deafweekly

 

June 20, 2018
Vol. 14, No. 35

Editor: Tom Willard

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Internet
FLORIDA JURY AWARDS DEAF COSTCO WORKER $775 IN DISABILITY ROW
A Florida federal jury has issued a $775,000 verdict against Costco for not providing adequate accommodations to a deaf employee, but found that the retailer didn’t discriminate or retaliate against the worker based on her disability when it fired her. / Law360

Atlanta, GA
LAWSUIT: GEORGIA VIOLATING RIGHTS OF DEAF INMATES
On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of 14 deaf or hearing-impaired Georgia inmates in U.S. District Court in Macon. “Deaf individuals deserve the same opportunities as other incarcerated individuals to access educational and other programs that can reduce their sentences, get out of taxpayer-funded prisons, and rebuild their lives,” said Sean J. Young, Legal Director for the ACLU of Georgia. / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New York, NY
NYPD SENDS OUT VISOR CARDS TO BETTER COMMUNICATE WITH DEAF DRIVERS
The NYPD will send out visor cards with visual cues and steps to make traffic stops more intelligible for the thousands of licensed New Yorkers who are deaf or hard of hearing, the Police Department announced Wednesday. The cards — which will be mailed tomorrow to the 11,590 New Yorkers whose licenses designate that they are deaf or hard of hearing — provide instructions for drivers in the event they are pulled over and guidelines for police to interact with drivers. / NY Daily News

Winter Park, FL
CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OFFERS HELP TO THE DEAF TO BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON
Being prepared for an emergency is important for everyone but can be a struggle for some. This is why one organization is keeping in mind those who are deaf and hard of hearing. Kumar Singh was born to parents who thought he was a child who could hear. "For example I am the only deaf in a big family," Sing explained. "And as a result my family doesn't always know how to deal with that." / Central Florida News 13

Charleston, WV
PROMINENT PROFESSOR, AUTHOR OF DEAF EDUCATION RETURNS TO WEST VIRGINIA
Paul Ogden left West Virginia a half-century ago to help others like him. He returned to the state this weekend feeling like he’s accomplished just that. Ogden visited in Charleston to celebrate his 50th class reunion from Stonewall Jackson High School. He was co-valedictorian, but perhaps more notably, he was the only deaf graduate in his entire 500-person class. / Charleston Gazette-Mail

Phoenix, AZ
MARICOPA COUNTY AIMING TO MAKE VOTING EASIER FOR DEAF, HARD OF HEARING
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is taking steps to make voting accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes told KTAR News 92.3 FM he wants to make it easy for them to register and vote. “One of the things we’re exploring right now is potentially doing some videos online with closed captioning and also using ASL to get through some of the instructions,” he said. / KTAR

Rochester, NY
ROCHESTER SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF UNVEILS NEW PLAYGROUND
A whole new world has opened up on the campus of Rochester School for the Deaf. Tucked beside Denton Hall lies a unique landscape specially designed for the school’s youngest attendees. This space comprises the RSD Early Childhood Center’s Natural Playground, a multipurpose site designed to promote positive learning and developmental outcomes through imaginative play. RSD officially unveiled the playspace June 14, but the seeds for the project were planted three years ago. / Democrat and Chronicle

Cincinnati, OH
ST. RITA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF'S HAUNTED HOUSE DEMOLISHED
A Tri-State icon is no more.  The building used as a haunted house by St. Rita School for the Deaf for nearly four decades was demolished Wednesday.  The school used the red brick building, which sits atop a hill off Interstate 75, as a means to fundraise and provide scholarships. Countless Greater Cincinnatians flocked to the spot for a good scare each season.  / WCPO

West Hartford, CT
16 GRADUATE FROM AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
To her fellow American School for the Deaf graduates, Craichelle Morrison Wednesday night spoke about overcoming discrimination and sharing skills and talents with the community. “Who am I?” Morrison said. “I am a black, deaf woman. I am very unique. I’m not like everyone else.” She said she has felt oppressed in the hearing world, that she feels women have been oppressed, and has experienced discrimination as a black person. / Hartford Courant

