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 Animators – Facilitators will work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator.
– College-level student in the CRLT, Social Service, or SCC fields of study is an asset.
– Fluency in English, both written and verbal is required. Bilingualism also mandatory.
– Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
– The ability to demonstrate analytical thinking, problem solving, organized and communication skills.
– Possess strong behavioral management skills and is skilled in group management
Tasks and responsibilities:
Animators – Facilitators will conduct sessions on understanding the science of hearing loss and how to prevent noise induced hearing loss.
– Animators/Facilitators will deliver a workshops targeted towards children and youth.
– Animators/Facilitators will help create an interactive, informative and memorable workshops.
– Animators/Facilitators complete paperwork, forms and evaluation of each sessions.
Duration of the program: Year round
Start date: September 2018 -June 2019
Number of hours per week: Flexible – On-call
Hourly wage rate : To be determined based on experience
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 28, 2018. In your cover letter please tell us why, based on your own experiences and competencies, you are the ideal candidate for this position.