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October 3, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 46

Editor: Tom Willard

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Milwaukee, WI
DOCUMENTARY DETAILS ABUSE OF DEAF BOYS IN CATHOLIC BOARDING SCHOOL
It is a story almost too horrible to comprehend. Deaf boys sent by their parents to a Catholic boarding school in Wisconsin, where they were molested again and again by a popular priest. Dismissed as "mentally retarded," they were often not believed, or worse ignored, for years by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, police, prosecutors and the media. Now they'll reach a new and potentially wider audience with the release of an HBO documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney. / The Journal Sentinel

Salt Lake City, UT
UTAH PHONE COMPANY FOR DEAF SUES PRANK CALLER WHO CALLED OVER 300 TIMES
A Utah telecommunications firm for the deaf has filed a lawsuit against a man who they say has made over 300 obscene phone calls to employees. Beginning around July 18, the defendant, named "John Doe" in the suit, has called at least 30 Sorenson Communications employees over 300 times through the customer-based phone system. The caller is "especially targeting female employees, using obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, making proposals of an obscene and sexual nature, or leaving pornographic voicemail messages." / ABC News

Chicago, IL
UNDOCUMENTED MEXICAN DEAF-MUTE FEARED DEAD IN SORONA DESERT
The family of Juan de Dios Romero, an undocumented Mexican deaf-mute missing since April when he tried to cross the border into Arizona for the second time in a few days, asked the consul general of Mexico in Chicago to help them find him “dead or alive.” “We fear the worst, because he could well have been left to die by people smugglers in the Sonora desert,” his sister Cristina told a press conference. / Latin American Herald Tribune

Brighton, CO
SETTLEMENT CALLS FOR BETTER SERVICES FOR DEAF AT ADAMS JAIL
A settlement agreement reached Thursday in U.S. District Court says the Adams County Sheriff must provide better services and technology for deaf inmates at the county jail. The settlement was announced by the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition and the Colorado Association of the Deaf which filed a lawsuit on behalf of Timothy Siaki and Michaelee Owen, who are both deaf. The suit claimed that after Siaki was arrested on May 14, 2010 on a domestic violence complaint, he was detained at the Adams County Detention Facility for 25 days with no ability to communicate with his jailers. After 25 days, all charges against Siaki were dropped, the suit said. / The Denver Post

West Hartford, CT
GROUP OF AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF ALUMNI WANTS TO SAVE ICONIC BUILDING
In May, the American School for the Deaf broke ground on a $20 million, 60,000-square-foot facility just yards in front of Gallaudet Hall. Along with the decision to construct the state-of-the-art building came another that saddened many in the school community – Gallaudet, the symbol of America's first school for the deaf since 1921, would be torn down. Although construction on the new building is underway, a group of mostly out-of-state alumni has started a petition to save the stately 91-year-old red-brick building with its two-story cupola. / Hartford Courant

Gridley, CA
INCREASING DEMAND CALLS FOR INCREASES DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES
Jo Black, executive director of the Independent Living Resource Center, Inc., pauses when she thinks about meeting the future demand for deaf and hard-of-hearing services. The Office of Deaf Access estimates 3 million deaf and hard-of-hearing people reside in California. With the wave of Americans turning 65 nearly doubling to 72.1 million by 2030, coupled with the fact that one in five teenagers already suffers from hearing loss, the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing people will climb sharply. / Gridley Herald

San Marcos, TX
STUDENT WORKS TO PROMOTE DEAF EQUALITY
Michelle Elliott is working to overcome the social stigma and stereotypes of the deaf community she has experienced from some Texas State faculty and staff. Elliott, a graduate student who is “profoundly deaf” and wears hearing aids, said Texas State Office of Disability Services representatives offered to provide her with an interpreter. However, she does not know American Sign Language. Elliott said this is just one of several instances of disconnect she has experienced between the disability office and students who are deaf or have partial hearing loss. / University Star

Henderson, NC
MAN AND FAMILY REUNITE IN HENDERSON AFTER MANY YEARS
Mildred Alston had not seen her cousin Ernest Hargrove for many years and had lost contact. Hargrove had grown up with Mildred's family — their mothers were sisters — but he went off to a school for the deaf in Raleigh and did not come back. There had been a few letters exchanged over the years, but then nothing. Until Alston started to dream about her cousin. "I kept dreaming about him, kept having this feeling that he was OK. I knew I just had to find him," she said. / Winston-Salem Journal

