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November 6, 2013
Vol. 10, No. 3

Editor: Tom Willard

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Los Angeles, CA
DEAF AND CODA EMPLOYEES AT LAX DURING SHOOTING NOV. 1, 2013
Language People employees were at LAX this morning awaiting their flight to Chicago for a Deaf Nation convention. While they were waiting to board a gunman opened fire in the terminal. This video describes our employees' experience during this terrible event. / YouTube

Ellicott City, MD
MD. TRIAL RESTRICTIONS BRING DEAF ADVOCACY ACTION
A national advocacy group for the deaf said Tuesday it is developing guidelines for courtroom use of American Sign Language after a Maryland judge banned spectators from using ASL during trial proceedings. The National Association of the Deaf said it will include spectator communication restrictions in a set of nonbinding, best-practices guidelines it is developing for the American Bar Association to publicly disseminate by August 2014. The action springs from Howard County Circuit Judge William Tucker’s ban last week on spectators using sign language and facial expressions during the child sexual abuse trial of former Maryland School for the Deaf dormitory aide Clarence Taylor III. / The Associated Press

Tucson, AZ
REPORT CLEARS ASDB HEAD OF WRONGDOING, BUT FAULTS HIS BEHAVIOR
An investigative report cleared Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind Superintendent Robert Hill of any major wrongdoing after five employees accused him of harassment and discrimination. However, the report questioned the way Hill communicated with employees, as well as his handling of certain situations. There were two reports compiled by the law firm Fennemore Craig, which was hired to investigate the complaints the employees made earlier this year. One outlined the allegations against Hill. The other looked at accusations Hill made against former administrator Nancy Amann. / Arizona Daily Star

Riverside, CA
DEAF STUDENTS PROTEST COACH'S REPLACEMENT
At least 90 teenagers at California School for the Deaf, Riverside, left morning classes Thursday, Oct. 31, to protest the replacement of the high school boys’ basketball coach. Students demonstrated outside the gym over what they said was the forced resignation of coach Jeremias Valencia and the hiring of former coach David Hamilton. “I can appreciate that the students in question feel strongly about who serves as their basketball coach, but this is ultimately a personnel decision that had to be made by administrators,” said Superintendent Mal Grossinger. / The Press-Enterprise

Billings, MT
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY AND FORMER JAIL WORKER SETTLE DISCRIMINATION CASE FOR $101,500
Yellowstone County and a former jail detention officer recently settled a discrimination case for $101,500 after the employee alleged sexual harassment and discrimination because she is hearing-impaired. As part of the settlement, Yellowstone County agreed to provide management personnel at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility a minimum of four hours of training that includes topics of disability discrimination, reasonable accommodations, bullying and sex discrimination, said an agreement that settled the case filed with the Montana Human Rights Bureau. / The Billings Gazette

Washington, DC
ACTION ALERT: ASK YOUR SENATOR TO RATIFY THE CRPD!
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Menendez has scheduled two hearings to discuss the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in November! Senator Menendez and the Committee's Ranking Republican Senator Bob Corker need to hear from everyone; they are logging all call and contacts made state by state. Your help spreading the word will determine if and when we get floor time for passage of this treaty! It is time for action NOW! / NAD

Jacksonville, FL
DEAF WOMAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
A deaf woman living on the Westside is taking justice into her own hands. She sketched a picture of a man she says took what little hearing she has left. The suspect's face is burned into Elizabeth Melaugh's memory. She is a 20-year-old art student who began losing her hearing to a tumor when she was 13. The suspects got away with $3 cash, and Melaugh's student ID which was later recovered at a nearby bank, but her heart sank when she remembered her new hearing aids were also in her purse. "They were programmed just for me and now I'm virtually unable to hear anything," she said. / ActionNewsJax.com

Romney, WV
PLANS BEGIN TO REBUILD W.VA. SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF, BLIND
In a major step forward, the advisory board of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind decided last week to have the original facilities plan amended and look at the renovations and/or reconstruction of the residential centers first. This decision comes just weeks after the state board of education made the decision to keep the schools in Romney, and after many months of turmoil and a number of meetings discussing the fate of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. / Cumberland Times-News

Fort Worth, TX
FORT WORTH OFFERS WEATHER ALERTS TAILORED FOR BLIND, DEAF
The city rolled out the Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS) in February in partnership with Deaf Link, which is based in San Antonio. It provides notification service to hearing- and visually-impaired residents messages before, during and after an emergency or a disaster. The text and video alerts can be accessed through computers, cell phones, tablets, and wireless Braille readers. “If you're deaf, you can't hear those warning sirens sounding," said Randy Westerman of Fort Worth Emergency Management. / WFA

