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June 13, 2018
Vol. 14, No. 34

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 2018 and any unauthorized use is prohibited.

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Caldwell, ID
MURDER-SUICIDE SHOOTER PLEADED DOWN PAST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE
The shooter in a Memorial Day murder-suicide had a history of domestic violence, according to court records. Ian Stone and Jaclyn Zabel, both hearing impaired, were in a relationship for nine years. They had attended counseling together after Stone’s conviction in 2015 related to domestic violence. The couple, who had young children, died May 29, one day after the shooting that the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office called a murder-suicide. / Idaho Press

Los Angeles, CA
TV PRODUCER PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DEAF SISTER'S DEATH
A former television producer accused of killing her deaf and blind sister three years ago pleaded not guilty to murder and animal cruelty charges, according to prosecutors and her attorney. Jill Blackstone was arraigned on murder and animal cruelty charges on May 30 at the Van Nuys Courthouse. Los Angeles police say Blackstone drugged and then killed her sister, Wendy, and at least one dog in March of 2015. / Los Angeles Daily News

Colesville, MD
DNA LEADS TO ARREST IN 1996 RAPE OF HEARING-IMPAIRED WOMAN
For the last 22 years, a deaf woman has longed for closure in a rape that forever changed her life. In October 1996, the woman flew to Washington, D.C. for a three-day fair at Gallaudet University. The woman, then 40, stayed with a friend at a home in Colesville. After two long days at the fair, the woman fell asleep on a sofa in her friend's back sunroom. She awoke to a man shaking her body. / WJLA

Washington, DC
DOJ REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH WASHINGTON HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
The U.S. Department of Justice entered into a settlement June 12 designed to improve interpreter services for low-income patients with hearing disabilities. The settlement calls for HCA to vastly increase the number of sign language interpreters it has available to attend Apple Health Plan (Medicaid) medical appointments and interpret for patients who are hearing impaired and/or their companions. / U.S. Dept. of Justice

Hartford, CT
HARTFORD JURY AWARDS $236,520 TO DANCER INJURED IN CAR CRASH
An aspiring professional dancer who had to curtail his career following a rear-end collision in which he suffered serious back injuries has been awarded $236,520 by a jury. Alejandro Cruz’s attorney, Sabrina Copp, believes Cruz's personal story helped cement the case for the jury. “I think they were compelled by the fact that growing up, he was hearing impaired and was never really able to connect with the outside world until he discovered dance. He performs all movements without hearing music.” / Connecticut Law Tribune

San Francisco, CA
WITHOUT INTERPRETERS, CALIFORNIA'S DEAF PRISONERS ARE GETTING STUCK BEHIND BARS
In 2016, an inmate in Corcoran, Calif., faced a dilemma. The parole board wanted to know whether he’d completed any self-help programs during his incarceration. The inmate said yes. The problem, he admitted, was that he was deaf, and his hearing impairment prevented him from understanding what went on during meetings. “But I’ve been going,” he added. “I’m showing up.” It wasn’t enough for the parole board, which denied him release. / Mother Jones

Council Bluffs, IA
POLICE: WOMAN ACCUSED OF BEATING DEAF WOMAN WITH WALKING CANE, WALKER
A Council Bluffs woman’s preliminary hearing for assault was held in court on Friday. Authorities allege she attacked a deaf woman with a soda can, a walking cane and a metal walker, according to court documents. The woman, 57, has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for a jury trial on Aug. 14. / The Daily Nonpareil

Storm Lake, IA
LAKE SEARCH RECOVERS DEAF TEENS COCHLEAR IMPLANT
Shelby Struthers, 16, was swimming when she lost a cochlear implant processor device in the water around 15-20 feet off shore. She had forgotten to attach a safety tether for the hearing device to her clothing. Her mother, Staci, put out a frantic plea on social media, hoping someone might find the small device. The plea spread like wildfire. / Storm Lake Pilot Tribune

