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May 18, 2011
Vol. 7, No. 30

Editor: Tom Willard

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Nashville, TN
NEIGHBORS ASK IF DEADLY CRASH COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED
A Nashville man's death raises one big question from neighbors, could it have been prevented? Some people said concerns about the dangling tree, that caused the accident, was reported weeks ago. The flashing lights of emergency crews are rarely a good sign during an accident. This time it's where the life of 25-year-old Roger Seltzer ended. His mother, Donna Seltzer, says the day has been full of shed tears, especially from Roger's twin brother who first heard the news when police officers came to their door. It was hard for them all to understand at first since the entire family is hearing-impaired. / NewsChannel5.com

Eugene, OR
ASL INSTRUCTOR TERMINATED AFTER IN-CLASS INCIDENT, STUDENTS SAY
After two years at the University of Oregon, American Sign Language instructor Peter Quint was terminated last week, presumably because of a May 4 incident with a student during his morning ASL 203 course, according to students in the class. Quint lost his hearing due to meningitis when he was two and insisted students only sign during his classes so everyone could participate. According to students present, Quint noticed that a student spoke rather than signed, got upset and asked the student, “Do you want me to shoot you?” / Oregon Daily Emerald

Salt Lake City, UT
UVU STUDENT SENT THREATENING ANTI-IMMIGRANT POEM TO COLLEGE PROFESSORS, FBI SAYS
A Utah Valley University student who allegedly sent a threatening anti-immigrant poem to at least two professors faces federal charges. FBI agents arrested Aaron Michael Heineman, 32, as he walked out of a painting class Thursday at UVU. "Is this about the email?" Heineman asked police through an American Sign Language interpreter, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. / Deseret News

Indianapolis, IN
SOME PARENTS ANGERED BY DANIELS' PICKS FOR SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF BOARD MEMBERS
For decades, students at the Indiana School for the Deaf have learned mostly through American Sign Language, by communicating with their hands. But that method appears to be facing a challenge after Gov. Mitch Daniels' controversial appointments of three new board members with ties to the mainstreaming approach to teaching deaf children, an approach that encourages them to speak, to listen and sometimes read lips. Many parents of students at the school remain firm believers in ASL and are alarmed at the governor's picks. / The Indianapolis Star

Boston, MA
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY RESOLVES INVESTIGATION INTO LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH AGREEMENT TO ENSURE ACCESS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PATIENTS
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz announced last Wednesday that the United States has reached a settlement with Beverly Hospital, a Massachusetts health care provider, in connection with an investigation of alleged violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The investigation, which resulted from a citizen complaint, centered on allegations that Beverly Hospital failed to provide qualified sign language interpreters to one or more deaf patients. / USDOJ

Northampton, MA
CLARKE SCHOOLS CAMPUS FOR SALE
The Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is listing nearly all that remains of its once sprawling campus here with a large regional land broker. Clarke, founded in 1867 and once predominantly a boarding school, now operates from five campuses across the nation. The school cites the strides made in technology, including cochlear implants, and a changing dynamic in how educational services are provided to the deaf and hard-of-hearing as the reasons for its planned downsizing. / The Republican

Framingham, MA
LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF CLOSING RANDOLPH CAMPUS
Citing falling enrollment, the Learning Center for the Deaf will close its Randolph campus in July. Executive Director Judy Vreeland said the decision to close the school, which serves 32 deaf and hard-of-hearing students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, was made in January. "It just became clear there was less and less of a need for it," she said. The closing coincides with the opening of the school's early childhood center at its main 848 Central St. campus this week. / The MetroWest Daily News

Nashville, TN
SMOKE ALARM DESIGNED FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED
A deaf woman died in a house fire last month because she couldn't hear her smoke alarm. Now thousands of hearing impaired people in the community are signing up to get emergency help. When fire and smoke filled Linda Mackey's Woodbine home, she couldn't hear her smoke alarms or her sons' screams as they tried to save her. Mackey was just days away from getting a Lifetone Smoke Alarm system designed specifically for the hearing-impaired. Since her death, hundreds within the deaf community signed up to get one. / WSMV Nashville


