Regional Services Co-ordinator - Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Sep 26, 2020
Toronto, Ontario

The Organization

Ever wanted to change the world for the better? We do too! Every day, our staff works towards SCIO’s vision of making Ontario a more accessible and inclusive community. 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.

The Opportunity

As part of a dynamic provincial organization, the Regional Services Co-ordinator is responsible for mutually planning with the client and other members of the support team, a comprehensive, integrated sequence of services designed to maximize independence, self-reliance, and full community participation of the client in their community.

Our Client Services Team is currently looking for a dedicated individual for the position of Regional Services Coordinator for the Toronto region (1.0 FTE – 1 year contract), based out of our provincial office; however, currently this position allows the flexibility to shift to the use of available remote and telework options.

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

  • Work with individuals with a spinal cord injury and their families in acute care through rehabilitation and community re-integration
  • Act as a navigator, advisor and facilitator, supporting and advocating for clients, their family and the community
  • Work with clients on goal setting and attainment, supporting clients with equipment, housing, and access to service, funding and adjustment to disability
  • Provide information and education on a wide variety of topics related to spinal cord injury
  • Perform other duties, as required

Skills and 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 including conflict resolution and mediation experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid planning and time management skills
  •  Experience with case management databases; knowledge of Inter Rai CHA assessment, an asset
  • Comprehensive knowledge of community service and support networks
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency working in an MS Office environment
  • Ability to travel within the GTA

Your positive relationship-building skills, coupled with a solid record of dependability, commitment and results-focused outcomes make you the ideal candidate for this position.

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. SCI 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.

Reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be provided during the recruitment process upon request and addressed confidentially.

Upon request, this position will require a Vulnerable Sector Screening and credentials verification.  If you would like to join our team, please forward your resume and corresponding cover letter stating salary expectations in confidence by August 10, 2020 to: Human Resources, SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, Fax: 416-645-3265, E-mail: We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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