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ICSS IS SEEKING A FULL TIME COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION INTERVENOR. Langue des signes Quebecoise (LSQ) required. Will consider ASL where candidate is bilingual (French/English).
Innovative Community Support Services (ICSS) is a non-profit charitable organization that is committed to creating and providing families & individuals with innovative, high quality and cost effective community based programs and services that promote a strong sense of well-being while making a positive contribution to our culturally diversified community.
An intervenor is an individual who facilitates the interaction of a person who is deafblind with other people and the environment. They provide information about what is happening in the surrounding area, assist the individual to communicate, provide or develop concepts where necessary, confirm actions, assist with life skills and, most importantly, assist the individual to achieve as much independence as possible within their situation. The intervenor provides the person who is deafblind with accurate information in an appropriate manner to enable them to make choices, plan future actions, communicate successfully, and navigate their environment.
Rotation is mainly Monday to Friday with occasional evenings and weekends.
Educational Requirements/ Availability Requirements:
- Langue des signes Quebecoise (LSQ) required. Will consider ASL where candidate is bilingual (French/English). ICSS may consider providing training in LSQ.
- Diploma in Intervenor for Deafblind Persons or Deaf and Blind Support Specialist Program.
- Knowledgeable about the theories and principles of intervention.
- Knowledgeable about Deafblindness and common associated health-related concerns in all life stages (from childhood to older adulthood).
- Will consider DSW, CYW or SSW or 3 years’ experience in the field working with individuals who are deafblind, or an equivalent combination.
- Training in a Total Communication Approach and alternative forms of communication.
- Experience working with assistive technology and/or accessible environments.
- Minimum one year related experience is required.
- Must have CPR/First Aid/CPI training.
- The needs of this program require flexibility as support needs are based on people's individual needs and community partner requirements as identified.
Experience Requirements & Responsibilities:
- To receive and interpret information for the individual with deafblindness, in order to facilitate their participation in the visual/oral world around them.
- To use a total communication approach to facilitate communication between the individual with deafblindness, and other people, in order to support the required learning and communication (this may involve signing, tactile signing, voice, Braille, object/visual/tactile cues, etc.).
- To receive and relay information on behalf of the individual with deafblindness using a total communication approach.
- To reinforce skills and concept development through concrete, meaningful and functional activities and interactions with others and the environment.
- To provide reinforcement of the use of residual vision and/or hearing, while addressing sensory integration issues.
- To assist in the preparation and adaptation of materials and monitoring of programs they are involved in.
- Demonstrated knowledge of community resources.
- To assist in the promotion of interaction between the individual with deafblindness and his/her environment, fostering social growth, positive self image, and meaningful contribution to society.
- Facilitate and support participation in meaningful community based activities, which support individual to develop skills utilizing community infrastructure such as transportation services to promote and develop leisure, recreational, employment and volunteer opportunities within the community.
- Participating in goal planning with people and attending individual planning meetings as requested and supporting people to attain their desired goals
- Assisting people to maintain positive relationships and to facilitate independence and skill development.
- Active participation in swimming, bowling, dancing and other recreational activities will be required.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrate adaptive skills for the individuals we support and be knowledgeable about accessibility.
- Provide, cue, or set up routine for daily personal-care, such as lifts and transfers, toileting, hygiene, etc., as well as administer medication and maintain accurate records.
- Previous experience with documentation and report writing.
- Proficient with computers, internet, email and Microsoft Applications.
- Ability to work in a multi-tasking team setting as well as independently.
- Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrate initiative and motivation and be a self-starter.
- Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- To perform other duties as assigned.
Extra Skills Required:
- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation for work usage is required.
- The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude, and maintain enthusiasm in all tasks.
Please send a cover letter and resume outlining your skills and accomplishments and why you would be suitable for this position.
ICSS is an equal opportunity employer.
CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS A WORK PERMIT IF NOT A CANADIAN RESIDENT.
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Job Type: Full-time
- Casual Dress
- Dental Care
- Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Life Insurance
- On-site Parking
- Paid Time Off
- Vision Care
- 10 Hour Shift
- 8 Hour Shift
- Day shift
Due to Covid-19, we have safety measures in place to protect our employees.
- English (Required)
- French (Required)