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May 4, 2016
Vol. 12, No. 28

Editor: Tom Willard

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Lincoln, NE
ADVOCATES HOLD 'DEAF PROTEST' AT STATE CAPITOL
Dozens of people rallied in front of the state Capitol on Wednesday to send a loud message to stop discrimination toward deaf people. Members of the Deaf Grassroots Movement said hearing impaired are treated unfairly in the classroom, the workplace and in public buildings. There has been no school for the deaf in Nebraska, since it closed nearly 20 years ago and advocates said many students don't have the proper services and support in their schools. [Ed. Note: Similar articles on the DGM rallies have been published in several other states.] / KETV

Cincinnati, OH
HEARING-IMPAIRED MAN'S FAMILY DEMANDS AN APOLOGY FROM 50 CENT
The family of a man 50 Cent accused of drug taking have demanded an apology from the rapper. The Hip-Hop star posted a video on Instagram of 19-year-old airport janitor Andrew Farrell pushing a cart of cleaning supplies through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. After the airport employee failed to respond to Jackson, the 40-year-old rapper accused him of being on drugs. However after the video went viral, Andrew’s step-father Ken Kramer told the Cincinnati Enquirer the teen suffered from social anxiety disorder and hearing impairment. / Allhiphop

Miami, FL
DEAF INMATES SUE MIAMI-DADE CORRECTIONS FOR LACK OF INTERPRETERS
At his bond hearing on burglary-related charges, Joshua Santuche's mother stepped in with what she called survival sign language to allow her deaf son to understand the court proceedings. Without her help, attorneys said the 21-year-old Santuche would have been lost. Santuche is one of about 50 deaf people incarcerated in Miami-Dade prisons each year, and a new lawsuit filed Thursday alleges Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation systematically violates their rights by failing to provide interpreters. / Daily Business Review

Woonsocket, RI
ACLU SUES WOONSOCKET POLICE FOR UNLAWFUL ARREST OF DEAF PERSON
The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the R.I. Disability Law Center have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a profoundly deaf person who was arrested and detained overnight in jail by Woonsocket police for allegedly making an obscene gesture. The groups say the man was never provided an interpreter to allow him to communicate with the police during his detention, and they say the case raises important issues regarding municipal agency obligations to accommodate residents who are deaf or hard of hearing. / The Valley Breeze

Columbia, SC
BETTER ACCESS FOR HEARING IMPAIRED IN SOUTH CAROLINA
The Columbia, S.C., police department agreed Tuesday to take steps to improve its interactions with the hearing-impaired, both on local roads and at a precinct. The agreement comes on the heels of a Justice Department investigation that found the police department in South Carolina's largest city was not providing services required under the Americans with Disabilities Act that would enable effective communication with the deaf or heard of hearing. / Courthouse News

Providence, RI
EXTRA HELP FOR THE DEAF IS AIM OF RHODE ISLAND BILLS
Bills pending before the General Assembly would address everything from how the deaf and hard-of-hearing order at a restaurant to how they watch films. Rep. Arthur Handy, D-Cranston, has sponsored a bill requiring movie theaters to provide open captioning during at least two showings per week of each film. Another bill by Rep. Robert Nardolillo, R-Coventry, would require any restaurant selling food or drink at a drive-through to install equipment to assist the deaf and hard-of-hearing at the ordering stations. / Providence Journal

Council Bluffs, IA
SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PINES FOR BETTER WARNING SYSTEM
Everyone recalls being in school and practicing for an emergency — lining hallways in the case of a tornado or exiting through the nearest doors in the case of a fire. And the Board of Regents-run Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs is no different — it also regularly drills students on how to respond in a variety of scenarios, including fire, extreme weather, and active shooters on campus. But what does make the School for the Deaf unique is many of its 100-plus students can’t hear specific instructions broadcast over an intercom system. / The Gazette

Germantown, PA
PA. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF CELEBRATES CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Expect Northwest Philadelphia to become home to cherry blossom season. On the heels of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf’s Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia earlier this spring, the school will soon be embarking on a beautification project that will transform the landscape of the Germantown area. Though all details were not available by press time, administrators at the school are excited about the follow-up to the event that took place at 100 W. School House Land April 13. / Montgomery Newspapers