West Hartford, CT
PUBLIC HEARING ON AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF LAND DEVELOPMENT IS FURTHER POSTPONED
A public hearing on a controversial proposal to develop land at the rear of the American School for the Deaf property has been further delayed. Sard Custom Homes LLC withdrew its application to build a 12-lot subdivision on about 9 acres two weeks ago, said Town Planner Todd Dumais. The firm resubmitted modified plans on Oct. 25, for the plan and zoning commission to receive at its meeting Monday. / The Hartford Courant

Seattle, WA
AUSTIN, DALLAS, HOUSTON, PORTLAND: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!
A barbershop quartet isn't the only nifty thing that comes in fours. deafREVIEW has opened its review platform in not one, not two, nor three, but four bustling cities last week. Let's give a silent round of *hand wave* for these cities: Austin, Dallas, Houston, of Texas and Portland, Oregon! / deafREVIEW

Little Rock, AR
42 LOCAL RESTAURANTS HELP ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF FUNDRAISER
The Arkansas School for Deaf hosted its annual fundraiser Sunday afternoon in downtown Little Rock. The 24th annual Silent Sunday brought 42 local independent restaurants to the Statehouse Convention Center. Silent Sunday co-chair Stacey Tatera thinks the event is a great way for the restaurants to help the school and vice versa. "You can see the heart of this community by the heart of the restaurants here," she said. "The very best restaurants are here." / KTHV

Washington, DC
BRAVIN, COUGHLIN, JORDAN TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES
Gallaudet University is pleased to announce three alumni and leaders in the deaf community have been selected by the university's Board of Trustees as recipients of honorary degrees at Gallaudet's 145th Commencement exercises. On Friday, May 16, 2014, the university will award degrees to Philip W. Bravin, '66, Father Thomas J. Coughlin, '72, and President Emeritus I. King Jordan, '70. All three have accepted the invitation to receive these awards. / Gallaudet University

Rochester, NY
HUNDREDS RETURN TO RIT FOR NTID'S 45TH ALUMNI REUNION
More than 500 alumni from RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf and their families came to campus for the NTID 45th Alumni Reunion during Brick City Weekend to reconnect with friends, remember their college days and see what current and future students can experience. Several members of NTID’s first class of 70, which enrolled in 1968, registered for the reunion. Others were expected from as far away as Norway and Australia. / NTID News


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INTERNATIONAL
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London, England
POLICE UNDER FIRE FOR ARRESTING DEAF MAN FOR SIGNING
Police officers who mistook a deaf man's frantic signing for rude gestures have been criticised by magistrates for arresting both him and his brother. Shaun Phuprate, 22, had raised two of his fingers to his ear in the internationally recognized sign for "I am deaf." But the infuriated constables, Steve Hawkins and Richie Smith, were convinced he was giving them a V-sign. They had attempted to speak to Mr Phuprate, who is deaf and dumb, after he forced a car to stop as he crossed a road in his home town of Sunderland while eating pizza. / Daily Mail

London, England
STRICTLY'S BEN COHEN: 'I'M PROFOUNDLY DEAF AND HAVE TO LIP-READ BUT ELTON JOHN HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY'
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ben Cohen has revealed that he has to lip-read on the show as he's profoundly deaf. The former rugby star suffers from tinnitus - a constant ringing in the ears - and has had problems with his hearing his whole life which he has learned to cope with. But taking part in Strictly has been a massive new challenge for Ben. ‘Having lost 50% of my hearing is tough but that is not my issue - it's the tinnitus that is the problem,' says Ben, 35. / NOWdaily

London, England
WHY I'M TRYING TO GIVE MY DAUGHTER ACCESS TO THE DEAF COMMUNITY
I am reading Andrew Solomon’s brilliant Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity at the moment. It’s about how families cope with having a child with a disability (mental, physical, social) and the loaded choices that sometimes result in crises of identity and domestic turbulence. Naturally I jumped ahead to his chapter on deafness and it was, in many ways, a tough read. The stories of the families, particularly the personal accounts of the deaf children now grown up, are inspiring but often heart-breaking. / The Limping Chicken