New Rochelle, NY
DEAF PEDESTRIAN, 73, STRUCK BY CAR IN NEW ROCHELLE
A 73-year-old deaf man who was crossing the street Wednesday morning was struck by a Bronx motorist after he was unable to hear her blowing the horn, police said. The man suffered head and leg injuries in the 7 a.m. accident near 118 Main St. , police Lt. George Marshall said. The 57-year-old woman driving the Toyota that struck the man told police she was driving east when she noticed him crossing the street and started to blow the horn. “It turns out that the guy was deaf,” Marshall said. “She tried to stop, but she could not avoid hitting him.” / The Journal News

Houston, TX
NEW PROGRAM FOR FREE SMOKE DETECTORS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ANNOUNCED
At the Center for Hearing and Speech, Mayor Annise Parker, the Houston Fire Department and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities recently announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security awarded the Houston Fire Department a $168,000 grant to purchase and install 2,000 smoke detectors for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing during a press conference. This is one of the largest grants ever awarded by FEMA and the DHS to purchase smoke detectors for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. / The Memorial Examiner


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Beijing, China
DEAF PERCUSSIONIST SEAMLESSLY BLENDS EAST AND WEST
Evelyn Glennie may not be a familiar name to most Chinese, but many people remember the 1,000 drummers at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games in July. It was Glennie, the Grammy-winning percussionist and composer, collaborating with the English electronic band Underworld, who led the drummers to perform And I Will Kiss and Caliban's Dream on the instrument called the aluphone. Glennie was the one who accompanied the lighting of the flame. On Oct 5, Glennie will perform at the National Center for the Performing Arts with Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra to close the NCPA International Percussion Festival 2012. / China Daily

Gloucestershire, England
DEAF AND BLIND MAN, 63 HANGED HIMSELF IN GRIEF YARDS FROM THE BODY OF HIS WIFE
A deaf and blind man hanged himself in grief after his wife died of a sudden heart attack, a coroner has decided. Stewart Timms, 63, and his wife Valerie, 68, who was deaf and mute, had been a loving and devoted couple who dedicated themselves to helping each other with their disabilities. But after Mrs Timms died in the bedroom of their home, her husband hanged himself a few feet away, deputy Gloucestershire coroner David Dooley concluded. / Daily Mail

Hull, England
DEAF FATHER-TO-BE'S RELIEF AS FIRM OFFERS INTERPRETER FOR BIRTH
A private company has stepped in to provide a deaf father-to-be with a sign language interpreter at the birth of his first child after he was refused one by the NHS. Adam Bassett, 31, says he has already missed out on important appointments and birthing classes with his partner Toni and feared he would not know what was going on in the birth without one. Now, the couple are receiving help from Sign Loop Interpreting Services Ltd – a company that has a mission to help raise deaf awareness. / This is Hull and East Riding

London, England
DEAFNESS GENE DISCOVERY COULD LEAD TO NEW TREATMENTS
A gene that causes 1,000 babies to be born deaf in Britain each year has been discovered by scientists. It is hoped the breakthrough will lead to new treatments for profound deafness. / Daily Mail

London, England
HEARING BRAINS ARE 'DEAF' TO DISAPPEARANCE OF SOUNDS, STUDY REVEALS
Our brains are better at hearing new and approaching sounds than detecting when a sound disappears, according to a study published today funded by the Wellcome Trust. The findings could explain why parents often fail to notice the sudden quiet from the playroom that usually accompanies the onset of mischief. / Science Codex

Aberdeen, Scotland
TODDLER LEFT DEAF AND BLIND FOLLOWING E.COLI OUTBREAK AT HIS NURSERY
A toddler child has been left deaf and blind after he contracted E.Coli during an outbreak at his nursery in May. The 22-month-old child, who has not been named, suffered the loss of his sight, a severe loss of hearing, "complete kidney failure" and brain damage. Health chiefs blamed an inadequate standard of hand hygiene as the most likely reason for the spread of E.coli at the nursery. / STV

Glasgow, Scotland
DEAF SCOTS COUPLE SPEAK OF THEIR STRUGGLE TO BE ACCEPTED BY SOCIETY
Over the decades, Scots couple Cathy and Michael Doherty have seen big improvements in the way society deals with people who are deaf. Cathy, who lost her hearing after an accident when she was six, and Michael, who has been deaf since birth, both have bitter memories of growing up with deafness. Now they’re hoping that future generations of people affected by deafness may be given new hope, after a major scientific breakthrough into finding a cure for deafness using stem-cell research. / Daily Record

