Spinal Cord Injury Ontario


Regional Services Co-ordinator (Sault Ste. Marie Regional Office)

Regional Services Co-ordinator (Sault Ste. Marie Regional Office)(3 days/week, .6FTE)

The Organization

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) is an expert in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) community services.
Founded in 1945, SCI Ontario’s mission is to “deliver and champion excellence in service, support,
and advocacy for people with spinal cord injuries”. Our Vision: People with spinal cord injuries living the life they choose in a fully inclusive Ontario. We believe in the power of choice, for all, and we want to change the way the world sees people with disabilities. Our founders envisioned a better, healthier, more inclusive life for people with spinal cord injury and set out to make it so. We are honoured to carry forth that tradition every day in Ontario, as we work for and with people with SCI to live the life they choose.

Job Summary

As part of a dynamic provincial organization, the Regional Services Co-ordinator provides coordination of services, active support, resources, and education. The position focuses on client centred goals and solutions to navigate system barriers that prevent persons with spinal cord injuries living the life they choose.

This Regional Services Co-ordinator position requires an innovative and resourceful individual to assist with serving clients in Sault Ste. Marie area. This part-time position (3 days/week) is based out of the Sault Ste. Marie regional office.

Reporting to the Manager, Service Co-ordination & Intake, you will:

  • Work with individuals with a spinal cord injury and their families in acute care, rehabilitation and in the community
  • Act as a resource, navigator, advisor and facilitator, supporting and advocating for clients, their family and the community
  • Work with clients on goal setting and attainment in the areas of equipment, housing, transportation, health and wellness, recreation, personal support services, and funding
  • Provide information and education on a wide variety of topics related to spinal cord injury
  • Qualifications

  • University Degree in rehabilitation science, social work, social sciences or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a rehabilitation setting within community services as well as other social and health related disciplines or similar related experience
  • Holistic/generalist knowledge of mobility disabilities and their functional and emotional implications
  • Proven assessment skills, conflict resolution and mediation experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid planning and time management skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of community service and support networks
  • Experience with case management databases; knowledge of interRAI Community Health Assessment, an asset
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency working in an MS Office environment
  • Ability to travel within the region, with occasional provincial travel
  • Given the essence of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, lived spinal cord injury experience will always be considered an important criterion among the criteria that are part of any given search. Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving accessibility in employment for persons with disabilities, while ensuring inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

    SCIO is committed to equity diversity, and inclusion in our recruitment processes. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve, and everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work with a sense of belonging. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to: Indigenous peoples, members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; persons who identify as women; and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

    Reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be provided during the recruitment process upon
    request and addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants; however, only those under
    consideration will be contacted. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status is required as a precondition of employment. Upon request, this position will require a Police Record Check and
    credentials verification.

    Your positive relationship-building skills, coupled with a solid record of dependability, commitment and passion to make a difference make you the ideal candidate for this position. If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to your community, please forward your resume and cover letter outlining your interest as related to the job posting, as well as salary expectations in confidence by July 3, 2023 to: Human Resources, SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, Fax: 416-645-3265, E-mail:
    [email protected]

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