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July 11, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 35

Editor: Tom Willard

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Milwaukee, WI
STUDENT FROM SCHOOL FOR DEAF KILLED IN QUADRUPLE SHOOTING
A 17-year-old boy killed in a quadruple shooting on the north side was a student at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delavan, a state education official said Wednesday. Dequan Carter was attending a party for his father when he was fatally shot, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers said. "A young person was needlessly taken away from us today, and that is a tremendous loss for us all, Evers said. According to the school's website, members of its Pupil Services Team would be made available to provide support for students and staff at the school. / Journal Sentinel

Norristown, PA
NORRISTOWN MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT, RAPE OF DEAF LOCAL MAN
A Norristown man, appearing in court last Friday, has been charged with rape, deviant sexual intercourse, aggravated assault and related offenses, after he allegedly attacked a deaf and mute local man during the daylight hours on May 31. Rondell K. Hartman, 27, wearing shackles and chains around his feet, hands and waist, stood before District Court Judge Albert Augustine for his preliminary hearing Friday morning. / The Times Herald

Wilsonville, OR
JUSTIN BIEBER SUED FOR $9M BY DEAFENED MOM
Stacey Wilson Betts is no Belieber. In fact, she claims she had such a bad experience at a Justin Bieber concert that she’s suing the teen heartthrob for $9.2 million. In the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Oregon on Tuesday, Betts, of Wilsonville, Ore., claims she suffered severe hearing damage at a Bieber concert two years ago when sounds there exceeded safe decibel levels. Betts, who is representing herself in the case, claims she suffered severe hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis -- which is abnormally acute hearing -- in both ears. / ABC News

Tempe, AZ
DEAF GROUP LIVING TOGETHER IN TEMPE FEARS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULD BREAK THEM UP
A group of deaf people living in Tempe together fears the federal government will break them up. “I love it here and feel so good being able to converse and socialize with other deaf people,” said Loretta Hamel, 96, through an interpreter. Recently, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, has been making noise about their living arrangements, accusing management of violating the Fair Housing Act. “I get the sense HUD is almost coming in here saying they want to get rid of all these deaf people,” said tenant Bernie Horwitz, 72. / AZFamily

Miami, FL
JOEL MARTOS ACCUSED OF SETTING FIRE TO HIS DEAF EX-GIRLFRIEND'S AND OWN DAUGHTER'S HIALEAH HOME
Imagine you're an 11-year-old girl who lives with her deaf mother who is on disability, and while you're on your summer vacation your own father breaks into your home and sets fire to your house, destroying almost all of your possessions, including your mattress and brand new computer. One girl in Hialeah is dealing with the ramifications of such a situation and her father, Joel Martos, is facing arson charges for torching her mother's home. / Miami New Times

Spartanburg, SC
GUN CHARGE DISMISSED AGAINST DEAF SCHOOL EMPLOYEE
A former Spartanburg County magistrate has been cleared of a federal gun charge and will resume his position at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind next week, his attorney said last Thursday. Keith Allen Sherlin has been reinstated as the director of public safety at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind. SCSDB spokeswoman Katie Rice said Sherlin will return to work on Monday, but will not have law enforcement authority or arrest powers at the school. / Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Lakewood, CO
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DEAF SCHOOL'S REZONING FOUGHT BY LAKEWOOD RESIDENTS
A group of Lakewood residents will continue to fight the city over a proposed charter school they don't want built. On July 2, the Lakewood city clerk received a notice of intent to file a referendum petition to overturn the rezoning of land for the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, which wants to move from Golden. If the residents collect enough signatures, the petition would force the council to revisit the decision, and if they decline to overturn the rezoning, the issue would go to the voters this fall. / The Denver Post

