September 10, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 43
Editor: Tom Willard
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WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF & BLIND RESOLVE CHILDCARE WORKER JOB STATUS
The debate over the job status for childcare workers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind is over. The school, along with the West Virginia State Board of Education, recently announced a new agreement that 35 childcare workers will be able to keep their jobs as long as they agree to attain a Associates Degree by June 30, 2020. This announcement comes after months of strife between staff and workers, teacher strikes and legislation. / WHAG
VERMONT CENTER FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING TO CLOSE
The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing plans to close by the end of September. The center’s trustees made the decision at an emergency meeting late last week, citing ongoing financial problems as the cause. The center is headquartered on the sprawling campus of the Austine School in Brattleboro. Trustees closed the Austine School in June for what they hoped would be a two-year hiatus while they tried to find new revenue sources and get their finances on track. But board chairman Thomas Sonneborn says it hasn’t worked out. / Vermont Public Radio
HOLLY MANOR CENTER NURSING HOME PAYS $75,000 TO SETTLE EEOC DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT
A Mendham, N.J., nursing home will pay $75,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged Holly Manor Center Nursing Home with unlawfully rescinding a job offer to an applicant, Stefan Denisiuk, because he is deaf. / EEOC
Oklahoma City, OK
ATTORNEY REQUESTING SIX INTERPRETERS FOR DEAF OKLAHOMA MAN CHARGED WITH RESISTING ARREST
Pearl Pearson, a man facing a charge of resisting arrest after a scuffle with police, was in court Sept. 3. Pearson’s attorney, Scott Adams, had filed a motion asking the judge to allow for six interpreters to come from Texas for his trial. Pearson is deaf and needs an interpreter in order to understand what is going on during the trial. District Attorney David Prater did not fight the request, admitting to the judge he has never dealt with a trial for a defendant who cannot hear. / KFOR
DEAF PRISONERS: OREGON SHOULD USE ONLY CERTIFIED INTERPRETERS, GROUPS SAY
Three national organizations that represent the deaf demanded on Monday that the Oregon prison system immediately quit recruiting its own inmates as sign-language interpreters. In a letter to Colette Peters, director of the Oregon Department of Corrections, the groups wrote that they believe using inmates -- rather than certified interpreters -- to sign for deaf prisoners would be devastating to the disabled inmates' health, safety and welfare. / The Oregonian
FORMER SALINAS SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER SENTENCED TO JAIL, PROBATION
A sign language interpreter who previously worked at North Salinas High School has been sentenced to three years of probation and one year in Monterey County Jail for felony exhibition of harmful material to a minor, misdemeanor child molestation, and battery. Authorities at North Salinas High School contacted Salinas police in March to report allegations of inappropriate contact between Frogel and a deaf student. / KION
Sioux Falls, SD
MAN WHO STRUCK DEAF, BLIND NORWEGIAN CYCLIST CITED
The man who struck and injured a deaf and blind Norwegian cyclist on a tandem bicycle Aug. 22 was cited for illegal overtaking and careless driving. Harald Vik, 71, was cycling with his interpreter near 22nd Street and Marion Road when driver Melvin Louis Coelho, 70, attempted to pass, striking them both. Vik, considered an inspiration to the disabled community in Norway, suffered a broken leg after being thrown from the bicycle. / The Argus Leader
Overland Park, KS
FIRE DESTROYS OVERLAND PARK APARTMENT COMPLEX
As a fast-moving fire consumed an apartment building in Overland Park, Kan., Wednesday morning, residents pounded on doors to get everyone out safely. The fire started around 2 a.m. and destroyed eight units at the Aspen Lodge Apartments. “I woke up to someone banging on my windows and doors,” said Micah Dee, who is hearing impaired. “They told me they banged on my windows for a long time. Eventually I woke up so I have them to thank for that.” / fox4kc.com
CATS SAVE DEAF OWNERS FROM HOUSE FIRE
Cats saved the day Friday when they alerted their deaf owners to a fire in a laundry room at a home in the Fair Grove community. Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire about 1:30 p.m. They arrived and quickly put out the fire within minutes and learned the boyfriend-girlfriend couple of Phillip Ripple and Brenda Jarrett escaped the house without injury. / The Dispatch
THE HIGH PRICE OF FREEDOM
It was the luckiest of breaks, in a life long overdue for one. Manuel Ordonez-Quino sat in a detention center in El Paso, awaiting deportation to Guatemala. Swept up in the massive raid on a New Bedford factory in 2007, immigration officials said he had agreed to leave the country. But some of his fellow detainees told lawyers that was impossible. Ordonez-Quino was deaf, they said. He could not have understood what was happening to him, let alone agreed to it. / The Boston Globe
