Freelance Contract Support Worker (Intervenor) ID: 55045

Deadline Date: 2017/04/10

Location: Thunder Bay and surrounding area

DeafBlind Ontario Services is assisting a client in the recruitment of an Intervenor. This Intervenor will be provided with training and mentoring through Deafblind Ontario Services, but will not actually be an employee of DeafBlind Ontario Services. DeafBlind Ontario Services provides support through Intervenor Services to deafblind adults by providing the visual and auditory information necessary to enable the person who is deafblind to interact with other people and their environment.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
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 Summary: An Intervenor facilitates access to environmental information that is usually gained through vision and hearing for clients living with deafblindness. The Intervenor will assist clients to access information, people and their community, and in so doing, foster integration and independence. Job Duties: Intervenors are specially trained to act as the eyes and ears of the client. Intervenors provide information about the environment and what is happening, assists the individual who is deafblind to communicate, assists the individual to achieve as much independence as possible. Intervenors support individuals to achieve their personal goals and facilitate relationships, skills and roles which promote effective participation in the community.
 Requirements: The ideal candidate has a minimum of one-year post-secondary education and/or one to three years of related work experience. The candidate must have knowledge or willingness to learn techniques for providing Intervenor Services to people with deafblindness through total communication. In addition, the candidate will possess good written and verbal communication skills, and must demonstrate respect, leadership, trust and teamwork. Candidates must also possess current CPR/First Aid certification.
 DeafBlind Ontario Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. To receive this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the Director of Human Resources. Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Position is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and will commence ASAP.
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Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Alicia Hum
Position Title:
 Human Resources Project Student
Company Name:
 DeafBlind Ontario Services
 17665-15 Leslie St
Postal Code:
 L3Y 3E3
 905-853-2862 X 263
Web Address: