A Message From the Executive Director

"At CHSC, we strive to build a culture that values the beautiful diversity of our team and the thousands of children and adults who we serve. We are proud to be women-led and 90% of our team members are women, so we strive to create work practices that support and empower women professionally and personally. Our team members learn from and support each other, working together to build a brighter future for our community." – Dr. Jennell Vick, Executive Director

Jennell C. Vick

Why YOU Should Join CHSC

Mission Driven
We are the nation's oldest hearing and speech center and Northeast Ohio's only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to serving those with special communication needs. CHSC provides speech-language, hearing, language interpreting, and Deaf services. We advocate for equal access to information and communication and value all individuals' language choices equally. Our vision is a community where every person can communicate effectively. We are guided by our Core Values.

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the direct results of your efforts contribute to improving the lives of thousands of people in our community, as well as supporting the mission and vision of CHSC.

Along with a competitive salary, our benefits package includes health insurance, vision and dental options, life insurance, HSA/Flex Spending account options, time off for vacation, FMLA, sick days, and holidays, and a 403b plan with company match. We offer some flex-scheduling and remote options where appropriate.

Novices and Experts Welcome!
We welcome employees at all levels of experience and levels - beginning, mid or end of career – including fellowship options.

Continuing Education/Professional Development
We are committed to investing in our staff as they develop and grow in their careers. We encourage continuing education and other professional development opportunities for all staff and provide both financial and time support for them.

Team atmosphere
CHSC is like one big family. Individuals and teams support each other - not just within departments, but also between departments. One of the reasons our team members stay as long as they do is the genuine interest in and support of one another.

"I can be happy again, thanks to the positive and flexible work environment at CHSC. I can be passionate and I can learn more." – Jessica Ellison

Inclusive culture
We are committed to nurturing our culture to reflect the community we serve and for advancing justice, accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and equity (JAIDE) throughout all areas of organizational operations and governance. 

We understand that without our amazing staff we could not have served the community for over 100 years! YOU make it happen and we love to show our appreciation. Staff anniversary program, appreciation events, monthly raffles, and much more are just a few of the ways we acknowledge each other.

Click here to see our Fall 2022 Staff Appreciation event at Michael Angelo’s Winery.

Click here to see our Spring 2023 Staff Appreciation event at Whirlyball.

We Want YOU to Join Our Team

Location: Cleveland

We are pleased to announce the inaugural year of the Fung Family Fellowship in Adult Services at Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center. This fully-funded 9-month clinical fellowship position incorporates supervised work with the community as a speech-language pathologist with a prescribed training schedule designed to build a comprehensive knowledge of the specialized needs of outpatient clients who have aphasia, their families, and the broader community that supports these individuals.  The fellow will devote 80% of their time to direct services and 20% of their time to outreach, providing training and education to community partners across Northeast Ohio about how to effectively work with adults who have aphasia.  The clinical caseload will be generalized, with both pediatric and adult cases. We seek a new graduate in speech-language pathology who is passionate about the community, adults with communication disorders, and the broad gaps that exist in best serving this population in an outpatient setting. 

The Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center (CHSC) is the oldest nonprofit hearing, speech, and deaf services center in the nation and Northeast Ohio’s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to those with special communication needs.  CHSC has a staff of more than 60 professionals providing audiology, speech-language pathology, interpreting, and deaf services in seven Ohio counties. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional training and mentoring for clinical fellows. We balance providing supervision and meeting time above and beyond what is required by ASHA and the Ohio Board by allowing our clinical fellows to deepen their trust in their own clinical judgment.  

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Location: Cleveland

CHSC is seeking a full-time Community Health Worker (CHW). The CHW will provide outreach services for grant-funded Project ELLA (Early Language and Literacy for All). Project ELLA works with children from birth to age 5. The CHW will help families and communities with children’s talking, listening, and reading skills. We mostly work with low-income communities. 

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Location: Cleveland

Purpose of Job:

 K-12 educational interpreting substitute and full school year opportunities available. The ideal candidate is fluent in American Sign Language and has experience or training to work in an educational interpreting setting.

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Location: Cleveland

Provides sign language interpreting services to individuals throughout Northern Ohio who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing ensuring adherence to the Interpreter’s Code of Ethics.

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