Mississauga, ON, Canada
LINC PROGRAM FOR DEAF CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
Selvarajah Sethunayagam came to Canada from Sri Lanka in 2001 with minimal English skills. The South Asian country offered little in the way of services for the deaf and English wasn’t the official language. It’s understandable, therefore, that Sethunayagam was somewhat apprehensive when he landed in Canada. Then he discovered Canadian Hearing Society Mississauga — specifically, the hearing-based Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program being offered at the site. / Mississauga.com

Knockpatrick, Jamaica
MISSION TRIP MEMBER CONNECTS WITH DEAF STUDENTS
Of the 15 team members on a service trip to Jamaica, one of them is a deaf woman from Sioux Falls. The team has been giving deaf kids shoes after washing their feet. The trip has been an eye opener in multiple ways for the team's lone deaf member. As a bulk of the Dispatch Project service team from South Dakota has needed an interpreter to talk while serving in Jamaica, Tania March hasn't. / KELOLAND.com

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
YMCA MARKS INTERNATIONAL DEAF DAY ON A BIG SCALE
The YMCA in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, was a hive of activity on International Deaf Day (IDD) which is celebrated in September. Among the highlights at the YMCA were an exhibition on deaf awareness, Journey into the Deaf World, registration by Welfare Department, food stalls and fun games such as batik-painting, face-painting and balloon sculpting. YMCA administrator (deaf work) Morley Ng said about 20 members from associations for the deaf as well as non-governmental organisations took part in the celebration. / The Star


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HANDICAPPING THE DISABLED
The issue is this: is being deaf a disability? Our natural and immediate instinct may be simply to say yes: a deaf person is denied the use of one of his or her senses, thereby fitting nicely into Webster's definition of the word disability. Of course in reality the issue is much more complex. Many deaf people do not consider their lack of hearing as a disability at all; in fact some see it as a preference. / The Huffington Post

Council Bluffs, IA
ZOMBIES INVADE IOWA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
The Iowa School for the Deaf was taken over by zombies Wednesday afternoon. Dozens upon dozens of “the living dead” gathered at the Lied Multipurpose Complex on the Council Bluffs school’s campus to begin the feeding frenzy – or maybe just to walk or run around campus. Sponsored by the school’s Wellness Council, the Zombie Walk included students and staff donning ripped, “bloody” clothes, fake gashes and scabs and eerie makeup. / SW Iowa News

East Longmeadow, MA
THE WILLIE ROSS SCHOOL CELEBRATES A MILESTONE WITH A CARNIVAL
What kid doesn’t enjoy a carnival? “I like playing in the bounce house, face paint, tattoos, everything!” smiled Willie Ross student Nayeli. Students twisted, bounced and ate cotton candy as the Willie Ross School for the Deaf celebrated the 25th anniversary of its partnership with East Longmeadow Public Schools. / WGGB

Baltimore, MD
TWO SONS BORN WITHOUT HEARING GET THE GIFT OF SOUND
Shannon Duick brushed away tears as a technician fixed electrodes onto the head of her infant son, but as a machine sent beeps and clicks into his ears, the baby slept in her arms, unaware. He slept as the machine came up empty, as it showed his brain registering none of those sounds and as they moved to a quieter room to try again. He slept as they took the clock down from the wall in case the ticking was interfering. He slept as they tried a different room, farther away from the noisy elevator. With each beep, each click, Duick's anxiety grew. / Baltimore Sun

Internet
JOKE: THE DEAF ENFORCER
The Godfather, accompanied by his attorney, walks into a room to meet with his accountant. The Godfather asks the accountant, "Where's the three million bucks you embezzled from me?" The accountant doesn't answer. The Godfather asks again, "Where's the three million bucks you embezzled from me?" The attorney interrupts, "Sir, the man is a deaf-mute and cannot understand you, but I can interpret for you." ... / The Huffington Post


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Salt Lake City, UT
CIVILITY MATTERS FOR ASL INTERPRETERS, AND EVERYONE ELSE
People who are deaf or hard of hearing listen with their eyes. They see little smirks that others might not notice, and body language that sends negative messages. That's one reason why the people charged with linking the non-hearing and hearing worlds — American Sign Language interpreters — need to know much more than how to translate sign language into speech. / Deseret News

Frederick, MD
MOTHER FOLLOWS SIGNS TO A CAREER AS AN INTERPRETER FOR THE DEAF
Most parents will tell you there are times when they don't speak the same language as their kids. Theresa Posthuma is a certified interpreter of her son's language, but it took a lot of training. "When he was 2 weeks old, I noticed he wasn't responding to sounds," she said. About a month later, Brady Painter was diagnosed as deaf. At that time, Posthuma, her daughter, Kelsey, Brady and her then-husband lived in northern Virginia. When Brady was 2 years old, the family moved to Ohio. / The Frederick News-Post

