Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons (CHIP) is the only registered nonprofit organization which serves Anglophones affected by hearing loss, their families, friends, coworkers and the community at large, in Quebec. 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 issues 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.
You will work under the supervision of the Executive Director.
The funding for this position is provided by the Federal Summer Canada Job program and there are conditions that apply.
Requirements and skills:
- 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 intends to to return to school on a full-time basis for the upcoming academic year.
- Must be a college-level student in the CRLT, Social Service, and SCC fields of study.
- 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.
- Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. French is an asset but not mandatory.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- 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 the understanding the science of hearing loss and the science of how to prevent noise induced hearing loss.
- Animators will make the workshops learning fun, interactive, and memorable.
- Animators will have to develop workshops targeted towards children and youth.
Duration of the summer program: To be discussed
Start date: May
Number of hours per week: To be discussed
Hourly wage rate : To be discussed
Please apply online on our website or submit your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter please tell us why, based on your own experiences and competencies, you are the ideal candidate for this position.