Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) has an opening for a Hearing Care Counsellor based in Durham. Reporting to the Supervisor, Hearing Care Counselling, the Hearing Care Counsellor will be responsible for providing individual counselling, support, and case management for eligible Hearing Care Counselling (HCC) clients (age 55 and up and hard of hearing or deaf).
This will be a permanent, full-time position working Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in the Social Services field (nursing with a specialization in Gerontology) along with 3-5 years’ counselling experience with the elderly. You also have proven knowledge of and experience in the hearing loss field including evaluating hearing loss utilizing audioscope and audiometer testing devices as well as providing general instruction to clients in the use, care, and maintenance of hearing aids and assistive listening devices.
You have excellent administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills including liaising and consulting with other counsellors, agencies, and services to promote the independence and empowerment of clients with acquired hearing loss, so as to enhance daily functioning, safety and social access. You have a sense of urgency and can handle a pressurized environment with the ability to manage a varied workload with competing priorities and deadlines.
Canadian Hearing Services (“CHS”) is the leading provider of services and products that enable Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to overcome barriers to participation. It is the largest and only Accredited organization of its kind in North America. Building on its 81-year history following a remarkable and ambitious turnaround, CHS is a modern, progressive and professional organization well-positioned for growth both nationally and internationally. In 2021, CHS achieved Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada making it the first national organization serving Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to earn this distinction.
CHS requires you to be legally eligible for employment in Canada (Proof of legal ability to work in Canada will be required if a contingent offer of employment is made.)
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CHS will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.
CANADIAN HEARING SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION HIRING PROCESS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING APPLICANTS.
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