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June 13, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 31

Editor: Tom Willard

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Austin, TX
UT ALUMNUS AND DEAF COMMUNITY PROPONENT MARK GOBBLE KILLED IN HIT-AND-RUN INCIDENT SUNDAY
Mark Gobble, a 2012 UT alumnus, died in a hit-and-run incident while jogging on a sidewalk near West Slaughter Lane and Vinemont Drive in southwest Austin on Sunday morning. Gobble, 37, was a husband and father of two children, a proponent for the deaf community, a UT PhD candidate, a teacher, a motivator and an avid skater and the founder of the skate shop Mark Skateboards. / The Daily Texan

HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM WAS INSPIRATION TO DEAF COMMUNITY
The deaf community in Austin lost one of its brightest movers in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend, his colleagues said. A former educator and charismatic leader who owned his own skateboard shop, Mark Gobble had recently completed his doctoral studies at the University of Texas and had once attempted to climb Mount Everest. "We have heavy hearts this morning as we wrestle with the tragic news of the accident that killed one of our own TSD family members," Claire Bugen, superintendent at the Texas School for the Deaf, said in a news release. / Statesman.com

SUSPECT IN JOGGER'S DEATH TURNS SELF IN
The 20-year-old suspect in the Sunday hit-and-run death of a jogger has turned himself in to police, who had been asking the public for help in finding him. Roman Jesus Turullos-Gonzalez had a warrant issued for his arrest, charged with the third-degree felony of failure to stop and render aid. Turullos-Gonzalez showed up to the Travis County Jail around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. / KXAN

FAMILY OF KILLED JOGGER THANKS POLICE
The family of a 38-year-old man who was hit and killed while on a jog is thanking police for their help in the investigation as well as the community, family and friends for their "generosity and love" during this difficult time. Mark Gobble's sister, Dee Dee Fenwick, thanked investigators for their "help and cooperation" in nabbing the 20-year-old suspect in the death, Roman Jesus Turullos-Gonzalez. In addition Fenwick said she was "overwhelmed with the generosity and love" from the community, friends and family. / KXAN

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NATIONAL
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Silver Spring, MD
OFFICIAL CANDIDATES: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
The Election Committee of the NAD Board of Directors put forth five questions to all candidates for board officer and regional representative positions. Scroll down to view candidate answers to these five questions. / NAD

See Also SHERI FARINHA FOR NAD PRESIDENT 2012 / http://sheriannfarinha.com/

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Knoxville, TN
TENNESSEE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF STUDENT DROWNS IN FLORIDA
Knoxville's Tennessee School for the Deaf is mourning the loss of one of their star athletes after a tragic accident while on a vacation in Florida. Yafet Yoseph,18, of Clarksville drowned while swimming in the Gulf in Seagrove, Florida, about 30 miles west of Panama City Beach. "He was just an outstanding student, an outstanding kid. The kind that you don't see many times in your career," said Tennessee School for the Deaf Superintendent Alan Mealka. / WBIR

See Also CHURCH RAISES NEARLY $16,000 TO SEND BODY OF TEEN HOME / NewsChannel5.com

Silver Spring, MD
DEMAND 100% CAPTIONING ACCESS WITH #CAPTIONTHIS AND THE NAD
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is proud of its active support for the #captionTHIS movement. A grassroots campaign energized by the deaf and hard of hearing community, #captionTHIS is pushing for 100% captioning for online video clips, programs and movies not shown on television. “The NAD strongly encourages all content providers, producers and promoters to ensure 100% access to captions for all online video content,” said Bobbie Beth Scoggins, NAD President. / NAD

Orlando, FL
DEAF UCF STUDENTS SAY THEIR WISHES AREN'T HEARD
Robert Purdy Jr., a deaf student who will graduate this summer with a degree in environmental engineering, has struggled with various UCF departments in receiving help for his disability. Although Student Disability Services provides a sign language interpreter and other services for all of his academic needs, that service does not extend to extracurricular activities. For help with clubs or social events, Purdy must petition the Student Government Association or the Office of Student Involvement. / Central Florida Future

Canton, OH
CHANGE IN SERVICES FOR DEAF IN CANTON AREA SHOULD NOT AFFECT AVAILABILITY OF INTERPRETERS
Interpreters for the deaf will continue to be available five days a week when administration of the service transfers from a local agency to Greenleaf Family Center in Akron on July 1. American Sign Language interpreters also will be available as needed at other times, such as when a hearing-impaired person is admitted to a hospital on a Saturday night, said Stephanie Soduk, event and communications manager for Trillium Family Solutions. / Akron Beacon Journal

