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April 16, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 24

Editor: Tom Willard

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Los Angeles, CA
PHYLLIS FRELICH, DEAF ACTIVIST AND ACTRESS, DIES AT 70
Phyllis Frelich, the actress who made a groundbreaking and Tony-winning Broadway star turn in 1980 in “Children of a Lesser God,” Mark Medoff’s play — written with her and her husband’s help — about the courtship and marriage of a deaf woman and a man who can hear, died on Thursday at her home in Temple City, Calif., near Los Angeles. She was 70. Robert Steinberg, her husband, said the cause was progressive supranuclear palsy, known as PSP, a rare brain disorder whose cause is largely a mystery and for which there is no known effective treatment. / The New York Times

Washington, DC
OUR BEAUTIFUL SON, GIANNI MANGANELLI
Family statement. / YouTube

Brattleboro, VT
VCDHH BOARD VOTES TO CLOSE AUSTINE SCHOOL
The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Board of Directors has voted to close the Austine School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Williams Center in June. The board on Friday voted 8-1 after discussing the school's future in executive session for almost an hour during its monthly meeting. VCDHH President Bill Gurney said the organization will try to re-open a residential program on the campus by July 2016, renamed as the Austine Center, though he said it was too early to announce how many students would be recruited or what the program would look like. / Brattleboro Reformer

New York, NY
COPS FATALLY SHOOT DEAF QUEENS RESIDENT 'AFTER HE SHOT HIS DAUGHTER'
New York city police say a uniformed officer shot and killed an 86-year-old man after he refused to drop his gun. They say the gunman, later identified as Jack Calvello, may have shot a woman before police arrived at the scene April 12. Police say a 911 call came in at 11:16 a.m., and the caller said he had shot his daughter. Officers found a man armed with a gun and the man refused an order to drop his weapon, then pointed his gun at the officers; one of the officers then shot him. The 86-year-old Calvello, who was also deaf, was pronounced dead at a hospital. / Daily Mail

New York, NY
DEAF NEW JERSEY WOMAN WHOSE PARENTS WERE MURDERED MEETS HER MOTHER'S FAMILY
She thought she had lost them forever. Colleen Turzynski, whose parents and grandfather were stabbed to death a quarter century ago when she was just a baby in New Jersey, finally got to meet her mother's family. The joy was clear on Colleen's face as she video-conferenced with her relatives in Singapore and wiped the tears of joy from her eyes. "I was worried that you had forgotten about me," the deaf woman said through an interpreter. / NY Daily News

Newark, NJ
JERSEY CITY WOMAN, 26, IS ACCUSED OF LEAVING 2 KIDS UNATTENDED
A Jersey City woman has been accused of child abuse after she left her 11-month-old son alone in her car for 40 minutes and her 5-year-old daughter unattended outside a school for seven minutes on separate occasions, according to court documents. Both children are hearing impaired, the documents stated. Rasha Salama, 26, has been charged with two counts of child abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. / The Star-Ledger

Chicago, IL
HEARING-IMPAIRED MAN ROBBED NEAR MAYOR'S NORTH SIDE HOME
A man was robbed early Thursday morning around the corner from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home on the North Side. The 29-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk at 5:45 a.m. when a man got out of a white van, implied he had a weapon, and demanded the victim’s backpack, according to police. The victim, who is hearing-impaired, gave the man his backpack and the robber got back into his van and drive away, police said. / CBS Chicago

Washington, DC
RESOLUTION AIMS TO ASSIST DEAF COMMUNITY
In a resolution passed on April 6 concerning student accessibility on campus, the GUSA Senate asked the University to set up a funding system to bring sign language interpreters to campus without using Student Activities funding -- a reform that would lessen the burden for Georgetown’s deaf community. Presently, there is no centralized system to pay for sign language interpreters at extracurricular events, and the responsibility often falls on individual students to arrange for their own interpreters. / The Georgetown Voice