Washington, DC
ROCKVILLE H.S. WINS NATIONAL ACADEMIC BOWL AT GALLAUDET
Rockville High School from Rockville, Md., won the National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students championship, hosted by Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. April 23-26. Gallaudet University established the Academic Bowl for deaf and hard of hearing high school students in 1996. The competition consists of a question and answer game of general knowledge and quick recall. / Gallaudet University

Gooding, ID
SOARING HIGH: DEAF, BLIND STUDENTS TAKE PLANE RIDES AROUND GOODING
Nicole Hill, 16 and blind, was among dozens of students from the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind who took plane rides Tuesday at the Gooding Municipal Airport. It was part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s nationwide Young Eagles program. It’s the ninth year ISDB has participated. “Every year, we have some new students,” ISDB education director Gretchen Spooner said. “It’s really fun to watch them have the opportunity to fly in a small private plane.” / Times-News

Guymon, OK
POLICE LOOKING FOR DEAF TEENAGE RUNAWAY
Guymon police are looking for a deaf teenager who they believe is heading toward Amarillo, Texas. Brandon Lopez, 17, was last seen in Guymon Monday night, according to the city's police department. Lopez is deaf and communicates through sign language and written messages. Police also said Lopez could be in a stolen white 2013 F-250 Crew cab pickup truck. / KFDA


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Mumbai, India
HEARING-IMPAIRED CALL STRIKE
About 250 people sat on a hunger strike outside Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped on Monday until the institute's director Ashok Sinha agreed to hear certain complaints they had. The hearing-impaired people claimed that a letter they had written to Sinha on February 17 had elicited no response, which is why they had called the strike. In it, they had listed their grievances; the most important of these being that the institution hardly ever relayed information in sign language. / DNA

Daraa, Syria
FOR ONE MOTHER, NEW CENTER FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED CHILDREN 'BEST NEWS IN 5 YEARS'
In one corner of rebel-held southeast Daraa, a husband, formerly a teacher of deaf children and his wife, a graduate of a social-services institute, last week opened the first treatment center for children along with hearing and speech impairments. “The center is in need of everything, even chairs and tables,” Ahmad al-Homsi, founder of the Center for Special Education tells Syria Direct from Maraba, a town 30km southeast of Daraa city. / Syria Direct

Brantford, ON, Canada
HWY 403 STRETCH TO BECOME ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL PARKWAY
Government officials and other local leaders will be at the Bell Homestead on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a ceremony to dedicate a stretch of Highway 403 from Woodstock to Burlington as the Alexander Graham Bell Parkway. “This world renowned man changed the world. How could we not highlight this man throughout our communities?” said Brant MPP Dave Levac. / Brantford Expositor

Vancouver, BC, Canada
WHY BEING DEAF AND BEING QUEER ARE 'VERY SIMILAR'
“I always say there’s more hearing people than white people, more hearing people than males — more hearing people than any other majority group in the world,” Landon Krentz says. Krentz is a deaf-queer artist living in Vancouver. His latest self-portrait aims to bring awareness to the challenges of being deaf in a hearing world, and to compare the experience to being queer in a predominantly straight world. It also challenges the idea that hearing exists on a strict binary of absolutes. It’s more of a fluid spectrum, he says, like gender and sexuality. / Daily Xtra

Lancashire, England
VIDEO: DEAF YOUNGSTER WOWS JUDGES WITH SIGN LANGUAGE VERSION OF CYNDI LAUPER'S TRUE COLORS
A 9-year-old girl who is profoundly deaf wowed judges with a song she performed using sign language. Madison Kennedy has been invited to showcase her talent after impressing leading arts industry professionals by signing Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors. She will now take part in training and mentoring sessions ahead of her performance in a national competition, Raising the Bar, at a Birmingham theatre. / Lancashire Telegraph

Birmingham, England
INSPIRATIONAL GIRLS SET TO PROVE DEAFNESS IS NO BARRIER TO PERFORMING ON STAGE
Three aspiring dancers from the North East are proving deafness is no barrier as have been selected to take part in a live musical stage performance. Inspirational Nikki James Beaston, Evelyn Mary Bratton and Alexandria Murray have been selected by the National Deaf Children’s Society for showcasing exceptional talent. Eight-year-old Alexandria, 13-year-old Nikki and 12-year-old Evelyn have been invited to attend a mentoring weekend in June to work on a showcase with acclaimed deaf choreographer, Mark Smith. / ChronicleLive