Louisville, KY
TSA DENIES DEAF MAN'S STOLEN CANDY CLAIM; DEAF MAN DISAPPEARS FROM INTERNET
The Transporation Security Administration claims that security camera footage from the Louisville airport refutes claims made by a deaf man that he was mocked and made to give up candy in his bag while flying out of Louisville after a National Association of the Deaf conference. The young man, who has not released his name, claimed in a Tumblr post last week that TSA agents in Louisville laughed at him and several other deaf travelers, called him "fucking deafie," and refused to allow him to go through security with candy in his bag (the young man claims that officers said he could donate the candy to the "USO," then ate it in front of him). / Reason.com


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Australia
ADVERTISERS BLASTED FOR FAILING TO CAPTION COMMERCIALS
Major advertisers have been blasted for failing to spend a few hundred dollars captioning TV commercials they spend tens of thousands of dollars to produce. A B&T investigation has discovered household names including Woolworths, Coles, Westfield, Ford and Hungry Jack’s are excluding up to 20% of Australians by failing to use closed captions. Figures show one in six people in Australia has a hearing problem and around 400,000 have a hearing aid. / B&T

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Sydney, Australia
UKRAINIAN STUDENTS DEVELOP GLOVES THAT TRANSLATE SIGN LANGUAGE INTO SPEECH
There is no dearth of impressive student projects here at the finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in Sydney, but one of the six finalists that caught my attention was a project called EnableTalk by the Ukrainian team QuadSquad. There are currently about 40 million deaf, mute and deaf-mute people and many of them use sign language to communicate, but there are very few people who actually understand sign language. Using gloves fitted with flex sensors, touch sensors, gyroscopes and accelerometers, the EnableTalk team has built a system that can translate sign language into text and then into spoken words using a text-to-speech engine. / TechCrunch

Hobart, Australia
MERCURE BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH CUSTOM-MADE DISABILITY ROOMS
In an Australian-first, Mercure Hobart has modified eight of its rooms to cater specifically for visitors with hearing or vision impairment. General manager of Mercure Hobart, Adrian Sampson, said "Just as we cater to the requirements of business travellers, we've realised the need to adapt our services for those living and travelling with a disability. We recognise that having a disability means more than just mobility -- hence we updated our public areas services and adapted a number of accommodation rooms to cater to the needs of travellers with a hearing loss or vision impairment." / Hospitality Magazine

Toronto, ON, Canada
CLOSED CAPTIONING: GET IT RIGHT, CRTC TELLS BROADCASTERS
After filing more than 300 complaints about the quality of closed captioning on Canadian television, Henry Vlug has finally been heard. Canada’s broadcast regulator said last Thursday that television stations must improve the quality of their closed-captioning services, setting targets for both speed and accuracy for the first time. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has told broadcasters that, as of September, they must achieve 95-per-cent accuracy in their captioning and that text must not lag speech by more than six seconds. / The Globe and Mail

Dublin, Ireland
HSE REPEATEDLY MISDIAGNOSED DEAF CHILD AS HAVING NORMAL HEARING
The HSE has apologized to the family of a deaf child after he was repeatedly misdiagnosed by precautionary tests imposed after a series of errors in testing other children. Liam Cunneen-McCormack, 5, is profoundly deaf, facing a two-year wait for vital treatment, out of mainstream education, and has speech and language difficulties. The case comes a year after a probe uncovered multiple audiology misdiagnoses in the HSE South between 2001 and 2007, blamed on a single worker who left the system before Liam was misdiagnosed. / Irish Examiner

Manila, Philippines
K-12 TO USE SIGN LANGUAGE AS MOTHER TONGUE FOR DEAF
Now that the K to 12 system of education is being enforced in the country and native languages have begun to be used as medium of instruction from kindergarten to Grade 3, deaf children will also get the chance to use their mother tongue: sign language. The Deaf Education Council began consultation with deaf educators in developing a sign language curriculum for non-hearing pupils at a forum at the University of the Philippines College of Education Auditorium last month. / Yahoo! News