Washington, DC
DEAF PEOPLE: TELL ME MORE -- CLAUDIA GORDON
Here's a treat: a Sorenson Video Center show made public! Learn about Claudia Gordon and what it is like to work in the White House on our show "Deaf People: Tell Me More." / YouTube

Kennewick, WA
THE EYES & EARS: COUPLE WORKS TOGETHER TO SEE & HEAR
We use our eyes and our ears for just about every form of communication, but for one Kennewick couple they only have one full set between the two of them. Alejandro Vazquez is legally blind and Janie Gaunt has been deaf since the age of 12. They have been together for over a decade. This week the receiver for Gaunt's hearing implant died. They have always been each other's eyes and ears. Now, they have to work together until they find a solution. / KNDU/NBC


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Edinburgh, Scotland
DEAF SCHOOL CHIEF SACKED OVER WORKER'S ABUSE CASE
The boss of Scotland’s national deaf school has been dismissed following a probe into how allegations of a sex assault committed by one of her staff were handled. Janice MacNeill, chief executive of Donaldson’s School in Linlithgow, was suspended pending an inquiry by board members into why staff waited nearly four years to take action against youth worker William Docherty – later convicted of indecently assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a birthday party and placed on the sex offenders register. / Edinburgh Evening News

Glasgow, Scotland
SCOTS WOMAN WHO IS DEAF AND GOING BLIND VOWS TO RUN 10 RACE WITH HER MUM
Lisa Halley spent her whole life coping with being deaf, so to be told she was losing her sight as well came as a devastating blow. The 23-year-old has Usher syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that results in blindness and hearing loss. But despite having no peripheral vision and suffering from night blindness, Lisa and mum Gaynor have signed up to run the Bupa Great Women’s 10k in Glasgow next month for two charities close to their hearts. / Daily Record

London, England
ARE DEAF PEOPLE BEING LET DOWN IN HOSPITALS?
Deaf people have been going on record about difficult experiences they've had in hospitals due to lack of sign language interpreters. See Hear looks at three cases where this trauma could have been avoided had sign language interpreters, or other communication support, been provided. / BBC News

Manchester, England
DEAF ENTREPRENEURS MAKING A BIG IMPACT
Two pals who are both profoundly deaf have launched a business aimed at providing employment opportunities for deaf and disabled people. Sean Lucas and Todd Garner set up ST Cleaning in St Helens with assistance from Enterprising Merseyside – an ambitious project aimed at helping more than 500 people start their own business. / St. Helens Reporter

Middlesbrough, England
BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF DEAF CHILDREN TAUGHT TO SIGN
Brothers and sisters of deaf children are being taught sign language as part of a key project. The Child Deaf Youth Project, based in Middlesbrough, runs a scheme which teachers siblings of deaf children to sign – helping both children communicate better. The initiative has just received a £2,500 ($4,180 US) grant from Tata Steel subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise, which means it can continue into a fourth year. / The Northern Echo

Cornwall, England
DEAF OWNER LEFT IN SHOCK AS PET LAB IS ATTACKED
The owner of a chocolate labrador has spoken of her fear after seeing her pet mauled by another dog during an afternoon walk. Mother of three Georgina Osborne, 36, regularly takes her pet Charlie for walks along the St Columb because it is flat and easy to negotiate with a pushchair. But last Monday, a calm stroll with her one-year-old son Rowan turned into a nightmare when three-year-old dog Charlie was set upon by a white Staffordshire bull terrier. / Cornish Guardian

Berkshire, England
BANK APOLOGIZES FOR ASKING DEAF MAN TO PAY FOR TRANSACTION THAT HEARING PEOPLE COULD DO FOR FREE
A deaf man was told by staff at his local branch of Halifax Bank that he would need to pay a £25 admin fee if he wanted staff to resolve a simple banking problem that people who can hear would be able to do for free. Mark Hooper, was stunned when customer service staff in the branch used a compliment slip to tell him that they would charge him £25 to make a transfer – which he could do for free if he could use the telephone. / The Limping Chicken

