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 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 have a college DEC in an administration job related field, or a minimum of 1 year experience.
- Extensive knowledge and experience in an office work environment, preferably in the community based, non-profit sector.
- Must be bilingual and excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proven organizational and time-management capabilities.
- Detail oriented with the ability to take initiative to establish priorities, plan ahead and meet deadlines.
- Creative problem solving and decision-making skills.
- Professionalism, tact and the ability to use sound judgement and discretion.
- Advanced computer experience and skills in the use of the G Suite and Google applications.
Tasks and responsibilities:
- Translate documents from written French to English.
- Research and collect resources and service providers for various programs.
- Create and organize a list of resources on health professionals.
Duration of the summer program: 16 weeks
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.