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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

FULL-TIME EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER - CALGARY AB

START DATE: Immediately  

OVERVIEW

Connect Society’s Early Childhood Services Program requires a Full-time Teacher in Calgary, 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.

HOURS

35 hours per week Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 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

Teresa Foy
Telephone: (403) 828-1937
Email: tfoy@connectsociety.org

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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

 

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

 

 

 

 

EDMONTON GROUP HOME - TEAM LEADER

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

The residential group home setting provides 24/7 supports to adults who are deaf and developmentally delayed. The Team Leader position is primarily responsible for direct service provision, service planning and coordinating service delivery for individuals living in our group home. The intent is to provide a supportive home environment which will enable and foster personal growth and development.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the program by:

  • Developing and implementing program procedures.
  • Reviewing log notes, quarterly reports, critical incident reports, contact notes, activity trackers, behavior trackers, and performing follow-up to any incidents or areas of concerns.
  • Communicating in a professional, timely, , and respectful manner with individuals, families, guardians, staff, or community representative regarding changes, progress, and concerns
  • Develop and implement team goals and objectives based on the outcomes established for Connect Society and the Community Living Support Services (CLSS) program
  • Developing and implementing individual person-centered plans with consumers that support consumer’s personal development.
  • Advocate and promote the wellness of consumers.
  • Manage physical assets, e.g. equipment, care and upkeep of the CLSS house

Provide direct supervision and support to team members by:

  •  participating in the recruitment, orientation and training of new personnel
  • Creating schedules and work assignments and ensures the accuracy and timely submission of time sheets
  • Acts as the team resource for relevant policies, procedures, legislation and regulations, service protocol.
  • promoting and supporting the well-being of staff, e.g. health and safety, physical
  • providing opportunity for each team member to receive formal performance reviews (probationary, annual and regular performance meetings) and assist to establish relevant annual performance goals and objectives
  • Developing and monitoring personal competence in self and team members
  • Organizing and chairing monthly staff meetings, and house meetings.
  • Performs other duties as required in accordance with the changing needs and circumstances
  • Assist on call team with 24/7 on-call rotation to help with crisis, sick calls and shift coverage

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree or Diploma in Disability Service or related discipline
  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Minimum of one year Supervisory experience
  • related employment experience supporting vulnerable individuals
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with physical and medical needs as well as in the areas of; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, autism, Addictions, and Mental Health.
  • Evidence of innovation and creativity in supporting individuals with disabilities.
  • Strong written communication and interpersonal skills, result oriented, good time management, strong organizational, problem-solving and advocacy skills
  • Experience with person centered practices
  • First Aid/CPR, Non Violent Crisis intervention (NVCI or MANDT), Medication Assist Certification, Abuse Protocol training considered an asset.
  • Class 5 Drivers License (Preferred)
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Intervention Record Check

HOURS
40 hours per week Monday through Friday, 9:00am -5:00pm (hours can flexed as needed for programming) and shared on Call

SALARY

  • To be negotiated

CONTACT

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to Kelly Ilkiw, Program Manager

Email: kilkiw@connectsociety.org

ONLY CANDIDATES WITH AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WILL BE CONSIDERED

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We would love to hear from you! Below you will find contact information for Connect Society. Feel free to contact us either by phone, e-mail, or through our online contact form at the bottom of this page.

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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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