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Sign Language Support Worker

Job Description

Sign Language Support Worker

This Job is open and will be posted until filled.

For full details or to apply, contact Jeanette French by email to jeanettefrench@shaw.ca or by telephone at: 250-860-1635

If you are a qualified Sign Language Interpreter or an individual with excellent signing skills, we are seeking an employee to provide interpreting services and support for a Deaf and intellectually challenged young man. You will support his successful part-time employment at Home Depot in Kelowna, B.C. on Monday and Tuesdays. In addition to providing employment support you may have additional opportunities to provide interpreting services for his physiotherapy program, Special Olympics activities and employment staff meetings.

Your client is a very friendly and personable individual who presents himself well and has been very successful at his job. He is highly dedicated to his role as a Lot Attendant at Home Depot and has received regional awards and accolades from fellow employees for his work ethic. He is very well-liked by all Home Depot staff and by previous and current sign language interpreters and support workers. Your client is a pleasure and joy to work with and you will enable him to continue to thrive, be successful and contribute to his workplace and his community.

You will be employed by the BFF Society; a person centred micro-board funded by Community Living BC and managed by his extended family and long term friends.

Job Requirements:
• Sign Language Interpreting Diploma (Preferred, but not required)
• Excellent Sign Language Skills
• Excellent Health – You will be required to shadow your client for each working shift inside and outside the Home Depot store. This means shadowing your client at a fairly rapid pace.

Additional Requirements
• Valid Class 5 Drivers License
• Motor Vehicle Driver’s Abstract
• Reliable Vehicle
• Criminal Record Check
• Community Care First Aid

Training
• Prior to commencing employment, paid training will be provided in the form of job shadowing. This will also include an initial meeting with your client and his family.

Support Needed
 Part Time (under 30 hours per week)
Support for Individual Age Group:
0-6
Location
Skills & Training
Criminal Record Check (CRC)
Driver’s License
First Aid
Language Spoken
ASL
English
Willing to group with other family to share a Support Worker?