Intervenor Services Human Resource Strategy
As an agency delivering adult intervenor services in the community, you are critical to the success of the Intervenor Human Resources Strategy (ISHRS). Since we all met in September 2014 and agreed that a HR strategy would be beneficial for the intervenor services sector; good progress has been made and we are now ready to form sub-committees.
In follow up to our last communication on March 4, 2015, we are writing to encourage your agency’s active participation in developing and leading the Intervenor Services ISHRS. As you are aware, the ISHRS will see the development of a province-wide, multi-year human resource strategy that agencies can voluntarily implement. The strategy that will offer enriched learning activities and the further professionalization of intervenors and related staff, will guide the development of core competencies, introduce innovative and practical recruiting, marketing and communication strategies for the sector- while enhancing the overall delivery of quality services for adults who are deafblind.
A governance structure as shown below will serve to organize and inform the key activities of the strategy. Our next important task is to have the valued involvement of a wide spectrum of staff who support persons who are deafblind.
The Chart below explains how the project activities will be organized.
Governance Structure Chart
Each of the 4 Sub-Committees requires the committed involvement of imaginative, passionate and experienced sector leaders who will help guide the research, development and implementation phases of the ISHRS.
All Sub-Committee members are expected to commit to regularly attend meetings, to support and share in the development of the Sub-Committee’s Work Plan, identify obstacles and solutions and to actively champion and advance the structure objectives of the ISHRS.
A summary of the 4 Sub-Committees follows, each identifying the current chair, the skills needed and number of members being sought.
We encourage you to discuss and consider nominating staff from your organization who have the skills, experience, and desire to become actively involved in this important project that will see the further professionalism of Intervenor Services across Ontario.
A Nomination Form is attached for your completion. Please note date for submission is April 2nd, 2015. Should you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Roxanna Spruyt-Rocks, Co-Chair of the ISHRS at 905-853-2862 ext. 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summary Of Sub-Committee Opportunities
Chair: Cindy Accardi, Rotary Cheshire Homes
Seeking up to 6 candidates who bring exceptional Intervenor Services from various organizatonal levels and from a range of service delivery models; experience with acquired and/or congenital populations; and some knowledge of Human Resource performance management activities.
Education and Training
Chair: Cathy Proll, Canadian Deafblind Association – Ontario Chapter
Seeking up to 8 candidates who possess exceptional Intervenor Services experience with either or both acquired and congenital populations; experience or practice in professional development and training at the agency level; and/or experience teaching at a college or university.
Human Resources Best Practices
Chair: Jayne Leang, Bob Rumball Associations for the Deaf
Seeking up to 4 candidates with experience in general human resources activities, labour relations, recruitment and onboarding activities. Staff with senior leadership and management experience are a definite asset.
Marketing and Communications
Chair: David Katzman, Community Living Wallaceburg
Seeking up to 4 candidates who have experience or a keen interest in marketing; posess strong communication skills including well developed written and verbal practices; knowledge of Information Technology and use of various social media platforms.