Victoria, Australia
DEAF FOOTBALLER RISES ABOVE THE SILENCE
Kane Lovell was lining up for goal in a practice match when his opponent started mouthing off in an attempt to break his concentration. Lovell took his shot, blissfully unaware of the banter unfolding around him. He doesn’t know what it’s like to be sledged. In fact, he’s never heard the umpire’s whistle, the final siren, the wrath of a coach’s spray or the screams of his teammates calling for the ball. The 29-year-old is profoundly deaf, diagnosed when he was 14 months old. / Geelong Advertiser

Queensland, Australia
DEAF CATTLE DOG PUP ON $3,000 FLIGHT TO NEW AMERICAN HOME
A deaf Australian blue cattle dog pup is on a $3000 flight to its new owner in America who is hard of hearing, works at a school for the deaf and blind, and has a deaf boyfriend. Chevy has headed off for a big adventure abroad after being adopted from a Hervey Bay shelter by an American couple. The five-month-old rescue dog from Wide Bay Animal Rescue, was born deaf and came into the care of pet co-ordinator Marie Barnes at just six weeks old. / Sunshine Coast Daily

New Zealand
DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING NZERS 'MARGINALIZED'
Imagine if you could not access vital news and information. What would you do? At 6pm on Friday evening, 11 April 2014, this occurred as there was a total failure in the captioning of the 6pm evening news as broadcast on TVNZ’s Television One. What does this mean for New Zealanders who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing? / Voxy.co.nz

Chandrapur, India
TEENAGE DEAF AND DUMB STUDENT FOUND DEAD
A 17-year-old deaf and dumb student of a school for special children was found dead inside his hostel room under mysterious circumstances April 14. According to police, Thirupati Dudhbade was a class VIII student of government recognized school for deaf and dumb. Police said a team reached the spot after receiving information and found the body hanging from the ceiling. The body was sent to Civil Hospital for autopsy. / Business Standard

Harare, Zimbabwe
CHARLENE RELATES HER MISS DEAF ORDEAL
The decision was bold given the constraints she encountered in securing a job in Zimbabwe where deaf people face challenges in securing employment. But being gifted with a model’s frame, she braved it and journeyed across the Limpopo to Harare to prepare for the Miss Deaf Zimbabwe finals that were to be held on December 1 2013. Little did Charlene and her mother know that they were to encounter a nightmare. / The Standard

Uganda
CONGRATULATIONS TO SAM LUTALO-KIINGI, FIRST DEAF AFRICAN TO ACHIEVE A PHD IN LINGUISTICS
We are thrilled to announce the success of our graduate Sam Lutalo-Kiingi from Uganda, the first Deaf African to earn a doctorate in linguistics. His thesis is entitled ‘A Descriptive Grammar of Morphosyntactic Constructions in Ugandan Sign Language (UgSL)’, and is the first attempt at describing the morphosyntax of an African sign language, many of which are severely under-documented. / iSLanDS' blog

Muscat, Oman
SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF LAUNCHED
A special reception for the launch of the Omani Society for the Hearing Impaired took place under the auspices of Shaikh Khalid bin Omar al Marhoon, Minister for Civil Service, at the Al Noor Hall in Madinat Sultan Qaboos yesterday [April 12]. A large turnout gathered at the event and presentations were given on the importance of this new society. / Oman Observer


