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May 25, 2016
Vol. 12, No. 31

Editor: Tom Willard

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Los Angeles, CA
NYLE DIMARCO RAVES OVER 'ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES' FOR THE DEAF AFTER 'DWTS' WIN
Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd blew us away week after week, and really deserved the mirror ball on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars! The model, 27, chatted with us after the May 24 finale, revealing that while yes, he needs a vacation, he feels that his whole life has been changed by the show — and in turn, he hopes to change others. “You know the one thing I can point out is this is for the seventy million deaf people in this world, that is why I am here,” Nyle told reporters, including HollywoodLife.com after the finale. / Hollywood Life

See Also NYLE DIMARCO'S INTERPRETER SERIOUSLY INJURED BEFORE THE 'DWTS' FINALE / Inquisitr

See Also DISTURBED ALLOWS DEAF DWTS CONTESTANT TO USE BAND'S COVER OF 'THE SOUND OF SILENCE' / Blabbermouth

Washington, DC
11-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS BORN DEAF AMONG NATION'S TOP SPELLERS
Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any kid, but for 11-year-old Neil Maes, being born deaf made his journey especially unlikely. After receiving cochlear implants in both ears as a baby, he had to train his brain to understand spoken words. It took countless hours of speech therapy. Now the soft-spoken kid from Belton, S.C. is officially one of the nation's top young spellers. He earned the right to take the stage with 281 others in Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. / CBS News

Osceola County, Fla.
DEAF MAN SUES OSCEOLA COUNTY OVER ACCESS TO JAIL INTERPRETER
A deaf man said he spent nearly three weeks in the Osceola County Jail because he couldn’t get an interpreter. Thomas Downing, of Pinellas County, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the county in federal court in March. The lawsuit claims jail staff mocked Downing when he made repeated written requests for an interpreter or a way to contact his family. “There was no interpreter, there was no use of telephone (and) no use of anything for him to communicate those issues why he shouldn't be in jail,” Jennifer Salter, Downing’s attorney, said. / WFTV

Ogden, UT
LAWSUIT AT OGDEN SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTS STRUGGLE TO EDUCATE DISABLED UTAH CHILDREN
A mother’s six-year conflict with the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind over her severely disabled daughter’s education has veered back into U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City. The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled May 10 the Salt Lake court must reconsider its decisions in the case of a woman who filed suit in 2013 challenging the USDB’s handling of her daughter, who is blind, hearing-impaired and has been diagnosed with autism and a cognitive impairment. / Standard-Examiner

Faribault, MN
SCHOOLS FOR DEAF AND BLIND ARE UNIQUE FARIBAULT ASSETS
They are almost as old as the state of Minnesota itself. They offer unique educational experiences that can be found in few other places. They make a difference. The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind (MSAB) are two institutions that aren't always talked about in Faribault. Perhaps, though, they deserve a spot at the top of the list of what makes this city special. / Southernminn.com

Yosemite National Park, CA
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK BRINGS BACK DEAF SERVICES AFTER CUTS
After cutting its deaf services coordinator position last year, Yosemite National Park has brought the job back and gone a step beyond to better serve its hearing impaired visitors. The park has hired its first ever year-round deaf services coordinator who is fluent in American Sign Language. Before the position was cut, it was only seasonal. / Mashable

Columbus, OH
THIEVES TAKE 4-YEAR-OLD'S HEARING IMPLANT
Thieves in Columbus got more than technology when they broke in a vehicle last week. They literally stole a young boy's ability to hear. They took the device that allows him to hear, through a cochlear implant. When you think of a crime victim, you probably don't picture 4-year-old Sora Coate. He's a charismatic and curious little boy who loves to play and smile and laugh. "He's just the best thing in my life," said Sora's mom, Laura Coate. / 13 WTHR

Taunton, MA
ALLEGED TAUNTON PIZZERIA VANDAL ALSO FINGERED BY NAIL SALON OWNER
Police arrested Edward Gendron this past week for vandalizing property, after he allegedly kicked and cracked the glass, front door of Kyrdino's Pizza. An employee at the pizzeria told cops Gendron is no stranger to the eatery, and that he often has to be escorted out when he becomes unruly. He allegedly told police he at first asked Gendron, who is hard of hearing, to leave but then had to guide him toward the front door. Gendron allegedly became agitated, yelled at the store's soda machine and then kicked and broke the door's glass. / The Taunton Daily Gazette

Palm Coast, FL
DEAF MAN ACCUSED OF EXPOSING HIMSELF TO PALM COAST GIRL
A deaf Palm Coast man was arrested Saturday after a girl accused him of exposing himself to her as she played outside her home. Mark Hall, 60, was charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition in connection with the incident and remained jailed Wednesday on $10,000 bail. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office did not specify the girl’s age in the arrest report to protect her identity but indicated she is younger than 12. / The Daytona Beach News-Journal


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Helsinki, Finland
MEET AMERICA THROUGH SIGN LANGUAGE WITH THE DEAF GLOBAL TRAVELLER JARKKO KERANEN
In the five-part series, which will begin in May, Jarkko Keränen, who was born deaf, travels from Rochester N.Y. to Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Austin, Tex., Huntsville, Ala., and finally to San Francisco, Calif. On his trip, he meets with successful professionals who use sign language. In Finland, such people have to contend with a thick glass ceiling. What kind of challenges does Jarkko have to tackle on his travels? What kind of insights does he get? / Yleisradio

Hai Phong, Vietnam
DEAF, SPEECH-IMPAIRED YOUTH ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY KILLING 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL
Police announced Saturday they arrested an 18-year-old deaf and speech-impaired boy for allegedly killing an 11-year-old girl over a personal conflict. They said Bui Viet Cuong told them that on May 13 the girl, identified only as N., threw sand in his eyes and the two began to fight. The next evening he went to the girl’s house. N. tried to shoo him away. Cuong got mad, picked up a brick and repeatedly hit her on the head with it. / Thanh Nien Daily

Saskatoon, SK Canada
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REPORT A 'VICTORY FOR THE DEAF COMMUNITY'
A Northern mom’s 6-year-old daughter still doesn’t have a diagnosis. Three families felt compelled to move to urban centers or out of province to access early childhood interventions for their deaf children. A photo shows a young man seated in what appears to be a storage room, where he spends a good part of his school day alone or with an educational assistant. These are three of the stories reported by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission in a report on access and equality for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. / Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Bristol, England
WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN DEAF ALL HER LIFE COMPLAINS HER HUSBAND EATS TOO NOISILY
When Louise Windsor's husband ask her a question, she breaks down in tears. The mother-of-three was born deaf and has spent the last four decades in virtual silence. Now, after surgery to install cochlear implants -- small devices that are fitted beneath the skin that provide a sense of hearing to a person who is dead -- she is able to hold conversations again. / Daily Mail

Dublin, Ireland
DEAF MAN BANNED FROM DONEGAL FOR HARASSING FAMILY
John McGrotty, 65, stood naked on his front lawn beside the McEniff family home, threw nails on to their driveway and made rude gestures to their children during a reign of terror, a court has heard. He had pleaded guilty to the offenses in Dungloe last week and was ordered to stay away from Dr Dara McEniff, his wife Eimear and their children. But Falcarragh District Court heard May 18 that, despite a warning from the judge last week, he had harassed Mrs McEniff again 48 hours later. / Independent

Benidorm, Spain
DEAF MUTE AND FAKE PETITION SCAMS
This is a very active scam in Benidorm. As i was waiting to pay for some food, a man that appeared to be deaf and mute walks up to me. Hands me the paper. I read it, then i ask is this a petition ... he shakes his head yes ... although i talked so fast in English ... how could he even read my lips as fast as i was going and he probably spoke Spanish. If you sign ... they will demand a donation. / TripAdvisor

Canberra, Australia
WHY DEAF PEOPLE ARE 'IN YOUR FACE!'
Recently I attended a multisports day for deaf kids organised by Deaf Sports Australia and DeafACT. What stood out most about the event was the quiet. There were no whistles blowing, half-time sirens, or competitors screaming "Pass it to me!" Just the sound of kids striving to win and laughing with delight. Such Deaf community gatherings are essential in small cities such as Canberra where deaf and hard-of-hearing children attend mainstream schools rather than special programs. / The Age

New Zealand
DEAF KIWIS TO SHARE EXCITEMENT OF THE OLYMPICS
Imagine watching some of our greatest sporting moments in history with your television on mute – no spine-tingling hakas, no emotion-filled anthems – just silence. That's the reality deaf and hard-hearing New Zealanders have had had to deal with, but thanks to new technology being readied for the Olympics, it could be an issue of the past. A high speed voice activated captioning system will see commentary at the Rio Olympics posted on free-to-air coverage with only a few seconds delay. / TVNZ

New Zealand
BRIAN JOHNSON BECAME DEAF FROM CRYSTALLIZED FLUIDS
Former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has revealed crystallized fluids which "had been eating away at my ear" accelerated the hearing loss which forced him off the road. The likeable rocker and car racing enthusiast told American radio station Sirius XM he noticed reduced hearing in his left ear after he forgot to put in earplugs at a New York race eight years ago. / New Zealand Herald

Kuching, Malaysia
CHARITY SILENT RUN TO MOTIVATE DEAF COMMUNITY THROUGH SPORTS
Experience the life of a deaf person by supporting the deaf community through its charity Silent Run on July 17 at CityOne megamall. The Silent Run is a charity event to create public awareness of the deaf community. In aid of Sarawak Deaf Sports Association, it aims to raise funds to motivate the deaf community through sports and also to build up their confidence. / The Star

Singapore
HE'S A SUPERMARKET ASSISTANT DESPITE BEING DEAF
Sunflower oil, fishball, plastic fork and sunscreen. These are words scribbled on Mr Louis Chua's notepad as he goes from aisle to aisle in the supermarket. But Mr Chua, 52, does not use his notepad for his shopping list. He uses it to communicate. Deaf and unable to speak, Mr Chua, a store assistant, communicates with his colleagues and customers by writing in his notepad or using simple hand gestures. / The New Paper

Guyana
DEAF ASSOCIATION HELPING TO FAST TRACK FIRST SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
For a very long time the approach to educating the deaf was premised on “oralism…they (educators) were teaching the deaf to speak.” This was the observation of one of the Directors of the Guyana Deaf Association, Quincy Richards, who pointed out that initial attempts at teaching the deaf did not embrace the notion of signing. He disclosed that for far too long a lot of people saw deafness as unnatural perhaps even “demonic”. “We have seen the parents of deaf children who would even lock them away,” said Richards. / Kaieteur News

Abu Dhabi
'MOST PARENTS TURN A DEAF EAR TO COCHLEAR IMPLANT'
An Emirati father whose three children are hearing impaired is urging other parents to break their silence and give voice to the issue of hearing disability. “There is nothing to hide. We don’t need to be ashamed if our children have hearing problems,” said Hadil, a government sector employee who does not want to reveal his family name. Hadil’s three children were all born deaf but have now been fitted with cochlear implants. “This is the best decision I have taken for my kids,” he said. / Gulf News

Yerevan, Armenia
WORLD INDIVIDUAL DEAF CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS IN YEREVAN
The President Serzh Sarkisian, who is also President of the Chess Federation, attended the opening ceremony of the World Individual Deaf Chess Championship on May 17 at the Tigran Petrossian Chess House. The tournament will have over 120 sportsmen participating from 24 countries, taking part in 7 subgroups. The tournament will conclude on May 26. / ANCA


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Philadelphia, PA
TO SIGN OR NOT TO SIGN? THAT'S THE QUESTION FACING DEAF CHILDREN
The invention of cochlear implants and other technologies have given many deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and children the option to hear. What, then, becomes of sign language? When the world gets too loud, 8-year-old Sophie knows what to do. "I just take the magnet off," she says. She's deaf and has had a cochlear implant that's helped her hear since she was a year old. But she knows by moving that magnet she can stop the device from bringing her sound. / NewsWorks

