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July 9, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 36

Editor: Tom Willard

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Grand Junction, MI
DEAF TEENAGER STRUCK BY HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER WHILE RIDING BIKE
A deaf teenager in Grand Junction said that he is lucky to be alive after being struck by a hit-and-run driver last week. Jeffery Scott Franklin, 17, was riding his bike near his home last Wednesday when he said that a pick-up struck him. Franklin said that he saw the truck swerving between the lanes on the road at about 6:30 p.m., and next thing he knew he was laying on the side of the road. “I’m happy to be okay,” he said. / FOX 17

Madison, WI
WRPS SETTLES WRESTLING HARASSMENT SUIT
The insurer for the Wisconsin Rapids Public School District has agreed to a “six-figure” settlement to end a lawsuit brought by a bullied Lincoln High School wrestler. The now 19-year-old was humiliated, had lost all confidence in himself after being subjected to sexual abuse by teammates and transferred to Port Edwards High School after a year at LHS, his attorney Christine Bremer Muggli said. Since then, he has graduated from the Wisconsin School for the Deaf and has a scholarship to a leading university for the deaf. / Wisconsin Rapid Tribune

Seattle, WA
CITY SETTLES IN FIREFIGHTER'S SUIT OVER HEARING DAMAGE FROM SIREN
Veteran firefighter Rodney Bingham was standing near the firehouse doors, pulling on his gear and preparing to climb onto an engine headed out to a call, when he felt a “knifelike pain in his ears,” his attorney said. The fire captain for the station had pressed the button to activate the engine’s siren while Bingham was four feet away from the truck’s bumper, according to a lawsuit filed against the city by Bingham. The captain’s action caused permanent damage to Bingham’s hearing and cost the city nearly a half-million dollars. / The Seattle Times

Harris County, TX
GIRL, DEAF MAN HOSPITALIZED AFTER FIRE BREAKS OUT IN HOME
Four people were injured Tuesday afternoon after a fire broke out at a northwest Harris County home. A grandfather was working in the front yard when he noticed smoke coming from the house. He got a ladder and broke out a second story window in an attempt to rescue his 43-year-old son. "I went and got my extension ladder because my son was asleep upstairs and he's deaf ... and he didn't know anything was happening," said James Osteen, the owner of the house. / KPRC Houston

Grand Haven, MI
COAST GUARD FREES 15 PEOPLE, 13 OF THEM DEAF, FROM BOAT ON GRAND RIVER
The U.S. Coast Guard says an overnight cellphone conversation with a 13-year-old girl led its crews to a grounded pontoon boat carrying 15 people, 13 of them deaf and four lacking medicine for medical conditions. The Coast Guard says that a commercial salvage boat sought Coast Guard help about 1:15 a.m. Saturday in finding a boat that reported trouble in western Michigan’s Grand River near Grand Haven. / Detroit Free Press

Aspen, CO
DEAF CAMP PICNIC, SET FOR JULY 17-19, CANCELS RICKY SKAGGS
The Deaf Camp Picnic has been forced to cancel Ricky Skaggs’ performance and relocate because it has not sold enough tickets in advance. The picnic, July 17 through 19, is an annual fundraiser for the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. “We mutually agreed that Ricky would not come, because he didn’t want to play to an empty crowd ... (and he) also wanted to help the camp by not extending the camp’s expenses,” said Lesa Thomas, executive director of the camp. / Aspen Times

Manhattan, KS
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS 'SHAKE IT' DURING SHOW
For the past 10 years, Country Stampede fans might have noticed a group of men and women who stand off to the side of the stage on a platform and use American sign language during the performances. "(People) are very surprised, they're very caught off-guard," said Susie Stanfield, the festival's sign language interpreter supervisor. "Even though we have it on the (Country Stampede) website, we just have trouble getting the word out." / The Associated Press

Jacksonville, IL
175TH ANNIVERSARY OF ILLINOIS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is among the guests honoring the 175th anniversary of the Illinois School for the Deaf and Visually Impaired. The school offers tuition-free education to more than 400 children in pre-k through high school, largely through state funds. Topinka congratulated school leaders on their impact in the community and stressed the importance of funding. "I'm just always awed by it, I really am," Topinka said. / WICS

Washington, DC
FCC ANNOUNCES ASL CONSUMER SUPPORT LINE
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has developed the ASL Consumer Support Line to better accommodate deaf and hard of hearing consumers. The technology allows deaf and hard of hearing consumers to communicate via video call with a consumer specialist at the FCC to address their problems or questions immediately. / Canyon News


