deafweekly

 

September 21, 2005
Vol. 1 No. 49

Editor: Tom Willard

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NATIONAL
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'KATRINA'S IMPACT IS EVERYWHERE' SAYS CENTER HEAD

Cheryl Heppner, director of the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), has been collecting stories about the Katrina experiences of people with hearing loss from evacuees, volunteers, friends and family members, media accounts and "anywhere else we can find them" (send yours to DisasterRelief@nvrc.org). She learned of a deaf man in a shelter who went days without food because he thought people had to pay for the meals, and a 16-year-old deaf girl who didn't get immunized for three days because she didn't know it was available. The hurricane displaced one million people, said Heppner, and evacuees are now dispersing throughout the country to live with friends and family. "Katrina's impact is everywhere," she said.

MONTANA SHIPS SURPLUS TEXT TELEPHONES TO LOUISIANA

The state of Montana has donated 118 text telephones to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Louisiana who lost their phones to Hurricane Katrina, said Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Monday. According to the Billings Gazette, the phone equipment sent to Louisiana came from Montana Relay and otherwise would have been sold or become surplus property. Gov. Schweitzer kicked off Deaf Awareness Week by taking a video relay service call on his cell phone from Tearra Donovan, 17, a junior at the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind in Great Falls.

PRIEST DIES WHILE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ABUSE

An Ohio priest who was under investigation for sexual abuse died Saturday before his case could be resolved. The Rev. Stanley Doerger, 72, is believed to have died from a heart attack. He was suspended in March by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati after a woman claimed she was abused by Doerger in the 1970s at the St. Rita School for the Deaf. Doerger denied the allegations, telling the Cincinnati Enquirer, "I don't know what the basis for them are." An investigator found people who knew the woman and disagreed with many of her statements, but a group of former students came forward and alleged that Doerger sexually, physically and verbally abused more than 275 female students. He will be buried as a priest after a Mass in Monfort Heights on Friday.

ARREST MADE IN BEATING DEATH OF ELDERLY MAN

Police have announced an arrest in last month's fatal beating of an elderly deaf man in Northwest Baltimore, Md. Carlton Crawford, 82. was found dead on his bedroom floor August 21 by officers responding to a noise complaint. WBAL reported that Raymond Hopewell, 34, has been charged with first-degree murder. Crawford lived in the Foxwell Memorial Apartments for the disabled since 1983.

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PLEA AGREEMENT HELPS AVOID LONG, COSTLY TRIAL

A deaf Pennsylvania man agreed to serve 23 months on probation for assaulting a family friend, reported the Washington Observer-Reporter, helping to avoid a long and costly trial. Michael Fernandes, 41, had originally been charged with rape and assault in the December 30, 2004 incident, but the victim agreed to drop the charges in exchange for Fernandes' participation in a rehabilitation program. Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky said it was the first time he had an interpreter in his courtroom. "It certainly was a difficult colloquy to get through," he said. "I can only imagine what it would be like ... with a long jury instruction."

SOUTH DAKOTA TOWN MOVES CLOSER TO REALITY

The proposed town of Laurent, S.D. moved a step closer to reality last week when the McCook County (S.D.) commissioners unanimously approved a new zoning ordinance after five months of debate. It doesn't mean planners of the sign-language community won't face opposition, reported the Argus Leader. "We have to leave it up to residents to say whether they want a new town in the county," said Martha Sherman of McCook Citizens United. The town's co-founders, Marvin Miller and M.E. Barwacz, will apply to have the commercial property rezoned and will submit a full application when the new ordinance takes effect Oct. 13. "We hope to sit down with them and address their concerns," said Miller.

