May 18, 2016
Vol. 12, No. 30
Editor: Tom Willard
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OAKDALE POLICE SETTLE DISCRIMINATION CASE WITH DEAF MAN
The Oakdale Police Department will pay out $30,000 after allegations of discrimination against a deaf man. It's something that Alan Read says has never happened to him, but he's not only getting some money with this settlement because there are changes in place to prevent this from happening again. On Tuesday, using an interpreter, Read expressed what has been a difficult few years for him. "I really felt frustrated," said Read, who settled with the Oakdale Police Department. / KSTP
See Also SETTLEMENT SPOTLIGHTS COMMUNICATION GAP BETWEEN COPS, DEAF / Minnesota Public Radio News
JURY ORDERS D.C. CORRECTIONS TO PAY $70,000 TO DEAF INMATE IN ADA CLAIM
A deaf former inmate whose rights were violated by the D.C. Department of Corrections was awarded $70,000 in damages by a federal jury Wednesday under the Americans with Disabilities Act. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson castigated D.C. jail officials in a blistering, 60-page opinion in September that found the department liable for failing to assess what accommodations were needed by William Pierce, 47, of the District and mismanaging his care during his incarceration in 2012. / The Washington Post
Little Rock, AR
ARKANSAS' DEAF LEOPARDS DESCRIBE MEETING DEF LEPPARD
Still all smiles after meeting Def Leppard earlier this week, Arkansas’ Deaf Leopards already have other proposals in mind for the British rock band to return to the Natural State. “Homecoming, halftime, we need a show,” joked junior Henry James III, one of four students at the Arkansas School for the Deaf to meet Def Leppard on Wednesday after a successful online campaign. The students also invited Def Leppard to visit the school for a campus tour and take a photo in front of a campus scoreboard featuring the school’s leopard mascot. / Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
DEAF STUDENT COMPETES IN NATIONAL SPELLING BEE
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) announced its support of Scripps National Spelling Bee participant Neil Maes, who is deaf. Maes will be competing in the annual national spelling bee held May 22-May 27, 2016, in National Harbor, Md. For the competition, Maes is being sponsored by the Anderson Independent Mail, Anderson, SC. / The Hearing Review
LIGHTS, CAMERA, SIGN: NEWS SHOW FOR THE DEAF RISES IN POPULARITY
Through various hand movements, one Austinite? has made his way into tens of thousands of homes. Out of his apartment in Southwest Austin, Alex Abenchuchan produces and hosts an online news show for the deaf. With the help of a makeshift teleprompter and the push of a toe, Abenchuchan signs the news as he reads it. He does so almost every day, posting The Daily Moth's videos online for the deaf community to see. / TWC News
LOUD BUT QUIET: HANOVER CHAT CONNECTS DEAF COMMUNITY
Jeff Wright realized he had an aptitude for sign language when the class he attended to learn signing dwindled down to a private lesson. He’d barely even noticed. “We were at Chapter 17, and I’m the only one showing up regularly,” Wright said of the course offered through his church, Hanover’s Hope Baptist. “It was just something I had a knack for.” Flash forward several years, and Wright is the facilitator for the Hanover Deaf Chat, an informal social gathering for the deaf and hard of hearing. / The Evening Sun
IN OUR VIEW: STUDY SCHOOLS FOR BLIND, DEAF
Even after 130 years in Vancouver, the Washington State School for the Blind and the Washington School for the Deaf are working to remain relevant. But with changing times and changing mores, it would be instructive for the Legislature to examine the usefulness of the schools. Certainly, the mission of the schools has changed over the decades, a point that is highlighted as Dean Stenehjem prepares to retire after 26 years as superintendent at the School for the Blind. “Technology has been a game-changer,” Stenehjem said. / The Columbian
A BITTERSWEET FINALE FOR DEAF STUDENT, INTERPRETER
Every day. Every class. Every sport, club and extracurricular activity for 16 years with your “mom” right beside you. It has to become a love or hate relationship. With fingers flying and embarrassed grins along the way, 18-year-old Tyler Wilson calls his veteran sign language interpreter Debe Miller his “evil stepmother,” but the affection is evident. / Star Herald
A TRAIN STRUCK AND KILLED A HEARING-IMPAIRED MAN
A hearing impaired man died Sunday morning after being struck by a Norfolk Southern train near downtown Reidsville. Leonard Howard Neal Jr., 51, of Reidsville died at 9:01 a.m. Sunday, a news release from the Reidsville Police Department stated. Officers said the train struck Neal as he walked southbound along the railroad tracks. Police said members of Neal's family came to the track and identified his body. / Greensboro News & Record
ROBBERY SUSPECT TOLD VICTIM HE WAS DEAF AND NEEDED MONEY
A thief on the run after robbing someone inside an Auraria Campus building Thursday afternoon. According to police, the suspect said he was deaf and asked for money, and then he grabbed the victim’s wallet and fled. Police are looking for an older white man in his late 40s or 50s with gray hair and a beard. / CBS Denver
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A SPIRITUAL HOME FOR DEAF PEOPLE IN WUHAN
For many deaf people in central China's city of Wuhan, Tuesday and Friday mornings are exciting times, as they gather at a Sign Language Corner to talk with each other. Of course, in sign language. It's a place without communication problems or misunderstandings. And it has been a regular activity for the last ten years. / CCTV News
GHANA TO HOUSE FIRST AFRICAN DEAF UNIVERSITY
The first ever University for the Deaf in Africa is to be constructed in Ghana to simplify education and communication in sign language on the continent. The University, which is expected to be operational in about two years, will be situated on the Techiman campus of the Valley View University in the Brong Ahafo region. / Starr 103.5 FM
Cape Town, South Africa
DEAF BARISTAS ARE FULL OF BEANS
The first deaf-run coffee shop in South Africa will open at the beginning of next month. iLoveCoffee will facilitate dialogue, verbally and visually, around the ways hearing and deaf individuals interact. Customers will be taught simple South African Sign Language (SASL) to place their orders, and are encouraged to engage with the baristas, who range from hard-of-hearing to completely deaf. “I come from a poor area, so my goal is to work hard and use my skills to become fully employed,” signed 23-year-old Thembelihle Qezu. / IOL.co.za
DOCUMENTARY ON GESTURES AND SIGNS IN THE DEAF
Ishaare, a documentary being shown in Valletta today, documents how six deaf signers communicate with familiar and unfamiliar hearing shopkeepers, street vendors, customers, waiters, ticket conductors and fellow travellers in Mumbai. The word ‘ishaare’ has a double meaning: it means ‘gestures’ in Hindi and Marathi, but it also means ‘signs’, as such indicating that there cannot be made a strict distinction between them. / Times of Malta
RECORD STORE FIGHTS TO KEEP DEAF CAT IN THE STORE AFTER COMPLAINT
New Zealand record store Vinyl Destination has taken to Facebook to defend their 15-year old deaf cat Callaway, The Vinyl Factory points out. The cat is such a popular store mascot, he has a Facebook fan page that with over 500 likes (including one from this FACT staff member). The store not only sells records, comics and toys, but also coffee, which led a customer to leave an online complaint about Callaway in the presence of food. / FACT Magazine
AER LINGUS STAFF HELP TRANSFORM DEAF CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND
It was their best birthday present ever. The grounds of St Mary’s and St Joseph’s Merged Primary School for the Deaf in Cabra – which celebrated its 170th birthday this week – have been transformed into an outdoor paradise for pupils. Thanks to the generosity of 120 workers from Aer Lingus who gave up a day off for the cause, the school playground was transformed into a sensory and visually-stunning interactive play area for the deaf and hearing-impaired students and pre-schoolers. / Independent
POLICE SEARCH HIGHCLIFFE WOODLAND FOR MISSING WOMAN
Police are searching woodland in Dorset for a woman who has been missing for more than a month. Isobel Munro, 41, was last seen by her mother at their home before getting into a taxi on April 11. A Dorset Police spokesman said: "Isobel has learning difficulties and is profoundly deaf so wears a hearing aid and lip reads." / BBC News
DEAF WOMAN TURNED AWAY FROM GO APE ADVENTURE SITE
Leanne Stead, 24, from Wolverhampton, was turned away from the Go Ape adventure site as workers classed her being deaf as a 'physical disability', ruling that she couldn't use the sites facilities. Despite booking in advance and making the 40-minute journey to the attraction, Mrs Stead and her friend Muna, who is also deaf, were told they couldn't use the zip-wires and other attractions. A complaint she wrote to the company on Facebook went viral. Mrs Stead said: "We are absolutely fuming at Go Ape. / Express & Star
DEAF WOMAN MAY BE UNFIT FOR TRIAL
A deaf Victorian woman charged with murder may be deemed unfit to stand trial. Two of three mental health experts who have assessed Georgia Fields believe she is unfit for trial over the alleged murder of Robert Wright, the Victorian Supreme Court has heard. Fields was charged with murder last year, along with Jake Fairest and Warwick Toohey, after Mr Wright, 36, fell to his death from the balcony of a Ringwood flat. The victim and all three accused are profoundly deaf. / Yahoo7 News
SPORTS CLINICS TO BOOST PARTICIPATION AMONG HEARING-IMPAIRED CHILDREN
There are concerns deaf and hearing-impaired children in Tasmania are under-participating in sport because their disability is not catered for. Deaf Sports Australia is trying to address the issue with annual clinics held in Tasmania for children with hearing difficulties. Today at Moonah Sports Stadium in Hobart, 20 children honed their skills at basketball, AFL, tennis, and netball. / ABC News
Arviat, NU, Canada
DEAF STUDENT TOLD TO STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL IN AFTERNOONS, SAYS MOTHER
A mother in Arviat, Nunavut, says her deaf daughter has been told to stay home from school in the afternoons because of a lack of sign language interpreters. Rochelle Suluk's daughter Kimberly Joy Anoee is a Grade 9 student in a community of about 2,700. "The principal was saying that she only has to go to school in the mornings because the ASL interpreter is looking after other students," she said. / CBC News
DEAF-MUTE BOY STUNS TEACHERS, TOPS SCHOOL
A deaf and mute student of class XII stunned his teachers when he beat a host of his physically able classmates to grab fourth rank in his school in the UP Board intermediate exams. Seventeen-year-old Mayank Sharma scored 80.2 % in class XII from science stream. Mayank was born without hearing and speaking capabilities but was always bright in academics. / Times of India
HEARING-IMPAIRED GIRL PROVES HER METTLE, SCORES 923/1000
Daughter of an autorickshaw driver, M. Vijithra of Oral Higher Secondary School for the Deaf, stood first in the State among differently abled students. She scored 923 marks out of 1000, said school’s Founder Director P.J. Christopher here on Tuesday. / The Hindu
IN DELHI COURT, A DEAF-MUTE MINOR RAPE VICTIM AND A PECULIAR PROBLEM
The POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court in Rohini witnessed an unprecedented scene last week when the victim of an alleged rape was made to interact with the accused — in a departure from court norms. For, this was no ordinary case. The victim, a 15-year-old deaf and mute girl, was allegedly raped by her father last year, following which her mother approached the police in October. / The Indian Express
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LIFE & LEISURE
DURACELL'S HEARING-LOSS APPEAL IS TONE-DEAF
I had to watch Duracell’s “Stay Connected” clip a few times to make sure I accurately assessed its tenor. The video features the travails of a 50-ish dude with fairly advanced hearing issues. He doesn’t hear his wife calling for him when he leaves for work. He doesn’t hear coworkers attempting to get his attention. Most distressingly, when he babysits his granddaughter, the TV volume prevents him from hearing the apoplectic child down the hall. After that last experience, the dude gets religion. / MediaPost
DEAF, BLIND SAINT ROSE GRAD STRIVES FOR INDEPENDENCE, ADVOCATES FOR ACCESSIBILITY
Quinn Burch is talkative, passionate, strong-willed, smart, deaf, blind, determined to be independent and, as of Saturday, a graduate of The College of Saint Rose. Burch, 25, earned a bachelor's degree in interdepartmental studies that involved coursework in psychology and English. She got top grades, made friends, experienced breakups and learned to be a fierce advocate for herself and others. / Times Union
NJ DEAF SENIOR HOUSING TO HOST FASHION SHOW DESIGNER
With grace, style and a dash of diva, several deaf and hard of hearing models will strut their stuff on the runway Saturday for a good cause. Sponsored by Macy's, the fourth annual New Jersey Deaf Senior Housing’s (NJDSH) Fashion Show and Gift Basket Auction will feature 15 models at the Pines Manor. Joining them will be Donna DiMarco, mother of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" phenom Nyle DiMarco, the first deaf dancer on the show. / MyCentralJersey.com
DOGS FOR THE DEAF HOLDS 25TH DOG WALK
Dogs for the Deaf is celebrating a quarter century of dog walk fundraisers. This year is the 25th annual Dogs for the Deaf Dog Walk. Dog owners gathered at Jacksonville Elementary School to raise money and walk throughout the neighborhoods. "25 years ago we had an idea that, you know what, if we had a few people out here, we did a small walk and raised some funds for a good cause, and that first year was a lot different than this year," John Drach, the training director of Dogs for the Deaf, said. / KDRV
PICTURE OF DEAF CASHIER AT DENTON WHATABURGER GOES VIRAL
A picture taken at a Denton Whataburger has gone viral after it revealed the kindness of strangers and the drive of a person with a disability to succeed. We’ve all been in this situation: It’s late. You’re hungry. The line to get your food is long and moving slowly. Kolbie Sanders says she found herself in a similar situation at a Whataburger in Denton Saturday night. / KDFW
RITA GRIVICH 'SIGNING OFF' AFTER 47 YEARS TEACHING THE DEAF
She teaches deaf students and she's Italian. "When you put the two together," Rita Santi Grivich says, her hands and her voice communicating effortlessly in sync: "Well, I can't sit on my hands." Grivich is completing her 47th and final year as an English teacher in Shelby County Schools. Nearly all of those years have been spent teaching at the district's hearing-impaired program at White Station High School. Grivich has literally said — and waved — hello and goodbye to more local students than anyone else. / The Commercial Appeal
FOR RABBI DARBY LEIGH, GROWING UP DEAF TAUGHT JEWISH INCLUSIVENESS
Rabbi Darby Leigh is one of this year’s “Inspiring Rabbis,” a group of 32 men and women who move us, and moved a congregant or colleague to nominate them for our annual roundup of spiritual leaders. When he was growing up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in the late 1980s, Darby Jared Leigh was the only deaf kid at his synagogue. He was also the only deaf kid at his high school, and just about everywhere else he spent time. / Forward