Longmeadow, MA
WILLIE ROSS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF HOLDS 25TH COMMENCEMENT
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf held its 25th commencement on June 8 at the Foster & Constance Gleason Furcolo Student Center, honoring two students. Victor Rosa, of Springfield, received a diploma and Elvin Maldonado, of Holyoke, received a certificate of completion. / The Republican

Morganton, NC
12 GRADUATE FROM NCSD
In giving his address to the North Carolina School for the Deaf class of 2012, Charles Crowe, a 1963 graduate of the school, brought out a turtle shell, a cutout of a bat and a carving of a wolf. “Don’t be afraid to face the world,” Crowe signed while an interpreter spoke. “Stand up for yourself, don’t shirk responsibility.” With an auditorium packed with supporters to cheer them on, 12 NCSD students concluded their high school careers Wednesday night. / Morganton News Herald

Riverside, CA
SCHOOL FOR DEAF NAMES TOP STUDENTS
California School for the Deaf, Riverside has announced this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian and their personal statements. The valedictorian is Jeremy Warshaw, who plans to go to Gallaudet University this fall. The salutatorian is Emily Forsberg. They were among 37 students who graduated Thursday, June 7, in the school’s Multi-Purpose Activity Center off Horace Street and Arlington Avenue in Riverside. / The Press-Enterprise

Houston, TX
DEAF ROBBER STRIKES TWICE AT NORTH SIDE APARTMENTS
A Houston man whose victims said he spoke “like a deaf person” is accused of robbing two women at knife point Tuesday morning in separate incidents. Rashad Mayo, 28, has been charged with aggravated robbery in the two crimes. Both women told investigators a man approached them from behind as they got out of their cars to enter their apartments, according to court records. / Houston Chronicle

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Shaoyang, Hunan, China
LI DEATH SPARKS MASS PROTEST
Blindfolded protesters wearing white clothing were among 25,000 people who marched to the Central Government Liaison Office Sunday demanding an investigation into the death of blind-and-deaf activist Li Wangyang. The protest followed media reports that the Shaoyang authorities had cremated Li's body despite opposition from his family. Shaoyang officials insisted Li committed suicide. / The Standard

See Also AN INCONVENIENT DEADLY TRUTH / The Standard

London, England
THE WEB PRESENTS DEAF AND DISABLED PEOPLE WITH A DIGITAL GLASS WALL
When you think about the barriers facing deaf and disabled people, it's easy to think about obstacles in the physical world. You might consider the problems a wheelchair user would have getting into a building with steps, or the issues a deaf person who lip-reads might face talking to a shop assistant who mumbles. Increasingly though, it's in the online, rather than the the physical world, where deaf and disabled people are battling a lack of access. It's as though there's a digital glass wall. The content is right in front of you – you just can't access it. / Guardian

Oxford, England
SCHOLARSHIP FOR DEAF STUDENT
Deaf student Helen Willis has been awarded the £6000 ($9,320 US) UK Graeme Clarke Scholarship to help her in her studies at Oxford. Willis lost her hearing when she was only 18 months old due to meningitis. She said, “My parents were told I would never be able to speak and I would need special support for the rest of my life.” / Cherwell.org

Plymouth, England
HOSPITAL SAYS SORRY AFTER DEAF PATIENT LEFT 'TRAPPED'
A deaf patient said he has been treated like a "second-class citizen" after repeatedly being left unable to communicate in hospital. Michael May, aged 27, said a lack of qualified sign-language interpreters left him "trapped" and unable to understand his treatment. The profoundly deaf student, from Saltash, has undergone two foot operations at Derriford Hospital in the past 18 months due to bone problems. / This is Plymouth

Toronto, ON, Canada
THIS TIM HORTONS FRANCHISEE HIRED 82 DISABLED WORKERS
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about the difficulty my daughter, who is deaf and a newly graduated chef, is having trouble finding work in her field. I got a torrent of letters from the disabled and their families cataloguing their often heartbreaking unemployment stories. Then an email arrived from Toronto businessman Mark Wafer. “I am deaf, I have about 20 per cent hearing and have since birth. I could not keep a job as a young man but became a successful business owner. I began hiring people with disabilities in my first Tim Hortons in 1995,” he writes. / The Spec

Melbourne, Australia
BAD HAIR DAYS OVER FOR DEAF
Tradies, machinery operators and the elderly are a step closer to being immunized against hearing loss, with Melbourne researchers cracking a new way of delivering drugs to prevent damage of hearing nerves. Researchers from the Bionics Institute and University of Melbourne's department of chemical and biomolecular engineering have developed a way of packing protein molecules into particles to be injected into the inner ear to prevent hair nerves from dying and causing profound hearing loss. / Herald Sun

