deafweekly

 

November 19, 2014
Vol. 11, No. 5

Editor: Tom Willard

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Washington, DC
GALLAUDET FORMS PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has formed a Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) to lead the process for the selection of the next President of Gallaudet University and to recommend finalists to the Board of Trustees. The 16-member PSAC includes representatives from the Board of Trustees, students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The PSAC will be assisted by the search consulting firm of Bridge Partners and, of course, you -- the key stakeholders both on and off campus. / Gallaudet University

Tallahassee, FL
DEAF TAMPA MAN LOSES BID FOR EARLY PAROLE IN MURDER
Despite his claim of innocence, a deaf Tampa man serving life for his role in a 1981 murder at an East Fowler Avenue motel won’t be eligible for parole for another 11 years. In a 2-1 decision on Wednesday, the state’s parole board decided to set Felix Garcia’s potential release date at August 2025. The decision followed nearly an hour of emotional and often conflicting testimony from Garcia’s advocates, the victim’s family and Tampa’s chief prosecutor, State Attorney Mark Ober, who had personally tried the case. / The Tampa Tribune

Santa Fe, NM
HEARING-IMPAIRED MAN SENTENCED IN SANTA FE KIDNAPPING
A 22-year-old Eldorado man, who was arrested in December 2013 for trying to abduct a woman in downtown Santa Fe, was sentenced Monday to 11 years in prison which was suspended and he was placed on five years of supervised probation. Ryan N. Catron, who is hearing impaired and a former award-winning athlete in competitions among deaf athletes, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement in state District Court in Santa Fe to single counts of kidnapping, misdemeanor aggravated battery and evading or resisting an officer. / Albuquerque Journal News

Mount Dora, FL
ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE MOUNT AT THE NATIONAL DEAF ACADEMY
The attorney representing three families who filed lawsuits alleging negligence and abuse of children at the National Deaf Academy expects more lawsuits to be filed in the coming months. “We have five other families that have contacted us and also certain witnesses, which I can’t give out their names,” Bruce Maxwell said in a phone interview. “I do expect more.” / Daily Commercial

New York, NY
DEAF MAN FROM N.C. CRITICALLY INJURED BY CAR IN MIDTOWN
A 29-year-old deaf man visiting from North Carolina was critically injured when he was struck by a car in Midtown early Saturday, police sources said. The victim, whose name was not released, was hit by a white 2015 Cadillac as he was crossing W. 34th St. in the middle of the block between Eleventh and Twelfth Aves. around 12:30 a.m., cops said. He was walking with a woman from the Bronx, who also is deaf, sources said. The woman was not struck. / NY Daily News

Geneva, NY
FINGER LAKES HEALTH AGREES TO EXPAND SERVICES FOR THE DEAF
Finger Lakes Health has agreed to expand access to sign-language interpreters and improve other accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the agreement with the health system on Thursday. Spokesman Nick Benson said the AG’s office “became aware of opportunities for improvements” in the health system’s policies and worked with it to make them. / Finger Lakes Times

Rochester, NY
TELECOM OPTIONS FOR THE DEAF DWINDLE
One of only two providers of a service that lets the deaf and hard of hearing talk with the hearing community on the phone has shut down. California-based Purple Communications shuttered its IP Relay offering on Friday. In a video blog, Diana Herron, Purple's senior director of operations, said due to FCC reimbursement issues, "We have no expectation that our company will be paid for services rendered in the future, and can no longer afford to offer the service." / Democrat and Chronicle


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Ottawa, ON, Canada
CRACK-ADDICTED, HEARING-IMPAIRED PANHANDLER FIGHTS TORIES' VICTIM SURCHARGE
The closest thing to a job for Tim McCooeye is taking out the trash at an Ottawa shawarma shop. The pay isn’t great — $2 and a shawarma on days when he takes out two or three garbage bags; $3 on the days when he works “overtime.” The money is a top-up to the $612 a month the mentally ill, drug-addicted and hearing-impaired 52-year-old homeless man gets from his disability pension. Anything else he makes comes from begging. When that fails, he’ll steal instead. / Calgary Herald