KNOXVILLE RALLIES TO HELP VICTIM OF ATTACK

A deaf man passing through town on his way to Gallaudet University was attacked by a man with a tire iron outside a McDonald's in Knoxville, Tenn. The late-August incident was revealed in a Knoxville News Sentinel letter last Thursday by Bob Rittenhouse, executive director of the Knoxville Center of the Deaf. The victim, identified as "young Mr. Deavo," was badly beaten and lost his money and pager. Many "great and kind people" cared for the young man and raised $250 for him to continue on to Gallaudet, said Rittenhouse, and Deavo was amazed "at the kindness shown him by all." Rittenhouse explained, "This is Knoxville, a deaf-friendly town year 'round."

CONNECTICUT OFFERS DRIVERS BRIGHT GREEN ENVELOPES

Connecticut drivers with hearing loss are being offered a bright green visor envelope to hold their license, registration and insurance information. It's part of a new program aimed at alerting police officers to hearing-impaired drivers. About one in five drivers in Connecticut are deaf or hard of hearing, reported WFSB.com last week, and the envelopes will help officers communicate better and prevent misunderstandings. The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association worked with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the State Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired to develop the project. Envelopes may be obtained at DMV offices and police departments throughout the state.

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INTERNATIONAL
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U.K. MAN ACCUSED OF MAKING FALSE CLAIMS AGAINST TV STAR

A deaf U.K. man is on trial in Liverpool, accused of falsely making claims that he was sexually assaulted by former TV star Michael Barrymore. Lee O'Brien, 23, claimed the assault took place at Barrymore's Essex home in 2001. Barrymore, testifying last week via a satellite link from New Zealand, called the allegations "a pack of lies" and said the defendant "lives in a fantasy land. It's very sad." He said O'Brien showed up at his home univited with some flowers. O'Brien was offered some coffee, given a signed photograph and thanked for the flowers, said Barrymore. The meeting took less than 10 minutes and his assistant was present the whole time, he added.

SIGN LANGUAGE EXPERT TALKS MAN DOWN FROM LEDGE

Hong Kong police summoned a sign language expert to talk a suicidal deaf man down from a sixth-story window ledge yesterday, said a news report on IOL. The 35-year-old man triggered a two-hour standoff when he was found on the precarious ledge. The expert was successful in persuading the man to give up his suicide attempt. "The deaf-mute was reportedly upset because he had split up with his girlfriend," said IOL.

PENSIONER ADMITS TO STABBING 'TAUNTING' TEEN

A Newcastle, U.K. court was told that a deaf pensioner stabbed a 14-year-old boy in March after a campaign of "torment and taunting by a gang of hooligans," reported BBC News. Frank Morton, 66, and his disabled wife had complained to police about the gang, and their son was beaten outside their home. Finally Morton "snapped" and stabbed the teen in the street, the court was told. Morton admitted to unlawful wounding but denied wounding with intent to cause serious harm. He was released on bail and will be sentenced October 11.

'LAND OF THE DEAF' TAKES 3 PRIZES AT FILM FEST

"Land of the Deaf" captured three awards at the New Zealand Deaf Film Competition, reported Fairfax New Zealand. Victoria Manning's first attempt at filmmaking took best short film, best comedy and best actress. The competition, in its second year, used a "Planet of the Deaf" theme to showcase short films written, produced or directed by a deaf person. Twelve films were submitted and all were subtitled for those who don't understand sign language. The winners were announced yesterday to coincide with Deaf Awareness Week (September 19-25).

VIETNAM UNVEILS FIRST SIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARY

Vietnam's first sign language dictionary was unveiled last week. It was compiled by the Ho Chi Minh City Education University with support from Samsung Electronics. The dictionary contains 3,900 signs that correspond to more than 2,000 words, each described using sounds, words and illustrations. It is available on CD-Rom and online at http://vsdic.net/td. According to Thanh Nien Daily, the dictionary includes English translations to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people learn an international language. It is expected to help foreigners gain insight into the deaf community in Vietnam.

DRIVER ARRESTED IN ISRAEL ON RAPE CHARGES

The Haaretz in Tel Aviv, Israel reported on a driver from Acre who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of raping a 50-year-old passenger, a deaf and mute woman who suffers from mental retardation. The woman claimed the rape took place about 10 days earlier when the driver took her home from her treatment center. The driver denied the accusation. Police had difficulty understanding the woman's testimony, and required help from an expert.

