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June 20, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 32

Editor: Tom Willard

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Silver Spring, MD
FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT IN MASSACHUSETTS FIRST IN COUNTRY TO HOLD THAT THE ADA APPLIES TO WEBSITE-ONLY BUSINESSES
The National Association of the Deaf won a major victory yesterday when Judge Ponsor denied defendant Netflix’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings seeking dismissal of the case. The District Court of Massachusetts is the first court in the country to hold that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to website-only businesses. The underlying lawsuit alleges that Netflix violates the ADA by failing to provide closed captioning on most of its “Watch Instantly” programming streamed on the Internet, thereby denying equal access to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. / NAD

Austin, TX
PARENT OF STUDENT SUES TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF OVER FREQUENT FLIER REWARDS
A woman has sued the Texas School for the Deaf, contesting its policy of keeping airline travel perks earned when students, including her daughter, fly. The school pays for airline tickets for those who live far away to fly home each weekend. The woman, identified only as D.G. in the lawsuit, said the school violated a policy of Southwest Airlines by not giving the so-called Rapid Rewards points, which can be accumulated for free flights, to the woman's daughter. / Austin American-Statesman

Berkeley, CA
BERKELEY CENTER FOR DEAF STUDENTS CELEBRATES ITS ALUMNI
Jimmy Waller is one of the unusually resourceful students who managed to swiftly navigate the crowded hallways at Berkeley High School and to graduate with high test scores, an entrance ticket to a top-tier college, and slew of clubs and activities on his resumé. Heading to Pomona College in the fall, Waller plans to study statistics, sociology, and foreign languages, and eventually work abroad. “I want to study languages, which seems horribly ironic because I’m deaf,” he said, laughing. / Berkeleyside

Pittsburgh, PA
SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF STUDENTS CELEBRATE GRADUATION
On June 8, 30 students participated in the 2012 Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf commencement ceremony, ending their years at WPSD and beginning a new chapter in their lives. The students, from communities throughout Pennsylvania, and their families enjoyed a pre-graduation dinner on the WPSD campus in Edgewood and beautiful weather for the outdoor ceremonies. Peter Bailey, associate executive director of The Learning Center for the Deaf delivered the commencement address. / Patch.com

Brattleboro, VT
AUSTINE STUDENTS CELEBRATE DEAF CULTURE
Students and staff at the Austine School for the Deaf spent Monday celebrating deaf culture, and exploring the possibilities that life holds beyond the walls of the Brattleboro school. Every year the school holds its PAH! Day, which is an Austine tradition that encourages students to set their sights high. Austine School has developed the day which helps the students think about those in the deaf community who have gone on to successful careers. / Brattleboro Reformer

Internet
DEAF IN PRISON: PRISON LIFE AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
There are two major problems with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Primarily, it is technically obsolete. The act predates the Internet, so it doesn’t provide for such essential services as videophone interpreting. Most Deaf can’t use TTY phones, because they involve typing, which brings us back to the initial communication problems of the illiterate and semi-literate. The other problem with the ADA is that it’s terribly un-enforced or under-enforced. The ADA costs money. / CrimeDime

St. Augustine, FL
DEAF, BLIND STUDENT GETS TO FLY PLANE
Katie Inman climbed into the cockpit of the Piper Warrior airplane and put on a thick pair of headphones. The plane roared to life and began taxiing down the runway for takeoff. With her right hand, Katie guided the nose of the plane into the air. With her left, she reached in the back seat of the four-seater plane where her interpreter, Ashley, signed instructions into her hand. Katie, 15, is deaf and blind. On Tuesday, she flew an airplane. / The St. Augustine Record


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Hong Kong
LI WANGYANG: HONG KONG ASKS WHO KILLED TIANANMEN ACTIVIST
Blind and deaf after two decades of imprisonment as a Tiananmen Square activist, Li Wangyang was a defiant symbol of the unrealised promises of democracy in China. His suspicious death on 6 June, just days after he vowed to press ahead the fight for universal suffrage, has caused an uproar in Hong Kong, where public opinion has forced the Chinese government to promise to re-open a criminal investigation into his final moments. Mr Li's death at a hospital in the central province of Hunan was initially ruled a suicide, before it was re-classified as an accident. / BBC News

