Intervenor(IV) 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. They will provide a bridge to the world for the client with deafblindness and ensures that client is informed and an active participant in every activity. Intervenors provide a consistent presence in the client’s life in order to gain their trust, and provide them with a safe base for exploration and learning which promotes social and emotional development and well-being.
DeafBlind Ontario Services provides support through Intervenor Services to deafblind adults by providing the visual and auditory information necessary to enable the person who is deafblind to interact with other people and their environment.
- Assists the client service team with client programming
- In collaboration with the Client Service Advocate, assists in the development and implementation of client strategy plan
- Uses ‘total communication’
- Assists with routine duties and documentation (client reports, service tracking, health reports, log notes, etc.)
- Maintains accurate and confidential information, records and reports for each client
- Assists with personal care as required (e.g. lifts and transfers, personal hygiene).
- Assists in the overall upkeep and maintenance of the home
- Follows activity plans, based on the clients program plan
- Other duties as assigned
DeafBlind Ontario Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. To receive this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the HR Generalist - Central Region.