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Hampton, England
DEAF BOY 'IN DANGER' AFTER PARKING PLEA DENIED
The father of a deaf boy has claimed his son could be put in danger from traffic after he was told he could not park off-street because the council wanted to protect a grass verge. Matt Beadell, 39, said he was concerned that as “typically adventurous” two-year-old Noah gets older he would not hear cars outside their home. The father-of-three asked Richmond Council if it could lower the curb so Noah would be able to get out of their car safely on a drive next to their house. But the authority rejected his planning application because it did not want to remove part of a grass verge on the pavement. / Richmond and Twickenham Times

London, England
DIANA AWARD FOR FOSTER BOY WHO HELPS DEAF CHILDREN
A fostered teenager has been hailed as "inspirational" after becoming an interpreter for deaf children at his school. Blake Wright, 15, was among 70 young people to receive Diana Awards -- in memory of the Princess of Wales -- at a ceremony in Canary Wharf Monday. When Blake was fostered two years ago by the Brett family from Bexley he knew basic sign language. But he struck up a strong friendship with the family's deaf son, Sean, 14, and now the two are like brothers. / Evening Standard

Camden, England
NEW MAYOR ABDUL QUADIR WILL CHAMPION DEAF
Camden's music-loving “rock’n’roll” mayor bowed out last night (Wednesday) to be replaced as the borough’s first citizen by a councillor planning to use his time with the badge and chain to raise money for deaf charities. Jonathan Simpson handed on the ceremonial duty to Abdul Quadir at the annual mayor-making meeting at the Town Hall. Councillor Quadir has pledged to spend his year as Mayor to raise awareness for people struggling with hearing problems and will work closely with the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID). / Camden New Journal

Baguio City, Philippines
A STORY TRAPPED IN SILENCE
He sleeps in the arms of strangers and has never felt his mother’s touch, nor heard her sing to him. Joe (not his real name) is the son of Gillian, a deaf woman under the care of the Department of Social Welfare. Nobody knows Gillian’s real name. The story of how she ended up sleeping in the streets of Baguio with a swollen belly is locked up in hostile silence. Unable to read and write or express herself through sign language, she can hardly be helped by social workers who can only try to guess what thoughts lurk beneath that silence. / Philippine Daily Inquirer

Ahmedabad, India
16-YEAR-OLD DEAF-MUTE GIRL RAPED IN ODHAV
A 16-year-old girl suffering from hearing and speech impairment was abducted and raped by her neighbour on Thursday. Her parents have filed a complaint with Odhav police station officials on Friday. Officials have started tracking the accused in the case and have sent the girl for medical check-up. / Times of India

Turkey
HEARING DEVICE FRAUD COSTS STATE TL 100 MILLION
Prosecutors have found that a number of large state hospitals and university hospitals billed the state for cochlear implants at much more than their market value, earning them approximately TL 100 million ($635,000 US) extra in total, the Aksam daily reported on Friday. The Fatih Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has launched a extensive investigation into Turkey's biggest state hospitals over a complaint they received. / Today's Zaman

Accra, Ghana
COURT SEEKS SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER IN DEFILEMENT CASE
The gender-based violence court in Accra was on Monday confronted with the need for a sign language interpreter when a man, Mr Samuel Tetteh, was arraigned for defiling a six year-old girl. Assistant Superintendent of Police Sarah Acquah, who is prosecuting the case, expressed her frustrations to the court. Acquah said they have not been able to question the accused adding, "We went to the School for the Deaf for an interpreter but they told us that we have to pay for the services." / Ghana News Agency


