Spinal Cord Injury Ontario


Service Navigation Co-ordinator – Waterloo Wellington

Service Navigation Co-ordinator – Waterloo Wellington (3 days/week, 21 hours/week, Part-time, Permanent)

The Organization
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is an expert in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) community services. Founded in 1945, SCI Ontario’s mission is to “provide peer experiences, education, advocacy, and ongoing services for those impacted by spinal cord injuries.”. Our Vision: Individuals impacted by spinal cord injuries thriving.

Job Summary
As part of a dynamic provincial organization, the Service Navigation Co-ordinator provides practical help and resources. They connect people living with spinal cord injuries to regional programs and services that are right for them. The position focuses on client centred goals and solutions to help navigate system barriers that are preventing persons with spinal cord injuries from living as independently as possible.

This Service Navigation Co-ordinator position requires an innovative and resourceful individual to assist with serving clients in the Waterloo Wellington Region (e.g. Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge). This part-time position is based out of a home 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.

•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 reflect 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 pre-condition 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 February 14, 2024 to: Human Resources , SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, Fax: 416-645-3265, E-mail: [email protected]

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