said they are convinced RID purposely fails people to earn more money from the testing. / KFOX 14

Tallahassee, FL
BILL TO HELP DEAF STUDENTS MAINSTREAM ADVANCES
A Senate committee passed a bill last week that would help mainstream children who are deaf or hard of hearing into regular education by generating additional funding for public school auditory-oral programs that use assistive hearing devices to aid spoken communication. “There’s no reason for (the students) to be either in the school for the deaf and blind, or in a class with a signing teacher, when they can demonstrate ability to see, hear, and speak,” bill sponsor Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, said. / Herald Tribune

Staunton, VA
GOV. MCAULIFFE TOURS VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) spent Friday morning touring the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton. The school's bluegrass band performed their version of “You are My Sunshine” for the governor. He met some students who are deaf, some who are blind, and one little girl who greeted the governor despite being both deaf and blind. / NBC 29

Indianapolis, IN
LETTER TO PARENTS -- WATER ISSUE
The Indiana School for the Deaf is working with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) after testing found some elevated lead levels in the drinking water in one the buildings on campus. Information is provided in the letter to ISD parents and frequently asked questions. ISD decided to test its water out of an abundance of caution. / ISD

Washington, DC
EARLY EXPOSURE TO SIGNING HELPS DEAF KIDS ON MENTAL TASK
Deaf children who learn to sign early may boost their brainpower in ways unrelated to language. “Most deaf children are born to hearing families, and most hearing parents do not sign with their newborn deaf children,” clinical neuropsychologist Peter Hauser, who is deaf, explained February 12 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “The deaf children, as a consequence, have very limited exposure to sign language,” signed Hauser, of Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. / Science News

Anniston, AL
OFFICER HELPS HEARING-IMPAIRED WOMAN WHO RAN OUT OF FOOD
An Anniston police officer who is fluent in sign language was able to help a hearing-impaired woman who had run out of food. Anniston police say Officer McMichael responded to the woman’s apartment after she called 911 for help. “The citizen has no family here, no vehicle...but more importantly no food in her apartment. McMichael called his supervisor and explained the situation,” the police department wrote on Facebook. / WTVM


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Nairobi, Kenya
16 COUNTRIES COMING FOR AFRICA DEAF GAMES
The Local Organizing Committee of the inaugural Africa Deaf Games targets at least 16 countries to enter teams to the games set for the April 18-26 in Nairobi. The Confederation of Africa’s Deaf Sports has 22 affiliate members and nine countries have already confirmed participation. / K24 TV

Mthatha, South Africa
NEW TWIST IN DEAF SCHOOL MURDER CASE
The presiding magistrate in a schedule six murder case involving five deaf learners from Efata School for the Blind and Deaf has dismissed an application by the state to recuse herself. The state argued that it wouldn't be in the interests of justice if she continued after the bail application was started afresh. The five deaf learners are accused of murdering Efata deputy principal, Nodumo Mzimane, on the school premises in 2015. / SABC News

Israel
DEAF COMBAT INTELLIGENCE SOLDIER AWARDED IDF OFFICER'S STRIPES
Second Lieutenant ‎Shira Kochavi, 22, was born deaf. In the first few months of her life, her parents noticed she did not respond to noises and voices, and examinations demonstrated that Kochavi was deaf in both ears. At the age of nine months, Kochavi underwent an operation that improved her hearing slightly, and she grew up with impaired hearing and a slight stutter. From the time she started school until it was time for her to enlist in the army, she used a hearing aid. / Israel Hayom

Manila, Philippines
COMELEC URGED: MAKE DEBATES MORE ACCESSIBLE TO DEAF, PWDS
The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Saturday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that the next presidential and vice presidential debates should be in a format that will be accessible to the deaf and those with hearing problems. “We believe that it is our moral duty to provide them the appropriate access to information. It is also their legal right to have equal access to information,” UNA spokesman Mon Ilagan said in statement. / Inquirer

Montreal, QC, Canada
BELL TO LAUNCH A WIRELESS RATE FOR THE DEAF/HARD OF HEARING
Blaik Kirby, president of Bell Mobility in a statement said, “Nearly 14 percent of Canadians 15 and older live with a disability and often face barriers that limit accessibility to the many benefits of mobile technology. A Bell spokesperson also told MobileSyrup that in the upcoming months they will offer a dedicated wireless plan for those “that are deaf or hard of hearing.” No details were given as to how much it will cost nor what unique features might be included in the plan. / Androidheadlines.com