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LIFE & LEISURE
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Edmond, OK
BORN DEAF, EDMOND SENIOR TO HEAR GRADUATION CHEERS
In 1995, a child received new treatment in order to hear after being born completely deaf. Now, as many families prepare for graduation, that child, who is now a high school senior, is also ready to hear the melody of "Pomp and Circumstance."Stephanie Sharpton’s family is looking back in amazement at what their daughter has overcome just to hear their cheers as she walks across the stage to graduate high school. Sharpton, an Edmond North senior, was born completely deaf. / KOCO

Bremerton, WA
BREMERTON SAILOR WINS NATIONAL FATHERHOOD AWARD
Petty Officer Chris Cady has been named the winner of the 2011 Military Fatherhood Award. Cady, who has served in the Navy for nearly 20 years, was recognized for his devotion to his son, Joshua, who was born with Cytomegalovirus. Joshua's mother contracted the virus while pregnant and it left Joshua with profound disabilities. He is legally deaf and legally blind, doesn't have control of his arms and legs and can't form words. / NWCN

Brooklyn, MI
HOLLEY FAMILY VILLAGE: DEAF CHILDREN HAVE FUN, GROW
The first year she was at the Holley Family Village summer camp, Khyiana Tate was shy. But now, the 7-year-old Detroit girl "really enjoys the camp," said her mother, Khadija Anderson, 24. "The kids there can all relate to her, just like she can relate to all of them." That's because the camp is for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. / Detroit Free Press

Austin, TX
TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF HOSTS FIRST SCIENCE FAIR
From glow sticks to robotics, students at the Texas School for the Deaf took part in a science fair Friday that had all the essentials for experimenting. Student Christian Escamilla and her partner designed an experiment to evaluate which side of the brain is dominant in deaf people, compared to which side dominates in people who can hear. "I just like science. It's my favorite subject,” Escamilla signed. / Your News Now

New York, NY
THE TINY LENS THAT COULD STOP HEARING LOSS FROM EARBUDS
You hear it all the time -- your earbuds will cause hearing loss. And while it'd be nice to shrug this off as the same old conventional wisdom that everything fun is bad for us, it happens to be true: Prolonged use can in fact lead to hearing loss. A clever new invention being unveiled Friday may help keep your earbuds and your hearing -- and your audio quality -- intact, without forcing you to return to an era of Footloose-style Walkman headphones. / Popular Mechanics


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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2. AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

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Austin, TX
NEW BILLBOARD TARGETS DEAF COMMUNITY
Convo decided on a bold marketing strategy: a billboard located in the middle of the nexus of Austin's deaf community, two blocks from the Texas School for the Deaf on South Congress Avenue. The billboard features a graceful arc of five separate ASL signs, bookended by two larger gestures. More of an artistic statement than a literal message, the sign attempts to draw the attention of the deaf community, yes, but of hearing people, as well. / KXAN

Jefferson City, MO
MISSOURI AGENCY POSTS ONLINE VIDEOS TO HELP DEAF PEOPLE FILE COMPLAINTS AGAINST INTERPRETERS
The Missouri state agency that regulates sign language interpreters has released videos to help deaf people who have a problem with an interpreter. The State Committee of Interpreters has posted three videos on its website narrated by Pat Adams, a William Woods University professor who is deaf. / The Republic

Frankfort, IL
LINCOLN-WAY NORTH STUDENT WINS DEAF ADVOCACY AWARD
She had always been a reticent student, but there Rachel Trudeau was in front of the classroom, pulling apart an oversized model of an ear and explaining the parts to her cohorts. It was one of four lessons the Lincoln-Way North High School junior would present that day with physics teacher Peggy Piper on how hearing works -- and sometimes doesn’t work. Trudeau was awarded Advocate of the Year at the Ninth Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Event last month in Joliet. / The SouthTown Star


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Pasadena, CA
MARLEE MATLIN LISTS PASADENA HOME TO HELP PAY IRS DEBT
Actress Marlee Matlin’s home is not on the water. Nor is it on a sprawling several-acre estate. For an award-winning actress it’s remarkably normal and for sale for under a million. Matlin recently confirmed in People Magazine that she owes the IRS $50,000 in back taxes. To help pay off her debt, the Oscar winner has put her suburban home on the Pasadena real estate market for $899,000. According to property records, she and her Los Angeles police officer husband purchased the home in 1999 for $437,000. / Zillow Blog