Gladstone, Australia
WILLIAMS SET FOR DEAFLYMPICS
Morgan William's dream has been to play basketball at the Deaflympics. After a stellar performance at the Asia Pacific Deaf Basketball World Championship that dream is now a reality. Williams was selected on the Australian team and travelled to Seoul last month to contest the world titles against three other teams. With some tough and closely fought matches Australia finished third. / Gladstone Observer

Perth, Australia
TEENS BASH DEAF MAN AT TRAIN STATION
Police are hunting for two teenagers who brutally bashed a deaf man in Carlisle Monday. Sergeant Naomi Smith said the young men approached the 28-year-old victim on an Armadale-bound train. The offenders followed the man as he got off at Oats Street Station, before violently assaulting him. The victim was punched in the face several times and kicked from behind before a bystander intervened, causing the offenders to run from the scene. The victim was taken to Royal Perth Hospital with several injuries, including a fractured eye socket. / The Sydney Morning Herald

Jakarta, Indonesia
FOR THIS DEAF INDONESIAN WOMAN, BREAKING BARRIERS COMES NATURALLY
“I woke up one morning and everything was quiet.” Angkie Yudistia still remembers that moment 15 years ago when a doctor told her parents that she had lost her hearing. “The doctor asked me my name, but I didn’t say anything because I couldn’t hear him,” she says. Angkie was 10 at the time. She refused to transfer to a school for the disabled and completed her studies at a regular school with a hearing aid. / The Jakarta Globe

Jerusalem, Israel
DEAF-BLIND TROUPE CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY
This is the 10th anniversary of the world's only deaf-blind acting troupe, Nalaga'at, which means "do touch" in Hebrew. The Jerusalem Post recently profiled the company, which was founded to "integrate the deaf-blind into the community, giving them an opportunity to express themselves in a creative way and give their audience a meaningful experience." / Canada.com

Tehran, Iran
IRAN'S FIRST SCHOOL OF PUPPET THEATER FOR THE DEAF OPENS IN TEHRAN
The Art and Cultural Organization of Tehran Municipality has established the first school of puppet theater for the deaf at Shafaq Cultural Center. The school was inaugurated during a ceremony here on Tuesday evening attended by Samineh Baghcheban, daughter of Jabbar Baghcheban, founder of the first Iranian school for the deaf in 1924, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Wednesday. / Tehran Times

Nairobi, Kenya
GOVERNMENT TO GIVE CASH REWARDS TO DEAF ATHLETES
The government has promised to extend cash awards to the disabled persons who win medals at major international events. Speaking during the final day of the Deaf Athletics Championships held at the Nyayo Stadium on Wednesday, Sports Minister Paul Otuoma said the deaf athletes have been in the forefront in bringing medals into the country and should also be given recognition just like their disabled counterparts. / The Star

Mbabane, Swaziland
DEAF, DUMB MAN WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY
A deaf and dumb man is on the police wanted list as it is believed he is linked with a car theft syndicate. Just two weeks ago, he is alleged to have robbed a woman her car valued at E25 000 while at Checkers. Bheki Ndlela (35) of Nhlangano and Mbabane (Zone 5) is wanted for armed robbery. / The Swazi Observer

Lagos, Nigeria
BLIND COBBLER MARRIED TO DEAF AND DUMB AUTISTIC WOMAN CELEBRATE HEALTHY BABY IN LAGOS
A 42-year old blind shoemaker, Sunday Owoyemi, who is happily married to a deaf, dumb and autistic wife, Tawa, has confessed that though they maybe physically impaired, their sex life is absolutely great, adding that they are not lacking in that area of their life. “Our sex life is great. She usually gives it to me real good. We do everything that couples do (laughs) Our challenges do not affect our feelings. We’ve never had any problem in that area of our lives,” he said happily. / Information Nigeria


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Magnolia, TX
DEAF DOGS LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE
You would think dog trainer David Ketterer is just teaching Mica basic commands like sit, stay and come, but if you look a little closer, he's actually teaching the 1-year old Catahoula sign language. Mica is deaf and his original owner got rid of him when he wasn't being obedient. "Normally the dog becomes problematic before they even try to find a solution," said David. But David is helping find that solution at his new training facility, Circle K9 in Magnolia. / KMPH