Washington, DC
DORM-BUILDING LESSONS FROM GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
Up until this school year, the dorms at Gallaudet University looked like dorms you could find anywhere in the country, with only slight hints that deaf students lived there. When officials set about to construct a new residence hall, they wanted it to be a place that oozed the sentiment, “Deaf students live, work and study here.” Last month, I toured the new hall with a few Gallaudet officials who led the project and still can barely contain their excitement about the new building as they walk through its hallways and point out their favorite features. / The Washington Post

Los Angeles, CA
HEARING THROUGH TEETH WITH NEW DEVICE FOR SINGLE-SIDED DEAF PEOPLE
Imagine being able to hear again using your teeth using sound transmitted through your bite. A device that fits snugly on your back teeth can help open up a whole new side of hearing. Infection, tumors or trauma can cause single-sided deafness. It makes it difficult to communicate. A new device called a SoundBite allows hearing through teeth. / abc7.com

Atlantic City, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY TEACHERS INTERPRET ASL FOR DEAF STUDENTS OF ALL CULTURES
Amy Williams spoke slowly and carefully as she taught a math lesson on rounding numbers. But her fingers flew as she supplemented her words and written examples with American Sign Language for two hearing-impaired students in her group. Nearby, Kristen Williams taught another small group as interpreter Dana Vander Meulen signed instructions for two hearing-impaired students. The Sovereign Avenue School in Atlantic City has taught hearing-impaired students for about four years. / Press of Atlantic City

Spartanburg, SC
AMAZON DONATES KINDLES TO SC SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND
New technology is in the hands of students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind thanks to Amazon. As Amazon’s first outreach in the community since opening in Spartanburg last month, the company donated 40 Kindles and $2,500 in gift cards to the school. / WSPA


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Boston, MA
HORACE MANN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AXED FROM TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT AFTER PRANK
The Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was poised to win a Taylor Swift "VH1 Storytellers" concert contest sponsored by Papa John’s and textbook company Chegg. The Boston-based school had a significant lead over the second-place school thanks to an Internet prank that first began with 4chan and was picked up by Reddit back in August. However, on Monday, the school’s headmaster, Jeremiah Ford, told Boston.com that Horace Mann was axed from the running because of the way it got its votes. But the school wan't left empty-handed. / The Huffington Post

Knoxville, TN
REGAL DEPLOYS TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM FOR BLIND, DEAF
When Katherine Moore went earlier this year to see the movie "Brave" with her grandchildren, she wanted to know everything that was happening on the big screen. "I wanted to be able to talk about it with them afterward," said Moore, who is blind. "I wanted to enjoy everything they were enjoying." Moore did, with the help of new technology that is opening up access to the blind and hearing-impaired at select Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters. / Knoxville News Sentinel


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Domestic Violence has always been a problem in the Deaf community. For many years it has been a hidden problem, secret and taboo.

"It happened behind closed doors."
"It was treated as a private matter between two people and the community should not get involved."

We know now that we cannot afford to let it stay private. It is everyone’s business. We must all be a part of the solution. What can you do if someone you care about is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault? What can you do if you experience domestic violence or sexual assault? What can our community do?

For answers to those questions and more information on domestic violence from Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS), visit this page: http://www.healthbridges.info/?p=838

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The HealthBridges website offers information about social services, advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources available in Pennsylvania to persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of hearing.

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Frederick, MD
MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF VOLLEYBALL EMBRACES TRADITION, LEGACY
Hanging on the gymnasium walls at the Maryland School for the Deaf are numerous orange-and-black-trimmed banners highlighting the school’s numerous athletic accomplishments. The girls volleyball program occupies at least eight of the spots to commemorate its National Deaf Prep Championships. The Orioles have won the 2001, 2003-04 and 2006-10 titles, according to the school’s website. Those close to the team say the winning tradition resonates throughout longtime coach Vicki Kitsembel’s program. / The Gazette

St. Augustine, FL
FSDB NOW 4-1 AFTER BEATING INDIANA DEAF
Redemption. Revenge. Relief. No matter how you phrase it, the fact remains the same: This is not the same Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind football team you’ve grown accustomed to seeing. The Dragons improved to 4-1 on Saturday with a 28-16 win over visiting Indiana Deaf. FSDB now has more wins this season than in the previous five combined. / The St. Augustine Record

