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Intervenor, DeafBlind Ontario Service, Simcoe County


Posted Until:

March 30th 2018

Company Name:

DeafBlind Ontario Services

Job Title:

Intervenor – Support Worker

Job Location:


Terms of Employment:

Full-time Contract

Hours per Week:


Varied Shifts:

Days, Evenings, Overnights, Weekends

Days of the Week Required:

Monday to Sunday (Entire week)

Hourly Wage:

Based on experience

Position 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 gather information, learn concepts and skills, develop communication and language, and establish relationships that lead to greater independence. By building a bond of trust, Intervenors use communication and active engagement that opens new doors of opportunity for individuals who are deafblind. This enables them to interact with the world around them and achieve as much independence as possible, to enjoy ad embrace life’s journey.

Job Duties:
• Assist clients in reaching their full potential by communicating their needs, likes and preferences, and empowering clients to make informed decisions and be active participants in all areas of their lives.
• Responsible to work as part of a team to support the client(s) in making informed choices and decisions. Follows activity plans, based on client’s personal plans and provide input on the client’s progress to the team. • Assist with the development and implementation of client strategy plans.
• Provide personal care as required (e.g. lifts and transfers, toileting, personal hygiene, medication administration, etc.).



• Minimum of one-year post-secondary education in Intervenor for Deafblind Persons, Developmental Services Worker, Social Services Worker, Community Services Worker, Personal Support Worker or related field.

• One to three years of related work experience.
• Must have experience working with high behavioural clients

• Proven ability to complete NVCI techniques and lifts up to 150 pounds, independently
• Knowledge or willingness to learn techniques for providing Intervenor Services to people with deafblindness through a total communication approach.
• Good written and verbal communication skills, and must demonstrate respect, leadership, trust and teamwork.
• Current CPR/First Aid certification.
• A Certified Congenital DeafBlind Specialist (CCDBS) is considered an asset or a willingness to work towards certification.


How to Apply:


Contact Name: Yathavie Devathasan      905-853-2862 ext. 263

For Office Use Only: CC-2280 PV

Date Posted: March 2, 2018