DeafBlind Ontario Services jobs
Headquarters: Newmarket (Ontario)
Year of creation: 1989
Type of company: private
Sector of activity: not-for-profit health care
DeafBlind Ontario Services is the largest non-profit organization in Ontario supporting deafblind individuals in a wide range of communities across the province. It provides residential, community, intervenor and other services programs to individuals who are deafblind in an effort to increase their independence and quality of life. It has been recognized as a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice in 2015 and 2016.
DeafBlind Ontario Services offers its employees, comprised mainly of support workers and intervenors, mentoring, training and other ongoing development opportunities so that they may excel in their career endeavors and further develop their abilities and talents. It has developed and designed the TOUCH (Training, Ongoing, Unique, Committed, Holistic) training program to provide additional training, educational opportunities and professional development to intervenors. This program is meant to meet the unique needs of each client and the intervenor.
DeafBlind Ontario Services provides competitive compensation and benefits such as health, dental, vision and life insurance. Other benefits include a pension plan, maternity/paternity leave, paid time off, an employee assistance program, vacation days, sick days, bereavement days, statutory holidays and Voting Day leave.
DeafBlind Ontario Services strives to be a leader in the field of deafblindness. Respect, leadership, teamwork and trust are cornerstones of this organization. It attributes its success to the strength of its employees and their dedication. Its client- centered philosophy has allowed it to be the first Ontario organization providing Intervenor Services to be accredited in 2012 and again in 2016. It believes in “Do with, not for” in an effort to empower individuals, allowing them to become an active participant in life.