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December 3, 2014
Vol. 11, No. 7

Editor: Tom Willard

Deafweekly is an independent news report for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community that is mailed to subscribers on Wednesdays and available to read at www.deafweekly.com. These are the actual headlines and portions of recent deaf-related news articles, with links to the full story. Minor editing is done when necessary. Deafweekly is copyrighted 2014 and any unauthorized use is prohibited.

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Hollywood, FL
DEAF WOMAN DIES AFTER HOLLYWOOD HIT-AND-RUN
Ebonie Powell, 34, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, four days after she suffered severe head injuries and several broken bones when she was run down by a vehicle whose driver then fled the scene, according to Hollywood police. She was attempting to cross a street when she was hit at 12:35 a.m., police said. Powell was staying with relatives when she got into an argument with her girlfriend, according to her cousin Curtis Burrows. When the friend left the house, Powell ran after her and that was when she was hit, Burrows said. / Sun Sentinel

Lakewood, CO
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DEAF SCHOOL OPENS NEW DOORS
After years of struggling with a run-down facility and after years of political controversy regarding the initial location for a new building, students at the Rocky Mountain Deaf School finally start classes in a new building in Lakewood. For eight years, RMDS lived in a strip mall in Golden in a building that had roof leaks, an electrical fire, and problems with the heating and cooling system, according to school officials. "We were just so ready to move on," said Amy Novotny, director of the school. / 9NEWS

New York, NY
NYPD OFFICERS USE SIGN LANGUAGE TO HELP HEARING IMPAIRED ROBBERY VICTIMS
Five NYPD officers helped 2 hearing impaired victims who had been robbed in East Harlem 2 weeks ago. Capt. Thomas C. Harnisch told PIX11 that the victims were in distress after being robbed at the No. 6 train 116th Street station. Using pictures on the victims’ cellphones, the officers — who have been on the force for a year — pieced together what had happened. One of the officers remembered that another officer knew American Sign Language and called her to the scene. / WPIX

Cookeville, TN
DEAF SAY HOSPITAL FAILED TO PROVIDE INTERPRETERS
Two deaf men have filed a federal lawsuit against Cookeville Regional Medical Center, accusing the hospital of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for not providing sign language interpreters. Robert Buttrum and Michael Hill contend in the complaint, which gives only one side of a legal dispute, that the hospital intentionally acted with “deliberate indifference” to their rights. Cookeville Medical Center did not respond to a telephone call about the suit. / The Tennessean

Detroit, MI
DISABILITY AGENCY SETTLES EEOC LAWSUIT OVER DEAF WORKER'S ACCOMMODATIONS
A Detroit disability agency has agreed to pay $38,500 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit charging it with discrimination charges for allegedly failing to accommodate a deaf employee. The EEOC said last week that the agency, Metropolitan Detroit Center for Independent Living, which conducts business as Disability Network/Wayne County, denied a deaf employee reasonable accommodations such as TTY, or text telephone, equipment, a video phone and the ability to use text messaging. / Business Insurance

LaGrange, KY
SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SET IN DEAF INMATES' LAWSUIT
A settlement conference has been scheduled in a lawsuit brought by a pair of deaf and hearing-impaired inmates in Kentucky who are seeking to force the Department of Corrections to provide interpreter services for medical visits, video phones that allow deaf callers to see sign language and other hearing devices. The conference is scheduled for Jan. 27 at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange. Inmates Oscar Adams and Michael Knights are seeking class-action status to represent all hearing-impaired inmates in the state system. / The Associated Press

Germantown, PA
STAFFERS AT PA. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF WANT TO UNIONIZE
Teachers and support staff at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, a 195-year-old institution in Germantown, want to unionize. The staff has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to form a collective bargaining unit at the school, it announced Monday. The move comes after the school's board refused to voluntarily recognize the union. And it comes amid a growing rift between school staff and administration. "We've lost our voice - we've lost the ability to speak up for our children," said veteran teacher Penny Starr-Ashton. / The Inquirer

Baltimore, MD
MARYLAND WOMAN SUES HIPPODROME THEATER ON BEHALF OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Jessica Gill is a theater buff and has watched Broadway shows on video since she was a kid. She'd rather see them in the theater, but not every place offers what she needs to hear the show. “Newsies” is a Broadway hit Gill has been anxious to see when the tour danced through Maryland. But she isn't going. Not because she can't get a ticket, but because she won't be able to fully hear the show. Gill wanted the Hippodrome Theater to accommodate her severe hearing disability, as required by law, but when it didn't offer captioning after months of asking, she filed suit. / WJLA

