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Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility


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Position: Audiologist Job Advertisement–Audiologist, April 2024

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Location: Vancouver, BC (Quebec Street Office)
Deadline: This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
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Position Summary:

Job Summary

The Audiologist provides professional audiology services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to assist them on their journey to communicate more effectively.


This full-time role will be split 50/50 between both our Kitsilano and Port Coquitlam locations (and/or at our Mount Pleasant location). Preference is for one full-time audiologist. However, applications for half-time roles at either location will also be accepted.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Heritage/native language user of American Sign Language.
  • Member in good standing with respective provincial sign language interpreting association.
  • 5+ years of experience demonstrated through a portfolio of work and written references.
  • Understanding of Deaf culture.
  • Compensation

    Salary range:  $71,162 – $83,720 per year

    About Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility

    Established in 1956, Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility is a BC based, charitable not-for-profit organization operating as a social enterprise. Wavefront Centre delivers innovative services in Audiology and Communication Devices, Counselling, Seniors Outreach, and Accessible Communication Services that assist people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing achieve full communication accessibility.

     Work Performed

    Client Services

Treatment of clients following bylaws and legislations established by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC)

    • Assessment of hearing, which includes identification, evaluation, diagnosis and counselling
    • Intervention for hearing, which includes promotion, prevention, counselling, treatment, consultation, management, (re)habilitation and education
    • Measurement of patient or client outcomes for these services
    • Consultation with and referral of clients to other professionals and agencies in order to provide holistic patient-centred care
    • Assessment, selection, prescribing/recommending, dispensing, validation, verification, and servicing hearing aids and other appropriate hearing assistive and (re)habilitative strategies for individuals with hearing loss, auditory processing, tinnitus and/or related disorders. This could include bone conduction hearing devices, assistive technology such as FM systems, and tinnitus re-training as well as measurement of patient or client outcomes for these technologies and strategies
    • Provision of aural (re)habilitation to improve listening and communication skills
    • Cerumen management
    • Explanation of the impacts of hearing loss on everyday life and provision of direct counselling on the educational, psychological, and social implications of hearing loss to clients, their families, and other individuals on request
    • Provision of reports necessary for a variety of client needs
    • Assist in daily and weekly calibration and maintenance of audiology equipment
    • Assist in maintenance of clinical infection control procedures, safety and sanitary standards
    • Assist in establishing quality control procedures
  • Research, Education & Outreach
    • Support research projects, as required
    • Support targeted marketing projects, as required
    • Public presentations – information talks as well as educational sessions, as required
    • Supervise Audiology and Hearing Instrument Practitioner program students, as required
    • Assist with training and supervision of Audiometric Technician(s), as required
    • Coordinate with the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences on the education of audiology students on externships, as required



    • Maintain client records as per college standards
    • Track and report on key performance metrics; reporting/data collection (statistical information), as required
    • Liaise with departments at Wavefront and other agencies for client welfare
    • Knowledge of database and tracking systems (e.g., Blueprint)
    • Participate in regular staff meetings
    • Other related duties as assigned



    • Master’s degree, or higher, in Audiology from an accredited university program
    • Current Audiology and Hearing Instrument Practitioner registration (or eligible for registration) with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals (CSHBC)
    • At least one (1) year of experience conducting audiology evaluations on a varied client population
    • Minimum one (1) year experience (preferred) selecting and fitting hearing aids; references attesting to competence in this field required


    Skills & Knowledge

    • Proficient computer skills; organized with excellent attention to detail
    • Knowledge of computers and specialized equipment for testing hearing, hearing aids and assistive devices
    • Knowledge of cochlear implants and other implantable devices
    • Able to communicate effectively using empathy and understanding with a range of people including:Deaf and Hard of Hearing, financially, socially, or educationally at risk, or those with multiple disabilities
    • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Able to work as part of a team and independently with minimum supervision
    • Able to navigate rapidly changing demands, prioritize tasks and deal with interruptions
    • Education or experience in psychology and the effects of a disability
    • Knowledge of the bylaws, legislation, and scopes of practice for audiology as set out by CSHBC
    • Experience with the culture and sensibilities of Deaf persons
    • An interest in research and student supervision
    • Collaborative approach working with other members of the department and across the organization


    Hours of work

    This role offers 35 hours of work per week. The typical hours of work are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Incumbents may be asked to work overtime from time to time.


    What we offer

    • Comprehensive benefits package (extended health and dental)
    • Pension plan after probation period
    • Generous time off entitlement (statutory holidays, vacation entitlement, sick and personal time)


    Workplace safety

    In order to do all we can to ensure the safety of our staff and clients, Wavefront Centre requires that everyone working within our organization be fully vaccinated (COVID-19) unless they have an exemption for accommodation pursuant to the BC Human Rights code. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


    Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

    Wavefront Centre believes equity, diversity and inclusion are essential. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Wavefront Centre will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for interviews upon request.


    Closing Details

    Please email your cover letter and resume as a PDF along with a list of references, and include the job title in the subject field to: . Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for this role.


    Application Deadline

    The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.


Position: English-ASL Translation Expert – Contract Position  

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Location: Vancouver, BC (Quebec Street Office)
Deadline: This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
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We are seeking contractors who would be responsible for reading, understanding, and translating written texts from English to American Sign Language. The contractors would be responsible for video recording, reviewing for quality, and editing as necessary.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Read, research, and translate written English into American Sign Language. Materials include single to multi-page documents and website materials.
  • Relay concepts and ideas accurately between languages.
  • Consult experts as necessary.
  • Create a new text in the target language that reproduces the content, meaning, and style of the original.
  • Edit and proof American Sign Language to accurately reflect English text.
  • Receive and submit assignments electronically by the deadline.
  • Use dictionaries and glossaries for reference.
  • Translate both legal terminology and colloquial language in business, government, and community texts.
  • Collaborate with team members and clients as required.
  • Stay up to date on technological tools and practices for successful translation work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Heritage/native language user of American Sign Language.
  • Member in good standing with respective provincial sign language interpreting association.
  • 5+ years of experience demonstrated through a portfolio of work and written references.
  • Understanding of Deaf culture.

Technical Requirements

  • This role requires the individual to meet the following requirements.
    • Have equipment for high quality video recording.
    • Have equipment/software to be able to open and view text and video files in a variety of formats.
    • Have solid coloured professional wall background for recording.
    • Have professional attire for recording.
    • Have access to a platform to be able to send large files electronically.








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