(Contract - June 2019-April 2020)
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
BALANCE for Blind Adults is partnering with the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work to deliver a 20-week intensive employment program to youth living with vision loss. Supported through a Youth Success Strategy development grant from United Way of Greater Toronto, this pilot program aims to provide youth with vision loss with the valuable skills and work experience needed in a competitive labor market. In addition, the program aims to make course materials accessible for participants with vision loss, and provide on-the-job training to course instructors.
Summary - The Position
Reporting to the program supervisor, the Program Facilitator/Job Developer is responsible for supporting 3-5 youth with vision loss in an existing program curriculum, and ensuring all content is delivered in an accessible and inclusive manner, including hand-outs, presentation material, interactive group activities, reflections and others. This individual will be responsible for the recruitment of the participants for the program, and will be expected to market The Insight Program in order to support the recruitment process. In addition, the successful candidate will screen participants for eligibility. The Program Facilitator/Job Developer works closely with the program supervisor to establish and maintain successful participant work experiences in the community, developing excellent community relations with employers, and coaching and mentoring participants as necessary.
Your energy and enthusiasm are boundless and you enjoy and thrive in a fast paced environment. You are detail oriented, creative and an excellent communicator. You either have experience working with clients with vision loss, or have related experience and are eager, willing, and able to learn quickly the unique needs of this population. Change excites you, and finding alternative ways to communicate information is one of your strengths. You are a lifelong learner, and you welcome the opportunity to aspire to measurable targets. You thrive in a professional environment, and possess a post-secondary diploma or degree in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Science, Social Services Worker, or relevant work experience.
What you'll get to do!
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and current resume in one document. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
If you require an accommodation during any part of the application process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Job Type: Full-time