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 Interpreting Department is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:
Part-time, one-year contract
June 18, 2018 to June 14, 2019
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Head of Interpreting Services with administrative tasks (power point presentations, scheduling, department operations) and providing team support to the Medical Interpreting Services (MIS) Dispatcher and Community Interpreting Services (CIS) Coordinator. On-site training will be provided for the selected candidate.
- Assists with management of online database/scheduling/invoicing of regular and on-call interpreting bookings
- Schedules and arranges presentations and workshops
- Reception duties, including answering requests via email, text, skype, facetime, voice phone, TTY, and fax
- Assists with drop in clients for English-ASL translation of documents
- Supports clients on use of video relay services
- Provides data entry support for MIS and CIS
- Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
- Minimum two years client service experience with the public, Deaf, Deaf-Blind and/or hard of hearing individuals preferred
- In-depth sensitivity and knowledge about Deaf culture, Deaf-Blind needs, and the communication modalities of hard of hearing individuals
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Responsible and positive work attitude
- Organized with excellent attention to detail
- Presents professionally and is respectful of confidentiality requirements of position
Application deadline: June 11, 2018.
Priority consideration will be given to qualified applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Please reply in confidence with cover letter and resume to:
Family and Community Services
Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS)
For Families who have school-aged deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind children
Friendship, Advocacy, FUN, Culture, Identity, Team Building, Diversity, Deafhood, Games, Inclusion, Self-Reflection, more!
This week is in collaboration with Deaf Youth Today
Are you a youth between the ages of 15-24? Are you Deaf or Hard of Hearing? Are you ready to apply for work? Are you ready to learn different skills in working with people? Are you ready to be a leader? Are you ready for some fun?! Come to our leadership week!
We will have workshops and fun activities for you to learn different skills for the future and meet other youths.
Location: Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
4334 Victory Street, Burnaby BC (House #2 Boardroom)
Dates: Sunday, June 24 from 4 PM-7:30 PM (BBQ dinner provided!)
Monday, June 25, Wednesday June 27 from 10 AM-5 PM
*Bring your own bag lunch*
RSVP: Confirm your attendance by emailing us at
Registration deadline: June 15, 2018
Who: For Deaf, Hard of Hearing Youths from ages 15-24
**Interpreters will be provided for those who prefer listening and speaking**
The Snapping Barrier Project is a mixed media project, where disabled participants created artwork that captured access barriers in the communities they live in. The purpose of this project was to showcase how access barriers affect the disabled community personally on a daily basis, be it physically, socially or emotionally.
The Art show will be at Lynn Valley Centre – North Vancouver. Room: Unit 129-C –just past the shoe repair and elevator. The art show will be open June 11th, 13th, and 15th between 1:00 pm – 4:00pm.
This is a great learning and educational opportunity! Someone will be available to guide viewers through the show and answer questions
Please come support your local disabled community and enjoy some beautiful art!