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
On behalf of PAD Board of Directors, please take a moment to thank - hand waving - hand waving to our amazing and awesome volunteers for our PAD Renovation who did the most hard and dirty job but got the job completely in time to welcome our deaf community to PAD. Without those volunteers, we would be lost! Hand Waving - Hand Waving to those below names:
James & Kathy Allen
Teddy & Tiffany Hall
Jeff & Deb Stone
Russ & Sandi Bye
Mark & Melanie King
Mark & Ivanito Tauscher
And - Thank for three large sponsor to make it all possible to make PAD look much better and beautiful as our 2nd home sweet home - DEAF CLUB!!! (Without those sponsors - we won't be able to get what we really need and want.
Arizona Deaf Senior Citizen Coalitions
Greater Phoenix Deaf Seniors Citizens
PAD - Deaf Lesbian Festival
PAD - ROJO Volunteers
Sadly - Its not over - We need more sponsors/donation to reach our dream to see the beautiful landscaping and parking lot - Let's continuing our volunteer, sponsors, donation and many more.
For more information - see us at General Meeting on this coming Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Again, Hand Waving to our amazing volunteers and sponsors.
CHILDSPLAY INC. PRESENTS THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE
By Dwayne Hartford, Adapted from the book by Kate DiCamillo
AGES 7 AND UP
Location: Tempe Center for the Arts Studio
Price: $12 - $25 Request preferential accessible seating for ASL interpretation
Sunday Nov. 9 1pm
ASL Interpreters: Judy Robbins and Dawn Schoenberger
Last year’s breakout hit is back! With his handmade silk suits, wide array of hats and tiny gold pocket watch, Edward Tulane was the most exceptional toy in Abilene’s room. He was adored and he was happy. But then, one day, he was lost. Based on Newbery-winner Kate DiCamillo’s beloved book, Childsplay presents this breathtaking story of finding friendship, finding yourself, and eventually finding your way home. Follow Edward on a fantastical adventure worthy of literature’s greatest heroes.
Original YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/Ec8LjnVuJx8
Retrieved from NCIEC website:
A Deaf Interpreter is a specialist who provides interpreting, translation, and transliteration services in American Sign Language and other visual and tactual communication forms used by individuals who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Deaf-Blind. As a Deaf person, the Deaf Interpreter starts with a distinct set of formative linguistic, cultural, and life experiences that enables nuanced comprehension and interaction in a wide range of visual language and communication forms influenced by region, culture, age, literacy, education, class, and physical, cognitive, and mental health. These experiences coupled with professional training give the Deaf interpreter the ability to successfully communicate across all types of interpreted interactions, both routine and high risk. NCIEC studies indicate that in many situations, use of a Deaf Interpreter enables a level of linguistic and cultural bridging that is often not possible when hearing ASL-English interpreters work alone.
Currently, Deaf Interpreters work most often in tandem with hearing interpreters. The Deaf-Hearing interpreter team ensures that the spoken language message reaches the Deaf consumer in a language or communication form that he or she can understand, and that the Deaf consumer’s message is conveyed successfully in the spoken language.