See Also SIGN-ON SURGE IN ACTIVIST DEATH PROBE / The Standard

Perth, Australia
JOSHUA WILLIAM BIGNELL IN COURT ON DEAF MAN ASSAULT CHARGES
A Kewdale man charged over the bashing of a deaf man at Oats Street Train Station last week has appeared in court today. Joshua William Bignell, 18, made a brief appearance in the Perth Magistrates Court faced with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm. Police will allege Mr Bignell assaulted Seow Oh, 28, of Gosnells, on the station platform in Carlisle last week. Mr Oh, who is profoundly deaf and uses sign language, was walking to his car parked at the station when he was allegedly kicked from behind. / PerthNow

See Also DEAF MAN ASSAULTED AT STATION MAY LOSE SIGHT / ABC News

Germany
DEAF GERMAN BLOGGER READS LIPS AND TWEETS EURO 2012 SIDELINE CHATTER
German national team trainer Joachim Löw's shouts may be loud, but for television viewers, they are drowned out by commentator analysis, cheering fans and the whistle of the referee. They are inaudible, a mystery. Unless you follow Julia Probst's Twitter feed. "Man, Thomas! You gave that away!" she posts, enlightening readers just seconds later as to what Löw shrieked following a bad pass by Thomas Müller. Probst has no trouble understanding Löw and anyone else both on and off the field caught yelling on camera. The 30-year-old has been deaf since birth and can read lips. / Spiegel Online

Mersin, Turkey
KURD WITH LEMON ACCUSED OF SUPPORTING TERROR
A Turkish prosecutor has demanded that a Kurdish man who is deaf, illiterate and unable to speak be jailed for 25 years for supporting terrorism. Possession of a half-lemon was cited as evidence against Mehmet Tahir Ilhan. Lemon can ease the effects of tear gas. Mr Ilhan is charged with making propaganda for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and with taking part in an illegal organisation. Mr Ilhan, a bazaar porter from the city of Mersin, denies the charges. / BBC News

Calgary, AB, Canada
CELLPHONE EMERGENCY OPTIONS MULLED FOR DEAF CALGARIANS
While help is often just a 911 call away for many, thousands of profoundly deaf Calgarians don't have that option. The cellphone is useless for them in emergencies. That's the situation Jake Kuikan's daughter faced this past weekend as she walked home from Starbucks. She saw an altercation but was unable to report it to police. / CBC News

New Zealand
BROADCASTING ORGS PARTNER TO HELP DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED
NZ On Air, TVNZ and South Pacific Pictures have joined together to secure more subtitles on Kiwi DVDs. The move helps extend DVD viewing options for Deaf and hearing impaired audiences. Louise Carroll, the chairperson of the cross sector Captioning Working Group, says the group applauds this development. "New Zealand's level of captioning was among the lowest in the world. NZ On Air is helping remove at least one aspect of this barrier by improving DVD access for more than 700,000 Deaf and hearing impaired people." / Voxy.co.nz

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
EPIC FEASTS IN KAMPOT CAFE
Located on one of Kampot’s sleepy thoroughfares, the Epic Arts Café is a unique fixture in the southern town’s thriving culinary scene. An initiative under Epic Arts, an organisation that seeks to bring people of all abilities together through the creative arts, the café provides work opportunities for deaf and disabled people and a hangout for students of the town’s deaf school. Said café manager Ronise Barreras: “This café is a great launching pad for encouraging deaf and disabled young adults to gain job experience and improve their well-being.” / The Phnom Penh Post

Guam
NEW TECHNOLOGY BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS FOR THE DEAF
In the past if a person who can't hear or speak wanted to communicate with someone over the telephone they would use the TTY, a phone system that voices typed text through an operator. “Really the TTY is very old technology,” Yona Resident Chris Pangelinan told PNC. Pangelinan says a new technology from ZVRS pairs video and an interpreter together to allow him to communicate in a more personal way with anyone, whether they understand sign language our not. / Pacific News Center

Bradford, England
HOW DEAF BRADFORD WOMAN BECAME WORLDWIDE EXPERT ON HORSES
A deaf pupil who spent her Bradford school days dreaming about Horses because she could not hear her teachers has grown up to be a world-wide equine expert. Jane Myers, 48, has battled against her hearing impairment to become a top author on the subject of horse management and welfare and to be an international conference speaker. Mrs Myers, who now lives in Queensland, Australia, grew up in Bolton Junction and went to the former Hanson School where she used to sit unnoticed at the back. / Bradford Telegraph and Argus

