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June 12, 2013
Vol. 9, No. 33

Editor: Tom Willard

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Washington, DC
FCC LAUNCHES FUNDAMENTAL RESTRUCTURING OF VIDEO RELAY SERVICE PROGRAM
The Federal Communications Commission on June 10 unanimously adopted comprehensive reforms to further protect and strengthen the Video Relay Service (VRS) program that enables people with disabilities to do what most Americans take for granted: make a simple phone call. Building on a foundation of ongoing reforms and program improvements, the Order initiates fundamental restructuring of the program to support innovation and competition, drive down ratepayer and provider costs, eliminate incentives for waste that have burdened the TRS Fund in the past, and further protect consumers. / Global Accessibility News

West Hartford, CT
ALUMNI PROTEST AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF CHANGES
About 30 American School for the Deaf alumni lined the sidewalk in front of the school on Monday morning, holding purple signs saying "Preserve ASD" and "ASD Not For Sale" and eliciting honks from passing cars. The "Concerned Alumni" group came together to protest the demolition of Gallaudet Hall, the sale of nine acres of property and the possible sale of two other ASD buildings, changes they say were not communicated to the alumni. / The Hartford Courant

See Also OPINION: RAZING GALLAUDET HALL AT THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IS THE BEST COURSE / The Hartford Courant

Brattleboro, VT
DEAF GROUP CRITICIZES AUSTINE HIRE
A statewide deaf advocacy group is criticizing the recent hiring of the new president and CEO of the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Vermont Association of the Deaf says the hiring of William Gurney to lead the Austine School and the VCDHH fails to meet the center's mission of empowering deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Gurney is not deaf and does not have a long history of using American Sign Language. "I am going to be starting my lessons on ASL and I hope to be up to speed on the basics before school opens in September," said Gurney. / Brattleboro Reformer

Salt Lake City, UT
NEW SUPERINTENDENT APPOINTED TO UTAH SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
State School Board member Joel Coleman was selected by the board Friday to serve as superintendent of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Coleman, a former West Valley City councilman who represents District 6 on the State School Board, was chosen from among three finalists to succeed retiring Superintendent Steven Noyce. Coleman is a founder and trustee of Monticello Academy, a charter school in West Valley City, and is employed as a seminary instructor for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. / Deseret News

St. Augustine, FL
SELECT DEAF SCHOOLS GET FUNDING
On paper, it’s $500,000 tucked into a $74.5 billion state budget. In reality, the money represents a growing turf war in the deaf community. Budget language makes the funding available only to schools that use the so-called “auditory-oral” method to teach deaf students. Those schools do not use sign language, but instead teach deaf students to speak, lip read and use whatever hearing ability they have to understand speech. Students who are under age 8 and have hearing aids or cochlear implants (a surgically implanted electronic device) are eligible for the programs. / The St. Augustine Record

Baton Rouge, LA
DEAF FUNDING SOLUTION EMERGES
During the waning days of the session, state Rep. Wesley Bishop picked up a welcome hitchhiker in his push to expand a tax break for the greater New Orleans area. Bishop’s House Bill 75, which is awaiting the governor’s signature, now has two purposes. The original goal of adding a state sales tax exemption for disaster building and affordable housing costs would be achieved. The bill also would authorize the state to spend an additional $1 million a year on the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired. / The Advocate

Pasadena, CA
JUDGE ORDERS RELIEF FOR DEAF CALIFORNIA PRISONERS
California must start providing deaf prisoners in solitary confinement with sign-language interpreters, a federal judge ruled, noting inmates there are 33 percent more likely to kill themselves. The state's obligations stem from a series of orders between 1996 and 2002 in which the Northern District of California found that that disabled prisoners were enduring violations of the American with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. / Courthouse News Service

Corpus Christi, TX
DEAF WOMAN ON TRIAL FOR PROSTITUTION
Sign language interpreters were on hand at the Nueces County Courthouse Monday for an unusual prostitution case, in which the defendant was deaf. Lisa Bouillon, 44, is on trial for soliciting an undercover Corpus Christi police officer. Two sign language interpreters communicated each and every word to Bouillon as the first witness, an undercover police officer, testified about what led up to her arrest. / KiiiTV3

