May 11, 2016
Vol. 12, No. 29
Editor: Tom Willard
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DEAF WIFE, HUSBAND FOUND DEAD IN HOME, CAR HAD BEEN LEFT RUNNING
Police found a woman and her husband dead inside their home on Thursday afternoon. Both were deaf, said Cincinnati police Lt. Steve Saunders, and they had been dead for almost two weeks. Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed them, he said. Family members found the couple — identified later as Wayne Flammer, 82, and Joan G. Flammer, 69 — inside their home, but their vehicle had been running in the garage. Police believe the fumes from the car seeped into the house. / Cincinnati Enquirer
See Also DEAF COUPLE INSPIRED FELLOW CHURCH MEMBERS / WCPO
EMOTIONAL REUNION: MILITARY DAD SURPRISES DAUGHTER AT SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
One family had a good cry on Wednesday when a soldier surprised his teenage daughter after six months of being deployed. Tech Sgt. David Opperman caught 13-year-old Amber off-guard when showed up at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in the midst of their Skype session. "She's basically saying [in the video], 'I can't believe you're here. I missed you so much,'" mom Yvet Opperman said, translating her daughter's sign language. "Me, I was teary eyed. I almost couldn't control myself. It was an emotional day, overall." / ABC News
Little Rock, AR
DEF LEPPARD AGREES TO MEET ARKANSAS' DEAF LEOPARDS AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK SHOW
Def Leppard will meet the Deaf Leopards on Wednesday, marking the end of a successful petition for the British rock band to show support for the Arkansas School for the Deaf. Cary Tyson, who started the petition two months ago, said the meeting comes with a slight change of plans. Originally, the petition sought to have the band visit the school for a photo in front of a scoreboard featuring the Leopards' mascot. “While their schedule doesn’t get them in town in time to get to the school, they’ve agreed to take a picture with the students [and] a large replica of the scoreboard at Verizon Arena,” Tyson said. / Arkansas Online
BARISTA GOES EXTRA MILE FOR DEAF CUSTOMER
For a deaf person like Ibby Piracha, getting the drink you want at Starbucks cand be a tall order. But Ibby says not here, thanks to a barista who recently did something truly grande. "I see that she gets a piece of paper out, and I thought maybe she had a question for me or something, but it really wasn't a question at all," Ibby said. He immediately posted a picture of the note, which read, "I've been learning ASL, American Sign Language, just so you can have the same experience as everyone else." / WTSP
COMMUNICATOR ENSURES FATHER'S VOICE IS HEARD
Meghan and Craig Stalker prepared like many other parents-to-be for the arrival of their child. They picked a hospital, set up the nursery, took birthing classes. But unlike most parents, they had one more detail to consider — a detail that in the past had caused them anxiety and frustration. The Stalkers worked closely with UCHealth Interpreter Services to ensure the birth of their second child would be everything they had hoped.Craig is deaf, and he needed the services of an interpreter during the delivery. / Coloradoan
COMMUTER OF YEAR TAKES BUS EVERYWHERE
Penelope Miller has taken a bus ride to fame. Since 2008, the Frederick resident has faithfully used mass transit, and her ridership now has won her Commuter of the Year recognition for 2016 from TransIT Services of Frederick County. Miller, an administrative assistant at the Maryland School for the Deaf, regularly takes a TransIT bus to get to and from her job. Deaf herself, she wrote in an email that she supports using the bus for environmental reasons and out of necessity. She does not own a car. / The Frederick News-Post
'SIGN AND DINE' PROMOTES INCLUSION OF DEAF COMMUNITY
The Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project (CUDAP) hosted the first “Sign and Dine” event April 22 to foster discussion and awareness for the deaf community. Those attending described the event, which featured performances by CUDAP’s Sign Choir and other student groups, in addition to discussions or the issues impacting the deaf community – as “eye opening” and “memorable.” Dinner guests were encouraged to sign their orders to encourage them to try their hands at ASL. / Cornell Chronicle
South Burlington, VT
MISSING THE SIGNS: VERMONT'S DEAF BHUTANESE ARE ISOLATED AND UNDERSERVED
A group of six women toiled silently in the kitchen at Howard Center's Resource Center in South Burlington. The aroma of chicken curry lured more than one Howard Center staffer into the crowded room to offer words of encouragement. "Smells good," one remarked. But the women barely acknowledged the interruptions — not out of rudeness, but because they hadn't noticed them. Two-thirds were either deaf or hard of hearing, a special population within Vermont's Bhutanese community, which numbers approximately 2,000. / Seven Days