Liaoning Province, China
DEAF-MUTE THEFT GANG BUSTED
A gang of deaf-mute thieves that spanned several provinces has been busted by police in Dalian, a coastal city in northeastern Liaoning Province. Police have arrested 59 people, including six organizers and the ringleader, Xu Xiaobing, who is deaf-mute, and seized more than 2.6 million yuan (US$409,240) of ill-gotten assets. Another 160 gang members are still wanted, Dalian police said last week. / Eastday

Zambia
SPEECH, HEARING CENTRE: WHERE ONLY FINGERS TALK
It’s easy to bypass the small building dubbed the ‘Speech and Hearing Centre’ within Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital (UTH) vicinity because hardly any sounds escape from it. Once inside, the silence hangs still in the air. The building was erected in 1971 to provide some sort of organised welfare services for deaf-mute children. NKOLE NKOLE now writes about the centre. / Zambia Daily Mail

Kolkata, India
SANGMA FACES IRE OF DISABILITY BODIES
Disability organizations and rights activists are furious with presidential candidate P A Sangma's "derogatory" comment in Ahmedabad that "India should have a President who is not blind, dumb and deaf". While the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPDR) released a statement demanding an apology, Kolkata-based Sruti Disability Rights Centre shot off an angry fax to Sangma, asking him to withdraw the "insensitive" words. On Monday, Chennai-based Vidya Sagar stepped up the heat with a letter to the returning officer for the presidential polls 2012, demanding Sangma's disqualification. / Times of India

Kingston, Jamaica
HEAR THIS, DEAF ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN CANADA
After over 90 years of non-participation, the stage has finally been set for Jamaica's deaf athletes to compete at an international sporting event, thanks largely to the efforts of Deaf Sports Jamaica (DSJ), a voluntary group which was established some three years ago. / Jamaica Observer


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Eugene, OR
DEAF BRAIN PROCESSES TOUCH DIFFERENTLY
People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The finding reveals how the early loss of a sense -- in this case hearing -- affects brain development. It adds to a growing list of discoveries that confirm the impact of experiences and outside influences in molding the developing brain. / Science Daily

Palm Springs, CA
5 QUESTIONS FOR PHILIP RUBIN
Palm Springs resident Philip Rubin, 60, knows the struggles people with disabilities face. Born deaf, Rubin co-founded the Deaf Seniors Foundation-Palm Springs in 2007 and hopes to help other deaf and hard-of-hearing Coachella Valley residents. / The Desert Sun

Internet
SO, A DEAF PERSON GOES THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY
She said something else, but it was unintelligible. I figured she was making sure it was okay to check the pockets, so I said, "Mmhm." Of course it's okay to check my backpack. I tucked my hair behind my hearing aid to try to hear her better. "Oh, you have a hearing aid?" she noticed. "I'll make sure you can read my lips." Thank goodness! I thought. How nice of her to be understanding! / Running With A Book Cart

Salt Lake City, UT
VISITING PRIEST SIGNS MASS FOR DIOCESE'S DEAF COMMUNITY
The Diocese of Salt Lake City’s Deaf community enjoyed a special visitor the weekend of June 30 when Father Shawn Carey, director of the Deaf Apostolate for the Archdiocese of Boston, celebrated two Masses and gave instruction to adults and children. / Intermountain Catholic


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Vancouver, WA
FORMER SCHOOL FOR DEAF TEACHER'S CREDENTIALS SUSPENDED
Debbie Pietsch, a teacher who in December resigned from the Washington School for the Deaf, has had her teaching certificate suspended for 30 days by state education officials. The suspension came after the school sent a complaint letter about Pietsch to OSPI in April 2011. Pietsch twice in one day in October 2010 acted aggressively toward students, pushing one and grabbing the wrist of another, according to the OSPI report. She admitted the actions to her superiors at school and was suspended for one day without pay in November 2010. / The Columbian

