Career Opportunity

Vision Loss Rehabilitation Saskatchewan is a health services organization. We provide training that enables people who are blind or partially sighted to develop or restore key daily living skills, helping enhance their independence, safety and mobility. Our certified specialists work closely with ophthalmologists, optometrists and other health care professionals, providing essential care on a referral basis in homes and communities across Saskatchewan.

Vision Loss Rehabilitation Saskatchewan is operated by CNIB and funded by donors and partially funded by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected charities. For 99 years, the organization has been Canada’s primary source of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, providing crucial vision loss rehabilitation services to thousands of Canadians each day.

Date:

May 9, 2017

Job Title:

Specialist, Independent Living Skills

Term:

Permanent, Full-time

Location:

Regina, SK

Summary:

In covering a broad range of duties and responsibilities include providing instruction and guidance in compensatory independent living skills, and assistive technology, enabling individuals living with vision loss to independently carry out daily activities.  This position provides functional expertise for the comprehensive multi-faceted service and operations program within a matrix reporting structure.  This position will train in Low Vision when Independent Living Skills are mastered.

Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):

  • Assesses the independent living needs and abilities of individuals.
  • With the individual, identifies and prioritizes goals, and develops an independent living plan.
  • Teaches adaptive skills for independent living in areas of personal management, household management, communication, leisure activities, basic indoor orientation & mobility skills, and basic technology training 
  • Assists individuals in the acquisition and use of assistive devices.
  • Promotes self-advocacy skills for individuals living with vision loss to access community programs and resources (i.e. leisure programs, acquisition of adaptive equipment, etc.).
  • Maintains all case data and documentation consistent with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada Systems and Procedures.
  • Provides consultation, public education, and in-service training.
  • Performs administrative duties including, but not limited to service tracking, benchmarking, report writing, etc.
  • Maintaining, facilitating, and conducting group sessions and presentations.

Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience):

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with vision loss an asset
  • Knowledge and experience working with adaptive technology
  • Demonstrated individual centred approach and commitment.
  • Mature and professional attitude
  • Knowledgeable about disabilities and all life stages (children to seniors)
  • Well developed interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Decision-making and problem solving ability
  • Self-directed, organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to travel within the province to deliver community-based services

Experience and Education:

  • Graduate of the Instructor for Blind and Visually Impaired Program (Mohawk College); or Diploma in Specialized Studies, O&M and Vision Rehabilitation (University of Montreal) an asset.
  • Eligible for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada ILS training. 
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • Eligible for ACVREP Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) certification.
  • Good command of relevant computer applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience running and facilitating groups an asset.
 

Closing Date for Applications:  Open until filled

Please Send the Application to: christall.beaudry@cnib.ca and quote the job title in the subject line

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.