Longmeadow, MA
GRADUATES OF WILLIE ROSS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN LONGMEADOW WILL GO ON TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Five students received their diplomas Friday during a small ceremony on the Longmeadow campus of Willie Ross School for the Deaf. Graduates included David Bach, Andrea Caraballo, Christina Om, Elizabeth Herd and Brendon Ray. / The Republican

Riverside, CA
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: 61 GRADUATES, 61 STORIES
The 61 seniors in the Class of 2013 chose the colors (teal and black); gave a class gift (money); and filed in to the recorded strains of Pomp & Circumstance, though it’s highly unlikely that the tune will be looping through their brains for days to come. What a break that is! Just like any other high school graduation, the California School for the Deaf was exceptionally gracious to the impaired — in this case, the sign-language impaired. While senior Maela Corley-Gamble signed “The Star-Spangled Banner” with powerful, swaying movements, KC Aldoco, a school employee, sang the words. / The Press-Enterprise

See Also VIDEO: CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF GRADUATES CELEBRATE IN FREMONT / The Contra Costa Times

See Also MICHIGAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF GRADUATION GALLERY 2013 / MLive.com


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Ottawa, ON, Canada
DEAF-BLIND OTTAWA WOMAN ANGRY AFTER 'HUMILIATING' AIR CANADA FLIGHT
An Ottawa-area woman who is both blind and deaf has launched a formal complaint against Air Canada after a difficult trip to Alberta last week that she says left her frightened and humiliated. Christine 'Coco' Roschaert is a 33-year-old motivational speaker who has travelled the world to advocate for the rights of the deaf-blind community. She was born deaf and lost most of her sight in her late teens through a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. Roschaert has taken more than 1,000 flights to 50 countries around the world for her speaking engagements. / CTV News

Edinburgh, Scotland
DUMMY JIM TELLS STORY OF DEAF-MUTE SCOTSMAN WHO CYCLED TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
The film will have its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013. In May 1951, deaf James Duthie cycled alone from his Scottish fishing village to the Arctic Circle. He published his account of his three-month journey in the book I Cycled into the Arctic Circle, which became the inspiration for this totally unique mixture of documentary, fiction, and… / The List

Brighton, England
DEAF MAN INJURED IN BRIGHTON MOPED ATTACK
A deaf decorator fears he may lose the first job he has had in four years after he was attacked in the street. Andrew Martin suffered back injuries after a youth riding a moped kicked him while he waited for a bus. Now he and his father are appealing for help from the public to track down the men responsible for the attack. / The Argus

London, England
CLUBBERS REALLY FEEL THE BEAT AT THE 'DEAF LOUNGE'
This is a night club with a difference. Although they play music here at the “Deaf Lounge” in the Tottenham district of London, not everyone can hear it. Some of those making shapes on the dance floor are feeling the beat purely through vibrations. This is thought to be the first club of its kind in the British capital for deaf people. / euronews

Warrington, England
A BIGGER AND BETTER DEAF MUSEUM OPENS
THE Deaf Museum has officially reopened and this time it is bigger and better than before. Located on Wilson Patten Street, the museum and archives centre wishes to promote and preserve the history of deaf people by showcasing their community, culture and language under one roof. The President of the Warrington Deaf Club, Tony Boyce, was on hand to open the centre to the public on Friday along with the BBC who were filming a new documentary on the British Deaf History Society, which is to be aired later this year. / Warrington Guardian

Yorkshire, England
DURSLEY BOY, 11, TAKES ON 25-MILE YORKSHIRE CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY SUPPORTING HIS DEAF BROTHER
A small boy from Dursley has taken on a big challenge and conquered Yorkshire’s highest peaks to raise £1,200 for charity. Thomas Cockram, 11, took on the 25-mile three-peak challenge to raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as his older brother Sam, 15, is deaf. Regularly ascending and descending hundreds of metres, it was no easy task to reach the peaks, especially Whernside which is 728 metres high. / Gazette