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Linlithgow, Scotland
'TOXIC' CULTURE AT SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL DEAF SCHOOL
Scotland’s national deaf school is mired in a “toxic” culture of endemic bullying, lack of transparency and incompetence, senior staff have claimed. Five key staff members are still waiting for final resolution of a collective grievance lodged with Donaldson’s School more than a year ago to highlight management failings and call for change. One of those involved has warned the Linlithgow-based institution – Scotland’s national school for children who are deaf or have hearing difficulties – is in “crisis." / Edinburgh Evening News

Dublin, Ireland
IRISH DEAF SOCIETY PRODUCES VIDEO SHOWING WHY ADVOCACY SERVICE SHOULDN'T BE SCRAPPED
A decision by the Department of of Environment, Community and Local Government resulted in the immediate closure of the The Irish Deaf Society’s National Advocacy Service for Deaf people. The service was operational for the past eleven years and was used by over 5,000 people in Ireland. IDS produced this video to show exactly what the advocacy did for deaf people on a day-to-day basis. / The Journal

Buckinghamshire, England
DEAF MUM WRITES ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE OF BRINGING UP A CHILD WITH DISABILITIES
Following the popularity and success of her personal blog, The Mostyn-Thomas Journal, Melissa Mostyn from Wendover has launched her first e-book, "My Daughter and I." Receiving five star reviews on Amazon, Melissa’s compelling book has already been a huge success. Melissa, who is pre-lingually deaf, shares her personal story and the developmental progress of her first child Isobel, who has cerebral palsy and associated disabilities. / Bucks Free Press

Toronto, ON, Canada
SIGNS RESTAURANT AIMS TO EMPOWER THE DEAF COMMUNITY
A restaurant employing members of the deaf community is opening soon in Toronto. According to Eater Toronto, Signs Restaurant will ask customers to order food and drink using sign language. The Star notes that diners will have assistance from "cheat book" that "illustrates how to sign menu items." The restaurant plans to serve "contemporary Canadian and international dishes" plus several game dishes and a wine menu. / Eater

Windsor, ON, Canada
NOT ENOUGH SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS IN WINDSOR
A shortage of sign language interpreters can leave Windsor’s deaf community without adequate support during important legal and medical appointments. “The more often that people call for an interpreter and get told no, they start to call less,” said Christie Reaume, a full-time interpreter for the Canadian Hearing Society in Windsor. In Windsor, there are two full-time interpreters working for the Canadian Hearing Society, and five freelancers who work nights and weekends and are on call for emergencies. / Windsor Star

Calais, France
EMOTIONAL SCENES AS 7 IRISH DEAF WOMEN COMPLETE SWIM ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
There were emotional scenes in Calais, France July 7 as seven Irish Deaf women celebrated completing their swim across the English Channel for charity. The women were raising money for the Irish Deaf Women Group. The group is a voluntary no- profit organization that aims to provide information, events, workshops and services in Irish sign language to empower Deaf women across Ireland. / The Limping Chicken

Germany
GERMAN FANS FLOCK TO READ LOW'S LIPS
Julia Probst, a 32-year-old deaf blogger, rose to fame during the 2012 European Championship by lip-reading the sideline directives and occasional expletives of coaches and players. The normally mild-mannered Germany coach Joachim Loew has been Probst's favorite target to decipher, and his exasperated directives often find their way to her Twitter account. Football fans have flocked to her Twitter feed, with 27,500 followers reading what their heroes say on the pitch during Germany's matches. / The World Game

Victoria, Australia
DEAF SOCIAL CLUB TO CELEBRATE 40TH BIRTHDAY
After 40 years, Ballarat’s Deaf Social Club is going strong, and will hold a party on July 26 to celebrate its success. Club president Lisa Taylor said it was a big occasion for the group, which was founded by Robert Cook, one of her teachers at the Ewing House School for Deaf Children, in 1974. Since the 1970s, the club has served as a hub for many of the region’s deaf residents, and has welcomed people from all over Victoria. / The Courier

Mbabane, Swaziland
SOUTH AFRICA CONFIRMS MISS DEAF AFRICA PARTICIPATION
South Africa has confirmed its participation at the upcoming Miss Deaf Africa pageant which will be hosted at the end of September. It was previously alleged that there was misunderstanding between Miss Deaf Africa and South Africa directors but it was all swept under the carpet after the directors met to discuss and settle their disputes. / Observer

Mumbai, India
DEAF SCHOOL STUDENT MOLESTED BY PRINCIPAL
In a shocking case, a 13-year old girl student of a reputed Prabhadevi-based school for deaf and aphasic has alleged that she was molested by her school principal. Based on the complaint filed by the victim, the Dadar police, on Wednesday, arrested the principal and a teacher for their alleged involvement in the offence. The teenager alleged that she was molested on numerous occasions and was again subjected to the horrendous experience four days ago. / DNA

