Deaf / Blind Intervenor

Job Code: 3646812

Job Details


The Burnaby School District is currently recruiting for Deaf / Blind Intervenor.

The Deaf / Blind Intervenor provides support and facilitates communication for students in and out of the classroom and in the community. This includes support such as behaviour management, curriculum implementation, social skills development, personal care, and physical assistance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist deaf/blind students by providing information to help facilitate their participation in the visual/oral world around them
  • Assist in planning implementing behaviour management strategies, and monitors and reinforces behaviour
  • Reinforce the educational program by tutoring, adapting, or modifying classroom materials to meet the specialized needs of students
  • Assist in the planning and acquisition of life and social skills, including work and recreational experiences
  • Provide personal care assistance such as toileting, feeding, diapering, and dressing; provides physical assistance such as wheelchair maneuvering, positioning, lifting, and transferring
  • Implement Health Care Plan such as administering medication, catheterization, gastro tube or other complex feeding, and monitoring seizure activity, etc.
  • Implement educational support programs designed by professionals such as speech language pathologists, rehabilitation therapists, audiologists, orientation & mobility instructors, Braille instructors, etc.
  • Prepare written reports such as daily or weekly journals; prepares classroom materials such as booklets, flip charts and flash cards; provide input to the IEP process and performs record keeping functions

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent including grammar, spelling, arithmetic, reading, writing and understanding English
  • Completion of a recognized program in special needs assistance supplemented by course work in deaf/blind intervention, or one year relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language including the ability to adjust to the signing, educational and communication levels required
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a full range of students with special needs
  • Demonstrated ability to manage behaviour appropriately
  • Working knowledge of adaptive/assistive technology related to work performed
  • Thorough knowledge of safety procedures related to work performed

Working Hours: 30 Hours per week

Hourly Rate: $35.43

If you are passionate about supporting students to succeed and pride yourself in promoting an inclusive environment, we want to hear from you!

Interested applicants should apply in writing, including a resume and covering letter via email to:

Burnaby School District

Human Resources Department

School District 41 – Burnaby

4054 Norfolk Street, Burnaby V5G0C3

Please send resume and supporting documents in ONE pdf document.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Due to high volume of applications, only those applicants considered for interview will be contacted.

The Burnaby School District embraces diversity as a privilege and a strength. We strive for accepting, safe, supportive, and inviting communities where the goal is for all members to feel a sense of belonging. Our (schools or worksites) are for everyone and we respect each person’s contributions.

Posted On
June 08, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Part Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificates & Diplomas