Helsinki, Finland
DEAF ASSOCIATION WARNS OF BOGUS FUNDRAISING SCAMS
Representatives of the Finnish Association of the Deaf say they have been contacted about the fake fundraising scam taking place in various public places. The fundraisers have themselves posed as deaf persons, claiming to be assisting the deaf. The Association has contacted the police about the matter. The organization’s fundraising activities in Finland are subject to official authorization and are very tightly regulated. / YLE News

Toowoomba, Australia
DEAF MAN SHARES 'BENEFITS' OF SIGN LANGUAGE
James Kerwin would love to see more people using sign language in Toowoomba - and his new course will be a step in that direction. Mr Kerwin, who is deaf, said learning Australian sign language, or Auslan, had "tremendous" benefits. "It helps you to communicate with deaf people you know and come across. You get to learn another language that is very useful (and) it helps you to think visually and spatially," he said. / Toowoomba Chronicle

New South Wales, Australia
SUBSIDIZED ALARMS FOR DEAF
The Deaf Society of NSW is helping to avert tragedies this winter. It has partnered with Fire and Rescue NSW and the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care to provide the NSW smoke alarm subsidy scheme. The scheme subsidises the cost of visual and tactile smoke alarms to people who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing. Under the scheme, alarms worth up to $650 are available from around $50. / St George and Sutherland Shire Leader

Hong Kong, China
PUPILS IN SCHOOL FOR DEAF ALLEGE ABUSE BY TEACHERS
Students have complained to the Equal Opportunities Commission about discrimination and bullying they say they faced from teachers in a school for the deaf in Diamond Hill. A group of students, alumni and parents of Chun Tok School pupils yesterday asked the equality watchdog to look into five cases they said involved abuse and detention over two years. It came as a teacher said the school last week received a threatening phone call, allegedly from a parent. About 30 complaints against the school, made by pupils past and present, have been exposed in the past months. / South China Morning Post

New Delhi, India
MAN ACQUITTED OF CHARGE OF RAPING DEAF AND DUMB WOMAN
A man, accused of raping a deaf and dumb woman who later gave birth to his child, has been acquitted by a Delhi court which noted the victim's statement that physical relations were established with her consent. Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna acquitted Noida resident Suraj, saying that as per the DNA reports, he is the father of the woman's child and if she had supported the police version, it could have nailed the accused. / Business Standard

Mbabane, Swaziland
MISS DEAF REPORT READY
A report surrounding the contro-versy in hosting the Miss Deaf Queen of Africa has been compiled and is ready for submission. It explains the whole saga that led to the abrupt resignation of former Miss Deaf Pageant Director Noku-thula Mbatha after citing sabotage by the Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture (SNCAC) over a licence to host the International Miss Deaf Queen of Africa. / Times of Swaziland


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Santa Fe, NM
DEAF STUDENT OVERCOMES CULTURAL, EMOTIONAL BARRIERS WITH HELP OF FAMILY, SCHOOL AND SPORTS
In American Sign Language, Immanuel Neubauer introduces himself as “Immanuel 12.” In his first year as a student at New Mexico School for the Deaf in 2006, it seemed that everywhere he went at the school, he was asked two questions: What’s your name?” “How old are you?” After a while, he just automatically added the 12 to his name. With his hand in a fist, and his palm facing outward — rather than inward, which is standard — he would flick out the index and middle finger to indicate the number 12. And, “it stuck,” said Amanda Lujan, a teacher at NMSD. / The Santa Fe New Mexican

Farmington Hills, MI
NONPROFIT CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF HELPING HEARING-IMPAIRED SENIORS
Troy resident Monalee Ferrero-Kupik grew up in an almost completely silent home — living with her grandparents who were deaf until she was 12 years old. Even though Kupik could hear, sign language was her first language. She learned how to speak English from the neighborhood children. Even as a young child, Kupik acted as an interpreter for her grandparents. “I remember one time, my grandfather sideswiped another car. I was about 8 years old, and I had to get out of the car and be the interpreter. It was scary,” Kupik said. / The Oakland Press

