deafweekly

 

March 28, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 20

Editor: Tom Willard

Deafweekly is an independent news report for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community that is mailed to subscribers on Wednesdays and available to read at www.deafweekly.com. These are the actual headlines and portions of recent deaf-related news articles, with links to the full story. Minor editing is done when necessary. Deafweekly is copyrighted 2012 and any unauthorized use is prohibited. Please support our advertisers; they make it possible for you to receive Deafweekly.

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Washington, DC
GOVERNMENT SUES AT&T OVER FRAUDULENT CALLERS
The Department of Justice has sued to recover millions of dollars from AT&T Corp., alleging the company improperly billed the government for services that are designed for use by the deaf and hard-of-hearing who place calls by typing messages over the Internet. The system has been abused by callers overseas who use it to defraud U.S. merchants by ordering goods with stolen credit cards and counterfeit checks. In response, the federal government ordered telecom companies to register their users. / The Associated Press

See Also THE IMPACT OF FCC SUING AT&T IN DEAF RELAY SERVICES SCAM / Brandchannel.com

Richmond, VA
TROUBLED DEAF MAN CHARGED IN SLAYING
A deaf man with a long history of mental problems and bursts of rage was being held without bond this morning after his arrest in the death of an older woman described in court documents as his girlfriend. Speaking through sign language and an interpreter, Freddie Lee Cephas, 37, asked a Henrico County judge Tuesday to appoint a lawyer for him and said he has not worked since he was a teenager. He said he receives disability benefits. Cephas is charged with murder in the stabbing death Monday evening of Hazel J. Jackson, 53, with whom he'd shared a rental home. / Richmond Times-Dispatch

See Also CRIMINAL PAST FOR DEAF VARINA MURDER SUSPECT INCLUDES DOMESTIC STABBING / WTVR

Iowa City, IA
DEAF SCHOOL SUPPORTERS 'INSULTED' BY NEW CHIEF
Some members of the deaf community plan to continue their fight against an administrative change at the Iowa School for the Deaf approved last week by the Board of Regents. Regents appointed a new superintendent for the school who does not know American Sign Language. Opponents have contacted the National Association of the Deaf to seek help in a possible legal challenge. "We feel insulted, and I think, passionate to fight," said Gretchen Waech of Des Moines. / Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Indianapolis, IN
DEAF STUDENTS, AGED 8 AND 13, HAD SEX ON SCHOOL BUS
Two young deaf students were caught on camera having sex on a school bus while adults and other students were present. Police said the 13-year-old boy and eight-year-old girl were students at the Indiana School for the Deaf in Hamilton County. A video camera on board the bus recorded the incident, which took place on February 1. The police department closed the incident after concluding it was consensual sex. / Daily Mail

Pittsfield, MA
BENNINGTON MAN CLAIMS DEAFNESS, PLEADS GUILTY TO SALE OF METHADONE
A Vermont man, who claims he is deaf and has trouble talking but was recorded setting up a drug deal on the phone, pleaded guilty to the illegal sale of methadone. In Berkshire Superior Court on Monday, John C. Gardner was sentenced to jail, while his wife, Margaret Pendlebury, was fined for her role in the case. / Berkshire Eagle

Staunton, VA
SCHOOL FOR DEAF AND BLIND CLOSE TO COMPUTER FIX
Students at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind soon will log on to new computers operated by the school, completing a months-long separation of its classroom equipment from the Virginia Information Technologies Agency's purview -- a move that the school hopes will drastically reduce its costs. / Richmond Times-Dispatch

Cave Spring, GA
VOLUNTEERS HELP TO SPRUCE UP DORM AT GEORGIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Georgia School for the Deaf is calling for one last day of volunteer work today from the community to help make a dorm feel more like home with the help of a grant from Home Depot. Jake Campbell, a 17-year-old high school student at GSD, said he was looking forward to the new color scheme and was so far enjoying the work. “I enjoy painting and working,” he said, “moving things around and changing things around, renovating things.” / Rome News-Tribune

Farmington, NM
TEXT MESSAGES PROVIDE DEAF WITH NEW MEANS OF COMMUNICATION
Text messaging has become a fundamental part of the lives of millions of people in the decade since the technology first hit the markets. But what many of those people don't realize is that while texting for them is just another among many forms of communication in the digital world, for a whole segment of society it has completely changed the way they live. / Farmington Daily Times


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Montreal, QC, Canada
SUIT OVER ABUSE OF DEAF, MUTE CHILDREN OKAYED
A Quebec Superior Court judge has authorized a class-action lawsuit over allegations of sexual and physical abuse at a Montreal school and residence for deaf and mute children. It is one of the most important sexual-abuse cases in North America, said Pierre Boivin, the Montreal lawyer representing a man who alleges he was physically and sexually abused for years while attending the school on St. Laurent Blvd. "I have never had a case with so many serious allegations of abuse of handicapped, vulnerable children," Boivin said. / Montreal Gazette

London, England
DEAF DIPLOMAT JANE CORDELL 'FORCED TO QUIT' FOREIGN OFFICE BECAUSE THEY REFUSED PAY FOR £500K LIPREADER
A Deaf diplomat claims she was forced to quit her job after the government refused to provide a lipspeaker. Jane Cordell, 47, had been tipped to become an ambassador after quickly rising through the ranks of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. But she says her career stalled to a halt after the FCO withdrew the offer of a posting to Kazakhstan because a lipspeaker -- a hearing person who has been professionally trained to be easy to lipread -- was too expensive. / Daily Mail

Derby, England
BDA SIGNATHON RAISES £1,000
Signing groups in Derby have helped raise more than £1,000 ($1,600 US) for a deaf charity during a two-day event. The British Deaf Association (BDA) Signathon event at St Peter's Church helped raise vital funds for the charity, which celebrates deaf culture, identity and British Sign Language. The Signathon on March 16 and 17 aimed to bring together deaf and hearing communities to celebrate BSL. / Stamford Mercury

Surrey, England
CHATTY CHILD LIVES IN DIFFERENT WORLD TO DEAF FAMILY
Chatty five-year-old Jasmine Paull Martin is adored by her brothers and parents, but as the youngest hearing member in a deaf family she often feels like she lives in a different world. Jasmine communicates via sign language with her parents, Vicky, 33, and Nick, 35, who she helps around the house for, but can often feel left out and like an only child when her family converse in sign. / Kingston Guardian

London, England
HEARING DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has celebrated its 30th anniversary with some of the people who have been helped over the years. Sue Craney, 48, of Rosalin Way took part in the Bromley celebrations. She was given her Cockapoo, who is called Victor, three years ago to help her cope with being deaf. She said: “I am so grateful to Hearing Dogs for pairing Victor and I. He does so much for me and has really changed my life." / News Shopper

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
NEW SUPPORT FOR HUTT VALLEY DEAF AT COUNCIL
Deaf people living in the Hutt Valley now have a meeting place to call their own with the opening of a deaf access centre in the city council buildings at 30 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt. Deaf Aotearoa and Hutt City Council worked together to provide a location where Deaf community members can access the internet, web cam and video phone to communicate with Deaf Aotearoa staff as well as government agencies and other services. / Voxy.co.nz

Wuhan, China
DEAF GANG ACCUSED OF BURGLARIES AT SHOPS, CAFES
Police in Wuhan have arrested a gang of disabled people they suspect of carrying out a string of burglaries in the city. All six male suspects charged on Thursday, including one aged under 16, are deaf and unable to speak, according to authorities in Hubei province. They are accused of working together to commit nine crimes in three days, starting Feb 23. Police said the gang targeted grocery stores and coffee bars, breaking in after closing time to steal cash totaling about 20,000 yuan ($3,200). / China Daily

Manila, Philippines
COMMUNICATING CHANGE: A DEAF YOUNG LEADER'S EXPERIENCE
Through a sign language interpreter, 20-year-old Dan Lester Perez listens intently to Rappler's multimedia journalist Patricia Evangelista as she speaks about giving voice to the voiceless through storytelling. Perez, who is taking Applied Deaf Studies in De La Salle -- College of Saint Benilde, is one of the dynamic and diverse 40 young leaders who participated in the 4-day seminar Communicating for Social Change that wrapped up on Tuesday, March 27. / Rappler.com

Port au Prince, Haiti
DEAF FAMILIES IN HAITI START LIFE IN THEIR NEW HOMES
Our work with the families who just a few months ago were residing in one of the worst slums of the world has progressed well and almost half of those families now reside in their new permanent homes 30 miles north of Port au Prince. Our first move-in ceremony for fifty families occurred last month and it was an incredible celebration together with many of our partners, donors, media from several countries and of course all of the deaf families. / TribLocal.com

Ntinda, Uganda
IN A WORLD WITH NO SOUND, COLOR
Imagine waking up and not seeing the sun slowly make its way over the horizon; or perhaps you can see beautiful birds flattering their wings in the morning breeze, but you cannot hear them. For the boys and girls of Uganda School for the Deaf, Ntinda, this is normal. Yet, despite their impairment, they go on with day-to-day activities. Petride Mudoola visited the school and brings the story of the students and parents. / New Vision

Mumbai, India
PRASAD MOVIE REVIEW: IT IS REFRESHINGLY ORIGINAL AND EMOTIONALLY HAUNTING
Prasad is a touching, yet engrossing tale of a physically challenged boy overcoming all odds to prove his talent in swimming. Backed by good performances from Arjun Sarja and Master Sankalp, who is a deaf and dumb person in real life also. Director Manoj Sati weaves a socially relevant film that gives lot of hope to many parents of physically challenged kids. / BollywoodLife.com


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Austin, TX
LAUREN AGGEN, WHO GOT A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE 22 YEARS AGO, VISITS CITY HER HEART IS NAMED FOR
Now 22, Lauren Aggen is in her third year of studying for a bachelor's degree and has written a book, "Austin's Gift: The Life of a Grateful Organ Recipient." She spoke about her gift Friday before an assembly at the Texas School for the Deaf, her first visit to the city for which she named her heart. Deaf because of drugs she was given while waiting for her heart, Aggen gave a dynamic and animated talk about her life, attending deaf preschool and acting in plays done in American Sign Language at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, Minn. / Austin American-Statesman

Peoria, IL
DEAF MINISTRY BRINGS AID TO DEAF JAMAICAN CHILDREN
If you can speak, your voice will be heard, but for many deaf children in Jamaica, their voices are muffled, or even silenced. That's where members of On To Victory! Deaf Ministries step in. A group of four from the ministry traveled to Jamaica earlier this month to improve the lives of deaf children there. The group worked at the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf, teaching Bible lessons through story board format and a mixture of Jamaican and American Sign Language. / Peoria Journal-Star

Kennesaw, GA
DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS COMPETE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Kennesaw Mountain High School recently hosted an oratorical contest sponsored by the Kennesaw Optimist Club titled, “How My Optimism Overcomes My Obstacles.” The oratorical contest featured deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the high school, who competed for a chance to win a $2,500 college scholarship. / The Marietta Daily Journal

Morganton, NC
LETTER: DON'T MAKE CHILDREN INTERPRET
So, I recently took my 7-year-old son to have his eyes checked. His eye doctor referred us to a neurologist. While waiting on the referral, I watched the woman on the phone as she clearly said, "the mother is deaf but the son can hear and do sign language." Would you really want a 7-year-old old to tell you what a neurologist said? Do you really think a 7-year-old can comprehend the terms used by a neurologist to effectively translate what was said? No? Then do not ask or expect my child to interpret for me! Sadly this happens way too often. / The News Herald


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Seattle, WA
DEAFREVIEW.COM LAUNCHES IN SEATTLE
deafREVIEW, a community-led search and review website for the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing communities, announced Monday the launch of deafREVIEW in its flagship city of Seattle, Wash. Now, those who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard-of-hearing and their allies, such as family members and friends, can read and write reviews about the deaf-friendliness of businesses they frequent. / Seattle Post-Intelligencer

McMinnville, OR
LINFIELD STUDENT REACHES OUT TO DEAF COMMUNITY IN THE BAHAMAS
The sight of communicative hands in motion filled Linfield College senior Erika Helm-Buckman with comfort as she visited The Center for the Deaf during her 2012 January Term class in the Bahamas. Twelve students were in the Bahamas to research and educate the Bahamian community through the lens of type 2 diabetes. / Linfield College

Pittsburgh, PA
DT INTERPRETING VIDEOHUB SERVICE EXPANDING
Deaf-Talk, Inc., dba DT Interpreting (DTI), the industry leader in on-demand video sign language interpreting, announced Monday that its recently instituted DTVideoHub service continues a strong, steady growth of new healthcare facility clients, additional installations for existing clients and conversions of previously installed, older equipment to the state-of-the-art DTVideoHub technology. / MarketWatch


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Washington, DC
DESIGNING A CITY FOR THE DEAF
Most cities aren’t designed for deaf people. Sidewalks are frequently too narrow or too crowded for deaf persons engaged in a conversation that requires so-called “signing space.” Public benches are often set in rows or squares, limiting the ability of the deaf to create the “conversation circles” and open sight lines that they require. Urban landscapes are so visually stimulating that they hinder communication among people who rely on visual cues. And light fixtures may be too dim or shine directly into signers’ eyes. / The Atlantic Cities