London, England
LETTER: A MACHINE TO LIP-READ? BEST OF LUCK WITH THAT
According to your report, there will be a machine that lip-reads (Read my lips? One day soon, a machine could do it, 25 April). The myth that lip-reading solves deaf people ’s problems and makes us into hearing people simply will not go away, since our culture keeps the hidden disability of deafness right where it is. Lip-reading is not an exact science, but is mostly sheer guesswork, based on working out from the conversation’s context, facial expression, body language and visemes, or shapes that can be seen on the lips. / The Guardian

Bristol, England
DEAF WOMAN VIOLENTLY ASSAULTED BY BEER-BELLIED MAN AND HIS DOG
A deaf woman was violently assaulted by a man and his dog while out walking in a Bristol park. The woman was taking her own dog for a walk with her husband, who is also deaf, when a man stepped out from behind a tree with a black-colored dog. They could not hear the man's approach, so they were shocked at his appearance. The dog then began to attack the woman and her dog, before the suspect used a plastic dog thrower to hit the woman over the head and across her shoulders and hands a number of times. / Bristol Post

Melbourne, Australia
DEAF CAN DANCE: THE DELTA PROJECT COMBINES HEARING AND NON-HEARING DANCERS
"But how can deaf people dance?" It's a question often asked of the non-hearing members of Melbourne dance troupe The Delta Project, and one that frankly, they're getting a little sick of answering. Dancer Elvin Lam, who has been profoundly deaf since birth, understands why people might struggle with the concept. "But dancing isn't just about the music, it's about the studying of movement," he says. / WA today

New Zealand
VIDEO: MEET THE CHEF WHO'S NEVER YELLED -- 'CAUSE HE'S DEAF
Kristofer Jonsson’s hearing impairment is no barrier for the chief, who manages his kitchen with absolute… / TVNZ

Mexico
EMPOWERING THE MEXICAN DEAF COMMUNITY
Jorge Santiago Jacinto, being profoundly deaf, is a member of the Mexican deaf community, which according to recent census data, includes close to 600,000 individuals. He is also the founder of SEVIDA, an initiative contributing to the education and social inclusion of people with hearing impairments. / In The Field

Kingston, Jamaica
CAROL WILLIAMS AND HER LOVE FOR THE DEAF
With her infectious smile and bubbly personality, Carol Williams could have easily fitted well within many organizations but her passion for working with the deaf led her to the place she felt she needed most to be — in the classroom. Currently the social studies and home economics teacher at Lister Mair Gilby High School for the Deaf in Papine, St Andrew, Williams stated that her love for working with hearing-impaired people started years ago. “Well, I have been involved in church work for many years," she stated. / Jamaica Observer

Kingston, Jamaica
DEAF CAN COFFEE BREWS UP A STORM
Two young men are leading the way in the Jamaican coffee business by inspiring customers with each sip. They serve a variety of coffee drinks, ranging from espresso to lattes, frappuccino and cappuccino, inside a swanky, new coffee shop at the Caribbean Christian Centre of the Deaf. True to its ethos, the entire shop was constructed by deaf professionals, from carpenter to tiler, as well as graphic and website designer. "We want everybody who comes in here to see that the 'deaf can'," said Jackson. / Jamaica Gleaner


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Grand Rapids, MI
DEAF REBEL AGAINST 135-YEAR-OLD EDUCATION STANDARDS
Educators and advocates have said Nyle DiMarco should work on his ability to overcome his hearing impairment rather than depend on sign language. But the majority of the deaf community see DiMarco as a role model because he isn’t afraid to show his deafness. Unbeknownst to much of the hearing world, the deaf community is split on how to approach a quiet world, and at the center of this 135-year-old war is DiMarco and the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. / Mission Network News

Dothan, AL
DEAF LEARN GOD'S WORD THROUGH CHURCH MINISTRY
Jerry Pearson recently taught about the importance of forgiving others, and people acting as peacemakers in society. Pearson taught the message through the use of ASL at the deaf church ministry held at Bethel Baptist Church in southeast Dothan. Pearson asked the nearly two dozen people in attendance what it means to be a peacemaker as he signed the words to Matthew 5:9 from the Bible: blessed are the peacemakers. / Dothan Eagle