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Pittsburgh, PA
TWO WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS WIN DEAF TEEN AMERICA CONTEST
It was a beauty and talent contest of a different sort that had two local winners. Two juniors at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Megan Majocha and Alec Lindsay, won the recent Mr. and Miss Deaf Teen America contest. Megan and Alec, competing as a duo, went to the competition in Riverside, Calif., after being crowned Mr. and Miss Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Addison, TX
EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN SURGERY MAY HELP DEAF FRISCO GIRL HEAR
Without a single word, five-year-old Jiya Bavish of Frisco communicates pretty well. She is very interested in the world around her. Born deaf for unknown reasons, Jiya's parents wanted her to have the gift of speech. When she was 10 months old, Jiva received cochlear implants. They allowed her to hear sound for the first time, but not enough to develop speech. After years of therapy, Jiya still can't utter a single word. / WFAA

Frederick, MD
LOCAL AUTHOR SHARES MESSAGE OF ABUSE, SHAME AND REDEMPTION
When Deb Myers sat down to write her story, her intent was to show the consequences of sin, and how God extends his forgiveness to those who are remorseful for what they have done. But as she neared the completion of her early manuscript, a colleague who reviewed it pointed out that her story was not nearly finished. In fact, Myers had missed something huge that would help her reprocess her past and hopefully help others. “'Deception: A Deaf Girl’s Journey through Trust, Betrayal, Abuse, and Redemption' is about a victim of abuse who happens to be deaf. / Frederick News-Post

San Antonio, TX
LUAU BRINGS HEARING AND DEAF TOGETHER
More than 70 people gathered April 11 for the fifth annual luau hosted by the Connection Club and the American Sign Language and interpreter training department. The luau involved food, games, a costume contest and a raffle, all in a deaf-friendly environment. Melody Hull, ASL and interpreter professor, said ASL students are required to go to two deaf events. “This is a safe place for students to interact with the deaf community,” Hull said. / The Ranger

Internet
OPEN THREAD: MY DEAF GREAT UNCLE WILEY
As a deaf person myself, I take particular interest when I find deaf people in my family history. I've found a few and Wiley Spivey, the great uncle of my paternal grandfather is one of the most interesting characters in my family tree. These are bits and pieces about him that I gathered from various places on the internet and from his obituary. / Daily Kos

Washington, DC
IN DEAF PEOPLE, THE LANGUAGE THEY LEARNED AS KIDS AFFECTED BRAIN STRUCTURE
People who are deaf and those with hearing differ in brain anatomy, no surprise in that. But studies of individuals who are deaf and use ASL from birth aren't telling the whole science story. 95 percent of the deaf population in America is born to hearing parents and use English or another spoken language as their first language, usually through lip-reading. Since both language and audition are housed in nearby locations in the brain, understanding which differences are attributed to hearing and which to language is critical in understanding the mechanisms by which experience shapes the brain. / Science2.0

New York, NY
JUST 1 ROCK CONCERT OR FOOTBALL GAME MAY CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING DAMAGE
A single exposure to loud but not deafening noise may be enough to precipitate irreparable harm to nerves in the auditory system. This is the take-home from a new line of research that may help explain why many people, particularly as they age, have difficulty in picking out a conversation from a wall of background noise. Studies over the past five years in animals—with some evidence now coming from human research—are starting to overturn conventional wisdom about hearing loss. / Scientific American


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Danville, KY
KENTUCKY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF GRADUATE USES PERSONAL EXPERIENCES TO TEACH AT COLLEGE LEVEL
What started as a degree in accounting at the University of Louisville eventually led Kentucky School for the Deaf graduate Max Williamson back to Danville as an educator. "My goal was to own my own business, but I got involved within the deaf community, especially the blind/deaf community, as a volunteer," Williamson said. He began working at the Sign Lab at University of Louisville. "A good friend of mine said, 'You know, you would be a really good teacher,' and convinced me to become involved in the immersion program," he said. / The Republic

Tulsa, OK
TULSA COUPLE WORK TO REACH DEAF COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH CRU MINISTRY
A Tulsa woman and her husband are bringing a deaf ministry component to one of the world's largest campus ministries. Jenna BuPerry, an American Sign Language interpreter, and her deaf husband, Azael BuPerry, are working with Cru, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ, to reach deaf students on college campuses. Cru was started in 1951 by Bill Bright, a native of Coweta, and now has 25,000 full-time missionaries and 225,000 volunteers in 190 nations. / Tulsa World