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LIFE & LEISURE
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ALASKAN CRUISE DESIGNED WITH INTERPRETERS IN MIND

A New York City interpreter has found a way to combine business and pleasure. Emilia Lorenti, an interpreter for 19 years, came up with the idea of CruisEUs, a cruise to Alaska that offers interpreters a series of workshop along with social and entertainment opportunities. "I send a lot of interpreters to interpret on cruises," said Lorenti, "so I thought, hey, why not put the two together?" The June 30-July 7, 2006 cruise is the "perfect solution" for interpreters who rarely take time off for a vacation, she said. Peter Cook, Byron Bridges, Crom Saunders and Lynne Wiesman have been lined up as guest presenters for what will be "a wonderful combination of work, learning and play." More information is available at www.cruiseus.net.

COMPANY INVESTING $150,000 IN BIBLE TRANSLATIONS

Mission Network News reported last week on a project to translate the Bible into a variety of sign languages. More than six million people use sign language as their first language, said MNN, but only a few of 500 sign languages in use worldwide offer Bible translations. Wycliffe Bible Translators is using a $150,000 investment from its support organization, Wycliffe Associates, to build studios around the world where sign language translations can be videotaped on location. Wycliffe CEO Bruce Smith, recalling Helen Keller's comment that blindness separates people from things whereas deafness separates them from people, said, "We want to make sure that being deaf doesn't separate you from the Bible."

BOOK REVEALS HISTORY OF PA. SCHOOL'S FOUNDER

The former superintendent of the Scranton (Pa.) State School for the Deaf has written a book about the man who founded the school 125 years ago. Dorothy Bambach is dedicating profits from "The Courage to Lead: The Life Story of Rev. Jacob M. Koehler, Pennsylvania's First Deaf Advocate," to the school's alumni association. Bambach became fascinated with Koehler's history, reported the Times-Tribune, after a portrait of the founder surfaced in a school attic in 1980. Three years ago she took a sabbatical to research Koehler, who founded the school with nine students in the basement of a church after becoming deaf at age 11. The book costs $18.80 (the year of the school's founding) and orders can be faxed to 570-689-2948.

ALDA PRESENTS AWARDS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults announced its 2005 award winners at a recent conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mary Clark of Illinois won the I. King Jordan Award; Robin Titterington of Georgia received the Robert Davila ALDA Angel Award; Carolyn Piper of Vermont was given the Brainstorm Award; Christine Seymour of California captured the Fearless Leader Award; and Harriet Frankel of Georgia was named Able ALDAn. ALDA will hold its next conference October 17-22, 2006 in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.alda.org.

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BROWN HIRES ITS FIRST FULL-TIME ASL PROFESSOR

Earlier this year, Brown University in Providence, R.I. planned to phase out its American Sign Language program. After weeks of student protests, however, administrators decided to reinstate and expand ASL as a for-credit program. Now the school has hired its first full-time ASL professor. Arkady Belozovsky comes to Brown from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, where he was a professor. "He is a wonderful, energetic person and has wonderful qualifications," said Merle Krueger of Brown's Center for Language Studies. Belozovsky, who is deaf, hopes to see the ASL program expand into a department or concentration. "I have a curriculum already," he told the Brown Daily Herald.

300 INTERPRETING JOBS GO BEGGING IN UTAH

There are only 200 certified interpreters for the deaf in Utah, said Interpreter Lab coordinator Anita Nelson in Salt Lake City, and 300 more are needed. "There wouldn't be 300 people competing for one position," she said. "We could easily use 300 more today and get them some good jobs." A Taylorsville interpreter lab has reopened to prepare people to interpret on the job, in interviews and especially in schools, Nelson told KSL News Service. Utah's schools have the largest demand for and the lowest number of people to sign for students, she said.