New York, NY
PIERS MORGAN JOKES MARLEE MATLIN HAS DEAF 'ADVANTAGE' ON CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
Celebrity Apprentice is down to the final two for the finals. Award winning actress Marlee Matlin and John Rich both were choosen on Sunday night as the remaining two competitors in a showdown for the top prize of being the next Celebrity apprentice and winning big cash for their charity. In the final decision, the two were interviewed by past winners including Brett Michaels, Joan Rivers and Piers Morgan who asked questions about their background to make a final recommendation to Donald Trump. One issue brought up in the interview for Marlee Matlin was being deaf. / Examiner

Gallatin, TN
'DEAF' PLAY DEBUTS AT STATION CAMP MIDDLE
More than 300 students, professionals and community members gathered on Tuesday, May 10 at Station Camp Middle School in Gallatin to watch the play “Cinderella, Cinderella!” It was the first of what organizers hope will become an annual initiative to help bridge the cultures between deaf and hearing residents in Sumner. / The Tennessean

Stillwater, OK
FORMERLY DEAF PIANO TEACHER WILL PLAY DURING A CONCERT SUNDAY
A piano teacher whose hearing loss over 60 years was restored with cochlear implants last fall will perform solos during her students’ recital in Stillwater on Sunday. Sonja Hannon, 69, will perform along with her 18 students during the recital. Hannon, who began losing her hearing at age 9 and then had to rely on hearing aids, eventually became mostly deaf in both ears. Last fall, she regained 98 percent of her hearing when she was fitted with a cochlear implant. / The Oklahoman

Gooding, ID
GOODING'S DEAF DRUMMER FEELS THE BEAT -- LITERALLY
After shows, the members of Ask Philips like to mingle with their audience, meeting fans and shaking hands. And though drummer Melissa Jensen is a teen girl in a band of 20-something men, it’s not just her beats that make her remarkable. At 17, Jensen has become an ambassador for rockers in the world who happen to be deaf. “After playing the music, we talk to fans and they are stunned I am deaf,” Jensen said. / Twin Falls Times-News

Boston, MA
SIGNING HEDDA GABLER
Theatrical American Sign Language interpreters must be perceptive, flexible, and -- quite possibly -- have a touch of multiple personality disorder. Emily Hayes and Drew Pidkameny, for example, ASL interpreters for a performance of the College of Fine Arts production of Hedda Gabler at the BU Theatre, must fluidly morph into several characters -- five women for Hayes and three men for Pidkameny -- while providing an accurate and artful interpretation for deaf audience members. / BU Today


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SPORTS
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Frederick MD
ICSD UPDATE ON DEAFLYMPICS
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf yesterday confirmed the status of arrangements for forthcoming Deaflympics: 2013 Athens -- There has been no organizing committee in Athens since 2009. 2015 Vancouver -- The organizing committee has dissolved. 2017 Barcelona -- With bidding still open for 2017, ICSD understands that the Mayor of Barcelona has declined to commit to financial support for hosting the Deaflympics there. / ICSD

Internet
ULTIMATE BLOGGER: HAMILL DREAMING BIG
UFC fighter Matt Hamill discusses what it was like growing up and wrestling with a unique challenge: Wrestling and mixed martial arts allow me to be myself. That is Matt Hamill, by the way, just in case you hadn't seen me fight before or had never heard the name. I'm a mixed martial artist in the UFC's light-heavyweight division. I was also born deaf. / Sportsnet.ca

Northridge, CA
CSUN'S SOLE DEAF BASKETBALL PLAYER IS ROLE MODEL TO MANY PEOPLE
Michael Lizarraga, 22, the only deaf player in Division I men’s basketball last season, had his inspiring story covered by many media outlets. I had the opportunity to see all the attention Lizarraga received from reporters and began to wonder if he ever got tired of the spotlight. Erin Matthews, Lizarraga’s interpreter, told me the 6-foot-7 senior forward does get annoyed at times, especially if the interview is after a loss, but he understands it’s for a good cause. / Daily Sundial

