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CAV-VRS: June 2016 Update




In April, we announced the name of the new VRS service, “SRV Canada VRS”, and today, we are announcing a new website www.srvcanadavrs.ca.

Go to the website to learn about the technical requirements and equipment that you will need to use VRS when it becomes available in September.

Also, there are two important features on the new website I’d like to emphasize.

The first is a brief Survey with questions you can respond to help CAV understand how our community will be using the service. For example, choice of language (ASL/LSQ) or which province you live in or what type of equipment you plan to use (pc, tablet or smartphone).

Secondly, in a short video message (ASL or LSQ) tell us how you think VRS will impact your life. Selected videos will be edited and will be included in a short film which will premiere at CAV’s launch event and will also be featured on the www.srvcanadavrs.ca website.

In addition, we’ve begun building new call centres and training Video Interpreters and Customer Service Representatives.

I hope you can feel the excitement. VRS is coming alive! Tell your friends – “SRV Canada VRS – it’s coming!!!”

Thank you,
Sue Decker
Executive Director, CAV-ACS

Open Mind Open Hearts


WBP – Job Postings

Lifeskills Social Worker: https://careers-vch.icims.com/jobs/66555/social-worker/job

Itinerant Mental Health Worker (clinician) https://careers-vch.icims.com/jobs/66556/community-mental-health-worker-2-%28adult%29-itinerant/job

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WBP – Job Postings

Social Worker

Deaf/Well Being Program – Regular Full Time Burnaby, BC

Vancouver Coastal Health is one of Canada’s largest health care service providers, servicing more than a million people from the Greater Vancouver area up the coast to tiny Bella Bella. We provide a full spectrum of care from acute to rehabilitation to residential care and community care. We are the provincial referral centre for trauma, neurosciences, spinal cord injury and cancer treatment.

About the Job:

Within the context of a client and population centered care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and vision and values of the organization, as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide consultative social work services to designated population group.

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Community Mental Health Worker 2 (Adult) Itinerant Deaf/Well Being Program – Regular Full Time Burnaby, BC


Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health and Addictions Services is committed to collaborating with consumers and families to build on strengths, talents and interests in order to foster a community of hope, growth and self-determination.

About the Job:

Working within the context of a client centered care approach and the vision/values of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the Community Mental Health Worker 2 (Adult) provides client care to the seriously mentally ill adult population and who are at risk due to a combination of psychiatric symptoms, complex medical/social factors or significant caregiver stress. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in health services and education. https://youtu.be/frysbcViWjg

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