NEWMARKET, ON, Jan. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Make a difference in the life of someone who is deafblind.
Consider a career as 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. Intervenors connect an individual who is deafblind with the communication supports they need to build their life skills, gain independence and contribute to the greater community.
Intervenors use many different methods of communication to facilitate the exchange of information and meet the unique needs of the person who is deafblind. They work in a variety of settings in the community, in residential or educational settings. Intervenors are leaders, problem solvers and team players. In a given day, an intervenor may be called on to employ their creativity and flexibility, and work closely with others.
A career as an intervenor can be a great option for a student graduating from either high school or a post-secondary education, or for a professional embarking on a second career.
Enjoy on the job learning opportunities and rewarding experiences that will challenge you to be your best self. If you have ever wanted a chance to work in a profession that helps you make an impact in someone else's life while also offering opportunities for advancement, this may be the career for you. Intervenors can work in a variety of environments on a daily basis within a positive team atmosphere and for an organization that offers opportunities for future career growth.
As someone with experience as a developmental service worker (DSW), personal support worker (PSW), social service worker (SSW), or in health care services, a career as an intervenor will give you a chance to draw on your expertise. Alternately, if you have limited experience but are interested in applying your personal experience to a new career, a career as an intervenor can contribute to your own personal growth as you help open new doors of opportunity for someone who is deafblind.
DeafBlind Ontario Services aims to be a top employer in the field and invests in their employees by offering extensive training, mentoring and other professional development opportunities throughout all levels of the organization. For both 2015 and 2016, DeafBlind Ontario Services received the annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) award. The Nonprofit Employer of Choice Awards (NEOC) recognizes organizations whose people leadership and vision has translated into exemplary talent management practices.
DeafBlind Ontario Services is hiring intervenors across Ontario in the following areas:
If you have been looking for a new start in 2018, explore a career as an intervenor.
Deafblindness is a combined loss of hearing and vision to such an extent that neither the hearing nor vision can be used as a means of accessing information, communication and mobility. In fact, 95% of what you learn comes from your eyes and ears.
Founded in 1989, DeafBlind Ontario Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals who are deafblind increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services. With residential locations and community services programs across the province, their services extend into a wide range of communities in Ontario.
To learn more, visit www.deafblindontario.com.
SOURCE DeafBlind Ontario Services
For further information: please contact: Senior Coordinator of Public Relations, Karen Madho at 1-855-340-3267 ext. 243 or [email protected]