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Date:          March 13, 2013
 
Job Title:  Assistant, Life Skills Worker
 
Term:         4 month contract, 17.5 hours per week
 
Location:   Hamilton
 
Summary:
This position is responsible for working with adults with a vision loss as well as additional functional needs.  By reinforcing the skills taught by other Specialists within the multi-disciplinary team, this position works to support individual achievement through their rehabilitation goals leading to greater independence. 
 
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
·        Reinforce and support individual rehabilitation goals as defined in the Outreach Service Plan.
·        Reinforces skills taught by the Specialist ILS and Specialist O&M once initial training has been conducted.
·        Reinforce and support individual development of specified essential daily living skills.
·        Liaise with community service providers to reinforce daily living skills.
·        Complete service-tracking statistics and assist in evaluation of the effectiveness of service delivery model.
·        Provides consultation, public education, and in-service training.
·        Performs administrative duties, which may include but are not limited to service tracking; benchmarking; documentation of client contact.
·        Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and other activities as required.
·        Provides understanding and support to individuals and their families regarding the individual’s adjustment to vision loss.
·        Builds relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
·        Maintain file documentation on clients and service tracking in a timely manner.
 
Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience)
·        Post-secondary degree or diploma in Social Services or related discipline.
·        2 years experience in related role; previous experience working with a specials needs population is preferable
·        Must travel extensively within geographic area
·        Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
·        Ability to work independently and demonstrate excellent time management skills.
·        Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.   
·        Excellent communication, diplomacy, and conflict resolution skills
·        Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
·        Demonstrates mature and sensitive nature, as well as possess emotional and social stability when dealing with the needs of persons experiencing vision loss
·        Must be organized, self motivated, flexible and adaptable.
·        Enjoys meeting new challenges
·        Flexible hours are required as staff must be able to schedule workday around client needs which may include occasional evenings and weekends
·        Daily travel within the designated catchment’s areas is required
 
Closing Date for Applications:       April 2, 2013
 
Please Send The Application To:  janis.giftopoulos@cnib.ca  
 
Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
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