SIMULATED MIN-CITIES HELP DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING CHILDREN
Picture this: A family seated around the dinner table, eating and talking finances. Not exactly a popular or riveting subject to start with, said Tim Anderson, finance manager for Junior Achievement Washington. But one made all the more challenging when a child is deaf. Enter the Deaf 2 Deaf Experience. For two days last week, deaf and hard-of-hearing students throughout the state met with professionals at Junior Achievement World in Auburn who deal with those impairments. / Covington-Maple Valley Reporter
BOBBIE BETH SCOGGINS SELECTED AS 2016 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Bobbie Beth Scoggins will be the honorary degree recipient and speaker for the 2016 Commencement at Gallaudet University. Scoggins will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters. Scoggins has distinguished herself as an advocate, an athlete, a scholar and educator, and a performing artist. Scoggins is a humanitarian and a leader who works tirelessly on behalf of the national deaf community. / Gallaudet University
Spring Mills, WV
TOWN-HALL MEETING SET FOR FRIDAY
Mary Ann Jividen and Kaye Peacock, both 68, of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Christina Vorreyer-Davis, 38, of Hedgesville, W.Va., are asking deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing residents to attend a special town-hall meeting later this week on what it’s like to live in an area without community support for those who have hearing impairments. “People become isolated,” Jividen said. The meeting will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Spring Mills High School auditorium. / Herald Mail
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HARROW MAN PRAISES 'CORONATION STREET' FOR PORTRAYAL OF DEAF PEOPLE
Coronation Street has been praised for its portrayal of deaf people by the president of Harrow United Deaf Club, as he visited the set of the soap. Asif Iqbal MBE met the cast of the program on Tuesday (May 3) and even taught British Sign Language (BSL) to actress Jane Danson. He was invited by the makers of the ITV show, which is due to feature a deaf character on Friday (May 6), to watch rehearsals during Deaf Awareness Week. / Get West London
DEAF STUDENTS ENCOURAGE US TO LEARN FINGER SPELLING
More than 11 million people in the UK have some form of hearing loss and with it being Deaf Awareness week what better time for more of us to try and learn some basic sign language. Well that's exactly what some students in Exeter have been out and about encouraging more of us to do. Approaching a complete stranger on the street would be daunting enough for most us - but these young people are really putting themselves out there - most here are profoundly deaf - but that's not stopping them on their mission to get more of us learning sign. / ITV News
County Donegal, Ireland
WOMAN TERRIFIED AFTER SHE WAS STALKED BY DEAF MAN WHO STOOD NAKED IN HIS FRONT ROOM
A doctor’s wife was terrified of a man who admitted stalking her, a court was told today. Inspector Dennis Joyce told Dungloe District Court that Eimear McEniff was living an “ongoing nightmare.” Eimear McEniff at one stage saw stalker John McGrotty standing naked in his front room as she had to pass his house going to and from her own. The court was told the McEniff family baby-sitter also saw him naked in his front room. A sign-language interpreter relayed the court proceedings to 65-year-old McGrotty who is profoundly deaf. / Irish Mirror
DEAF MAN GETS DRUNK-DRIVING CONVICTION OVERTURNED
A deaf man has had his conviction for drunk-driving overturned on appeal after a judge heard police were unable to provide a sign language interpreter. Gerard Doherty 42, was almost three times over the legal limit when he was detained on January 12, 2012. Mr Doherty was found guilty of drunk-driving in March 2014, was banned from driving for two years and fined €350 ($400 US). / Sunday World
Toronto, ON, Canada
'ULTRASOUND' EXPLORES A DEAF COUPLE'S STRUGGLE TO START A FAMILY: REVIEW
This world premiere play offers fascinating insight into deaf culture, provided not just through Adam Pottle’s text but through Marjorie Chan’s staging (in a Cahoots Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille co-production) of its multi-linguistic richness. Despite some clunky plotting, Pottle confronts complicated, troubling issues in this story of a couple — he deaf, she losing her hearing — whose loving bond is challenged when she decides she wants to start a family. From the beginning, the play’s premise feels a bit simplistic. / Toronto Star