St. Paul, MN
JUST SOLD: METRO DEAF SCHOOL BUYS ENERGY PARK SITE
An entity related to Metro Deaf School has paid $7 million to buy a new campus at 1125 Energy Park Drive in St. Paul, less than a mile from the charter school’s current location. / Finance & Commerce

Morganton, NC
NCSD GRADUATES STUDENTS
The North Carolina School for the Deaf can now add four more graduates to their long list of students who have completed and received their high school diplomas. The four graduates were welcomed into the main auditorium to the front row of seats where Dr. Audrey Garvin, NCSD school director, gave her traditional blessing to the graduates. / The News Herald

Spartanburg, SC
SCSD GRADS EXCEL SOCIALLY, ACADEMICALLY
Orangeburg residents Yasmeen Crute and Devin Tyler did not let adversity stand in the way of academic and social excellence at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. The award-winning graduates were determined to reach their goals. They graduated on June 1. / The T&D

Longmeadow, MA
5 STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM WILLIE ROSS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Five students completed their courses of study at the Willie Ross School for the Deaf Friday evening. The five graduates were joined by friends and family for their commencement ceremony at the school's main campus in Longmeadow. The school provides a comprehensive approach to education for deaf students, starting in early childhood all the way through high school. / WWLPP

Wilson, NC
COMMUNITY CELEBRATES 7 SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF GRADS
Yudibel Gonzalez felt isolated and alone when she attended public school. She would cry every evening. But after her mother did a little research, she found the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. And Gonzalez’s world opened up after she arrived at the school. “I didn’t feel alone anymore,” Gonzalez said. / The Wilson Times

Pittsburgh, PA
SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF'S 2018 GRADUATES HIGH-FIVE THEIR WAY TO COMMENCEMENT
The 2018 graduates of Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf high-fived teachers and students while marching through the halls of their school on Thursday. The event is an annual tradition for WPSD, located in Edgewood. Established in 1869, the non-profit, tuition-free school provides academic and extracurricular programs to deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth through grade 12. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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Osaka, Japan
STERILIZATION, ABORTIONS FORCED ON 70 WITH HEARING LOSS
Seventy hearing-impaired people were forced to undergo sterilization operations or abortions under a postwar eugenics law, according to the first survey on the issue conducted by a group of disabled people. The Japanese Federation of the Deaf (JFD) announced the interim results of the survey at a June 9 news conference. / The Asahi Shimbun

Beirut, Lebanon
SERVING UP PROGRESS FOR LEBANON'S DEAF COMMUNITY
“What would you like to drink, tea, coffee or juice?” The barista signs to her customers, her voice barely audible. This coffee shop is unique in Lebanon as it employs deaf people as their baristas, waiters and cashiers.Located in Rabieh, Metn, the cafe is part of the concept store of the Institut de Reeducation Audio-Phonetique, along with a boutique shop located across from the cafe. IRAP is a specialized school for deaf children founded in 1960. / Daily Star

France
VIDEO GOES VIRAL OF DEAF RABBI AND STUDENT SAYING SHEMA IN SIGN LANGUAGE
A video of Rabbi Isser Lubecki, a 27-year-old Chabad rabbi from France, helping a Deaf Jewish man put on tefillin and say the Shema in sign language, recently went viral. Viewed tens of thousands of times across various social networks, the video shows Lubecki helping the man with the mitzvah. / Chabad.org

Ottawa, ON, Canada
INTEGRATING DEAF CANADIANS INTO THE WORKPLACE IS EASIER THAN EMPLOYERS REALIZE, SAYS ADVOCATE
For the past few years, the national unemployment rate in Canada has been hovering at around six or seven per cent. But for one segment of the population, deaf Canadians, it is 40 per cent, and it has been at that level for several decades. Four out of every ten Canadians who cannot hear want to work, but no one will hire them. The vast majority of deaf people who are working have short term contracts or are self-employed. / CBC

Glasgow, Scotland
DEAF, BLIND AND TAKING ON THE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE IN TANDEM
Bob Nolan, chair of Deafblind Scotland (DbS), has set out to complete the three peaks challenge later this month. Nolan, who is deafblind himself, aims to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, all in one week in late June, traversing the distances between on a tandem bicycle. He will be guided on the climb by wife Louise, who is also deaf, and two good friends will assist in the journeys between the peaks. / Optician