Cardiff, Wales
DEAF CYCLIST FROM CARDIFF HAS HOPES OF TAKING PART IN THE TOUR DE FRANCE
A severely deaf cyclist has been awarded for his triumph over adversity after overcoming serious injuries and childhood bullying to become one of Britain’s top cyclists -- and a hopeful for the Tour de France. Tom Smith, 26, from Cardiff, was recognized at the Specsavers Sound Barrier Awards after spending the last five years training, fundraising and putting a spotlight on deaf cycling. This summer he competed in the Deaflympics held in Bulgaria, winning silver and bronze for team GB. / Wales Online

Saskatoon, SK, Canada
SASKATOON DAYCARE LEARNS DEAF TODDLER'S LANGUAGE
Cassidy Moulson knows more sign language than anyone else in class — even her teachers. And the not-quite-three-year-old isn’t afraid to show it. “Even when she first started with us and we were first leaning some signs, she would randomly go around the room (pointing) at things, making me see if I knew it,” recalls Lindsey Lawton, director of the Boys and Girls Club early learning centre at John Lake School. / The Star Phoenix

Hong Kong
DEAF STUDENTS DETERMINED TO MAKE MOST OF HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
Deaf students are no different from the rest except for one thing: they need a fair opportunity to shine, advised two deaf women who were admitted to the Institute of Education this year. Jenny Ngai Mei-chun and Joyce Pun Chung-sze are both on a three-year part-time course to earn a degree in special-education needs. They hope to become teachers in schools where children with and without disabilities learn together. "I've wanted to go to university since I was young," said Ngai via an interpreter. / South China Morning Post

Beijing, China
SIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR GIVES DEAF NEW VOICE
A new sign language translator that converts signs into spoken and written language -- and vice versa -- could open up a whole new range of communication, even for those who don’t understand sign language. Developed by a team of researchers in China, the translator users a computer and a Kinect camera that recognizes signing gestures, then gives a spoken and written translation of English and Mandarin for the non-deaf. / Discovery News

New Delhi, India
INTERNATIONAL MEDALISTS STILL LACK GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
Take the case of Virender Singh, also known as Goonga Pehelwan, in wrestling circles. He has won five medals at international competitions for the deaf and the mute including two gold at Deaf Olympics (Australia 2005 and Bulgaria 2013) but still laments lack of support from the government. The Delhi-based deaf and mute wrestler is in Ahmedabad and revealed that despite his laurels he has got nothing yet. / Times of India


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Washington, DC
TAKING A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
"I'm standing here because of someone, someone who made a difference," Stephanie Johnson said October 17 before a large audience gathered in Elstad Auditorium for the second presentation in the 150th anniversary lecture series. Johnson, a mental health counseling graduate student with the Department of Counseling, was a victim of domestic violence and sexual assault. Johnson revealed this life-altering experience during her introduction of Gallaudet alumna Marilyn J. Smith. / Gallaudet University

Oconomowoc, WI
WISCONSIN COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND BOY BORN WITH NO EYES
The family of a Wisconsin toddler born deaf and without eyes is turning to their local community for help raising funds to cover medical costs. Calvin Brezgel was born with SOX2 Anopthalmia, a rare genetic disorder that in Calvin resulted in his undeveloped eyes and deafness. Calvin’s father, Dan Brezgel, 40, said the first few months of Calvin’s life were a struggle financially in addition to emotionally as the family tried to get additional insurance to help cover Calvin’s large medical costs. / ABC News

Big Spring, TX
HAUNTED HOUSE OPERATED BY DEAF VOLUNTEERS
The terrifying sights and sounds are what make a haunted house come to life. For the students of The Southwest Collegiate Institute of the Deaf in Big Spring putting together an annual production can be a challenge, but they say it's not what you hear that makes their haunted house stand out -- it's what you feel. “I think it's valuable that SWCID provides the hunted house,” said student Melinda Kisling, “We like to show the community that we are here.” / KOSA

Kingsport, TN
ROGERSVILLE WOMAN SEEKS SERVICE DOG FOR AUTISTIC AND DEAF SON
Standing on the front porch of his home in Rogersville, Jakob Nicastro is wide-eyed. The wind has picked up, and he is pointing it out to his mother, Misha. Misha brings her hands to her eyes and tells Jakob she sees the wind. He stares for a few more moments with the wonder only a child has before turning and heading inside. Jakob is like a lot of 6-year-old boys. But Jakob is also different from other 6-year-olds. He was born deaf and has been diagnosed with severe autism. / Kingsport Times-News

