Deaf Cactus News (DCN) is excited to inform you all that Arizona Association
of the Deaf (AzAD) has been willing to take on the task of keeping the
community informed with community happenings and information. Starting January 1st, 2015, there is a new website for Deaf Cactus News moderated by AzAD. The NEW Deaf Cactus News website is: http://www.deafcactusaz.com/
Please go to the new website to subscribe to receive emails from the new DCN website.
To make announcements, please contact DCN@azadinc.org or go to: Contact Us Link
If you have any further issues or contact, you may contact AzAD president Lisa Furr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deaf Cactus News FaceBook page will remain the same.
Go and check out the new website!
On a final note, Donna Leff & Sean Furman wish to THANK YOU all for your ongoing
support and appreciation for our contribution to the community over the
years. We wish AzAD and the new Deaf Cactus News website best of luck in the
upcoming years to come. Happy New Year to you all!!!
There will be no GPDSC events for two weeks, from December 21, 2014 to January 3, 2015.
will have its Board meeting on Thursday,
January 8th, 2015 at 9:00am. Omaha
card game will begin right after the Board meeting. William Van Spankeren
is in charge, contact him if you have any questions. VP 623-207-7717 or email WSpanky@aol.com
Lunch meal will be served for $5.00 at noon.
you, all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
TMX will provide interpreters for certain show times. The following
entry times for the Phoenix tour stop will be available for those who
are deaf and require an interpreter.
Sunday, December 21st. 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 23rd. 7:00PM
Sunday, December 28th. 4:00PM Tuesday, December 30th. 7:00PM
Please meet the sign language
interpreter inside the entrance area, next to the "Recruit Registration
Area" 15 minutes prior to your entry time. The interpreter will be
wearing a "Sign Language USA" badge.
After six and half amazing years (May 2008 to December 2014), with heavy hearts, we are letting you all know that the Deaf Cactus News (DCN) blog site will close after December 31, 2014. No new posts or announcements will be made after January 1st, 2015. DCN correspondents Donna & Sean will be starting a new chapter in their lives and have decided it was time to cease Deaf Cactus News blog site. We like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to all readers who give us positive feedback and support us throughout the past 6 years. It has been a great run and now is the time for us to move on to new adventures. Have the merriest and joyful holidays! Donna & Sean
Good Morning, We are hosting the free thanksgiving dinner for our members and our friends at Phoenix Association of the Deaf, 1545 W. Osborn Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85015. You can bring anything you want to, otherwise just show up and be part of us all. We open door at 10 a.m.
We also have Thanksgiving Dinner Card Games which is ten dollars. We will start at 12 p.m. then doing the second round for same amount.
We will also play table pool darts, and other kind of games.
Educational Staff Interpreter (35 up to 40 hours per week) - Peoria Unified School District
Position Title: Educational Staff Interpreter Job Code:H – 5111B
Department: Special Education
Supervisor: Director of Special Education
Term of Employment: Full time, 9 months (Benefit Eligible)
Salary Classification: 15
Job Summary: Provide voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpretive communication services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff, as well as other parties in an educational setting, and other settings in and out of the district that require the services of a sign language interpreter. The Interpreter may work in tandem with contract interpreters when necessary.
Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Provide interpreting services for staff member(s) in need of interpreting services during a work day in the educational environment, including, but not limited to:
Individual educational plan meetings (IEP),
Facilitate communication during Deaf teacher’s direct instruction with students,
Staff development meetings, and
Any other daily interactions involving the Deaf staff member where interpretation is necessary.
Assist with Arranging team interpreting for functions requiring multiple interpreters
Interact with students, staff, parents and public in a professional matter.
Participates in continuing education courses and workshops
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Interpretation between English and American Sign Language
Understanding and utilizing a variety of communication modes
Gathering and summarizing data
Organization and planning
District Policies, procedures, and programs
Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
Professional Code of Conduct/Ethics for interpreters
Techniques for communicating non-verbally by using body language , mime, facial expression, gesture, and cues
Office practices, procedures, and related software
Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures
Knowledge of applicable grants management
Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures
Valid Arizona State Interpreter license: General
Extensive work-related skill and experience
Must be able to pass background check including a fingerprint background check
Must be able to pass a background check
May be required to work outside normal working hours
Must have at the time of application and must maintain a valid Arizona driver's license