New York, NY
ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE, SILENT PRAYERS TO SAVE A SANCTUARY FOR THE DEAF
The deaf were celebrating Mass on a recent Sunday in the intimate Upper East Side sanctuary where they have prayed since 1980. The church has become a haven to nearly 500 deaf New Yorkers, who not only pray there, but also come through the week to study religion, meet with clergy members and socialize. That era is about to end. On Nov. 2, the Archdiocese of New York announced that St. Elizabeth’s would be among 31 churches closing for regular use by next August. / The New York Times

Waco, TX
DEAF MAN HELPS NEIGHBORS ESCAPE FIRE
A deaf man may have saved the lives of his neighbors in an apartment fire on Wednesday. A fire destroyed a four-unit apartment building in the 1900 block of Morrow Ave, leaving nine people without a home. The residents were able to escape the flames unharmed. This is in part thanks to James Mester who said he alerted his neighbors after he noticed the flames. He does not call himself a hero, but just someone who wanted to help the person next door. / KXXV


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Hong Kong
MACAU IRONWOMAN BAGS TITLE AT FIRST TRY
A hearing-impaired Macau civil servant has been crowned Hong Kong's new Ironwoman. First-time participant Lorna Hoi won the second New World International Triathlon. A total of 400 people aged from eight to over 50 competed in the triathlon. Hoi, 30, took one hour and 45 minutes to swim 1,200 meters in Victoria Harbour, cycle 32.27 kilometers at Princess Margaret Road Link and Salisbury Road, and then run 7.58km along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. / The Standard

Toronto, ON, Canada
REQUEST TO REMOVE WHEELCHAIR RAMP AT EATERY WITH DEAF SERVERS BEING CALLED INSENSITIVE
A notice of violation asking a Toronto restaurant that employs mostly deaf servers to remove a temporary, illegal wheelchair ramp is being called insensitive and a "low blow" by some of the eatery's clientele. Signs -- which opened earlier this summer along a busy stretch of Yonge Street -- received the notice of violation on Thursday. The restaurant later posted a photo of the document on Facebook. "We put up a temporary ramp as a quick fix while we apply for a permanent one," the restaurant said. / CTV News

Dublin, Ireland
SHANE'S PARENTS ARE DEAF, SO HE WROTE THE FIRST IRISH PLAY FOR DEAF AND HEARING PEOPLE
Growing up with parents who are Deaf, Shane O’Reilly has always been aware of how differently they were treated by some people. When he became an actor and playwright, he again noticed how the acting world was catered towards those who are hearing. But with his work Follow, which is currently on the Abbey Theatre’s Peacock Stage, he has co-written a play that anyone can enjoy, whether they are Deaf or hearing. / The Journal

Exeter, England
TEENAGER ADMITS SUBJECTING DEAF WOMAN TO TERRIFYING ORDEAL
A troubled teenager subjected a deaf woman to a terrifying ordeal when he barged his way into her home repeatedly and stole her purse and money. Michael Greenaway suffers from a severe form of autism and was at home on holiday in Exeter from his residential school near Tavistock when he developed a compulsive urge to visit victim Jean Stevenson. She is in her sixties, suffers from partial deafness and lives alone. She was terrified when Greenaway talked his way into her flat by posing as a neighbour’s son and then asked her for sex. / Exeter Express and Echo

York, England
CALL FOR PROBE INTO SALE OF DEAF SOCIETY
A disagreement has broken out over the sale of an historic Grade II listed building formerly used by the York Deaf Society. Last year the society sold the four-storey Bootham House building due to financial difficulties, however questions are now being asked about where the money from the city centre sale has gone after a bungalow in Huntington has been bought in replacement. A new social group called Jorvik Deaf Connections has asked a series of questions about the Society's decision and suggested the new building is not suitable for the needs of many people. / The York Press

Northumberland, England
DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE TUTOR LAUNCHES TRAINING START-UP
A sign language tutor who has been deaf since birth has successfully launched a training business, thanks in part to the wishes of her late mother. Debbie Jervis established Hands On, a sign language training business that has so far worked with schools, social services and youth groups. Employing two part-time assistants, the business offers courses at British Sign Language levels 1 and 2, as well as deaf awareness courses, family sign language and taster sessions across the North East. / The Journal

Auckland, Australia
AUCKLAND DEAF SOCIETY JOINS THE NATIONAL #GIVINGTUESDAYNZ
Auckland Deaf Society has joined #GivingTuesday New Zealand, a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. #GivingTuesday was officially launched in the USA in 2012 as a new national day of giving. This year, the campaign has gone global. In addition to New Zealand, GivingTuesday is taking place in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico and Australia, among other countries. / Scoop.co.nz

