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September 21, 2016
Vol. 12, No. 47

Editor: Tom Willard

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Victorville, CA
FAMILY SEEKING JUSTICE AFTER SON SHOT, KILLED NEAR HIGH SCHOOL
Deputies are searching for the person who shot and killed a deaf teenager on Friday near a Moreno Valley high school. Family members are calling the 18-year-old's death "a senseless act of murder" and a case of mistaken identity. Desean Welch, 18, was shot and killed near Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley where hundreds were attending a football game on Friday. / NBC So. Cal.

See Also HELP US LAY DESEAN WELCH TO REST / GoFundMe

Beaumont, TX
DEAF, LUPD WORK FOR EFFECTIVE SAFETY STRATEGIES
On Aug. 18, Daniel Harris, a 29-year-old deaf man, was shot and killed by police after exiting his car following a seven-mile, high-speed chase in North Carolina. LU senior Tanasha Slack said the incident resonated with Lamar’s Deaf community. While there is no evidence police knew Harris was deaf, Slack said that any encounter with authorities for the deaf can be complicated by communication issues. / Lamar University Press

See Also LAW ENFORCEMENT LEARN WAYS TO INTERACT WITH DEAF AT UA WORKSHOP / The Univ. of Alabama

Ocean City
DEAF 9/11 SURVIVOR SHARES HIS STORY WITH SIGN LANGUAGE STUDENTS
In conjunction with the recent 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, students in Ocean City High School’s American Sign Language 3 Honors class signed this week with a 9/11 survivor, who is deaf. Carl Andreasen worked on the 71st floor of the North Tower at the World Trade Center in Manhattan when hijackers on American Airlines Flight 11 hit the building at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11. / Shore News Today

Cleveland, OH
STUDY: DEAF INDIVIDUALS ARE MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Deaf individuals are one and a half times more likely to be victims of relationship violence than hearing individuals, according to research out of the Rochester Institute of Technology. "He would grab me, push me down, kept pushing me down, hitting me," said Dawn Marie Fucile, a Cleveland resident who is deaf. Fucile recalls her three-year abusive relationship which she says happened in Parma two decades ago. "He got a hold of me and threw me physically, coffee table," she said of her ex-boyfriend who is also deaf. / newsnet5.com

Lincoln, NE
STATE COMMISSION TO CREATE TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE DEAF EDUCATION
The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, encouraged by its efforts to increase school interpreter standards last year, will create a task force to take a deeper look into the state's education practices and recommend ways to improve them. Once the task force is in place, it will ask the Nebraska Department of Education to hire a national consulting firm with expertise in the area of deaf and hard of hearing education to analyze Nebraska’s system. / Lincoln Journal-Star

Internet
HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING DEAF INMATES' ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD
Imagine being cut off from the world, having no communication, even with your family, perhaps for years. You can’t talk to anyone, share a joke or inquire about loved ones. If you get sick, if you need help, there’s no way to let anyone know. You’re isolated. But then one day, somebody hands you a lifeline. This is what’s happening for thousands of deaf inmates across the country. / Morning Consult

West Hartford, CT
AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF RECOGNIZED ON CONN. FREEDOM TRAIL
Though many Connecticut schools were violently attacked and vandalized at the onset of integration attempts in the early 1800s, one local school remained unharmed. The American School for the Deaf – the first school in the state and, possibly, the nation to educate black students – will now be recognized as a site on the Connecticut Freedom Trail. / The Hartford Courant

Augusta, ME
STATE HOUSE CELEBRATES DEAF COMMUNITY & CULTURE
In celebration of deaf culture, the Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened held an awards ceremony in Augusta today. In its 25th year, the event recognizes and honors individuals who have contributed to the deaf community in Maine. Dr. Romy Spitz received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The deaf community is looking forward to the Deaf Culture Festival in Falmouth next Saturday. / WABI TV5

Rochester, NY
MAYOR WARREN EMBRACES ROCHESTER'S DEAF COMMUNITY
Mayor Lovely Warren will proclaim the week of Sept. 19 "International Deaf Awareness Week in Rochester" and announce the City’s ongoing initiatives to make City Hall more deaf friendly, including a new web page that communicates City resources and information about accessing City government for the deaf community. / City of Rochester

