September 3, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 42
Editor: Tom Willard
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LAWYER: ACCESS TO INTERPRETER A CIVIL RIGHT OF THE DEAF
Recently, I wrote a story about Salem's deaf patients who were concerned about the manner and type of interpretive services they were getting at Salem Hospital. Reaction to the story was varied — some sympathized with the deaf community while others defended the hospital. Why can't they write notes or hire their own interpreter, some asked. The question in the public seems to be, how far do the rights of people with disabilities go in this country and state? / Statesman Journal
See Also DEAF PATIENTS PROTEST HOSPITAL'S SIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES / Statesman Journal
ELAINE KATZ, 76, CHARGED IN NATIONAL SCAM OF DEAF
There is a new twist on a common lottery scam often aimed at elderly people. This scam preys on the deaf. Westerville police, along with U.S. Secret Service agents, worked for months on a case that is both local and national in scope. The investigation led to the recent indictment of Elaine Katz, 76, who lives in Columbus Colony in Westerville, which caters to people who are blind or have trouble hearing. Katz was charged with theft from an elderly person, a third-degree felony. She’s accused of helping to defraud a Florida woman of $11,500. / The Columbus Dispatch
SCAM USING DEVICE FOR THE DEAF
An important line of communication for the hearing impaired is being misused by scam artists. Businesses in the metro are getting calls by someone pretending to be deaf. For a small restaurant a big phone order sounded delicious. Owner Diane Bruce says,” He was offering my staff $105 tip so they go excited." But then she became suspicious. / WOWT
Lehigh Township, PA
DEAF DEFENDANT PUT BEFORE JUDGE WITHOUT INTERPRETER, COUNTY LOOKS INTO WHY
Northampton County court officials are examining why a deaf defendant arraigned in late July was not provided a sign language interpreter during his first criminal court appearance. Jill Cicero, county associate court administrator, said the law requires the court to provide a certified interpreter — either in person or remotely — for those with hearing disabilities. But that didn't happen during Steven Gonzalez's arraignment, Cicero said. / The Express-Times
Vero Beach, FL
DOCTOR, DEAF COUPLE SETTLE DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT
A Vero Beach doctor is saying he won against the U.S. government in a case in which federal prosecutors sued the doctor, alleging he violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. Dr. Hal W. Brown, a general practitioner with Primary Care of the Treasure Coast in Vero Beach, was sued for discrimination by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a deaf couple, Susan and James Liese, who moved from Fort Pierce to Jupiter. U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez announced both sides reached an out-of-court settlement, ending a five-day jury trial. / TCPalm
U.S. COURT REJECTS SORENSON CHALLENGE OF FCC RATE CUT
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected Sorenson Communications Inc's challenge of a 2013 order by the Federal Communications Commission that cut the amount the company get paid for a service to help hearing- and speech-impaired people make phone calls. But the court did vacate the part of the FCC's 2013 order that raised the standards for how fast the service operates, sending it back to the FCC for review. Sorenson filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. / Reuters
POLICEMAN WHO SHOT AND KILLED DETROIT MAN SHARES HIS STORY
Detroit Police Officer David Krupinski pulled his trigger twice and watched the man crumple face-down onto the driveway, the garden rake he was holding clattering down with him. What happened after Krupinski pulled the trigger that August afternoon in 2000 on the west side of Detroit is a blur, he said. The man he had killed, Errol Shaw Sr., 39, was black, armed only with a rake, and was deaf and mute, unable to hear officers’ commands. / Detroit Free Press
CHEYLLA SILVA, DEAF MOM-TO-BE, SUES TO HAVE SIGN LANGUAGE IN DELIVERY ROOM
Sometime this month or next, Cheylla Silva will be admitted to Baptist Hospital to give birth to her second child. The delivery will be high-risk: Silva suffers from high blood pressure and other complications. Silva is hoping the delivery goes smoothly because if there are serious problems, she might be at a loss to communicate with her doctors and nurses. Silva is profoundly deaf, and, for months, Baptist administrators have refused to provide her with an American sign language interpreter, she says. / Miami Herald
Sioux Falls, SD
NORWEGIAN DEAF, BLIND TANDEM CYCLIST INJURED IN SIOUX FALLS CRASH
Harald Vik, a blind and deaf Norwegian who is revered in his home country and elsewhere as an inspiration to others with disabilities, was struck by a car in Sioux Falls mid-morning while on a tandem bicycle. Vik, 71, who was born deaf and began losing his sight at the age of 10, had just started his travels that were to end tonight in Mitchell. Instead, he has been hospitalized at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls with a broken pelvis and injured left arm and leg. / Sioux Falls Argus Leader
DEAF PEOPLE OPPOSE FINANCIAL LIMITATIONS PLANS IN SOUTH DAKOTA
Four South Dakotans spoke through ASL at a public hearing Wednesday against state government’s plans to set income criteria for deaf or hard-of-hearing people who want to receive devices and services. The four — Patty Kuglitsch, Kevin Barber, Jeff Panek and Clarke Christianson, all from the Sioux Falls area — called for the state Department of Human Services to continue providing equipment and services for free to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. / Aberdeen News
Council Bluffs, IA
FLOOD DAMAGES ARTIFACTS AT IOWA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
A blocked drain cost Iowa School for the Deaf several pieces of its history last week. The school’s museum, on the second floor of the administration building, occupies a former dormitory wing. An old bathroom is used as a storage room, while former bedrooms and classrooms house relics from the nearly 160-year-old school’s history. Shirley Hicks, the museum’s curator, noticed something was wrong Aug. 12 when she went into an old communal shower area in the storeroom to find a photo of Gallaudet University from the 1930s. / Omaha World-Herald
Santa Fe, NM
NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF'S NEW LIBRARY OPENS
New Mexico School for the Deaf first-grader Nirveli Smith wore a pair of helium-filled balloons tied to her wrists Sunday afternoon as she helped welcome visitors to the school’s new library, which opened just in time for the first day of school Monday. “If you don’t have a library, students won’t learn any words,” Smith said through an interpreter. “If you have a library, you’ll learn." / The Santa Fe New Mexican
PLANNING COMMISSION RECEPTIVE TO PLAN FOR DEAF SENIOR HOUSING
A proposal to build housing at 98 S. Glaspie St. geared toward senior citizens who are deaf or hearing impaired was well-received last week by the Oxford Village Planning Commission. "I'm excited about it," said Commissioner Sue Bossardet, who also serves on the village council. "It's a really nice project for that area. And it will fit right in." "That's our goal," said Allan Martin, a representative for Venture, Inc., a housing subsidiary of the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency. / Clarkston News
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE GROUP HOME FOR DEAF PREPARES FOR FIRST RESIDENTS
Katherine “Kate” Giknis, 23, will make history next month when she becomes one of the first residents at a new group home for the deaf at Springfield College, which will be operated by the Center for Human Development. For Giknis, the move into the unique first-of-its-kind living environment for deaf adults is about more than making history. It also represents a joyful Western Massachusetts homecoming. / The Republican
MISSING MAN FOUND IN VENETA GAS STATION
A man who walked out of an adult care facility in Gresham days ago was found at a gas station in Lane County Sunday morning, Aug. 24. Scott Allen, 51, left the Chestnut Lane facility sometime between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Gresham police said. Authorities were called to the gas station in Veneta because he appeared disoriented. Allen said he was trying to get to a relative’s house in California. He was taken to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation. / KOIN
Bay Minette, AL
FOLEY MAN CONVICTED OF RAPING 77-YEAR-OLD DEAF WOMAN
A Foley man who was found guilty of raping a 77-year-old deaf woman in 2012 is set to be sentenced Oct. 23. A Baldwin County jury took about 20 minutes on Aug. 20 to convict Stephen Scott, 21, of the 200 block of West Verbena Avenue, of first-degree rape and first-degree burglary, Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said. The rape and burglary charges carry sentences of up to life in prison. / AL.com
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Uttar Pradesh, India
DEAF MAN WAKES UP IN HOSPITAL TWO DAYS AFTER DOCTORS DECLARED HIM DEAD ... BECAUSE HE COULDN'T SPEAK OR HEAR THEM
One could term it a 'miracle' from God or simply the negligence of hospital staff, but an unidentified youth declared dead two days ago at a hospital was found breathing when the police visited the hospital to complete the formalities. On August 20, the youth -- said to be deaf and unable to speak -- was found in a critical condition. Police took the unconscious youth to the district hospital. The doctors admitted him and started his treatment until August 29, the day he "stopped breathing." / Daily Mail
FILMMAKER WILLIAM HORSEFIELD WANTS TO CHAMPION THE CAUSE FOR DEAF PEOPLE
In July, William Horsefield, 19, was picked as a finalist in nationwide competition Dream to Screen, an initiative launched by the Cineworld Foundation and Media Trust to find young filmmakers. Voting for the competition began on Monday, and will continue until September 19. If William’s entry ‘Welcome to the Deaf World’ wins, the filmmaker will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles, and have his film shown in Cineworld cinemas in Britain and Ireland. / MK News
MOTORBIKE CHALLENGE SAVES LIMERICK SCHOOL FOR DEAF
Three Limerick men returned to heroes’ welcomes after they raised enough money in their 16,000km (9,942 miles) rally on motorcycle from London to Mongolia to keep a local pre-school for the deaf open next year. Brothers Kevin and Aran Power and their brother-in-law Stephen Allen crossed 17 countries in 40 days, had to purchase a replacement bike in Hungary, endured temperatures of up to 48 degrees Celsius (118 F), camped in the wilderness where dangerous wildlife roam and were even made guests of honor at a local wedding in an Uzbekistan village. / Limerick Post
LISA'S PASSION FOR HEARING AWARENESS AN INSPIRATION
Lisa Mills does not shy away from being deaf. Her smiling face is in thousands of Sunshine Coast homes as the cover photo of this year's Sunshine Coast White and Yellow Pages. The deaf performing artist and teacher has made it her life's work to help others, especially children, reach their potential through sign language and performing arts. / Sunshine Coast Daily
COMPLETELY BLIND AND DEAF PHOTOGRAPHER CAN NOW 'SEE' HIS OWN WORK, THANKS TO 3D PRINTING
It’s extremely difficult to imagine what it would be like to be blind. Everyday tasks, which you and I take for granted, are extraordinary mountains for a blind person to climb. Imagine being born with no vision, in addition to lacking the ability to hear. Relying solely on taste, touch, and smell as your only way to sense the environment you are within, seems like a daunting task, doesn’t it? Australian-based photographer Brendon Borellini lacks both senses. / 3DPrint.com
ONE WOMAN'S EXPERIENCE OF WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION
Eva Carlton [a pseudonym] can speak three languages. She has a diploma in childcare and education and a diploma in disability. She is also profoundly deaf, and has been since birth. Carlton works in a Disability Care center in Melbourne as a support person for people with varied disabilities, including hearing impairment. But despite her qualifications and obvious ability to understand the challenges people with disabilities face everyday, she is still treated differently by her other, able-bodied colleagues. / NEWS.com.au
Toronto, ON, Canada
ONTARIO DEAF STUDENTS FIGHTING FOR BETTER EDUCATION
Students attending Ontario’s provincial deaf schools say they are receiving an inferior education from teachers and administrators who can’t — or won’t — communicate using sign language. From a lack of courses offered in high school that would qualify them for university, to teachers who tell them they aren’t smart enough to go on to post-secondary, numerous student concerns have prompted the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth to call for a review, the Star has learned. / Toronto Star
MY DEAF DAUGHTER WOULD HAVE WASTED AWAY IN NIGERIA
"The United States of America came to our rescue at a time we were desperate about the educational and health situation of our daughter. Today that young lady is taking full advantage of the generous facilities provided by the US for people with her kind of challenge. If we had kept her in Nigeria, she would have wasted away. This country cannot take care of the able-bodied, let alone those with special needs." / Nigerian Tribune
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
TWO FOUND GUILTY OF SEX TRAFFICKING DEAF GIRL
Two people were found guilty of trafficking a 13-year-old deaf and mute girl into a brothel and handed 15-year jail sentences at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Aug. 28. Em Sophea, 44, and Lonh Chan, 28, were both sentenced to a decade and a half in prison for selling the girl to a brothel in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district, where she claims she was forced to have sex with multiple men in June 2013 before managing to escape. / The Cambodia Daily
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West Palm Beach, FL
THIRTY-YEAR-OLD DEAF SERVICE CENTER GETS MAKEOVER, NEW NAME
Deaf & Hearing Resources of Palm Beach County, Inc. is the new name of the former Deaf Service Center, a 30-year-old nonprofit dedicated to serving the Deaf and hard-ofhearing community. Along with its new name and branding, the agency announces expanded offerings, a new approach to customer excellence, innovative programs, and a 30th anniversary celebration on December 5th, the actual date the agency opened its doors in 1984. / The Pineapple Newspaper
Ann Arbor, MI
FOOD PRESERVATION CLASS TO BE HELD FOR DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING AND BLIND RESIDENTS
The Michigan State University Extension is hosting a food preservation class for residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or blind about making jams and jellies. The class with teach food safety related to canning and the basics of food preservation, according to an MSU Extension statement. Participants will also be instructed to learn the hot water bath canning technique of home food preservation. / Ann Arbor Journal
DEAF VIEWERS FIGHT FOR ON-SCREEN MOVIE CAPTIONS
A loose-knit group of deaf and hard-of-hearing people wants movie theaters in the Rochester area to more readily provide captions on-screen if patrons ask for them. About 40 advocates took their cause to the Regal Henrietta Stadium 18 theater earlier this month, said Dean DeRusso, a Gates resident who is deaf and participated in the protest. / Democrat and Chronicle
SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF NAMES NEW LEADER
The Rochester School for the Deaf has selected a new superintendent to replace Harold Mowl, who will retire after 20 years, according to an announcement Wednesday. The new superintendent and CEO is Antony McLetchie, 44, who until now had served as secondary school principal of the Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf in Milton, Ontario, Canada. Like Mowl, McLetchie is deaf himself. / Democrat and Chronicle
Salt Lake City, UT
BOARD OF EDUCATION CONSIDERS CANDIDATES OUTSIDE OF EDUCATION IN SEARCH OF NEW SUPERINTENDENT
Current Superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Joel Coleman was appointed to fill in while a nationwide search to replace outgoing Superintendent, Martell Menlove continues. The person who ends up with the job may have a much different resume than Menlove, who held several positions in public education. "We are looking at any industry," said State School Board member, Jennifer A. Johnson. / Good4Utah.com
St. Augustine, FL
EDUCATOR HAS NATIONAL IMPACT ON DEAF COMMUNITY
Dr. Norman Tully is said to have grown up looking over the fence around the perimeter of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind when he was just a boy in St. Augustine. It was here that Tully first became interested in teaching in the 1950s, and where his prolific career got its start. Tully was recently honored by Gallaudet University for his contribution to the school and to the deaf community. / The St. Augustine Record
TAMPA'S EDDIE V'S DEAF CHEF WINS NATIONAL AWARD
Charleston Wallace is loved by everyone at Eddie V's seafood restaurant in Tampa. And he can cook. "The bananas foster? He had his hands in that," said managing partner Stephen Hickey. He's enthusiastic, fun-loving and deaf. "He was born that way. He doesn't look at it as a disability. Nor should we," said executive chef Brad Albers. Wallace was nominated by his co-workers for a national award given to the top culinarian in the Eddie V's company. No surprise to his peers, he won. / WTSP
El Paso, TX
DEAF STUDENT EXPANDS SIGN LANGUAGE LEXICON FOR CLINICAL LAB SCIENCES
Spelling and understanding words like “cytoplasmic” or “electrophoresis” can be hard for clinical laboratory sciences students. But for Betsy Bañuelos, who was born deaf, learning vocabulary that is specific to science is more difficult when those words are absent in ASL. Instead, Bañuelos, a junior in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program at The University of Texas at El Paso, has had to invent her own sign language lexicon of medical terms. A trailblazer, Bañuelos is the first deaf student in UTEP’s CLS program. / UTEP News
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Cottonwood Heights, UT
LEAH COLEMAN INSPIRES MARVEL COMIC FEATURING DEAF HERO
Hawkeye landed time on the big screen with Marvel’s recent Avengers movies, but some fans may not know the arrow-wielding hero historically experienced severe hearing loss in the comic books. At some point a decision was made to write Hawkeye’s hearing loss out of the storyline, but a girl from Utah provided the inspiration needed for the comic’s current author to write it back in. Hawkeye 19, which was released July 30 and depicts the hero as being deaf, was dedicated to 17-year-old Leah Coleman. / KSL.com
New York, NY
NEW SIGN LANGUAGE TOURS AT THE MUSEUM
This fall, the Museum of Jewish Heritage is pleased to launch the new ASL @ MJH series for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing visitors, which will take place one Wednesday a month at 6 p.m. starting on October 22. The evenings will begin with light refreshments, followed by free, private gallery tours and programs. These tours will be offered in ASL and led by Museum Educators who are Deaf. Special events for ASL @ MJH will be interpreted by certified ASL interpreters. / Blog from Battery Place
Old Forge, NY
DEAF SUMMER CAMP GROUP USES SIGN LANGUAGE TO PUT A NEW SPIN ON PHARRELL HIT
This is the inspirational video that gives a new spin on the term "happy campers." Deaf campers and staff from the 2014 Film Camp at Camp Mark Seven, New York, performed Pharrell's hit song "Happy'" in ASL. The music video was part of a project where deaf instructors taught campers to integrate ASL translation into a song and learn the art of dance choreography. / Daily Mail
MICKI POOLE HOPES TO BECOME THE FIRST DEAF WOMAN TO SWIM SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL
Micki Poole was nowhere to be found. This would worry most parents, given that Micki was not only 7, she was deaf. But her mother knew exactly where to find her. It was summer. It was North Carolina. That meant Micki was at the pool. Besides, Micki had already begged to go because she always begged to go to the pool, and Dot, wrapped up in a million things to do that day, told her no. Then her daughter disappeared. Dot marched to the neighborhood pool. There she was. / The Greeley Tribune
DEAF FOOTBALL PLAYER ENCOURAGES OTHERS
