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August 6, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 40

Editor: Tom Willard

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Gloucester City, NJ
NEW JERSEY BOY STARTS LEMONADE STAND IN HOPES OF BUYING HEARING AIDS
A 9-year-old New Jersey boy is making quite a name for himself in his community because of his very profitable lemonade stand. The money is for him, but he’s not saving up for a new video game. Instead, he launched a lemonade stand in hopes of raising enough money to buy new hearing aids. Logan Phelps has been wearing hearing aids since he was 5-year-old and they need to be replaced. The hearing aids are expensive, costing 3-6 thousand dollars, and insurance only covers a very small amount. / MyFoxPhilly.com

Washington, DC
LAWMAKER WANTS TRIAL PROGRAM FOR DEAF TO SERVE IN AIR FORCE
A lawmaker who advocates for the deaf is calling for a trial program that would allow a small number of hearing impaired to serve in the Air Force. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., introduced in the House on Wednesday legislation that would give 15 to 20 people who are deaf or hard of hearing but otherwise fit for military duty the chance to serve their country. / Air Force Times

Washington, DC
FEDS TO MANDATE 'TEXT-TO-911' RULES FOR APPS
Regulators are working to make sure cellphone users can reach 911, even in situations where they can't make a call. Next week, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on requiring wireless companies and messaging apps to allow cellphone users to send texts to 911 by the end of the year. Earlier this year, the FCC voted on a policy statement regarding text-to-911, which FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hailed as a step forward for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. When that item passed, Wheeler said — signing along in ASL — “this is just the beginning.” / The Hill

Wise, VA
VIRGINIA RELAY CENTER WORKERS HOST RECEPTION, GIRD FOR MORE BATTLES AHEAD
Virginia Relay Center employees took a respite from their job security worries on Friday by staging a community appreciation reception at The University of Virginia's College at Wise, with the knowledge that bigger battles loom. Communications giant AT&T has long operated the assistance facility in Norton, but in recent years has signaled — with a series of one-year contract extensions with the state — that it intends to get out of the relay business altogether. / Kingsport Times-News

Washington, DC
FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON THE NATIONAL DEAF-BLIND EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
On August 1, 2014, the FCC released a Public Notice asking for comments about the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. The NDBEDP is a program that the FCC established as directed by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. Comment Deadline: August 22, 2014 / Southeast ADA Center

Hartford, CT
FOLEY ADS NOT REACHING THE HEARING IMPAIRED
With Connecticut’s gubernatorial election less than three months away, Republican candidate Tom Foley may have been failing to reach a specific margin of the state’s citizens — those who can’t hear. Foley’s television commercials have not been closed captioned this year while Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s TV spots have. A spokesman for Foley’s campaign said that the absence of closed captioning in their advertisements was not intentional. The campaign is now in the process of adding them, he said. / CT News Junkies

Lake Villa, IL
GIRL SCOUT TROOP BRINGS DELIGHT FOR DEAF MEMBERS
Kim Olsen couldn't help but smile as she looked out a window to watch her daughter participate in a Girl Scout troop flag ceremony. Olsen's 5-year-old daughter, Emily, has bilateral cochlear implants. What had Olsen smiling was seeing Emily have fun like other children her age because she's in Girl Scout Troop 40735, which caters to the deaf and hard of hearing. "She's always so super excited," Olsen said. / The Daily Journal

Grand Island, NE
DEAF SHELTER DOG THAT LEARNED SIGN LANGUAGE IS ADOPTED BY DEAF WOMAN
Shelter dogs have a hard enough time getting adopted. But finding a good home was especially difficult for a boxer mix named Rosie. The 4-year-old dog is deaf. Dogs with disabilities can often be overlooked at pet shelters, and Rosie was no exception. Rosie waited at the Central Nebraska Humane Society… and then waited some more. Realizing the only way she could communicate was to sign, humane society workers began to teach this special dog sign language. / Examiner

Hendersonville, TN
VIDEO PHONE INSTALLED FOR DEAF STUDENTS
New technology at Hendersonville High School allows deaf students to make phone calls in their native language — sign language. The first video phone in a Sumner County school was recently installed at the school. Previously, if a deaf student was in an emergency, he would have to ask someone who knows sign language to make a phone call. Sorenson Communications installed the equipment in the school’s deaf education room. / The Tennessean