See Also RIT VICE PRESIDENT ACCEPTS MAYORAL PROCLAMATION / NTID News


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Internet
WITH SIGN LANGUAGE, I AM EQUAL
Joe Murray from the World Federation of the Deaf encourages you all to celebrate the International Week of the Deaf! This year's theme is "With Sign Language, I am Equal" and will be during September 19 to 25, 2016. / National Association of the Deaf

Toronto, ON, Canada
VIDEO: CAMPAIGN OFFERS LEGAL HELP TO TORONTO DEAF WOMAN
A new campaign in Toronto aims to help deaf women facing family breakdowns navigate the legal system. Through its Family Law Education for Women program, METRAC has partnered with Springtide Resources and members of the deaf community to create two videos being launched Thursday. The videos were produced in ASL, with closed captioning, and contain detailed information about child custody rights and information about support services for survivors of domestic assault. / Metro News

Montreal, QC, Canada
DEAF MONTREALER DENIED CAPTION DEVICE OVER LANGUAGE ISSUE
Jeffrey Liebman, a Montrealer who is profoundly deaf, just wants to be able to enjoy movies on the big screen like everybody else. Liebman is adept at lip reading, but “if the actors are speaking very fast or not looking at the camera, it’s very difficult for me to understand” he said. So Liebman was delighted back in 2011, when the Cineplex Odeon Cinemas at Cavendish Mall started providing personal closed-caption viewing devices to its deaf and hearing-impaired clients. / Montreal Gazette

Edinburgh, Scotland
'SILENT LAUGHS' IS THE FILM BRINGING DEAF CULTURE MAINSTREAM
Isolation and social stigma are feelings that Leah Kalaitzi often experiences as a Deaf person, but when on stage, her comedic use of British Sign Language allows her to connect with audiences, in a stand-up performance seeking to introduce viewers to Deaf culture. Having done stand-up comedy since 2014 in Edinburgh, Kalaitzi plays on the animated and expressive qualities of BSL, breaking down common misconceptions about the language and the Deaf community in general. / The Creators Project

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
MEET THE DEAF 'PUNK' CHEF PLANNING TO COOK UP A STORM
A “punk” chef is returning to an international deaf cooking competition in Copenhagen determined to prove himself the best British cook. Scott Garthwaite, 36, from Billingham, won second place at the International Gastronomy Deaf Culinary Event last year after walking away empty-handed in 2014. Now, the ‘Punk Chef’ is returning to the stove with more experience and an arsenal of new recipes in the hope he will take home the crown. / Chronicle Live

Australia
DEAF DESTINY PLAYER PETITIONS BUNGIE FOR CAPTIONING
Tigersharkdude loves Destiny. He’s also deaf. As a result, he asked the “DestinyTheGame” subreddit to help him petition Bungie to make the game’s subtitle options more robust. From there, the post got picked up by Xbox Tavern, and then later, TechRaptor, where Tigersharkdude elaborated on his request in a short interview. / Kotaku Australia

Kenya
MEET MR. DEAF INTERNATIONAL 2016 FROM KENYA
Calvin Vogefu Musalia made history when he was crowned Mr Deaf International 2016 in LasVegas USA. The 36-year-old from Utawala, Nairobi County was born deaf and is the second born in a family of four. His journey to winning the international beauty pageant started in 2013 when he was crowned Mr Deaf Kenya. / The Standard

Harare, Zimbabwe
COURT: SUSPECT CLAIMS TO BE DEAF AND DUMB
A Mbare man last Friday lied that he was deaf and dumb before magistrate Bianca Makwande, thinking the court would release him out of sympathy. He was wrong, and had the court in stitches as he suddenly started talking and apologising after realising the con would not work. / New Zimbabwe

Tumpat, Malaysia
DEAF AND MUTE MAN RUN OVER BY TRAIN
A deaf and mute man was killed after a train plowed into him when he was crossing the tracks to go to a food outlet near his house. In the incident, Wan Zain Wan Ab Rahman, 55, was crossing the tracks but was not aware of the fast approaching train. Wan Zain was flung about 40 metres away by the impact and died at the scene from serious injuries to the head, body and legs. / Malay Mail Online

