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July 23, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 38

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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Yakima, WA
JUDGE ORDERS MEDICAL SCHOOL TO ACCOMMODATE DEAF STUDENT
A federal judge has ordered Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima to accommodate a deaf student this fall after the man filed a lawsuit claiming the school discriminated against him by withdrawing his acceptance. In a preliminary injunction issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Salvador Mendoza said PNWU’s defense that accepting the student, Zachary Featherstone, would be a fundamental change for the university was “wholly speculative” and lacking in merit. / Yakima Herald Republic

Washington, DC
FCC EXPANDS ONLINE CLOSED-CAPTIONING RULES
Websites will soon need to offer closed captioning for more videos. In a bid to ensure access for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Friday to require websites to offer closed captioning of video clips that have already aired on television with captions. The rules wouldn't apply to YouTube clips or Netflix videos that have never aired on TV. "This is just the beginning of dealing with our responsibility to make sure that individuals with special needs are at the front of the technology train — not the back," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said. / National Journal

Charleston, WV
WV SENATOR CONTINUES EFFORTS TO HELP EMPLOYEES OF WV SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND
One West Virginia Senator is looking to work with legislative staff members to draft a bill that aims to protect the jobs of the current child care workers of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Sen. Donald H. Cookman, D-Hampshire, said he and several members of both the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates have already pledged their support for his potential bill. Cookman said the process has been ongoing, and the idea of the legislation has been in the works for several months. / The State Journal

Los Angeles, CA
DEAF BOY NOW REACTS TO SOUND AFTER EXPERIMENTAL SURGERY
A deaf 3-year-old Montreal boy who underwent experimental surgery in the United States to replace his missing auditory nerves with an electronic implant now bolts upright and turns his head at the sound of a barking dog. Little Auguste and his parents, Christophe Majkowski and Sophie Gareau, face a long road of therapy and training to turn this gift of rudimentary hearing into a useful sense that might one day allow him to hear words and speak – perhaps even carry on a telephone conversation – and pave the way for other deaf children in North America. / The Globe and Mail

Boston, MA
DEAF TODDLER HAS SECOND BRAINSTEM DEVICE SURGERY TO HELP HIM HEAR
A deaf toddler who underwent surgery to have a radical auditory device implanted into his brainstem to help him hear is showing vast improvement after undergoing the surgery a second time, his doctors said, giving new hope that the device could one day be a common treatment option for deaf children. Alex Frederick, a 2-year-old boy from Washington Township, Mich., was just 17 months old when Dr. Daniel Lee and a team of specialists implanted an Auditory Brainstem Implant or ABI, into Alex's brain last year. / ABC News

Internet
DEAF ADVOCACY GROUPS TO VERIZON: DON'T KILL NET NEUTRALITY ON OUR BEHALF
No company has lobbied more fiercely against network neutrality than Verizon, which filed the lawsuit that overturned the FCC's rules prohibiting ISPs from blocking and discriminating against Web content. But the absence of net neutrality rules isn't just good for Verizon—it's also good for the blind, deaf, and disabled, Verizon claims. Now, advocacy groups for deaf people have filed comments with the FCC saying they don't agree with Verizon's position. / Ars Technica

Chattanooga, TN
FAMILY OF DEAF COUPLE SUES ERLANGER HOSPITAL
A Chattanooga family is asking, where was the interpreter? That family has sued Erlanger Medical Center claiming the hospital failed to consistently provide an interpreter. They have the backing of a national organization that advocates for the hearing impaired. Erlanger's policy prevents the hospital from speaking about pending lawsuits. But family members who filed the lawsuit were eager to tell their side of the story. / WTVC

St. Augustine, FL
MAN, 25, HIT BY CAR, KILLED IN ST. AUGUSTINE
A 25-year-old man was struck by a car and killed while walking along State Road 16 in St. Augustine early Monday morning. State troopers said the car was heading west when Anthony Driver walked into the car's path and was hit. Troopers said the driver of the car, 26-year-old Arsenio Brown, then went to a nearby Dunkin' Donuts and called for help. An employee at Dunkin' Donuts said there were two men and one woman -- all in their mid-20s -- in the car who all appeared to be hearing impaired. / News4JAX

Indianapolis, IN
PIT BULL SAVES DEAF BOY FROM FIRE
A 2-year-old male pit bull named Ace was being hailed as a hero Wednesday afternoon, after waking his deaf owner during a devastating house fire on the Southeastside. At 1:11 p.m., Indianapolis firefighters were called to fight a fire at a home in the 6400 block of Perry Pines Court, officials said. Upon their arrival, flames were shooting from the garage. Officials said Nick Lamb, 13, who is deaf, was sleeping in the house at the time. Ace was able to alert Nick and awaken him by licking his face. / Indianapolis Star

New York, NY
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT INTERPRETING AGENCY TO WORK FOR?
Last year, audiences watched in disbelief as the South African sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial service earned the nickname "the fake interpreter." Insulted, but not entirely surprised, the global deaf community used this public example to bring attention to an unfortunately common problem. The agencies which provide interpreters, even for large televised events, aren't always looking out for the best interest of the communities they serve. / The Huffington Post

Silver Spring, MD
25 FANTASTIC EXPERIENCES OF #NAD2014 / NAD


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Mumbai, India
MUTE-DEAF INDIAN BOY FOUND TIED TO BUS STOP GETS NEW LIFE
Nine-year-old Lakhan Kale was regularly tied to a pole at a bus stop in Mumbai by his grandmother who feared he'd walk into traffic while she was at work. Lakhan is mute and deaf who also suffers from cerebral palsy with only his grandmother to take care of him. News of Lakhan and his grandmother's plight reached the internet and it didn’t take long before Lakhan's story went viral. / Examiner

London, England
DEAF WORKERS ACCUSED OF 'NEW WHIPLASH' CLAIMS IN INSURANCE FRAUD
Compensation claims for industrial deafness have risen by two thirds over the past two years, according to insurance and legal experts. Despite the increase, however, only one in 10 cases are being paid out amid claims of widespread fraud. / The Independent

London, England
WATCH: DEPARTURE LOUNGE, A MOVING DRAMA ABOUT DEAF FRIENDSHIP IN HOSPITAL
This week, on digital TV and online, the BSL Zone is showing Departure Lounge, an award-winning half-hour drama about the friendship between two Deaf men in hospital, who turn to one another when their lives are in crisis. The drama, which was made in 2009, was directed by Louis Neethling, and written by this site’s editor, Charlie Swinbourne. / The Limping Chicken

Grantham, England
GRANTHAM'S HEARING IMPAIRED FEEL ISOLATED AFTER AID CUTS
As part of cost-cutting measures Lincolnshire County Council is no longer providing funding for a variety of aids. However 79-year-old Betty Lang only discovered the changes when she arrived at SILC’s offices in Lincoln with a broken microphone box and hearing loop which she relies upon to communicate. Instead of receiving a replacement Ms Lang, who has been profoundly deaf since contracting Ménière’s disease aged 35, was given a catalogue to purchase the aid, which she afterwards discovered to be out-of-date. / Grantham Journal

Leicester, England
FEARLESS SHANE, WHO'S ALMOST BLIND AND PROFOUNDLY DEAF, EXCITED OVER HIS 'CRAZY' SKYDIVE
A 27-year-old man who is almost blind and profoundly deaf is preparing to take part in a skydive to raise awareness of his condition. Shane Roberts, of Ashby, has a genetic disorder, Wolfram Syndrome, which affects about one in 770,000 people in the UK. He also suffers from diabetes. Despite these difficulties, Shane said he did not let his condition stop him making the most of life and now intends to skydive from 15,000 feet. / Leicester Mercury

Shellharbour, Australia
INSPIRATIONAL DEAF DANCER MACY BAEZ GOING FOR HIP HOP GOLD IN US
Born profoundly deaf, Albion Park hip hop dancer Macy Baez doesn't hear the beat of the music the same as the rest of her crew, rather she "feels the music". The 14-year-old is part of Crew Illagroovers, a young dance troupe that will jet off to the United States next week to represent Australia in an international hip hop competition. / Illawarra Mercury

New Zealand
COMMONWEALTH GAMES ARE NOT BEING CAPTIONED IN NEW ZEALAND
Everyone around you is cheering on a New Zealand participant as they approach the line to win Gold and you are watching the faces of the people around you, trying to read what is happening as the television screen is not captioned and you cannot hear the commentators. This, sadly, is going to be the reality for thousands of New Zealanders who are deaf or hard of hearing during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. / Scoop News

Hamilton, New Zealand
DEAF GENE STUDIES ATTRACT PH.D. CASH
Blaise Forrester-Gauntlett, a Waikato University student, has won a raft of scholarships that will allow her to pursue doctoral research on using stem cells for hearing research. She will use mice to research what’s known as the Grainyhead-like 2 gene which is believed to cause a type of age-related hearing loss in humans. / Waatea News

Ghana
LADY JULIA SUPPORTS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Lady Julia, Wife of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has donated Ghc5,000.00 ($1,400 US) to support the Ashanti School for the Deaf at Jamase. The money will be used to paint and decorate the newly constructed Deaf-Blind Centre, construct a water reservoir stand and purchase a tank for the school. / GhanaWeb


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Orlando, FL
DEAF 6-YEAR-OLD GETS HEARING BACK BEFORE GOING BLIND
Six-year-old Henry also has a very rare condition called Usher, and his world is changing. His mom knew shortly after birth he was deaf, but just last year at the age of five his vision started to go too- very quickly. The vision loss that's hardest for mom, it’s the other shoe to drop. The lack of hearing came early, but the second tough diagnosis is a rough one. And likely it will get worse, a lot worse. / FOX 35 Orlando

Simsbury, CT
BRINGING SOUND TO DEAF CHILDREN IN JAMAICA
Jay Sottolano is on a mission to raise awareness about the challenges facing profoundly deaf children. Sottolano, 62, recently returned from a mission trip to Jamaica with Songs for Sound, a group based in Nashville that works to provide cochlear implants and hearing aids to deaf children. Sottolano started volunteering his photography and videography skills to the organization after retiring from a 34-year career with IBM. / Hartford Courant

Denver, CO
HEARING-IMPAIRED MUSIC PRODUCER GIVES BACK TO COLORADO
The nearly 500,000 Coloradans that are hard of hearing have a new resource this week thanks to a generous member of the community. Colorado native Darnell Parks was born completely deaf in his right ear with profound hearing loss in his left. He’s the founder of H.E.A.R. Me Out, a website that offers resources and information for the deaf and hard of hearing and their spouses, family members and friends, as well as individuals and employers. / KDVR

University Park, PA
SPELLING IT OUT: CALL CAPTIONING COMES TO PENN STATE
Cheri Banks considers herself technologically savvy. She likes the latest gizmos and is always dabbling in communications technology and downloading stories and articles onto her eBook. So when Bill Ritzman, ADA coordinator in Penn State’s Affirmative Action Office, called to tell her about a new Internet-based call captioning service available on the university’s phone system, Banks, who is hearing impaired, was one of the first to get the service. / PSU


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Crown Point, IN
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: ZOUNDS HEARING AID CO.
Despite his college degree and desire to help people, the country’s poor job market stymied Kevin Hand’s job prospects until he found a solution. With the help of a large loan from his parents, Hand was able to secure a franchise of Zounds Hearing Aid Co. and opened his Crown Point location in March. The business has free hearing testing by a certified audiologist, and fits and sells hearing aids. “We can change people’s lives,” said Hand, 23, a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in human physiology. / The Times

Pekin, IL
ADVOCATES FOR ACCESS TEACHES LOCAL BUSINESSES SIGN LANGUAGE
As a TV station we know that good communication in the work place is vital, but what happens when one of your employees can’t hear? The local non-profit, Advocates for Access, is doing its part to bridge the gap between the hearing impaired and their coworkers. Amanda Dudgeon provides a unique service. “Amanda is a great teacher,” said Director of Administrative Services at Pekin Insurance. / CIProud

Austin, TX
UT AUSTIN RESEARCHER DEVELOPS NEW HEARING AID BASED ON FLY'S SUPER-HEARING POWER
A tiny, low-power device that mimics a fly’s hearing mechanism was developed by researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. This new research could prove useful in building the next generation of hypersensitive hearing aids featuring intelligent microphones able to focus only on conversations and sounds of interest to the wearer. / BioNews Texas

Silver Spring, MD
DON CULLEN NAMED TDI DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Don Cullen is joining TDI as the new Director of Public Relations, filling for the position previously left vacant by Jim House. Don will be taking over public relations including communications with TDI's members, corporate sponsors and others in the industry and business, media community, and government. Don will also be managing the annual resource guide and directory (commonly known as the Blue Book), the quarterly TDI World magazine, the TDI website and the eNotes. / TDI

Ocean City, NJ
AMY ANDERSEN NAMED ASL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
For her efforts within and beyond the classroom, Amy Andersen Ocean City High School was recognized as the American Sign Language Teacher of the Year at a meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education. Andersen has been teaching at OCHS since 2004, according to Kathleen Taylor, the superintendent of schools. Andersen earned a bachelor’s degree in flute performance from Indiana University and a master’s degree in deaf education from McDaniel College. / Ocean City Gazette


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Many times people with hearing loss or deafness
need to ask for an accommodation for effective communication in health care. Here, you can create such a card to use in these times, or in an emergency, to show people and explain the accommodation you prefer for effective communication. You can use the form below to create this emergency card.

Select the appropriate values from the lists. It will create a personalized emergency message to outline what you need. When finished, click on the “Create Card” button below to create your own emergency card. Print the card and keep it with your other identification cards so that it is easy for you to get to when you need it.

If you are a health care provider, please ask health consumers how they prefer to communicate with you. Become aware of this card and even share this information with others at work.

Visit this link:
Accommodation Card

http://www.healthbridges.info

The HealthBridges website offers information about behavioral health services, social services and resources available to persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing

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New Orleans, LA
NEW ORLEANS ASL INTERPRETER HELPED 'APES' LEARN TO COMMUNICATE
In "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the apes have grown smarter and more sophisticated in their communication tactics -- thanks in part to behind-the-scenes help from a New Orleans human. When moviegoers watch apes use sign language to say things like "Can destroy them. Still weak," they are seeing the results of long hours of off-screen work by local sign-language interpreter Shari Bernius with the film's cast and crew. / NOLA.com

Boise, ID
SIGNING SHAKESPEARE BRINGS NUANCES OF THEATER TO THE DEAF
The line from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" "... words, words, words ..." offers the context that most people experience when watching a play. But for people who are deaf, that context of words holds a hazy meaning, because words are only part of the equation. Instead, they experience the story, action, metaphor and nuance of theater through the physical articulation of ASL. Every movement is part of the language, says Holly Thomas-Mowery, a performing arts interpreter who coordinates the Signing Shakespeare program at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. / Idaho Statesman

New London, CT
NTD ANNUAL SUMMER AT HYGIENIC EVENT IN ITS THIRD YEAR
The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) is pleased to announce the Third Annual Summer at the Hygienic event this August 17, 20, and 24. Performance times will be at 1pm each day. Admission is free. / Hartford Courant


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Chattanooga, TN
DEAF WORLD TEAM TENNIS -- USA WOMEN TAKE SILVER MEDAL
In a three-set doubles match to determine deaf world team tennis supremacy, Chinese Taipei rallied to defeat USA, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, for a 2-1 team victory July 19 for the gold medal in the Deaf World Team Tennis Championship finals at the John Strang-Eric Voges Tennis Center at McCallie. Playing for the Maere Cup, the two countries had split singles prior to the doubles match as Lin Chia-Wen defeated Laura Chapman at No.2 singles, while Signal Mountain's Emily Hangstefer defeated Ho Chin-Mei at No.1 singles. / The Chattanoogan

Internet
MEN'S WORLD DEAF BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER REQUIRED
With registration for the World Deaf Basketball Championships having closed on July 3, World Deaf Basketball announced today on Facebook that a qualifying game would be required for the men’s competition as seventeen teams expressed interest for sixteen available spots. The established process for determining who gets the final spot is based on international ranking, which in this case necessitates a playoff between Great Britain and Poland. The qualification rules say it should be a two leg play off, and should be organized by the European Deaf Sport Organization. / ParaSport News

Milford, IN
CHILDREN ENJOY GETAWAY AT INDIANA DEAF CAMP
Indiana Deaf Camp has again returned to the Milford area, giving deaf and partially deaf children — plus their hearing siblings and children with deaf parents — fun camp experiences that have had them returning year after year both as campers and counselors. This year marks 41 years of the camp’s operations with the camp opening in 1973. It was founded by Grace Nunery and Joyce Smith, and was originally hosted at Epworth Forest before it eventually moved to Camp Alexander Mack, where it has returned for the week of July 20-25. / Stacey Page Online

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
ST. CROIX CAMP HELPS HEARING-IMPAIRED CHILDREN EXPERIENCE SUMMER
The tranquil sounds of waves rolling up against the sand, the buzzing of a busy bumble bee or the sounds of roosters crowing in the morning calling the sun to rise, are sounds that 19-year-old John James has never been able to enjoy. To help bring those experiences to James and other hearing-impaired youth, Deaf Camp St. Croix was created. / Virgin Islands Daily News


