Specialist, Career and Employment Services-Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada

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Closing date
Regina, SK
Job description
Functional Contribution
  • Maintains file of current Labour market information.
  • Maintains all case data and Labour market documentation consistent with Vision Loss Rehabilitation systems and procedures.
  • Acts as a resource person for information regarding job accommodation. Provide skill development to prepare individuals to work in the workplace.   Works with employers to accommodate as required. 
  • Maintains contact with existing employers and outreaches to prospective employers.
  • Assists individuals in employment preparation, skills training, job search, and job maintenance. 
  • Performs administrative duties including but not limited to service tracking, benchmarking, report writing, etc.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with employers, community resources, and government funders.
  • Facilitates or participates in employment related workshops.  
  • Promotes an understanding and awareness of vision health as it relates to employment through consultation public education and in-house training.
Problem Solving/Time Frame of Impact
  • Provide timely delivery of career and employment services to individuals to work towards their employment related goals and ability to remain or become employed.
  • Ability to creatively and quickly problem solve to respond to unique individual needs.
Decision Autonomy
  • This position has latitude to implement the mutually agreed upon action plan.  
  • Take initiative to keep abreast of new career counselling and rehabilitation issues and information.
  • Provides leadership in community groups and partners by educating, advocating and promoting awareness about vision loss.
  • Provides leadership in training and coaching volunteers, students and staff.
  • Facilitates and enhances team efforts on a professional level and share specialized knowledge, sources, experience, concepts, and skills.
  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in the social sciences.
  • Accreditation in counselling or rehabilitation would be an asset.
  • Three to four years' experience in employment and vocational counselling with a focus on employment preparation, placement, retention, and marketing.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities is an asset.

Knowledge and experience working with individuals with vision loss.
Well-developed interpersonal and communications skills.
Self-directed, organized and detail oriented.
Demonstrated client centred approach and commitment.
Knowledge of job accommodation practice and relevant legislation.
Proficient in the use of computers
Knowledge of the tools and practices used in career development, guidance, and vocational assessment.

Working conditions
  • Service will be provided in Vision Loss Rehabilitation Centres, individual homes and/or the community.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Willingness to travel.
Application and contact information

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 let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact Brenda.Heisler@vlrehab.ca

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

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.

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