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TEEN CLAIMS TRIAL OVER MURDER ATTEMPT ON DEAF AND MUTE WOMAN
An unemployed teenager pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to attempting to murder a deaf and mute woman. M. Lavindran, 18, claimed trial to the charge after it was read out to him. Lavindran is charged with attempting to murder S. Rohini, 58 last Sept 5. Rohini is currently hospitalized due to serious injuries allegedly inflicted by Lavindran. / The Star Online


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Des Moines, IA
TEEN GOING DEAF AND BLIND LIVES DREAMS IN PARIS, LONDON, GERMANY
Until this summer, the only version of the Eiffel Tower that Alexis Myers had seen in person was in miniature. The model sat on her bedroom shelf in Manson. Meanwhile, the 15-year-old devoured books and dreamed of what she might find far beyond her hometown of 1,600 — a quiet spot on the Iowa prairie. But Alexis last month got the chance to compare reality to imagination when she and her family visited Paris during a swing through Europe. / The Des Moines Register

Anchorage, AK
STUDENTS SHARE CULTURE FOR DEAF AWARENESS WEEK
A handful of East High School students sat around a table, silent but engaged in a forensic science lesson. They kept their eyes on the teacher to take it all in, watching every word the instructor signed. “For people who are deaf, eye contact is important for us,” senior Miguel Frias-Gomez said through an interpreter. “We can communicate by writing back and forth, but we’re a very visual people, very visually oriented culture.” / KTVA

New York, NY
HEARING LOSS WIDESPREAD, 'PROGRESSIVE' IN OLDER AMERICANS
A new study finds widespread hearing loss among elderly Americans, with an especially high rate for those 90 and older.
In the study sample of 647 people aged 80 and above, nearly all had some level of hearing loss based on test results, with the over-90s the most affected. / UPI

Pittsburgh, PA
VIDEO: WESTERN PA. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF HOLDS COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY
Saturday's family-friendly event gave people a chance to see what the school has to offer. There were plenty of games for kids, and the Pittsburgh Zoo brought some animals. / WTAE


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Washingtonville, NY
AUDIO-VISUAL COMPANY HELPS HEARING-IMPAIRED PEOPLE
Sometimes things just happen. One day you’re going broke trying to sell records and CDs in an increasingly digital world, next thing there’s a prestigious museum on the phone wanting a new audio system installed. Leo Garrison can laugh today when he talks about how his lack of business acumen sunk an initial venture, Metro DJs, a Nanuet music and sound equipment store. / Times Herald-Record

New York, NY
WENDY HOBBIE NAMED NATIONAL STAFFING EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
The American Staffing Association on Monday announced that hospitality employee and professional actor and dancer Wendy M. Hobbie is the 2017 National Staffing Employee of the Year. Hobbie is an employee of HMG Plus in New York City, where she works on assignment as a hospitality captain and waiter. The flexibility that staffing offers allows her to audition and teach dance to deaf children. Hobbie currently teaches hip-hop dance to students ages 3 to 15 at the Lexington School for the Deaf. / Amer. Staffing Assoc.

Silver Spring, MD
UBER LAUNCHES ACCESSIBILITY WEBSITE, WINS AWARD
Uber launched a new accessibility site, accessibility.uber.com, with the goal of demonstrating their dedication to people with disabilities and providing a central place for finding out information about opportunities for people with disabilities as both riders and drivers. Also included on the new website are Uber’s policies and requirements of drivers — explicitly stated and available to the whole world. / TDI

Scranton, PA
NEW CEO OF SCHOOL FOR DEAF MEETS STUDENTS, SEES POSSIBILITIES
Steven Farmer knelt next to the preschoolers playing with zoo animal toys and began to sign. “Hi, my name is Steve,” he signed. “What’s your name?” The children smiled as they spelled their names. “I could stay here all day, every day,” Dr. Farmer, the new CEO for the Scranton School for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Children, said. / The Times-Tribune

Clemson, SC
NEW EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETING CENTER IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Stephen Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of ASL interpreting at Clemson University, has been awarded $1,011,547 from the South Carolina Department of Education to establish the first South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center at the University Center in Greenville. Clemson will partner with the South Carolina State Department of Education and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind to open the new center. / Clemson Univ.

