Job description    2020-11-24

Do you want to work for a health care organization that changes people's lives? One that not only cares deeply about clients, but also values that its employees are its greatest asset? Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada MB is the province's leading provider of professional vision rehabilitation therapy. Our professionally certified VLR specialists continue to set global standards for expertise, training and professionalism in the field. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, flexible schedules, and opportunities to grow.
Date: November 18, 2020
Job Title: Specialist, Service Coordination and Career & Employment
Term: Full Time
Location: Brandon, MB Summary: In covering a broad range of duties, the emphasis of this position is to conduct and complete the Comprehensive Assessment of Needs (CAN) and other required assessments, and to identify and coordinate the service needs for all individuals requiring vision rehabilitation services. Adjustment to vision loss counselling is identified and provided as required by new and existing clients. This position provides employment counselling to assist people with vision loss to gain and maintain employment; and to develop and support post-secondary individualized employment goals. Essential Functions The position entails, but is not limited to the following general responsibilities: Conducts Comprehensive Assessment of Needs (CAN), and Personal Details Assessments within EVRR primarily by phone, with individuals requiring VLR MB rehabilitation services and makes appropriate referrals. Ensures client needs are identified through appropriate use of the EVRR assessments. Identifies and assigns through EVRR the required Services and Interventions. Flags urgent/critical client situations to Service Manager or other designated staff. Serves as a point of contact for clients by responding to clients' enquiries. Records all required data into EVRR in a timely manner, consistent with VLR MB standards, including visit/time spent in service provision. Manages caseload in an effective and efficient manner. Responds to inquiries on VLR MB services/programs and community resources. Coordinates appropriate internal and external referrals to rehabilitation professionals within VLR MB and the community to assist clients in achieving their personal and vocational goals. Provide assessment and adjustment to vision loss counselling for individuals; provide resource and supportive counselling to individuals and/or groups and their families, as required
Employment: Maintains all case data and Labour market documentation consistent with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Manitoba systems and procedures. Assists individuals in employment preparation, skills training, job search, and job maintenance; and refers to community agencies for additional resources. Initiates and completes registration and administration for government funding and supports consistent with funding agreements. Works in partnership with employers to develop accommodation plans. Maintains contact with existing employers and outreaches to prospective employers. Performs administrative duties including but not limited to service tracking, benchmarking, report writing, government applications, etc. Maintains file of current Labour market information.
Relationships Builds relationships and partnerships with employers, external stakeholders, partners, including local community resources. Provides appropriate support and consultation to individuals, clients, and their families. Contributes as part of multidisciplinary team. Problem Solving/Time Frame of Impact Utilizes established business rules, service standards and practices, and ensures policy and procedures are followed in a timely fashion. Provides timely delivery of intake and triage of appropriate services/interventions for each client. Ability to creatively and quickly problem solve to respond to unique individual needs. Participates in service evaluation and program planning processes, as needed, to maintain and improve service outcomes. Decision Autonomy Works under the general direction of national/divisional guidelines and standards but has latitude in making decisions on routine tasks. Consults with supervisor on issues that are more complex or may require upper level approval. Exercises judgment and tact when working with individuals and knows when to elevate issues to the next level such as referring unusual client needs to appropriate person for service planning. Committed to maintaining privacy and confidentiality. Leadership Takes initiative to keep abreast of new and changing community resources and VLR MB policies & procedures. Facilitates and enhances team efforts on a professional level and shares specialized knowledge, resources, experience, concepts and skills. Qualifications Knowledge and Skill Requirements Knowledge and experience working with individuals with vision loss. Well-developed interpersonal and communications skills, with emphasis on interviewing skills. Self-directed, organized and detail oriented. Demonstration of a client-centered approach with commitment to excellent customer service. Demonstration of sound interviewing skills, good judgment, and ability to work under pressure. Knowledge of the tools and practices used in career development, guidance, and vocational assessment. Knowledge of job accommodation practice and relevant legislation. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to work in a team environment and independently, with minimum supervision. Proficient in use of both standard office software and specialized client management technology. Experience and Education Completed post-secondary education in the fields of Social Work, Applied Counseling, or an equivalent field. Minimum three years of experience working with individuals with a disability in a rehabilitation and career development setting. Accreditation in counselling or rehabilitation is an asset. Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and vision loss is considered an asset Work Environment Occasional travel may be required. Willingness to work flexible hours Apply Now! If this sounds like the role for you, apply now dan.vodon@vlrehab.ca. Be sure to include a resume, cover letter, and mention how you heard about this opportunity

VLRC is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, candidates with disabilities, and candidates of colour. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. We're excited to review your application Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check. We thank all applicants for their interest in VLRC, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted Closing Date for Applications: December 1, 2020

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