Central Point, OR
DOGS FOR THE DEAF LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR TRAINING AND DEMO ROOM
Dogs for the Deaf is seeking the public's help to build a new training and demonstration room that will provide needed space to train more dogs. The Southern Oregon-based nonprofit, which trains homeless dogs to help people with special needs, faces increased demand from people with hearing loss who are seeking assistance dogs. To help meet the growing need, the organization is asking the public to donate $12,500 on the crowdfunding site Startsomegood.com to remodel an existing demonstration room. / The Oregonian
COLLEGE ADDS TEXTING LINE FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED STUDENTS
San Jacinto College is now implementing a texting service for hearing-impaired students and other emergency situations. “A few years ago, the only way we could communicate to hearing impaired students who needed assistance was by literally writing back and forth on a pad of paper,” said Annette Stewart, San Jacinto College campus police telecommunications coordinator. “Now we have a dedicated phone line used for these texts requesting campus police assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” / The Pasadena Citizen
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL DEAF AWARENESS MONTH
September is National Deaf Awareness Month. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 48 million adults report some degree of hearing loss. Dan Stupavsky, with the West Central Illinois Center for Independent Living, says having a month of awareness for those who are deaf is important. Stupavsky says the Tri-States could use more certified signers, which requires keeping up on your education. / WGEM
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HOSPITAL TAKES BABY FROM DEAF PARENTS
Deaf Australia reports that the Children’s Hospital at Westmead has removed a three-month-old baby from her parents last week without warning or appropriate communication. The parents, April Joseph and Anaru Hayward-Semenoff, who are both profoundly deaf and use Auslan to communicate, were completely unaware that the hospital had concerns for the child’s safety until the meeting when they were told their baby and five-year-old child were being removed to foster care. / NewsMaker
Milton, ON, Canada
TEENS ARRESTED AFTER PROTEST AT DEAF SCHOOL
Two deaf students were charged with trespassing after staging a small protest at their Milton school over concerns about learning conditions there, according to the mother of one of the boys. The teens “protest on property because they felt the school administration and the government, minister of education, are NOT listening,” said Barbara Dodd, mother of 18-year-old Zak Smith, one of the teens arrested Tuesday afternoon at E.C. Drury School for the Deaf. / The Toronto Star
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Parry Sound, ON, Canada
SUIT AGAINST DEAF CAMP SET FOR TRIAL
Four years after a suit was filed against the Ontario Camp of the Deaf, the case is going to court. On September 24, 2010 nearby property owner Bruce Buchan flied the suit against the Seguin Township camp alleging it had exceeded the noise limit established under the Environmental Protection Act during a competitive motocross race five days earlier. Buchan lives across the lake from the camp. The case is slated to go before a justice of the peace for trial starting September 15. / Parry Sound North Star
FORMER BOSS OF RECRUITMENT FIRM AMONG SEVEN CHARGED IN FRAUD PLOT
The former boss of a specialist recruitment agency for deaf people has appeared in court accused of claiming expenses of more than £200,000 ($325,000 US) for bogus sign language services. Stephen Dering, 37, is alleged to have conspired with six other people to defraud the Department of Work and Pensions. Magistrates were told the offenses relate to the Government’s Access to Work scheme, which helps people with disabilities to find employment, stay in work or start a business. / Croydon Advertiser
DEAF WOMAN WARNED SHE COULD NEVER WORK IN THE OFFICE WINS TOP AWARD
A woman warned that she may never work in an office because she is deaf has fought back to win a top prize at a business skills awards night. Katie Guy was named Apprentice of the Year at the Greater Manchester Skills for Business Awards for her commitment to her job. Katie, 21, is passionate about computer work and business administration. She says her job as a data entry apprentice at Trafford Council gives her a feeling of independence. / Manchester Evening News
£160,000 BOOST SET TO HELP DEAF CHILDREN LEARN TO SWIM
Deaf children will have more opportunities to take up swimming, after a leading deaf children’s charity received £160,000 ($260,000 US) of funding from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport Fund. The National Deaf Children’s Society’s Deaf-Friendly Swimming Project is a three-year program that will work with swimming clubs, swim schools, leisure centers and local authorities to deliver swimming programs, specifically aimed at fully including deaf children and young people. / The Limping Chicken
