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March 16, 2016
Vol. 12, No. 21

Editor: Tom Willard

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Honolulu, HI
BILL WOULD CREATE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF, BLIND
It’s a sobering thought: children who don’t even know they have a name. Still, it’s something that can happen if a child has little to no access to language growing up. Angela Nagata, who teaches deaf students at Waimea Elementary School, has had students who enter her classroom as kindergartners lacking the linguistic foundation to begin learning their ABCs and 123s. A piece of legislation moving through the statehouse seeks to change that. / West Hawaii Today

Colorado Springs, CO
LOST IN TRANSLATION: NO INTERPRETER AT CITY COUNCIL
A group of the deaf community in Colorado Springs says they’re frustrated after there wasn’t an interpreter at a City Council meeting. About a dozen deaf people showed up to City Hall last week to voice support for Cannabis Clubs. But, they say they couldn’t communicate because there wasn't an interpreter available. "I feel like the City Hall discriminates against me. They don't want to hear my voice," said George Baca, who went to the City Council meeting. / KRDO

Little Rock, AR
PETITION SEEKS TO HAVE DEF LEPPARD TAKE PHOTO AT ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
British hard rock band Def Leppard is scheduled to play in Little Rock on May 11, and one Arkansas resident has an idea for how the band can spend some of its downtime. Cary Tyson has started an online petition at Change.org, suggesting that the rockers take a little time to show their support for an area school -- Arkansas School for the Deaf. Why there? ASD's athletic mascot is the Leopards, and pictures of the school's football field scoreboard have been making the rounds on the Internet for years. / NWADG

Austin, TX
THIS VIDEO APP HELPED A DEAF AUSTINITE START A CREPE RESTAURANT
Many of us use apps like Facetime or SnapChat to connect with friends and family. But at a restaurant in South Austin, video messaging technology is helping deaf employees communicate. Bradley Veres and his coworkers are prepping crepes for a long line of hungry customers. In this busy kitchen, you won’t hear the staff yelling any orders. Veres is deaf, and so are all of his coworkers at Crepe Crazy. Speaking through an interpreter, he explains how they communicate with customers. “We just start pointing at things and they naturally just follow along. / KUT

Morganton, NC
NC STATE UNIV. HELPS TEACH SCIENCE TO DEAF STUDENTS
Students at the North Carolina School for the Deaf slipped on gloves, buttoned up lab coats and slid on safety glasses on Thursday when biotechnology students came to visit. NCSD students were visited for a second time by the biotechnology program at North Carolina State University. When visiting, the NCSD students conducted different science experiments that deal with real world problems with the help from the university. / The News Herald

New York, NY
WHEN IT COMES TO DOMESTIC ABUSE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTING, DEAF WOMEN ARE UNDERSERVED BY POLICE
Deaf women experience sexual and domestic abuse at much higher rates than women who hear, but are unlikely to report it. A new initiative announced last week from the Vera Institute of Justice, a New York City-based nonprofit, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime aims to change that by training police officers to facilitate communication with deaf victims, such as teaching them how to find legitimate sign language interpreters. / International Business Times

Champaign, IL
IN BETWEEN WORLDS: THE STORY OF UI'S ONLY DEAF STUDENT
Guadalupe Pineda grew up speaking two languages — English and a secret one. Her secret language isn’t exactly a mystery for others to solve. In fact, there are roughly 70 million people who speak it as a first language or mother tongue. But at the University, Guadalupe, a junior in LAS, has far fewer people to speak her secret language with. She is the only deaf student on a campus of approximately 40,000, and not too many other students are familiar with English sign language. / The Daily Illini

Tallahassee, FL
DETERT GETS 'SUPER-HEARO' CAPE FROM HEARING-IMPAIRED STUDENTS
Sen. Nancy Detert is now a "super-hearo," or at least she has a red cape designating her as one. The cape, signed by dozens of hearing-impaired children from around the state, was given to Detert, R-Venice, for her efforts in the final budget negotiations to secure $200,000 for a program that provides services, including speech therapy, to children 7 years or younger who have implants or use assistive hearing devices. / Herald Tribune


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Toronto, ON, Canada
PARENTS FIGHT TO KEEP SCHOOLS FOR DEAF CHILDREN
There’s an almighty battle going on right now about “inclusion” in education. Sadly, the collateral damage in this fight are the most vulnerable children in the province. They’re deaf children. They’re children who can’t speak. Children who can’t learn in mainstream schools. They’re youngsters who depend on the special education offered at provincial “demonstration” schools and schools for the deaf. Five of them are threatened right now. / Toronto Sun