London, England
ROBERT FISK HEARS LIFE DIFFERENTLY WHEN HE BECOMES 'DEAF' FOR A DAY
Little things in life like crossing the road safely are something ROBERT FISK takes for granted. But they became much more difficult when he became deaf for the day. "As a keen gig goer who is often left with ringing in his ears at the end of a night I am increasingly worried about the damage I am doing to my hearing. And it was for this reason I took up the invitation from Specsavers to be deaf for the day by having my ears filled with a blue foam which made me only able to hear about 60 per cent of normal levels." / This Is Local London

Kent, England
YOUNGSTERS GIVEN A TASTE OF THE WAVES AT HERNE BAY SAILING CLUB
FOR the third year running Herne Bay Sailing Club hosted a group of deaf and hearing impaired youngsters for an open day in aid of the National Deaf Children's Society. Also involved were Me2, an organisation that encourages hearing impaired kids to participate in sport. Although the wind was too strong for sailing, organisers Claire and Nathan Hudson insured a fun-packed day was had by the 30-strong group of youngsters. / This is Kent

Glasgow, Scotland
DEAF THEATRE CLUB LAUNCHED IN SCOTLAND
Glasgow’s Solar Bear theatre company has set up a Deaf Theatre Club, aimed at increasing attendance and awareness of theatre for members of the deaf community around Scotland. Trial weekend events are to be held in seven theatres, with the company training theatre staff in basic British Sign Language and deaf awareness before the event. The club will be launched at a signed performance of the NTS’s Macbeth at the Glasgow Tramway. / The Stage


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IS BEING DEAF A BLESSING OR A CURSE?
Is being deaf a blessing...or a curse? Sometimes I can't decide. Some days it's funny. Or sometimes it's annoying. I told someone about how I misheard "elevator" as "elephant." It was funny to me -- just another case where I mishear something. However, this person took it seriously and told me what to do when I mishear something. I wanted to hit my head against the wall. I FREAKING KNOW. / Running With A Book Cart

Staten Island, NY
CHURCH HAS MUCH TO CELEBRATE AFTER 5 YEARS
The Church That Never Closes in Prince’s Bay will mark its fifth anniversary on July 1 with a celebration of a new ministry for the deaf and a planned handicapped-accessible addition. “We thank God for the amazing things he has done here in the past five years,” said the Rev. Adolf A. Pagliarulo, pastor. / SILive.com

Newark, NJ
REFLECTIONS ON A PIONEERING DAD
The baby who became my father was born almost completely deaf, able to discern only about 10 percent of all sounds. Early on, he had a hard time understanding anyone who talked to him, and equal difficulty making himself understood. In the face of a society that often regarded the deaf largely as dumb, several physicians misdiagnosed him as mentally disabled. That was how the world generally saw deaf people. His hearing loss frustrated everyone he knew, most of all himself. / The Star-Ledger

Internet
CYBER BULLYING ... IT AFFECTS DEAF KIDS TOO!
Until yesterday I had never experienced anything that could be counted as "pressure" or "bullying tactics" on Facebook. I've been part of some arguments but they've always been between members of my own peer group, friends or classmates. I'd never experienced a situation where an adult was behaving in what could be called an inappropriate way and putting unwanted pressure on young deaf people - and adults too to be fair! / Ni Gallant

Jacksonville, FL
FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF & THE BLIND STUDENTS RIDE THE WAVES
These kids might look like ordinary surfers at Huguenot Park, but there's one tiny difference. They are students from Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind. They are part of the Silent Surfer program. Organizer Paul West says many deaf and blind students think surfing is a closed door. But teams of volunteers work together to make it possible. "We have one instructor, one interpreter who's fluent in sign. They become married and stay together," West said. / First Coast News

Lewiston, ID
LC VALLEY DEAF CLUB STRENGTHENS THE DEAF COMMUNITY
The LC Valley Deaf Club got together Friday at Mad Dog BBQ for one of their many gatherings. The club, founded a year and a half ago, meets to strengthen friendships among those who are deaf in the Valley and to teach the hearing how to sign. LC Valley Deaf Club Founder Gerry Farnsworth-Reynolds, with assistance from sign language translator Cindy Larson, said it's hard on the deaf, in a community where many hearing people don't know sign language. / KLEW