Brookings, SD
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING DEAF MAN'S DEBIT CARD
A woman was arrested after allegedly stealing a deaf man's wallet and using his debit card repeatedly. Arlene Saice, 28, of Brookings, was arrested May 31 in Charles Mix County after police tracked transactions made with the debit card and identified Saice in security footage at the places some of the transactions were made. The wallet was stolen from a deaf man who told police in writing that he had met Saice online days earlier and that she had stolen from him. / Daily Republic News

Clemson, SC
SOUTH CAROLINA PROGRAM OFFERS FREE SMOKE DETECTORS
Waking up to the sound of a fire alarm in the middle of the night can be scary, but what's even scarier is not waking up. For the deaf and hard of hearing, it's a reality. It happened to Jason Hurdich, who teaches ASL at Clemson University. "I was dead asleep, unaware what was going on around me," Hurdich said through an interpreter. "Then all of the sudden, firefighters were in my apartment. They busted the door down." / WJBF

See Also FREE HEARING IMPAIRED SMOKE DETECTORS FOR DISABLED OKLAHOMANS / News9.com


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PRESERVING DEAF TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY

The Silent Network, the nation’s first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing television network, which started in 1979, has been hard at work on its major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH broadcast TV shows for the benefit of today’s viewers. Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly. Viewers can watch on their TV, tablet, mobile device, or computer. Visit www.TheSilentNetwork.tv for more background information or watch the shows at www.WAWO.tv. Join and support this major historical undertaking!

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INTERNATIONAL
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Beijing, China
DEAF WOMAN WINS SPOT AT TOP UNIVERSITY AFTER MASSIVE EFFORT PAYS OFF
Most of you will have heard the saying, "When one door closes, another one opens." That really reflects the encouraging story of a deaf woman from central China who earned a place at a top Chinese university for a doctorate, relying on her ability to lip-read. Jiang Mengnan, 26, was recently accepted by the School of Life Science at Tsinghua University for a doctorate and will begin her study at China's top university in Beijing from September, Yangtze Evening News reported. / Shine News

Capetown, South Africa
APP HELPS DEAF PATIENTS BETTER MANAGE TREATMENT
Two medical students at the University of Cape Town, Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu, are developing an app and Web site to improve the experience of deaf patients using facilities. The solution will help the deaf to explain and communicate with healthcare about symptoms, treatment and medication for common medical conditions. / ITWeb

Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
TOXIC TREATMENTS: CHOOSING BETWEEN DEAFNESS AND DEATH
The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu. Lying in his hospital bed, he knew that something was very wrong. The world was rapidly closing off to him. He could hear muffled, indistinct sounds coming from doctors, but he couldn’t quite make out what they were saying. Just 14 years old, Khumbulani was rapidly going deaf. / WPRO

Jamaica
RED TAPE SLOWS DEAF CAN! COFFEE'S PROGRESS
A business built on partnership, youthful exuberance and a goal of empowering deaf youths, Deaf Can! Coffee is striving to expand its reach. But prospects of increasing their reach and advocacy through a mobile unit are being delayed. A trailer provided through a grant program arrived in Jamaica in April but the non-profit entity is yet to receive it. / The Jamaica Star

Jakarta, Indonesia
HEARING ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS ADVOCATE DEAF RIGHTS
When joining a group of applicants for a graphic designer position, Ricendy Januardo was asked to make a design sample that would be later assessed by a prospective boss in an interview session. The work of the graduate of the Jakarta Arts Institute visual communication design student was so good that his competitors praised him. Not long after that, a member of the human resources department approached him, saying: “Please go home now.” / The Jakarta Post

Rwanda
THE DAIRY FACTORY THAT EMPLOYS THE DEAF
One factory in Kigali has opted to hire deaf workers and everyone is happy. Masaka Creamery Ltd, that is popular for its tasty yogurt, has about 28 workers and more than 60 percent of them are deaf. When The New Times visited the factory yesterday, they were greeted by an employee who was seated behind the reception desk. / The New Times

