Specialist, Independent Living Skills

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Closing date
Term
Contract
Region
Ontario
Ontario South (Greater Toronto)
Ontario West
Location
Southwest Region
Job description
  • Assesses the independent living needs and abilities of individuals.
  • With the individual, identifies and prioritizes goals, and develops an independent living plan.
  • Teaches adaptive skills for independent living in areas of personal management, household management, communication, leisure activities, basic indoor orientation & mobility skills, and basic technology training 
  • Assists individuals in the acquisition and use of assistive devices.
  • Promotes self-advocacy skills for individuals living with vision loss to access community programs and resources (i.e. leisure programs, acquisition of adaptive equipment, etc.).
  • Maintains all case data and documentation consistent with VLRC Systems and Procedures.
  • Provides consultation, public education, and in-service training.
  • Performs administrative duties including, but not limited to service tracking, benchmarking, report writing, etc.
  • Maintaining, facilitating, and conducting group sessions and presentations.
Qualifications

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with vision loss
  • Knowledge and experience working with access technology
  • Demonstrated individual centred approach and commitment.
  • Mature and professional attitude
  • Knowledgeable about disabilities and all life stages (children to seniors)
  • Well developed interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Decision-making and problem solving ability
  • Self-directed, organized and detail oriented

Experience and Education

  • Graduate of the Instructor for Blind and Visually Impaired Program (Mohawk College); or Diploma in Specialized Studies, O&M and Vision Rehabilitation (University of Montreal). 
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent. 
  • ACVREP Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) certification or eligibility for certification
  • Good command of relevant computer applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience running and facilitating groups an asset.
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 resumes@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.