Lloydminster, SK, Canada
FAMILY SAYS HOSPITAL'S REFUSAL TO IMMEDIATELY TREAT DEAF, MUTE CREE MAN HASTENED DEATH
A 75-year-old deaf and mute man from Onion Lake Cree Nation died Monday in a Saskatchewan hospital that initially refused to give him immediate care because his health card had expired, according to a family member. Rene Whitstone died at 12:50 p.m. local time at the Lloydminster, Sask., hospital. He had been unresponsive for about 24 hours and had not eaten solid food since last Thursday. “I am saddened by the loss. He was a very, very cool guy,” said nephew Grant Whitston. / APTN National News

Margate, England
ROYAL SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN AUCTIONING SCHOOL PROPERTY
Administrators for the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate are auctioning off more than 600 lots of school equipment, vehicles and miscellaneous items. The decision to auction all the school’s property comes after an announcement in December that the Royal School for Deaf Children had closed. / Kent Online

London, England
AC/DC POSTPONES TOUR BECAUSE LEAD SINGER BRIAN JOHNSON IS GOING DEAF
AC/DC were due to play the latest leg of their US tour at the Philips Arena in Atlanta tonight. Instead they have released an official statement saying that the rest of the current World Tour has been postponed. "AC/DC are forced to reschedule the 10 upcoming dates on the US leg of their Rock or Bust World Tour," says the statement on their official website. "AC/DC’s lead singer, Brian Johnson, has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss." / Daily Express

Glasgow, Scotland
FORMER CELTIC STAR CHRIS SUTTON ON HIS DEAF SON'S BULLYING TORMENT
Son James was mercilessly picked on in the playground because he has a hearing impairment. Chris said teachers did little to tackle the problem when James was subjected to name-calling by other pupils. Eventually, Chris and wife Samantha were forced to take the step of removing him from the school due to the “lack of understanding from teachers”. “People are ignorant – that’s not going to change,” said the former striker, who has tried to teach his son how to deal with the name-calling. / Sunday Post

Wick, Scotland
PROFOUNDLY DEAF HUSBAND BEAT WIFE WHILE DOGS BIT HER, COURT HEARS
A woman told a north court yesterday of how her hopes of a new life in idyllic setting in the Highlands were dashed after her husband’s personality changed. Marie Islam said that Konstanty Bembnista wanted to control everything and would lose his temper over trivial things and lash out at her. Profoundly deaf Bembnista, 68 – who has his hearing dog Rambo in the dock with him – denies on indictment a series of assaults on Ms Islam. / Press and Journal

Queensland, Australia
ROCKHAMPTON GAINS SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED
It's been around 15 years since there has been a specific service for deaf people in the Rockhampton region, but it's good to see that now that service has been restored. Deaf Services Queensland has just opened up an office in Rockhampton which should offer much greater opportunity for people in the region to find support to have a much better quality of life. Brett Casey is the CEO of Deaf Services Queensland and he was in town this morning to take a look at the new office and touch base with the community. / ABC Brisbane

New Zealand
DEAF MAN'S FINGER BROKEN BY VIOLENT BURGLAR
An armed burglar made a deaf man put his finger in a door jamb and then kicked it shut, breaking the victim's finger in two places. The offender, a man aged in his 20s or 30s, then left with only a can of fly spray. Police are investigating the aggravated burglary, which happened at a Bealey Ave property on Tuesday. It is understood the property houses the Salvation Army's Oasis Centre for Problem Gambling. / Stuff.co.nz

Dubai
COACH OF INDIA'S DEAF CRICKET TEAM SLAMS BCCI FOR LACK OF SUPPORT
The coach of the Indian deaf cricket team, Himmat Singh, has slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their lack of recognition and support. India was the only team at the four-team Deaf International Cricket Council (DICC) Championship, which concluded on Monday, that isn’t officially recognized and funded by their own national body. / GulfNews.com

Makeni, Sierra Leone
PLEA FOR FUNDING TO HELP DEAF SCHOOL RECOVER AFTER EBOLA CRISIS
A charity worker who met her husband while working at a school for deaf children in Sierra Leone is returning to the country to help deal with the aftermath of Ebola. Kate Dixon's temporary volunteering trip to Sierra Leone turned into a full-time job, after she fell in love with St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired. Working as a fundraiser at the school, she helped fund its mission to care for and teach around 215 deaf students, some of whom had to board, as their parents lived far away or even refused to accept them because they were deaf. / ChronicleLive

