Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 24.09.12

SURFING DEFERRED TO NEXT WEEK.
The Health and Leisure Dept in the Tralee IT has informed us that this weeks Surfing session is being cancelled. It will be deferred to 3rd of October (weather permitting). Our apologies for the short notice- this is due to a change in the weather forecast.

GYM SESSIONS WITH ITT.
Our gym sessions with students in the ITT will resume on the 2nd of October
in the North campus. They will be held from 4-5pm. If you are interested in
joining us, please send us your details ASAP.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR STREET COLLECTION IN LISTOWEL.
We will hold a fundraising Street Collection in Listowel on the 28th of
September. Volunteers are required from 11-4pm. If you are available, let us
know what time you are available and we will allocate a time slot to you.
Any length of time is appreciated. With ongoing funding cuts to our
service, these street collections are a vital source of income for our
service.

For more information, contact Therese on 087 785 3315.

STUDENTS ON PLACEMENT WITH OUR SERVICE.
We would like to thank John Patrick Doherty who was on placement with our
service over the summer. John is a student in the Centre for Deaf Studies in
Trinity College and voluntarily worked with us for a few months. He was a
great asset to our Centre and we appreciate all his hard work over the past
few months.

We would also like to welcome Anthony Griffin who will be on full time
placement with our service for the next 13 weeks. Anthony is a 3rd year
student on the Social Care programme in the Tralee Institute of Technology.
Anthony will bring a wealth of experience with him from his training. In
addition, he also has Deaf parents and a Deaf sibling. We look forward to
working with him over the coming months.

NCSE PUBLICATION FOR PARENTS OF DEAF CHILDREN.
The National Council for Special Education has launched a booklet, which
will be of interest to parents/guardians of deaf and hard of hearing
children/young people. The leaflet gives information on “the early days,
getting support, education services available to your child, going to
school, health services available to your child, useful contacts and support
organisations”.

To download the leaflet, go to
http://www.ncse.ie/publications/Parental_Booklet.asp

STUDENT FELLOWSHIP WITH ECML PRO-SIGNS PROJECT
A short-term Fellowship is being offered by ECML relating to the PRO-Signs
Project. The PRO-Signs project team (Lorraine Leeson, Beppie van den
Bogaerde, Tobias Haug, Christian Rathmann) are seeking a Fellow for an
exciting European Committee on Modern Languages project. The Fellow will be
based in Graz (Austria) for this 6 months part time contract (3 months
full-time possible), which runs from January-June 2013. The working
languages of this project are International Sign and English.

Qualifications & Experience:
Minimum level of qualification is a Bachelor degree. Preference will be
given to candidates with a masters level qualification or higher. Must have
professional experience in interpreting and/or the sign language related
field. Basic knowledge of the Common European Framework of Reference for
Languages (CEFR).

Must have capacity for both collaborative and independent work. Should
demonstrate a pro-active attitude. Requires a high degree of flexibility and
willingness to deal sensitively across cultural boundaries. Must be
comfortable working with an international team.

Must have B2 minimum level of English (spoken, written) and B2 level in a
national signed language. Capacity to work in International Sign, with
support from the Expert Group.

Tasks will include:
Working with the PRO-Signs Expert Group in planning and implementation of
project conference and workshop in 2013.
Analysis of a survey monkey analysis on use of the CEFR across Europe (data
submitted in English and ISL)

For further information on salary related queries, contact Mr. Michael
Armstrong, ECML at michael.armstrong@ecml.at
Deadline for applications is: 31 October 2012. Applications should be
emailed to: Dr. Lorraine Leeson, Coordinator, PRO-Signs Project.
leesonl@tcd.ie

For more about the PRO-Signs project, see:
http://www.ecml.at/F5/tabid/867/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

DEAF VILLAGE IRELAND CE VACANCIES.
Deaf Village Ireland is looking to enlist a number of people onto a
Community Employment Scheme to take up new positions in Deaf Village Ireland
located at the Ratoath road in Cabra Dublin 7.

The positions are:
Grounds maintenance and gardening.
Building maintenance.
Building cleaning.
Reception.
Administration of the Heritage Centre.

Those interested in applying should send a CV to Catherine Kelly at Unit 29,
Finglas Business Centre, Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, or email
Catherine at c.kelly@NCBI.ie or Sylvia Nolan at
deafvillageirelandjobs@gmail.com by Friday the 28th of September.
http://deafsportsireland.com/2012/09/positions-open-at-deaf-village-ireland/

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net

www.kerrydeaf.com
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Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399