Ipswich, England
REECE CATTERMOLE: UK'S ONLY DEAF PROFESSIONAL BOXER ON OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
The three rings of a bell which signal the start of a boxing match are synonymous with the sport. But what if you cannot hear the sound - or instructions from the referee and your corner? Reece Cattermole was diagnosed with a genetic, degenerative hearing condition at the age of 3 and is expected to be completely deaf by the age of 40. Despite that, the 21-year-old is the UK's first registered deaf boxer to be granted a professional license since the 1970s, and won his four-round debut contest last month. / BBC News

London, England
THE DEAF PATIENTS 'LEFT BEHIND' BY THE NHS
The hospital where Jeff Parfitt is regularly receiving treatment for his lymphoma has started using video interpreters, on a system called Sign Live. Developers say the video-based BSL Services is "life-changing" and can offer "inclusion, accessibility and equality" to the deaf community. But some British Sign Language users with serious health conditions say NHS hospitals are using the service in inappropriate situations, and that they are routinely experiencing technical problems -- sometimes during serious appointments. / BBC News

UK
DEAF BLIND MAN CONNECTS WITH WIFE THROUGH YOGA
A deaf and blind man has found a unique way of connecting with his hearing wife -- through YOGA. Andrew Cohen, 31, has Usher syndrome, a rare genetic disorder which means he is visually impaired, profoundly deaf and has balance issues. But despite that, the software technician and his wife Kelly Brittingham, 30, decided to take up acroyoga - a combination of acrobatics and yoga - last year. / Yahoo! News

Sydney, Australia
TWO OF US: ON GROWING UP DEAF AND BEING ASKED THE 'SIGNS FOR NAUGHTY WORDS'
Barry Priori and Donovan Cresdee, both 61, met as boys growing up in Adelaide. The men, who are deaf, have inspired each other with their achievements in academia, politics and live comedy. DONOVAN: Barry and I met when we were 10, at a social basketball day for deaf children. Barry was strong orally (lip reading, guessing from context) and he had a great knack for gesturing, but when he tried to speak I couldn't grab what he was saying, because he didn't know how to sign. I didn't realize there were deaf people who didn't know how to sign. / The Sydney Morning Herald

Victoria, Australia
'SERIOUS MATTERS': MINISTER ORDERS REVIEW OF DEAF SCHOOL
Victoria's Education Minister has ordered a sweeping review of the state's oldest deaf school amid concerns it is discouraging students from completing the VCE. Parents have accused the Victorian College for the Deaf of ignoring children's needs and employing staff who can’t properly communicate with deaf students. “Parent concern, staff dissatisfaction and student unhappiness have grown to acute levels over the last two years,” they recently wrote in a letter to Education Minister James Merlino. / The Age

Manila, Philippines
BENILDE LAUNCHES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOR DEAF STUDENTS
The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is set to open the Benilde Deaf School, a senior high school exclusively for deaf students in Grades 7 to 12. Classes will commence in August 2018. The institution will follow the Department of Education curriculum with enhancements to make the subjects bilingual-bicultural, such as Deaf Studies and Filipino Sign Language. / Manila Standard

Jalandhar, India
AFTER SLOGGING FOR YEARS, PROFESSOR DEVELOPS A UNIQUE SOFTWARE
After toiling for around four years, a city-based professor has finally staked claim to his self-designed software for the convenience of hearing impaired persons. Dr Lalit Goyal was busy designing the software that translates English texts to Indian Sign language (ISL) synthetic animations. He recently got a copyright of it. / The Tribune

Vadodara, India
FIRST DEAF & MUTE WOMEN CRICKET TOURNAMENT HELD
The city hosted its first ever cricket tournament for deaf-and-mute girls on Sunday. Girls from five different districts from the state participated in the tennis ball cricket tournament that was organized at Vadodara Cricket Academy. Imran Sheikh, who is one of the members of the Indian Deaf Cricket team, organized the tournament. / Times of India


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PRESERVING DEAF TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY


The Silent Network, the nation’s first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing television network, which started in 1979, has been hard at work on its major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH broadcast TV shows for the benefit of today’s viewers. Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly. Viewers can watch on their TV, tablet, mobile device, or computer. Visit www.TheSilentNetwork.tv for more background information or watch the shows at www.WAWO.tv. Join and support this major historical undertaking!