HOSPITALS' HEARING LOSS HELP CONCERNS PATIENT WATCHDOGS
Hospitals in Wales are not giving enough support to people with hearing loss, say patient watchdogs. Community health councils visited 68 areas around 22 hospitals and found 33 of them had "unsatisfactory" help for those with hearing loss. Many hearing loops, which allow people with hearing aids to get announcements, were not installed, were broken or staff did not know how to use them. / BBC News
SAM SMITH'S 'STAY WITH ME' WAS RE-ARRANGED USING ONLY FREQUENCIES THE DEAF CAN HEAR
Dutch composer Kyteman, working in collaboration with a deaf 19-year-old named Vera van Dijk, has composed a song using only frequencies detectable by a cochlear implant—a device which allows the deaf to regain limited hearing capabilities. Van Dijk recently received one such implant, opening a whole realm of personal and professional possibilities to her, including the chance to participate in the specially-tailored concert. / The Creators Project
New Delhi, India
PM'S SPEECH: NO SIGN LANGUAGE LEAVES DISABLED KIDS DISAPPOINTED
For the hearing impaired children it was a huge disappointment. There was no sign language interpretation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Teacher's Day. The disability sector activists said it was wrong to cancel sign language interpretation when sign language interpreters had been ready to do simultaneous interpretation at the Doordarshan studio. / The Times of India
CREATING A COMMON LANGUAGE FOR NATION'S DEAF
By the age of 17, Chan Chonreasmey was yet to have a conversation with another person—not with her mother, not with her father, and certainly not with any other children. Like many other deaf Cambodians, Ms. Chonreasmey was completely cut off from a society that provides very little support for those who can’t hear. But two years ago, Ms. Chonreasmey enrolled in the Maryknoll Deaf Development Program’s education course, where she began learning how to communicate using signs, to read and write basic Khmer, and to gain an understanding of simple mathematics. / The Cambodia Daily
DEAF COMMUNITY CHALLENGES HANNA TO WALK 5K
The deaf community has challenged the Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna to compete in their annual run/walk five kilometre event or donate $1,000 for a deaf person to participate in the Digicel Foundation's Special Needs walk/run event. On October 11, the foundation will be hosting it's annual 5K run/walk of which the Jamaica Association for the Deaf will be one of the beneficiaries. / Jamaica Gleaner
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CAFE RUN BY THE DEAF TRIUMPHS AT AWARDS CEREMONY
DiB Coffees of Hawaii has won the inaugural Business Entity Award at the Malaysian Human Rights Commission’s fourth Human Rights Awards ceremony. Its owner, Dr Allen Teh, said the café was set up to give hope and dignity to the deaf by providing them skills and the means to unbiased employment. “There are a lot of sacrifices involved in working with the disabled, especially financial ones. But if you do things with passion and purpose, you can always persevere,” he said. / The Malay Mail
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LIFE & LEISURE
DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS ASSIST WITH CADET TRAINING
Cadets training to become Norman police officers can gain insight to and exposure with a segment of their community’s population that can be easily missed without the right level of awareness. Through the assistance of some of Moore Norman Technology Center’s students who are deaf or hard of hearing, Norman Police Academy cadets-in-training will experience what they need to know when encountering a resident with this particular disability in a session called "Communicating with Deaf Citizens: Sensitivity Training." / The Norman Transcript
OTOSENSE APP ENABLES DEAF PEOPLE TO SEE THEIR PHONE ALERTS
Losing your sense of hearing can leave one with a sense of helplessness. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, more than 48 million Americans have reported a hearing loss. Hearing aids and assistive devices do exist, but they are limited by battery and settings. A new app developer is trying to fix that. Massachusetts-based software developer Otosense, Inc. has developed the Otosense mobile app to help the deaf and hard of hearing to identify and distinguish the sources of various sounds. / Tom's Guide
FIRST DEAF SERVICE AT FIRST-PLYMOUTH CHURCH
The first deaf service at First-Plymouth Church was on Sunday. Dozens of people packed the church, both those who can hear and both those who could not. Jonathan Scherling drove from Council Bluffs, Iowa for the service and he explained that he feels his choices for what services to attend across the state have always been limited. The service this Sunday inspired him and gave him hope that the deaf community will grow at this church. / 1011now.com
San Antonio, TX
NEW BENSON BARRACKS BUILDING GETS REDEDICATED FOR DEAF EDUCATION PIONEER
