In covering a broad range of duties and responsibilitiesinclude acting as a communicator and sighted guide to individuals with combinedloss of hearing and sight.
The incumbentprovides access to information and facilitates the interaction between theindividual and their environment.
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to) :
Works with the Manager / Coordinator Deafblind Services, toeffectively meet the needs of the individual.
Supports the acquisition of alternative communication skillssuch as Two Hand Manual, American Sign Language, Fingerspelling, Braille
Provides one-to-one service and support to individuals whoare deafblind in the home or in the community, provides access to informationfor individuals to make an informed decision, and to act as interpreter, andsighted guide.
Assists individuals with tasks as required, i.e. phonecalls, grocery shopping, medical appointments, etc.
Perform administrative duties such as reports upon requestand service tracking.
Assists individuals in the acquisition and use of assistivedevices
Assists in public awareness education and in-servicetraining
Assists in accessing CNIB services as well as communityservices
Assist individuals with the use of technical devices
Assist in accessing information from newspapers, televisionand radio in their preferred method of communication
Facilitate the communication between individuals and theirenvironment.
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Assist client in pursuing community based recreation,education, vocation, social and self-advocacy
Assist individuals with planning of intervention time.
Builds relationships with individual by supporting theirdaily needs and acting as a communicator with other people.
Liaises with other team members and other CNIB servicestaff.
Builds and maintains relationships with other externalstakeholders and community groups and agencies.
Ability to work in a team environment such as teamintervention
Ability to creatively and quickly problem solve to respondto the individual’s needs
Committed to maintaining confidentiality and privacy
Has latitude in making decisions about individualassessments, counselling and crisis intervention.
Judgment is also utilized when making decisions aboutwhether to refer individuals to other services or agencies.
Takes initiative in finding new ways to assist individualsin their daily routines.
Keeps abreast of new technologies, technical skills andterminology, and trends in the field of intervention
Facilitate and enhance team efforts on a professional leveland share specialized knowledge, sources, experiences, concepts and skills.
Qualifications : (Education, Training, Experience) :
Knowledge and Skill Requirements :
Demonstrated understanding of theories and principles ofintervention.
Knowledgeable about deafblindness and common associatedhealth related concerns in all life stages (children to seniors)
Knowledge of multi communication methods i.e. Two HandManual, American Sign Language, etc.
Well-developed communications and interpersonal skills.
Well organized with the ability to time manage and setpriorities.
Demonstrated good customer service with a supportiveattitude.
Self-directed, organized, and attention to detail
Demonstrated individual centred approach and commitment
Mature and professional attitude
Background and understanding of people withexceptionalities.
Adheres to the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct set forthby the Deafblind Services Program
Experience and Education :
A diploma or degree in intervention for deafblindindividuals is required; related work experience is an asset.
Demonstrated knowledge or understanding in alternate formatsof communications i.e. Two Hand Manual, American Sign Language, Fingerspellingetc.
Good command of relevant computer applications
Must be available to travel to individual’s home and totheir appointments.
Closing Date for Applications : Posted until filled
Please Send the Application To : Gwen.Sheridan cnib.ca and quote the jobtitle in the subject line
Please send cover letter and resume and mention how youlearned of this position.
CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusiveworkplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluableasset.
CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices basedon merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that allcandidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.
To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB iscommitted to working with all candidates that require an accommodation.
If yourequire an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodationyou require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage ofthe recruitment and selection process.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however,only those selected for an interview will be contacted.