Victoria, Australia
AWARD-WINNING APP ALERTS DEAF AND HEARING-IMPAIRED WITH EMERGENCY INFORMATION
Victorians who are deaf or hearing impaired can now access emergency information through a free alerts system for smartphones and tablet devices. The OpenAccess Alerts app, which shares text-based public information to keep people informed with the latest traffic, weather and public transport updates has been expanded to include Victorian emergency alerts and warnings. / Victorian Commission

Chennai, India
DOCTORS PUT CHIP IN BRAIN TO MAKE DEAF CHILDREN HEAR
Parents of 2-year-old Guhan and 5-year-old Beninal had only one dream -- to hear them talk in their lifetime. The children, hailing from two poor families, were born deaf, and hence couldn't speak too. While Guhan's father was a farmer, Beninal's was a house painter. Both, struggling to make ends meet, couldn't afford the huge treatment costs. The state government's health insurance scheme came to their rescue. / The Times of India

Accra, Ghana
SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF GETS FACELIFT
Out of the many needy disability educational institutions in the country, The Sangy Foundation led by its Vice President, Sara Nana Yeboah and a team of volunteers have given a deserving facelift to various dilapidated facilities on the campus of the Koforidua School For the Deaf. She noted the foundation received emails with pictures of the various structures and with special deliberation with the board, the school was finally approved. / Modern Ghana

Israel
ISRAELI CRIME SYNDICATE USES DEAF PEOPLE AS PAWNS
In the deaf community, they’re called “I’s dolls.” Anyone who has visited a restaurant, coffee shop or event hall during the last few years has certainly encountered them. They’ve been given that nickname for two reasons – for the dolls they offer in exchange for donations, but also because they’re being used as pawns by I., a convicted felon charged with running the criminal enterprise. / Haaretz


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Detroit, MI
OFFICER HONORED FOR VOLUNTEER WORK WITH DEAF, BLIND AND HARD-OF-HEARING ADULTS, CHILDREN
When he isn't out on patrol, Columbia Township police officer Richard Rodden devotes a lot of his free time to helping those with hearing and vision loss. His commitment was recognized by The Holley Institute, a non-profit providing services for the deaf, blind and hard of hearing, as a distinguished volunteer in November. Rodden gets paid a small amount for his time, but he does it for the kids and not the money, Columbia Township Police Chief David Elwell said in an email. / MLive.com

Brattleboro, VT
MAN STARTS FUNDRAISER FOR HEARING AID UPGRADE
One of Benjamin Tuttle's two hearing aids has a frayed wire and can no longer be used. His other one requires regular battery purchases that can get expensive. The batteries only last three days. Tuttle is currently looking for funding to get a new cochlear implant upgrade.The new implant would run on batteries that can be recharged. His gofundme website shows he has raised $1,020 out of $1,855 as of Tuesday afternoon. / Brattleboro Reformer

Waverly, OH
YMCA HOSTS EVENT FOR DEAF COMMUNITY
The Pike County YMCA hosted an event on Saturday for those in the deaf community. The event was entitled C.L.I.M.B., an acronym spelling out the event’s mission — to connect, learn, inspire, mentor, and build. According to the Pioneer Center, more than 30 people, most of whom were minors, attended the event, and these attendees had the opportunity to mingle with peers who endure similar hearing-based challenges. / Pike County Daily

Lexington, NE
SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB A HIT AT LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
An interest in learning sign language sparked a huge trend at Lexington High School after Odwuar Quinonez took action this school year. Quinonez, a senior student at Lexington High School, helped start an after school sign language club this fall, which has seen student participation explode. The club has about 60 members and is growing. / Lexington Clipper-Herald

Grand Island, NE
NORTH POLE EXPRESS BRINGS CHRISTMAS TO LIFE FOR DEAF KIDS
The sounds of the season are everywhere. Sleigh bells ring and Christmas carols play in church and at the mall. So imagine experiencing the holiday without all that. Kids who are deaf or hard of hearing can still have a rich experience, which was definitely the case at Stuhr Museum in Grand Island. "All aboard," the conductor shouted in a message kids understood. / NTV

Denver, CO
HEARING-IMPAIRED CHILDREN TALK WITH SANTA WHO KNOWS SIGN LANGUAGE
There’s nothing quite as special as watching your child sit on Santa’s lap and talk about gifts to come. But for hearing impaired children, the experience may not be so good. But FOX31 reporter Dan Daru brings us the story in the video clip above of a Santa who communicates with children while using sign language. / FOX31


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Rochester, NY
GROUP SEEKS TO IMPROVE HEALTH OF DEAF PEOPLE
Deaf people have a language different from hearing people, a culture that is their own and needs that may not mirror anyone else's. Taking a page from other minorities that promote health, a group of deaf advocates is looking to rally its community around well-being. Partners in Deaf Health is trying to bring together deaf individuals and the organizations that serve them, along with hearing users of American Sign Language to motivate deaf people to take charge of their health. / Democrat and Chronicle

Woodstock, GA
OVERCOMING THE ODDS
As a jack-of-all-trades, Virgilio Modica Jr. is used to working with his hands, but what sets him apart from other traditional handymen is that his hands also are what he uses to communicate. Modica said, to his knowledge, he is the only deaf handyman in Georgia. His specialties include foundation repair, concrete work, building decks and screened porches, plumbing repair, as well as stone and tile work. / The Cherokee Ledger-News

Internet
WHAT ARE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DEAF EMPLOYEES?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer is required to make reasonable accommodations to assist a deaf or hearing-impaired employee in performing his or her job. Failing to do so may lead to legal action, fines, and penalties. What are some of the reasonable accommodations the company could have provided to the deaf employee? / FindLaw


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Mesa, AZ
DEAF ACTOR FROM MESA DIRECTS FIRST MOVIE
Nearly three decades ago, Troy Kotsur was "a small fish in a big pond." A Mesa native who'd been born deaf, the Westwood High grad had big dreams of becoming the next Steven Spielberg — and his parents weren't sold. "Of course, they wanted what was 'safe' for me, but over time, my parents learned that part of my personality is being a risk-taker," said Kotsur, now 46. "I was born a storyteller." Now, Kotsur is swimming with the big fish. A successful actor who has appeared in theater productions, TV shows and films, he has at last added "director" to his resume. / The Republic

Hartford, CT
MALLOY CUTS $47.8 MILLION TO HELP BALANCE BUDGET
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cut the state budget unilaterally Thursday by $47.8 million in order to help eliminate a projected deficit of $99 million in the current fiscal year. Various arts programs, under the Department of Economic and Community Development, are being trimmed. The cuts to the arts include reductions below $30,000 for the National Theatre for the Deaf. / The Hartford Courant


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Wichita Falls, TX
DEFENSIVE END IS DEAF, BUT STILL PLAYING THE GAME HE LOVES
T.J. Woollis goes unnoticed most Friday nights. The Rider senior defensive end really only plays in the fourth quarter when a game has been decided and he’s yet to register a tackle this season. He spends most of his time on the sidelines cheering on his teammates. But it’s not like Woollis really minds his role. All things considered, he’s getting to experience something many high school seniors with his disability rarely do. “I was born deaf,” Woollis explained. “I have implants that help me hear. Without them, I can’t hear anything.” / Times Record News

Philadelphia, PA
CONNATSER USES UPBRINGING AS INSPIRATION
Tiffany Connatser took the floor with her parents to be honored during senior night last Friday while celebrating her final game at McGonigle Hall. Alongside two other seniors, the setter didn’t speak a word to her parents during the ceremony, for they would not have heard her. While her coach, Bakeer Ganes, addressed the seniors, she interpreted his words using sign language, so her parents -- who are both deaf -- would understand. / The Temple News


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You can advertise your job openings here for just $20 a week (up to 100 words, 10 cents each add'l word). To place your ad, send the announcement to mail@deafweekly.com.

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Travis County (Austin, TX) is seeking a SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER to provide sign language interpreting services for departments, one-on-one, and small and large group situations.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics, Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences AND 3 years interpreting services experience in a variety of community, health, governmental and social situations. Must be certified by the Board of Evaluation of Interpreters of the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Job #14-2068

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT: www.TravisCountyJobs.org

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The Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is now accepting applications for open faculty positions:

Requisition Number: 1362BR: American Sign Language (tenure-track; PhD required)
Requisition number 1466BR (Non-tenure-track lecturer; MA required)

To view the full job descriptions go to:
http://apptrkr.com/553679

Click on "Search openings". You can access all three positions at once by selecting "National Technical Institute for the Deaf" in the 'College/Division' box. Otherwise, you can search for individual positions by using the requisition number indicated above

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

Compensation: $15-$16 an hour for full-time $13-$13.50 an hour for part-time

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Outreach Coordinator

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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. Relocation to Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Travel statewide required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent presentation skills; experience in public relations activities; familiarity with deaf/hard of hearing communities, 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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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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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.

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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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