Accra, Ghana
IN GHANA, THE DEAF LIVE IN ISOLATION
In 1957, Andrew Foster, an African American missionary, arrived in Ghana to establish a school for the deaf. He had been deaf since the age of 11 and knew the struggles of communicating as a child. In Ghana, he convinced regular schools to let him use their classrooms after hours to teach deaf children. Word spread and it wasn't long until there were 300 children wishing to attend the lessons on a waiting list. / Al Jazeera


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LIFE & LEISURE
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Mansfield, OH
DEAF ANXIETY: 'WHAT IF THEY THINK I'M IGNORING THEM/'
As a child with hearing loss I was taught to read lips, to enunciate my own speech, to carefully clean and store my hearing aids. Surrounded by a community of able-bodied people, I was also taught to blend in and pass as a hearing person. The nod and smile, the awkward half-laugh — these are my go-to responses when I don’t hear something. It is not that I am ashamed of my hearing loss or my hearing aids. These things are a part of who I am, and I am proud of my identity. / Richland Source

Internet
SPEAKSEE MAKES IT SIMPLE FOR A DEAF PERSON TO JOIN A GROUP CONVERSATION
There’s a great deal of activity in the fields of speech recognition and the “Internet of Things,” but one natural application of the two has gone relatively unpursued: helping the deaf and hard of hearing take part in everyday conversations. SpeakSee aims to do this (after crowdfunding, naturally) with a clever hardware design that minimizes setup friction and lets everyone communicate naturally. / TechCrunch

New London, NC
BBQ FUNDRAISER BENEFITS 3-YEAR-OLD DEAF GIRL
Once they noticed 3-year-old Aly Speight was experiencing developmental delays, her parents then wondered “if she’s hearing us.” Katelyn Speight explained the circumstances that led to further tests for daughter Aly. In December 2017, the Speights learned Aly suffered from sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), or deafness. SNHL results from damage to the tiny hair cells in the inner ear. / The Stanly News & Press

Springfield, MO
DEAF INTERPRETATION
Ramona G. Banks can look back on some of her earliest years and see God preparing a path for her to enter ministry to the deaf. Growing up, one of her friends from school had deaf parents. At 15, she began attending a deaf church, and a year later, she worked and interpreted for a deaf man who repaired shoes. / AG.org


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HAPPY ALMOST SUMMER

Want to learn more about how to calm yourself? Learn about what is mindfulness? See topic of interest this month:

http://healthbridges.info/

Healthbridges is a website for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing that posts information about behavioral health and resources in American Sign Language.

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West Lafayette, IN
DEAF WOMAN HOPES TO EARN PILOT'S LICENSE THROUGH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
One deaf California woman with a passion for the high skies hopes to earn her pilot’s license next month through a special program at Purdue University Airport. As Julia Velasquez prepares to take the test for the coveted license in July, she says the seven-week opportunity, made possible through a scholarship, is a dream come true. “Ever since I was little, I have always been fascinated by the sky. I’ve always wanted to fly,” Velasquez said through an interrupter. / Fox News

Brockport, NY
ROLE REVERSAL GIVES BROCKPORT STUDENTS LESSON IN TREATING DEAF PATIENTS
Nursing students at the College at Brockport now have a new understanding of the challenges faced by the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. On Wednesday, students experienced a role reversal simulation in which they were given a fake illness and had to seek medical help without being able to speak. The students had to communicate with members of the deaf community to get the help, relying only on facial expressions, hand gestures and written notes. / WHAM

Phoenix, AZ
ASU GAMMAGE TESTING APP FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED, TRANSLATION SERVICES
ASU Gammage is testing an app that will make sure that patrons with hearing impairment or need translation services “never miss a word.” The GalaPro app will be available for use during Gammage’s “School of Rock” performances, which opens Tuesday. Created in 2015, the program gives translation and captioning to phones for plays and operas. Users can select the program they are viewing and the app will begin automatically as the show does. / KTAR