Westminster, MD
DR. GENIE GERTZ GIVES LECTURE ON DEAF COMMUNITY AND AUDISM
Dr. Genie Gertz invited McDaniel students and the Westminster community to open their minds last Tuesday and attend her lecture, “Oppression to Audism.” Gertz, fluent in both Russian and American sign language, began her lecture by emphasizing that audism is a complicated concept. / The McDaniel Free Press

Brownsville, TX
UTB INTERPRETERS HELP HEARING-IMPAIRED STUDENTS
James Ponce needed some time to acclimate himself to his college lessons when he first arrived at the University of Texas at Brownsville. The 24-year-old, who is hard of hearing, never felt the need to use a sign language interpreter in his high school classes. “I had this mentality where I thought I didn’t need them,” Ponce said. That mentality changed after his first semester at UTB. / The Brownsville Herald


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Internet
NEW TV SHOW 'FARGO' FEATURES DEAF ACTOR RUSSELL HARVARD
Last night marked the premiere of a new TV show “Fargo,” produced by the cable network FX. It is based on the Coen brothers’ movie of the same title. Deaf actor Russell Harvard plays the role of Mr. Wrench in this new show. Harvard is someone you may remember from his starring role in “Hammer,” which is described as a coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the deaf wrestler. / Deaf Canada

Las Vegas, NV
MEGADEATH FLIES BORN-DEAF WOMAN TO VEGAS FOR HER FIRST ROCK CONCERT
Do you remember the incredibly emotional YouTube video of born-deaf Sarah Churman getting an ear implant so she could hear for the first time? Well, she is coming to Vegas to experience her first rock concert. Megadeth is flying Churman and her husband Sloan here to see Megadeth and Motorhead Thursday at the Palms, and Megadeth asked her to interview singer Dave Mustaine for a band project. / Las Vegas Review-Journal

Internet
MAKING DEAF-ACCESSIBLE GAMES -- WHY IS IT SO HARD?
For months now my home life and journalistic life have been coming together. At home I care for two deaf parents. My journalistic life revolves around reviewing and previewing titles for you fine people to read. Now they are coming together as my main coping mechanism for anything in life as well as my lifelong hobby is proving to be harder than it should be to help my disabled acquaintances enjoy. / n3rdabl3

Portland, ME
12TH ANNUAL MAINE DEAF FILM FESTIVAL OPENS APRIL 23
The University of Southern Maine’s American Sign Language Club proudly announces its 12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, to be held April 23-26. This student-organized event is the longest standing and only annual festival in the world to showcase the newest films and innovative videos by and for the Deaf Communities. All films are written, produced, created, and performed by Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and film production companies. / Foster's Daily Democrat

Berkeley, CA
ACCLAIMED 'TRIBES' GETS REGIONAL PREMIERE AT BERKELEY REP
The sound of silence echoes with meaning in "Tribes." British playwright Nina Raine got the idea for her breakthrough play from a documentary she watched about a deaf couple expecting a baby. They hoped their child would be born deaf as well. She began to wonder about the things we inherit from our parents and how families define their identity as a clan. The play makes its hotly anticipated regional premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre through May 18. / San Jose Mercury News


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El Paso, TX
JEFF FRANOEUR'S TEAMMATES PRANK HIM INTO THINKING PITCHER IS DEAF
Jeff Francoeur will never hear the end of this one. Francoeur, a former Met who's currently playing for the Padres' Triple-A affiliate El Paso Chihuahuas, was duped by his teammates into thinking that Chihuahuas pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf, in a prank that went on for a whole month before the seasoned MLB veteran finally learned the truth. / NY Daily News

Seattle, WA
DEAF-BLIND HIKER SHARES EXPERIENCES IN UW VISIT
A crowd of about 50 people, both deaf and hearing, gathered last Wednesday night to hear Roger Poulin, a Deaf-Blind man, as he shared his story of hiking more than 2,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail. “I worked for the federal government for 15 years in CIS and information sciences, but I quit that and wanted a new goal,” Poulin said. “My brother and I always loved hiking, and I decided I should hike the Appalachian Trail.” / The Daily


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You can advertise your job openings here for just $20 a week (up to 100 words, 10 cents each add'l word). To place your ad, send the announcement to mail@deafweekly.com.