Washington, DC
U.S. LABOR DEPT. AWARDS $9.3M TO IMPROVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced a total of $9,286,909 in continued funding for organizations that develop models, provide technical assistance and share best practices to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. / U.S. Dept. of Labor


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Cedar Rapids, IA
PLAY POSTPONED AFTER HEARING ACTOR IS CAST IN DEAF ROLE
A play at Theatre Cedar Rapids is postponed after backlash from the deaf community because the role of a deaf character was given to a person who could hear. While the play Tribes was being cast, no deaf actors auditioned for the role of Billy, a deaf character. The theatre gave the role of Billy to an actor who could hear, upsetting many. / KWWL

La Mirada, CA
MEET THE DEAF ACTOR LEAD IN THE MUSICAL 'THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME'
A myriad of actors have brought the deaf and deformed Quasimodo of Victor Hugo’s novel, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” to life in films, on television and on the stage, but perhaps none have had the poignancy in their performance as John McGinty. The New York City actor has a unique perspective on the role — he is deaf. / The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

New Orleans, LA
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS CREATE 'MAGICAL' EXPERIENCE AT JAZZ FEST
Every spring, New Orleans -- the birthplace of jazz -- holds its Jazz and Heritage Festival, better known as “Jazz Fest.” The festival scene continues this fall, attracting music fans from around the country. That includes even those who can’t actually hear the music -- thanks to a group of professional sign language interpreters paid to get every beat of the action. / CBS News

Greeley, CO
DEAF COLORADO JAZZ SINGER WILL SPEAK IN GREELEY
When northern Colorado vocalist Mandy Harvey lost her hearing at 18, she lost her identity with it. “I found myself allowing this tragic event the ability to define my life,” she said. But that changed, and as she learned how to love herself for who she was. Now, almost 10 years later, the award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and motivational speaker will share her personal experience, journey, strength and hope at TEDxArenaCircle later this month. / Greeley Tribune

New York, NY
ANDY MINEO CATERS TO DEAF COMMUNITY WITH MUSIC VIDEO, 'HEAR MY HEART'
Hip Hop artist and lyrical powerhouse, Andy Mineo, releases the highly anticipated music video for "Hear My Heart," the second single off his newest album Uncomfortable. "Hear My Heart" is a personal record for Mineo, a tribute to his big sister Grace who is deaf. "It's just an honest record of me essentially apologizing to her for having never learned sign language growing up," he explains openly during an interview. / News Release Today


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Verona, NY
MATT HAMILL TO STEP IN CAGE AT TURNING STONE MMA EVENT
Central New York's "The Hammer" is joining one of New York's first pro MMA events. New Hartford resident Matt Hamill (10-7-0) will step into the cage with Kansas City's Julian Marquez (3-1-0) at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y., on Oct. 14. Hamill, the first-ever deaf UFC fighter, first rose to fame as a wrestler who won three NCAA Division III National Championships at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). / syracuse.com

Tamaqua, PA
DEAF FOOTBALL PLAYER OVERCOMES OBSTACLES
It's a dream come true for a football player in Schuylkill County. 16-year-old Dominick Noel took the field for the very first time at Tamaqua Area High School on Friday. It's the obstacles he overcame that make this achievement so special, because Dominick is deaf. After months of working out and practicing with the Blue Raiders, the coaches surprised Dominick on the sideline and put him in the game against Panther Valley. / PA home page

Colorado Springs, CO
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING HOCKEY CLINIC A CHANCE TO TRY ADAPTIVE SPORT FOR FREE
The success of a recent blind hockey clinic promises to boost turnout for Monday's deaf/hard of hearing clinic at the Sertich Ice Center. The free clinic features specialized instructors to work with the athletes and their needs. "The blind clinic ... got rave reviews from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind students," said Jeremy Kennedy of the USA Hockey adaptive sports division. "So, we expect a bigger turnout for this one." / Colorado Springs Gazette


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Come Work With The Best!

Northeast Arc
has full and part-time positions, working with adult individuals who are deaf, available in Lynn, Salem, Swampscott and Beverly, MA. You'll be working with deaf individuals using various communication skills including gestural, written and Signed English. Do you know ASL? If so, I'd like to speak with you about our direct care positions. We offer an excellent benefits package, paid trainings and the support you will need to become a successful part of our experienced, long-term team of professionals. For additional information or to send your resume, please email Jessica Ducrow at jducrow@ne-arc.org.

