Student Intervenor for the Deafblind Community, Student/Intern, Ottawa

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Job description

Can you imagine how profoundly your life would change if you lost both your hearing and vision? 

For many Ontarians who are Deafblind, this is the reality they live every day.

CNIB Deafblind Community Services makes a profound difference in the lives of Ontarians who are living without both of these senses. We are one of the leading providers of specialized support and emergency services for people who are Deafblind. Our dedicated professionals work with people in your community who are Deafblind to enable their independence in everyday life. Our intervenor services truly change lives by creating hope, building confidence, increasing safety and independence – leading the way to a brighter future.

As an Intervenor for the Deafblind community, you will transform lives.  Our Intervenors open a world of possibilities to our clients. 

Life is a journey full of challenges, dreams, adventure and fun. Why should it be any different for people who are Deafblind? Talk to us today about this rewarding career opportunity.

Position: Student Intervenor for the Deafblind community

Term: Student/Intern from May 2019- July 2019

Location: Ottawa


Essential duties entail, but not limited to:

  • Facilitates communication between individuals and their environment under the guidance of mentors.
  • Supports one-on-one services to individuals who are Deafblind in the home or in the community.
  • Works with the mentors/ supervisors/co-workers/ volunteers to effectively meet the needs of individuals.
  • Assists clients in pursuing community-based recreation, education, vocation, social and self-advocacy.
  • Supports clients in literacy and learning opportunities;
  • Supports administrative duties such as reports and service tracking upon request.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Understanding of theories and principles of intervention, knowledge of Deafblind-ness and common associated health related concerns
  • Knowledge of alternative communication methods such as American Sign Language, Two-hand Manual, Fingerspelling, etc.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good customer service, well-organized, attention to detail.
  • Good Problem-solving and time management skills.
  • Good command of relevant computer applications.
  • Be available to travel to individual’s home and to their appointments.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
Application and contact information

CNIB Deafblind Community Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity. If you need this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Please send your Cover Letter, Resume, and Academic Transcripts to indicating the Job Title, Term and Location in the subject line, and mention how you learned of this position. Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a Vulnerable Sector Check. You can also go to our website for more details.

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