On behalf of the WAVLI Board and Committees, we would like to extend the opportunity to check out our new Public Service Announcement. We have worked hard alongside the Deaf community to make this happen and we would like your help to spread the word.
This video highlights the importance of hiring Registered Sign Language interpreters and that we are lucky to have Occupational Title Protection here in BC. We want to reach out to not only Deaf communities but also other organizations within the hearing community to spread awareness.
Please feel free to post this video on your website and/or send it to anyone who might benefit from this announcement.
Would there be interest in starting up an ASL meeting of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)?
NA is a program of recovering addicts (similar to Alcoholics Anonymous). It is addicts helping addicts, and it is funded entirely by passing a hat at meetings (so we are pretty low budget).
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: