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Connect Society helps Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, adults and their families become full participants in society. Our family-focused approach supports our clients so they can fulfill their goals and achieve success. Join our team of like-minded individuals who work every day to improve the lives of those we serve.

ASL Instructors needed

START DATE: As Soon As Possible

 

Are you:

  • Interested in helping families learn ASL?
  • A native ASL user or competent ASL user?
  • Available some evenings or weekends?
  • Reliable and committed?
  • Available for training August 28th and 29th?

Contact:      

Training:     

  • Building Blocks training (how to provide literacy with families)
  • August 28th & 29th , 9:00-4:00
  • Compensation and lunch provided  
  • MUST register through Nyla
DeafBlind Support Service Provider Program Manager

Deadline for Applications is October 31 or until filled

OVERVIEW

With funding from the Government of Alberta, Connect Society will operate a one-year demonstration (pilot) project offering Support Service Provider (SSP) services in Edmonton, Alberta for a select number of DeafBlind people. It is hopeful that the success of this project will result in ongoing, permanent funding for a province-wide service.  The efforts of the Program Manager will be key to our success.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be functionally fluent in ASL and English

DEMONSTRATED EXPERIENCE

  • Developing program and service goals, objectives and implementing action plans
  • Managing people, and working in a dynamic team environment
  • Researching and developing policies and procedures to effectively run a service or program
  • Networking and creating community partnerships to promote service or program
  • Effectively interacting with service/program consumers to promote usage, address concerns and improve service quality and delivery
  • Monitoring service metrics and writing reports

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • The unique and diverse services that support independence for DeafBlind persons
  • The daily, lived experience of DeafBlind persons – considering the different effects the age of onset for the vision or hearing loss can have
  • DeafBlind Culture

EDUCATION

  • Postsecondary education an asset

HOURS

35 hours/week salaried position ideally commencing in early Sep 2018. Terms of salary and benefits will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Nicole Palmer – Executive Assistant

npalmer@connectsociety.org

PART-TIME SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST - EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM - EDMONTON, AB

CLOSING DATE: Until suitable candidate is found

OVERVIEW

Connect Society’s Early Intervention Program requires a half-time Speech Language Pathologist to provide assessment, consultation and some centre-based intervention services (language groups) with children aged birth to 3½ and their families. Most of our children have a diagnosed hearing loss, and have language delays related to their hearing loss. These children may also have other developmental delays or complex medical issues. Our program also accepts hearing children of deaf parents. The program focuses on child development with an emphasis on language acquisition. Programming is play-based and family-focused, requiring a high level of team work within an interdisciplinary team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology;
  • The successful applicant must be registered or eligible to be registered with the
    Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA);
  • Current CPR and First Aid; and
  • Clear Criminal Record and Intervention Checks.

HOURS
15 to 20 hours per week, flexible schedule, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

COMPENSATION

  • $38.00 – $42.00 per hour, based on education and experience;
  • Incredible work environment – cooperative, fun, inclusive, & inspiring;
  • Flexible work hours; and
  • ASL training available

 

CONTACT

Kathy Holinski

Program Manager, Early Intervention Program

Telephone: (780) 454-9581 ext. 226

Email: kholinski@connectsociety.org

 

Community Support Worker II Weekday evenings - EDMONTON, AB

START DATE: October 2018

Connect Society helps Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, adults and their families become full participants in society. Our family focused approach supports our clients so they can fulfill their goals and achieve success.

Overview:

Connect Society has part time positions available in its Community Living Support Services program. This position requires experience and skills for working with Deaf adults with developmental disabilities in 24 hour supported residential programs.

Requirements:

  • ASL (Level 2 or higher preferred);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, Working with others;
  • Fast-paced environment, Work under pressure, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, Finding information;
    • Work in employers/client’s home;
    • Physically demanding, Housekeeping activities, Food preparation;
    • Flexible Schedule: Shifts can include evening and weekend.

Qualifications:

  • Experience: 6 months to less than 1 year
  • Languages: ASL, Read English, Write English
  • Education: Completion of high school
  • Credentials: Community Support Worker (CSW) Diploma and/or Human Services Diploma, CPR Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certificate/MANDT training, Cultural Awareness Training, Medication Administration Certificate, (First Aid and CPR are required to start employment, however, other courses/workshops may be provided after candidate has been hired); and
  • Security & Safety: Police Information Check and Child Welfare Check.

Hours:

Casual, Part Time, weekday evening

Compensation:

  • To be negotiated, based on education and experience
  • Paid ASL Training and other Courses/workshops as required; and
  • Incredible work environment – fun, inclusive, inspiring!

Contact:

 

Kelly Ilkiw

Program Manager

Community Living Support Services

ph|tty 780.454.9581 ext. 234

email: kilkiw@connectsociety.org

 

 

 

SUBSTITUTE EARLY EDUCATION TEACHERS - EDMONTON, AB

OVERVIEW

Connect Society’s Early Childhood Services Program requires substitute teachers in Edmonton, Alberta to support the learning of preschool children. Our children have either a hearing loss or have a family member with a hearing loss. The program focuses on child development with an emphasis on language acquisition using a bilingual approach – English and American Sign Language.  Programming is play-based and family-focused, requiring a high level of team work within an interdisciplinary team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University Degree in Education;
  • Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate;
  • American Sign Language (qualified candidates without American Sign Language will be considered with the expectation that they will gain competency);
  • Related course work/experience in child development, special needs, deafness;
  • Current CPR and First Aid; and
  • Clear Criminal Record and Intervention Checks.

PRESCHOOL HOURS

Monday to Thursday, between 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

COMPENSATION

  • $28.00 – $38.00 per hour, based on education and experience;
  • Incredible work environment – cooperative, fun, inclusive, & inspiring;
  • ASL training available

CONTACT

Nicole Palmer

Executive Assistant, Connect Society

Telephone: (780) 454-9581

Email: npalmer@connectsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Reception Hours

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

General Inquiries

Telephone/TTY:
Edmonton (780) 454-9581
Calgary (403) 828-1937

Text:

Edmonton (587) 921-3478
Calgary (403) 828-1937

Fax:
(780) 447-5820

Edmonton Address

6240 – 113 Street

Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 3L2

Calgary Address

4631 85 Street NW

Calgary, Alberta  T3B 2R8

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