Benjamin Diaz suits up Friday nights with his Caprock High School football team with the same expectations -- to win. But his experiences on the field are different from that of his teammates. Diaz is Deaf. He says he watches the ball snap to charge, and stops play when the other players stop. Although he cannot hear the game, Diaz says he can feel it. / ConnectAmarillo.com
DEAF STUDENT OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO PLAY VARSITY FOOTBALL
The cornerback on Ed White High School’s varsity football team is tall and wears his hair in neat rows of braids. Number 48 became a member of the varsity team just in time for his senior year. You would never know from looking at him joke with his teammates or race down the field, but Devonta Malcolm is deaf. / ActionNewsJax.com
SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF SHINES IN FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
It is America's Friday night ritual stripped of so much of its soundtrack: Muted are the cheerleader's cheers, the crowd's exclaims, the coach's commands. There is no band thumping out the school fight song. No public address announcer bellowing "First down!" No quarterback shouting at the line of scrimmage. But there is football, pure and passionate and powerful high school football. / Courier Press
Santa Fe, NM
NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: ROADRUNNERS FIELD FEW PLAYERS
Robert Huizar has a numbers problem, but it’s going to get better — eventually. As the head football coach at New Mexico School for the Deaf heads into his 16th year in that position, he is watching his program toil in an unprecedented player drought. When two-a-days began on Aug. 4, there were no more than three players at practice. The number rose to five the following week, then seven by the start of the third week of practice. / The Santa Fe New Mexican
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Position Opening: Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC)
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Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture and fluency in American Sign Language, a minimum of two years’ experience and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. Position is 20 hours per week with part-time benefits. CFDC offers a strong emphasis on continuing education and staff development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.
Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or marriage and family therapy or PHD in psychology; licensed in California or license eligible; ability to respond to crisis situations.
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POSITION: Director of Business Operations
DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible
The Director of Business Operations is the chief financial officer of the Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD), responsible for the overall financial operations of the school, including budget development and administration, payroll and benefits, cash flow management, accounting, records management, financial reporting, and purchasing and supply management. The Director supervises an office staff of four people. Additionally, the Manager of Facilities and the Manager of Information Technology (IT) are directly responsible to the Director. Reporting to the Superintendent/CEO, the Director is a key member of the administrative team. The Director works closely with the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and consults with the New York State Education Department (SED) on budget issues.
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Rochester School for the Deaf
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North Suffolk Mental Health Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve. For more than 50 years, we’ve been helping individuals with mental health, disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve independence and explore possibilities. A career here is a commitment to opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so deeply for.
The Recovery Support Specialist reports to the Recovery Team Leader. The Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the coordination of rehabilitative services for CBFS people and integration/coordination of all rehabilitative services for their caseload. This paraprofessional position provides direct services to people under CBFS to include housing, support, transportation, promote self-determination and decision making, didactic teaching, advocacy, service coordination, outreach and assistance with community integration with a person centered treatment approach. Responsible for developing confidential rehabilitation files for all persons assigned.
High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly preferred. At least two years experience with population who has severe and persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.
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PAHrtners Deaf Services
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
Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program - 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
HR Assistant- Full Time; Glenside location
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