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: Specialist, Intervenor for the Deafblind community
Summary of Primary Responsibilities:
Covering a broad range of duties and responsibilities including acting as a communicator and sighted guide to individuals with a combined loss of hearing and sight. The incumbent provides access to information and facilitates the interaction between the individual and their environment.
Essential duties entail, but not limited to:
- Works with the Manager/Supervisor Deafblind Community Services, to effectively meet the needs of individuals.
- Provides one on one service and support to individuals who are Deafblind in the home or in the community; Assists individuals with tasks as required.
- Facilitates access to information for individuals to gather information, learn concepts and skills to make an informed decision, and acts as interpreter and sighted guide.
- Assists in accessing Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario (VLRO) and CNIB Foundation services as well as community services; Provides intervention services at retreats (i.e., workshops, retreats, CNIB camps).
- Assists client in pursuing community-based recreation, education, vocation, social and self-advocacy; Supports client in literacy and learning opportunities
- Performs administrative duties such as reports and service tracking upon request.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
- Demonstrated understanding of theories and principles of intervention.
- Knowledgeable of Deafblindness and common associated health related concerns in all life stages (children to seniors).
- Knowledge of multiple communication methods i.e. Two Hand Manual, American Sign Language, etc. would be an asset.
- Well-developed communications and interpersonal skills.
- Well organized with the ability to time manage and set priorities.
- Demonstrated good customer service with a supportive attitude.
- Self-directed, organized, with attention to detail.
- Demonstrated individual centered approach and commitment.
- Mature and professional attitude.
- Adheres to the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct set forth by the Deafblind Community Services Program.
Experience and Education:
- A diploma or degree in intervention for Deafblind individuals or related work experience in the field of Deafblindness would be an asset.
- Demonstrated knowledge or understanding in alternate formats of communications i.e. Two Hand Manual, American Sign Language, and Fingerspelling would be an asset, and a willingness to learn Braille.
- Good command of relevant computer applications.
- Travel will be required. Must be available to travel to individual’s home and to their appointments.
- Ability to work flexible hours.
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 and Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 https://deafblindservices.ca/ 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.