Washington, DC
LETTER: THE HARD OF HEARING DON'T 'SUFFER'
I was thrilled to see Mike Wise’s column “Signing on for the memories” on The Post’s Oct. 25 sports front. But I was offended by the remark that Adham Talaat “suffers from severe to profound hearing loss.” No one — even I, who was born deaf — “suffers” from a hearing loss. The word “suffer” has nothing to do with a hearing loss that has no pain involved. / The Washington Post


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Columbus, OH
HEARING-AID USER TO BRING NEW FRANCHISE TO CENTRAL OHIO
Last spring, as he has since the late 1980s, Larry Woerner drove to the Cincinnati Reds’ training camp, now held in Goodyear, Ariz., hoping to see a team that would make it all the way to the World Series. Although the Reds let down the longtime Upper Arlington resident, the trip set Woerner on a path toward enterprise: a hearing-aid franchise. Woerner will open the first Zounds Hearing retail store in central Ohio in early December. / The Columbus Dispatch

Agoura Hills, CA
COUPLE VOLUNTEERS TO HELP DEAF CHILDREN IN MEXICO
About two years after starting their missionary work in Mexico, Johnny and Amber Thompson’s lives were forever changed. The husband and wife, former residents of Newbury Park and Simi Valley, had moved to Baja California in 2009 to volunteer at Rancho Sordo Mudo, a nonprofit Christian-based boarding school for deaf children. The Thompsons had been living and teaching sign language at the ranch when, in 2011, they met Juan Jose -- also known as J.J. -- one of three siblings who’d been taken away from their mother by Mexico’s version of child protective services. / Simi Valley Acorn

Haverhill, MA
STUDENT HONORED FOR WORKING IN DEAF/HARD OF HEARING PROGRAM
Commissioner Heidi Reed from the state Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing recently visited the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College to honor a student who participated in the commission’s summer Transition to Work Program. This program is made possible through a federal grant and a partnership between the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. / The Haverhill Gazette

Rockville, MD
IPHONE APP OFFERS INDIVIDUAL HEARING SUPPORT
Transmission losses and background noise can considerably impair speech intelligibility when making calls on a cell phone -- particularly for people who suffer from hearing loss. Hearing research scientists have now developed an app for the iPhone that improves speech intelligibility for internet phone calls made using Voice over IP technology. In addition to allowing adjustment of loudness and sound settings to meet individual preferences, the app is also able to compensate for hearing loss. / Science Daily


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Los Angeles, CA
DEAF BAND 'BEETHOVEN'S NIGHTMARE' FEELS THE MUSIC
Rock ’n’ roll was still a century and a half away when the great German composer Beethoven ruled the world of classical music, but you just know he would have been a fan of the three deaf boys growing up in the 1960s with a passion for music they couldn’t hear. Beethoven went deaf, too, later in life. He called it his nightmare, yet some of his greatest symphonies and concertos were composed when he couldn’t hear them. Who would have thought 180 years after his death, the same three boys — now men cresting 60 — would be touring the globe as the only deaf rock band in the world? / LA Daily News

Los Angeles, CA
DEAF FILM DIRECTOR CAN FINALLY HEAR THE SOUNDTRACKS TO HIS FILMS
The music swells, but the actor and director, Austin Chapman, never heard it while making "Eleven, Eleven." The movie, which won the grand prize in Pepperdine's student film festival in 2010, was based on Chapman's experiences as a deaf person. Two years later, the aspiring filmmaker's life changed: New hearing aids let him hear a wide range of sounds for the first time. One of the first things he did was watch "Eleven, Eleven." When it was over, the 24-year-old cried. "It was like the first time I was kissed by a girl," he said. "Scary, but exciting at the same time." / Los Angeles Times

Chicago, IL
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THE ONSTAGE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS AT MUSIC FESTIVALS?
Barbie Parker and her company, LotuSign, help make festivals like Austin City Limits, SXSW, and Lollapalooza more accessible to those with hearing impairments. With the help of a number of other interpreters and volunteers, Parker helps deaf people navigate festivals, communicate with emergency services, and -- most visibly -- “hear” the music the festival’s acts are playing with the help of sign language. / The A.V. Club

New York, NY
NEW YORK DEAF THEATRE TO PRESENT 39 STEPS
New York Deaf Theatre is pleased to present their twist on Patrick Barlow's THE 39 STEPS, directed by James W. Guido, the fast-paced Hitchcock parody recently seen on Broadway, by presenting the play in two languages simultaneously--English and American Sign Language. THE 39 STEPS will play a two-week limited engagement at the Tada! Theatre. Opening Night is Thursday, November 14th (8 p.m.). / Broadway World

