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Position: 2665 - Accessible Technology Coach
Organization: CNIB Foundation
Position Address: CNIB Mississauga Office: Unit 300 - 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
Description
> You will provide one-to-one coaching and support to clients who use accessible technology like smart phones, smart home devices, video magnifiers, etc. (you will receive training on new technology available for those with vision loss)
> You will demonstrate new technology to clients
> You will ssemble resources to help clients further explore their devices' capabilities at home
> You will research and create accessible documents needed for group sessions (these documents also function as resources for other clients and future sessions)

PLEASE APPLY at the earliest opportunity (by no later than January 3, 2020). If you have created a 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, you can 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' to gain immediate access to the 'CNIB Volunteer Interest Form' (online application) for this and other 'positions'. Complete it and 'click' Submit. You also will be put on the CNIB list of applicants for this 'position'.

Goal
Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a high profile. non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.

We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.

The role of 'Accessible Technology Coach' is designed to provide community-based support: volunteers will provide one-on-one coaching and support to clients, educating them about various technologies.

Benefits
+ Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted
+ Provide sighted assistance and companionship to a person in your community who is blind or partially sighted
+ Develop or use experience and skills in 'customer service'
+ Enhance your awareness and understanding of the latest communications and related technology (incl. assistive devices)
+ Excellent opportunity to 'network' within your community
+ Be part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further CNIB's mission
+ Secondary school students may earn hours towards their '40 hour' community service graduation requirement

Position Qualifications
● Minimum age - 16
● Excellent communication skills
● Keen interest in technology, and in particular, familiar with smart devices in the iOS and Android systems
● Prepared and able to commit to the role for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS (see 'Time Detail', below)
● Comfortable with teaching program participants one-on-one
● Patient, empathetic, and friendly
● Committed to abide by the CNIB's 'Volunteer Code of Conduct'
● Available to attend Orientation & Training (incl. About CNIB, About the people we help, About vision loss, and About volunteering at CNIB)

*** Satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required


Min Age: 16    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Due Date:2020-01-03
Start Date:2019-10-15
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon
WEEKDAYS (Monday to Friday)
1 or 2 sessions per week (each session may last up to 3 hours)


Training
Will be provided as part of this role.

Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Office Administration, Information Technology, Youth Programs, Life Skills & Accessibility, Youth Mentorship, Newcomer Support
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
https://cnib.ca/en?region=on
https://www.facebook.com/CNIBOntario/
https://twitter.com/CNIB_Ontario
https://www.linkedin.com/company/cnib/
https://www.youtube.com/user/cnibnatcomm


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