Internet
DURACELL HELPS A NEW GRANDFATHER HEAR AGAIN IN TOUCHING COMMERCIAL
With a product as universal as batteries, Duracell has a lot of scope when it comes to advertising — anything powered by its products is fair game. That ubiquity gives the brand license to take on causes it thinks are particularly meaningful without seeming overly exploitative. In its latest campaign, the Berkshire Hathaway-owned battery maker is focusing on untreated hearing loss, an affliction that affects about 48 million Americans, more than 80% of whom over the age of 65 do not seek treatment. / Mashable

St. Augustine, FL
STUDENTS LEARN READING IS FUN
In March, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind hosted its annual Reading is Fun program in the Deaf Department. David Snow, librarian and media specialist in the Lindheimer Media Center (Deaf Department library) coordinated the program. Snow carefully organized hundreds of books to give away free to campus students as part of the Reading is Fun program. / The St. Augustine Record

Internet
HALF OF THE WORLD'S FARMED FISH 'GOING DEAF' FROM EAR DEFORMITIES
Half of globally farmed fish suffer from hearing loss due to deformities in their ears. A study found deformities are 10 times more likely in farmed fish than wild ones, suggesting fish farming is causing harmful changes to the fish. Previous studies have found differences in wild and captive fish ears. "The deformity occurs when the typical structure of calcium carbonate in the fish earbone is replaced with a different crystal form," said Tormey Reimer, lead author of the research. / International Business Times


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Silver Spring, MD
TDI WELCOMES NEWEST ADDITIONS TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
It is our great pleasure to welcome the newest TDI Board members of which there are four. Two were elected by the TDI members last year before the 2015 TDI Conference and their terms started at the conclusion of the conference. Cassandra Boryslawskyj is the Northeastern representative and resides in CT. She has extensive experience in working with nonprofits and technology. Jan Withers is the Southeastern representative and is experienced in telecommunications and access. The two members at large are Matt Myrick and Jarvis Grindstaff. / TDI

St. Louis, MO
FONTBONNE AWARDED $1.25 MILLION GRANT FOR DEAF EDUCATION PROGRAM
Fontbonne University has received a $1.25 million grant to fund student tuition for a unique deaf education graduate program. The Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announced recently that the five-year grant was awarded to support Fontbonne’s Master of Arts in Deaf Education collaborative program serving students in the northeast United States. / Fontbonne University

Beaumont, TX
DEAF STUDIES AND DEAF EDUCATION AWARDED $1.25 MILLION
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs has awarded a $1.25 million grant to the Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University. The focus of the grant is to prepare teachers for deaf and hard of hearing students in kindergarten through 12th grade who have additional disabilities. During the five-year project, students will receive full funding to complete their masters’ in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at LU. / Lamar University


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Los Angeles, CA
DWTS: DEAF MODEL NYLE DIMARCO NOT ARROGANT OR COCKY
"This week has been kind of a rough week for us," DiMarco tells PEOPLE of working with Peta Murgatroyd after last Monday's live show. In the package before their dance last week, DiMarco was shown calling himself a "front-runner" and commenting that he didn't see any of his fellow stars as competition. That hit the model hard. "It showed me as kind of being arrogant and cocky, and that's not who I am," says DiMarco, 26. / People.com

See Also NYLE DIMARCO TO BRING GALLAUDET PRESIDENT AND ASL INTERPRETER TO WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER / The Washington Post

Los Angeles, CA
'SPRING AWAKENING' AND DEAF WEST'S UNLIKELY ROAD TO THREE TONY NOMINATIONS
From its humble start in a small theater space in downtown Los Angeles to its three Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, Deaf West's production of "Spring Awakening" qualifies as this Broadway season's little theater production that could. The innovative staging, which combines sign-language and spoken delivery, didn't have New York on its radar when it opened in Los Angeles in 2014. The plan was "just to make it a local production and to just get it through the run," said Michael Arden, who staged the musical and received a Tony nomination for his direction. / Los Angeles Times

