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April 25, 2018
Vol. 14, No. 27

Editor: Tom Willard

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Los Angeles, CA
TV PRODUCER DENIES MURDER AND ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES IN DEAF SISTER'S DEATH, ATTORNEY SAYS
A television producer arrested last week in Baltimore on suspicion of killing her deaf sister and at least one dog in Studio City three years ago is not fighting extradition, according to a Los Angeles police detective and her attorney. Jill Blackstone is expected to be extradited to Los Angeles this week. Meanwhile, the suspect’s attorney said that they will be “denying the charges” and will vigorously defend against them. / The Mercury News

Raleigh, NC
PUBLIX EMPLOYEE WAS PUNCHED BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T HEAR A CUSTOMER. SHE'S DEAF.
Liberty Gratz is deaf and has vision loss. That hasn't stopped her from working at Publix. But on the afternoon of April 22, she had an interaction with a customer that will stay with her. Gratz was kneeling down to arrange items on a lower shelf when "All of a sudden, I felt some woman hit me in my back," she said. Gratz couldn't hear the woman asking where to find an item in the store, so the woman became violent. / The News & Observer

Omaha, NE
DEAF COUPLE SHOT AT IN ROAD RAGE INCIDENT
A frightening case of road rage that came within inches of turning deadly. The victims almost hit by bullets. A car traveling 100 miles an hour or more passed a couple in a car "and was braking to try and cause an accident,” said police. The victims, a husband and wife, are deaf but after catching up to the speeder the husband communicated his concern using his hands. “The passenger put the gun out of the window and fired off three shots at them,” said police. / WOWT

Aiken, SC
POLICE STILL HAVE NO LEADS, NO SUSPECTS A FULL DECADE AFTER TEACHER'S BRUTAL MURDER
As the years continue to tick by, Ann Fox Smith's older sister, Helen Morgan, wonders if investigators will ever be able to untangle the mystery behind the brutal murder of the middle school teacher. Wednesday marks the 10-year anniversary of possibly the most well-known unsolved murder case in Aiken County. Smith was found stabbed to death inside her home by her co-workers when she did not show up for work. She was a special education and hearing impaired teacher at Kennedy Middle School. / Aiken Standard

Camden, NJ
LAWSUITS SAY SOUTH JERSEY POLICE FAILED TO PROVIDE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS
A “profoundly deaf” city man has sued the Camden County Police Department, saying its failure to provide a sign-language interpreter led to his arrest and a jail stay. Albert Fields contends he was “ignored, humiliated and treated like a non-person” during an April 2016 incident that began when two neighborhood youths harassed him because of his disability. The lawsuit says police arrested Fields about an hour after the incident, accusing him of aggravated assault against one of the minors. / Courier Post

Charleston, SC
SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEK TRAINING TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH DEAF COMMUNITY
After a tree slammed onto his truck one stormy night in 2008, Terry Leysath called police, hoping to get documentation for his insurance company and then go along his way.  But what would instead play out between Leysath, who is deaf, and Columbia police would later draw scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice and eventually serve as a lesson for South Carolina law enforcement on improving communication with the deaf and hard of hearing. / The Post and Courier

Medford, OR
MEDFORD POLICE OFFERS DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING CARDS TO DISPLAY
Medford Police officers are looking to be proactive when it comes to their interactions with deaf or hard of hearing drivers. Starting Tuesday, anyone with a hearing limitation can stop by the Medford Police Department to pick up two wallet cards and a visor card to display on their vehicle. Deputy Chief Brett Johnson says it'll help prevent any misjudgment of a situation. / KTVL

Sioux City, SD
NEW SMOKE ALARMS HELP THE HEARING IMPAIRED REST EASY
One morning in early April, a hearing-impaired man removed his hearing aids and took a nap, apparently forgetting that he had food cooking on the stove. He remained asleep even as smoke alarms howled and neighbors called the fire department. Sioux City Fire Rescue quickly extinguished the burning food, and the man was uninjured and not displaced. Later that day, the fire department returned to his residence to install a set of special hearing-impaired smoke alarms. / Sioux City Journal

