Canadian Deafblind Association
  • Family Program
  • Peterborough, ON, CAN

CDBA Ontario Chapter is a registered charity that has provided services across the province to members of the Deafblind community for 25 years. We are committed to enhancing the lives of people who are Deafblind (our consumers) through support, services, awareness, recognition and Intervention. The term "Intervention" means to go between or to mediate between. With regards to persons who are deafblind, Intervention is the process which allows an individual who is deafblind to receive non-distorted information such that he or she can interact with his or her environment. As an Intervenor within our organization, you would share in our commitment to our consumers, working with a team of dedicated Intervenors while supporting the needs of individuals who are Deafblind and their families.

Position Objective

This position is responsible for providing on-going Intervention to consumers who are deafblind. The Intervenor is responsible for providing communication and information to the consumer in their preferred mode of communication. The Intervenor provides input and participates as part of the team, in the overall program development, while following the philosophy of Intervention, and ensuring the health and safety of the consumer.

Reporting Requirements

The Intervenor reports to the Intervention Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides on-going Intervention to consumers who are Deafblind in their home and community environments
  • Uses appropriate communication techniques to relay information to the consumer(s)
  • Monitors the health and well –being of consumer and ensures that appropriate action is taken
  • Provides a level of Intervention that ensures the consumer is successful in all aspects of daily living and life skills including personal hygiene, meal preparation, house cleaning etc.
  • Adheres to all Health & Safety requirements and provides recommendations on areas requiring change
  • Provides input as part of the team into the development of consumer goals and objectives
  • Ensures documentation and records are completed according to established procedures and protocols

Education and Related Experience

  • Completion of a college diploma or certificate in Intervenor for Deafblind Persons, Developmental Services Worker (DSW), Social Services Worker (SSW), Community Services Worker (CSW), Communicative Disorders Assistant, Personal Support Worker (PSW) or a related human services field
  • Preferred experience working with individuals who are deafblind
  • Previous experience supporting persons with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors
  • Experience providing personal support activities
  • Ability to understand different communication methods and learning styles
  • Good organizational skills and critical thinking abilities
  • Communication in American Sign Language (ASL) or Signed Exact English (SEE) is an asset
  • Communication in both official languages (English/French) is an asset


  • Employment conditional upon receipt of successful Vulnerable Persons Police Clearance
  • Valid driver's license Class G, access to a reliable vehicle and ability to obtain automobile insurance with a minimum liability of two million dollars.
  • Clean current Driver's abstract 

Working Environment and Physical Demands

  • This position involves working in a variety of settings i.e. family home and community environments
  • Requires repetitive hand motion and good manual dexterity. Moderate stooping, bending, and lifting. Works outside and inside
  • Employees required to work days Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

If interested in the Full Time Intervenor role with us in Peterborough, ON apply with your  resume and cover letter. 

Please quote job PFTF022318 in cover letter when applying. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. The Canadian Deafblind Association Ontario Chapter is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity and dignity in the workplace. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted by the CDBA Ontario Chapter regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements

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