See Also DESIGNING SPACE FOR THE DEAF (PODCAST) / TurnStyle

Swarthmore, PA
OPENING DOORS, MINDS THROUGH SIGN LANGUAGE
Following a weekend packed with performances, workshops and lectures, the seven poets featured in the International Festival of Sign Language Poetry “Signing Hands Across the Water” kept shaping the same sign in describing their experiences to the event organizer: an opening door. Representing a span of ages and geographic locations, and communicating in both British Sign Language (BSL) and American Sign Language (ASL), the poets’ collaboration opened new avenues not just for audience members witnessing a novel exhibition of language, but for their own experiments in poetry. / The Phoenix

Providence, RI
'DEAF' COMIC SHARES STORY
Mike Murray says he used to come home from school like any kid and say he couldn't hear the teacher. But in his case, he really couldn't hear the teacher. Murray said the hearing loss wasn't detected until he was in elementary school. "It was like being in a market in China. You hear everybody talking, all the commotion, but not know what anybody was saying," Murray said. Over the years he said it got worse. "I actually started learning how to lip read," Murray said. Eventually he had to write everything down. / Turn to 10.com

Kalamazoo, MI
DEAF RAPPER SEAN FORBES TALKS ABOUT HOW CRITICS MOTIVATED HIM, DROPPING OF NEW ALBUM
Sean Forbes went deaf at 1 due to spinal meningitis, but he wouldn’t let his love of music disappear no matter what people told him. As an adult, Forbes said he was frequently told pursuing a career in music was a dead-end. He still uses those voices to take his motivational message and rapping to others, especially in the deaf and hard of hearing community. “I took those nos and turn them into yeses. It lights a fire in my stomach. It pisses me off,” he said. / MLive.com

Rochester, NY
2 EVENTS CELEBRATE DEAF CULTURE
The University of Rochester American Sign Language Club will present two events this week that explore and celebrate Rochester’s Deaf community. Tonight, the club screens the film "See What I'm Saying" at 7:30 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium. The film is a documentary that follows the careers of four deaf entertainers, comic CJ Jones, singer TL Forsberg, drummer Bob Hilterman, and actor Robert DeMayo, over the course of one year. Directed and produced by Hilari Scarl, the film has garnered several accolades. The screening is free and open to the public. Jones will visit campus Thursday for a 7 p.m. concert in Hoyt Auditorium. / The Daily News Online


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You can advertise your job openings here for just $20 a week (up to 100 words, 10 cents each add'l word). To place your ad, send the announcement to mail@deafweekly.com.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We provide Outpatient Clinic services, Case Management, Partial Hospitalization, Residential Services and more. We are continuing to grow throughout the Southeast part of Pennsylvania expanding our mental health programs as well as intellectual disability services.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to be a part of our team. Check our website at www.PAHrtners.com to learn about our career opportunities and more! E.O.E.

ASSISTANT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR for RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: (Full Time Position) The qualified candidate shall possess: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field with two years of supervisory experience in behavioral health and/or developmental disabilities program; OR a HS with 5 plus years of experience working in the mental health field, two of which must be in a supervisory role. Advanced ASL fluency required. Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and interpersonal communication skills (both in person and in writing) required. Strong ability to manage and complete multiple tasks, priorities and projects as well as the ability to lead, teach, advise and motivate staff and consumers.

Responsibilities include:

Regulatory Compliance -Insure compliance with the health, safety, and occupancy regulations and contract requirements of all relevant Governmental and professional accreditation entities. Assure the maintenance of DPW and other licensures as required.

Budget -Insures that program expenses are kept within budgetary limits. Work with Operations Director and other fiscal management personnel to develop yearly budgets..

Supervision -Maintain a supervisory process including both individual and group meetings of all program staff for direction, guidance and support. Communicate agency policies and procedures, client information, and all other relevant information to staff as needed.

Personnel -Oversee and recruit, hire and train qualified staff to provide sufficient supervision and support to meet client needs, agency standards, and contractual or regulatory requirements. Develop department/division standards in compliance with agency policies.