Baton Rouge, LA
MANY DEAF CHILDREN IN LOUISIANA HAVE NO LANGUAGE
Change may be coming to Deaf legislation in Louisiana. In March, House Bill 199 was proposed. This bill would create the Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) Task Force to develop a framework for assessing children who are Deaf or hard of hearing to determine their language skills and ensure they are ready for Kindergarten. The LEAD-K Task Force would be comprised of passionate people who want to make sure that Deaf children are not left behind. / LSU Now

Thousand Oaks, CA
CYCLIST PLANS CROSS-COUNTRY RIDE TO HELP HEARING IMPAIRED
Mark Goldstein was born with hearing loss, but it wasn’t diagnosed until he was 5, when his kindergarten teacher suggested he be tested. Now, at the age of 68, the Thousand Oaks man is riding his bicycle across the country to raise money for the only not-for-profit speech and hearing clinic in Los Angeles County, where more than 5,000 children and adults get free hearing and speech screenings each year. / Ventura County Star


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INTERNATIONAL
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Gaza City, Palestine
DEAF TEENAGER IS LATEST PALESTINIAN TO DIE OF WOUNDS SUSTAINED DURING GAZA PROTESTS
Two Palestinians, including a deaf teenager, succumbed to wounds sustained during the ongoing “Great March of Return” protests in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that 18-year-old Tahrir Mahmoud Wahba, who was deaf, died on Monday morning. The teenager was shot with live ammunition by Israeli forces during protests on Friday April 13. / Ma'an

China
CHINA'S ONLY SIGN LANGUAGE LAWYER ON MISSION TO DEFEND DEAF PEOPLE'S RIGHTS
Tang Shuai's social messaging app WeChat almost crashed recently after thousands of people sent him invitations hoping to befriend him. All these aspiring WeChat friends had one thing in common: they are deaf. After he was featured in a video calling him the only sign language lawyer in China, thousands of deaf people immediately sought him out for legal assistance. After working as a sign language interpreter in Chinese courts for six years, Tang, 34, passed China's judicial examination and became a lawyer in 2012. / Global Times

Regina, SK, Canada
DEAF ADVOCATE SAYS DETECTING EARLY HEARING LOSS IS CRUCIAL
Born profoundly deaf, Joanne Weber understands the frustrations of those who live in a silent world. “I did not pick up sign language until I was 25,” said Weber, a PhD candidate at the University of Regina who is specializing in deaf education.  But, she added, there were many supports in the 1960s and 70s “We had a very strong Hearing Aid Plan, we had good audiologists, there was a school for the deaf and a lot of post-secondary support at that time,” Weber said. “Now we’ve lost almost all of that.” / Regina Leader-Post

Whitehorse, YT, Canada
ASL INTERPRETER PROGRAM MAKES YUKON AN ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITY FOR DEAF CITIZENS
Clarence Barber grew up in Dawson City, Yukon, as one of the only deaf people. Barber is a member of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation, but didn't really learn much about his culture until he had access to an ASL interpreter through the Yukon government. Two years ago, Barber took an interpreter to Moosehide, an Indigenous cultural gathering held every two years in Dawson City. It was the first time he could speak directly to his elders and learn about his traditions. / CBC.ca

Estevan, SK, Canada
'FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS': DEAF LACROSS GOALIE HAS MESSAGE FOR YOUNG GIRLS
As a goaltender, Teanna Sieben knows a little pain just comes with the position. In fact, she embraces it. “When I get bruises, it just means I saved it,” Sieben said. “It brings excitement and I just love seeing the look on their face, of disappointment because I saved the shot.” You see, Sieben has never been one to shy away from a challenge. She’s faced them since day one. / Global News