HAIR STYLIST PROMOTES RIGHT TO A GOOD HAIRCUT

Word of hand keeps Nancy Tayler's one-chair, one-sink hair salon busy, reported the Arizona Republic. Tayler, a hair stylist for 37 years, opened Nancy's Hair De-SIGN a year ago in Ahwatukee, Ariz. to serve the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Tayler isn't deaf but she picked up sign language from neighbors in New Jersey, and she offers a TTY and pager for clients to contact her. Tayler said she got tired of seeing deaf people ignored, rushed or misunderstood by insensitive and uncomfortable salon employees. "Deaf people are just as entitled to a good haircut as anyone else," she said.

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'HURTFUL' SUBTITLES OMITTED FROM FILM ON DEAF MUSICIAN

"Touch the Sound," a new documentary about deaf musician Evelyn Glennie, was missing something when it was released in theaters recently: subtitling for hearing impaired viewers. Kathryn Hill of the LA Voice wrote to film distributor Shadow to find out why the film went captionless. She was told the film "deals with sounds that subtitles cannot deal with" and that the director felt subtitles "would be hurtful" to the visual aspect of the film. "I'm quite shocked and offended by this response," said Hill, "but even more surprised that they did not consider rear-window captioning." Read more at www.boingboing.net/2005/09/13/deaf_people_not_acco.html.

CUBAN PAINTER UNVEILS FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION

An exhibition by deaf painter Anyly Fraga-Pelaez opened last week at Miami Dade College. It's the first solo exhibit by the Cuban artist, who graduated from the college's ACCESS program for students with disabilities. Her works are part of the William Berger Art Exhibit Series promoting the abilities of deaf artists, reported the Miami Herald, and will be on display through December 10 at the Wolfson Campus' ACCESS-MEED Gallery. "This exhibition is a collection of each attempt I've ever made to share the greatness of creation with others," said Fraga-Pelaez.

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WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Key West
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DEAF SKYDIVERS WILL TRY TO SET NEW WORLD RECORD

A group of deaf skydivers will meet in Florida next month to try and set a new deaf world record. The current record is 15-skydiver formation during the day and 7-skydiver formation at night. The upcoming attempt will take place October 12-16 at the Florida Skydiving Center at the Lake Wales airport, about 50 miles southwest of Orlando. More information may be found at www.deafskydivers.org ... click on "DWR 2005."

KEVIN HALL TO COMPETE IN SECOND PGA TOUR EVENT

Kevin Hall will play in the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, his second PGA tour event. Hall, 22, competed in his first PGA event two months ago in Milwaukee and missed the cut by four strokes in a rain-forced 36-hole first day. "I learned that I had the mental game to play out there," he told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I saw that my skill level was almost as good as those players and I learned what I needed to do to play on that level." Hall, who has been deaf since age 2, is believed to be the first deaf professional golfer.

INDIANA GIRLS VOLLEYBALL OFF TO 14-0 START

The girls volleyball team at the Indiana School for the Deaf "appears to be top dog," reports the Indianapolis Star. The team, coached by Aimee Bippus, was off to a 14-0 start after wins last week against Heritage Christian and Park Tudor. The squad is led by six seniors who have played together since middle school, and Bippus has watched her players grow in confidence. "They play their hearts out and continue to improve in each match," she said. "These girls are setting new school records weekly."

OHIO BOWLER ROLLS HIS FIRST PERFECT GAME

Deaf bowler Don Nation, 42, accomplished the rarest of bowling feats last month, reported the Middletown (Ohio) Journal, when he rolled his first perfect game -- 12 strikes, for a score of 300. Everyone at Eastern Lanes was rooting for him, including his nervous parents, Alfred and Darlene. "Everyone wanted to stay out of the way so they wouldn't somehow jinx him," said Darlene. Soon after making the 12th strike, everyone was slapping him on the back and shaking his hand. "I don't know how I did it," said Nation. "It was fun, though."