Linlithgow, Scotland
DONALDSON'S SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN ORDERED TO MAKE URGENT IMPROVEMENTS
The national school for deaf children is in crisis after government ministers called for urgent improvements. An unannounced inspection took place after allegations were made against a senior member of staff at Donaldson's School in Linlithgow. Ministers have warned the school it has seven days to come up with a plan for improvements. The nature of the allegations have not been revealed but Police Scotland is assessing them. / BBC News

London, England
A NEW SOFTWARE THAT COULD HELP THE DEAF 'HEAR'
Now, even a deaf person can listen to sounds coming through via Wi-Fi signals, thanks to a new software being developed by London-based science writer Frank Swain. The software called Phantom Terrains works with iPhones and hearing aids to turn local Wi-Fi signals into audible soundscapes. "Unlike glasses, which simply bring the world into focus, digital hearing aids strive to recreate the soundscape, amplifying useful sound and suppressing noise," Swain said. / Zee News

Bedford, England
BEDFORD'S DEAF COMMUNITY IS MAKING A NOISE
It is traumatic enough being rushed into hospital in an emergency, but what if you had no idea what doctors were telling you about your illness? This is the terrifying reality facing many deaf people."We hear stories of deaf people being taken in for operations and they have no idea what has just happened to them," says Alison Crook, secretary of Access Bedford. "We want to try and change things for the better." Access Bedford -- formed in July of this year -- is determined to change the way our town treats the deaf community. / Bedfordshire News

Gloucester, England
YOUNG DEAF ENTREPRENEUR SNAPS PHOTOS OF BIG GLOUCESTERSHIRE COMPANY
A young deaf sign language user at the start of a new career as a photographer proved a big hit when he was given the chance to snap pictures in a big Gloucestershire firm. More than 55 business people visited Garrie Martin and his colleagues at a stand in Cheltenham's Eagle Tower, and 15 had a photograph taken for free as part of a special promotion. Garrie is just one of several deaf sign language users being helped by charity Gloucestershire Deaf Association under its ‘Mutton Jeffrey’ project. / Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Victoria, Australia
FIRE SAFETY APP FOR DEAF
A smartphone and tablet app has been developed that could saves the lives of Victorians who are deaf or hard of hearing this fire season. OpenAccess Alerts now shares text-based emergency alerts as people who cannot hear, or not hear well, often miss out on announcements made through audio channels including radio, television and loudspeakers on which others in the community rely in times of crisis. / Stock & Land

Jamaica
A BEACON OF HOPE FOR THE DEAF
Steering children into being productive and responsible adults is no easy feat. Giving special needs children a similar chance is perhaps more difficult. Yet, for 56 years it is the path that the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD) has taken. Started by Canadian Christian missionaries in 1958, the CCCD caters to children with hearing impairments from as early as four years old and nurtures them into adulthood from centres in Manchester, Kingston, and Montego Bay. / Jamaica Observer

Uganda
DEAF 15-YEAR-OLD LEARNS SIGN LANGUAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Imagine living the first 15 years of your life in total silence, never having a real conversation with anyone. This is Patrick Otema's reality. Born profoundly deaf in a remote region of Uganda where there were no schools for kids like Patrick, the 15-year-old has never had the opportunity to learn sign language or lip reading. The boy and his father communicate through a series of basic simple gestures, leaving the teen with little to do but work in the field outside or sit alone in his hut. / People.com

Malta
LACK OF SIGN-LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS A PROBLEM FOR DEAF COMMUNITY
At present, there are only three full-time and one part-time sign language interpreters in Malta, a number not enough for deaf students to receive sufficient translations in school, Steven Mulvaney, president of the Deaf People Association told The Malta Independent on Sunday. Mr Mulvaney believes that there are around 15 deaf students who require interpreters, which means that students cannot use them constantly. / The Malta Independent

