Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) has an opening for a Lifeskills Literacy Instructor, for service provision to York Region and Simcoe County. Reporting to the Manager, Training Services, the Lifeskills Literacy Instructor is responsible for providing instruction in language and essential skills training to Deaf and hard of hearing adults in a learner-centred, goal directed, and strengths-based learning environment. This will include teaching classes on the communication, numeracy, and digital literacy skills needed to secure and maintain employment, further education, participate in training opportunities, and increase personal independence.
This is a contract unionized position, working Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., for 46 weeks requiring a combination of in-person and virtual instruction.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent, as well as 2-3 years’ related work experience including developing and adapting lesson plans and related materials, combined with utilizing various teaching styles to match and meet student needs and learning styles. You are fully proficient utilizing MS Teams and Zoom to teach remotely and incorporate technology into in-person lessons.
You are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and possess a strong understanding of Deaf culture. Equivalent certification such as the Deaf Practitioner’s Certificate through the Deaf Literacy Initiative would be an asset. We are also looking for an enthusiastic individual who has superior time management and organizational skills and can work well under pressure to manage a varied workload with competing priorities and deadlines.
CHS is the industry-leading provider of services and products that enable Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to overcome barriers. We are an Accredited organization and the largest of its kind in North America. Building on its 83-year history and 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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