Columbia, SC
SCSDB'S JACKSON FINISHES CAREER WITH A FLOURISH
Mariah Jackson was hoping to make a good showing at Saturday's 1A girls state track and field meet. The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind junior did that and more by winning two individual titles and finishing as runner-up in two more at Spring Valley High School. "I've practiced hard and tonight proved it," Jackson said. "I knew I could do it against the hearing teams and I'm really excited to be here. I'm proud to be a deaf athlete." / Spartanburg Herald Journal

Allentown, PA
HEAR THIS, PARKLAND'S ZAPOTOCKY IS A SPECIAL YOUNG LADY
When Karisa Zapotocky was introduced last Thursday night at Parkland High School's softball "Senior Night" ceremony before its regular-season finale against Whitehall, she received a hearty round of applause, as did the rest of her Trojans teammates. But unlike the rest of the Parkland seniors, Zapotocky couldn't hear the applause. That's because she was born with a vast hearing impairment and has lived with diminished hearing throughout her life. / The Morning Call

Kinston, NC
LCC PITCHER USES HEARING DISABILITY TO HIS ADVANTAGE
When Kyle Hathcock is on the mound he has no trouble concentrating on just the batter. As he sees it, his hearing disability has been a blessing in disguise in terms of his baseball career. Even with the hearing aids he has worn since childhood he can’t hear the opposing team taunting him. And if you’re fan looking to get under his skin, forget about it. / Kinston.com

Plano, TX
NOISE-MAKER: HEARING-IMPAIRED WILDCAT USES BASEBALL AS OUTLET
As is the case with any sport, baseball involves a degree of communication, be it fielding signals from a coach or corresponding with teammates for a ball in play. Those aspects are on display in every game with the team working in sync for the betterment of attaining victory. And for every obstacle that encompasses baseball’s communication highway, those hurdles are being cleared and conquered every day by Vines sophomore Tyler Davis, who is fresh off his first stint with the Plano Senior junior varsity baseball team. / McKinney Courier Gazette


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Northridge, CA
IN REMEMBRANCE OF GARY R. SANDERSON
We are very sad to announce that Gary Sanderson has passed away. Gary has been essential to the development of the Sign Language interpreting field. His contributions have been amazing and I know that he will be missed greatly. I personally know interpreters who were inspired and influenced by the great achievements that Gary Sanderson accomplished during his lifetime. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Thank you Gary for contributing so much to the community, both Deaf and hearing. / Interpreters Unidos

Silver Spring, MD
REMEMBERING DR. LAWRENCE FORESTAL, 25TH PRESIDENT OF NAD
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is saddened by the loss of Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Forestal, who was its 25th President from 1984-1986. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Harold Forestal, 71, passed away on May 11, 2011 after a sudden illness. He was born and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey on June 18, 1939. He attended the New Jersey School for the Deaf. Larry served as President of the National Association of the Deaf, President and board member of the American Sign Language Teachers Association, President of the Illinois Association of the Deaf, as well as leading and serving on numerous professional and civic committees. Dr. Forestal had a long and distinguished career as an educator and administrator. / NAD

Amarillo, TX
JESSIE FAYE MARTINEZ, 85
Jessie Faye Martinez, 85, of Amarillo died Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Celebration of life services was held last Friday in Paramount Baptist Deaf Church with Darrell Bonjour officiating. Jessie was born June 18, 1925, in Estelline. As a child, she attended the state school for the deaf in Austin. Jessie was passionate about volunteering her time with the local deaf community. / Amarillo Globe-News

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

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Fall 2011
Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf

POSITION: Elementary Teacher

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
-- Bachelor’s Degree, preferably Master's Degree in Bilingual or Deaf Education Experience teaching and working with Deaf/hard of hearing students
-- Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the advanced skill level

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-- Performs work associated with standards-based student instruction: prepares lesson plans and develops input for the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
-- Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the areas of assessments, progress monitoring, behavior management, and curriculum development.
-- Participates in activities related to staff development and training/workshops.