South Africa
WORKSHOPS GIVE DEAF LEARNERS ACCESS TO TRAINING
Deaf learners across South Africa will have the chance to learn theatre skills thanks to workshops by FTHK. The tour starts on 25 November and will visit schools and community centres in Johannesburg, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape. Visual theatre company FTHK, the recipient of the 2011 Fleur du Cap Award for Innovation in Theatre, integrates Deaf and hearing performers and creates groundbreaking productions and theatre education initiatives that are accessible to Deaf audiences. / Artslink.co.za


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St. Cloud, MN
WHAT'S IT LIKE ... TO BE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING?
A world closer to perfect might include captions on all TVs, video screens in drive-throughs and firefighters who know sign language. Reality is moving in that direction. But even without those factors of life in Central Minnesota, many deaf and hard of hearing people are grateful to be living here, according to Brenda Hommerding. / St. Cloud Times

Fresno, CA
A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO DEAF CULTURE ON CAMPUS
Several how-to-guides circulate in our world of diversity. This happens to highlight the interaction with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). It is important to note that people who are D/HH want to communicate. The only difference is the way in which the communication is produced. The following techniques will explain how to communicate with people who are D/HH, if you have no knowledge of American Sign Language or never met a person who is D/HH before. / The Collegian

Fayetteville, NC
FAYETTEVILLE DEAF CHURCH SPEAKS THE LANGUAGE OF ITS CONGREGANTS
On a Sunday morning at Fayetteville Deaf Church, it's mostly silent. Before the weekly service begins, the Rev. Larry Barnes and his wife, Dawn, teach Bible classes. The Barneses use sign language to teach their lessons about the importance of faith. In turn, the worshippers use sign language to ask their questions. For the 25 or so people gathered for the service, the Deaf Church is a way of receiving the word without actually being able to hear it. / Fayetteville Observer


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Two different patient stories are told in the following video

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

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Clearwater, FL
STRATUS VIDEO INTERPRETING AND ZVRS LAUDED AT TAMPA BAY BUSINESS 100 AWARDS
Clearwater-based video communications firm CSDVRS, LLC was recently honored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal at an awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of the area’s top 100 privately held businesses. As the parent company behind Stratus Video Interpreting and The Z® Video Relay Service (ZVRS), CSDVRS holds the number 77 spot in the Tampa Bay Business 100 and was one of just a few companies to receive a special recognition award, being dubbed as the “Most Innovative” company among the honorees. / PRWeb

Little Rock, AR
NURSING STUDENTS HONE SKILLS IN SIMULATION WITH DEAF PATIENTS
Studies show that health care providers enhance patient outcomes in high-risk situations when they participate in plenty of patient simulation exercises to mimic real-world scenarios. But what about situations that simply tend to make a patient-care provider unsure how to interact, such as when a deaf patient presents with an illness that is not life threatening? Recently, students in the Department of Nursing joined students in the Interpreter Education Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to practice exactly that type of scenario. / Medical Xpress

Princeton, NJ
DEVICE TO AID DEAF WINS AT HACKPRINCETON
A team of college students won the best hardware design category at HackPrinceton for designing a product for those who communicate in sign language. Ethan Gordon, David Liu and Jeffrey Han won for designing a product called ASL Tegra, which allows deaf people to communicate more effectively with the hearing. Specifically, the product uses an external camera to detect sign language movements — mainly letters of the alphabet — and translates those movements into text. / The Daily Princetonian

Norcross, GA
NORCROSS BUSINESS HIRES DEAF STUDENTS
Mugs and mouse pads are bland necessities. But they become treasured keepsakes when imprinted with the artwork of your child. Siblings Jane and Travis Reid own Square 1 Art in Norcross. The kid art business is booming, so they've hired some new employees. "I've never had a job before I got this one," 19-year-old Brian Turner signed. When asked how that feels, he signed, "It feels good. It's awesome." Turner and the other new recruits are from the Atlanta School for the Deaf. / WXIA


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New York, NY
NEW YORK DEAF THEATRE MARKS 35 YEARS WITH 'JEKYLL AND HYDE'
The New York Deaf Theatre company is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a production of ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’. Performed by a cast of deaf and hearing actors, it is JW Guido’s fourth production as artistic director. “It looks like any other theatre production except there is sign language on stage. Everything else, we basically keep to theatre tradition,” Guido said. / Euronews

