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Date Listed 03-Jan-17
Address , Peterborough, ON,
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Company DeafBlind Ontario Services
Job Type Part-Time

STOP. LOOK. LISTEN. LUCKY YOU.

If 95% of what we learn comes from our eyes and ears, imagine what it must be like to be deafblind.

Founded in 1989, DeafBlind Ontario Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals who are deafblind increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services. With residential locations and community services programs across the province, their services extend into a wide range of communities in Ontario.

Hours:

Availability must meet the needs of DeafBlind Ontario Services' clients; typically, evenings, overnights and weekends.

Position Summary:

An Intervenor facilitates access to environmental information that is usually gained through vision and hearing for clients living with deafblindness. The Intervenor will assist clients to gather information, learn concepts and skills, develop communication and language, and establish relationships that lead to greater independence. By building a bond of trust, Intervenors use communication and active engagement that opens new doors of opportunity for individuals who are deafblind. This enables them to interact with the world around them and achieve as much independence as possible, to enjoy ad embrace life's journey.

Job Duties:

• Assist clients in reaching their full potential by communicating their needs, likes and preferences, and empowering clients to make informed decisions and be active participants in all areas of their lives.• Responsible to work as part of a team to support the client(s) in making informed choices and decisions. Follows activity plans, based on client's personal plans and provide input on the client's progress to the team.• Assist with the development and implementation of client strategy plans.• Provide personal care as required (e.g. lifts and transfers, toileting, personal hygiene, medication administration, etc.).

Requirements:

• Minimum of one-year post-secondary education in Intervenor for Deafblind Persons, Developmental Services Worker, Social Services Worker, Community Services Worker, Personal Support Worker or related field.• One to three years of related work experience.• Knowledge or willingness to learn techniques for providing Intervenor Services to people with deafblindness through a total communication approach.• Good written and verbal communication skills, and must demonstrate respect, leadership, trust and teamwork.• Current CPR/First Aid certification.• A Certified Congenital DeafBlind Specialist (CCDBS) is considered an asset or a willingness to work towards certification.

Join Our Team:

• Given the unique needs of individuals with deafblindness, DeafBlind Ontario Services offers training for new employees, as well as ongoing and continuous training.• DeafBlind Ontario Services is a recipient of the Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice award in 2015.• DeafBlind Ontario Services received its' second four-year Accreditation through FOCUS Accreditation Services in 2016, demonstrating commitment to long-term sustainability and continuous growth.• We offer a competitive hourly wage, wellness program, employee assistance program and more!

DeafBlind Ontario Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. To receive this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the Manager of Human Resources and Payroll.
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