London, England
THE TOUCHING SIGN THIS DEAF UBER DRIVER LEAVES IN HIS CAR
A deaf Uber driver in London has been praised for his sweet message to his passengers, which explains how he communicates with them. A sign displayed in Onur Kerey's car reads: "I'm deaf so if you need to tell me something, please text me or when we've stopped you can write it in the notepad to show me." He tells his passengers they can plug their phone into the AUX cable, and "if you have anything with a strong bass, I will enjoy it too." / Newshub

Hampshire, England
SCHOOL'S JOY AT OSCAR-WINNING FILM THE SILENT CHILD'S IMPACT ON DEAF AWARENESS
A Winchester school has praised the impact of an Oscar-winning film in raising awareness of deaf people. A spokesman for the Hearing Impaired Unit at The Henry Beaufort School said it was delighted to hear that The Silent Child received an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. The film is about a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl named Libby who lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication. / Hampshire Chronicle

Newcastle, England
CCTV IMAGE RELEASED AFTER DEAF MAN ASSAULTED
A deaf man was assaulted by a man begging for money in Newcastle’s West End. Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man pictured as they investigate the disability hate crime. The man asked for money but the 56-year-old victim explained he was deaf and could not understand what he was being asked. The man got frustrated and pushed the victim in the chest before leaving in a vehicle. / Chronicle Live

Australia
THE BLIND, DEAF PHOTOGRAPHER OPENING EXHIBITIONS AROUND THE WORLD WITH PHOTOS YOU CAN SEE WITH YOUR HANDS
Brenden Borellini can see every part of the photographs he takes, from the ridges of a mountain in Yosemite National Park to a wave splashing against a rock at his local beach. But he does not see them with his eyes. He sees them with his hands. The photographer was born deaf and with limited eyesight which soon developed into blindness. He communicates via finger spelling, as well as the deaflblind alphabet and a braille converter on his computer. / ABC Local

Australia
GROWING UP CODA: WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE THE ONLY PERSON IN YOUR FAMILY WHO CAN HEAR
Jodee Mundy was just five when she got lost in Kmart. Discovered by a friendly staffer, she was taken to the front desk and a call was put out over the loudspeaker. A few minutes passed but no-one showed up. Another call was made. Another no-show. Suddenly her exasperated mum Gillian was beside her, demanding to know where she had run off to. "I said: 'But the lady made an announcement on the microphone'. And my mum looked at me, and signed: 'I'm deaf. You know that!'" Jodee says. / ABC Online

Singapore
DEAF 'BIRD WHISPERER' FORMS RARE BOND WITH FEATHERED FRIEND
Deaf since childhood, Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin has developed a closer bond with the creatures under his care than any other keeper at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, where other staff refer to him simply as the "bird whisperer." Razali, who lost 80 percent of his hearing after falling ill as a baby, started working at the park over two decades ago, and has risen to the position of deputy head avian keeper. / Yahoo! News


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Storrs, CT
INCLUSIVE DESIGN FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING IN THE MEDIA
Universal design is the intentional fabrication of the environment to allow it to be accessed by all people. This is not specific to the deaf or hard of hearing; it also includes senior citizens and people with disabilities. Universal design has eight major goals: body fit, comfort, awareness, understanding, wellness, social integration, personalization and cultural appropriateness. Essentially, it means to build a world in which everyone is included. / The Daily Campus

Storrs, CT
ASL CLUB: OPENING UP DOORS TO COMMUNICATION
Despite the Deaf population standing at one million people in the U.S., the American Sign Language (ASL) department at Uconn is small. ASL club is a group of students committed to learning about Deaf culture and studying ASL. “ASL club is open to anyone, you don’t have to take ASL at all,” Olivia Stenger, Daily Campus photo editor and an eighth-semester English and speech, language and hearing sciences double-major, said. / The Daily Campus

Twin Falls, ID
CSI UNITED SIGNERS CLUB HOLDS DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING RUN AND WALK
The United Signers Club at the College of Southern Idaho hosted their annual Hearts Pounding Feet Stomping Hearts Flying 5K run/walk at the college campus on Saturday. The event drew the community from the Magic Valley and KMVT spoke to few participants from the deaf community through an interpreter about the event. “This run is so much fun. I really enjoyed being involved and seeing people socialize and get together support each other. It’s a great community,“ said participant Joshua Young. / KMVT