The memory of Army 1st. Lt. Elizabeth English Benson was honored at Fort Sam Houston in 1973 when newly constructed barracks building 1382 was named in her honor, recognizing her contributions to Army Medicine in the field of deaf education and tutoring wounded Soldiers. But as a result of recent post renovations, building 1382 was demolished and a new building constructed. Barracks building 3312 was re-dedicated in Benson's memory Aug. 19 and named Benson Barracks. The original plaque from building 1382 has been installed on the front facade of the new building. / JBSA
DEAF SERVICES AGENCY CHANGES NAME, EXPANDS SERVICES
An expansion of services is behind a name change for Deaf Access Services (formerly Deaf Adult Services), which officially changed its identity this summer. The nonprofit organization has in recent years added services to include services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing children and families. DAS also provides instruction in ASL as well as advocacy, education, employment and interpreting services. / Business First
HEARING SPEECH AND DEAFNESS CENTER NAMES LINDSAY KLARMAN AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Hearing Speech and Deafness Center has announced the appointment of Lindsay Klarman as executive director. Klarman, selected as part of a national search, brings more than 15 years of relevant experience and non-profit leadership expertise to HSDC. / PRNewswire
St. Louis, MO
BROWN SHOE COMPANY CELEBRATES 100 YEARS WITH GIFT CARDS FOR CID STUDENTS
To celebrate and honor 100 years of service, Brown Shoe Company will donate a $50 Famous Footwear gift card to each student at Central Institute for the Deaf (also known as CID). The donation will happen at the school’s open house at 6 p.m. on September 4. “Brown Shoe is making the best gift ever for our students,” said Robin Feder, executive director of CID. / MarketWatch
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Los Angeles, CA
PHOTO FLASH: FIRST LOOK AT DEAF WEST'S 'SPRING AWAKENING'
The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in ASL and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens this Saturday, Sept. 13, at Inner City Arts in downtown L.A. Broadway World has a first look at the cast in action! / Broadway World
RADIO SHOW FOR HEARING IMPAIRED FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE
A one-of-a-kind radio show in Inglewood may be going off the air. Wednesday was possibly the last day for the Inglewood-based show “Janet’s Planet,” the only radio program that provides real-time captioning for the hearing-impaired. Janet Neal, president of the LA County Commission on Disabilities, hosts the show on KTYM. It’s a place where she gives frank opinions on issues affecting those suffering from disabilities. / NBC
LOUD SILENCE EXPLORES THE MYTH OF A SILENT DEAF WORLD
The LOUD silence exhibition, currently located at the Grand Central Art Center, has created a way to explore the idea that the deaf world might not be as silent as many would assume. As a Ph.D. student in art history at UC San Diego, Amanda Cachia is proud to curate an exhibition such as this one that is close to her heart and the heart of her research. Her exploration of art over the last three to four years has always landed her at the intersection of disability and contemporary art. / Daily Titan
Cave Spring, GA
ACTOR TELLS GSD STUDENTS TO DREAM
John Maucere wasted no time once he hit the stage at the Georgia School for the Deaf. He wanted to know what students who saw his movie at the Rome International Film Festival thought of it. After all, each of them is a part of the story. “It relates to their own personal lives,” GSD teacher Brad Barker said. “It matched up with what is happening with them at home in their own lives.” / Rome News-Tribune
CHATSWORTH COUPLE INTERPRET POPULAR SONGS INTO SIGN LANGUAGE IN VIRAL VIDEOS
An engaged couple from Chatsworth recently published about a dozen sign-along music videos meant to bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf communities. Tina Cleveland and her fiancé, Paul Sirimarco, began posting videos of themselves interpreting popular songs into ASL on YouTube in July. Their videos have since been seen by millions, with a rendition of “You’re the One That I Want” from the 1978 musical “Grease” reaching almost 1.3 million people by Sunday. / KTLA
SOUTH FLORIDA'S PAYTON BROWN OVERCOMES ODDS TO PLAY DI VOLLEYBALL
Payton Brown has only played in one match for the South Florida volleyball team this season, but head coach Courtney Draper said she is in the mix for more playing time. When Brown was born, the doctors feared she had meningitis. She received treatment for the deadly disease immediately, but was mistakenly given an overdose. The overdose left Brown deaf only 11 days after her birth. Bullied throughout school, she ignored her peers’ opinions of her disability, except when it came to volleyball where she used it as motivation. / NCAA.com
MARY ELLEN EVANS
Mary Ellen Evans, 78, died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Mary Ellen graduated from the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs in 1951. She then attended Gallaudet University and graduated from there in 1956. Following graduation, Mary Ellen moved to Des Moines and went to work for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, now WellMark, and retired in 2004, after 45 years of service. / Oskaloosa News