Yellowknife, NT, Canada
NEW DECAL PROGRAM AIMS TO MAKE LIFE SAFER FOR HEARING IMPAIRED
A new program being launched in Yellowknife is intended to make life safer for residents who suffer from hearing loss when they’re at home or in their vehicle. The local Canadian Hard of Hearing Association branch is hosting an open house Tuesday night where it’s expected to launch a new decal program aimed at people who have hearing impairments. The idea is to place decals on vehicles and front doors that belong to people who are hard of hearing so that first responders are aware of their condition in the event of an emergency. / My Yellowknife Now
DEAF DANCERS HIT THE STAGE FOR THE 2016 NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL
Consisting of highly trained deaf and hearing dancers, The Delta Project is a cutting edge dance theatre company, blending both Auslan and spoken English into their choreography. Their upcoming performance entitled "Under My Skin" works with visuals and sound to create performances that are accessible for both hearing and deaf audiences and plays at the Arts House in North Melbourne from May 5 to May 8. / ABC
Wellington, New Zealand
PARLIAMENT CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF NZ SIGN LANGUAGE
New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is used by more than 20,000 Kiwis. It is 10 years since NZSL became an official language with the passing of the New Zealand Sign Language Bill in April 2006. To celebrate the decade and NZSL week from the 9 to 15 May, Parliament is continuing its support of NZSL with interpretation of question time, Parliament TV coverage of the Budget 2016 statement, and additional NZSL guided tours of Parliament. / Scoop News
NEW 'I-BELT' INVENTION A BREAKTHROUGH FOR DEAF COMMUNITY
A new prototype device unveiled at an international engineering design competition held in Auckland not only helps Deaf people in emergency situations but also in their everyday life. A team of Sri Lankan university students and engineers won the I Mech E Asia Pacific Design Competition for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing with their ‘i-belt’ invention; a lightweight wearable waist belt consisting of mini vibrators and microphones. / Scoop News
DEAF CHEF KRISTOFER JONSSON ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO BREAK THROUGH BARRIERS
Kristofer Jonsson is a chef with a difference. Kristofer Jonsson is a calm and quiet chef, never yelling at anyone in the kitchen, and for good reason – he's deaf. Jonsson started working at Christchurch Casino in June 2015 as part of its 50-strong chef team and said his only real limitation was not taking phone orders. He said he hoped to serve as a role model for other deaf people in New Zealand to "break through the barriers" and pursue their passion. / Stuff.co.nz
Pretoria, South Africa
DEAF AND MUTE MAN FINALLY GOES HOME
Police spokesperson Captain Johannes Maheso has confirmed that the deaf and mute ‘boy’ who was dropped off at Mamelodi police station last week, is finally safely home. Police initially estimated him to be between 12 and 13, but he is actually 20 and has been identified as Samkelo, from Krugersdorp. Maheso said Samkelo was taken to social welfare to be put in a place of safety after he was dropped off by an anonymous person last Wednesday night. / Rekord East
EDUCATION POLICY SIDELINES DEAF CHILDREN
It is a sunny Friday afternoon and Tawanda Matipedza is asked by his new teacher why he transferred from Tafara 5 Primary School to Greendale School of the Deaf. Responding in sign language through an interpreter, he poured his heart out: "My former teacher would force me to speak and she thought my silence was caused by stubbornness and this made me uncomfortable. It was also difficult for me to understand subjects such as English and Content because the teachers could not explain the meanings of the words they used," he said. / allAfrica.com
75-YEAR-OLD MAN RAPES DEAF AND DUMB MINOR, BLAMES DEVIL
A 75-year-old farmer, Nurudeen Koleosho, has been arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old Primary 2 pupil, simply identified as Bola, an autism patient. Bola had been living with her grandmother since November 2015 when her father died. She had gone to play in the farm with her friends on that day, but was left behind when Koleosho approached her and gave her money. / Daily Post Nigeria
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LIFE & LEISURE
GOSHEN COLLEGE GRADUATE MASTERS ASL DESPITE BEING BORN WITH ONLY ONE FINGER ON LEFT HAND
