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Community Living Counsellor – Sign Language – Burnaby

Work-Able Intership Program

BC Public Service


Work-Able Internship Program

This is a new temporary position that has been added to the Work-Able program and you must apply to be considered.  The location is for Vancouver only. One Temporary Full-time position from September 4, 2018 to August 31, 2019

Salary: $44,845.68 – $50,768.47 annually

The Work-Able Internship Program is a paid twelve month BC Public Service work experience program for recent post-secondary graduates who self-identify as having a disability. This unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship throughout the internship and interns will gain valuable skills and public service experience.
We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities, a competitive salary and a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.

To be eligible for the Work-Able Internship Program you must:

Self-identify as a person with a disability;
Reside in B.C.; and
Have completed the degree requirements for an under-graduate or graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution between the dates of April 1, 2015 and September 4, 2018.

This is a challenging and rewarding program where you will gain an increased understanding of public service roles, and learn about possible future employment opportunities with the provincial government. Visit our Career Page to find out more.

For more information and to apply by August 14, 2018, please go to:


Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

Work-Able online ad copy 2018

Job positions available at PDHHS.

Job Posting – Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS)

PDHHS is a provincial government organization dedicated to supporting the diverse and multicultural goals of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind individuals and their families within an ASL and English environment. PDHHS is currently advertising for auxiliary positions. For details, please read below.

PDHHS Temporary Auxiliary Staff (CCC R18) may be called to work in one of the following PDHHS programs:

1. Family and Community Services (FCS) www.gov.bc.ca/deafandhardofhearingservices
2. Victory Hill Residential Program (VHRP) www.gov.bc.ca/victoryhillresidentialprogram

To apply, please go to MCFD website https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/53014 and click on the link: CHLDCC 18R – Child Care Counsellor #53014. The closing date for submitting your application is August 23rdat 11:00pm Pacific Time.

For more information or questions, please contact Patrick Tarchuk atPatrick.Tarchuk@gov.bc.ca


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


  • 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


Opportunities at H3 World TV

Deaf media organization is seeking freelancers for the following opportunities:
* Writer
* Content Editor
* Signer (International Sign)
Those of you who are interested in the following areas may want to inquire:
* Deaf Sports
* Deaf World Politics
* Deaf News
* Deaf Entertainment
* Deaf Viral/Social Media
Volunteer, Paid stipends, Summer and internship opportunities also available.
H3 Network Media Alliance is a charitable media organisation based in Toronto, Canada with media team members around the world including USA. Website: www.H3world.tv
For more details, fill out “Opportunities” online form at https://goo.gl/forms/DlqjD2lm6EhqiJ2l1