CNIB - Kamloops, BC
In covering a broad range of duties this position works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
to provide counseling, assessments and referrals with the goal of assisting individuals and/or groups in their adjustment to vision loss.
Responsibilities include the development of distinct rehabilitation programs as well as coordinating the delivery of appropriate CNIB services.
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
Provide counseling and assessment on adjusting to vision loss for individuals and/or groups, and their families in order to help facilitate integration and/or re-integration into the community.
Conducts assessment to determine the needs ensuring rehabilitation goals are established and provided.
Develop mutually appropriate plans based upon assessments; complete registration in order to determine appropriate services; provide information on CNIB service offers.
Coordinates appropriate internal and external referrals to rehabilitation professionals within CNIB and the community to assist individual and/groups in achieving their personal and vocational goals.
In collaboration with other members of the CNIB multi-disciplinary team, monitor recommended plans and programs to ensure goals are achieved within agreed upon time frames.
Provides ongoing evaluation and support of the plan.
Provides counseling to individuals and/or groups and their families, as required; p
romote and develop group learning and/or support experiences through use of volunteers, peers or consumer groups.
Provide consultation and training to CNIB colleagues and community-based caregivers, family and/or volunteers on the basic adaptive techniques, which promote the independence of those with vision loss.
Assist in obtaining appropriate community or government services for those with vision loss.
Acts as a consultant to the professional community and participates in case conferences.
Develops, implements, and evaluates other client services projects and programs relevant to divisional locations and requirements (i.e., camp programs, Veteran affairs).
Participates in staff meetings as required.
Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience)
Bachelor’s Degree in one of the relevant Human Services (i.e. Social Work, Psychology).
Three to four years experience counseling individuals
Accreditation in counseling or rehabilitation is an asset
Experience in multi disciplinary service delivery an asset
Knowledge of eye conditions and blindness prevention an asset
Experience working with people with disabilities
Experience in the rehabilitation process
Ability to adjust counseling strategies to meet the needs of the individuals and/or the group base
The ability to professionally communicate information to individuals, groups, volunteers, community resources and the public regarding CNIB services
Some knowledge of adaptive devices would be an asset
The necessary computer skills sufficient to maintain records, research client data and write reports
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
The ability to communicate in a professional manner, written and verbally, on behalf of the CNIB, including voice mail, correspondence and external community meetings
Commensurate with experience
Closing Date for Applications:
July 31, 2012
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