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West Haven, CT
DEAF CONN. MAN MAKES FIREFIGHTING DREAM A REALITY
As flames leapt around him and smoke billowed in the air, Joseph Ronan tugged at a fire hose, attempting to drag it out of the burning building and follow two firefighters in front of him. It wouldn't budge. Realizing the hose was stuck on something around the corner, Ronan could feel himself getting nervous and dizzy. He knew the hose would go flying if he let go. The moment was scary for all the obvious reasons, but there was more behind the fear Ronan felt before he exited the building: He's deaf and can't speak. / Firehouse

Napa, CA
NAPA GROOMER TARYN ENSELE HAS A DOGGONE GOOD TIME AT WORK
Local businesswoman on wheels Taryn Ensele is having a doggone good time catering to her four-legged clients. Ensele, a Napa woman who became deaf as an infant, started her own mobile dog grooming service — Taryn’s Traveling Pet Spa — in June 2010. Launching the enterprise came on the heels of Ensele trying her hand at several jobs over the years that proved rewarding but were not the right fit. / Napa Valley Register

Jacksonville, IL
ISD/ISVI SUPERINTENDENT LEAVING THE STATE
After more than three decades working with deaf and visually impaired students in Jacksonville, Marybeth Lauderdale is leaving. Lauderdale, superintendent of both the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, will move to Pittsburgh as the director of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Her last day here will be July 31. Hands down, it’s the students that she will miss the most, she said. / Jacksonville Journal Courier

Pittsburgh, PA
DT INTERPRETING LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
Deaf-Talk, Inc. has announced the launch of its new website. The site features expanded investor relations pages, updated company detail and improved access to service and product information for current and potential customers. Visitors can more easily search the site, navigate to content that meets their needs and stay in touch with the company through newsletter subscriptions, RSS feeds and email contacts. / MarketWatch

Rochester, NY
DEAF HEALTH PROJECT COORDINATOR NEEDED
Employment for a Deaf person: The National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) at the University will hire a new Health Project Coordinator this summer. The Health Project Coordinator will work on several NCDHR research projects, in collaboration with the NCDHR Research Team. / ASC


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New York, NY
RYAN ADAMS: LIVE AFTER DEAF
Alt-county singer-songwriter Ryan Adams will release a new, limited edition live box set entitled Live After Deaf. Comprising 15 vinyl discs -- one for each of the 15 shows in Adams’ June 2011 “Acoustic Nightmare” tour across Europe -- the collection chronicles the singer’s return to the stage after a two-year hiatus from live performance due to a hearing disease. / jambands.com

Rochester, NY
FUN DEAF FESTIVAL AT ROCHESTER
Today I went to Rochester Deaf Festival at Ellison Park in Rochester, New York. It was first time that I attend kind of that festival since I moved to Rochester last year. Thousand of deaf people came to the festival. Pride and smile of their face could have been noticed. / Deafness and Life Adventures


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Tucson, AZ
DEAF US OLYMPIC HOPEFUL 'TRYING TO MAKE A CHANGE'
With the US Olympic swimming trials taking place this week, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will be popular conversation topics, but make room for another contender, one born almost completely deaf. Marcus Titus, 26, will attempt to qualify in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke events for the 2012 Olympics in London. He currently has the third fastest time in the US for the 100m. He has successfully led a social-media campaign that persuaded USA Swimming to allow the use of hand signals in his events at the US Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. / Fox 4 News

Westwood, MA
GILLETTE AND SHRINERS ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME A REWARD FOR PARNELL
Most of the players running through the tunnel at Gillette Stadium Friday for the Massachusetts Shriners All-Star high school football game will imagine what it would sound like to enter the stadium as a New England Patriot on an NFL Sunday. Leo Parnell, however, can only imagine what it feels like. “You can feel the rumble and the vibrations and you know it’s that time,” said the East Boston lineman who is legally deaf in one ear and only has 10 percent hearing in the other. / Boston Globe


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Chicago, IL
DEAF QUEER CONFAB TO BE LARGEST EVER
The Deaf Queer Men Only (DQMO) conference will be held in Chicago Aug. 1-5, and it will be the largest DQMO event ever—with a waiting list of others eager to attend. The conference features multiple events around Chicago, including the opening ceremony at Spin Night Club, followed later that might by the Blue Black White Contest. There will be speakers and more and a Navy Pier cruise. There will be DQMO events at the Center on Halsted and such area bars as Charlie's, Atmosphere and Jackhammer. / Windy City Times


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PAHrtners DEAF SERVICES

614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
215-884-9770 TTY/V 215-884-6301 FAX

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.

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

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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!”
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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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