Hollywood, CA
DIRECTOR TODD HAYNES BREAKS NEW GROUND IN CASTING FOR HIS NEXT FILM
With his next film Wonderstruck, Todd Haynes will send a very clear message to the player-haters who wished his films were a little more chatty: he doesn’t give a flying fig. His adaptation of Brian Selznick’s 2011 novel will play out in two parts, one focusing on a boy named Ben in 1977 Minnesota and the other featuring Rose, a deaf girl growing up in 1927 New Jersey. Rose’s half of the film will be entirely silent, in an homage to filmmaking’s nascency as well as a formal reproduction of her deafness. / Vanity Fair

New York, NY
SCENES FROM A PUNK ROCK AND STORYTELLING SHOW, FOR DEAF PEOPLE
At its best, punk rock relies on an admixture of velocity, attitude and volume — which is exactly what made last night’s Deaf Club event a smash success. The show, held at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens, a former door factory turned interdisciplinary arts space, was curated by the Los Angeles-based artist Alison O’Daniel who, herself, is hard of hearing. The event was a live extension of O’Daniel’s “The Tuba Thieves," a film that explores the events surrounding an unlikely series of tuba thefts in Los Angeles schools. / The New York Times

Houston, TX
WHY MUSICALS FOR THE DEAF ARE NOT A CONTRADICTION
Recently, Theatre Under the Stars gave a performance of the musical Oliver!. But on this night at the Hobby Center, there aren’t just actors onstage. On the floor to the right, in the dimly-lit performance hall, there’s another spotlight on two people dressed in black and gray, acting out the scenes in ASL. A musical for people who can’t hear? It may seem contradictory at first. / Houston Public Media

Internet
VIDEO: A STELLAR DOCUMENTARY SHORT ABOUT DANCING WHILE DEAF
Chris Fonseca explains the important role dancing has played in his life, even though he can't hear the music. / Digg


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St. Joseph, MO
U.S. DEAF NATIONAL TEAM PREPARES FOR WORLD CUP
The U.S. Deaf Women's National Team is wrapping up their spring camp ahead of this summer's World Cup, and one player feels completely at home. "I finished up my senior season this past year, and I haven't stepped foot on this field since," said Western senior Sydney Andrews. "To be able to do that with my deaf team, my United States team, it's kind of surreal. It's nice to see the two blend." The Griffons scrimmaged the National Team on Wednesday in an effort to help fund the team's trip. / KQTV


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Superintendent -- Tennessee School for the Deaf

There is a vacancy for a Superintendent position at The Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) along with its sister school, West Tennessee School for the Deaf. To obtain more information, please see: www.tsdeaf.org.

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI) - Silver Spring, MD

PRODUCT MANAGER,
SPEECH-TO-TEXT CAPTIONING/CAPTION CORRECTION PROJECT


TDI is seeking a talented and versatile Product Manager to lead the development of a Speech-to-Text Captioning/Caption Correction product. The ideal candidate will have a strong, clear commitment to meeting the purpose, goals, and timelines. The product seeks to create scalable access to low-cost, accurate captions for live events by combining speech-to-text technology with real-time caption corrections made by designated peers. These services will allow event participants (who have permission), to make corrections to captions in real-time during events. Everyone viewing the captions, will see the corrected captions instantly. This technology enables the provision of highly accurate, low-cost, captioning services wherever the use of professional captioning services are not logistically, technically, or financially feasible. The web-based service will be accessible using Internet-connected devices running a variety of operating systems.

Here’s a link to the job description: https://tdiforaccess.org/job/product-manager/

Join the national team at TDI!

For more information, please contact Claude Stout at cstout@tdiforaccess.org.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Supervisor, NTID Learning Center

Requisition Number 2376BR
Position Title Supervisor, NTID Learning Center
College/Division National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Organization NTID Learning Consortium
Wage Band 117A
Employment Category Fulltime
Department/College Description

This is a two-year 10-month temporary position.

Department/College Description: This position is at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) within the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). RIT/NTID is an internationally recognized leader in preparing deaf and hard-of-hearing students for successful careers in professional and technical fields.

NTID is one of the nine colleges at RIT. NTID’s primary mission is to provide the more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students with outstanding state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs that prepare them to live and work in the mainstream of a rapidly changing global community and enhance their lifelong learning.