Huntington, WV
BORN DEAF AND MUTE, LOCAL PRESCHOOL GRADUATES CAN NOW HEAR AND SPEAK
It wasn't too long ago, that infants born deaf and mute could only grow up with sign language and a struggling voice to communicate. That was then, this is now. At a preschool graduation Wednesday, families call this school's work a miracle. Clara Johnson, Ella Quisenberry and Rylee Collins were all either born with or quickly developed profound deafness. As infants or toddlers the trio came to Marshall University's Luke Lee Listening Language and Learning Lab. That's where they were fitted with cochlear implants. / WOWK

League City, TX
MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING LIBRARY USING SERVICE FOR HEARING IMPAIRED
A man is accused of making a threat that led to the evacuation of a League City library Monday. Investigators say a call came into the Helen Hall Library shortly before 5pm from an interpreter for the hearing impaired on behalf of a caller. The interpretation service indicated the man using the service was making a bomb and mentioned the library. / abc13.com


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Montreal, QC, Canada
DEAF MONTREAL BOY HEARS MUSIC FOR FIRST TIME AFTER UNUSUAL SURGERY
When the music blasting from a speaker that 3-year-old Auguste is seated in front of stops, he uses sign language to say "again." The 1970s disco track "Ma Baker" resumes and excitement crosses his face. Then he gets up and starts to dance. Auguste Majkowski has been deaf his entire life; he was born without auditory nerves. A video spreading on social media allows people to share in the Montreal boy's delight as he hears music for the first time after undergoing a novel surgery in California. / The Record

Toronto, ON, Canada
FIRST RESTAURANT WITH ALL-DEAF WAITSTAFF OPENS IN TORONTO
Great people skills aren’t limited to the hearing community, so one restaurateur in Canada decided to give the deaf a chance to prove that you don’t have to hear a customer to provide an exceptional dining experience. At Signs, a new restaurant in Toronto, all orders must be given in American Sign Language, which is demonstrated in the menu beside each item as well as on signs that explain how to discuss the bill and other situations that might arise during a patron’s visit. / Holy Kaw!

Peterborough, England
INCREDIBLE 22-MILE SWIMMING CHALLENGE FOR SIGN LANGUAGE LESSONS COMPLETED
It was pitch black and 10pm when the Nene Channel Challenge came to an end. Greeted by jubilant friends, family and supporters, Julie Longland and Lisa Ryan emerged from the chilly river after a swim that had covered 22-miles in 16 hours. It was an incredible effort which left everyone who witnessed it humbled and in awe of the pure physical and psychological mettle of the courageous swimmers. / PDDCS

Derby, England
NEW DEVICE MEANS DERBY DEAF SWIMMER CAN HEAR IN WATER FOR FIRST TIME
Five years ago, Katie-Louise Bailey, 26, went for what she described as a "life-changing" operation to fit an electronic device into her ear. The aim of the cochlear implant – developed by international firm Advanced Bionics – is to provide the "sensation of sound" to the person using it. Now the firm has now made it possible for her to use the implant while swimming. / Derby Telegraph

Devon, England
FATHER LEFT PROFOUNDLY DEAF ACCEPTS £500,000 PAYOUT
A father-of-three from Devon left profoundly deaf after an out-of-hours doctor failed to recognise that his symptoms related to a middle ear infection associated with meningitis has spoken of the ‘total isolation’ he now feels as a result of the failures in his care. Peter Lovell is speaking out for the first time after medical law experts at Irwin Mitchell secured him a £500,000 ($835,000 US) settlement from Dr Patrick Fingleton who worked for Devon Doctors Ltd, just months before the case was due to go to trial. / Exeter Express and Echo

Worlingham, England
SURPRISE FOR COUPLE WHO HAVE RAISED OVER £100,000
They are a couple who, thanks to you, have helped to improve the lives of hundreds of young deaf people across Norfolk for more than 30 years – Michael and Sylvia Porter sell picture postcards and have raised an astonishing £100,000 ($167,000 US). More than £20,000 of it has come from readers of the Evening News, the Eastern Daily Press and, more recently, Let’s Talk, who have been sending me their postcards so I can pass them on to the Porters. / Eastern Daily Press