Fort Collins, CO
CSU STUDENT OFFERS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE FOR DEAF COMMUNITY
The deaf community is often overlooked when it comes to experiencing music. Zachary Bush is trying to change that. A senior at Colorado State University, Bush is working on completing three degrees in music education, music performance and music composition. For his thesis, he created a concert that focused on bringing music to those who do not have the auditory ability to experience it. / Rocky Mountain Collegian

Hartford, CT
POETRY EVENT FEATURES AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF STUDENTS
Deaf and hard of hearing students conjured flames and flowers with their fingertips Thursday at a poetry reading at Asylum Hill Congregational Church. Students from the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford joined students from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts at "Signed and Spoken Word," a joint poetry reading. The event was the kickoff to the four-day Connecticut Poetry Festival, presented by the Riverwood Poetry Series. / Hartford Courant

St. Augustine, FL
FSDB DEAF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO SHOWCASE THREE AESOP'S FABLES PERFORMANCES
The Eyes Alive! performing arts group of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will present three Aesop’s Fables Thursday. The performances, open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Kirk Auditorium on campus. The Deaf Elementary School will showcase three new short films — “The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf,” “The Goose with the Golden Eggs” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.” / The St. Augustine Record


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Downey, CA
BEING DEAF DOESN'T SLOW DOWNEY HIGH FOOTBALL PLAYERS
If you were to stumble upon a Downey High football practice, the first thing you’d likely notice is music blaring from the sound system perched along the outskirts of the field. “We started (playing music) in the 2010 season,” said head coach Jeremy Plaa, who is 51-33 in eight seasons as the Knights’ head coach. Soon after encountering the music, you’d notice other things, such as three members of the squad who seem oblivious to the music. In fact, they don’t seem to be paying too much attention at all to what’s happening on the field. Their attention is turned toward the sideline. / The Modesto Bee


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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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Director of Human Resources

We are looking for an experienced, talented, and driven individual to join the Convo team as our Director of Human Resources. Learn more about the position at: convorelay.com/jobs.html.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@convorelay.com, subject line HR Director.

Deadline: December 12, 2014.

Convo Communications is a Deaf-owned and FCC-certified company that provides 24/7 Video Relay Services (VRS).

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Date: August 1, 2014

Position: Executive Director
12 month administrative position

Overview of Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the school and, as such, is responsible for the management of the school, the administration of all Board approved policies and the conduct and quality of the district’s educational programs and support systems.

The Executive Director will maintain a high professional profile (local, philanthropic, national) and be able to access programmatic opportunities and develop unique, collaborative vehicles with other public and private organizations and institutions. The Executive Director will be a strategic marketer and relationship-builder who maximizes connections and develops agendas with agencies, organizations, and individuals to increase opportunities for financial support and program development.

Qualifications:

Required Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, School Psychology or School Social Work; additional licensure in School Administration or willingness to obtain within 2 years; Command of American Sign Language and written English; 5+ years of school experience including experience as an educational leader; knowledge of/training in Bilingual Education; experience with organizational budgets

Salary and Benefits:

Commensurate with education and experience (range: $70,000-$90,000)

Application Procedure: Position Description and electronic application process available on-line at www.mdsmn.org; all applications will be screened; those meeting criteria will be contacted; interviews arranged.

Closing date: February 1, 2015

METRO DEAF SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number
1415BR

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Engineering Studies

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Applied Mechanical Technology

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
26-Jan-2015

Detailed Job Description
We are seeking an individual who will contribute to a community committed to student centeredness; scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

This faculty member will:

• Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in Engineering or Engineering Technology courses in the College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of Engineering.
• Provide direct instruction at the introductory level in our Applied Mechanical Technology associate degree program
• Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new programs.
• Perform research and publish results in peer-reviewed journals in scholarship of teaching and learning, or engineering-related journals.
• Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
• Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in finding cooperative work experiences.
• Mentor and advise students.
• Fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to service necessary for tenure and promotion in rank

Required Minimum Qualifications

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
·Doctorate in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong background in mechanical, industrial or civil engineering. A candidate who holds a doctorate in a different field but who holds a master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology will be considered. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered.*

• Demonstrated ability to perform research and to publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in Engineering and Engineering Technology for the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
• Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire students.
• Fluency in American Sign Language and Familiarity with Deaf culture.*

Candidates who are in the final stages of preparing and defending a dissertation will be considered.

Required Minimum Education Level
Doctorate

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Statement of Diversity Contribution
List of References

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/535210
Keyword Search: 1415BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments:

-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy
-Statement of Diversity Contribution
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details
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 accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Lecturer - Computer Integrated Machining Technology

This faculty member will:

• Provide direct instruction in the first and second year machining and computer numerical control courses in our Associate degree program in Computer Integration Machining Technology.
• Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in the College of Applied and Science Technology.
• Develop curriculum for existing programs and/or potential new programs.
• Promote partnerships with industry and other academic settings.
• Work with the NTID Center of Employment to assist students in finding cooperative work experiences.
• Mentor and advise students.
• Fulfill other faculty expectations and departmental needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

· Bachelors or higher degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology with a strong background in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial engineering.
·Demonstrated robust background in machining.
· Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in the manufacturing sector for the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences.
·Evidence of being highly motivated with the ability to inspire students.
Fluency in American Sign Language.

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/536232
Keyword Search:1414BR.

Additional Details
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 accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Assistant Director of Pre-College Outreach


Department/College Description
NOTE: This is a temporary position from October 1, 2014 through August 15, 2015

Detailed Job Description

General Summary
The Pre-College Outreach Office is responsible for the establishment and operation of educational activities designed to build up NTID’s pipeline of prospective students. The focus of NTID’s Pre-College Outreach is on middle and high school students. Long term strategic plans have identified priority target audiences for Pre-College efforts as the following: High Academic Potential, AALANA, Girls and STEM.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Communication, Human Service or related field required.

Experience
Experience in event planning and working with pre-college population strongly preferred.

Required Minimum Education Level
BS

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://apptrkr.com/520686.

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.

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Nexus Inland NW – Spokane, WA Seeking Executive Director

Nexus is seeking a new Executive Director to replace a long time Executive Director who is retiring. Skills and knowledge valuable to the center’s future success include: Leadership and Management, Communication, Budget and Finance and Personnel. A Master’s degree preferred. Bachelors’ or equivalent with 5 years’ experience will be considered. Traveling is required. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Please send a letter of interest with your resume and references to:
Executive Director Search Committee
Nexus
1206 North Howard
Spokane, WA 99201

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PAHrtners Deaf Services
www.pahrtners.com/careers

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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:

Residential Counselors
for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director
for Residential Services for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full Time; Glenside location

Case Managers
for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full Time; Glenside location

Residential Counselors
for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside location

Staff Interpreter- Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each position.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301

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FACULTY POSITION OPENING
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330


Department: Deaf Studies

Effective Date of Appointment:
August 19, 2015
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor

Salary: Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:
Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment (August 19, 2015). General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to ASL teaching, cultural studies, Deaf education, and interpreting. Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL, Interpreting, and Deaf Studies or other related courses. Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels. Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process: Applicants should submit all of the following:

NOTE: Incomplete applications will be accepted but will not be reviewed/considered until all requested materials are received.

Cover letter that includes:
§ Statements of teaching and research interests
§ Summary of prior relevant experience
§ Statement or evidence of Deaf-centric philosophies

Current curriculum vitae that includes:
§ Educational background
§ Prior teaching experience
§ Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
§ Evidence of any relevant certificates

One sample course syllabus from a course in a related field of study
One automated student evaluation. If none are available, provide a written statement confirming that automated evaluations are not available and provide some other evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential.
Photocopies of all earned degrees (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
Three (3) current letters of recommendation (not more than six months old). Letters must be printed on official university/institution letterhead and signed OR can be emailed from a professional email address (not yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).
Names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on November 21, 2014. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265
flavia.fleischer@csun.edu

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