EMPLOYERS THANKED FOR SUPPORTING MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF STUDENTS
Maryland School for the Deaf Principal Kevin Strachan’s first job was in a grocery store. “I was a bag boy,” he told a group Tuesday night in the school’s Bjorlee Museum. “I couldn’t be a principal today without that first experience." The school’s Work-to-Learn program held its seventh annual Employer Recognition Reception on Tuesday to honor companies doing the same for the school’s students. / Frederick News-Post
COUPLE CREATES GUIDE TO HELP DEAF PATIENTS IN EMERGENCIES
The scream was like nothing Eddie Welsh had ever heard. It was early one day in 2007 and Welsh, a nursing student, had just begun his shift at the university hospital where he was training on the high-risk obstetrics unit. He'd heard screams of pain and grief before, commonplace in a medical setting. But this wild bellow -- equal parts panic, terror and bewilderment -- was out of the ordinary. It ricocheted down the hallway from the room of a very young, pregnant patient who was deaf. / The Inquirer
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
New York, NY
THE ASL COMMUNITY HAS A BRAND NEW FACE, AND IT'S FLAWLESS
If you haven’t heard of Nyle DiMarco yet, you’ve probably been living under a rock. The totally swoon-worthy winner of America’s Next Top Model was the first ever Deaf male contestant on the show, as well as the first-ever Deaf male to be on Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) this season. He and his partner on DWTS, Peta Murgatroyd, are taking the 22nd season of the show by storm; captivating the judges and the audience week after week. / The Banner Newspaper
See Also HOW NYLE DIMARCO IS CHANGING THE HEARING WORLD / Out Magazine
MISSISSIPPI DEAF STUDENTS DANCE TO MUSIC THEY CAN'T HEAR
Week after week on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” Nyle DiMarco pulls off flawless performances to music he can’t hear. For students at the Mississippi School for the Deaf, that’s normal. “Here everybody is deaf. It’s who we are. It’s what we do,” school superintendent Sandra Edwards said. When 16 WAPT’s Megan West visited the school in Jackson, a deaf musician was teaching students how to feel rhythm, which is something DiMarco does every Monday night on “DWTS.” / WAPT
TEEN DOESN'T LET DEAFNESS KEEP HIM FROM DANCING
A Lenexa teenager who draws inspiration from what he’s seeing on television is also inspiring others. “I started dancing when I was born,” he said. “I love dancing. Music was my passion. Dancing was my passion.” Being deaf isn’t stopping the 19-year-old. He got a cochlear implant when he was 2 1/2 years old and has been playing catch-up ever since. / KMBC
STUDENTS SAY DEAFNESS NO ROADBLOCK TO PLAYING IN ORCHESTRA
All it took was one look, and one listen, to convince Makenna Lohmeyer. "When they start playing the violin, it sounds pretty beautiful," said Makenna, a fourth-grader at Baldwin Elementary School. "So I want to play the violin." So did fellow fourth-grader Gunner Oenning, who got some encouragement to try the violin from an older sister who plays the flute. Learning any instrument can be a challenge. It's even more challenging for Makenna and Gunner because both are deaf, but they're convinced that doesn't need to be a roadblock to reaching their dreams. / Herald-Whig
THOUGH DEAF WITHOUT HER HEARING AIDS, KOLAR FINDS SUCCESS THROUGH HER ART
After graduation, Abbi Kolar has her eyes set on a future in graphic design. But it’s her ears that make life different for this Kearney High School senior. Kolar is deaf. However, thanks to a cochlear implant at about age 2 and the use of hearing aids, Kolar can hear. “I am fully deaf. Once I take my hearing aids off, I cannot hear,” she explained. / Kearney Hub
Los Angeles, CA
NEW DEAF WEST SHOW TAPPED FOR WALLIS SEASON
L.A.’s Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2016-17 season line-up. The theatre slate is set to feature a staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along and a new Deaf West Theatre co-production of Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, which will incorporate sign language. / Playbill
BASEBALL PLAYER: 'I HEAR THROUGH MY EYES'
A cluster of different noises are always happening during a Flint Southwestern Classical Academy baseball game. Fans are screaming and players are communicating as cars pass along on the I-69 highway route right behind the baseball diamond. Calling instructions from the dugout is certainly a task for any coach, but Jonathan Clark has to use even louder communication for one of his players. “I have to yell,” Clark said. Knights third baseman Jaylen Chaney is hearing impaired. / MLive.com
PLAYING FOR MORE THAN A GAME: TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF RANGERS PAD UP FOR FOOTBALL SEASON
It may not look like your typical practice out on the gridiron. But ask the Texas School for the Deaf football team and they'll tell you they're no different than any other team. On Tuesday, the Rangers padded up for their first practice for the fall season. Under those Friday night lights each week, the team pads up for more than just a game. / TWC News