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MILESTONES
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ELIZABETH WILLIAMS OF OHIO, 76, ARTIST AND BENEFACTOR

Elizabeth Williams, 76, died Monday morning at her home in Wilmington, Ohio. Mrs. Williams was born in Ohio and earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She owned and operated Liz's Ceramic Studio for 40 years, and in recent years she was owner of Liz-Bet's Clothing. Mrs. Williams was a member of arts- and hearing-related organizations on a local, state and national level, and known for her contributions, with beneficiaries including the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the National Theatre of the Deaf and Deaf Artists of America. She and David Rombach Williams married in 1955; he preceded her in death in 1988. Mrs. Williams is survived by a son, two daughters, three grandchildren and a cousin. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218 or to any of the organizations that Mrs. Williams supported.

EDGAR BLOOM, 95, FIRST PRESIDENT OF NJAD

Edgar Bloom, the first president of the New Jersey Association for the Deaf, died September 9 in Berkeley Heights, N.J. He was 95. Born in New York City, Mr. Bloom graduated from Columbia University and received a master's degree in chemical engineering in 1934, reported the Newark Star Ledger. He lived in Jackson Heights, N.Y. and Plainfield, N.J. before settling in Mountainside, N.J. in 1965. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Rarus; a son, Alan; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the National Association of the Deaf, 814 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910.


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EMPLOYMENT
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Full-time Academic Staff Position
Advisor/ASL Interpreter

The Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking applicants for the position of Advisor /American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter.

This Advisor will provide current and prospective students with information about Department undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs, including trouble shooting with students, updating materials and website information, coordinating recruitment and orientation sessions, and helping to manage a student database. The Advisor will also oversee the admissions process for the teacher education programs, and will act as the Department's ASL Interpreter.

Minimal qualifications for this position include: A Bachelor's Degree in education, social sciences or related field; at least one year related work experience; and completion of an Interpreter Training Program (preferred RID CI/CT); Fluency in ASL and proficient in ASL interpreting. Knowledge of Deaf Culture, disability advocacy and special education is highly desirable. He/she must have skill in the use of MS Word, MS Access, e-mail, Internet and production of user-friendly documents. He or she should have the ability to manage multiple tasks, timelines, and priorities, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and experience in working with persons from diverse backgrounds, and competency in managing people. Preferred experience in advising, counseling, or mentoring.

SALARY RANGE: Competitive, with fringe benefits. This is a full-time, fixed term, annual (12 month) non-teaching academic staff appointment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins October 15, 2005 and will continue until position is filled.

START DATE: January 1, 2006

Please send cover letter, a current vita or resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:

Dr. Laura Owens, Search Committee Chair
Department of Exceptional Education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
(414) 229-5251 Fax (414) 229-5500

The names of those nominees and applicants who have not requested that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.

UWM is an AA/EO employer and educator strongly committed to maintaining a climate of supporting equality of opportunity and respect for difference based on gender, culture, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, and lawful activities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who would enhance and diversify our workforce.
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Birnbaum Interpreting Services of Silver Spring, MD, seeks a
Professional Development Coordinator

Responsible for all facets of the interview process for interpreters. Administrative support as needed.
Assist with interpreter training/workshops including Deaf Culture, ADA and related.
Manage and oversee the Certification Achievement Program (CAP)
Assists in evaluation of the Entry Level Interpreting Program Participants. Provide support as needed.
Responsible for teaching ASL classes and research and develop proposal bids for ASL classes.
Assist in the Outreach program as needed.

B.A. in Communications or Deaf Education Studies or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bona fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) adopted for the position connected to the performance of the job and in honesty and good faith it is necessary to the fulfillment of the work-related responsibilities. Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDI’s) are encouraged to apply.

Talents & Characteristics:
Superior interpersonal skills as well as excellent organizational and time management skills

Salary: $30 - $35K
Submit resume, cover letter highlighting your skills for the position to:

Larry Rocha, Director of Human Resources
Birnbaum Interpreting Services
8555 16th Street, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-608-2382 Fax
Larry@bisworld.com
www.bisworld.com

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Western Nevada Community College
Professional Position Announcement

Position Title:
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE/INTERPRETER PREPARATION PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR
(Pending Funding)

Location: Primary work assignment Carson City/Douglas Campuses. WNCC faculty should anticipate being assigned to teach one or more classes at other college campuses, at rural centers, in the inmate education program, or via distance learning equipment, and develop and implement web courses.

