Job Posting 61398

Specialist, Intervenor for Emergency Intervenor Services
CNIB Deafblind Community Services
Toronto Metro area, Ottawa area, Hamilton area, London area, Halton / Peel ...
Ontario, Canada
closed 7 days ago (Tue, 31 Mar)
casual / on-call

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: Intervenor for Emergency Intervenor Service

Term: Casual, as needed for the Emergency Service

Location: Various locations across Ontario, such as Toronto, Hamilton-Burlington, Ottawa-Kingston, London-Windsor

Summary of Primary Responsibilities:

In 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:

  • Provide intervenor services in emergency situations only, i.e. at Hospital emergency department, with police or fire fighters, during mental health emergencies, or walk-in clinics.
  • Provide transportation for the person who is Deafblind to and/or from the emergency if needed, i.e. person who is Deafblind is taken by ambulance to emergency and intervenor meets them there. When the person is done seeing the Doctor, the intervenor drives the person home.

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.\
  • 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.
  • Experience or a willingness to learn and practice alternate formats of communications i.e. Two Hand Manual, American Sign Language, etc.
  • 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.

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