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Lumberton, NC
WATCH WHEN DOTING DAD IS REDUCED TO TEARS OVER SINGING TO HIS ADORING DEAF SON
A doting dad’s emotional moment with his deaf son Judah is melting hearts around the world – and it’s not hard to see why. 25-year-old Zach Oxendine was at his home when he started rocking Judah along to a song called “Boy” by Lee Brice. Zach can be seen lovingly watching his son’s face as he sings along to the song. Even though he knows his son can’t hear everything, there is undoubtedly connection. / Good News Network

San Diego, CA
HOW ONE WOMAN'S BORZOIS SAVED HER FROM ISOLATION AFTER HEARING LOSS
When the Borzoi is characterized in books or on breed webpages, you see glowing adjectives such as affectionate, loyal, aristocratic, and graceful. Lifeline or liberator are terms not included in the profile toolbox. But for Joy Sargis, of Encinitas, Calif., these more aptly capture the heart and soul of what her own Borzois have meant to her. / American Kennel Club


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HAPPY ALMOST SUMMER

Want to learn more about how to calm yourself? Learn about what is mindfulness? See topic of interest this month:

http://healthbridges.info/

Healthbridges is a website for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing that posts information about behavioral health and resources in American Sign Language.

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New York, NY
MELISSA MALZKUHN ON HER 2018 OBAMA FELLOWSHIP
Out of more than 20,000 applicants, 20 dedicated civic leaders form the current group of the inaugural Obama Foundation Fellowship, including artist, activist and interactive storyteller Melissa Malzkuhn. Malzkuhn was selected for the fellowship for what the Obama Foundation described as "trailblazing work that has focused on providing digital tools to give Deaf children equal access to language, literacy, and expression." / SVA

Greensboro, NC
PREACHER OVERCOMES ODDS TO BECOME A PASTOR
The Rev. Melvin Nelums has been in the ministry for nearly four decades but has never led a congregation. On Sunday, June 10 at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary, he will be installed as the new senior pastor of Believers Missionary Baptist Church, 235 Ward Road., Greensboro. Nelums is also hearing impaired and is assisted by Betty, his wife of 47 years. He says everything happens for a reason in due time, so this must be his time. / The Chronicle


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New York, NY
TONY NOMINEE LAUREN RIDLOFF, STAR OF THE BEST STORY ON BROADWAY
What's the best story on Broadway? Consider this: At age 40, Lauren Ridloff, a stay-at-home mom with no professional theater experience ever, and who is deaf, was offered a starring role. "Is there a part of you that still can't quite believe it's real?" asked Wax. "A part of me? No, ALL of me!" she laughed. / CBS News

Breaux Bridge, LA
DEAF ARTIST WINS CONTEST, DRAWING WILL HANG AT CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON DC
The only noise in Anna Wright's bedroom is the sound of a paintbrush scratching across stretched canvas. Sound is not important in painting, but sound, or more accurately, the lack of it, has shaped her painting. Sadness. Loneliness. These are the themes Anna examines in her tiny Breaux Bridge bedroom. "They are more of the complicated, complex emotions, so it's kind of fun to explore," she said. / WAFB

Rochester, NY
DEAF JAZZ MUSICIAN BRINGS THE 'FUNK' TO FUNK 'N WAFFLES
Every Sunday, Jon Seiger puts on a jazz performance at Funk 'N Waffles restaurant that many say is hard to miss.  Seiger is one of few deaf musicians who plays the keyboard and trumpet. He's played with some of the best, like jazz legend Roy Eldridge but has remained humble. / WROC

Albany, NY
DEAF TEEN EARNS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
What makes music meaningful isn't how it sounds but how it feels. No one knows that better than 18-year-old Autumn Greenlee. Her talent on the viola makes her stand out, even though she says, she's spent a lot of time trying to fit in. "I'm sure when I play my instrument it sounds very different to me than it sounds to somebody else," Autumn says. / WNYT

Internet
THE QUIET MAN COMING TO PS4 WITH DEAF LEAD CHARACTER
At the Square Enix E3 2018 conference, a brand-new IP was revealed called The Quiet Man. Coming to PS4 and Steam in 2019, The Quiet Man was revealed with its debut trailer. Apparently, more details will be coming in August, but you can check it out for yourself below. We’ll being you more details as soon as we get them! The setting looks like New York, and we presume that the lead character is deaf. The words: “Silence, rings, loudest” appear in the video. / PlayStation Universe


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Decatur, GA
GLOBETROTTERS' HYCHE TO SPEAK AT CAMP FOR DEAF ATHLETES
The Harlem Globetrotters are giving an assist to Atlanta Hawks broadcaster Mike Glenn's annual camp for deaf athletes. Globetrotters player Chris "Animal" Hyche, whose parents are deaf, will speak at next week's annual Mike Glenn Basketball Camp for the Deaf. Hyche, originally from Jackson, Miss., will use his sign language skills to communicate with the athletes. / Tampabay.com

Chicago, IL
FOR 45 YEARS, HOCKEY CAMP HAS HELPED PLAYERS WITH HEARING LOSS
While most kids are soaking up this summer weather, there's several dozen who are spending this entire week on ice. This is the 45th year for this camp designed specifically for hockey players who are deaf or have trouble hearing. The American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association hosts seven days of intense hockey training for players who once believed they couldn't be part of the game. / WGNTV

Lynden, WA
OBSTACLES DON'T BEAT THIS DEAF UKRAINIAN STUDENT
Elis Topchaniuk came to town from the Ukraine three years ago. The 18-year-old, who was born deaf, had uttered only a few English words before and her hearing impairment meant the Lynden High School student needed to simultaneously learn both English and ASL. / Lynden Tribune

Honolulu, HI
GOLF CLASSIC TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING CENTER
Colin Whited of the Georgia E. Morikawa Center and Pono Tokioka, co-chairperson of the Center’s upcoming golf fundraiser talked expanding services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community and gave John Veneri and Kathy Muneno some good putting tips too. The mission of the Georgia E. Morikawa (GEM) Center is to establish a center for the deaf and hard of hearing community in Hawaii. / KHON

Aspen, CO
ASPEN SCHOOL CAMP FOR THE DEAF TRYING TO REGAIN COMMUNITY CLOUT
The Aspen Camp School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is on a mission to regain its mojo in the community's eye. "The camp changes lives in a big way," said camp executive director Lesa Thomas. It's always used nature and the outdoors as a teaching tool and empowering setting. What's changed is the camp's visibility in Aspen. / Aspen Times


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CSDB PHYSICAL EDUCATION - HEALTH TEACHER

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is accepting applications for a Physical Education – Health Teacher, reports to the Principal, School for the Deaf, and is responsible for providing standards-based physical education and health education instruction to preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing. The Physical Education Teacher provides for individual experience of movement and physical expression; develops the student's self-worth and confidence; stimulates knowledge and patterns of healthy living including daily physical activity and productive use of leisure time. Utilizes Colorado State Standards and benchmarks in the content areas of Physical Education and Health, establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that measure whether students meet standards, in a safe and civil school environment.

TO APPLY: https://www.csdb.org/careers-2/

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CSDB ART TEACHER, K-12

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is accepting applications for an Art Teacher, K-12, reports to the Principal, School for the Deaf, and is assigned to provide instruction in the School for the Deaf and in the School for the Blind. This position is responsible for providing standards-based art education instruction to elementary, middle and high school learners who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing; blind / visually impaired; and/or have additional disabilities. The Art Teacher provides for individual experience in the language of visual expression; develops the learner's feeling of self-worth and confidence; stimulates knowledgeable selection of contemporary materials and cultural products;. Utilizes Colorado Academic Visual Art Education Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals; provides appropriate assessments that monitor learner progress, in a safe and civil school environment.

TO APPLY: https://www.csdb.org/careers-2/

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CSDB SCHOOL COUNSELOR & PSYCHOLOGIST

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is accepting applications for a School Counselor & Psychologist (School for the Deaf). Counselor is responsible for participating in the development and support of students by providing counseling and guidance-related activities to students wo are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and their families. Psychologist is responsible for psychological, educational and emotional assessment of birth through 21 year olds who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.  Functions as lead School Counselor / Psychologist, also responsible for outreach services, coordination of Rtl (Response to Intervention) and PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) efforts campus wide, providing written analysis of behavioral and critical incidents, and leading school wide professional trainings.

TO APPLY: https://www.csdb.org/careers-2/

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CSDB TEACHER OF THE DEAF VACANCIES

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Applications are being accepted for current / anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2018-2019 school year, and for possible future vacancies, as follows:

Current (known) vacancies:
-- Literacy Specialist / Coach (PreK to 12th Grade)
-- Mathematics (Secondary)
-- Preschool to 6th Grade

Possible future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

TO APPLY:
https://www.csdb.org/careers-2/

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CSDB PHYSICAL EDUCATION - HEALTH TEACHER

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is accepting applications for a Physical Education - Health Teacher (School for the Deaf). Responsible for providing standards-based physical education and health education instruction to preschool through high school students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing. Provides individual experience of movement and physical expression; develops the student's self-worth and confidence; stimulates knowledge and patterns of healthy living including daily physical activity and productive use of leisure time. Utilizes Colorado State Standards and benchmarks in the content areas of Physical Education and Health, establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that measure whether students meet standards.

TO APPLY: https://www.csdb.org/careers-2/

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Advocates in Framingham, MA is Hiring!

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

Awake Overnight Direct Care Counselor: Remain awake, alert and responsive to the needs of the clients throughout the shift, assist clients with morning activities.
• Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent degree, fluency in ASL.

Clinical Program Manager: The Clinical Program Manager is responsible for the supervision and direction of a program, including providing clinical supervision and rehabilitative direction to a team of Direct Care Counselors and clients.
• Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field.

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

MA Clinician:
The MA Clinician will provide crisis and respite support services to individuals in being supported by the Deaf Respite Program.
• Qualifications: Master’s Degree in related field and at least two years’ experience with target population (inpatient, outpatient, residential acceptable).

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

Senior Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling.  Coordinate/monitor administrative/clinical functions.
• Qualifications: BA/BS and 2 years’ experience; or HS Diploma/GED and 3 years’ experience.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

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

Visit www.Advocates.org/Careers to apply today!

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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 outpatient services to deaf and hard of hearing children, adolescents, and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are deaf or hard of hearing!

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

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

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Full time, part time, on call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations.  Minimum HS diploma required.  Will accept applicants who don’t know American Sign Language as long as they are motivated and committed to learn. 

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for AdolescentsFull time, part time, on call; Glenside location.  Minimum HS diploma and one year of related experience required.

American Sign Language Interpreter - Full Time; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations.  National certification and compliance with PA Act 57 required.  Minimum AA degree with 3 years’ experience.

Blended Case Manager – Full time; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations.  Minimum HS diploma with 12 credits in social sciences required.

Lead Residential Advisor – Full time; Glenside location.  Minimum HS diploma with one year of experience as RA or two years’ experience in human services. 

Office Manager – Full time; Pittsburgh location.  Minimum AA degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field plus at least five years of supervisory/office experience. 

Outpatient Clinician – Full time; Pittsburgh location.  Minimum MA in social work or counseling and LCSW or LPC license eligible in the state of PA; knowledge and impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of individuals who are hard-of-hearing; ability to work with children and adults.

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

Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor - Full Time; Glenside location.  Minimum BA/BS in human services and two years’ experience required.

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: bclass@pahrtners.com  Fax: 215-392-6065

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