Detroit, MI
MICHIGAN'S DEAF SERVICES SHORTAGE
Michigan ranks number eight in the country when it comes the deaf population, however, it also ranks number 47th when it relates to the number of sign language interpreters it has. Those who are deaf say there is no question that more interpreters are needed. The Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services organization based in Farmington Hills is among the few groups helping this community out around the clock. / TV 20 News

Byron Center, MI
UNITING THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING COMMUNITY
Advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing community say services have been cut deeply in Michigan in the last three years, making it ever more important for them to support each other. They did that at the 18th Annual Silent Celebration in Byron Center Saturday. An estimated 250 people from across the state gathered for a picnic and games. Participants say this is one of the only events in Michigan, so many make the trip. / wzzm13.com

Washington, DC
FSDB DEAF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT D.C.
Deaf and hard of hearing eighth grade students at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) recently visited Washington, D.C., as part of a program sponsored by Government in Action. Established in the mid-1980s, the Government in Action program made it possible for deaf and hard of hearing eighth graders at FSDB to visit the nation’s capital, key monuments and memorials, and connect with what they had learned in American History and civics classes. / The St. Augustine Record

Rolla, MO
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY HELPS DEAF RHS GRADUATE COMMUNICATE BETTER
While many people use FaceTime or similar video chat software to see who they are talking with on their smartphones, similar technology is also helping the deaf communicate in a new way. Tami Richardson-Nelson, who grew up in Rolla and is a 1977 Rolla High School graduate, is deaf and recently showed The Rolla Daily News how high-tech video telephone technology helps her communicate faster. By using a video relay service, Richardson-Nelson can make calls and talk to her family or friends using sign language and the help of interpreters. / The Rolla Daily News


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St. Augustine, FL
FLAGLER'S ADULT EDUCATION INNOVATES WITH A CLASS FOR THE DEAF
As with many programs related to the Flagler County school district, attention in the last few weeks focused on the district’s Flagler Technical Institute – its mostly self-funded Adult Education program – as it became subject to budget cutbacks. The discussion risked obscuring one of the technical institute’s more innovative recent advances. The institute is reaching out to the county’s deaf community, offering a graduation-equivalency diploma GED preparation class geared to their needs. The curriculum will focus on math, English, science, and social studies and will be the first of its kind in the area. / FlaglerLive.com

Boston, MA
MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR ENROLLS DEAF CHILDREN IN NEW CLINICAL TRIAL OF AUDITORY BRAINSTEM IMPLANT
The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate, is now enrolling a select group of deaf infants and children in a new FDA-approved clinical trial of an Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI). This study will evaluate how the Nucleus 24 ABI improves the hearing and quality of life of deaf infants and children who do not have neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and are not cochlear implant candidates. Outcomes will include subjective and objective measures of hearing before and after ABI surgery. / News-Medical.net

Riverside, CA
AUTHOR OF THESIS ON DEAF CULTURE EARNS UNIVERSITY HONOR
Cal State Fullerton Class of 2012 graduate Ian J. Barraza, who earned a master’s degree in American studies, is the recipient of the university’s 2013 Giles T. Brown Outstanding Thesis Award for “Lend Me Your Eyes: Attending to Deaf Culture and the Maneuverability of Identity.” Members of the award committee characterized the thesis as “excellent, lucid, interesting, well-written and exceptionally well-researched.” / The Press-Enterprise

Washington, DC
NATIONAL DEAF EDUCATION CENTER PUBLISHES FINDINGS
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center is pleased to announce the publication of “Critical Needs of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Public Input Summary,” a ground-level reference on how people are describing and experiencing the barriers they encounter for the deaf and hard-of-hearing children in their homes or workplaces. This analysis is taken from 1,400 comments from 775 respondents broad in geographic, affiliation, and linguistic diversity. / PRWeb


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Cincinnati, OH
ENSEMBLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES REMAINDER OF SEASON
Michael Evan Haney will stage Nina Raine's Tribes (Jan. 29-Feb. 16, 2014) at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Tribes is about Billy, the deaf son of an outspoken family obsessed with self-expression. He has adapted to his family but not vice versa. Then he begins to connect with the deaf community, and his family resents his new "tribe." The show uses spoken and sign language as well as subtitles so audiences can fully follow the action. The show has been a hit in New York and London [but has] only been seen at a few theaters in the U.S. / Cincinnati Citybeat

Boston, MA
STUDENTS FROM HORACE MANN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN ALLSTON PERFORM WITH BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHESTRA
Six students from the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Allston joined the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on stage last week for a performance at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. [The students] participated in morning workshops to learn about the theater and compose their own American Sign Language (ASL) poetry. / Boston.com


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Buffalo, NY
DEAF SWIMMER GOING FOR THE GOLD
There were only a few days left before Sunday’s fund-raiser and Susanne Williams had enough items to fill the deep end of a swimming pool. Williams is waiting for a Patrick Kaleta jersey from the Buffalo Sabres, but she already has sterling silver bracelets, a 10-piece Rachel Ray cookware set, a flat screen television and an iPod Nano, with more on the way. The reason for the fund-raiser is Scott Farrell, a gifted swimmer who according to Williams, his loving mother, can do anything he puts his mind to athletically. / The Buffalo News

Chicago, IL
CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT GIVES DEAF BASKETBALL PLAYERS A NEW HOME
At Horner Park on Thursday evenings, Jose Roman and Antonio Clark practice vehemently with a Chicago Park District basketball team called The Rebels. One thing that's astonishing is the skill and speed of these players as they pass with fluidity, deathly steal the ball from the offensive team, and tear through defense as they swish a stunning two-point shot. What might not be so apparent is the disability that they’re playing with. They are Deaf, and not letting their disability be a factor in playing a sport that they both adore, thanks to The Chicago Park Districts’ Special Recreation program. / Digital Journal

Braintree, MA
BRAINTREE RESIDENT PARTICIPATES IN MOTORCYCLE RIDER COURSE FOR DEAF
A Braintree resident participated in what Training Wheels owner Rick Sigel believes is the first motorcycle rider course for deaf riders over the weekend. Erin Barre was one of 10 participants in the two-day course at Fuller Middle School in Framingham on June 8 and 9. The company has taught deaf students before, but Sigel said it was always a scramble to find an interpreter willing to help. "When a deaf student calls, there's nothing we can do for them," said Sigel. / Patch.com

Toledo, OH
BOOK BY SYLVANIA NATIVE, FORMER UT TENNIS PLAYER BRAD MINNS TELLS LIFE GROWING UP DEAF
Brad Minns sat down about 10 years ago to write a memoir on a life riddled with pain when he encountered a new one. “It was a challenge,” said Minns, a Sylvania native and a former University of Toledo tennis standout. His prolonged case of writer’s block is over, and Minns is ready to inspire. Never Give Up!, a book trumpeting the various challenges tackled by the deaf 47-year-old, soon will be available for sale. / Toledo Blade


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COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
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2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

Applications being accepted for Literacy Specialist / Coach Teacher of the Deaf, visit CSDB website at www.csdb.org where the official job announcement in its entirety is posted. This position will support teachers in the use of effective instructional strategies in ASL/English Language Arts classrooms and across content areas as well as support teachers in analyzing and applying assessment data to guide instructional strategies. Excellent Benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
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33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
E-mail: clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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Job Announcement

Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH) is the chief executive officer for the Commission and is responsible for the implementation and execution of its programs and services. To apply visit: http://statejobs.nebraska.gov/

For More Information: Contact Ms. Lori Burrage, NCDHH Business Manager at 402-471-3593 or by email at lori.burrage@nebraska.gov

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Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing employment opportunities.