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
DEAF DRIVERS FACED WITH DISBELIEF, DISRESPECT DURING WINNIPEG TRAFFIC STOPS
Two young Winnipeggers are urging police to be more professional when dealing with people who are deaf after both experienced officers who didn't believe them and refused to try to communicate with them at traffic stops. Dana Zimmer and Jenna Irwin both experienced incredulous officers who didn't initially believe they were deaf during traffic stops. "Sometimes my interactions with police are very cordial – very simple, I'll get a ticket and that's it, but every once in a while it's just a little bit different," said Zimmer. / CBC News

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
DEAF-BLIND HOUSING PROJECT WILL BE 1ST OF ITS KIND IN MANITOBA
Winnipeg will soon be one of the first cities in Canada to have specialized housing designed for people who are both deaf and blind. Bonnie Heath, executive director of the Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind, has put down payments on 10 suites in the residential portion of the new Gas Station Arts Centre, which is slated for the corner of River Avenue and Osborne Street. "We're very excited," Heath said. / CBC News

Melbourne, Australia
DEAF ADVOCATE CLAIMS SHE WAS A VICTIM OF DISCRIMINATION
A Lilydale mother of two has accused Telstra of discriminating against her for being deaf, prompting an apology from the communications giant’s top executive. Melissa Lowrie said her woes started when she moved in September and was told her new home did not have the infrastructure needed to connect to the internet. She said trying to resolve the problem had resulted in months of stress and frustration. “Various Telstra people keep dialling my mobile phone, knowing full well I am deaf,” Ms Lowrie said. / Herald Sun

Bedfordshire, England
LICENSE FOR 'POTENTIALLY NOISY' DEAF FESTIVAL BLOCKED
Plans for a three-day festival likely to attract at least 500 deaf people from across the UK have been rejected. On Wednesday, Central Beds Council’s licensing sub committee met to debate the event which police had been objecting to – because they feared it would be too noisy. The England Deaf Party wanted The Deaf Foam Festival to take place on July 8-10 with entertainment running through until 4am. Despite not gaining a license its website says certain ticket types are sold out or nearly sold out. / Leighton Buzzard Observer

London, England
DEAF PEOPLE'S FIGHT FOR RIGHTS ON FILM
Long lost footage documenting the deaf community's fight for civil rights is being shown in cinemas across the UK. The British Deaf Association (BDA) has compiled footage dating back to the 1930s for Power in our Hands, which covers the battle to have British Sign Language officially recognised. It has been released in the association's 125th anniversary year. / BBC News

London, England
U.K. DEAF FOOTBALLERS INVESTIGATE ESTABLISHING A NEW NATIONAL LEAGUE
Deaf footballers in the United Kingdom are currently exploring the possibility of establishing a national deaf football league. The league would be different than the existing structure, which is based around English Deaf Football. This locks out Belfast Deaf Football and Glasgow Deaf Football from playing. English Deaf Football’s structure is also focused more around a tournament than it is about providing a real national league. / ParaSport News

London, England
LOUIS WALSH REVEALS HE IS GOING DEAF AFTER YEARS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Former X Factor judge Louis Walsh has revealed he is going deaf after a long career in the music industry. The 63-year-old has opened up on the shock diagnosis and said it's down to years of talent show auditions and screaming fans. The ex-Westlife boss said: "I first noticed I was having trouble during the live X Factor auditions in the arenas. "There was somebody singing, four panelists and a big crowd of 2,000 people shouting behind us. / MSN.com

Rossendale, England
POLICE WARNING OVER BOGUS CALLERS CLAIMING TO BE DEAF ARTISTS
Residents have been put on alert over bogus callers claiming to be deaf and selling drawings. Police in Rossendale said they have received ‘numerous reports’ of people doorstep calling residents across the Valley. PCSO Chris Hamer said it is believed to be a scam which has also been reported in other parts of the country. He said: “The caller will hand over a note to you stating they are deaf and that they would like to sell you a hand-drawn picture. Victims will later discover it to be a photocopy." / Rossendale Free Press

Lisburn, Northern Ireland
WOMAN DETERMINED TO CHANGE 'APPALLING' LACK OF DEAF AWARENESS
An “appalling” lack of deaf awareness locally has moved one woman to mount her own determined campaign for change. Sharron Slade, whose daughter, now 26, lost her hearing after suffering meningitis at age two, is offering free instruction in the basics of sign language after discovering what she called a “disgusting” absence of awareness in the area. Nowhere was that lack more evident, she said, than among the local business community, many of whom were keen to learn but didn’t know where to start. / Ulster Star

