Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) has an opening for Deafblind Supporter Worker role servicing North Bay, Muskoka, and Parry Sound. Reporting to the Supervisor, Intervening Services, the Deafblind Support Worker will act as a communicator and sighted guide for individuals with a combined loss of hearing and sight to provide access to information and facilitate interaction with their environment and surroundings. Additional responsibilities will involve assisting with daily tasks, transporting or accompanying clients to and from assignments and/or appointments, and providing support regarding assistive devices, etc.
This is a part-time contract position until March 31, 2022, working 28 hours/week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The ideal candidate must have a Diploma in Deafblind services or equivalent, e.g. studies in human or community, as well as 1-2 years’ experience working with Deafblind clients and have formal training in ASL. Bilingualism (French/English) as well as LSQ training and alternative communication skills such as Two Hand Manual, Braille would be preferred. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required for frequent local (as well as occasional out of town) travel with clients.
CHS is the industry-leading provider of services and products that enable Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to overcome barriers. We are an Accredited organization and the largest of its kind in North America. Building on its 80-year history and following a remarkable and ambitious turnaround, CHS is a modern, progressive and professional organization well-positioned for growth both nationally and internationally.
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In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CHS will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.
CANADIAN HEARING SERVICES SUPPORTS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION HIRING PROCESS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING APPLICANTS.
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