We are currently in the process of recruiting Parent Guides and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Guides for the Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side Program™ (GBYS).
In the GBYS parent support program, we link parents of deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind children throughout the province with experienced “Parent Guides” and “ Deaf/Hard of Hearing Guide” adult mentors who are all trained to support families without bias. We believe in the Hands & Voices motto, “What works for your child is what makes the choice right”™. Our goal is to provide parents the opportunity to establish a supportive relationship with another parent of a child who is deaf/hard of hearing as well as adult mentors who can share their experiences growing up deaf/hard of hearing.
Ideally, we would like to fill some gaps in our team such as parents and deaf/hard of hearing adults with Indigenous ancestry, a parent of a child with ANSD, a deaf/hard of hearing adult with unilateral or bilateral microtia/atresia, a deaf/hard of hearing adult who uses both ASL and spoken language(s) ~ so these experiences would be an asset. Of course, any parent of a DHH child is welcome to apply, but we always strive to have a well-rounded group of Guides to offer support to our diverse population of families in BC J.
Please refer to the attached job postings for more information. Our deadline for submissions is November 30th.