MEET WOODLAND HIGH'S MIA MARIN OF THE USA DEAF WOMEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM
For nearly all of her 15 years of living, Woodland High School sophomore soccer player Mia Marin has been a different breed from Amy and Robert Marin’s two older children. Not because she’s deaf — like her 25-year-old brother Brandon, Mia has congenital hearing loss — but because as a small child, even if she could hear, Mia might not have always listened to her mom anyway. “Mia was very stubborn,” Amy Marin said. / Daily Democrat
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Rochester Institute of Technology
Counselor/Academic Advisor II
Requisition Number 2430BR
Position Title Counselor/Academic Advisor II
College/Division National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Organization NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services
Staff Job Function Advising or Counseling
Wage Band 116A
Employment Category Fulltime
Provide personal counseling, career counseling, academic advising, consultation and classroom instruction to NTID supported students following the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics.
Detailed Job Description Provide personal and career counseling and academic advising to assigned caseload students. Consult with faculty, staff, parents, vocational rehabilitation advisors and others as appropriate. Complete documentation on all students following ACA guidelines. Participate in counseling/advising department meetings, academic department meetings, committee meetings, and professional development activities as required. Engage in professional development activities. Initiate regular clinical supervision. Serve as a guest lecturer as needed. Assist in curriculum development, professional presentations and teaching as needed.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or a related clinical field. Professional licensure, certification, or credential preferred (National Certified Counselor, Certified Social Worker, Certified School Counselor or related clinical field certification). Minimum of one year of personal counseling, academic advising and career counseling experiences in college environment. Sign language proficiency required. Knowledge of mental health, career and academic advising skills required. Knowledge of professional counseling theory & practice, the psychological aspects of deafness and in the development of Deaf and hard of hearing students required. Diversity sensitivity and accommodation skills required. Consultation, facilitation/mediation, and teaching/presentation skills required. Basic computer literacy required. Must demonstrate strong ability to work as a team member and have excellent interpersonal skills. Organization skills, outreach, and presentations skills required. Ability to handle RIT confidential or sensitive information required.
Application Deadline: May 13, 2016
Required Minimum Education Level:
MS/MA/MSW or related clinical field
Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
List of References
Statement of Advising Philosophy
NTID Student and Academic Services recruits and hires Counselors/Academic Advisors (C/AA) at different levels of experience and skill. Qualified applicants will be hired at the level commensurate with their training and experience. The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism and individual differences are encouraged to apply for the position.
Required Minimum Education Level MS, MA
Apply at: http://apptrkr.com/806774
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.
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.
Rochester Institute of Technology
This is a 12-month, three-year Research Assistant Professor position, non-tenure track, renewable annually for up to three years.
This position leads and supports the implementation of new sign language proficiency assessment measures at NTID. Specifics of yearly responsibilities, goals, and objectives will be formalized through annual Plans-of-Work between the Research Assistant Professor and the Director of the NTID Center on Cognition and Language, in consultation with the NTID Office of the Associate Dean of Research and NTID Office of the President.
RIT is an EOE
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI) - Silver Spring, MD
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/
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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.
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)
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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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.
Outpatient Therapist with Residential Treatment Facility – Full time; Glenside location. Minimum MA/MS in human services required. Must have LCSW or LPC in PA. Minimum 1 year experience in mental health.
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: email@example.com Fax: 215.392.6065
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