Cedar Rapids, IA
NEW TECHNOLOGY RESONATES WITH YOUNG CEDAR RAPIDS PATIENT
One of the things Kassi Tuthill loves about her role as an occupational therapist is the marriage of science and creativity. Where science offers a solution to an issue, creativity can make it happen. It was through this combination of science and creativity that Tuthill, a Witwer Children’s Therapy Center therapist, found a new way to help one of her young patients. / The Gazette


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Los Angeles, CA
'ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE': LOVE STORY TO STAR MARRIED DEAF ACTORS TROY KOTSUR AND DEANNE BRAY
An unforgettable love story inspired by one of the most romantic movies of all time. Stephen Sachs directs Deaf actors Deanne Bray and Troy Kotsur in Sachs' newest play, inspired by the screenplay for Noël Coward's "Brief Encounter." The world premiere of "Arrival & Departure" will open on July 14 and continue through September 30 at the Fountain Theatre. / Broadway World

Portland, OR
THE FIRST-EVER NORTHWEST DEAF ARTS FESTIVAL IS GONNA BE A HIGH-TECH AFFAIR
A hip-hop artist who incorporates sign language into his shows, an award-winning deaf dancer, and a visual and tactile sound system: The first-ever Northwest Deaf Arts Festival kicks off this Saturday, June 16, and it’s going to be a high-tech, multi-disciplinary show. The new event, centered on accessibility for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) community, takes place at Mississippi Studios. / PDX Monthly


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Instructional/Support Faculty - Cultural and Creative Studies - Tenure Track
3859BR
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
NTID Cultural & Creative Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status):
Tenure-Track
Faculty Discipline:
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 15-Aug-2018

Department/College Description
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:

NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world’s first effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000 full and part-time students, over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Department of Cultural and Creative Studies offers courses and programs to undergraduates in the broad areas of Deaf cultural studies and performing arts, as well as general education. The department serves deaf students enrolled in associate degree programs at NTID, and both hearing and deaf students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs through agreements with the College of Liberal Arts at RIT.

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City" by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”

Detailed Job Description
Teach two or three courses per semester in the broad area of Deaf cultural studies with particular emphasis on courses addressing diversity, multiculturalism and intersectionality. Background in theater also is desirable. Actively engage in scholarship leading to peer-reviewed publications and participate in Institute service. The successful candidate must have a broad and deep knowledge of Deaf culture, as well as excellent curriculum development and teaching skills.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness, service and professional development; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in field related to Deaf Studies and demonstrated teaching experience. ABD is acceptable. Must enjoy working with undergraduates in a collaborative environment. Proficiency in American Sign Language and strong knowledge of Deaf culture.

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty Keyword Search: 3859BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
-A brief teaching philosophy
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

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CSDB PHYSICAL EDUCATION - HEALTH TEACHER

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is accepting applications for a Physical Education – Health Teacher, reports to the Principal, School for the Deaf, and is responsible for providing standards-based physical education and health education instruction to preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing. The Physical Education Teacher provides for individual experience of movement and physical expression; develops the student's self-worth and confidence; stimulates knowledge and patterns of healthy living including daily physical activity and productive use of leisure time. Utilizes Colorado State Standards and benchmarks in the content areas of Physical Education and Health, establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that measure whether students meet standards, in a safe and civil school environment.

TO APPLY: https://www.csdb.org/careers-2/

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CSDB ART TEACHER, K-12

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is accepting applications for an Art Teacher, K-12, reports to the Principal, School for the Deaf, and is assigned to provide instruction in the School for the Deaf and in the School for the Blind. This position is responsible for providing standards-based art education instruction to elementary, middle and high school learners who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing; blind / visually impaired; and/or have additional disabilities. The Art Teacher provides for individual experience in the language of visual expression; develops the learner's feeling of self-worth and confidence; stimulates knowledgeable selection of contemporary materials and cultural products;. Utilizes Colorado Academic Visual Art Education Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals; provides appropriate assessments that monitor learner progress, in a safe and civil school environment.

