If 95% of what we learn comes from our eyes and ears, imagine what it must be like to be deafblind.
WE HAVE PART TIME AND PART TIME RELIEF OPEN IN PETERBOROUGH.
DeafBlind Ontario Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals who are deafblind to increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services. Established in 1989, we have residential locations and community services programs across the province.
Availability must meet the needs of DeafBlind Ontario Services’ clients; typically, daytime, evenings, overnights and weekends.
What is an Intervenor?
Intervenors are specially trained professionals who act as the “eyes” and “ears” of the individual who is deafblind through the sense of touch.
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 gather information, learn concepts and skills, develop communication and language, and establish relationships that lead to greater independence and community involvement.
Given the unique needs of individuals with deafblindness, DeafBlind Ontario Services offers training for new employees, as well as ongoing and continuous training.
Some of the ways you will make a difference everyday :
We typically hire candidates with experience in the following disciplines: Developmental Services Worker, Social Services Worker, Community Services Worker, Personal Support Worker, Police Foundations, Paramedic Programs or related experience.
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 Human Resources Generalist - EAST.
Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Job Type: Part-time