Mumbai, India
MORE STATEMENTS RECORDED IN DADAR MOLESTATION CASE
The Dadar police on Friday recorded the statements of two more girls of the Stephen High School for Deaf and Aphasic in Dadar, west. These girls are also hearing-impaired like the complainant who filed the complaint on July 2 and the two other girls whose statements were recorded on Thursday. The girls are aged 13 and 20 respectively. / Free Press Journal

Ahmedabad, India
'SOHUM' A BABY-FRIENDLY DEVICE FOR MASS SCREENING NEWBORNS TO DETECT HEARING IMPAIRMENT
Neeti Kailas, a graduate from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, is working with Nitin Sisodia, a fellow of Stanford Biodesign India, on 'Sohum' a baby-friendly device for mass screening newborns to detect hearing impairment. The device is a solution for mass screening newborns for hearing loss in resource-poor settings to prevent loss of speech. / DNA

Bangalore, India
HEARING-IMPAIRED ARTISTS EXPRESS EMOTIONS ON CANVAS
It was an art exhibition with a difference. Forty diverse paintings by hearing-impaired artists left visitors impressed at Chitrakala Parishat on Tuesday. The artworks were based on different themes and were full of life, said artist S G Vasudev. Rana M Philip, chairman, Cheshire Homes India, National Council, said, "I am impressed by the professionalism and artistic ability of these hearing-impaired youngsters." / The Times of India


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New York, NY
CAN DIGITAL DEVICES REPLACE INTERPRETERS?
Last week, the Internet was buzzing with news of a new device called Google Gesture, a wristband which could reportedly translate sign language into spoken language in real time. The viral clip turned out to be just a concept video released by a group of marketing students in Sweden, but it stirred up some interesting discussions about the role of technology in cross-cultural communication. / The Huffington Post

San Francisco, CA
ADVOCATES FOR BLIND, DEAF WANT MORE FROM APPLE
Advocates are debating whether to use a carrot or a stick to persuade one of their oldest allies, Apple Inc, to close an emerging digital divide in mobile technology. As digital life increasingly moves to the world of smartphones and tablets, some disabled people with visual, hearing and other impairments are feeling more left out than ever. Many disabled advocates believe federal law requires that apps be accessible, but courts have not ruled on the issue. / Reuters

Salt Lake City, UT
UTAH PROGRAM HELPS DEAF BABIES TO HEAR
Genevieve "Evie" Shawcroft was born with hearing loss, giving her what doctors said was little chance of normal development without the help of hearing aids. But the estimated $3,000 to $5,000 cost for the equipment was almost more to bear than the diagnosis itself, said Evie's mom, Ashley Shawcroft. She came across an article about a new Children's Hearing Aid Pilot Program, which was approved by Utah lawmakers in 2013 and is enrolling children up to age 3 for free hearing aids. / Deseret News

Bainbridge Island, WA
NEW SYSTEM AT THE LIBRARY AIDS THE HEARING IMPAIRED
The Bainbridge Public Library is making some noise on behalf of the island’s hearing impaired, and everyone should be able to hear it just fine. Made possible by a grant from the Rotary Club of Bainbridge, the library has installed a hearing loop system to better enable islanders with hearing loss to attend and participate in the many diverse events held in the large Community Room. / Bainbridge Island Review

Pittsburgh, PA
SPINAL MENINGITIS ROBS CENTER TEEN'S HEARING, BUT COCHLEAR IMPLANTS TURN THAT LOSS INTO A GAIN
It was winter 2000, and Bernie and John Girata were sitting in the office of an audiologist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. [Subscription required.] / The Times


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Great Falls, MT
MONTANA SCHOOL FOR DEAF AND BLIND NAMES SUPERINTENDENT
Donna Sorensen has been named the superintendent for the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Board of Public Education announced Monday. Sorensen has been the outreach director for the school since 2012. Sorensen previously worked as an assistant principal and as the distance learning coordinator for the Washington School for the Deaf. / Great Falls Tribune

Oklahoma City , OK
DEAF-BLIND MAN FINDS SUCCESS AT WAREHOUSE JOB
Peter Broussard, 27, was born completely deaf and is legally blind, but has been able to find work with Cintas cleaning floor mats with the with the help of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. The job helps him support his wife and two sons, ages four and six months. A smile spreads across his face when he talks about his job. “I love it here,” he said. / The Oklahoman

Erwinville, LA
HEARING-IMPAIRED MAN COMMUNICATES WITH HORSES THROUGH MASSAGE
Joseph Lockwood dragged his thumb and forefinger in the shape of a U across the back of his patient, trying to find tension spots on the 16-year-old rambunctious horse named Champ. Passing cars and big rigs caught Champ’s attention, but the sounds never bothered the 20-year-old massage therapist because he couldn’t hear them. Lockwood has been deaf since he was 2 years old. / The Advocate