Fremont, CA
UNDERDOGS: CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
From 2007 until 2009, the California School for the Deaf in Fremont compiled all of five wins. Now, the Eagles seek their third consecutive playoff berth and have established themselves as a formidable high school football program in the competitive North Central II/Bay Football League. Using exceptionally fast and clear sign language, the California School for the Deaf has an elaborate scheme of signals that allow it to keep up with the speed of a traditionally vocal and loud game. / SI.com

Darien, IL
DEAF PLAYERS RELISHING EXPERIENCE
John Klytta and Luis Contreras may never get to play in a varsity game, but their ultimate goal is being part of the team. The defensive linemen from Hinsdale South blend in with their teammates with one exception. Since they belong to the school’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, a sign-language interpreter is only a few steps away from them while watching the game. / Chicago Sun-Times

Internet
LEAGUE RECAP: LOUISIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF CLIMBS IN STANDINGS WITH WIN
Louisiana School for the Deaf was the team that gained the most ground in the standings this week, jumping from fifth to third in Mason-Dixon Deaf Football (8 Man). Louisiana School for the Deaf vanquished Louisiana School for the Deaf 12-6 earlier in the week. Louisiana School for the Deaf fell 12-6 to Mississippi School for the Deaf in the closest game of the week. / MaxPreps News


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Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD)
"Building Futures ... since 1876"

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Information Technology Assistant -- 12 Month.

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete service request submitted through email system, including troubleshooting and resolving hardware and software problems on computers and peripherals. Assist in the maintenance of technology equipment and peripherals.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree in computer science or related field or three years of full-time experience as an IT assistant.

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Howard Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 Saint Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

Job application is available online: http://www.rsdeaf.org/employment.asp

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

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614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
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PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our staff environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support. As a result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of our existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or have many years’ 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 about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for DSA: (Full time position) The qualified candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture. Excellent writing and communication skills required. Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and behavioral health concerns. Supervision of direct care staff, development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTORS: (Full time position) This position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills. Duties: Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS – FOR ADULTS: (Full time position) This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the community and in our residential programs. Responsibilities include: assessing service needs of consumers to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public and private services and programs such as medical, vocational and other services. Qualifications: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High School Diploma& 12 credit hours in social science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.

THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR: (Full time position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment. Duties: Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position provides direct client services including encouraging client independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community integration. Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts. Qualifications: HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301
www.pahrtners.com

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POSITION NOTICE
SWCID

POSITION: COORDINATOR OF RESIDENCE EDUCATION #12-303

NOTE: OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING CREDENTIALS PERTAINING TO THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED. WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Associates degree with five (5) years related experience or Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years related experience. Must have and maintain a clear driving record and Texas driver’s license. Must live in residence hall.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: Assumes overall responsibility for SWCID housing areas. Serves as a primary judicial hearing officer for the SWCID Office of Student Conduct and community standards. Work with Admissions/recruiting during summer hours. Drive vans when assigned. Co-sponser for SGA. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $34,430-$37,075

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:

HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
1001 BIRDWELL LANE
BIG SPRING, TX 79720
(432) 264-5100 phone
www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: October 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote equal communication accessibility and cultural awareness for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals through our highly respected sign language interpreting services. DHCC is searching for an Executive Director to manage our sustainability and growth. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring day-to-day operations including human resources and financial management, fundraising, public relations and community development.

To view the complete job description, including qualifications, visit www.dhcc.org. ;

Application Deadline: October 31, 2012

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements:
Larry Brick
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre
630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081
resumes@dhcc.org

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We are Unique.

We Value Public Service, Communication Access and Technology.

We Aspire to Make a Difference.

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD) is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader who is a strategic thinker, effective manager and communicator with excellent business sense and finance skills to fill the Executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

This position is responsible for the overall financial and budgetary functions of CSD, which includes planning and supervision of all accounting activities, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, investments, budgeting, forecasting, payroll, employee benefits, purchasing and production of financial statements for all programs.

The CFO partners with the President/Chief Executive Officer and the President of Operations on all tactical matters related to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of new funding. The CFO also serves as the main external and internal point of contact for finance-related matters including annual financial audits of CSD financial statements. As a member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will guide cross-divisional teams among main program areas, including Relay, Interpreting, Contact Centers, Human Services and other Emerging Programs, with financial and budget needs.

For more details about this outstanding job opportunity, please view the complete posting and job description on our website.

Throughout our locations across the country and abroad, all of our employees work towards a shared goal and each of us contributes to our collective aspirations and overall mission of CSD. We believe in teamwork, shared ideas, and creating solutions while respecting individuality and innovation. If you’d like to learn more about our current happenings, check out our blog or social networking pages: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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