This job offer is closed.

Position Status: Full-time

Reports to: National Director, Program Operations

Location: the greater Vancouver area, BC, Canada

Closing date: June 30th, 2022

Contact: Sally Teng, Coordinator, People Engagement & Operations

Email: via Isarta

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Life is a journey full of challenges, dreams, adventure, and fun. At CNIB Deafblind Community Services (DBCS), we believe life for people who are Deafblind should be no different.

DBCS continues to be one of Canada's leading providers of specialized support and emergency services for people who are Deafblind. Our services enable people who are Deafblind to maximize their independence and engagement with the world around them. If you are an influential community or business leader who is passionate about our mission and want to play a critical role in supporting the Deafblind Community, we look forward to your application.

What you'll do for CNIB Deafblind Community Services

Covering a broad range of duties, the emphasis of this position is to supervise staff, conduct individual assessments and to manage planning and coordination of services to individuals who are Deafblind, advocate for the Deafblind community, as well as to develop and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders in Saskatchewan including government, consumer groups, and other community partners.

  • Participates in hiring, orientation, training and supervision of staff, manages and measures staff performance.
  • Schedules and coordinates intervenor services, provides overall case management of clients, as well as manages the assignment of services in the client management system.
  • processes and evaluations to meet service quality standards.
  • Develops new partnerships and identifies opportunities for new or increased funding.
  • Develops and fosters strong relationships with governments, community partners and business networks.
  • Coordinates regional outreach activities, participates in community events, as well as advocates with community agencies to ensure appropriate accommodations.

Requirements

Who you are

  • knowledgeable about the impact of Deafblindness.
  • capable of developing and maintaining relationships with various internal and external service providers and stakeholders.
  • well-developed interpersonal and communications skills.
  • self-directed, deadline-driven, organized, and attention to detail.
  • analytical, creative, problem-solving skills.

Contact us if you have

  • an accredited degree or diploma in the human services field or with 3 years of related experience.
  • strong application skills in alternate communication methods such as American Sign Language, the two-hand manual, fingerspelling and plain language writing.
  • experience working with a diverse client population across all socio-economic and cultural groups. Related experience in the field of Deafblindness is considered an asset.
  • working knowledge of service protocols, standards and practices across all Deafblind services practice areas.
  • knowledge of assistive devices and technology used by Deafblind individuals.
  • supervisory and management skills with the ability to manage staff in remote and multiple locations.
  • ability to utilize both standard office software and specialized client management technology.
  • ability to work flexible hours and openness to travel.

How to Apply

Contact: Sally Teng, Coordinator, People Engagement & Operations

Email: Via Isarta

Application Deadline: The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

CNIB Deafblind Community Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity based on merit, transparency, accessibility, and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity. We will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication support at every stage of the recruitment and selection process upon request.

Please note:

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB Deafblind Community Services, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow up with every applicant.

Website: https://deafblindservices.ca/

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Benefits

  • Statutory Holidays
  • Annual Vacation (start from 3 weeks up to 6 weeks)
  • Pension Plan
  • Healthcare Benefit
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Sick Leave
  • Personal Days
  • Service Recognition Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • etc.

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