Manchester, England
DEAF AND DYSLEXIC BRIT WOMAN, 70, FINALLY LEARNS TO READ
A mum of six has learned how to read at 70 after being treated as the class dunce because she was deaf and dyslexic. In 16 weeks Kathleen Sheehy has gone from reading children’s books to novels after her illiteracy was spotted when she enrolled on an IT course. She said: “When I was at school people didn’t understand dyslexia like they do today. I was just left in the corner and forgotten about. When I went for a job people weren’t interested in giving me a chance because I couldn’t read or write.” / Mirror

Croatia
'THE TRIBE' WINS MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL'S TOP HONOR
Politics took center stage at the Motovun Film Festival this past week in Croatia. Ukrainian filmmaker Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy earned Propeller, the festival’s top award, for his film “The Tribe.” The film, which marked Slaboshpytskiy’s film debut, is entirely told through sign language and centers on a young man struggling to find his place in the social hierarchy. The film first premiere at Cannes Critics’ Week and won several prizes. / Yahoo! Movies

Invercargill, New Zealand
DEAFNESS NO BARRIER TO MITCHELL'S RUGBY DREAMS
It is almost silence for Morgan Mitchell when he takes to the rugby field. He hopes his lip reading skills can get him through a game but the reality is it is tough. Morgan Mitchell is deaf. It is a disability which could hold people back, but the 21-year-old Southlander wants to highlight to everyone that being deaf should not put a line through your dreams. He's doing a good job in that quest. / Stuff.co.nz

Manila, Philippines
FILM DIRECTOR SHAMES FACEBOOK CROWD FOR CYBERBULLYING A DEAF USER WITH POOR ENGLISH
Do not judge unless ye be judged. Such truism rang true in Facebook where a user who was ganged up online for broken English turned out to be a deaf person. In a post that went viral, film director Mike Sandejas railed against those who mocked the deaf Facebook user, but also showed some restraint and asked instead the cyberbullies to try and better understand the plight of deaf people. / InterAksyon

Pakistan
PAUSE FOR A CAUSE
Kashif’s nimble fingers have a rhythm of their own. Hunched over one edge of an adda (workstation), he gradually crafts flowers on a sleeve, oblivious to the collective din of five whirring sewing machines. His absorption in his craft is typical of any diligent embroiderer, but there’s one thing that sets this young artisan apart from the rest: Kashif is deaf-mute. / The News on Sunday

Pretoria, South Africa
VITAL OP FOR DEAF GIRL PUT OFF
Two-year-old Gina Ngewu was due to undergo a life-changing operation on Thursday, but because of a lack of funds, the little girl might live in her soundless world forever. Gina was diagnosed with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) when she was a few months old and now uses a hearing aid and sign language to communicate. Her audiologist, Nicolize Cass, said without a cochlear implant, the little girl would never be able to hear. / IOL.co.za


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Houston, TX
PARTNERSHIP OFFERS FREE SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES
A budding partnership in Houston is working to build a bridge between the deaf and the hearing with free ASL classes. Be An Angel and ASL 5 Instructor Sheila Johnstone formed their partnership last year. The first ASL beginners class was expected to draw only a few students. Fifty students later, plus a waiting list of more than 100 others, the team decided to seek underwriters for the free classes. / News 92 FM

Sioux Falls, SD
LETTING THE DEAF KNOW: YOU'RE NOT ALONE
In a world of silence, no child wants to be alone. Diane Sturgeon certainly doesn't want that for her 6-year-old son, Aiden. So, in two weeks, when another academic school year unfolds across Sioux Falls, Sturgeon's kindergartner will begin his educational journey with a half-dozen other students at Harvey Dunn Elementary. Like him, they understand what it means to be deaf or hard of hearing. / Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Houston, TX
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED TO TEST A NEW NON-INVASIVE HEARING TECHNOLOGY
The Eagleman Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine is developing a vest that converts sound to patterns of vibration on the torso. This is designed to give deaf people a sense of hearing through touch. We are seeking participants with profound hearing loss who are (1) between the ages of 18-65, (2) not born deaf, and (3) without cochlear implants. / Houston Deaf Network