American Sign Language is a form of communication that relies heavily on the hands and fingers. But the fact that Olivia Ginn, a recent Goshen College graduate, was born with only one finger on her left hand did not stop her from mastering the language. And it has not stopped people from understanding what she has to say. “It’s kind of like speaking with a lisp,” Ginn, 21, said. Ginn earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and American Sign Language after she graduated last month. / The Elkhart Truth
New York, NY
BREAKING NEWS: DEAF PEOPLE FLY TOO
Deaf people travel too. There are an estimated 48 million deaf and hard-of-hearing people in America. The number of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and people with other disabilities worldwide is equal to the population of China. This does NOT include the number of friends and family including children who travel with us. We would like to access onboard entertainment too. / The Huffington Post
Old Forge, PA
MOTHER'S ADVOCACY, DETERMINATION RESONATES WITH DEAF DAUGHTER
Loud. Sara Fumanti pointed to her ear and shook her fists back and forth at her mother. “Loud,” the three-year-old signed. Mary Rose Fumanti flew out the door to her daughter when she saw her in distress. Sara, who was born deaf, received a cochlear implant in her right ear for her third birthday and was turned on to sound one month later. While Sara skipped around her backyard, the neighbor’s barking dog startled her. She had never heard a dog bark before. / The Times-Tribune
El Paso, TX
LOCAL GROUP HELPING CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS
On any given evening the Minx family gets home, the young ones jump on their bikes, mom waters the plants and checks on the bird. But for Carly -her world is a little different. She was diagnosed with severe hearing loss at the age of 6. "When I was little I couldn't hear a thing. My mom would call me and I would go somewhere else," Carly Minks said. "It took her a long time to even attempt to talk and then when she started to talk it was very hard to understand," Sherrii Minks. / KVIA
LETTER: DEAF COMMUNITY DESERVES COVERAGE AND ACCESS
I was very pleased to see the recent article showcasing the latest event at Illinois Central College hosted by the S.I.G.N. club. However, one line of the article left me feeling somewhat concerned: “The performances ranged from skits to musical performances to poetry readings with the help of an interpreter.” The performances were not helped by interpreters. The interpreters were there for communication access or facilitation between the hearing and deaf communities. / Peoria Journal-Star
DEAF TEEN WORKING ON SECOND COLLEGE DEGREE BEFORE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL
It’s graduation season and while many students may just be receiving one diploma at a time, we’ve met one teenager who will have three by the end of the summer. Kate Croteau is 17 years old, is mostly deaf in one ear and only has partial hearing in the other ear. She already has an associate’s degree in psychology and is working on getting another one at North Central State College. This is all happening before she’s had her high school graduation ceremony. “I was bored in my high school classes,” says Kate. / NBC4i.com
Ouachita Parish, LA
CREATING JOBS FOR THE DEAF
Todd Hubbard is a successful architect. He is also deaf. Hubbard designs the metal structure of houses and buildings. Currently, he is in the process of working on several projects including a local restaurant. Hubbard says he is lucky because most deaf people have a difficult time finding work. He says, "Its harder for them to find a job, and they don't want to be relying on the government assistance. They want to go out and work." / MyArkLaMiss
ANNETTE REICHMAN SELECTED AS NEXT SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ASDB
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB) Board President Mark Syms announced May 2 that the board of directors has unanimously chosen Annette Reichman to serve as ASDB’s next superintendent. Ms. Reichman will assume her new role as superintendent on July 25. Ms. Reichman will transition into her new role with the support of outgoing interim superintendent Marv Lamer. / ASDB
INDEMAND INTERPRETING PARTNERS WITH CHICAGO HEARING SOCIETY
InDemand Interpreting, a language services improvement company and video remote interpreting (VRI) provider within Healthcare, announced a new partnership with Chicago Hearing Society (CHS), to provide video remote interpreting technology as an option for patients who are deaf or hard of hearing in a medical setting. “We believe that every patient deserves equal access to quality care, and if a live interpreter hasn’t arrived yet, or isn’t available, VRI is an excellent alternative,” said Karen Aguilar, the director of CHS. / PRWeb
DOES AN EMPLOYER HAVE TO PROVIDE THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AN INDIVIDUAL WANTS?
