Deaf Persons survey March 2018

Hello, I am a deaf doctoral candidate at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, doing my dissertation on the social experiences of deaf/Deaf or hard of hearing people in social interactions. The purpose of this study is to understand social experiences that deaf children have had, and how those experiences affect them as adults.

 

I am distributing this survey to deaf/Deaf and hard of hearing people who are in regular contact with hearing people, have had hearing impairments before the age of three, and live in the United States and Canada. The survey will take around 25-35 minutes to complete. I understand that your time is limited, and your participation is appreciated.  Your participation would be voluntary and anonymous. There will be a drawing for five people to win a $50 Amazon gift card for participating. The odds of winning are between 3% and 7%, depending on the number of responses.  

 

To take the survey, go to this link:

 

https://alliant.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0iT0aLUx6MyNf37

 

There will also be an opportunity for U.S. participants to participate in an email interview to talk more about their experiences, after they have completed the survey. You will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for participating in the email interview. If you are interested in participating in the email interview, or have questions about the study, please contact me. I can be reached at hsiegrist@alliant.edu

 

To learn more about the study, you can also visit this website:

 

https://hsiegrist47.wixsite.com/deaf-experiences 

 

Many thanks in advance,

 

Holly Siegrist, M.A., M.S.

Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Doctoral Candidate

California School of Professional Psychology

Alliant International University

San Francisco Campus

 

Fairbanks – FT Program Associate

Program Associate

Access Alaska, Inc. –Fairbanks

 

We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

 

We are looking to fill a Full-Time Program Associate position in our Fairbanks An ideal candidate will be professional, experienced in the Health and Human Service fields, and have great verbal and written communication skills. This position will be responsible for Administrative processes for Consumer Directed Personal Care Service (CDPCS) program by providing day-to-day support to Consumers and their Direct Service Providers.

Essential Functions: Establish and maintain positive professional relationships with coworkers, consumers and community agencies and programs; works cooperatively with other program staff, outside agencies, and care providers regarding consumer needs; processes new consumer intakes; assist consumers with all Access Alaska and state required paperwork; provides orientations to Direct Service Providers (DSP); assist in reviewing DSP timesheets and other program documentation for accuracy; tracks compliance requirements; attend intakes and assessments to provide support for consumers; maintain all databases with accurate consumer and track due dates for required paperwork.

 

Position Requirements: Two years of experience working in health/human service and non-profit field. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently but also collaboratively as a member of a team.  Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines, while effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously.  Must comply with multiple policies and procedure related to personnel, privacy, and confidential data, information, and issues. Candidate must be able to handle diverse and confidential information with discretion and good judgment.  This position required to be highly proficient in MS Office and database management.

 

Salary $17.24-$21.21 DOE

Full Benefits package offered

Position is open until filled

 

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/. Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

 

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

Independent Living Stories: Frank Box

This Fall, we’re getting to know the people behind Access Alaska and exploring the many sides of independent living. In September, we shadowed Frank Box for a day. We started at Frank’s house where we had a conversation about his fight with brain cancer and life after brain surgery. He shared insights from his recovery with us and we got to meet Sasha and Boris, his Russian Tortoises. In the afternoon, we followed Frank to his job at Access Alaska, where he is an Independent Living Advocate and the Manager of the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet. Frank described his work this way: “When you can give somebody hope, when they have none, that’s a great job.”

Independent Living Stories: Frank from Access Alaska on Vimeo.

 

 

Mat-Su – TBI Peer Support Group

TBI Peer Support Group

First and third Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 Matsu Health Services 1363 Spruce Ave, Wasilla, AK (upstairs conference room)

Peer Support Group meeting for survivors of all types of Head injuries and their families, friends, caregivers and interested service providers. The content of each meeting varies in direct proportion to those in attendance.

For information, please contact Krystal Blair 357-2588

 

Fairbanks – PT Program Support Associate

Program Associate

Access Alaska, Inc. – Fairbanks

 

We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

 

We are looking to fill a Part-Time Program Associate Assistant position in our Fairbanks Office… An ideal candidate will be professional, experienced in the Health and Human Service fields, and great communication skills.  This position provides administrative support to the CDPCS program through DSP training, hiring and timesheet process. The Candidate will also lead the training program for PCA’s.

Essential Functions:

Administrative (60%)

Completes biweekly time sheet process, to include corrections, and communication with billing regarding corrective actions

Develops and delivers PCA staff training to include new hire orientation and ongoing training programs as set by COA regulations

Coordinates with CDPCS Program Associates to provide up to date PCA referral list

Schedule new hire orientations, background check/finger prints

UT Report completed bi weekly

Accuracy and efficiency when completing new hire paperwork and assuring that qualifications are up to date and compliant

 

Position Requirements:

At least two years of experience working in health/human service and non-profit field. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently but also collaboratively as a member of a team.  Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines, while effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously.  Must comply with multiple policies and procedure related to personnel, privacy, and confidential data, information, and issues. Candidate will need to be highly proficient in MS Office and database management. May be required to work in the community so must have reliable transportation.

 

Salary $17.24-$21.21 DOE

Position is open until filled

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/. Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

 

Anchorage – Program Associate position

Program Associate

Access Alaska, Inc. –Anchorage

 

We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

 

We are looking to fill a Full-Time Program Associate position in our Anchorage office. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the Health and Human Service fields and possess great communication skills.  This position will be responsible for assisting in operation of the Consumer Directed Personal Care Service (CDPCS) program by providing day-to-day support to Consumers and their Direct Service Providers.

Essential Functions: Establish and maintain positive professional relationships with coworkers, consumers and community agencies and programs; works cooperatively with other program staff, outside agencies, and care providers regarding consumer needs; processes new consumer intakes; assist consumers with all Access Alaska and state required paperwork; provides orientations to Direct Service Providers (DSP); assist in reviewing DSP timesheets and other program documentation for accuracy; tracks compliance requirements; attend intakes and assessments to provide support for consumers; maintain all databases with accurate consumer and track due dates for required paperwork.

 

Position Requirements: At least two years of experience working in health/human service and non-profit field. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently but also collaboratively as a member of a team.  Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines, while effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously.  Must comply with multiple policies and procedure related to personnel, privacy, and confidential data, information, and issues. Must be able to handle diverse and confidential information with discretion and good judgment.  Required to be highly proficient in MS Office and database management.

 

Salary $17.24-$21.21 DOE

Full Benefits package offered

Position is open until filled

 

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/. Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

 

 

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

Fairbanks – SHIP/SMP Counseling & Outreach

Our Medicare Counseling and Outreach program includes:

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) funds personalized counseling, education and outreach to Medicare beneficiaries and their families

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program funds education for Medicare beneficiaries and others on how to spot and report potential Medicare errors, fraud, waste and abuse.

SHIP and SMP grants are programs under the Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Our Fairbanks office has certified Medicare counselors who can help answer questions about Medicare benefits and enrollment.

To make an appointment call: 907-479-7940