Mesa, AZ
SCHOOL FOR DEAF'S NEW PRINCIPAL IS TRILINGUAL
Mesa resident Heather Laine, 37, is the new principal of Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Mesa charter school. Born profoundly deaf, Laine has been passionate about the education of deaf children since she started elementary school. She has a bachelor of science degree in child development from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and a master of arts in deaf education from California State University, Northridge. She was assistant principal at the school for the deaf for two years before her recent promotion. / The Republic

Baltimore, MD
THE DEAF HELPING DOCTORS LEARN MORE ABOUT DYSLEXIA
Dyslexia affects millions of our kids. It makes reading and writing a frustrating challenge. But a special group of kids is providing valuable insight into the disorder.The idea was to follow more than 100 children for years to see how cochlear implants might help them learn. But then researchers noticed something else. / abc2news.com

Louisville, KY
CPC RECEIVES AWARD AT NAD CONFERENCE
Closed captioning software company CPC today announced that it received the National Association of the Deaf’s (NAD) prestigious Accessibility Award. The award was presented during NAD's Council of Representatives meeting at its biennial conference in Louisville, Ky. on July 4. / PRWeb


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Vancouver, WA
FORMER SCHOOL FOR DEAF TEACHER'S CREDENTIALS SUSPENDED
Debbie Pietsch, a teacher who in December resigned from the Washington School for the Deaf, has had her teaching certificate suspended for 30 days by state education officials. The suspension came after the school sent a complaint letter about Pietsch to OSPI in April 2011. Pietsch twice in one day in October 2010 acted aggressively toward students, pushing one and grabbing the wrist of another, according to the OSPI report. She admitted the actions to her superiors at school and was suspended for one day without pay in November 2010. / The Columbian

Mesa, AZ
SCHOOL FOR DEAF'S NEW PRINCIPAL IS TRILINGUAL
Mesa resident Heather Laine, 37, is the new principal of Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Mesa charter school. Born profoundly deaf, Laine has been passionate about the education of deaf children since she started elementary school. She has a bachelor of science degree in child development from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and a master of arts in deaf education from California State University, Northridge. She was assistant principal at the school for the deaf for two years before her recent promotion. / The Republic

Baltimore, MD
THE DEAF HELPING DOCTORS LEARN MORE ABOUT DYSLEXIA
Dyslexia affects millions of our kids. It makes reading and writing a frustrating challenge. But a special group of kids is providing valuable insight into the disorder.The idea was to follow more than 100 children for years to see how cochlear implants might help them learn. But then researchers noticed something else. / abc2news.com

Louisville, KY
CPC RECEIVES AWARD AT NAD CONFERENCE
Closed captioning software company CPC today announced that it received the National Association of the Deaf’s (NAD) prestigious Accessibility Award. The award was presented during NAD's Council of Representatives meeting at its biennial conference in Louisville, Ky. on July 4. / PRWeb


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Morganton, NC
NCSD JOINING FORCES WITH RIVAL ENCSD FOR FOOTBALL
There’s an old saying: “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” The North Carolina School for the Deaf football team may not be sure which to call its Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf neighbors anymore, but one thing’s for sure. ENCSD will be right under their noses during the 2012 season. For the first time ever this fall, the two rivals will come together to field an eight-man football team and play a six-game schedule. / The News Herald

Riverside, CA
DEAF BROTHERS TO REPRESENT USA BASKETBALL
Four brothers from Riverside have played basketball most of their lives, but this year they play on the same team for the first time representing USA men’s basketball at the Deaf Olympics. Jeremias, Joshua, Jonathan Valencia and half brother Steve Valencia-Biskupiak all attended California School for the Deaf, Riverside and played basketball there. On a few occasions some of the brothers have played together, but this opportunity is new collectively and individually. / Press-Enterprise

Tuscaloosa, AL
COLLETT NOT LETTING DISABILITY SLOW HIM DOWN
Some of the biggest decisions a fighter makes are those that are actually made for him or her. Every fighter has trainers and coaches in their corner shout advice while each round is being played out. More times than not, a fighter will hear that and end the fight thanks to the advice they received from their coaches, who are seeing the fight from a different angle. Taylor Collett does not have that luxury: he’s deaf. / Tuscaloosa News