Kenya
'FAILURE IS ACCEPTED': KENYA REFLECTS THE CHALLENGES DEAF PUPILS FACE WORLDWIDE
This is Kinango school for deaf children in the county of Kwale at the coastal south-eastern tip of Kenya. Two hours away across the Shimba Hills is the white sand of Diani beach. But the land surrounding the school is arid and the people who live in its villages, mostly peasant farmers, are very poor. The school, like most deaf schools in Kenya, is boarding, and many children here have been rejected by parents. / The Guardian

Nigeria
'I WAS SHUT OUT OF UNIVERSITY BECAUSE I'M DEAF'
Jane Ottah, beautiful young lady who is deaf, burned the midnight oil and finally gained admission to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. That was the first phase to achieving her dream and she made up her mind to put in her best and prove her mettle. Unfortunately, this tall dream is about to come to a halt. Reason: The University which matriculated her has expelled her from the institution just because she is, wait for it: deaf! / The Nation Nigeria

China
MAKING THEMSELVES HEARD: CHINESE SIGN LANGUAGE & DEAF CHINA ONLINE
Chinese is widely known as one of the world’s most difficult languages, but what about Chinese Sign Language? Cat Hanson looks into the issue of sign language and Deaf Culture in China for What’s on Weibo, and explores their place in China’s online environment. / What's on Weibo


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Internet
SHOULD DEAF PEOPLE BE ALLOWED TO HAVE CHILDREN?
During my sophomore year at Goshen, I took Race, Class, and Ethnic Relations, a class that invites students to think about the social world we live in and its inequalities. During one of our sessions, the topic of Deaf couples having children came up and a student said, “I don’t think that Deaf people should be able to have kids because they’re imposing deafness on them.” After declaring ASL-Interpreting as my second major and having just completed Deaf Culture, I was shocked by this statement. / The Record

Fayetteville, NC
CHICK-FIL-A CASHIER, DEAF CUSTOMER SHARE SPECIAL MOMENT
On Wednesday at the Fayetteville Chick-Fil-A, high school senior Taylor Anez was working at the cash register when Cynthia Walker and her mother arrived. Cynthia is deaf and suffers from other medical conditions that make it difficult for her to do many things on her own. She was able to place her order with Taylor, who knows sign language. It wasn't the first time Taylor has signed with customers. / USA Today

Green Bay, WI
STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR DEAF HELP THEM FOLLOW JESUS' PASSION STORY
Praying the Stations of the Cross is a popular Lenten activity for Catholics, but for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, it can be a difficult, sometimes impossible challenge to follow along with the story of Jesus' passion. About 10 years ago, the deaf community in the Diocese of Green Bay began holding "Deaf Stations of the Cross" at St. John the Evangelist Church in Green Bay. Using ASL, community members take turns presenting the meditations and prayers that make up the stations. / Catholic News

Staunton, VA
LETTERS: AUGUSTA HEALTH 'LISTENED' TO DEAF COMMUNITY
For several years complaints related to medical care and access to communication have circulated in the Augusta County deaf community, including a lack of sign language interpreter services, negative experiences with new video interpreter technology, and the lack of a clear complaint process. To Augusta Health’s credit, these problems have been identified and through a series of meetings with deaf patients and interpreters, they have committed to resolve these issues. / News Leader

Cleveland, OH
NEARLY DEAF DOG OVERWHELMED BY SIGHT OF HER SOLDIER OWNER
A 13-year-old golden retriever was so excited to be reunited with her soldier owner after three months that the dog seemed to cry. Army Pvt. Hannah Foraker, 21, had never been away from home before, until she left for basic training. When she came home to Cleveland for a visit, her elderly golden retriever, Buddy, seemed to be the most excited. “She did a double-take and came back to me. That’s when she started crying and whimpering. She was so excited.” Foraker said. / ABC News

Internet
PETITION: ACCESS TO CAPTIONING FOR ALL ONLINE NEWS SOURCES
In the past few years I have seen the upswing in news sources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing online. This is a great thing. There is a downside. There are some that have made it a point NOT TO CAPTION. There are many in the deaf community that were not born deaf into a deaf family within deaf culture. There are many that go deaf late in life. There are many that never learn to sign or become fluent enough to get anything out of a broadcast that does not offer captions. We are just as much a part of the deaf community. We depend on captioning! / Change.org