Issue: One of your company’s employees, Willie, is deaf and has requested a sign language interpreter for regular staff meetings. His supervisor suggested that a coworker take notes and share them with Willie or that a written summary of the meeting be prepared. Are these suggestions reasonable alternatives to Willie’s request? Answer: Probably not. / HR Issues and Answers
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
New Haven, CT
HOW DEAF DWTS'S CONTESTANT DOMINATES THE DANCE FLOOR
When you catch Nyle DiMarco gliding across the dance floor during his foxtrot it’s difficult to believe he can’t hear the music. “He was born to a multi-generation Italian deaf family. So they’re very interactive. He’s also athletic,” said Jeff Bravin, Exec. Dir for the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford. He says instead of hearing the music, DiMarco feels it. “He has that innate ability to sense sound and vibration and understand music. A lot of deaf people love music and he probably has that in him,” said Bravin. / WTNH
See Also DWTS'S NYLE DIMARCO IN DENVER TO RAISE MONEY FOR DEAF COMMUNITY / 7NEWS Denver
DEAF GET A CULTURAL SYNC-UP WITH HEARING WORLD
It might seem odd to put on a “music” performance to help bridge the gap between the Deaf and the hearing worlds, but that’s exactly what NIU’s Deaf Pride organization accomplishes with Sign Sync. In an effort to help those with deafness achieve cultural equality, members of Deaf Pride bring a part of the hearing culture to those with deafness by using ASL to sign and interpret song lyrics, poetry and stories. This spring’s Sign Sync performance was enjoyed by over 160 people – those with and without hearing. / NIU Newsroom
MOTHER, ARTIST CONTINUES TO CREATE FOR HER DAUGHTER
Kimberly McGuiness is an artist, a designer and a woman who stays up late at night, pouring her frustration and her love into her art. She is also a fighter, an activist for the deaf community and a recipient of the Presidential Citizenship Medal. Last but not least, she is the mother of the young woman who inspires her every day — her sunshine and her storm — Julia McGuiness. / Rome News-Tribune
DEAF SOFTBALL PLAYER INSPIRES HER QUIET COMMUNITY, TEAM
Samantha Padilla is proving you don't need all five senses to be able to play the sport you love. Padilla is on the varsity softball team at Lufkin High School and was born completely deaf. While she can't hear what's going on around her, come game day she proves being deaf is not a disability. She just has to do things a little differently. / KTRE
DEAF LACROSSE PLAYER TURNS HER INABILITY TO HEAR INTO AN ADVANTAGE ON THE FIELD|
When Mike Flavin learned his daughters were deaf, he wondered what life would hold for them. Any fears Flavin had about his daughters, especially his youngest, Kennedy, dissipated as he watched them embrace opportunities he wasn’t even sure were possible. And just as reassuring for him and his wife was seeing the way the world embraced his daughters. / Deseret News
Ponte Vedra Beach
ROB STRANO HOSTS GOLF CLINIC FOR DEAF AND BLIND STUDENTS
After 15 years as a professional golfer, Rob Strano felt a calling to share the game he loves with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. In 2003 he took up sign language and that decision was one that changed the course of his life. “At the end of my playing career I got injured and I was led to take up sign language,” said Strano. “One day after learning the language I googled golf deaf instruction and found out that there was nobody actively teaching deaf kids how to play golf in their own language.” / News4jax.com
TIMBER JOEY VISITS TUCKER MAXON SCHOOL
The soccer match at Tucker Maxon School in Southeast Portland on Friday morning was unorthodox, by any measure. The game was played indoors. The match was played with a squishy volleyball. The losing team scored the most goals. And the referee was none other than Portland Timbers mascot, Timber Joey. Tucker Maxon School was established in 1947 and will soon be celebrating its 70th year educating hearing-impaired children. / OregonLive.com
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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.
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
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!!!
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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.
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.
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Staff Nurse – Full time; Glenside location. Minimum BSN/RN required.
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PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
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