Frederick, MD
REED GERSHWIND APPOINTED
ICSD Swimming Technical Director Reed Gershwind (USA), has been appointed the new chair of ICSD's Technical Commission. Reed is one of the most successful Deaflympians of all time, competing in five Deaflympics and winning no fewer than 13 gold medals in swimming and waterpolo. The technical commission's first priority will be to review Deaflympics technical issues, to assist Bulgaria in preparing for the Sofia 2013 Deaflympics. / ICSD

Amsterdam, MO
DEAF YOUTH CAMP MARKS 30 YEARS, HONORS DIRECTOR
Missouri Baptists' Deaf Youth Camp celebrated its 30th anniversary recently, with 32 campers at this year's camp. This is the only Bible-based camp for Deaf children and youth in the state. Leaders topped the celebration by honoring Linda Whiggam with a plaque to mark her commitment to the camp for 29 years, including as director for more than 25 years. / Word and Way


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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Associate Director

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. is seeking a talented and versatile professional for the position of Associate Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong, clear commitment to expanding and diversifying TDI's revenue streams for its daily operations. Responsibilities include strategic plan implementation, operations planning and evaluation, project management, financial planning and monitoring, grant writing and fund-raising.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Masters' Degree of Arts/Science is preferred. However, the candidate must possess at least a Bachelors of Arts/Science Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration, Human Services or other related field.

Minimum of three years of job related work experience with demonstrated competence in the following areas: working with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, familiarity with the philanthropic process, budget development, program planning, grant writing, and non-profit or government management responsibility.

COMPENSATION:

TDI offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary range for this position is $50,000-$60,000, depending on education and experience. TDI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY:

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically, which includes a list of at least three professional references and compensation requirements via email to TDI Executive Director Claude Stout at cstout@tdiforaccess.org. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF July 31, 2012.

TDI selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

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The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking qualified candidates for the following vacancy:

SUPERINTENDENT
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, Illinois

The superintendent of the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) performs job duties for approximately 300 students whose primary disability is Deaf or Hard of Hearing and who may have secondary disabilities, ages birth to 22.

General responsibilities include:

-- Oversight of all school administration and operations, including educational, residential, transition and related programs.
-- Setting high standards and ensuring they are met when planning, organizing and directing staff in delivering high quality educational and residential programming to promote cognitive, physical and social growth of students in compliance with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) mandates and federal statutes.
-- Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with outside agencies, including DHS, ISBE, state and local education agencies, the ISD Advisory Council, parent organizations, alumni association, service providers, national organizations and community service organizations.
-- Establishing fiscal oversight/control of school budgets including strategic and fiscal planning with the DHS Budget Division and other entities.
-- Establishing and maintaining a good, strong working relationship with the various unions represented on campus, including contract negotiations and interpreting collective bargaining rights.
-- Representing ISD, DHS and the state of Illinois at hearing, meetings and conferences and serve as liaison to advocates, community service agencies, parents and the general public on issues related to the education of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Specific responsibilities include:

-- Ensure ongoing curriculum development.
-- Support and promote vocational programs within the transition curriculum.
-- Establish good communication and effective working relationships with internal and external entities, the media, legislators, etc., following proper procedures and protocol for notification to DHS administration.
-- Ensure understanding of and adherence to ISD’s mission, key policies and compliance requirements.
-- Direct strategic planning activities utilizing members of the Advisory Council, advocacy groups, key staff and other stakeholders.
-- Ensure an effective staff complement, including the recruitment, training and development, performance management, support and retention of qualified staff.
-- Enforce ethics standards for all students, staff and employees of ISD.
-- Ensure the delivery of high quality programming by the principals, director of support services and other key administrators and staff.
-- Support staff in the continuous upgrade of curriculum, training and technical resources.
-- Promote programs and curriculum for all students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing across the state.
-- Make use of, as well as ensure training and use by staff of data bases, including tests scores and their interpretation, graduation rates, transition outcomes, etc.