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Cortez, CO
DEAF STUDENT TEACHING LESSONS ON ACCESSIBILITY
Going back to school as a single parent with two kids is challenging for many. For Amanda Schuster getting certified as a cosmetologist has had an additional layer of complexity because she is completely deaf. To get the most from her classes, she taught her instructor and others at the Southwest Colorado Community College how to accommodate her, helping to pave the way for other students that might follow her. "I've never allowed my deafness to stop me," she said, through her interpreter Dawn Kern-Anderson. / The Associated Press

Fredericksburg, VA
VOLUNTEER HONORED FOR HOSPITAL PROTOCOL TO HELP DEAF
A hospital stay, with its unfamiliar settings, medical jargon and jarring diagnoses, can be a confusing experience. And it’s even more disconcerting for people who have trouble hearing. A local disability advocate reached out to area hospitals to create a protocol for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. The accommodations Arva Priola suggested became part of a state law last year. Today, she will receive a state award for those efforts. / Fredericksburg.com

Rochester, NY
CREATING A HUB FOR DEAF SCIENTISTS IN ROCHESTER
It may not be common knowledge, but Rochester turns out to be a pretty special place for the training of deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) biomedical scientists. We are home to perhaps the largest per capita deaf community of any mid-to-large city in the United States, as well as to two of the leading institutions in the nation involved in deaf health (the National Center for Deaf Health Research at the UR) and the education/training of deaf persons (the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, NTID, located at RIT). / Democrat and Chronicle

St. Augustine, FL
DEAF RABBI SHARES HOLOCAUST HISTORY WITH STUDENTS
Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff took the Kirk Auditorium stage at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind on Feb. 29 for a special presentation, “The Holocaust Through Deaf Eyes.” Soudakoff is currently executive director of the Jewish Deaf Foundation based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Los Angeles and the son of deaf parents, Soudakoff attended Yeshivas Nefesh Dovid in Toronto, the world’s only Jewish high school program for deaf boys. / The St. Augustine Record

Edgewood, PA
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF NAMES NEW CEO
Steven E. Farmer has been named the new chief executive officer of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, according to an announcement from the school. He will take over on July 1, when current CEO Donald E. Rhoten retires after 23 years at the Edgewood school, starting as its superintendent in 1993. Mr. Farmer previously served as the director of student life at the Tennessee School for the Deaf, where he supervised a staff of 85 and managed the independent-living curriculum. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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Los Angeles, CA
NYLE DIMARCO TALKS ABOUT LEARNING TO DANCE
Dancing with the Stars Season 22 contestant Nyle DiMarco will bring something new to the dance floor — he’s totally deaf. Yesterday, he talked to Access Hollywood about the challenges that come with that, and it actually seems to pose a bigger challenge to the teacher than to the student. The Dancing with the Stars pro who will work with Nyle in Season 22 is Peta Murgatroyd. She told Access Hollywood, “I 100% have to be a better teacher this season.” / The Inquisitr

Provo, UT
BYU UNITES HEARING, DEAF COMMUNITIES IN 'TASTE OF SUNRISE'
The cast of “The Taste of Sunrise” at Brigham Young University describes the play as moving, universal, complex and full of hope. And while the depth of the play lies in its story, “The Taste of Sunrise” breaks cultural and language barriers as it follows Tuc, a deaf young man growing up in the 1920s, who tells his tale through American Sign Language. “I understood that one way or another, every line in the play needed to be signed,” said director Julia Ashworth. / Deseret News

Baltimore, MD
REVIEW: 'LOOK THROUGH MY EYES' AT BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT
Mervin Primeaux-O’Bryant, who conceived Look Through My Eyes, is the Assistant Director for Quest Visual Theatre, a group of deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing performers/teaching artists and educators spanning the spectrum of color, culture and gender, but united in a commitment to theater from a visual base composed of casts and production staffs that are inclusive. The show, Mervin said using ASL “was five years in the making.” Mervin, 40, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, is a professional dancer. / DCMetro Theatre Arts

Knoxville, TN
DEAF NIGHT AT THE THEATER OPENS DOOR FOR MORE COMMUNITY MEMBER INVOLVEMENT
Deaf theatergoers are finding it easier to enjoy stage productions at UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre, thanks to an ongoing collaboration with the campus Center on Deafness. That collaboration has resulted in Deaf Night at the Theatre being held once each semester. At the same time, the partnership has created an invaluable learning opportunity for students at the Center on Deafness who are training to work with the deaf community. / Tennessee Today

