Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected charities. For 99 years, the organization has been Canada’s primary source of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, providing crucial vision loss rehabilitation services to thousands of Canadians each day.

With a dedicated team of approximately 700 staff members and thousands of volunteers across the country, CNIB is proud to be there, every step of the way, for people who are blind or partially sighted and their families, from the crucial early childhood years through adulthood and into the autumn of life. We also work diligently to increase public understanding of vision health, and to advocate proudly for an inclusive society where no citizen is left behind, regardless of vision loss.

CNIB has ambitious goals for the future. Through our new strategic plan, CNIB is working to ensure that every Canadian who is blind or partially sighted has access to the full range of services they need to increase their independence and have more control over their own lives.

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January 9, 2017

Job Title:

Assistant, Life Skills- Haldimand Abilities Centre




Brantford, ON


This position is responsible for working with adults with vision loss as well as additional functional needs. This position works closely with Brain Injury Services and Alzheimer Haldimand Norfolk staff as part of the Haldimand Abilities Centre’s specialized programming in assisting the individual to achieve their goals leading toward great independence.

Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):

• Develop, facilitate and assist to ensure that programs are inclusive and accessible to either individuals or groups who attend the Haldimand Abilities Centre (HAC) Program, both CNIB and partner organizations

• Identify and support individuals by referrals to appropriate community support providers

• Reinforce and support individuals to obtain their optimal capability through the development of essential daily living skills

• Liaise with community service providers to provide consultation, public education and CNIB in-service training at the HAC

• Performs administrative duties, which may include but are not limited to EVRR tracking; benchmarking; documentation of client contact

• Participate in HAC team and CNIB Outreach team meetings and other activities as required

• Provide individuals and their families attending the HAC, education and support regarding CNIB services

• Maintaining relationships with internal (Brain Injury and Alzheimer's) partners and external stakeholders (local community, service providers)

• Identifying volunteer opportunities and supporting volunteer engagement in HAC programming

• You will also ensure understanding of, and compliance with, all CNIB's policies and procedures

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience):

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 2016

• Ability to work independently and demonstrate excellent time management skill

• Demonstrate effective written, presentation and communication skills

• Excellent diplomacy and conflict resolution skills

• Creative, resourceful, collaborative and solution-oriented. Where others see problems, you see opportunities

• Flexible hours are required as staff must be able to schedule workday around client needs which may include occasional evenings and weekends

• Travel will be required

• CNIB and HAC orientation to be provided

Experience and Education:

• Post-secondary degree or diploma in Recreation and Leadership, Social Services, OTA, or related discipline

• 2 years' experience in related field; previous experience working with a special needs population is required

• Current Criminal Record Check is a requirement for employment

• Must be organized, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable.

Closing Date for Applications:  January 16, 2017

Please Send the Application To:  and quote the job title in the subject line

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.