Compensation: $12-12.50 for per diem shifts and $14 for PT/FT shifts.

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Outreach Coordinator

POTHOS, Inc. has a full-time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS Outreach Coordinator”, for client, Hamilton Relay. Position responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of Pennsylvania. Travel required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation skills; experience in public relations activities; direct work experience with Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Relay Service helpful. POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and benefits. Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to chiefbrink@pothos.us. Contact Dori Brink at 619.546.0621 with questions.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Counselor/Academic Advisor II

Requisition Number 2523BR
Position Title Counselor/Academic Advisor II
College/Division National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Organization NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services
Staff Job Function Advising or Counseling
Wage Band 116A
Employment Category Fulltime

Department/College Description: Provide personal counseling, career counseling, academic advising and consultation to NTID supported students in a college environment following the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics.

Detailed Job Description: Provide personal and career counseling and academic advising to assigned caseload students. Consult with faculty, staff, parents, vocational rehabilitation advisors and others as appropriate. Complete timely documentation for all students following ACA guidelines and maintain accurate counseling and academic advising records. Participate in counseling/advising department meetings, academic department meetings, and committee meetings. Engage in professional development activities. Initiate regular clinical supervision. Serve as a guest lecturer and conduct presentations as needed. Demonstrate diversity awareness and sensitivity to a variety of communication modalities.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or a related clinical field is required.
Two or more years of professional counseling, academic advising or career counseling work experience required.
Knowledge of mental health, psychological and developmental issues of a Deaf/HH population required.
Sign language proficiency required.
Basic computer literacy required.

Required Minimum Education Level:
MS/MA/MSW or related clinical field

Required Application Documents:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter

Apply at:
http://apptrkr.com/863064

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

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Residential House Director

The Northeast Arc,
an established Human Service agency recognized for its creative approach and state of the art services for persons with disabilities is seeking candidates for the position of Residential House Director. Ideal candidates will have fluency in ASL and deep understanding of deaf culture. The Residential House Director will be overseeing a five person home for adults with Intellectual Disabilities and are deaf.

Job Responsibilities:
Excellent managerial skills as the director will be overseeing direct support professionals, relief staff and other support professionals.
Be a creative person with strong organizational skills that can assist individuals in achieving their personal goals.
Provide supportive assistance in a caring environment focusing on maintaining health and along with community and social networks.
Experience with working with families, DDS and other outside agencies is also required.

Requirements:
BA/BS in a related field.
At least 2 years supervisory experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as fluency in American Sign Language.
Strong commitment to providing excellent quality of care.
Strongly prefer someone with First Aid, CPR and MAPS but willing to train

Benefits:

Excellent health and dental benefits offered as well as a 403b, tuition reimbursement, career development/ seminars, short term disability, life insurance, generous time off and competitive pay!!!

For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and your resume, please email Jessica Ducrow at jducrow@ne-arc.org.

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Advocates in Framingham, MA is Hiring!

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

Community Crisis Stabilization Clinician:  Provide mental health and substance abuse services.
Qualifications: MA and 2 years’ experience. 

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

Mobile Clinician: Provide clinical supervision and rehabilitative direction to individuals who carry a diagnosis of mental illness, assist in the coordination of services, provide clinical leadership.
Qualifications: MA and 1 year experience; or BA/BS and 3 years’ experience.

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

Specialized Interpreter: Interpret in ASL between those using specialized ASL and/or those with language deprivation and requiring further communication assistance.
Qualifications: Approved by the MCDHH to work as an interpreter, BA/BS and two years’ experience.

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

Visit www.advocates.org/careers to apply today!
Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH, PHILADELPHIA, AND GLENSIDE

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

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

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

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
– Full time, part time, on call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations. Minimum HS diploma required.

Case Managers for Residential or Community Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full time; Glenside location. Minimum HS diploma with 12 credits in social sciences required.

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

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents - Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum of one years’ related experience required.

Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
- Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum BA/BS in human services required.
experience in mental health.

Educational / Staff Interpreter - Full Time; Philadelphia location. Minimum AA with minimum 3 years’ experience required.

Staff Nurse – Full time; Glenside location. Minimum BSN/RN required.

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Joel Skelton, Assistant Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: jskelton@pahrtners.com Fax: 215.392.6065

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