Qualifications:

Candidate must have the following:

-- an administrative certificate
-- a superintendent endorsement
-- degrees in both educational administration and deaf education
-- a minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in either deaf education, the administration of deaf education, or a combination of the two

Experience and Knowledge:

-- Candidate must have working knowledge of federal statues related to special education, IDEA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Illinois School Code.
-- Candidate must possess effective communication skills and abilities in writing, speaking, listening as well as strong self management and interpersonal skills.
-- Candidate must be a child/student centered leader and understand behavior issues related to disabilities.
-- Candidate must possess knowledge and understanding of secondary disabilities.

This position is appointed by the Governor of Illinois and confirmed by the Illinois Senate. Also, this position is a 12 month position and the starting salary is negotiable.

If interested in applying for this position, please send the following to Marjorie Olson, Education Liaison, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services, 400 West Lawrence, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9429. Information can also be sent electronically to: Marjorie.Olson@Illinois.gov.

-- Resume
-- Letter of Intent
-- Copies of relevant certificates and endorsements
-- Copies of relevant diplomas

Information is due no later than August 1, 2012.

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Posting Details

Position Number:
02039327
Official Title: ASSOC/NO PREFIX/SR STUDENT SERVICES CORD
Working Title: Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor
Position Type: Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Department: B056035 SAC-Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

Description of School/College/Dept/Program:

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites nominations and applications for a fixed term academic staff position of Advisor (working title, Interim Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Physical Disabilities Advisor(DHH-PD Advisor). UWM, a Doctoral/Research Extensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education to its 30,000 students. The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) is located in the Division of Academic Affairs and the DHH-PD Advisor reports to the Assistant Director of SAC. SAC provides academic support services to approximately 720 students with disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of about 65-70 students.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The primary purpose of the DHH-PD Advisor is to assess and provide reasonable and appropriate academic support services and accommodations to students and prospective students who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who have physical disabilities. The DHH-PD Advisor serves as a disability specialist, interprets disability documentation to determine eligibility and appropriate academic accommodations for students, manages student caseload, provide advocacy, and provides academic study-skills assistance to SAC students. The secondary purpose is providing consultation, education and training to the campus community about accommodating students with disabilities and ensuring compliance with the ADA, serving as a resource to the campus and community, and representing UWM, SAC and the DHH Program in outreach activities. The Advisor will also assist with the D/HH Program’s outreach and other program projects as assigned. This position is a twelve-month 100% academic staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

-- Fluency in American Sign Language and ability to communicate using multiple sign language modes.
-- Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field required.
-- Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
-- For consideration of Associate prefix title, 0-2 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
-- For consideration No prefix title, 2-4 years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.
-- For consideration of Senior prefix title, 4 or more years of experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population.

Preferred Qualifications:

-- Master’s degree in rehabilitation, special education or related field.
-- Experience in the higher education environment.
-- Working knowledge of Deaf culture and issues relating to hearing loss.
-- Working knowledge of accommodation services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
-- Working knowledge of Physical and Mobility disabilities.
-- Excellent English communication skills; both oral and written.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Complete application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications, a professional resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. All finalists for this position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and will be required to submit an official copy of their college transcript.

If continuous, indicate initial application review date.

Posted until Date:
07/24/2012
Open Until Filled: No
Position Contact Name: Shannon Aylesworth
Contact Person Phone Number: 414-229-3340
Contact Person Email: aylessr@uwm.edu

EEO Statement:

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer

ADA Policy

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy of UWM to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
__ No Response
__ Public Job Posting
__ Internal Job Posting
__ Agency Referral
__ Advertisement/Publication
__ Personal Referral
__ Web site
__ UWM Employment Site
__ Other

* Please indicate the specific source:
(Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Cover Letter
References
Resume

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