This position is specifically within the NTID Learning Center (NLC, https://www.ntid.rit.edu/nlc). The NLC supports a general computer area, tutoring in a variety of curricular areas, video resource and production areas, and individual/group study areas. The NLC is open during the academic year (August – May). The NLC Supervisor works 44 out of 52 weeks/year.

Detailed Job Description
The NLC Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the NLC general area which supports the academic success of NTID-supported students by offering computing and academic resources, tutoring services, and teacher-provided classroom materials. The NLC Supervisor manages the NLC student employees and maintains NLC systems and procedures to ensure the provision of quality services to users. The NLC Supervisor ensures a deaf-friendly and accessible environment in order to provide support to all members of the RIT Community.

Responsibilities Include
•Developing, implementing, supporting and maintaining academic support services provided by the NLC, i.e., the NLC Loan program and Video Production room scheduling;
•Maintaining the NLC technical infrastructure and procedures;
•Tracking user data for the purpose of reporting and decision-making;
•Providing consultation to NLC management regarding equipment purchases and NLC operations;
•Coordinating with NTID’s Technical and Information Services (TIS) in the selection and/or upgrading of computer equipment and applications;
•Overseeing 15 – 20 NLC student employees. This includes interviewing, hiring, training, supervising and performing evaluations;
•Maintaining NLC publication materials in various media formats ;
•Assisting the NLC Online Program Operations Coordinator on an as-needed basis ;
•Providing support to other areas in the college, as needed.

Required Minimum Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computing, Business, or Teaching fields required.
•Student-centered, “customer service” management style required.
•Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) required.
•Knowledge regarding implications of deafness on the learning/teaching process preferred.
•2 – 4 years’ experience managing within a centralized facility required; within an academic support services/lab preferred.
•1 – 3 years’ experience supervising employees/student employees required.

Required Minimum Education Level

Bachelors or Equivalent Experience

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

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

http://apptrkr.com/786582

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.

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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.

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.

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.

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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The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) invites you to consider our employment opportunities for the 2016-2017 school year:

School Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
American Sign Language (ASL) Distance Learning Instructor (Consultant)
Teacher of the Deaf: Transition Teacher; Elementary Education; Secondary - English/Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/classified-3/ where official job announcements may be found in their entirety, including major duties/responsibilities and qualification requirements. Excellent benefits.

Contact Information: Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind / Website: www.csdb.org
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903;
E-mail: HumanResources@csdb.org; (719) 578-2115 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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The Northeast Arc, an established Human Service agency recognized for its creative approach and state of the art services for persons with disabilities is seeking candidates for the position of Residential House Director. Ideal candidates will have fluency in ASL and deep understanding of deaf culture. The Residential House Director will be overseeing a five person home for adults with Intellectual Disabilities and are deaf.

Job Responsibilities:
Excellent managerial skills as the director will be overseeing direct support professionals, relief staff and other support professionals.
Be a creative person with strong organizational skills that can assist individuals in achieving their personal goals.
Provide supportive assistance in a caring environment focusing on maintaining health and along with community and social networks.
Experience with working with families, DDS and other outside agencies is also required.

Requirements:
BA/BS in a related field.
At least 2 years supervisory experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as fluency in American Sign Language.
Strong commitment to providing excellent quality of care.
Strongly prefer someone with First Aid, CPR and MAPS but willing to train

Benefits:
Excellent health and dental benefits offered as well as a 403b, tuition reimbursement, career development/ seminars, short term disability, life insurance, generous time off and competitive pay!!!

For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and your resume.

Visit us at www.ne-arc.org
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The Northeast Arc is one of the oldest and most innovative agencies in the state serving children and adults with disabilities.

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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH, PHILADELPHIA, 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.

Case Managers for Residential or Community Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full time; Glenside location. Minimum HS diploma with 12 credits in social sciences required.

Residential Program Director – Full time; Glenside location. Minimum AA degree OR 60 college credits with 4 years’ work experience with individuals with behavioral health needs and/or ID 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.

Educational / Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Philadelphia location. Minimum AA with minimum 3 years’ experience required.

Staff Nurse – Full time; Glenside location. Minimum BSN/RN required.

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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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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