ONE Contract with Deaf Well Being Program, 300-4211 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C.
~ up to 20 hours per month, 6 month contract with potential to renew
Job Description: Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and staff, you will work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind clients in the Okanagan area who have mental illness with the objective of assisting them to achieve their stated goals. You will travel to meet clients to provide services. The successful candidate will be a well-organized individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgment and good interpersonal skills. Duties include one-to-one work assisting clients in achieving goal(s) that are agreed upon by the supervisor and client. You will assist client to acquire new skills or linking with community resources; communicating all relevant information to pertinent staff; and attending bi-monthly peer support worker meetings when required.
Qualifications: The successful individual will:
- Have completed 80 hours of Peer Support Training and a 30 hour Practicum.
- Have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system (required)
- Be able to be a role model to deaf, hard of hearing or hard of hearing recovering from a mental illness by sharing common life experiences and practical information.
- Have effective strategies for dealing with stress.
- Be able to work cooperatively with mental health staff, consumers and family members
- Be able to work with a culturally diverse population.
- Be fluent in American Sign Language.
- Be able to adequately access public transportation.
- Be able to present in a professional manner, and
- Be empathetic, patient, and supportive.
Duration of this Placement: 6 Months, with potential to renew.
Pay and Hours: $12.00 an hour, up to 20 hours maximum a month (including meetings).
Start Date: TBA
Closing Date and Location: Please submit a resume and a cover letter before November 15 to:
Peer Support Program at
Deaf Well Being Program,
Burnaby, B.C. V5H 1Z6
Fax: 604 456 0904 or
DATE: Saturday February 24, 2018
Please come and support our non-profit organizations
GVAD – Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf
BCCSD – BC Cultural Society of the Deaf
Further information and ticket sales will be announced shortly.
Looking forward to seeing you!
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“Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson”
Friday November 10, 2017 – Special ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreted Performance for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audience Members
Where: Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street), Granville Island
Follow America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued skirmishes with the Native Americans upsetting pieces of the world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he’s really, really hot? A raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and infectious rock music!
Note: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson has crude language, sexual situations and violence. It’s not recommended for audiences under the age of 14.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson stars Martha Ansfield-Scrase, Daniel Berube, Thomas Chan, David De Leon, Kailea De Leon, Louis Desfosses, Karliana DeWolff, Chelsea Huang, Max Kim, Chris Roskelley, Annastasia Unger. Directed by Ben Bilodeau. Music direction by Thomas King. Choreography by Erin Michell. Set Design by Nikolay Kuchin & Sarah Sako. Lighting Design by Michael K. Hewitt.
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Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
Discussion topic: Wills, Trusts & Estates
When: November 15th, 2017
Time: 1:30 to 3:30
Where: Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre.
The speaker for the session is Deidre Herbert and the presentation is geared towards seniors with disabilities as well as seniors however other people are welcome if they feel that they’d benefit from the discussion. You can share with whomever you think would benefit.
Register ASAP to this e-mail address
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