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For a full job description go to www.workforhamilton.com and complete an online application by September 15, 2014.
Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.
Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote CapTel service and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.
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Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required
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Position Opening: Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two years’ experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. Position is 20 hours per week with part-time benefits. CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.
Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family therapy or PHD in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible; ability to respond to crisis situations.
Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:
Susan Hajiani LCSW
Providence Saint John’s CFDC
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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POSITION: Director of Business Operations
DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible
The Director of Business Operations is the chief financial officer of the Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD), responsible for the overall financial operations of the school, including budget development and administration, payroll and benefits, cash flow management, accounting, records management, financial reporting, and purchasing and supply management. The Director supervises an office staff of four people. Additionally, the Manager of Facilities and the Manager of Information Technology (IT) are directly responsible to the Director. Reporting to the Superintendent/CEO, the Director is a key member of the administrative team. The Director works closely with the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and consults with the New York State Education Department (SED) on budget issues.
The ideal candidate should possess a broad training and background in financial administration, strong leadership and conceptual skills, and strong communication and interpersonal skills. A bachelor?s degree in accounting or a closely related field with at least three years of experience in accounting; a Master?s degree in business administration or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.
FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621
Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities for School Counselor (School for the Deaf) for the 2014-2015 school year.
Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website http://www.csdb.org/ to view the official job announcement; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application. Contact information:
Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers.
North Suffolk Mental Health Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve. For more than 50 years, we’ve been helping individuals with mental health, disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve independence and explore possibilities. A career here is a commitment to opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so deeply for.
The Recovery Support Specialist reports to the Recovery Team Leader. The Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the coordination of rehabilitative services for CBFS people and integration/coordination of all rehabilitative services for their caseload. This paraprofessional position provides direct services to people under CBFS to include housing, support, transportation, promote self-determination and decision making, didactic teaching, advocacy, service coordination, outreach and assistance with community integration with a person centered treatment approach. Responsible for developing confidential rehabilitation files for all persons assigned.
High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly preferred. At least two years experience with population who has severe and persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.
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PAHrtners Deaf Services
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 out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!
As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting for you! E.O.E.
PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf culture to fill the following positions:
Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations
Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full Time; Glenside location
Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full Time; Glenside location
Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location
Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside location
Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location
Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each position.
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