See Also PARENTS OF DEAF CHILDREN, STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ARGUMENT / The New York Times

Internet
FOUR THINGS PARENTS OF DEAF CHILDREN NEED TO KNOW
I can’t imagine what it feels like for parents who have to learn on the fly when their child is first identified as Deaf. You get bombarded with all of this medical information before you can adequately process what’s happening. It’s incredibly stressful. It doesn’t have to be. Here’s a list of four things parents of Deaf children need to know. / The Huffington Post

Roanoke, VA
RESEARCHER CROWNED MS. WHEELCHAIR VIRGINIA
Laura Tollin’s motto is adapt, or perish. Born deaf and with a degenerative neurological disease, Tollin, of Blacksburg, worked with translators at Virginia Tech to earn a degree in Biology in 2001 and is currently a researcher at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. When the disease took her ability to walk unassisted about five years ago, Tollin learned to successfully navigate life in a wheelchair. / The Roanoke Times

Oklahoma City, OK
MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSE OFFERED FOR THE DEAF IN OKLAHOMA CITY
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City's Center for Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the first time will offer for deaf participants a specialized section of its basic motorcycle rider course. The specialized course will take place June 24-26. Sponsored through a grant from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, the course will cover motorcycle operation, avoiding obstacles, street strategies and more. / The Oklahoman


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Clearwater, FL
ZVRS ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITION TO FAMILY: GREG HLIBOK
ZVRS, a video relay service provider, has announced the appointment of Gregory Hlibok, Esq., as the company’s new general counsel and compliance officer. Greg brings unique expertise and vast experience in regulatory and leadership to ZVRS’s management team. Prior to joining ZVRS, Greg served as the Chief of Disability Rights Office in Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. / ZVRS

Stamford, CT
DEAF UBER DRIVER BUILDS STRONG REPUTATION
For any Metro-North commuters donning ear buds this week for the ride home from Manhattan, after reserving an Uber driver to meet them at the Stamford Transportation Center, it is possible that it will be Paul Ditimi who arrives to shuttle them home on the last leg of the trip. That Ditimi will be there to do so is a testament to his perseverance — and to the company that heard him loud and clear when Ditimi put his mind to proving that he could excel despite his deafness. / Stamford Advocate

St. Louis, MO
DEAF SON INSPIRES WASHINGTON U. GRAD TO UNTANGLE THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE
People generally pursue advanced degrees for prestige, better jobs and higher pay. Carmen Valero-Aracama just wants to understand her child better. Friday morning, she’ll be one of 3,000 students to graduate from Washington University. Her doctorate in audiology will be her second doctoral degree. She earned her first in horticulture years ago, but this one carries special meaning. Her son, Luca Bostick-Valero, is deaf. “Everything I do is for him,” she said. / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

San Francisco, CA
DEAF FEMALE LATINA ENTREPRENEUR-LED COMPANY BECOMES FIRST EDTECH TO USE TITLE III OF THE JOBS ACT
On Monday Veditz made history by becoming the first education company to use Title III of the American JOBS Act. The JOBS Act was passed by Congress to increase start-ups' access to capital, by allowing all people, no matter how wealthy, to invest as little as $100 in start-ups they love. Veditz serves the world's 70 million Deaf population and is working to improve education attainment & employability of the Deaf worldwide and will use proceeds to expand operations. / PRNewswire

Little Rock, AR
UALR GETS $1.2M FOR INTERPRETER PROGRAM
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its interpreter education program. UALR will collaborate with Tulsa Community College to bring students into the program where they're trained to become interpreters for the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The five-year grant will be used to recruit students into the program and provide scholarships. / THV11.com

Orlando, FL
KARL THE DEAF COURTHOUSE THERAPY DOG HELPS KIDS TESTIFY
The juvenile justice center in Orlando is buzzing with activity from law enforcement, lawyers, reporters, and photographers. But when Karl, the white Boxer in a blue hat, walks into the room, everyone glances at him at least once. Karl doesn’t seem to notice anyone. But then he is deaf. Karl has a special function at the center of it all. The 5-year-old dog is not here for the adults but for the children – specifically, those testifying in cases. He is a courthouse therapy dog. / Dogster


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Los Angeles, CA
'SPRING AWAKENING' LAUNCHES CROWD-FUNDING CAMPAIGN TO PERFORM ON THE TONY AWARDS
Deaf West Theatre's recent Broadway production of "Spring Awakening," which was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards, has announced a crowd-funding campaign to support the cost of rehearsing and performing a number from the show on the 2016 Tony Awards, which will be broadcast June 12 on CBS. Fans of the critically acclaimed production can visit GetSpringOnTheTonys.com to read more about this initiative. The campaign is seeking to raise $200,000 by June 11. / Playbill

Boston, MA
BROOKLINE ACTOR STARS IN NEW PLAY
In Craig Lucas' play "I Was Most Alive with You" – performed both in English and ASL – Steven Goldstein’s character is a TV writer, a recovering alcoholic, and the adoptive father of Knox, a deaf gay man in his 30s who is also a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. Over Thanksgiving dinner, Knox expresses gratitude for three things he once thought were curses: being alcoholic, being Deaf and being gay. After a serious accident, however, Knox and his family are tested. / Belmont Citizen-Herald

Los Angeles, CA
DEAF ARTIST SHARES EXPERIENCES
Village Room 8209 at Los Angeles Pierce College was filled to capacity. Canvases laid across desks as students’ painted reds, yellows and blues across them, taking silent cues from the woman at the front of the class along with verbal cues from one of the interpreters in the room. Nancy Rourke, a Deaf artist from Colorado, came to share her experiences and spread the word of a Deaf culture movement. / The Roundup News

Houston, TX
YOUNG HOUSTON DANCER ISN'T LETTING HEARING IMPAIRMENT STOP HER
Shyla Beck has been dancing since she was three. She's now 10. "I think it is a confidence booster," says her mother Saunya Beck. Just like "Dancing with the Stars" finalist Nyle DiMarco, she's hearing impaired. She's able to hear with implants. But without them, her mom tells us it's completely silent. "Even when she was young, any time music would come on she would dance around," Saunya Beck said. She's one of more than 200 students at Starlight Studio in League City. / abc13.com

Internet
THIS SHIRT CAN HELP DEAF PEOPLE FEEL MUSIC
Tech-infused fashion isn’t just about looking good—it can have some groundbreaking uses too, as a company called CuteCircuit is proving. The London-based tech-fashion firm, which has recently provided Katy Perry with (literally) flashy outfits, has just successfully tested a shirt that can help deaf people feel the music they cannot hear. / Fortune


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Milan, Italy
MATT HAMILL SUFFERED A QUICK KO LOSS IN HIS VENATOR DEBUT ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Matt Hamill made his Venator Fighting Championship debut on Saturday night against fellow UFC veteran Sokoudjou. The fight did not last long with Sokoudjou taking just 37 seconds to dismantle Hamill's chin with heavy haymakers to earn himself a TKO victory -- his 11th knockout in 17 professional wins. / JOE.co.uk

Cedar Rapids, IA
'SIGNS' MEAN SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO OUTFIELDER DANIEL KIHLE
As far as backgrounds go, Daniel Kihle rates toward the top in the Cedar Rapids Kernels clubhouse when it comes to most interesting. The 22-year-old outfielder from Wichita State is proficient at sign language. “When I played in the (summer) Cape Cod League, I saw a person who was deaf,” he said. “So I went out and talked to her. . I think it brightened her day a little bit." / The Gazette

Brunswick, GA
DEAF GOLFERS COMING TO JEKYLL ISLAND
A golf tournament is coming to Jekyll Island for the first time where the gallery won’t hear participants yell “fore” if they hit an errant shot. The golfers are participating in the Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association Tournament, which is being played in Georgia for the first time in the tournament’s 47-year history, said Rita King, one of the tournament’s organizers. She said deaf golfers from 10 states as far as Maryland have already signed up. / The Brunswick News