Due to an established new service model, the William Center has the following career opportunities:

Director of William Center
Qualifications:

Masters Degree In Deaf Education and or clinical discipline.
Minimum 5 years direct service , administrative experience.
Training/experience in program development.
Proficiency in ASL
Responsibilities:
Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Oversee the supervision and development of all William Center staff.
Develop and implement program budgets.
Work closely with the clinical and educational support staff.
Maintain accurate records.

Vocational Teacher
Qualifications:

Minimum of a bachelors degree in Deaf Education or Vocational Education, MA preferred.
ASL proficiency.
Knowledge of child development.
Knowledge of curriculum and assessment.
Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques.
Ability to plan, organize, develop, manage and evaluate classroom and field activities for diverse learning levels.
Demonstrated competency in behavior management techniques including de-escalation intervention and restraints.
Must be willing to obtain and maintain CPI certification and have the physical ability to perform restraints.
Valid driver’s license required and willingness to obtain a VT bus license.
Responsibilities:
Teach all levels of content area.
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives.
Use formal and informal procedure to evaluate student progress.
Participate in ongoing staff trainings.
Perform other related duties as required by program director.
Carries out the policies and procedures of VCDHH in a professional positive manner within and outside the school

Job Coach
Qualifications:

Two years college required.
Two years experience in job coaching field preferred.
Understand the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
Demonstrated competency in communication skills including ASL.
Knowledge of child development.
Demonstrate and competency with behavioral management teaching.
Valid driver’s license required and willingness to obtain a VT bus license.
Responsibilities:
Accompany student to job site.
Facilitate communication between student and others at the job site.
Assist student in following employers directions.
Submit weekly reports on student progress.
Respond to the emotional behavioral and physical need of the student.
Obtain and maintain certification in First Aid, CPR and restraint training.
Carry out the policies and procedure of the Vermont Center in a professional manner within and outside the school

Therapeutic Coach multiple job positions available
Qualifications:

21 years old, required.
Four years of college in related field and three years experience, required.
Demonstrated competency in communication skills.
Demonstrated competency in ASL.
Experience in implementing therapeutic inventions.
Demonstrated competency in behavior management techniques including de-escalation, intervention and restraints.
Must be willing to obtain and maintain CPI certification and have the physical ability to perform restraints.
Valid driver’s license required and willingness to obtain a VT bus license.
Responsibilities:
Active team participant in the development/implementation. Reporting of treatment and behavior plans for all students.
Provide continual support/feedback for emotional, behavioral and physical need of the student.
Active team participant in crisis intervention for de-escalation, interventions, restraints and post-intervention meetings.
Complete Incident reports in as timely manner.
Assist teacher in classroom management.
Assist clinical staff in management of the milieu.

Therapist Multiple job positions available.
Qualifications:

21 years old, required.
MA degree in School Psychology, Mental Health, Counselling or Clinical.
Social Work and a minimum of 2 yrs experience required.
Qualified state and or national licensure as a School Psychologist or Social Worker.
Experience in implementing therapeutic milieu.
Knowledge of Deafness.
Demonstrated competency in ASL
Must is willing to obtain and maintain CPI certification and have the ability to perform restraints.
Valid driver’s license required and willingness to obtain a VT bus license.
Responsibilities:
Leadership role in the implementation of therapeutic milieu- including the development/implementation/reporting of treatment and behavior plans for all students.
Provide continual support/feedback for emotional, behavioral and physical needs of the student.
Active team participant in crisis intervention for de-escalation, interventions, restraints and post- intervention meetings.
Provides individual and group counselling to students.
Provide service coordination and family interventions.
Prepare transition plans.
Design and implement ongoing staff training.
Perform other related duties as required by program director.

Please send letter of interest, resume to Kelly Therieau
ktherieau@vcdhh.org

Or
Kelly Therieau
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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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, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or 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, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf culture to fill the following positions:

-- OFFICE MANAGER (Full time position)
-- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR (Full time position)
-- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS (full-time, part-time and on-call positions available)

Go to our Website at www.PAHrtners.com to learn more details of each of these positions!

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Email: lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301; 215-884-9770 TTY/V

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