Berlin, Germany
WOMAN GETS TRENDY TATTOO TO 'CAUTION' PEOPLE SHE'S DEAF IN ONE EAR
One woman in Berlin got a miniature tattoo behind her left ear to let people know she's deaf in that ear. A photo of Elisa Menzel's cute ink, with her caption explaining why, has now gone viral with more than 2.7 million views on Imgur. Menzel, 24, who said she's been deaf since she was young, told ABC News she was inspired to get the tattoo of a small speaker with an "X" beside it after years of being frustrated by strangers. / ABC News


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Internet
GIRL PRETENDS TO BE DEAF TO REJECT GUY WHILE ON A NIGHT OUT
This girl is sick and tired of being polite and making excuses. So, she’s opted for for another way to reject their fellow clubber. In a video posted to Imgur, a girl can be seen turning a guy away with the use of sign language. But it turns out, she didn’t actually sign anything – she simply waved her hands around. One Reddit user commented: "I am a teacher for the deaf and she did not sign a single ASL sign." / Metro News

Internet
THOUGHT-PROVOKING VIDEO SHOWS HOW HARD LIPREADING CAN BE FOR DEAF PEOPLE
Those of us with no hearing difficulties rarely give any thought to what it would be like to have to rely on lipreading to communicate with others. But a new video from National Geographic, made by the Little Moving Pictures production company, shows what life can be like for those who use lipreading — and it’s definitely not easy. / SheKnows.com

Boston, MA
POPULATION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING IS ON THE RISE
The population of people who are deaf or hard of hearing is increasing, going from one out of every eight people previously to one out of five nationwide, a state official told lawmakers Tuesday. Speaking to the House and Senate Ways and Means committees, Commissioner for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Heidi Reed suggested the reason for the increase could be "age-related," "noise-induced hearing-loss as a result of war," or "traumatic injury." / Milford Daily News

St. Augustine, FL
HISTORY: THE FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
In 1882, Thomas Coleman was about to graduate from the only college in the world for the deaf at that time, Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Since Florida was one of several states in the 1880s that had no facilities to educate children who were deaf, hard of hearing or visually impaired, Coleman contacted Florida Governor William Bloxham to discuss creating a school for those overlooked students. With the governor’s backing, the Florida legislature passed a proposal in 1883 to spend $20,000 to establish an institution for deaf and blind children. / The St. Augustine Record

Buffalo, NY
DEAF ACCESS SERVICES RECEIVES GRANT TO TEACH ASL TO DEAF CHILDREN
Deaf Access Services has received a $2,500 "Quality of Life" grant from the First Niagara Foundation. The funds will be used to offer sign language classes for deaf and hard of hearing babies and toddlers in the Western New York area, providing these children with their first introduction to the rich language that is American Sign Language. / Niagara Frontier Publications

Spartanburg, SC
STUDENTS AT THE S.C. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND START LIONS-SPONSORED SERVICE CLUB
A group of students at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind have started a service organization to give back to the community. The Leo Club, a student program of Lions Clubs International, is being spearheaded by students at the School for the Blind. The club is sponsored by the Spartanburg Southside Lions Club. "We are very pleased to see the students start their own club and carry on the tradition of serving others," said Gene Spiess, member of the Spartanburg Lions Club. / Spartanburg Herald Journal

Montgomery, AL
NEW VFW WRISTBANDS TO HELP THE HEARING IMPAIRED
Alabama Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have officially went statewide with a wristband for hearing loss victims. Ala. VFW Hearing Loss Chairman David Wright says this started as a local post idea. He also says that the Ala. VFW is the only branch doing this. The hearing loss wristbands are for everyone, not just veterans. Wristbands are colored to stand out well, so that victims can be assisted by simply showing the band. / WTVM


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Washington, DC
CLAUDIA GORDON: AN ADVOCATE FOR THE DEAF AND DISABLED
Claudia Gordon is the first female African American deaf lawyer in the United States. She is also the first deaf student to graduate in 2000, from the American University (AU) Washington College of Law, in Washington, DC. At AU, Gordon specialized in disability rights law and policy. Since earning her juris doctorate from AU, Gordon has been active in working to ensure the rights of people with disabilities are respected. Claudia Gordon was born in rural Jamaica. Her mother immigrated to the South Bronx, in New York, so that she could earn a better living. / WeCo

Manitowoc, WI
NEW BUSINESS SUPPORTS DEAF COMMUNITY
If you meet Green Bay SCORE client Ashley Letourneau of Manitowoc, don’t make the mistake of thinking of her as disabled. Although she is deaf, the new business owner suggests that it is insulting to make that insinuation. “I do not have a disability,” she said. “I identify with deaf culture, and members of the deaf community tend to view deafness as a difference in human experience rather than a disability. Being deaf is a source of positive identity and pride.” / Green Bay Press Gazette