POSITION: Administrative Secretary

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
-- High school diploma and other equivalent (i.e., GED, college)
-- Experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing students and staff
-- Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the advance skill level

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-- Coordinate admission of new students according to the Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf’s Policy and Procedures with the Director. Keep record of current students and their attendance.
-- Maintain personnel files. Keep all of the human resources materials, etc. on file and readily available for the staff. Ensure that all legal requirements are met.
-- Schedule IEP meetings, including interpreter if needed. Maintain IEP files.
-- Coordinate interpreter requests.

POSITION: Administrator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
-- M.A. in Education or in allied fields relevant to supervision and academic preparation in education of Deaf students.
-- Proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
-- A minimum of three years experience working with Deaf children and youth in an educational setting.
-- Must demonstrate knowledge of Deaf bilingual education and its applications

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, developing, supervising and evaluating teachers
2. Responsible for the overall management of the LVCSD program.
3. Responsible for fundraising efforts on behalf of the LVCSD.
4. Responsible for ensuring success and accountability of the school’s academics, assessments, communication, finance and management.

DUTIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):
-- Collaborate with teachers, families and the community in the development of a program and curriculum consistent with school’s vision of the bilingual/bicultural philosophy and the NRS statues governing the Nevada Department of Education.
-- Provide for a system of continuous evaluation of pupil progress consistent with established instructional objectives (IEP).
-- Use assigned on-campus preparation periods for lesson planning, evaluation of students, conferencing and curriculum development. Make provision for educational services or extracurricular activities for pupil and parents outside of normal school hours.
-- Maintain accurate and correct records as required, prepare and submit required monthly, quarterly, and annual reports in a timely manner for audits, grants, State Department of Education, Clark County School District and the Board of Directors.

Salary: Negotiable; based on applicant’s experience and credentials.

Benefit Package: Benefits include: Medical, vision and dental insurance and participation in Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

Interested Applicants: Interested candidates must submit an application, resume, and three (3) letters of recommendation

To obtain information, Please contact Cathy Bennett, Director at cbennett@lvcsd.org

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STATE OF MICHIGAN
Job Opportunities

Job #: 3103-11-078
Job Title: State Administrative Manager 15
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 05/24/11 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $2,577.19 - $3,707.04 biweekly
$67,007.00 - $96,383.00 annually
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Bargaining Unit: NON-EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTED EMPLOYEE (NERE)
Location: Flint, Michigan
Department: Education

Job Description

The Michigan School for the Deaf (MSD) provides residential and educational programs and services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. This position oversees all functions of the MSD campus including direct programs and services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, campus central office functions, and facility maintenance. Currently, there are 135 students enrolled in MSD, approximately 70 of those students live in the onsite dormitory from Sunday night through noon on Friday; the remaining students commute daily. Additionally, the campus administrator is ultimately responsible for 90 Civil Service employees and numerous contractors.

Required Education and Experience:

Education
Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major.

Experience
Two years of professional experience equivalent to the P11 level or one year of professional experience equivalent to the 12 level.

Alternate Education and Experience:
Education level typically acquired through completion of high school and two years of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 14 level; or, one year of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 15 level, may be substituted for the education and experience requirements.

Additional Requirements and Information:
View the job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/StateDeputyDivisionAdministrator_13130_7.pdf

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PREFERRED: Master's Degree in Deaf Education and/or Education Administration and proficient in American Sign Language.

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Therapeutic Staff Support—TSS Professionals

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further! Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis. Have strong “people’s person skills? You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person” the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home. Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment. Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

For additional information about our company log on to our website

www.warwickfamilyservices.com

MCC – Warwick Family Services
800 Clarmont Avenue
Suite B
Bensalem, PA 19020

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