Job Posting 86459

Specialist Deafblind Literacy
CNIB Deafblind Community Services
Toronto Metro area
Toronto, the GTA area
closes in 2 days (Fri, 12 Aug)
part time  •  $25/ Hourly

Title: Specialist, Deafblind Literacy

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Position Status: Part-time, 21 hours per week

Reports to: Program Manager, Provincial Literacy Program

Closing date: Aug 12th, 2022

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Life is a journey full of challenges, dreams, adventure, and fun. At CNIB Deafblind Community Services (DBCS), we believe life for people who are Deafblind should be no different.

DBCS continues to be one of Canada's leading providers of specialized support and emergency services for people who are Deafblind. Our services enable people who are Deafblind to maximize their independence and engagement with the world around them.

We're looking to develop our team with passionate individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others. If that seems like you, talk to us today about this rewarding career opportunity.

What you'll do for CNIB Deafblind Community Services

The Specialist, Deafblind Literacy provides literacy instruction to individuals with combined loss of hearing and sight, as well as offers functional expertise for the comprehensive multi-faceted direct service program.

  • Conducts assessments of new students and designs individual programmes using appropriate communication methods and mediums.
  • Initiates and maintains a library of literacy materials appropriate for students who are Deafblind.
  • Updates client files, statistical reports, as well as resource database of literacy programs, maintains contact with the literacy community.
  • Composes government reports and proposals for funding and supports public awareness activities.

Who you are

  • knowledgeable about Deafblindness and Deaf/Deafblind culture, as well as current materials and technology related to literacy instruction.
  • a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and strong organizational skills.
  • self-motivated, attention to detail with the ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • able to take initiative, work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.

Contact us if you have

  • a diploma or degree in the human services field or related experience, training or teaching experience with individuals who are Deafblind would be considered an asset.
  • experience in or a willingness to learn and practice related alternate formats of communication including tactile signing systems, fingerspelling, two hand manual, American Sign Language, and Braille.
  • experience working with a diverse client population across all socio-economic and cultural groups.
  • ability to adjust instructional strategies to meet the needs of the client.
  • excellent computer skills to maintain records, research client data, and write reports.
  • experience with assistive or accessible technology is considered an asset.
  • willingness to travel and work flexible hours.

Please note:

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. We will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports at every stage of the recruitment and selection process upon request.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB Deafblind Community Services, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant.


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