Canadian Deafblind Association
  • Resource Centre
  • Brant, 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 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 the Manager of Training and Consultation within our organization, you would share in our commitment to our consumers, supervising and working with a team of dedicated professionals while supporting the needs of individuals who are Deafblind.

The Manager of Training and Consultation will be responsible for the planning, continuous development and management of the internal training program of CDBA Ontario including both in-house training and online courses. The position will also be responsible for overseeing training and consultation to external stakeholders and agencies who support individuals who are Deafblind. The incumbent will report into the Director of Services.

The primary responsibilities of the Manager of Training and Consultation include but are not limited to: Lead, coach and direct the training team in the effective and efficient delivery of in house, online and external training as well as external consultation; Manages the employee training function of the organization and oversees training curriculum, closely liaising with the senior leadership team to identify learning requirements, and ensuring adequate quality and quantity of training to enable the attainment of organizational objectives. At times, this may include sourcing training on topics beyond Intervenor services; Develops, evaluates and oversees the delivery of online training courses, including promotion both internally and externally; Develop and review the scope of work for all consultations including but not limited to who will conduct the consultation and training, budget and follow up with external agencies; Assists where required in the delivery of training workshops, both in house and to external stakeholders who support individuals who are deafblind; Working with the Communications department, will market CDBA Ontario training, curriculum and consultation services to external stakeholders; Conducts regular team meetings to discuss training, online courses, consultations and curriculum development to ensure the delivery of high quality training and consultation services and Performs other duties, as required, e.g. participating in special projects within the Intervenor Services sector.

If you share our vision that all people who are Deafblind will live rich, meaningful lives and you have the education and experience indicated below, then we would love to receive your application!

Education and Experience Required

  • Community college diploma (or equivalent) in the social services field. Community college certificate in not-for-profit leadership is an asset. Community college diploma in education/adult learning or a related field is an asset.
  • Valid driver's licence is required.
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience, with at least four (4) years in a supervisory role.
  • Strong training design, development, facilitation and presentation expertise with proven ability to modify approaches and techniques to accommodate different learning styles.
  • In-depth understanding of the Intervenor Organization of Ontario (IOO) Code of Ethics, as well as a basic knowledge of the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA), Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Human Rights legislation.
  • Experience managing learning through Moodle or similar Learning Management System (LMS) is considered an asset.
  • Solid time management, attention to detail and organizational skills. Adaptable and flexible with an ability to respond to changing work priorities, pressure and demands.
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, with strong presentation skills. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Working knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and / or Signed Exact English (SEE).
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite is preferred, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Smart Board and Google Docs is an asset.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

  • The position is primarily performed in the head office setting with the regular need to attend / work in other settings.
  • Salaried position based on 40 hours / week, Monday to Friday, with the occasional requirement to work evening and weekends. This position is not required to work on-call.
  • Regular travel is required within Ontario.

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

  • A competitive wage and benefit plan including a health spending account
  • 4 paid sick days/year
  • A RRSP program where we match your contributions up to 3% of your earnings
  • Paid training to attend our world class Intervenor Services training program, sign language classes and relevant workshops
  • Hotel accommodation (when necessary), meal and  mileage reimbursement for travel expenses
  • Up to 50% reimbursement for the successful completion of relevant classes at other learning institutions after 1 year of service

If you are interested in the Manager of Training and Consultation position, please apply before Wednesday January 16, 2019 by submitting your resume and cover letter.

 All applications will be held in confidence.

We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for interview will be contacted. 

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