Liaison - Maintain effective working relationships with clients, officials, families and agency personnel. Insure full participation in an interagency planning process for individual clients as well as for service system development and problem solving. Provide ongoing communication with psychiatric service providers such as the psychiatrist, therapists and specialized consultants or practitioners as well as county and state governmental agencies.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: lclaypool@salisb.com Fax: 215-884-6301

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JOB OPENING

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Information Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications:
-- Bachelor Degree
-- Two years of administrative experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing
-- Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Preferred Requirements:
-- Ability to communicate efficiently using American Sign Language

Duties include collecting and reviewing information pertaining to deafness and coordinating dissemination of information. Identifying services available to consumers and develop a system to maintain current information useful to state agencies, parents, and consumers on a statewide basis. Maintain database information keeping it accurate and current as well as tracking requests handled. Maintain information on the web as it pertains to the directory. Biannually publish a statewide directory of services to the deaf and hard of hearing for consumers and their families. Maintain agency library to provide deaf related materials to constituents. Oversee data entry and duties pertaining to the KCDHH Library. Represents the agency on boards, committees, and attends meeting directed by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov.

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application: 04/08/2012

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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PRINCIPAL
KENDALL DEMONSTRATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
WASHINGTON, DC

SALARY: $ 81,100 – $145,800

SUMMARY:

The Principal serves as the chief instructional leader of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy to grade 8. The KDES Principal focuses on high student achievement; building a positive school climate that supports the whole student; leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction; and building a high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve the school’s vision and goals. The principal collaborates with teachers, staff, parents, and the school community members to implement innovative educational programs and school systems that accelerate student achievement. The principal leads the school’s leadership team and directs all aspects of the instructional and support service programs provided to students enrolled at KDES and their families. The Principal is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and collaborates with other Clerc Center leaders in order to achieve the mandates for the Clerc Center contained in the Education of the Deaf Act (EDA). The Principal supervises and evaluates the Assistant Principal, the instructional coordinators, teachers, managers and the administrative support staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-- Master’s degree in education of the deaf, educational administration or related field.
-- Three years successful teaching experience with elementary or secondary age deaf or hard of hearing students
-- Three years’ successful experience in a school leadership position.
-- Applicant must possess Administrative certification or license at the time of hire or obtain within two years from date of hire.

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, resume, Gallaudet employment application to:

MAIL:
Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall 106
Washington, DC 20002

ELECTRONIC:
personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

FAX:
202-651-5344

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OPENING TEACHING POSITIONS AT
LAURENT CLERC NATIONAL DEAF EDUCATION CENTER IN WASHINGTON, DC
School Year 2012-2013

Science Teacher- MSSD English Teacher-MSSD
Math Teacher-MSSD Social Studies Teacher- MSSD
Elementary Teacher-KDES Art Teacher-KDES

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

SUMMARY:

Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

KDES Early Childhood Education - requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 - requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

TO APPLY:

Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University – KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 13th, 2012. New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 13th, 2012. The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2012.

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COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND

PRINCIPAL, School for the Deaf

Official job announcement may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment at http://csdb.org/. Applications requested by March 30, 2012 in anticipation that interviews will be conducted beginning in April; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB; salary commensurate with appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; position open until filled.

Please visit website and follow instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and upload the following to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and copy of current educator certification. Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-578-2114
Fax: 719-578-2239
E-mail: clutz@csdb.org

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HIRING DEAF SERVICES SUPPORT STAFF!

The Northeast Arc has openings for direct care staff fluent in ASL to provide direct support in our residential environments:

House Managers - Support individuals who are developmentally disabled to increase their independence. Assist with activities of daily living. Comprehensive vacation, holiday and health benefits.

Relief Managers - Provide direct support. Schedule own hours to assist full time staff. Per diem, non-benefited position.

Requirements:
• Comfortable with providing personal care and dealing with behavioral issues.
• Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.
• CPR, First Aid, MAPS are a plus.
• Valid Driver's License. Ability to lift 50 pounds.
• HS Diploma or GED.

Send resume to:
Joy Hasselbacher
Northeast Arc
64 Holten Street
Danvers, MA 01923
EMAIL: jhasselbacher@ne-arc.org
FAX: (978)762-4644

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We provide Outpatient Clinic services, Case Management, Partial Hospitalization, Residential Services and more. We are continuing to grow throughout the Southeast part of Pennsylvania expanding our mental health programs as well as intellectual disability services.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to be a part of our team. Check our website at www.PAHrtners.com to learn about our career opportunities and more! E.O.E.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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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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