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Rochester, NY
PANARA BOTH INSPIRED AND POPULARIZED DEAF CULTURE
After Robert Panara lost his hearing from spinal meningitis at the age of 10, his parents had a neighbor take him to a New York Yankees game in the hope that he would meet Babe Ruth — and the excitement might restore his hearing. Although Mr. Panara did meet Ruth, the thrill didn't restore his hearing. But Mr. Panara's loss of hearing did not deter him. He not only went on to become one of the founders of Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf but also an inspirational teacher who made the general public aware of the richness of deaf culture. Mr. Panara died on Sunday at the age of 94 and is remembered as an educator whose influence went well beyond RIT. / Democrat and Chronicle

Austin, TX
GERTRUDE SCOTT 'GERTIE' GALLOWAY, FORMER NAD PRESIDENT
Gertrude "Gertie" Scott Galloway passed away at her home on July 17, 2014 after a battle with cancer. She was foremost a women's rights advocate, and her accomplishments confirm her determination and resolution to prove to the deaf community women's equality to men. Gertie was the first deaf superintendent of the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf in New Jersey, the first woman president of the Conference of the Educational Administrators of the Schools and Programs for the Deaf, the first woman to be elected president of the National Association of the Deaf, and the first female president of the Deaf Seniors of America, Inc. / Austin American-Statesman


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The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB's website at … http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/ where the official job announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. This job announcement is open until the position is filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION
• Provides leadership to and management of the education programs within the school, consistent with school policies and procedures;
• Responsibility for making determinations related to all positions within the School for the Deaf, including responsibility for hiring and performance evaluation;
• Fiscal responsibility for the funds allocated to all programs under their direction; and,
• Responsibility for staying abreast of current educational trends and developments in instruction, curriculum, assessment, technology and discipline as it relates to the education of K-12th grade students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing in general, and to residential schools for the Deaf in particular.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Master's Degree in Education for the Deaf/hard-of-hearing, or related field from an accredited college or university.
• Must hold, be eligible for, or able to obtain within two (2) years from hire, appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado endorsed as a Special Education Specialist: Deaf / hard of hearing or comparable endorsement.
• Must hold, be eligible for, or able to obtain within two (2) years from hire, appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado as a Professional Principal.
• Five (5) years successful experience as a teacher, administrator or similar position (preferred in the field of Deaf Education); three (3) years of administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred.
• Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced skill level, or ability to attain proficiency at that level within one (1) year of hire, as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy.

Terms of Employment: The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 210 days, July to June), beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Annual Salary Range: $82,506 to $94,021. Excellent benefits.

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
E-mail: clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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JOB OPENING
CAPTIONED TELEPHONE OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Staffed in Richmond, VA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia
currently has a full time position open for “Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator”.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service (VACTS).

Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required.
Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
Excellent presentation skills
Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects
Ability to understand and follow directions
Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:
Senior Community
Hard of Hearing Community
Able to travel alone
Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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PAHrtners Deaf Services
www.pahrtners.com/careers

www.facebook.com/deafjobs


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

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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University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Accessibility Resource Center

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Accessibility Resource Center invites nominations and applications for a fixed-term academic staff position of Dual Service Provider. UWM, a Doctoral/Research extensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university, offering a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education to its 28,000 students. The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) is located in the Division of Academic Affairs and assists the university in providing students with disabilities reasonable accommodations and promotes Universal Design and an atmosphere of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability.

The Dual Service Provider of the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC), Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, primary purpose is to ensure that students who are deaf or hard of hearing have equal access in their educational program by providing sign language interpreting and speech-to-text services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the UW System Policy on Individuals with Disabilities. This is an annual, renewable, C-Basis 9-month 100% Academic Staff position.

Completed application materials must include a letter of application addressing educational and professional level of work experience as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications; a professional resume; and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. All applications and application materials must be submitted online.

For this position, applicants are required to apply online at http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/19277. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. It is the policy of UWM to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants for employment. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

All finalists for this position will be required to participate in a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, complete an Interpreting Assessment and will be required to submit an official copy of their college transcript.

UWM is an AA/EEO Employer and is committed to diversity as an essential element in the pursuit of academic excellence.

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