Green Bay, WI
DEAF DOG LEARNS SIGN LANGUAGE
Teaching a young dog new tricks. A deaf bully breed mix in Green Bay is in the process of learning sign language. Samson, the 11-month-old puppy, was born deaf and to make sure he can still communicate with humans, his foster family is teaching him sign language. Samson already knows basic commands such as sit and gets excited when told he's being good. / fox6now.com


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Chicago, IL
SCHOOL FOR HEARING IMPAIRED AIDED BY MIDWEST FURNITURE CLUB FOR 15TH STRAIGHT YEAR
Midwest Furniture Club recently announced that for the 15th straight year, the proceeds from the Club’s Golf outing and auction provided funds for a special school in the Chicago suburbs. Mark Dilling, the organizer of the annual event and a number of the Board of Directors from the Midwest Furniture Club, presented the school with a check for $7,650 to Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School recently. / Furniture World

Alfred, NY
GALLAUDET PRESIDENT TO DELIVER AU'S RILEY LECTURE
Roberta Cordano, the first female deaf president at Gallaudet University, will deliver the 23rd annual Riley Lecture in Women’s Studies on Thursday at Alfred University. Cordano’s lecture, titled “Creating a Sense of Belonging: Musings of a Deaf Woman College President,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The Riley Lecture is sponsored each year by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Alfred University. / The Evening Tribune

Rochester, NY
DEAF UNDERGRADS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AT RIT/NTID THIS SUMMER
For eight weeks this summer, Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf will be home to the first all-deaf cohort of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), bringing deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the country together to do research. / RIT/NTID News


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Los Angeles, CA
QUIET PLACES
The premise of A Quiet Place is that sign language helps a besieged family survive. The Shape of Water and Wonderstruck, too, were centrally about Deaf characters. Baby Driver also had a Deaf actor, and the short film The Silent Child featured a Deaf actress. Unlike films in which deafness is featured as an oddity, a lack, or a sign of difference, most of these new films point to deafness as a positive and useful thing. / The LA Review of Books

Kansas City, MO
NELSON-ATKINS LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO MAKE GALLERIES INCLUSIVE FOR DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING COMMUNITIES
Great art touches all the senses. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the place for great art and, now, they are doing even more to touch all the senses. It is called The Deaf Culture Project, designed to provide high-quality, accessible and inclusive programming for visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. This is one of the largest such outreach programs in the nation. / KSHB

Oklahoma City, OK
DEAF ACTRESS SANDRA MAE FRANK RETURNS TO OKC TO CO-STAR IN 'FUN HOME'
In the spotlight on Lyric Theatre’s Plaza Theatre stage, Sandra Mae Frank and Taylor Yancey are involved in an intense conversation. While technicians work to bring a screen behind them online, Frank and Yancey keep the dialogue going, chatting back and forth in ASL, with Yancey answering verbally and -- in character, nervously -- as the conversation gets more pointed and personal. “Hold, we’re good,” said Lyric’s Producing Artistic Director Michael Baron, adding the sign for “hold” for Frank’s benefit. / NewsOK.com

Los Angeles, CA
VERNE TROYER, MINI ME IN 'AUSTIN POWERS,' DEAD AT 49
Verne Troyer, best known for his role in the "Austin Powers" movies, died Saturday, his family said in a statement. He was 49. Actress Marlee Matlin was among those who paid tribute on Twitter, posting a picture of him and saying he worked with her to raise money for free hearing aids for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. "So sad to read of the passing of Verne Troyer," Matlin tweeted, saying Troyer had a "lovely smile with a caring and big heart." / CBS News