Charlotte, NC
A HEARING-IMPAIRED VIDEO STAR MADE MY DAY
I have nothing clever to say about the video you’re about to see. It’s from a performance of “Journey to Oz,” the most recent show at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. It’s not beautifully shot, though it becomes clearer and easier to follow midway through. But it’s beautiful in another way. In this production, different kids came out of the audience throughout the show to play Dorothy Gale. Last Saturday, one of them was Meena Fink, who’s hearing-impaired. / The Charlotte Observer

Rochester, NY
DEAF JAZZ MUSICIAN JON SEIGER PLAYS FOR HIS LIFE
It’s a Thursday evening at Wegmans in Henrietta, and music is playing. In the back corner of the Market Café, a band plays “West End Blues." The frontman blows a trumpet while running his fingers along a keyboard; he’s backed by a drummer and a bass player. Couples twirl on what has become a dance floor, and a large crowd has gathered. The listeners show their appreciation with applause. The trumpet player is Jon Seiger, and his story is bleaker and heavier than most people’s. / Democrat and Chronicle


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Dallas, TX
PARTIALLY DEAF RECRUIT DARRION GREEN LANDS FIRST OFFER FROM HARBAUGH, MICHIGAN
Darrion Green had a dream of one day playing college football. That dream heightened every day and became more of a goal with every disparaging remark. Green is a rising 3-star cornerback from Dallas who also happens to be partially deaf. Green never let his condition interfere with his goals, and on Wednesday, the Woodrow Wilson High School prospect—with the nickname "Speedy"—announced on Twitter that he picked up his first offer from Michigan. / Bleacher Report


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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) is now accepting applications for: DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Reports to the Superintendent and is responsible for the development/delivery of Outreach services by CSDB staff. This position supervises Outreach services personnel supporting the delivery of services to children newborn-twenty-one, parents, educators and community members.

Interested persons please visit CSDB's website at http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/classified-3/ for official job announcement.

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

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources /CSDB
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
clutz@csdb.org; 719-578-2114; 719-578-2239 (fax)

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Assistant Director Wanted

The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans is hiring an Assistant Director. This position supervises a small team of staff and vendors, serves in the capacity of the Executive Director as directed, and provides high-level support to advocacy and legislative efforts to improve public policies with Minnesotans who are deaf, deaf blind or hard of hearing. The position is also responsible for the development of comprehensive work plans to implement statewide strategies as well as effectively manage its meeting process. Advanced communication skills in American Sign Language and written English required. The State Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package. Full details at www.mn.gov/careers, posting number 3390. Application deadline is 4/4/2016.

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) located in Colorado Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider joining our TEAM.

NOW accepting applications: Teacher of the Deaf. Current vacancies: Elementary, Secondary English/Language Arts (2), Math, Science, Social Studies, and Transition Teacher. Interested persons please visit CSDB's website at http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/classified-3/ for official job announcement. Annual employment contract currently 195 days, August to June beginning 2016-2017 school year. Salary based upon appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources/CSDB
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
clutz@csdb.org; 719-578-2114

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Job Announcement

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are currently accepting applications for the following positions for the current school year:

Residential Program-
Residential Care Specialist/Recreation & Fitness Supervisor – evening shift
Residential Care Specialist – evening shift

Applications are also being accepted for the 2016-2017 school year for the following positions to begin July 1, 2016:

Outreach Program-
Outreach and Technical Assistance Specialist K-12 Statewide (campus based – 230 day contract)

School for the Deaf-
Principal (240 day contract)

Campus-wide positions:
Psychologist (240 day contract)
Academic Services Coordinator (240 day contact)

For full job descriptions, application forms or additional information call (304) 822-4820, email smckener@k12.wv.us or visit http://wvsdb2.state.k12.wv.us. Please submit an application to: Sondra McKenery, Director of Personnel, WVSDB, 301 East Main Street, Romney, WV, 26757 by Monday, March 14, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Martin P. Keller, Jr., Superintendent
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) invites you to consider joining our TEAM. NOW accepting applications: American Sign Language (ASL) – Distance Learning Instructor. Responsible to provide support to students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing and their hearing siblings, parents, CSDB staff, and community members to develop knowledge of ASL through a distance learning/online delivery model. Please visit http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/classified-3/ for job announcement. Annual employment contract currently 195 days, August to June beginning 2016-2017 school year. Salary based upon appropriate education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources/CSDB
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
clutz@csdb.org; 719-578-2114

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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

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

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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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