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July 15, 2013
Specialist, Deafblind Literacy
The Specialist, Deafblind Literacy provides literacy instruction to individuals with combined loss of hearing and sight, as well as act as a resource to staff members.
This position provides functional expertise for the comprehensive multi-faceted direct service program within a matrix reporting structure.
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
· Conducts assessments of new students and designs individual programmes using appropriate communication methods and mediums.
· Responsible for recruitment, training, placement, and supervision of volunteer/student component where appropriate.
· Participates in and supports public awareness activities.
· Composes government reports and proposals for funding.
· Updates and maintains resource database of literacy programs.
· Acts as a resource for CNIB staff members and third party community networks.
· Maintains contact with the literacy community, especially those that relate to deafblindness.
· Updates and maintains accurate client files, statistical reports, attendance and projected client contact hours.
· Initiates and maintains a library of literacy materials appropriate for deafblind students.
· Provides general information with regards to literacy programs for deafblind students.
Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience)
· Community college diploma or equivalent related work.
· Training or teaching experience in similar environment.
· Demonstrated skills in the following communication methods: tactile signing systems, finger spelling, two hand manual, American Sign Language, English grammar and Braille.
· Experience working with people with disabilities.
· Ability to adjust instruction strategies to meet the needs of the client.
· Skills in communicating in alternative forms known to be used with individuals with combined loss of hearing and sight
· The necessary computer skills sufficient to maintain records, research client data, and write reports.
· Willingness to work flexible hours
· Occasional travel may be required.
Closing Date for Applications: August 2, 2013
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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