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Wilmington, MA
BORN DEAF, BRUCE AUDETTE COMPETES IN ELITE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Back on April 4th, Wilmington resident Bruce Audette received a birthday present that he will likely never forget. It was on that memorable day that Bruce turned 12 and along with his mother, Brooke Green, and father, Scott Audette, climbed into their vehicle and made the 16-hour trek from Wilmington to West Dundee, Ill. Once there, the youngster participated in a three-day hockey tournament staged at the Leafs Ice Center. This was no ordinary tournament but rather, the 14th annual USA Disabled Hockey Festival. / Woburn Daily Times

Newark, DE
DELAWARE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF STUDENT WINS REGIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP
Seth Wayland is just like many kids; he turned an interest into an athletic pursuit which has brought him regional recognition. Seth is also unlike many kids; he is legally deaf. The 12-year-old Newark resident took a step toward his dreams of being a national team gymnast by winning the Level 6 Division 2 title for District 7, a region that includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, in Lincroft, New Jersey earlier this month. / WDEL


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CSDB TEACHER OPPORTUNITIES

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) invites you to consider Teacher of the Deaf opportunities. Positions are responsible for providing standards-based instruction to K-12th grade students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing. Full-Time / academic year employment (195 days, August to June). Excellent Benefits. View job post & apply on-line: www.csdb.org/careers

Applications continuously accepted for future vacancies in all core content areas: Early Childhood Education (Birth – 2nd); Elementary Education (3rd – 8th); English / Language Arts; Social Studies; Science; Mathematics. Current known vacancies: Literacy Specialist / Coach (PreK – 12th Grade), TOD: Family-Centered Early Education (FCEE) Program; Birth to 2nd Grade, Mathematics (Secondary).

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NORTHEAST ARC IS HIRING!

Do you know ASL? We are looking for employees that want to make a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities, who are also deaf. Positions are available in Lynn, Salem, Swampscott and Beverly, MA. As an employee, you will provide direct care, using various communication skills including gestural, written and Signed English. 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 apply online at www.ne-arc.org.

Compensation: $12-12.50 for per diem shifts and $14-$14.50 for FT shifts.

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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.

Awake Overnight Direct Care Counselor: Remain awake, alert and responsive to the needs of the clients throughout the shift, assist clients with morning activities.
• Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent degree, fluency in ASL.

Clinical Program Manager: The Clinical Program Manager is responsible for the supervision and direction of a program, including providing clinical supervision and rehabilitative direction to a team of Direct Care Counselors and clients.
• Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field.

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.

MA Clinician:
The MA Clinician will provide crisis and respite support services to individuals in being supported by the Deaf Respite Program.
• Qualifications: Master’s Degree in related field and at least two years’ experience with target population (inpatient, outpatient, residential acceptable).

Outpatient Clinician:
Provide comprehensive outpatient counseling/therapy to children, adults and families in need of services.
• Qualifications: MSW or MA in related field and 1 year experience in outpatient setting.

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!

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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and outpatient services to deaf and hard of hearing children, adolescents, and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are deaf or hard of hearing!

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

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

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Full time, part time, on call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations. Minimum HS diploma required.

Blended Case Manager – Full time; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations. Minimum HS diploma with 12 credits in social sciences required.

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents
– Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum of one years’ related experience required.

Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
- Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum BA/BS in human services required.

Training Coordinator – Full Time. Glenside location. Travels to Pittsburgh as needed. Education requirements flexible and based on experience. Must be proficient in ASL.

Outpatient Therapist – Part Time. Glenside location. Must be eligible for LCSW or LPC in PA. Must have MSW or equivalent. Must be proficient in ASL.

Assistant Office Manager – Full Time. Glenside location. Minimum high school diploma with 5 years’ management experience.

Visit our Web page at http://www.pahrtners.com/careers/ to learn more about each position. 

Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Joel Skelton, Assistant Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: jskelton@pahrtners.com Fax: 215.392.6065

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Ohlone College

Temporary Full-Time Interpreter Preparation (IPP) Instructor/Coordinator

Position Description

Ideal Candidate Statement:


Ohlone College seeks to employ faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.

The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Position:

Under the general supervision of the Dean of Deaf Studies Division, the Long-Term Temporary IPP instructor's responsibilities include teaching college-level interpreter preparation courses, and the coordinator will coordinate the Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP ). The instructor may be expected to work in a classroom incorporating computer activities, as well as one with a traditional instructional format. Participation as a temporary full-time faculty member in department, division and campus-wide activities is required. The instructor may be required to have part of his/her teaching assignment in the evening and/or weekends and teach courses at the Fremont and/or Newark campuses, online via the eCampus and/or an off-campus location.

Desirable Qualifications:

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE :
1. Master’s degree in related field
2. Certification from at least one of the following organizations: ASLTA /RID /CIT .
3. Skilled in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning
4. Experience in working as a professional interpreter.
5. Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. blackboard, canvas, etc.)
6. Experience in working with culturally diverse student populations (teaching or other situations in a leadership role).
7. Excellent ASL and written communications skills.
8. Evidence of ability to work successfully in a team environment.
9. CDI with two years experience in teaching at the college level OR the equivalent are welcome to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
1. Teach assigned courses in the Interpreter Preparation Program.
2. Employ learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.
3. Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
4. Assist students with their assignments by holding required office hours and attend department/division meetings.
5. Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of learning styles.
6. Develop effective online course materials, and build online learning communities that meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 §55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.
7. Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning communities.
8. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
9. Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as well as assess student learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
10. Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
11. Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life activities.
12. Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
13. Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the UFO (faculty bargaining unit) Contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, and/or other designated locations.
14. Engage in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with area high schools, industry partners, and/or four-year institutions.
15. Work closely with the Dean for interviewing, evaluating, supporting, and mentoring part-time faculty.
16. Work closely with part-time faculty regarding book orders, SLOA , course reviews, program reviews, course scheduling, final exam scheduling and exit interviews.
17. Organize IPP screening day including follow-up letters to all applicants, making room reservations, contacting RID to arrange CEUs for raters, planning screening activities, developing materials for raters and candidates, selecting stimulus materials, inviting raters, organizing student and alumni panels, recruiting student volunteers, arranging for refreshments for the raters and candidates.
18. Provide advisement to potential students in person and through email and phone.
19. Respond to requests for information on interpreting.
20. Work closely with the local interpreter agencies.
21. Represent Ohlone at the federally funded National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC ).
22. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Interpreting, ASL , Linguistics, or related field from an accredited institution AND two years experience in teaching at the college level OR the equivalent.

AND

Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Starting Salary Range:

$63,053 - $96,488 per year

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number:

Number of Vacancies:
1

Desired Start Date:

Position End Date (if temporary):

Close Date:
5/3/2018

Open Until Filled:
No

Equivalency:

If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or your packet will not be considered. The equivalency form could be found on our website at:
http://www.ohlone.edu/org/hr/jobs/docs/equivalencyform-forfacultycandidatestocomplete.pdf

Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

FOREIGN DEGREES: If you have a degree from a college or university outside the United States you must have your coursework evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/). A copy (original will be required at the time of hire) of the professional evaluation letter must be submitted with the application packet

Benefits Statement:

Ohlone College is proud to rank top 3 in salary and benefits, for full time faculty, amongst the Bay 10 Community College in the Bay Area. The district participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental, Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP ), and Life insurance through UNUM .

Medical: Enrollment in medical coverage through the district is optional. For those faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the district currently provides an allowance of $1,200 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits premium.

Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for you and your family for dental and vision, and for the employee only premium for life insurance. Enrollment in Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.

Long-term Disability (LTD ) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP ): The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term disability for you and EAP for you and your family.

Other employee paid benefits (optional): voluntary additional life insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(B) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b) Roth IRA plan.

Retirement: Membership in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS ) or the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS ). Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA .

Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply.

Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the district you will be eligible for sabbatical leave. You will receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year.

Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their qualified dependents receive enrollment fee waiver for courses taken at Ohlone College.

Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO ) and are required to pay union dues.

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:

Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:

A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historic Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement:

The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1200009

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