Provo, UT
OREM STUDENT TRAINING IN PRESTIGIOUS SIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Kristy Mathisen, an Orem resident and UVU graduate, is one of only 12 in the United States to be accepted to the Video Relay Service Interpreting Institute's summer session. It started in June in Salt Lake City. Graduation from the 12-week program will be at the end of August. "I feel super lucky every day," Mathisen said. "It really is an amazing program." / Daily Herald

Tuscaloosa, AL
DEAF TEENS TO PERFORM SERVICE PROJECTS
A group of deaf and hearing-impaired students from across the country will be in Tuscaloosa this week to do several community service projects. Mike Green, executive director of Tuscaloosa Youth for Christ, said the students are on a “Deaf Teen Quest,” which is a YFC ministry designed to help the students build life-changing relationships and take them out of their comfort zones. “Deaf and hard-of-hearing teenagers face the same struggles as their hearing peers, yet without many of the same support systems,” he said. / Tuscaloosa News

Opelousas, LA
SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE OPEN TO FIRST RESPONDERS
The St. Landry-Evangeline United Way is offering a five-week sign language training course for first responders. Classes will be held each Saturday from July 19 to Aug. 16 in the United Way office in Opelousas. The cost is $125 plus a $25 registration fee to cover supplies and materials. “We did this a couple of years ago and got a good response,” said Ginger LeCompte with the United Way. / Daily World


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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.

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Silver Spring, MD
SILVER SPRING PLAYER IS DEAF PITCHER, MLB PROSPECT
Since his youth baseball days, Brandon Holsworth has always had help on the diamond. This summer, as the ace of the Silver Spring Spring-Takoma Park Thunderbolts, he's showing he might not need it. Holsworth, a deaf pitcher from Gallaudet University, is dominating his competition in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. The 6-foot-4, towering right-hander has a team-best three wins and 1.27 earned-run average, leading the Silver Spring pitching staff despite playing without college teammate and interpreter Danny O'Donnell for part of the summer. / The Gazette

Darien, IL
HINSDALE BADMINTON PLAYER'S GOAL IS DEAFOLYMPICS
Her appearance in the state finals last month clearly announced that Hinsdale South freshman Judy Yang probably will be the badminton player to beat for the next three years. Yang lost in the finals of the IHSA State Tournament, 22-20, 21-13 to defending champion Stephanie Lin, a Lyons junior. Born completely deaf, Yang is ranked 19th in the country by the US Badminton Association. / Chicago Tribune

Lincoln, NE
SALTDOGS CELEBRATE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING COMMUNITY
For must of us, a night at the ballpark means the sights, the smells and the sounds of a baseball game. That's not true for everyone. Monday night, the Lincoln Saltdogs hosted "Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Night." Dozens of hearing-impaired fans made their way to Haymarket Park for the first event of its kind hosted by the organization. "Baseball is fun because it's all action," Mike Brummer said. "You can watch the action and really be involved in the game." / KLKN

Hollister, CA
BIKER AT RALLY: 'WE LOOK FOR DEAF PEOPLE BY SIGN'
Thomas Tweedie and friend Chris Bello have a reliable strategy for finding other deaf riders at events like the Hollister Rally. “We look for deaf people by sign,” Tweedie said on the first day of the three-day rally in downtown Hollister. Tweedie rode here from Anza, and Bello from San Diego. They came across three other deaf bikers Friday. The five of them sat inside a coffee shop and signed with one another from behind a glass window with a front-row seat of rally commotion on San Benito Street. / Hollister Free Lance

San Antonio, TX
SAN ANTONIO TO HOST 2015 WORLD DEAF SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The USA Deaf Swimming organization today announced that San Antonio Texas has been selected to host its top international meet – the 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships slated for August 17-22, 2015. The San Antonio Northside Independent School District’s Northside Swim Center will host the competition and is truly set to become the focal point of American and International swimming in 2015. / SwimSwam


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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting for you! E.O.E.

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

Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities –
Full Time, Part Time, On Call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs -
Full Time; Glenside location

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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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:
Classroom Teacher

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success. Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests. Write and implement student IEPs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or in a content area. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience working with Deaf students. Advanced Rating on the SLPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, sex, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:
Residential Counselor

TO BE FILLED BY: September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises assigned residential students in dormitory setting
Provides general supervision during the out of school hours for a group of deaf students to insure a climate for intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
Provides training, guidance, and counseling for a group of deaf students in the areas of: social interaction, personal hygiene, responsibility and freedom, homework; making constructive use of leisure time; and respect for privacy and belongings of others and self.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree in Child Development or Associate's Degree in Human Services with experience working with deaf children
Advanced Rating on the SLPI

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, sex, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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