Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) has an opening for a Deafblind Support Worker role based in North Bay. Reporting to the Supervisor, Intervening Services, the Deafblind Support Worker will act as a communicator and sighted guide for individuals with a combined hearing and vision loss. Our goal is to provide individuals who are deafblind access to information, facilitate interaction with their environment, and assist them to participate fully in their community. 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 full-time contract position (for nine months) working 35 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The ideal candidate will ideally have a Diploma in Deafblind services or equivalent, e.g. studies in human or community services, as well as 1-2 years’ experience working with Deafblind clients. 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 83-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. In 2021, CHS achieved Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada, making it the first national organization serving Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to earn this distinction.
CHS requires you to be legally eligible for employment in Canada (Proof of legal ability to work in Canada will be required if a contingent offer of employment is made.)
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION HIRING PROCESS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING APPLICANTS.
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