Glenwood Springs, CO
BLIND AND DEAF MAN HIKES UP TO ADVENTURE PARK 409 TIMES IN PAST 8 YEARS
Nick Isenberg, born in Schenectady, N.Y., has lived in Colorado for several years. He's legally blind and deaf from a heart attack many years ago but that hasn't stopped him from hiking 409 times up to the park in the span of eight years. After the heart attack he decided exercise was the best cure. He tried riding up the gondola, and going down but that was too hard on his knees, so with his cane he hiked back up with a bit of a struggle. / WesternSlopeNow


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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH, PHILADELPHIA, 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! E.O.E.

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.

Case Managers for Residential or Community Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full time; Glenside location. Minimum HS diploma with 12 credits in social sciences required.

Residential Program Director
– 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 required.

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents
- Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum of one years’ related experience required.

Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor - Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum BA/BS in human services required.

Outpatient Therapist with Residential Treatment Facility
– Full time; Glenside location. Minimum MA/MS in human services required. Must have LCSW or LPC in PA. Minimum 1 year experience in mental health.

Educational / Staff Interpreter
- Full Time; Philadelphia location. Minimum AA with minimum 3 years’ experience required.

Staff Nurse
– Full time; Glenside location. Minimum BSN/RN required.

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

Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Joel Skelton, Assistant Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: jskelton@pahrtners.com Fax: 215.392.6065

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Come Work With The Best!

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: $12 for per diem shifts and $14 for PT/FT shifts.

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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.

Community Crisis Stabilization Clinician:  Provide mental health and substance abuse services.
• Qualifications: MA and 2 years’ experience. 

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.

Mobile Clinician: Provide clinical supervision and rehabilitative direction to individuals who carry a diagnosis of mental illness, assist in the coordination of services, provide clinical leadership.
• Qualifications: MA and 1 year experience; or BA/BS and 3 years’ experience.

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.

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

Visit www.advocates.org/careers to apply today!
Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

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Careers at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB)

TEACHER OF THE DEAF:

American Sign Language (ASL) positions: Two (2) new vacancies; Family-Centered Early Education Program, birth to 8 years and School for the Deaf, grades 3rd -12th.

Positions report to a Program Administrator, and are responsible to provide ASL and standards-based instruction and support to students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing. Also support teaching staff and parents. Interested persons please visit the CSDB website http://www.csdb.org/careers-2/classified-3/ view the complete official job announcement and to apply online.

Annual employment contract currently 195 days, August to June beginning 2016-2017 school year. Salary based upon appropriate education and experience. Excellent Benefits!

Contact information: Human Resources Office
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903

E-mail: HumanResources@csdb.org; (719) 578-2115 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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The Northeast Arc, an established Human Service agency recognized for its creative approach and state of the art services for persons with disabilities is seeking candidates for the position of Residential House Director. Ideal candidates will have fluency in ASL and deep understanding of deaf culture. The Residential House Director will be overseeing a five person home for adults with Intellectual Disabilities and are deaf.

Job Responsibilities:
Excellent managerial skills as the director will be overseeing direct support professionals, relief staff and other support professionals.
Be a creative person with strong organizational skills that can assist individuals in achieving their personal goals.
Provide supportive assistance in a caring environment focusing on maintaining health and along with community and social networks.
Experience with working with families, DDS and other outside agencies is also required.

Requirements:
BA/BS in a related field.
At least 2 years supervisory experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as fluency in American Sign Language.
Strong commitment to providing excellent quality of care.
Strongly prefer someone with First Aid, CPR and MAPS but willing to train

Benefits:
Excellent health and dental benefits offered as well as a 403b, tuition reimbursement, career development/ seminars, short term disability, life insurance, generous time off and competitive pay!!!

For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and your resume.

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The Northeast Arc is one of the oldest and most innovative agencies in the state serving children and adults with disabilities.

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