Kearney, NE
YOUNG VETERAN RUNS TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR USHER SYNDROME
A young veteran is running across Nebraska to raise awareness for Usher Syndrome. This rare disease mostly affects people born deaf and then later in life start to see their vision slowly disappear. Tyler Pool started this journey a week ago by Chimney Rock and is headed to Omaha. He is running for his younger brother Trey who has that rare Usher syndrome. / Nebraska TV

Jacksonville, FL
GWU ALUMNA ANSWERS CALL TO MISSIONS WITH THE DEAF COMMUNITY
Christians who feel called to ministry will tell you that receiving a clear “calling” is a piercing, wonderful experience. A calling brings clarity, but it also demands a response, one that usually requires courage, sacrifice, and deep sense of purpose. Just ask Gardner-Webb alumna and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter Rachel Buck (’09), who leaves this month to fulfill a two-year call to missions with New Life Deaf Ministry (NLDM) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. / abpNEWS

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NLS DIGITAL TALKING BOOKS -- ACCESSIBLE FOR DEAFBLIND?
While attending a national conference, I stopped by the National Library Services (NLS) booth where the Digital Talking Books (DTB) was being promoted as the best answer for blind people to read books. The person at the booth showed me a small device that looks like a tape recorder from the last century. The only difference was this device used a cartridge with a microchip inside instead of tape. The cartridge contained a voice-only version of a well-known book that can be found in print at bookstores and libraries. Uh oh, I immediately saw two problems for me to use this device. / DeafBlind Think Tank

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Silver Spring, MD
ACTION ALERT: SUPPORT DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING TRUCK DRIVERS
For the first time in history, the U.S. Department of Transportation is considering the applications of 45 deaf and hard of hearing individuals submitted by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) for exemptions from the Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL) physical qualification of hearing. The U.S. DOT is also requesting comments from the public, so voice your support now. / NAD

New York, NY
STUDENT'S DESIGN EARNS TOP PRIZE AT SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
A student from Jackson Heights’ Lexington School for the Deaf got to place calls to Borough President Helen Marshall and deaf actor Russell Harvard last week as a reward for designing the institution’s new videophone booth. “I was so surprised someone told me I was the winner,” Stephanie Talavera, who is in the 12th-grade at Lexington, said through an American Sign Language interpreter. “And I’m really excited today.” / TimesLedger

New York, NY
SPURRED BY A TORAH PORTION, ALEXIS KASHAR IS BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS FOR DEAF JEWS
It was an ancient sentence -- a fragment, really -- that changed everything for Alexis Kashar. An attorney specializing in special education and disability rights, she has successfully argued high-profile litigations, including one against Los Angeles County for not making highway call boxes accessible to people with disabilities. Yet despite her focus on the rights of others, Kashar, 45, has repeatedly encountered a roadblock in her own life: access to the Jewish community. As a deaf Jew, she could not understand religious services or participate in organized Jewish life. / JTA

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Florence, AL
SEEING THE 'MIRACLE' WORK
To prepare herself for the role of playing Helen Keller, and to get into the mind of what it was like to be deaf and blind, 10-year-old Julia Harrison’s mom would send her on tasks that required she walk through her house with the lights off. Harrison would have to navigate her house in the dark, a sometimes difficult task considering she has never had to worry about being blind or deaf. But it was an exercise that gave the actress an insight into young Keller’s situation. “It’s kind of difficult because I’m used to seeing and hearing and talking,” Harrison said. / Times Daily

Detroit, MI
DEAF DETROIT RAPPER FEATURED IN SECOND EPISODE OF 'MOTOR CITY RISING'
Deaf rapper Sean Forbes was in the spotlight last Friday in the second episode of "Motor City Rising," a docu-series appearing over several weeks on the Ovation cable network. Musician Forbes is the founder of the Deaf Professional Arts Network, (D-PAN), which attempts to connect deaf and hearing- impaired people to music culture. The three-part "Motor City Rising" is about Detroit artists and entrepreneurs who are doing positive things with their creativity. / Detroit Free Press

North Hollywood, CA
CYRANO EXTENDED AGAIN!
Final extension! Must end July 29th! / Deaf West Theatre

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Oakland, NJ
DEAF HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYER AUSTIN SOLECITTO SET TO PLAY AT BOSTON COLLEGE, HOPES TO PITCH IN MAJORS
Baseball games are filled with constant communication and noise. Coaches yell to their players, fans chant from the stands, umpires shout out calls and catchers talk strategy with their pitchers. For Austin Solecitto, a high school pitcher from New Jersey, none of these things matter. Solecitto is deaf, diagnosed with profound hearing loss at the age of two. By the age of six, he had two implant surgeries to aid his hearing, according to MSNBC. / NESN.com