TO APPLY: https://www.csdb.org/careers-2/

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CSDB SCHOOL COUNSELOR & PSYCHOLOGIST

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is accepting applications for a School Counselor & Psychologist (School for the Deaf). Counselor is responsible for participating in the development and support of students by providing counseling and guidance-related activities to students wo are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and their families. Psychologist is responsible for psychological, educational and emotional assessment of birth through 21 year olds who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.  Functions as lead School Counselor / Psychologist, also responsible for outreach services, coordination of Rtl (Response to Intervention) and PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) efforts campus wide, providing written analysis of behavioral and critical incidents, and leading school wide professional trainings.

TO APPLY: https://www.csdb.org/careers-2/

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CSDB TEACHER OF THE DEAF VACANCIES

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for current / anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2018-2019 school year, and for possible future vacancies, as follows:

Current (known) vacancies:
-- Literacy Specialist / Coach (PreK to 12th Grade)
-- Mathematics (Secondary)
-- Preschool to 6th Grade

Possible future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

TO APPLY:
https://www.csdb.org/careers-2/

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Advocates in Framingham, MA is Hiring!

Advocates is seeking talented professionals to join our team, providing health services within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.

Awake Overnight Direct Care Counselor: Remain awake, alert and responsive to the needs of the clients throughout the shift, assist clients with morning activities.
• Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent degree, fluency in ASL.

Clinical Program Manager: The Clinical Program Manager is responsible for the supervision and direction of a program, including providing clinical supervision and rehabilitative direction to a team of Direct Care Counselors and clients.
• Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling. All shifts available!
• Qualifications: BA/BS; or HS diploma/GED and 1 year experience.

MA Clinician:
The MA Clinician will provide crisis and respite support services to individuals in being supported by the Deaf Respite Program.
• Qualifications: Master’s Degree in related field and at least two years’ experience with target population (inpatient, outpatient, residential acceptable).

Outpatient Clinician:
Provide comprehensive outpatient counseling/therapy to children, adults and families in need of services.
• Qualifications: MSW or MA in related field and 1 year experience in outpatient setting.

Senior Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling.  Coordinate/monitor administrative/clinical functions.
• Qualifications: BA/BS and 2 years’ experience; or HS Diploma/GED and 3 years’ experience.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

• ASL fluency.
• Valid driver's license/reliable transportation.
• Related education (as applicable).

Visit www.Advocates.org/Careers to apply today!

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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving deaf and hard of hearing children and adults.  Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and outpatient services to deaf and hard of hearing children, adolescents, and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are deaf or hard of hearing!

PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding.  Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate, or a professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting for you!  Equal Opportunity Employer

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, and energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf culture to fill the following positions:

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Full time, part time, on call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations.  Minimum HS diploma required.  Will accept applicants who don’t know American Sign Language as long as they are motivated and committed to learn. 

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for AdolescentsFull time, part time, on call; Glenside location.  Minimum HS diploma and one year of related experience required.

American Sign Language Interpreter - Full Time; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations.  National certification and compliance with PA Act 57 required.  Minimum AA degree with 3 years’ experience.

Blended Case Manager – Full time; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations.  Minimum HS diploma with 12 credits in social sciences required.

Lead Residential Advisor – Full time; Glenside location.  Minimum HS diploma with one year of experience as RA or two years’ experience in human services. 

Office Manager – Full time; Pittsburgh location.  Minimum AA degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field plus at least five years of supervisory/office experience. 

Outpatient Clinician – Full time; Pittsburgh location.  Minimum MA in social work or counseling and LCSW or LPC license eligible in the state of PA; knowledge and impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of individuals who are hard-of-hearing; ability to work with children and adults.

Program Director for Residential Full time, Glenside location.  Minimum AA degree or 60 college credits with 4 years’ work experience with individuals with behavioral health needs and/or ID.

Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor - Full Time; Glenside location.  Minimum BA/BS in human services and two years’ experience required.

Visit our Web page at http://www.pahrtners.com/careers/ to learn more about each position and to apply. 

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: bclass@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-392-6065

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