Detroit, MI
FISHER THEATRE TO OFFER CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES
Broadway In Detroit will offer Open Caption Service for select performances this season to meet the needs of hearing impaired patrons of the Fisher Theatre. Currently, an Open Caption Service performance is scheduled for “Elf The Musical" and “War Horse." As the season progresses, Open Caption Service will be offered for additional shows. / The Morning Sun

Charleston, WVA
PARTIAL HEARING LOSS IN A WHOLE CHALLENGE ITSELF
As I read Gerald Shea's moving book "Song Without Words: Discovering my Deafness Halfway Through Life," I remembered sitting on any number of occasions in a soundproof booth with a hearing specialist sending tones to my right ear. I strained to hear many of these tones, and often entered the booth with a sense of great dread. Will I be worse? Will I be better? How many tones did I miss? / The Charleston Gazette


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Washington, DC
NATION'S ONLY UNIVERSITY FOR THE DEAF MAKING NOISE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Back in the 1970s when NFL rosters were smaller, Redskins coach George Allen used to exhort his players before kickoff with the impassioned motto, “47 men together can’t lose.” Add seven men and that could be the slogan at this season at Gallaudet. The Bison are 8-0 and can clinch the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference title and their first Division III postseason berth by beating 2-6 Anna Maria at home on Saturday. / CBS DC

St. Joseph, MO
SPECIAL SCUBA DIVING CLASS GIVES RESIDENT CHANCE TO ACHIEVE DREAM
A St. Joseph resident got a chance to experience one of his many dreams; scuba diving. Scott Dollar dove into his dreams at scuba diving class for the deaf and deaf blind. Scott was born deaf, and he began losing his vision when he was 10 years old. By the age of 15, he was completely blind. Scott's dad said those disabilities never stopped him from achieving his dreams. / stjoechannel.com


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Deaf Adult Services in Buffalo is hiring a Community Relations & Development Coordinator!

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ASSISTANT LECTURER - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE #0349
Department: Communication Disorders College of Health Sciences

The Division of Communication Disorders at the University of Wyoming is seeking an Assistant Lecturer in American Sign Language (ASL) for a 9-month position at 0.75 FTE. Opportunities for summer teaching are available. The position is reviewed annually.

Primary responsibilities are teaching beginning and intermediate ASL classes. More advanced and deaf culture classes may also be included. Minimum qualifications are a bachelor’s degree, fluency in ASL, and skills for effective communication and collaboration. Preferred qualifications include certification as an ASL instructor or interpreter, experience in teaching or interpreting ASL, knowledge of deaf culture, a master’s degree in a related field, or general teaching experience.

The Division of Communication Disorders offers an undergraduate degree in speech-language-hearing sciences and a CAA-accredited graduate program in speech-language pathology. ASL coursework is required for the speech-language-hearing sciences degree and is accepted as foreign language for students in other majors.

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Send a letter of application outlining expertise, a resume, official transcripts and certification documents, and three letters of recommendation to: Michael Primus, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Division of Communication Disorders, University of Wyoming, Department 3311, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071. For more information, contact Dr. Primus at (307) 766-5795 or mprimus@uwyo.edu. Review of applicants will begin December 3, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date: 1/13/2014.

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TEACHERS (Blind/Deaf)

The Georgia School for the Deaf located in Cave Springs, Georgia (Floyd County) is searching for applicants who meet the “Highly Qualified” provision of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. These are 10-month (200 day) school positions, paid over 12 months. Instructional planning; provides individual differentiated instruction; assesses and analyzes student progress, creates and maintains a positive and academically challenging bilingual learning environment; and performs other duties as assigned. For additional information, qualifications and to download a State of Georgia Application of Employment (required) click on the Employment link at www.gsdweb.org. Applications can be: mailed: The Georgia School for the Deaf, Personnel Office-Gail Blankenship, 232 Perry Farm Road SW, Cave Spring, GA 30124; faxed: 706-777-2240 or emailed: gail.blankenship@doe.k12.ga.us.

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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh

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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

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

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

-- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Full Time; Glenside location
-- STAFF INTERPRETER – Full Time or Part Time; Glenside location
-- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Full Time; Glenside location
-- RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
-- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations
-- OFFICE MANAGER/INTERPRETER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each position.
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Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services
614 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: lclaypool@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301; 215-884-9770 TTY/V

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