New York, NY
DEAFNESS IS NOT ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL
The pediatrician just informed you that your child is profoundly deaf. What is deafness like? How does deafness impact a person's life? What will you do now? Your answers to these questions will depend on personal experience. If you have connections to deaf culture, you may feel very differently than someone who has never had interacted with a deaf person. Though we live in the Information Age, mainstream society still understands very little about what it means to be deaf. / The Huffington Post

San Francisco, CA
CLEAR EAR'S PRODUCTS ARE SAFE ALTERNATIVES TO COTTON SWABS
Ear wax might not seem like a big deal, but for people who are hard of hearing or have issues with their middle ear, a build up of the substance can seriously impact their quality of life. Many people use cotton swabs to clean ear wax, but that can cause irritation and push wax deeper into ears, leading to blockages and infections. Now a startup called Clear Ear wants to make it easier for people to keep their ears healthy with two products. / TechCrunch

Internet
10 THINGS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN'T SAY TO A DEAF PERSON
If you’re someone who has never been exposed to deaf culture, you may not really understand how the whole “deaf thing” works. / Deaf Expressions


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Nashville, TN
FORMER WALGREENS EXEC BACKS DISABILITY JOBS
Retired Walgreens executive Randy Lewis wanted to open more jobs within his company to people like his son Austin, who has autism. When a new distribution warehouse was set to open in Anderson, S.C., in 2007, he approached the board of directors with a plan to hire one person with a disability for every two typically abled people. The board went for it, he told about 200 people at a lunch sponsored by Disability Rights Tennessee. / The Tennessean

Internet
HEARING IMPAIRED HAVE FEWER BARRIERS TO HEALTHCARE CAREERS
Since 2008, the American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, has queried respondents regarding deafness or hearing difficulties. According to these data, about 3.5% of the U.S. population has serious difficulty hearing. Other estimates vary, putting the number higher, especially those that include the numbers of elderly who experience hearing difficulties. People who are deaf and hard of hearing work in diverse areas of the healthcare field, according to Samuel Atcherson, PhD, associate professor of audiology at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. / The Hospitalist

Denver, CO
DENVER GOODWILL TEACHES SIGN LANGUAGE TO HEARING WAREHOUSE WORKERS
Rafael Toquinto Jr. steps out from his spot by the break room soda machine to correct his co-worker — that sign wasn't quite right. He and a group of about 20 Goodwill warehouse workers are going over how to say "week" in ASL. They're in their second month of biweekly classes. For Toquinto, it's a sea change. When he came to Goodwill Industries of Denver in 2006, he was the only deaf worker in the warehouse and struggled to communicate with his boss and co-workers. / The Denver Post

Marlborough MA
ADVOCATE AIDS FELLOW HEARING-IMPAIRED RESIDENTS
Kelly Kim spends most waking moments educating, advocating or advising. Kim was diagnosed before age 2 with profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. He currently serves as the governor-appointed chair as well as the legislative taskforce chair for the Statewide Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Besides his SAC duties, Kim is a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing at The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham. / Community Advocate

Austin, TX
FORMER TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF LEADER TEACHING LOCALLY
The Round Rock Leader is proud to present profiles on some of the faculty and students who make Texas State University Round Rock what it is today. Patricia L. Guerra, Education and Community Leadership program. / Austin American-Statesman


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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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Los Angeles, CA
MICHAEL ARDEN TO HELP DEAF WEST'S 'SPRING AWAKENING' THIS FALL
The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in ASL and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens Sept. 13 at Inner City Arts in downtown L.A. / Broadway World

See Also DEAF WEST THEATRE LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN / Broadway World

Internet
ENGAGED COUPLE USE SIGN LANGUAGE TO PERFORM WHILE DRIVING
Soon-to-be newlyweds Tina Cleveland and Paul Sirimarco love to "sign" along to their favorite tunes while driving. "Our road trips are anything but normal," read the Facebook video description of the couple performing sign language to "You're The One That I Want," from the hit musical "Grease." The signing duo has gained a lot of attraction with over 60,000 views since they uploaded their interpretation of Danny Zuko and Sandra Dee on YouTube yesterday. / NY Daily News

San Jose, CA
'PREYING HANDS' ILLUSTRATES VICTIMS' LONG FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
Playwrights Richard Medugno and Howie Seago have written and published a play titled Preying Hands – A Drama Inspired by Actual Events. The drama spans four decades and tells the story of a group of Wisconsin deaf students who were molested by a Catholic priest at the St. John's School for the Deaf in the 1960s and their long struggle for justice. The book is now available through Amazon's CreateSpace. / PRNewswire

Chicago, IL
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS TO SHOW LOLLAPALOOZA TO DEAF FANS
What does music look like to those who cannot hear it? WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports so-called “performance interpreters” from Austin-based LotuSign will be on hand at Lollapalooza this weekend to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing experience the many concerts going on over the next three days. / CBS Chicago


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Taylorsville, UT
FIRST DEAF NBA PLAYER TEACHES KIDS LIFE LESSONS THROUGH BASKETBALL
Shoes squeaked on the basketball court Monday afternoon as a group of boys practiced dribbling and layups. But there were no whistles or coaches yelling from the sidelines. Instead, they used ASL to communicate with the boys during the clinic for youths who are hard of hearing or deaf. / Deseret News

Irvine, CA
MATTHEW KLOTZ BREAKS DEAF WORLD RECORD IN 200 BACKSTROKE
Sierra Marlins swimmer Matthew Klotz has whacked his own Deaf Swimming World Record in the 200 meter backstroke at the 2014 U.S. Junior National Championships. Klotz swam a 2:04.51 to win heat 12 on Thursday in Irvine, which breaks his own record of 2:05.64 set back in February in Santa Clara. The 18-year old American was a star of the 2013 Deaflympics; since then, he’s taken off, breaking each of his own World Records multiple times. / Swim Swam

Clyde, OH
HEARING IMPAIRMENT NO IMPAIRMENT FOR CLYDE'S MIRACLE
Tara Miracle assumed she might red-shirt as a freshman on the softball team, but Gallaudet University had other plans for the Clyde graduate. “They apparently want me to play,” Miracle said. “My role in college will be to help build the softball program and to continue to work hard.” This doesn’t surprise Fliers coach Marc Marshall. “She’ll do well,” he said. / The News-Messenger

Utica, NY
THREE-SPORT DEAF ATHLETE GRABS GOLD IN TURKEY
Three years ago, Elena Ciccarelli helped the Whitesboro girls basketball team win a section title. She has since played three seasons at Gallaudet University, not just in hoops, but soccer and softball as well, and will be heading back for her senior year soon. What makes Elena unique, however, is that she was born deaf. / WKTV


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Frankfort, KY
DEAFESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 30 IN LOUISVILLE
A showcase of short films by deaf filmmakers and a partnership with Louisville Worldfest are just two unique features of DeaFestival-Kentucky 2014. The event, the state’s only daylong celebration of deaf and hard of hearing art, language and culture, will be held Aug. 30 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. / Lane Report


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Spokane, WA
LATE SPOKANE EDUCATOR DEVOTED LIFE TO HELPING DEAF KIDS
Jan Johnston died in May at age 59 in Spokane after two months fighting soft tissue sarcoma. Johnston founded a Spokane nonprofit dedicated to helping the deaf. Called HOPE, Hearing Oral Program of Excellence, it is the Spokane area’s only listening and spoken language preschool for children with hearing loss. / Yakima Herald Republic


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Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers.

North Suffolk Mental Health Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve. For more than 50 years, we’ve been helping individuals with mental health, disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve independence and explore possibilities. A career here is a commitment to opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community we care so deeply for.

The Recovery Support Specialist reports to the Recovery Team Leader. The Recovery Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring the coordination of rehabilitative services for CBFS people and integration/coordination of all rehabilitative services for their caseload. This paraprofessional position provides direct services to people under CBFS to include housing, support, transportation, promote self-determination and decision making, didactic teaching, advocacy, service coordination, outreach and assistance with community integration with a person centered treatment approach. Responsible for developing confidential rehabilitation files for all persons assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly preferred. At least two years experience with population who has severe and persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.
Interested in this position, please send resume to:

North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Attn: HR / Recruiter
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Phone: 617-488-5712
Fax: 617-912-7971
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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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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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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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