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Travis County (Austin, TX) is seeking an SENIOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER to provide sign language interpreting services for consumers, staff, one-on-one appointments, group meetings, and telephone calls.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics, Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences AND 5 years interpreting services experience in a variety of situations involving individuals with special communication issues. Must have at least 3 years of court interpreting experience.

Certificates: CIC, SC: L, CSC, RSC, CT, CI, OIC CDI-P, or MCSC. BEI Court Certification or RID SC:L Certification preferred.

Job #14-01676

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:
www.TravisCountyJobs.org

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JOB OPENING

RELAY NEVADA OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Hamilton Relay currently has a full-time position open for “Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator”.

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

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 Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Nevada.

Preferred 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, public organizations , 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
* Deaf Community
* Speech Disabled

Able to travel alone
Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by April 30, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE

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PAHrtners Deaf Services
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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.
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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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ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet University has an open position for an ASL Proficiency Evaluator.

An ASL Proficiency Evaluator provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development, implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on this link to learn about the requirements to apply and the training requirements to maintain the position.

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Employment Advisor

Requisition Number: 1013BR
College/Division: National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Organization: NTID Center on Employment
Staff Job Function: Advising or Counseling
Wage Band: 115A
Employment Category: Fulltime

Detailed Job Description:

General Summary

Develop and enhance employment opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing students from NTID/RIT for both coop/internships and permanent employment.

Major Responsibilities
1. Help job seeking students prepare for co-op/internship positions and permanent jobs through advice on resume and cover letter writing, interview skill building, and other preparation techniques.
2. Teach classes, workshops, and seminars related to job seeking skills development
3. Initiate, enhance, and maintain relationships with employers throughout the nation for job development
4. Orient employers to NTID and train on working successfully with deaf persons
5. Advise Deaf/HH students regarding employment trends, career opportunities, and how to access those opportunities
6. Work closely with NTID/RIT faculty and advise them of employment trends and help in developing new curriculum
7. Maintain liaisons with appropriate personnel throughout NTID/RIT including the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services.

Other Responsibilities
Participate, as appropriate, on NTID teams and projects
1. NCE team and/or project leadership
2. Assist in training and mentoring new staff

Required Minimum Qualifications

Education
Bachelor’s degree in business, or related technical field, marketing, human resources (focus on staffing, recruiting, advising) required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.

Experience

Employment Advisor: 1-3 years in business/industry, job development, career services, or marketing.

Senior Employment Advisor: 3-5 years in business/industry or educational environment, preferably related to human resources, marketing, or career services.

NTID Center on Employment recruits and hires Employment Advisor at different levels of experience and skill in its career ladder, i.e. Employment Advisor and Senior Employment Advisor. Placement in the career ladder will be determined by experience, and skill proficiency level.

Skills

Required:
1. Strong Presentation skills, persuasive skills in marketing or sales, advising skills, group facilitation/training skills and written communication skills
2. Computer literacy skills including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, familiarity with database systems.
3. Strong organizational and detail follow-up skills
4. Ability to work in a team mode
5. Travel to conduct employer development, training, and conference exhibiting and/or participation
6. American Sign Language communication and knowledge of Deaf culture or willingness to learn.

Desired:
1. Knowledge of industry employment needs and processes

Required Minimum Education Level
BS

Preferred Education Level
Masters-Other

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://apptrkr.com/455045. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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