Deadline for Application:
The position will remain open until filled. The committee will begin reviewing applications May 25, 2005. Applicants who have submitted a complete application packet by that date will receive full consideration.

Date Position Available: Fall Semester 2005

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university preferred in one of the following: Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Sign Language Interpreting, ASL, or a related field.
American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Certification preferred.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certification and/or National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Certification Level 4 and above preferred.
Minimum of three years teaching experience at the college level is preferred.
Experience in teaching American Sign Language or Interpreting is required.
Experience in networking with agencies and educational institutions which serve the deaf is preferred.
Experience with distance education/web teaching modalities is preferred.
A thorough understanding of the purpose and function of community colleges is required.

Responsibilities:
Teach a minimum of 30 credits a year.
Teach day and evening university transfer American Sign Language (AM)/Interpreters Preparation Program (IPP) classes.
Assist with coordinating and tracking of the AM/IPP scheduling.
Assist with organizing and facilitating the meetings of the American Sign Language (ASL)/IPP Advisory Committee.
Assist with recruitment and evaluation of part-time instructors in the discipline.
Serve as liaison between WNCC and the deaf community, including organizations which serve the deaf community.
Develop traditional and alternative methodologies and teach using traditional and alternative methodologies (interactive video, web-based, etc.).
Participate in student advisement.
Participate in program review and academic program assessment.
Serve on college and system committees as required.
Perform all responsibilities set forth in Board of Regents Handbook, Title 2, Chapter 4, Section 4.4.2., “Standards for Recommending Appointment with Tenure."
Participate in college and community service activities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Procedure:
The submission of all required application materials by the deadline date is the responsibility of the applicant. A completed WNCC application, resume, transcripts (if copies are sent, official transcripts must be on file by the date of hire), three current letters of recommendation (written no earlier than 2001), and a Pre-Employment Information form are to be forwarded to:

Western Nevada Community College
Human Resources
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703

Applications are available on-line at www.wncc.edu/personnel. To have an application packet mailed to you, please email personnel@wncc.edu or call (775) 445-4237.

A college screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews and recommendations of the final candidate(s) to the college president. Only final candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Salary Range

"B" Contract (171 day), full-time, with benefits - Tenure Track Position
Salary Range - $[ ]- Placement on salary schedule is based on education and experience.

Western Nevada Community College, an institution of the University and Community College System of Nevada, and as an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, values diversity in its work force and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disabilities or veteran’s status. WNCC employs U.S. citizens and persons lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS DURING THE HIRING PROCESS SHOULD NOTIFY HUMAN RESOURCES BY THE FILING DEADLINE.

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ALI is a non-profit mental health agency located in Annapolis, MD. BA/BS in Human Services or related field preferred, and/or related work experience. Applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language.

Rehabilitation Specialist-Full Time. Duties include; transport mentally ill adults to appointments, medication monitoring, provide daily living skills support, and apply crisis intervention in a residential setting.

Send resume and cover letter to: ALI, 2012 Renard Court, Suite I, Annapolis, MD 21401, fax (410) 841-6045, or email Lmurphy@arundellodge.org. EOE/D/V.

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Care Manager Wanted

1/2 time (16 to 20 hours per week) private position managing independent living services for Deaf brain injury survivo.r

The job includes:
- assisting survivor to run her own household and finances,
- supervising home health workers who provide daily personal care
- coordinating shopping, cleaning, laundry, appointments
- maintaining ramp equipped van, motorized wheelchair and household appliances.
- scheduling rides, interpreters and other accommodations as needed

The job also includes helping the employer maintain contact with friends, disability groups, advocacy organizations and family.

A good working knowledge of computers is required and the ability to organize email, bank and calendar programs.

Applicant should be prepared to assist employer with a job search and possible job coaching.

In addition, 5 hours per week direct personal care (grooming, shopping, cooking, driving, etc) for the first three months-–or as long as it takes to build trust—is anticipated.

The job is in Arlington VA, at the Court House Metro Stop.

Compensation: $18.00+/hour plus benefits after 3 month training.

Knowledge of ASL and the Deaf community would be a great plus for an applicant and Deaf individuals are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Send letter of application and resume to PCAjob@aol.com.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD

GLAD is an Affirmative Action Employer with equal opportunity for men, women and people with disabilities. For more information on the following positions, go to: www.gladinc.org. Status of all positions are: Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt, Full Fringe Benefits unless otherwise noted. All positions are open until filled.

PROGRAM ASSISTANT/INTERPRETER in Los Angeles
Brief summary: Under supervision of the Director of Health Education/Services, using the guidelines of the assigned scope of work provided by the California Department of Health Service’s Community Challenge Grant, the Program Assistant/Interpreter will:

Work closely with the Community Health Educators on activities for GLAD’s program including plan and participate in community events and educational workshops as stated in the project scope of work; Provide interpreting services for teleconferencing meetings, collaborative meetings, OFP regional meetings, FamilyPACT clinic meetings, and appointments or any other situations which may arise to facilitate communication for project staff; Make arrangements and schedule with schools, programs and clinics for project educational/prevention activities; Responsible to coordinate Deaf Youth Advocacy Presentation and Mentoring Program; Implement media including articles, publications and GLAD’s website; Prepare Collaborative Alliance meeting minutes; Compile and distribute educational and promotional materials to project staff and community; Compile all documents for filing and prepare monthly progress reports; Clerical duties as well as such tasks and responsibilities as may be delegated…

JOB DEVELOPER/INTERPRETER in West Covina, Pacoima
Brief summary: Employment services offered at GLAD assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals with job information, job training, job placement and accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Co-located at 5 Employment Development Department (EDD) Offices and at each local office. The programs under employment services are: Job Readiness Training, Workplace Accessibility, Job Development, Placement and Follow-up…

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE in Riverside and Bakersfield
Brief summary: Under the supervision of the Regional Center Director, the Community Advocate will assist deaf and hard of hearing consumers in the area of communication access via TTY relay, document translation, and other duties, provide advocacy in the areas of social security, education, employment, consumer affairs, and others, record statistics on a daily basis related to provision of services, counsel deaf and hard of hearing consumers with problems related to personal and family adjustments, finances, employment, food, clothing and housing, assists deaf and hard of hearing consumers with independent living skills, educate the deaf and hard of hearing community about various laws and programs benefiting and protecting the rights of deaf persons such as Department of Rehabilitation and Social Security policies and the ADA, etc., work with the Resource Advocate regarding updates of the Directory of Resources, refers consumers to community resources and other organizations, secure information and resources beneficial to the department pertaining to social security, immigration, mediation, etc. through workshops, seminars and through networking with other agencies, some typing and other light office duties as necessary, driving is required as part of the job, perform such tasks and responsibilities as may be delegated…

NETWORK I.T. Administrator in Los Angeles
Brief summary: Operate MS network through on-site and VPN; Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues involving network hardware and software; Perform daily maintenance of network hardware and software systems; work with organizational staff to create and implement computer networking policies; Ensure backups and recovery of servers and workstations data and develop a disaster recovery plan; Assist computer users with technical hardware and software issues both on-site and remote access.; Perform in a pro-active manner by developing a plan of action to improve network productivity, security and ergonomics within budget; Maintain records of hardware and software inventories; Contact person for the organization’s ISPs, Web and Email Hosting; Train and educate computer user on the organization’s software, hardware and computer policies…Required to have hands on experience working on VPN and MS Exchange.

If interested then please submit resume and application to:
Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
e-mail: jfetterman@gladinc.org

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