Bettendorf, IA
SIGN-LANGUAGE JOB OPENS WINDOW INTO THE DEAF COMMUNITY
Diane Roebuck's first exposure to sign-language interpreting and the deaf community came when she was 18. Nearly 30 years later, Mrs. Roebuck is now head of Scott Community College's ASL-English Interpreting program. She teaches new generations of students who one day will work in hospitals, schools and courtrooms to help bridge the gap between the hearing world and the deaf community. / Quad-Cities Online

St. Augustine, FL
FLAGLER COLLEGE ACHIEVES MILESTONE WITH FIRST-EVER MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN DEAF EDUCATION
Flagler College will be unveiling its first-ever master’s degree program this fall in Deaf Education, ushering in a new chapter in the growth of the comprehensive liberal arts school. The 36-credit, 12-course program will be offered in an online, distance learning format with a single summer residency requirement. “This is a landmark event in the history of the college,” said Dr. Alan Woolfolk, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. / Flagler College

Charles City, IA
IOWA PROJECT TO AID RURAL DEAF, BLIND STUDENTS
A project two years in the making to better serve deaf and blind students in North Iowa’s rural areas is almost fully operational. Based in Charles City Schools, the Northeast Regional Academy was launched two years ago to fill the gaps in services for those in the Keystone and Area Education Agency 267 regions. Regional Director Jay Colsch said those gaps are in the reading and math proficiency of deaf and blind students. / Mason City Globe Gazette

Phoenix, AZ
LAW FIRM OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HEARING IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS
Phoenix criminal defense attorney David A. Black has announced a new scholarship program for the benefit of deaf and hearing-impaired individuals who would like to continue their education. The program consists of two $1,000 scholarships each year, and will be paid on behalf of the successful applicant in the form of tuition to the educational institution which the individual will be attending. / PRWeb


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Los Angeles, CA
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL WINNER NYLE DIMARCO IS JOINING DANCING WITH THE STARS!
America's Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco is trading his smize for dancing shoes: the 26-year-old model/actor/deaf activist will compete on season 22 of Dancing With the Stars, a source tells E! News exclusively. Sources confirm that the most recent champion of Tyra Banks' modeling competition is heading to the DWTS ballroom, where he'll be joining rumored fellow cast member Jodie Sweetin on the series (which our insiders have also confirmed), and will be the second-ever deaf contestant on the show. / E! Online

Washington, DC
HOW GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY'S ARCHITECTS ARE REDEFINING DEAF SPACE
College Hall, the main administration building at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., is a High Victorian marvel. The president’s office is on the second floor, midway up an ornate staircase. There you can see an unusual artifact—a doorbell device, in a wooden case a few feet high, used after the building opened as a men’s dormitory in 1877. To operate it, you would stand in the hallway and pull a chain. Then, inside, a lead weight would drop to the floor. Vibrations from that thunk alerted residents that someone was calling. / Curbed


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White Plains, NY
NEW YORK SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF WINS TOURNAMENT TITLE
After 200 years of existence, New York School for the Deaf doesn't often make history. But the basketball team, known as the Fanwood Tornadoes, achieved a rarity last weekend, winning a prestigious regional tournament for the first time in 52 years. Fanwood won all three of its games to claim the 84th Eastern Schools for the Deaf Basketball Tournament. The program last won the same tournament in 1964. Agron Deski scored his 1,000th career point in the process. / The Journal News

Elk Point, SD
DEAF ATHLETE MAKES NOISE ON THE COURT
At 6 foot 6 Elk Point Jefferson starting center Connor Henze is an imposing player on the basketball court. The team's leading rebounder gives Husky fans reasons to cheer. But he can't hear them. Because Connor has been deaf since he was 3 months old. "I was really sick. I had meningitis," Connor said. "We were told that he would be deaf," Conner's father Dennis Henze said. / KMEG


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Rochester Institute of Technology

Asst Director for Outreach & Special Projects

Requisition Number 2232BR
College/Division National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Organization NTID Outreach Consortium
Staff Job Function Administrative Support
Wage Band 117A
Shift A
Employment Category Fulltime

Department/College Description
The NTID Outreach Consortium is responsible for the establishment and operation of educational activities designed to build up NTID's pipeline of prospective students and to share NTID resources externally. The primary purpose of NTID's Outreach Consortium is to offer various training/educational programs, workshops, and technical assistance to address the educational, transition and professional development needs of deaf and hard of hearing students, parents and educators.

