Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons (CHIP) is the only registered nonprofit organization in Quebec, which serves Anglophones affected by hearing loss, their families, friends, coworkers and the community . CHIP has been providing ongoing programs, services and support to the hard of hearing community in and around the greater Montreal area since 1979, almost 40 years. Many of our team and board members are people affected by hearing loss. We understand and are concerned with the struggles and the difficulties that people with hearing difficulties often experience in their daily lives.
CHIP’s mandate is not only to offer ongoing programs and services but also to connect and inspire those affected by hearing loss, thereby helping to improve quality of life and counter isolation. CHIP’s various programs help to raise awareness about the potential consequences of hearing loss, such as isolation, depression, anger, and dementia, to name a few. As a largely “invisible “ disability, there are many “myths” and misconceptions about hearing loss. Our vision is a community where we can hear, be heard and thrive.
In this position, the Animator will work under the supervision of the Executive Director.
The funding for this position is provided by the Federal Canada Summer Jobs program and there are conditions that apply.
Canada Summer Job Requirements
Must be between the ages of 15-30 years of age (inclusively) at the start of employment.*
Must be a registered full-time student for the preceding academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis for the upcoming academic year.
Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Act and legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial territorial legislation and regulations.*
Must be a college-level student in the CRLT, Social Service, or SCC fields of study.
Fluency in English, both written and verbal is required. Bilingualism is an asset but not mandatory.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.*
The ability to demonstrate analytical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.*
Tasks and responsibilities
Animators will conduct sessions on understanding the science of hearing loss and how to prevent noise induced hearing loss.
Animators will develop workshops targeted towards children and youth.
Animators will create interactive, informative and memorable workshops.
Duration of the summer program: 12 weeks
Start date: May (Based on Canada Summer Jobs Grant)
Number of hours per week: 35
Hourly wage rate : To be discussed
Applicants for this position who are hard of hearing will be given priority. Please apply online on our website or submit your CV and cover letter by May, 31st 2018. In your cover letter please tell us why, based on your own experiences and competencies, you are the ideal candidate for this position.