Butler, NJ
SOCCER: RUMMO SET TO HELP US TAKE ON THE WORLD
James Rummo has competed on a big stage, but never one as big as the World Championships before. On July 16th the Butler native will embark where few have gone as he will be one of 23 men representing the United States in the 2012 World Deaf Soccer Championships in Ankara, Turkey. "I always have [had] my eyes set on this trip to Turkey and I have to say it is such an honor to be selected once again," said Rummo. / NorthJersey.com

Salt Lake City, UT
MILLARD HIGH GIRL INSPIRES BY PLAYING IN SILENCE
Millard High senior Candice Chatland may look like any other athlete on the volleyball court or track. But Chatland can't hear the coaches' instructions or her teammates' encouragement. She can't hear the starting whistle or the final buzzer. She can't hear the crack of the bat or the roar of the crowd. Totally deaf since birth, Chatland could have settled for watching from the sidelines. It would certainly have been easier. / Deseret News

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Falls Church, VA
ADELE KRUG; CHILDHOOD ILLNESS LED TO CAREER TEACHING THE DEAF

Adele Krug, who taught library science at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., for 20 years, died May 20 at Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads in Virginia, where she had lived for 21 years. She was 104. She had a stroke and aspiration pneumonia, said her son, Warren Krug. Adele Gertrude Jensen was born March 30, 1908, in Thief River Falls, Minn. At the age of 8, she had the mumps and suffered a slight hearing impairment. She was told that she would eventually lose her hearing, which she did — but not until she was 93. / The Record

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614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
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PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our staff environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support. As a result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of our existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or have many years’ 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 about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture. Excellent writing and communication skills required. Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and behavioral health concerns. Supervision of direct care staff, development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical concerns.

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the community. Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12 credit hours in human/social science with 2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.

THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR: (Full time position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment. Duties: Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position provides direct client services including encouraging client independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community integration. Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts. Qualifications: HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

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@salisb.com Fax: 215-884-6301 Updated 5-23-12

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* Head of Marketing
* IT and Customer Services Support Officer (with good database management skills and experience)
* Head of Sales (B2B and B2C experience)

For further information about our services and company - please visit our website - www.signvideo.co.uk. For CVs/Resumes - Email: jeff@signvideo.co.uk

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COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website…http://www.csdb.org, under Non-Classified Employment. Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation. Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB - HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-578-2114
Fax: 719-578-2239
E-mail: clutz@csdb.org

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Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications. Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at john.gournaris@state.mn.us.

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HOWARD COLLEGE
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

POSITION NOTICE
SWCID CAMPUS

POSITION: PROVOST #11-308


NOTE: OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING CREDENTIALS PERTAINING TO THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED. WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education. Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation. The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO:
HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
1001 BIRDWELL LANE
BIG SPRING, TX 79720
(432) 264-5100 phone
www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: February 8, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

“Education ... For Learning, For Earning, For Life!”
www.howardcollege.edu

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HOWARD COLLEGE
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

POSITION NOTICE
SWCID CAMPUS

POSITION: EXECUTIVE DEAN #12-301

NOTE:
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING CREDENTIALS PERTAINING TO THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED. WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree required. A minimum of four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting. Legal experience desired. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred. Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $60,077 - $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
1001 BIRDWELL LANE
BIG SPRING, TX 79720
(432) 264-5100 phone
www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: May 23, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

“Education ... For Learning, For Earning, For Life!”
www.howardcollege.edu

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HOWARD COLLEGE
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

POSITION NOTICE
SWCID CAMPUS

POSITION: CAREER PLACEMENT COUNSELOR #12-300

NOTE:
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING CREDENTIALS PERTAINING TO THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED. WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities. For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:
$40,070 - $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE:
Immediately

APPLY TO: HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
1001 BIRDWELL LANE
BIG SPRING, TX 79720
(432) 264-5100 phone
www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

“Education ... For Learning, For Earning, For Life!”
www.howardcollege.edu

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HOWARD COLLEGE
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

POSITION NOTICE
SWCID CAMPUS

POSITION: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH/RECREATION DIRECTOR #12-100

NOTE:
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING CREDENTIALS PERTAINING TO THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED. WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s’ basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
1001 BIRDWELL LANE
BIG SPRING, TX 79720
(432) 264-5100 phone
www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED:
May 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

“Education ... For Learning, For Earning, For Life!”
www.howardcollege.edu

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