Canadian Deafblind Association
  • Independent Living Program
  • London, ON, CAN
  • Salary

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 Intervenor Services. The term "Intervention" means to go between or to mediate between. With regards to persons who are deafblind, Intervenor Services allows an individual who is deafblind to receive information using their preferred methods of communication 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.

This position is responsible for providing on-going Intervenor Services to consumers who are deafblind. The Key Intervenor is responsible for providing communication and information to the consumer in their preferred mode of communication. The Key Intervenor provides input and participates as part of the team, in the overall program development and administration, while following the philosophy of Intervenor Services, and ensuring the health and safety of the consumer. Some of the daily responsibilities will include: supporting personal care, meal preparation, housekeeping, medical and health routines and behaviour strategies. In addition, the Key Intervenor will be responsible for providing on-call support to a designated team of Intervenors and in the absence of the Intervenor Services Coordinator, provides supervision, support and mentorship to the Intervenors.

Education and Experience Required

  • Completion of post-secondary education in the Intervenor for Deablind Persons program; Developmental Services Worker (DSW), Social Services Worker (SSW), Community Services Worker (CSW), Communicative Disorders Assistant, or a related human services field services
  • In-depth understanding of deafblindness and Intervenor services
  • 2-3 years' experience working in the field of deafblindness and Intervenor Services
  • The ability to understand different communication methods and learning styles
  • Good organizational skills and critical thinking ability
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and display professionalism at all times
  • The ability to prioritize, handle pressure, and work within deadlines
  • The successful individual must be willing to pursue leadership or supervisory training through professional development
  • Communication skills in American Sign Language (ASL) or Signed Exact English (SEE) is an asset
  • Communication skills in both official languages (English/French) is an asset


  • A valid Ontario driver's license, clean current drivers abstract and access to a reliable vehicle with $2Million liability insurance is required
  • Employment is conditional upon receipt of successful Vulnerable Persons Police Clearance

Working Environment and Physical Demands

  • The position involves working in a variety of settings i.e. supported independent living program and community environments
  • The position requires repetitive hand motion and good manual dexterity; moderate stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50lbs
  • This position works outside and inside and requires the successful individual to provide physical support to consumers
  • Limited travel within the province of Ontario is required
  • The successful individual must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, overnights and weekends on a rotational schedule

CDBA offers a generous compensation package and a variety of opportunities for personal development, including:

  • An On-Call compensation program
  • Hotel accommodation (when necessary), meal and  mileage reimbursements for travel expenses
  • Paid training to attend our world class Intervenor services training program, sign language classes and relevant workshops
  • Opportunities to participate in conferences and workshops in the community and abroad

If interested in the Key Intervenor (1 Year Contract) role with us in London, ON please apply with your  resume and cover letter. Please quote job L2KIV121318 in cover letter when applying. All applications will be held in confidence. 

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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