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Full time position at WIDHH

WIDHH Careers

Established in 1956, the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is a unique charity serving the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals throughout British Columbia. Our Agency provides services in Audiology, Employment Counselling, Seniors Outreach, Sign Language Interpreting and Communication Devices.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits, a friendly and dynamic work environment, and a chance to make a difference.   

 

Our Counselling department is current seeking a:

Case Manager / Disability Supports Specialist, VANCOUVER BC

Full-time, Contract (1 Year) Position

Start date: September 17, 2018

Job Summary:

The position supports individuals to achieve ongoing labour market attachment. Reporting to the Head of Counselling Services, the Disability Supports Specialist will serve Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients whether they are employed, unemployed, or underemployed.  The new Case Manager position is responsible for processing all disability support applications for Hearing aids, Assistive Listening Device Systems, Sign Language interpreting requests and other assistive technologies through the Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC).

Duties Include:

  • Conduct various needs assessments with clients
  • Complete paperwork in accordance with EPBC policy and guidelines
  • Meet key performance measurements as outlined by contractors/stakeholders/WIDHH
  • Liaise with internal and external professionals: organizations, agencies, and government
  • Complete comprehensive evidenced based reports
  • Provide and monitor ongoing client case management activities through database tracking
  • Provide ongoing documentation of client progress notes in the Integrated Case Management System
  • Achieve monthly, annual goals and objectives
  • Maintain high standards of service quality
  • Provide public presentations and community outreach
  • Provide referrals to outside agencies

Qualifications: 

  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients using a client-centered approach
  • Knowledge of technology, communication devices, disability supports and accommodation strategies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant, disability accommodation , social services, community, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Knowledge and experience of the Integrated Case Management System (not required but is considered an asset)
  • Aptitude for navigating complex database systems
  • Attention to detail, high accuracy and adaptable
  • Highly organized, efficient, and reliable
  • Excellent communication and written English skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize, excellent time management skills
  • Good understanding of Deaf and Hard of Hearing accommodation and communication needs
  • American Sign Language is an asset for this position
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to working with a culturally diverse caseload
  • Effective public presentation skills
  • Team player, highly motivated and focused on achieving success

 

Interested applicants are requested to forward their cover letter and resume by August 10, 2018.  Qualified applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.  Please reply in confidence to:

Dr. Linda Franchi, Head of Counselling
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. V6K 1X9
Email: linda.franchi@widhh.com
Fax: 604-736-4381

 

WIDHH Interim Executive Director Summer Updates

Executive Director Summer Updates

WIDHH’s Interim Executive Director, Grace Shyng would like to share some Summer updates with you!

 

Dunham Deaf Boy and BCDSF 25th anniversary in movie

Ladan Entertainment

https://youtu.be/XmaVyH_RZC0

August 2, 2018    Thursday

 

Dunham Deaf Boy    (52) min    Closed Captioned   over voice

BCDSF  25th anniversary    Year  2000

At VCC

1155 East Broadway, Vancouver

Auditorium Theatre   2nd floor

6 to 10 pm

Admission:  $22.00  included  2 piece of pizza  and beverage ( pop  & water)

Make reservation before July 31   can pay cash at door   or  etransfer to poppy6peggy@gmail.com

Door Prize:  bottle of white wine originally from Dunham, Que.

 

Remember  date   August 2,  6 to 10 pm

Pizza at 6 to 7 pm   show starts at 7:00

Contact:  ladandeaf@gmail.com 

WIDHH future home in action

 

More information, please go to WIDHH website, http://www.widhh.com/

ASL interpreted shows at Vines Art Festival

Vines Art Festival Promo Script

“Hello, my name is Ladan Sahraei.

I want to let you know about some ASL interpreted events at the upcoming Vines Art Festival 2018. The festival is a free public event that creates platforms for local artists and performers to create with and on the land, steering their creative impulses toward work that focuses on the environment. They stage work in pedestrian, open-air settings so audiences will happen upon public art, finding delight in the unexpected beauty and power of the super-natural Coast Salish Territory.”
Interactive Art | Spoken Word | Theatre | August 8 | 1-4PM | Granville Island

 

ASL interpreted offerings on August 8th include spoken word by Rabbit Richards and Quin Lawrence. The final presentation will be Tom Catyr Todd’s short play, Venus and Moon. Venus and Moon is a play about two planets the explores our relationship to femininity. The play centres queer characters and experience through absurdism and intimacy.
Dance | Disability Justice Workshop  | 1-3:30PM | Roundhouse Community Centre

 

All Bodies Dance examines sanctuary in relationship to self, to one another and to the people that inhabit public spaces. Choreographed and performed by Harmanie Taylor and Rianne Svelnis
In Quin Lawrence’s workshop, learn about the history of disabled people around the world, activists and artists working and creating change today, and the role disabled people have in your actions creating change.
Dance | Spoken Word | Theatre August 18 | 1-6PM | Trout Lake Park

 

Vine’s main event is at Trout Lake Park, at the South end of the lake, on August 18th from 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm with over 30 artists and featuring our Resilient Roots Program. The Resilient Roots Project led by Senaqwila Wyss (S?wx?wú7mesh Ethnobotanist), Heather Lamoureux (Artistic Director of Vines Festival), and Sara Cadeau (Anishnaabe Kwe, ceremonialist, singer, writer, maker of medicines and helper of people), is a commissioning project that partners Indigenous and non-Indigenous artivists to create a new work which will be performed at Trout Lake on August 18. This is a fun day with interactive installations. Bring a blanket and come lounge in the park with us!