Detailed Job Description
The Assistant Director for Outreach and Special Projects is responsible for providing coordination, leadership and support to these activities, including, but not limited to, grant funded activities. The Assistant Director for Special Projects works with the Senior Director of Outreach Consortium, the Assistant Director for PreCollege Outreach and the Program Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities. The Assistant Director for Outreach and Special Projects has primary responsibility of coordinating the Next Big Idea competition and the following programs: Steps to Success (STS), Health Care Careers Exploration Camp (HCCEC), and other external programs (i.e. STEM programs in other states, Discovery Retreat, etc.) The Assistant Director for Special Projects will also support the Outreach team in assisting with other competitions and programs.

Major Responsibilities
•Lead the planning and implementation of assigned outreach programs. Programs provide educational activities to 300-350 students annually. Activities involve the supervision of 40+ professionals and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each spring/summer.
•Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders internally and externally as well as community leaders involved in planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year.
•Provide project leadership to targeted Outreach activities as assigned.
•Work with the other colleges of RIT and external organizations to plan for deaf and hard of hearing student involvement in their Outreach activities as assigned.
•Work with the Outreach team to facilitate the planning and coordination of academic year activities designed to meet needs of target audiences.
•Work with Senior Director of Development developing and submitting proposals for external funding for PreCollege and Outreach programs
•Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of activities on enrollment pipeline and retention.
•Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID Outreach Programs.
•Negotiates contracts and manages vendor relationships.
•Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Educational Requirements

Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Communication, Human Service or related field required.

Experience
• 3-5 years’ experience in event planning or student development programming
• Proficiency in American Sign Language

Skills
•Excellent interpersonal, communication and written communication skills.
•Ability to communicate effectively with wide range of prospective Deaf and hard of hearing students.
•Strong organization and time management skills.
•Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented and fast-paced environment.
•Able to work evenings and weekends as assigned/needed.
•Able to function effectively as a team member in outcomes-oriented work.
•Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and decisions as necessary.

Required Minimum Education Level BS
Preferred Education Level MS, MA

Required Application Documents

Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH PROGRAMS

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for Director of Outreach Programs.

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.

Full-Time; 260 days (July through June) beginning 2016-2017.
Salary: Base salary shall be based upon appropriate qualifications

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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Advocates in Framingham, MA is Hiring!

Advocates is seeking talented professionals to join our team, providing health services within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.

Assistant Director of Clinical Services:  Manage clinical, budgetary and business operations of residential services, provide support and supervision to employees.
• Qualifications: MA and 2 years’ supervisory experience; or BA/BS and 6 years’ experience and/or training, including 2 years’ supervisory experience.

Community Crisis Stabilization Clinician:  Provide mental health and substance abuse services.
• Qualifications: MA and 2 years’ experience. 

Direct Care Counselor:
Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling. All shifts available!
• Qualifications: BA/BS; or HS diploma/GED and 1 year experience.

Mobile Clinician: Provide clinical supervision and rehabilitative direction to individuals who carry a diagnosis of mental illness, assist in the coordination of services, provide clinical leadership.
• Qualifications: MA and 1 year experience; or BA/BS and 3 years’ experience.

Senior Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling.  Coordinate/monitor administrative/clinical functions.
• Qualifications: BA/BS and 2 years’ experience; or HS Diploma/GED and 3 years’ experience.

Minimum Qualifications Include:
• ASL fluency.
• Valid driver's license/reliable transportation.
• Related education (as applicable).

Visit www.advocates.org/careers to apply today!
Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

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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: $12 for per diem shifts and $14 for PT/FT shifts.

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PAHRTNERS DEAF SERVICES
A Division of Salisbury Behavioral Health

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with a staff comprised of 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our existing programs. 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 Deaf Services is in collaboration with Green Tree School & Services to open a school program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students with additional needs in Philadelphia, PA

-- POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT GREEN TREE SCHOOL & SERVICES IN PHILADELPHIA, PA

Special Education Teacher Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Full-time

Para-educator Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Full-time

Staff Interpreter
Full-time, Part-time or Flex available

Behavior Manager/ Behavior Management Assistant
Full-time

-- PITTSBURGH, PA POSTIONS AVAILABLE

Residential Counselor for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Various positions available (Full-time, Part-time, On-call)

-- GLENSIDE, PA POSTIONS AVAILABLE

Therapist/Rehabilitation Counselor
Full-time

Administrative Assistant
Full-time

Assistant Program Director for Case Management Program
Full-time

Case Managers
Full-time

Residential Counselor
Various Shifts Available

Staff Interpreter
Full-time, Part-time or Flex available

Complete job descriptions can be found on our website: http://www.pahrtners.com/careers/

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Email: bclass@pahrtners.com
Phone: 215-884-9770 Fax: 215-392-6065

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